The Warriors are continuing to look to the future, this time adding offensive tackle Jordan Loeffler of Hilo High. Loeffler, who is 6 feet 5 and 265 pounds, said he will sign his letter of intent in February. Because he is only 16, he has a lot of upside — and a frame to fill out.
• Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea (partially torn left triceps) competed in drills today. He is optimistic he will play this week
• Defensive end Victor Clore said he will not play this week because of an injury to his right knee. He will undergo an MRI today. He was on crutches.
• Quarterback Tyler Graunke was excused from practice today to attend a meeting.
• And in the really big news, work started today on Cooke Field … and then is stopped because of heavy rain. It’s just like the day you wash your car …
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Today’s announcement of a new holiday basketball tournament means the relocation and downsizing of a past holiday tradition, the Rainbow Classic. We all have our favorite memories. I’m sure UH’s victory over Kansas tops the list. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but after one game, I had a one-on-one interview for a few minutes with a star wing player for the opposing team. The guy was really polite, even using a towel to wipe down the seat for me. His name? Michael Jordan. What’s your favorite Classic memory?
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Thanks again to The Twins for running the contests. They are handling the distribution of prizes, too.
Also, special thanks to Ultimate Hawai‘i Gear Enteprises (and its president, Steven Hironaka) for donating the T-shirts and the visors (with the bottle openers). They also donated two extra T-shirts, which allowed us to give two prizes in the attendance category.
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Help needed! One of our readers wants to know if anybody has a DVD copy of the UH-Fresno State game. He said his recorder broke. If you can help, give me a call at 525-8051, and I’ll give you the guy’s phone number. Thanks.
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Happy birthday to a true gentleman, Kekoa.