For the price of a new DVD — $20 — football players can receive a T-shirt, sandwich meal, refreshments and wide-ranging instruction from the Warrior coaching staff at next month’s football camps at the UH grass practice field.
The Big Man’s Camp (for linemen, tight ends and linebackers) will be held Saturday, June 9, and the Skills Camp (for quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and defensive backs) will be on June 10. Each camp is $20, and is for ages 13-17. Instruction is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
There also will be a three-day youth camp (for ages 5-12) on June 11-13. The fee for that camp is $60.
A camp for teams (ninth grade through 11th grade) will be held June 18-20. The fee is $60.
The fees cover the T-shirts, meals and insurance.
To pre-register, call (808) 956-6508.
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Placekicker Edgar Castaneda, who was prepared to join the Warriors as a preferred walk-on, instead has accepted a scholarship from Sacramento State.
“It was a financial decision,” said Castaneda, who recently played at City College of San Francisco.
Tyler Hadden, who endured several ailments as a second-year freshman in 2011, will enter training camp as the No. 1 kicker. He booted a 53-yard field goal in the Warrior Bowl last month.
Kyle Niiro, a walk-on last year, will replace Castaneda on the training-camp roster.
CeeJay Santos, who will transfer to UH from Weber State, must redshirt this season.
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Mahalo to our Big Island contributor for this photo of former UH head coach Bob Wagner and former Kamehameha-Hawaii principal Ninia Aldrich. They were among those honored at last week’s convocation. Wagner is retiring as the school’s athletic director.
Did we mention Wagner was hugely instrumental in the creation of Na Koa?
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Happy birthday to Corie Kaimikaua.
And birthday greetings to the man who defied gravity — Allen Allen.