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O-lineman to join Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on July 12, 2017

An offensive lineman who was raised in Hawaii but played his senior season in California will be joining the Warriors as a walk-on. Stephan Bernal-Wendt is 6 feet 4 and 315 pounds. He played for Kaiser High as a sophomore and junior before transferring to Salesian High in Los Angeles. His grandfather, Ma‘afu Wendt, is […]

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Special interests

by Stephen Tsai on July 11, 2017

The Warriors are trying to rebuild the triangle offense following the graduations of short-snapper Brodie Nakama, holder Ikaika Woolsey and kicker/punter Rigo Sanchez. Noah Borden, who handled long-snapping duties last year, can be a full-service snapper. So, too, can Shawn McCarthy, who redshirted last year after transferring from Puget Sound. H-back Dayton Furuta and tight […]

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Summer workouts

by Stephen Tsai on July 10, 2017

Tick … tick … tick … Yep, there are 16 days until the Warriors open camp. And after a week’s break, the Warriors were back in action for the final 10 workouts of the offseason conditioning program. As usual, the workouts were divided into three groups.

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Warriors conquer obstacles

by Stephen Tsai on July 8, 2017

At the invitation of the Army, the Warriors participated in team bonding exercises at Schofield today. For the seven-station obstacle course, the Warriors traveled by helicopter to an obscure area.

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OL Webb will miss 2017 season

by Stephen Tsai on July 6, 2017

Offensive lineman Austin Webb is recovering from a MRSA infection and will not play for the Warriors this coming season. Webb, who is recovering at his family’s home in Dallas, said he plans to attend classes in the fall. “I’m going to root for my boys this season and I’m praying for the team,” Webb […]

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Thoughts and prayers for injured Warrior

by Stephen Tsai on July 3, 2017

The first thing to notice is the long hair. The next thing is the fighting spirit. Defensive tackle Kalepo Naotala signed with the Warriors on Feb. 3, 2016, but delayed enrolling until January to fully recover from knee surgery. Despite the long recovery period, Naotala was prepared to work hard. During the 2016 offseason conditioning […]

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“It’s like a big family”

by Stephen Tsai on July 2, 2017

The meet-greet-here’s-your-seat tour continued with Nick Rolovich delivering season tickets and a Las Vegas travel package to Hilary and Velerie Orillo yesterday in Wahiawa. Video: Delivery video Hilary said he has been a season-ticket subscriber since the “Tomey days.” In the early year, his brother would buy the tickets, they would divide them, and Hilary […]

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Elements can’t slow Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 30, 2017

It is known as the “sauna effect” — rain followed by heat. The Warriors endured those elements during this morning’s workout, which also marked the end of Summer Session I. Several Warriors will attend Summer Session II, which begins on Monday. Many will stick around until the start of the July 26 start of training […]

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Special addition

by Stephen Tsai on June 29, 2017

One of our favorites from the 2007 Warriors was Francis Maka, a reserve DE/OLB and key special-teams player. Maka played two years at UH, earned a degree in mathematics, and enjoyed a substantial career in arena football. It all started with Maka’s desire to join the Warriors primarily as a specialist. Everyone has a role, […]

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Prep RB/S joins 2018 recruiting class

by Stephen Tsai on June 28, 2017

The Warriors continue to invest in the future with a 2018 commitment from running back/safety Khoury Bethley of Don Antonio Lugo High in Chino, Calif. Bethley, who is 5 feet 11 and 195 pounds, said he will sign on Dec. 20, the first day of the NCAA’s new signing period for football recruits. Here are […]

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