Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

Family matters

by Stephen Tsai on January 29, 2015

While Kawika Borden awaits word on whether he gets a sixth UH season and Iolani senior Kamuela Borden prepares to sign with UH before going on a church mission, a third Borden brother projects to play for the Warriors this season. Noah Borden, who played basketball and football at Kamehameha, has served a church mission […]


Making the grade

by Stephen Tsai on January 28, 2015

Fifty-five Warriors had GPAs of 3.0 or better this past semester. The quarterbacks were the highest-ranking position, with an average GPA of 3.26. Among the top scorers were walk-on running back Jason Muraoka (3.69), left tackle Ben Clarke (3.56) and tight end Harold Moleni (3.60).

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RB overcomes adversity

by Stephen Tsai on January 27, 2015

It was a difficult 13-month period for the football player who wore jersey No. 13. Kamehameha’s Kaulana Apelu was set to be the starting running back in 2013 after averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a sophomore. But he suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the 2013 opener. A few months later, his father died. […]

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UH recruiting numbers: 7 and 11

by Stephen Tsai on January 26, 2015

The Warriors brought in seven players on recruiting visits this past weekend. Three had committed before arriving on the island. One committed on Saturday. Three did not receive offers … yet. This weekend, the final one before the Feb. 4 signing day, the Warriors are bringing in 11 recruits. * * * * * The […]

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Colton Goeas to transfer to UH

by Stephen Tsai on January 25, 2015

Colton Goeas — a Saint Louis School graduate and son of former NFL player Leo Goeas — is transferring from Kansas to UH. Goeas, who is 6 feet 2 and 240 pounds, was the backup to inside linebacker Ben Heeney, the past season. Goeas redshirted in 2013. Goeas will redshirt in 2015 as a condition […]

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Corner to join Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on January 24, 2015

Santa Monica College cornerback Dejaun Butler told us he has accepted a scholarship from the Warriors. Here’s our on-line story: Butler joins UH There will be a full story/interview in Sunday’s Star-Advertiser. * * * * * Somebody forgot to tell Daniel Masifilo to stop dreaming. Six years ago, Masifilo, a Campbell High graduate, had […]

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Friday’s musings

by Stephen Tsai on January 23, 2015

It’s Friday. Here are some things to consider while near the Keurig machine: > The Mountain West Conference controls the television rights to the UH-Colorado opener, which now will be played on Thursday, Sept. 3. (By the way, that’s “Ferd” Lewis’ birthday.) ESPN and CBS Sports are entitled to take that game. Their intentions won’t […]

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Warriors set to add receiver

by Stephen Tsai on January 22, 2015

Bishop Alemany receiver DeSean Holmes made what could be termed a soft commitment to the Warriors yesterday — a pledge, he expects, that will be solidified during this weekend’s recruiting trip. He said his mother, who is accompanying him, wanted to meet with the counselors and tour the campus. In December, Holmes, a four-star receiver, […]

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Beemer took different path

by Stephen Tsai on January 21, 2015

If everything was sensible, Gary Beemer would have been wearing Lebron-issued Beats while picking golden confetti from his Ohio State gear last week. Beemer would have been a perfect fit at OSU. Head coach Urban Meyer was Beemer’s college coach at Florida. Sports performance coordinator Mickey Marotti was Beemer’s college strength/conditioning coach. OSU made an […]

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Wallace suffers stroke

by Stephen Tsai on January 20, 2015

Stan Sheriff once told Riley Wallace he had the attributes of a football coach. Wallace, at the time, was the Rainbows’ basketball coach. It was an apt description for the feisty and competitive Wallace — and a comment he took as a compliment, which it was. We used to joke that “Old Yeller” was his […]

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