The Warrior Beat

Quick answer

May 30th, 2008

Former UH kicker Eric Hannum visited the news building last week, and he asked what many have asked: Why are there so many items about the Hawai‘i Speed and Quickness clinic?
The answer has little to do with the suspicions of conspiracy-minded folks.
My extended family, like many, has had members with a history of substance abuse.
In addition to its weekend clinics, Hawai‘i Speed and Quickness runs after-school programs that include anti-drug messages as part of the curriculum. Coupled with a program that uses athletics to occupy kids' free time, and the organization is worthy of weekly discussion.
There are similar efforts in Hawai‘i, and this blog will welcome talking about them, too.
The Speed and Quickness clinics are this weekend. Check out the Web site:


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Had a nice chat with Tim Grasso, who moves back to Hawai‘i in early July.
Grasso has fully healed from a hamstring injury that bothered him all of last season. That's guts, punting with a hamstring injury.
Grasso and defensive end John Fonoti go on football scholarship in the fall.
The coaches are faced with a tough decision. There are more deserving players than available scholarships. Here are some of the walk-ons:
• Shane Austin, quarterback.
• Jake Santos, quarterback.
• Daniel Libre, running back.
• Aaron Bain, slotback.
• Daniel Lofton, wideout.
• Dylan Linkner, wideout.
• Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end.
• Victor Clore, defensive end.
• Tuika Tufaga, defensive tackle
• Jameel Dowling, cornerback.
• Vili Nauahi, safety
• Dane Kealoha Porlas, safety.
• Mana Silva, safety.


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Food pictures, from today's Calf Call:







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