The Warrior Beat

Hello and goodbye

December 28th, 2009

Wideout Malcolm Lane, who did not play in 2009 to focus on academics, said he is set to rejoin the Warriors this coming semester.

Lane is on vacation in California, But he returns to Hawai‘i Wednesday.

Lane was missed the past season. His specialty was the choice route on deep patterns.

By the way, today is Malcolm's birthday.

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Slotback Jon Medeiros said he has decided not to participate in Pro Day, effectively ending  his playing career. Sure, it would have been a long shot for Medeiros to reach the next level — perhaps as unlikely as his journey from walk-on to starting right wideout.

Medeiros was a study in perseverance. After a year a Western Oregon, he returned to Hawai‘i. He attended the walk-on tryout, earning a berth on the team. For three years, he paid for his tuition and school expenses working in UH's maintenance department. He also saved money living at home in Kapolei and catching the bus to UH. He earned a scholarship the past summer, yet still traveled by bus, awakening at 4:30 every school morning.

He worked hard and never complained.

He is scheduled to earn a bachelor's degree in 2010. He already has a standing offer to coach at Kapolei High.

As we used to write in school annuals: Wish you the best in your future endeavors.

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