Combo kicker to join Warriors

July 4th, 2013

In building competition, the Rainbow Warriors are bringing in a three-tool player.

Jackson Dionne of Orange Coast College is expected to be included on the Warriors' 104-player roster for training camp.

"He can kick field goals and kickoffs, and he can punt," said Brad Bohn, director of the prestigious West Coast Kicking Academy. "We trained him the past two years as far as kicking and punting. He's a tremendous athlete. He's real calm and collected. The best way to describe him is he's a competitor. He has a lot of pride, and he likes to compete."

UH kicker Tyler Hadden is a WCKA graduate. Hadden has fully recovered from offseason hernia surgery. Joe Uglietto, who redshirted in 2012 after transferring from Colgate, is on the training-camp roster.

Ruben Guzman, who arrives this week, is the only UH punter on scholarship.

Bohn said Dionne's field-goal range is 55 yards.

Bohn said Dionne is capable of launching kickoffs "to the goal line or end zone pretty consistently. He's been above 4 seconds (on kickoff hangtimes) but he's pretty consistent at 3.8, 3.9."

Bohn said Dionne's "best punts have been 60 (yards) in the air. He'll get in the 4.5, 4.6 range (in hang time)."

Here's a link to his highlights: Dionne videos.

54 Responses to “Combo kicker to join Warriors”

  1. Kekoa:

    Happy 4th Tsaiko Nation!

  2. Kekoa:

    I gotta real 'kick' being #1 today!

  3. PurpleMaple:

    We needed kickers, so it seems we got some to punt and for kick-offs. Good news.

  4. laulau head:

    56 days till "KICK" ass!!

    happy 4th!!!

    BEAT USC!!

  5. Stephen Tsai:

    You truly are a three-tool blogger.

  6. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome Jackson Dionne!

  7. Stephen Tsai:

    I think Joey Chestnut beat me by about 60 hotdogs and two hours.
    I remember when Kapiolani Bakery used to run those sales: 20-cent hotdogs. We used to buy bagloads and eat them while playing table-top baseball in college. Of course, that weird Redondo's red dye was difficult to wash off. We had bank robber hands.

  8. Stephen Tsai:

    Jackson Dionne.
    Dejon Allen.
    Why do I have craving for mustard?

  9. Stephen Tsai:

    Know any 100-year-old people? According to, the most common baby names of 1913 were:

  10. Stephen Tsai:

    I knew a baby Ruth

  11. Derek:

    At least Chestnut was eating Nathan hot dogs. Anybody can find Nathan's on Oahu? Is C.J. Santos on the 104 roster?

  12. bowwar:

    Welcome Jackson Dionne!!! Should be a great addition, as Hadden has been injury prone and its good to have a reliable back-up. Being from a JC, Dionne has either 3 or 2 years to play 2??

    Happy 4th of July!!!

  13. Naks8:

    Keep the talent coming

  14. 808WarriorFan:

    Special Teams was a real sore spot especially in '11. Glad to see the competition

  15. iwonderwhytheyhateme:


    the commissary has nathan's hotdogs. there are also a couple of restaurants that serve them. i can't think of them right now though =(.

  16. lakesidegt:

    Happy 4th everyone. CFL football schedule today- Solomon Elimimian (BC Lions) v. Chad Owens (Toronto). Too bad ESPN is showing another game. I hope the local media notices this one.

  17. el burro sabio:

    Ribs are cooking, Redondo's dogs on deck

  18. tommui:

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Went to a clambake yesterday at Hale Koa to celebrate.


    DEREK - Manoa Marketplace - forgot the name but right around (makai) where Kay's Crackseed is located.

    With Hayden, Dionne and Guzman, we should have no kicks about our kickers!

  19. tommui:

    DEREK #11 - my 18 was not clear - that place has Nathan's hotdogs and assorted sandwiches.

  20. jm2375 (iPad):

    Happy Independence Day Tsaikos!

    Welcome to the ohana, Mr. Dionne!

    Think you can buy Nathan's hotdogs at any grocery store.

  21. Amela:

    Kicker looks good but the cover team really sucks. Or is the returners really good, nah the cover team sucks.

  22. Stephen Tsai:

    I saw a Nathan's in Las Vegas.
    Does that count as Hawaii?

  23. al:

    I am waiting for a full sized arabiki.

    or how about a foot long lup cheong???
    served with hot chili bean paste!!!!!
    in a foot long steamed Chinese bun...yikes.
    I'm drooling.

  24. lava:

    Hadden (as I understand) had double hernia surgery. We saw what that did to the 49s; Akers is now the ex-kicker. If nothing else, the competition will be good for the team. Tyler has yet to be healthy, but maybe now is his time.

    Manoa Marketplace - I think it is Kay's that serves a mean shave ice, cream and beans, and you can get ice cream inside too.

  25. Derek:

    #15, my friend/classmate/golf buddy has commissary priviledges. I'll ask him to get some. I want the package, not sold individually. I think the Manoa Marketplace might be sold individually on the spot. But, I could be wrong. Thanks very much.

  26. ALLAN:


  27. WarriorNY:

    Nice job on Leahey and Leahey ST...

  28. redhill:

    The panini kiosk in Ala Moana Center's makai marketplace sells Nathan's hotdogs. The combo (hotdog, chips, soda) is reasonably priced. Can't vouch that the dog is Nathan's, however, but it tastes good.

  29. d1shima:


    Thanks. Obviously, I won't be getting a call today but fortunately I am off tomorrow. Unfortunately, I may have to spend the whole day off waiting by the phone in order to get my seats relocated and buy an additional seat. :-?

  30. Chux27:

    I was just wondering about the seat relocation request. I've been waiting, maybe still get chance before Monday.

  31. d1shima:


    I called yesterday and was told they were in the process of calling based on their established priority list: Tsaikos Last!

    Thanks for posting....

    :twisted: ;-) :mrgreen:

  32. d1shima:

    WTH is wrong with the audio of the announcers for the CFL game, ey? :roll:

  33. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    #19 Tommui,

    Thanks for that. Now I remember. Island Burger in Manoa is one of them places. They make a tasty eggplant parm sandwich too. Yum-o.

  34. Chux27:


    Thanks for the info.

  35. wafan:

    Happy 4th of July afternoon!

  36. tommui:

    I wonder if the spammer should be congratulated - more he does it, more entries into blog. More entries means more recognition to ST as one of the more popular blog sites.

  37. Kelvin:

    I believe Sam's Club in Pearl City uses Nathan hot dogs and of course the price is great.

  38. HiFlyer:

    Happy Birthday America!!!

  39. HiFlyer:

    Welcome to the Rainbow Warriors Jackson Dionne .

  40. kapakahi:

    PK Ceejay Santos?

  41. Slugger:

    Happy birthday, America!

    Hi yah, gang!

  42. mo808:

    Happy Fourth Folks!

    Kailua Fireworks were spectacular!

    Happy Birthday America! God Bless US!

  43. 3-Prong:

    Met a family that lost a son in Afghanistan yesterday. Brought to realization that freedom isn't free. God bless the Brostrom family and God Bless America............

  44. tommui:

    #60 - re: Nathan's hot dogs. They sell them at Sams Club - they even have a 40lb package. I guess you have to wait before the end of summer, or election day or something like that.

  45. Kekoa:

    St ~ There is so much SPAM on the WB that your filters are stopping 'us' instead of 'them!'

    I managed to climb in an open window to post this note. Still, I'm staying away until the club house is properly *Tented, Fumigated & Sanitized.*

  46. Popeye:

    No vacation for spam. I give up on this site.

  47. mo808:

    Hi Kekoa!
    (I know how you feel)

    Good Morning Folks!
    I think I am gonna have buy some Nathan hotdogs to grill :-)

    Best wishes to my Cuz Kawika and his fiance Kathy tying knot at Sunset Beach today!

    Happy Aloha Friday Folks

  48. albow:

    Earlier this am I was barred from accessing this blog because the webmaster said I posted spams here. This really pissed me off as it's been a while I posed anything here. Staff is getting desperate

  49. SteveM:

    July 5th, 2013 at 5:59 am
    Earlier this am I was barred from accessing this blog because the webmaster said I posted spams here. This really pissed me off as it's been a while I posed anything here. Staff is getting desperate

    albow -- I got the same message last week as it said my IP address posted spam. It seemed a one-time glitch, and worked an hour later without me resetting anything.

  50. SteveM:

    My 2 cents on the SPAM thing...

    If you believe that the majority of the SPAM is being posted by a a disgruntled jackass... then
    ...complaining about it, leaving the forever, and even suggesting we go to the Tsai-ko life boat PLAYS INTO HIS HAND Mission accomplished.

    Best advice is to just ignore the SPAM and let ST handle it.
    Don't complain or talk about it-- that's the attention the spammer wants.
    Just like the nutzo, nasty trolls of the past-- don't get angry, drawn in and argue--that is playing HIS game.

    TROLL -- SPAM -- same thing.

    ...and ST, start passing out some loaded mags, please. :|

  51. Old School Dave:

    Registration required to post is one solution.

  52. mo808:

    @82 SteveM, target practice? :-)

  53. mo808:

    @84 OSDave, I would pay that subscription!

  54. Stephen Tsai:

    What spam?