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Wednesday, September 17, 2014         

Hawaii Grown Report

Jordan Queja, Mililani ’09: The Temple senior had reached base in 32 consecutive games, dating back to last season before going 0-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt in a 2-1 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Friday.

Tracking Hawaii's athletes around the nation.

Castro Masaniai wasn’t interested in rehashing Oregon State’s first loss of the season Saturday. That’s just not the way things are done in Corvallis, Ore.

The thrill was the same and the excitement was just as great.
But, Whitworth senior Kaimi Rocha admits, winning a second straight Northwest Conference volleyball championship was also a sense of relief.

FOOTBALL • WOMEN'S SOCCER • WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL • WOMEN'S GOLF

A look at how Hawaii's college athletes are doing away from home.

Hanalei Crowell calls the final water polo tournament of her career bittersweet. "I'm kind of bummed, but I'm definitely excited too," she said. "I'm stoked that we got this far, but it's also been a long trip."

A look at how Hawaii's college athletes are doing away from home.

Britney Yada's parents had never seen their daughter break 70 in person. At the Big Sky Championships two weeks ago, they were treated to something much better than just that.

Catching up with Hawaii's college athletes in baseball, golf, softball, women's tennis, track & field, men's volleyball and women's water polo.

Whether athletically or academically, Wally Marciel brought a lot of promise to the University of Kansas campus in the fall of 2006.

DePauw University in Indiana was everything Janelle Arita wanted in a college. It was a chance to experience something completely different in a part of the country where she knew absolutely nobody.

A look at Hawaii's college athletes across the nation.

At times, the pain can seem overwhelming. But with only a month left in her college career, Jackie Hilea has one last run to the NCAA tournament left in her.

A look at Hawaii's college athletes across the nation.

Normally, college students prefer to have as much free time as possible during finals week. Tri Bourne and Riley McKibbin hope to take their last exams at Southern California during the most stressful week of their lives.

A look at how Hawaii's college athletes are doing away from home.

Nicole Hagi has come a long way from practicing in the wave pool at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park. Five-thousand miles to be exact.

A look at what Hawaii's athletes are doing in football, baseball, men's golf, women's golf, softball, women's tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field, men's volleyball and women's water polo

Cal State Northridge senior Ridge Carpenter only has one thing he’d change about his collegiate career.

In Karie Nickle's freshman year at Occidental College, her Tiger water polo team finished fourth in its conference.

Baseball • Women's Basketball • Men's Golf • Women's Golf • Women's Gymnastics • Softball • Women's Swimming • Women's Tennis • And more

One team that doesn't have any sympathy for the Hawaii Rainbows is their opponent this weekend.
UH finishes a stretch of nine baseball games in 11 days with a four-game series against Portland, which can do the 'Bows one better.

Baseball • Men's Golf • Softball • Women's Tennis • And more

Baseball • Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Women's Golf • Women's Gymnastics • And more

Baseball • Women's basketball• Men's golf; and more

Brooke Doane's senior year included a special trip back home. The 2007 Kamehameha graduate, now a senior on the Cal State Northridge women's tennis team, spent the past week competing in Hawaii, taking on three local colleges.

Two local softball players are helping New Mexico State make its case for a national ranking.
Senior first baseman Hoku Nohara, a 2007 Kamehameha graduate, and sophomore Tehani Ka'aihue, a 2009 Kapolei graduate, have led the Aggies to a 10-2 start to open the 2011 season.

Women's Air Riflery • Baseball • Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • And more

The cold weather can get rough and the lack of good local food is even worse. But Nick Wong won't complain.

Baseball • Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Men's Golf • And more

Tierra-Lyn Cuba knew she wanted to experience something different in college.

Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Women's Tennis • Men's Track & Field • And more

Between the Hawaii Club, Sigma Chi Fraternity, a part-time job and pursuing a double major in computer science and oceanography, it's hard to imagine Caine Jette also has time to pursue a national championship in men's volleyball.

Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Men's Swimming • And more

Iwalani Rodrigues was greeted by something other than basketball at Utah.
"My day would start at 7 a.m. and go until 9 o'clock at night," she said. "Just school and meetings all day. It was really tough."

Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Men's Volleyball • And more

Stanford's Spencer McLachlin is a senior, yet at times leading up to the season, he's felt like a freshman.

A look at how well some of Hawaii's athletes are doing in other states.

Basketball takes up the majority of anyone's time if they're playing at the collegiate level.

Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Women's Track & Field • And more

Together, they took their lumps.
Together, they got back up.
Today, they stand tall.



When Violet Alama returned home following her first year of college basketball, refining her offensive skills ranked high on her summer to-do list.

Football • Women's volleyball• Men's basketball; and more.

Andrew Manley hasn't spent a lot of time waiting around in his football career. Even so, patience may still be a valued ally. Just as in high school, Manley — now a freshman quarterback at New Mexico State — wasn't wtching very long before being sent into action.

Midway through his freshman season, Cameron Higgins was already setting records.
As a senior, records seem to be falling every week.

Football • Women's Volleyball • Men's Basketball • Women's Basketball • Women's Soccer • And more

Logan Keala has twice been a win away from getting that all-important championship ring that comes with a Patriot League title.

Oregon State senior safety Suaesi Tuimaunei (Kahuku '06) had seven tackles, including one for loss, and a forced fumble in a 17-14 loss to UCLA on Saturday. Brandon Hardin (Kamehameha '07) added two tackles and Aaron Nichols (Kamehameha '06) had two catches for 21 yards in the loss.

Away from home, Hawaii's athletes are still going strong.

On Saturday night, Kama Bailey will stand on the visiting sideline and feel right at home. The Idaho running back will make his second appearance as a Vandal at Aloha Stadium, but unlike his four teammates from Hawaii, he'll feel just a little more comfortable with his surroundings.

Jasmine Pratt helped Cal State Northridge host its first women's soccer conference playoff game last season.


Scott Smith couldn't catch a break. Since graduating from Saint Louis School in 2007, Smith's football career hasn't gone according to plan.


Fung earns UW honor • Masoli matches Manning • Football • Women's Volleyball • Men's Golf • Men's Soccer • Women's Golf • Men's Cross Country

With two years of eligibility left, Jordan Meredith had enough time to make a change. The 2008 Kamehameha graduate left the Boston College women's volleyball team before the end of last season, deciding to transfer to Rice for her junior year.

» Notre Dame sophomore linebacker Manti Te'o (Punahou '09) had a team-high 13 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in a 28-24 loss to Michigan on Saturday.

Fully healed from a knee injury that interrupted his sophomore season, Matt Masifilo was all set to go when another obstacle came his way.

It doesn't matter if it's a quarterback, a fullback or an offensive lineman. If you're in the way of Colorado linebackers B.J. Beatty and Michael Sipili, you're going to get hit -- hard. The two seniors bring a toughness to the field that the entire Buffaloes defense feeds off.

Tracking Hawaii's FBS college football players.

Masoli part of upset loss


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