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They’re back

February 4th, 2009

Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Ryan Grice-Mullins, Nate Ilaoa, Tim Grasso and Jake Ingram helped raise what was estimated at $40,000 last night for the Hawaii Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event at The Willows last night.Coach Greg McMackin, Jim Leahey, Augie T, Bobby Curran, Rich Miano and Kale Ane  were among the other celebrities in attendance.Today’s McMackin’s focus returns to recruiting as it is letter of intent day. The Warriors hope Jray Galeai, an athlete from Kahuku, decides on UH instead of BYU. I’ll be filing something from McMackin’s news conference this afternoon at 2.

Colt’s here

February 2nd, 2009

If you see a guy around town who looks like Colt Brennan, well, chances are it’s Colt Brennan. He arrived today and has already begun drawing crowds wherever he goes. Tomorrow he hosts “An Evening With Colt Brennan” at The Willows, a benefit for the Hawaii Leukemia & Lymphoma. Plenty of other former Warriors will be in attendance, including Davone Bess, Ryan Grice-Mullins, Samson Satele, Jake Ingram and Tim Grasso.

Still Da Bess

January 30th, 2009

Success hasn’t spoiled Davone Bess. The former UH great is in town after a great rookie season with the Miami Dolphins. But he’s taking nothing for granted, and promises to work even harder to continue to improve.Bess’ wife, Rachel, recently gave birth to the couple’s first child, 2-month old Kyra.”It was a wild year, a great year,” said Bess, who will be here in Hawaii for the next couple of weeks. He will appear Tuesday at The Willows for the Evening With Colt Brennan charity fundraiser.

RGM at Willows, too

January 29th, 2009

Next week’s “An Evening With Colt Brennan” is turning into an evening with his receivers, too.Now we hear Ryan Grice-Mullins will be at the Willows for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser Tuesday, along with fellow former UH slotback Davone Bess. Tickets are still available for the Feb. 3 event. Call Kyle Nakayama at 952-9200. 

Dane Uperesa starts college coaching career

January 24th, 2009

Don ‘t be surprised to see an influx of talent from Hawaii at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dane Uperesa, a standout at right tackle on Hawaii’s 11-3 team of 2006, will coach the offensive line there. Mike Pavich, who coached Uperesa at Punahou, is also coaching at IWCC. Uperesa’s fiancee is at dental school right across the Iowa-Nebraska stateline at Creighton.