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VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER 
                                UH’s Stijn van Tilburg tipped the ball over Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco, left, and Bryce Yould during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation finals at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid on Saturday.

Beach bummer for ‘Bows

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER 
                                UH’s Stijn van Tilburg tipped the ball over Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco, left, and Bryce Yould during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation finals at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid on Saturday.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 12:24 am
It’s one game for which Hawaii cannot prepare. The waiting game. Read More
STEPHEN TSAI / STSAI@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                UH football season-ticket holder Paul Nelson was surprised by head coach Nick Rolovich on Saturday.

Rolo, Warriors meet, greet their backers

STEPHEN TSAI / STSAI@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                UH football season-ticket holder Paul Nelson was surprised by head coach Nick Rolovich on Saturday.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 12:18 am
As a longtime University of Hawaii football fan who grew up 100 yards from Honolulu Stadium, Al Kimura thought he had seen the emotional spectrum of the program. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kahuku beats Roosevelt 9-8 in the second overtime period (they were tied 7-7 in regulation) to win the OIA girls water polo championship that was held at Central Oahu Regional Park pool.

Kahuku keeps dynasty going in water polo

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kahuku beats Roosevelt 9-8 in the second overtime period (they were tied 7-7 in regulation) to win the OIA girls water polo championship that was held at Central Oahu Regional Park pool.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Kayla Grigsby bided her time, all right. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2015
                                High school football players performed drills during a Nike football combine at Aloha Stadium.

High school recruiting here to stay in Hawaii

JAMM AQUINO / 2015
                                High school football players performed drills during a Nike football combine at Aloha Stadium.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm
How do you define recruiting in high school sports? How do you enforce against it? Read More
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UC Davis rips Rainbows twice

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Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:38 pm
For the University of Hawaii baseball team, Friday’s game was rained out. Saturday’s games were blowouts. Read More
UH ATHLETICS
                                UH (25-18, 4-8) fell five games behind the Titans with nine games left in the regular season. The Wahine are 0-6 on the road in conference play, with three losses decided in the opponent’s final at-bat.

Double heartbreak for UH at Fullerton

UH ATHLETICS
                                UH (25-18, 4-8) fell five games behind the Titans with nine games left in the regular season. The Wahine are 0-6 on the road in conference play, with three losses decided in the opponent’s final at-bat.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm
Cal State Fullerton pulled out two walk-off victories on Saturday to send the University of Hawaii softball team home empty-handed for a second straight road trip. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Farrington’s Andre Ilagan is one year away from winning four OIA titles.

Farrington’s Ilagan grabs third straight tennis championship

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Farrington’s Andre Ilagan is one year away from winning four OIA titles.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:58 pm
Farrington’s Andre Ilagan is 3-for-3 when it comes to Oahu Interscholastic Association boys tennis championships, and now he’s hoping to take that next step for himself and his family. Read More
 

Telles, Kua tied for Mid-Pacific lead

Damian Telles shot 3-under-par 69 on Saturday to catch TJ Kua for the third-round lead in the Mid-Pacific Open. Read More
Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm
 
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KIP AOKI / KAOKI@STARADVERTISER.COM

Sports tourism shifts focus to neighbor isles, other events

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KIP AOKI / KAOKI@STARADVERTISER.COM

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Most of Hawaii’s $9.7 million sports marketing budget last year was spent on football and Oahu, but the loss of the high-ticket NFL Pro Bowl might finally give other sports, and islands, a chance to get some skin in the state’s lucrative sports tourism game. Read More
COURTESY BELLATOR MMA
                                Ilima-Lei Macfarlane celebrated after a first-round submission of Jessica Middleton on Friday.

Macfarlane quickly improves to 6-0

COURTESY BELLATOR MMA
                                Ilima-Lei Macfarlane celebrated after a first-round submission of Jessica Middleton on Friday.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane remained undefeated as a professional fighter and wants a belt to back up that record. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Rainbow Warriors surrounded coach Charlie Wade to celebrate their victory over BYU on Thursday.

UH, Long Beach go for first, and last, MPSF title

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Rainbow Warriors surrounded coach Charlie Wade to celebrate their victory over BYU on Thursday.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Today’s final between top-seeded Long Beach State and third-seeded Hawaii could very well be a preview of next year’s title showdown in the inaugural Big West Conference tourney. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Members of the UH baseball team helped the grounds crew in covering the pitcher’s mound as rain fell before the start of Friday’s game against UC Davis.

Rain forces UH to play 2 today

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Members of the UH baseball team helped the grounds crew in covering the pitcher’s mound as rain fell before the start of Friday’s game against UC Davis.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm
The showers hit, and then the University of Hawaii baseball team hit the showers after Friday’s Big West game against UC Davis was rained out at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More
UH ATHLETICS
                                UH leadoff hitter Danielle Garcielita went 3-for-3, but the Wahine paired hits in an inning just once and slipped 3 1/2 games out of the Big West lead.

Rainbow Wahine shut out on road

UH ATHLETICS
                                UH leadoff hitter Danielle Garcielita went 3-for-3, but the Wahine paired hits in an inning just once and slipped 3 1/2 games out of the Big West lead.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm
Relegated to the role of observer in the second inning, Hawaii coach Bob Coolen watched the Rainbow Wahine softball team open a Big West road trip with a 5-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Damien’s Akila Arecchi stole second base as Bubba Akana of St. Francis jumped to catch the throw.

Damien earns first state-tourney berth

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Damien’s Akila Arecchi stole second base as Bubba Akana of St. Francis jumped to catch the throw.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm
Pomai Kim had the green light. The bases were loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, with one out and his Damien Monarchs in a 1-1 tie with defending league champion St. Francis. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Mid-Pacific Owls cheered on teammate Lia Nakamoto as she headed home after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning against ‘Iolani on Friday. The blast capped a five-run rally and gave MPI a 9-6 lead.

Nakamoto’s slam keeps Owls rising in playoffs

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Mid-Pacific Owls cheered on teammate Lia Nakamoto as she headed home after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning against ‘Iolani on Friday. The blast capped a five-run rally and gave MPI a 9-6 lead.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 1:36 am
Winless to start the week, Mid-Pacific suddenly finds itself one win away from a berth in the state softball tournament. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                TJ Kua shot a 66 in the first round on Thursday and opened up a three-shot lead at 13 under.

Kua leads Mid-Pacific Open

JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                TJ Kua shot a 66 in the first round on Thursday and opened up a three-shot lead at 13 under.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm
TJ Kua fired a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take the lead in the second round of the Mid-Pacific Open at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER 
                                The Rainbow Warriors, top, celebrated after winning a point against BYU in their MPSF tournament semifinal match on Thursday at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif. UH’s Stijn van Tilburg, above, hit past the Cougars’ block of Jake Langlois, Joseph Grosh and Leo Durkin.

’Bows crush BYU in MPSF semifinals

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER 
                                The Rainbow Warriors, top, celebrated after winning a point against BYU in their MPSF tournament semifinal match on Thursday at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif. UH’s Stijn van Tilburg, above, hit past the Cougars’ block of Jake Langlois, Joseph Grosh and Leo Durkin.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm
It was “The Hunger Games” played on a volleyball court Saturday, the stakes as high as they possibly could be. Read More
DENNIS ODA / APRIL 2016
                                Although the Rainbow Wahine are back on the road, the trip to Fullerton, Calif., will bring Brittany Hitchcock about 15 minutes from her home in Huntington Beach.

Wahine at Fullerton for 3-game series

DENNIS ODA / APRIL 2016
                                Although the Rainbow Wahine are back on the road, the trip to Fullerton, Calif., will bring Brittany Hitchcock about 15 minutes from her home in Huntington Beach.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 10:46 pm
Cal State Northridge launched three late-inning home runs in a comeback win against Hitchcock on April 7. The University of Hawaii right-hander used the flight back to Honolulu to craft a response to her first loss in nearly a month. Read More

Trapasso might pen 32nd version of lineup

Mike Trapasso finally posted a batting order he had used previously this season — last week, more than 30 games into the schedule. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm
JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 10
                                UH’s Brendan Hornung will start tonight’s game against UC Davis at Les Murakami Stadium.

Hornung looking for green light against UC Davis

JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 10
                                UH’s Brendan Hornung will start tonight’s game against UC Davis at Les Murakami Stadium.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 10:44 pm
The University of Hawaii’s 3.31 earned-run-average is in the top 9 percent nationally — 24th among 295 Division I baseball teams — but third in the Big West behind Long Beach State (3.09) and Cal State Fullerton (3.29). Read More

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