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Wie’s drought-breaking win a testament to her tenacity

Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm
On the day Michelle Wie broke her longest LPGA tournament victory drought, she was asked if she could see something of herself in Atthaya Thitikul, the 15-year-old Thai amateur who also played the HSBC Women’s World Championship on Saturday in Singapore. Read More

Slater helps pro surfers find a wave anywhere

Updated on  March 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
This week the WSL announced a Founders’ Cup of Surfing team event at the Surf Ranch for May 5-6 on the heels of two other championship tour events at the venue. Read More

Home crowd can’t push UH where it needs to be

Updated on  February 24, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Home is where the heartburn is for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team in the Big West Conference. Again. Read More

Big trouble looming for NCAA’s favorite sons

Updated on  February 24, 2018 at 7:28 pm
Even in its vast, well-appointed, 200,000-square-foot headquarters and Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, there might not be enough rugs for the NCAA to sweep this lengthening basketball scandal under. Read More

Pair steps in to help ILH, OIA solidify agreement

In the end, it came down to the checkbook pledges of two men who didn’t play the sport to finally bring the public school OIA and private school ILH together on a milestone high school football alliance after 48 seasons of discord. Read More

Aloha Stadium replacement plan takes giant leap forward

As rust-flaked Aloha Stadium prepares for its 44th year of operation, the process of determining the future of the deteriorating edifice has taken a significant step out of the blocks. Read More

TV stations eyeing prep football alliance

Even before the football teams from Kahuku High and Saint Louis School clash in an inaugural interleague regular season, there is the potential for another interesting showdown shaping up. Read More

Surfing fiasco is a lose-lose for WSL, Hawaii

After months of wrangling between City Hall and the World Surf League, let’s see if we have this straight. Read More

Takatsuka has Sharks on historic PacWest run

Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 11:41 pm
In between games on a California road trip Tuesday the Hawaii Pacific University women’s basketball team took time out after practice to admire the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More

An ILH-OIA alliance makes dollars and sense

Now that the two Koreas have defrosted a sliver of cold war common ground at the Winter Olympics, two other long-standing antagonists, the OIA and ILH, appear headed — cross your fingers — to a nearly half-century rapprochement. Read More

BWC foes turn tables when facing ’Bows second time around

Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 12:01 am
Second verse same as the first? Not when it comes to the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team, it seems. Read More

Hawaii is finding new depths to fall to

Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm
After the University of Hawaii lost to the Big West tail-ender Wednesday night, it looked like things couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Rainbow Warriors. Then came Saturday night and they did. Read More

Big West foes playing with UH’s house money

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 11:49 pm
It turns out there is Hawaii sports betting, of sorts. The catch is that this game of chance is open to visitors only, specifically those from the Big West Conference, where most of the University of Hawaii’s athletic teams compete. Read More

UH fans feel sting of loss of another local recruit

When All-State defensive lineman Aaron Faumui initially declared an intention last week to sign with the University of Hawaii football team it seemed an answer to the Rainbow Warriors’ urgent prayers. Read More

Ailing ’Bows get perfect antidote this week, BWC bottom teams

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm
While the University of Hawaii is required to pay the airfare for visiting Big West Conference opponents, this week the Rainbow Warriors basketball team can consider it money particularly well spent for what it brings them. Read More

College, NFL QBs showed class to their understudies

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm
In the past month the College Football Playoff title game and Super Bowl 52 have given us two stirring finishes and tales of two remarkable quarterbacks emerging from the shadows to deliver championship-winning performances. Read More

World Surf League seems not important enough to city

Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 7:38 am
Two years ago when the NFL wanted to serve alcohol at Queen’s Beach as part of a Pro Bowl event, the city swiftly plowed through an apparently conflicting, long-standing ordinance to grant an exception. Read More

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