Consider the odds of playing volleyball in college. How many of those on the 1,230 teams that competed at July's USAV Girls Junior National Championships will find their way onto a collegiate roster at any level?
Hawaii offensive linemen Sean Shigematsu and Dave Lefotu learned college football is a bottom-line business. At the start of training camp three weeks ago, both fifth-year seniors were at the bottom of the depth chart.
Benetton Fonua has a special outlet. The Hawaii junior linebacker out of Kahuku High, a former state defensive player of the year, hasn't seen the Aloha Stadium field much with the Rainbow Warriors. On defense, anyway. Story »
Cal Lee was in Las Vegas a few years ago, speaking with a couple of coaches from a California high school football team at a players' clinic. "They told me they were coming out to play a team in Hawaii in a few years," said Lee. Story »
The University of Hawaii football team created scout teams in preparation for the Aug. 30 opener against Washington. The scouts, also known as service players, will simulate the Huskies' offense and defenses in practices. Story »
The sigh of relief was practically audible from Florida. Power forward Sammis Reyes, a signed recruit of the Hawaii men's basketball team, was finally cleared by the NCAA on Thursday for the 2014-15 season. Story »
The Kapolei Hurricanes travel to meet the Farrington Governors at Roosevelt on Saturday in an OIA Blue Division opener for both teams, the first time in OIA history that schools are not aligned by geographical divisions. Story »
"At first I thought I was just going to have some fun, but now I'm looking at this IKF belt and realizing how IKF is pretty legit," Martin Day said. "It's not that I didn't take it seriously at first but I realize now what an opportunity this is." Story »
Tri-Counties (Texas) ended Hekili's run in the Babe Ruth 14U World Series with a 6-0 win Thursday at Ocala, Fla. The Hawaii team was limited to three hits in the semifinal game and finished the tournament in third place with a 4-1 record.
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Maybe I'm too optimistic for the University of Hawaii football season that begins a week from Saturday against Washington at Aloha Stadium. If the Rainbow Warriors don't close out games better than they did while winning just one last year, there's no way they'll go 4-9 this fall, like I think they can. Story »
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