Wednesday, October 7, 2015         


Jazz beat Lakers to sweep Hawaii series

By Brian McInnis
Preseason? It sure didn’t feel like it to the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers. Playing before Hawaii hoops fans frothing at the mouth on Tuesday night at the sold-out Stan Sheriff Center, the teams showed an amount of passion and fight uncommon for an exhibition thousands of miles from the NBA’s beaten path.

Randle shows what Lakers missed

By Jason Kaneshiro
By his measure, Julius Randle has been back for a while now. Fully recovered from a broken leg that ended his rookie season 14 minutes into the Los Angeles Lakers’ opener a little less than a year ago, Randle backed up that assessment in his second start of the preseason on Tuesday.

As Wittek rests leg, backups prepare

By Stephen Tsai
Another Tuesday, another University of Hawaii football practice without quarterback Max Wittek. Although Wittek was held out of contact drills to rest a sore leg for the third consecutive Tuesday, he is expected to start in Saturday’s homecoming game against San Diego State, according to coach Norm Chow.

Injuries plague Wahine starters

By Cindy Luis
One in a walking boot, one restricted to passing and one potentially three weeks away from fully participating in practice. Hawaii’s injury report Tuesday was unchanged from that of Monday night’s following doctors’ evaluation of junior setter Tayler Higgins and sophomore hitter Kalei Greeley.

Change in the game plan for Taliulu

By Billy Hull
After staying committed to Washington State for his entire senior season at Kamehameha, safety Taylor Taliulu called the Cougars the weekend before signing day and said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Lakers, Jazz face off tonight in another sold-out game

By Brian McInnis
NBA preseason basketball is often as much about the guys who don’t get their name called during introductions as the ones who do. Case in point: Utah rookie reserve guard Raul Neto was a catalyst for the Jazz surging past the Los Angeles Lakers for a 90-71 win on Sunday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Shoji: Opening RPI ‘mind-boggling’

By Cindy Luis
The NCAA released its first Ratings Percentage Index of the season Monday, and Hawaii — up to No. 8 in the latest coaches volleyball poll — came in at No. 36. Coach Dave Shoji called it “mind-boggling.”

UH starts practice with some extra zip

By Jason Kaneshiro
An exercise in overcoming fears provided an illustration of the process Laura Beeman preaches to the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team. Before diving into the start of practice on Monday, the Rainbow Wahine spent the weekend on a North Shore retreat, which included a zip-lining excursion.

Who’s your backup QB? It’s up to the second in line

By Paul Honda
This year, many of the elite quarterbacks have taken the tumble. Ephraim Tuliloa of Punahou (shoulder) missed four games; Kamehameha’s Fatu Sua-Godinet (leg) missed two games; Mililani’s McKenzie Milton (shoulder) missed one game and is expected to be out four more weeks; Jordan Mariteragi of Kahuku (collarbone) missed six games.

Gaison named ILH executive director

By Nick Abramo
The Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s hiring of Blane Gaison as its executive director makes a lot of sense to people in Hawaii high school athletic circles. Gaison has an extensive background in athletic administration, and those who know and respect his leadership abilities believe that the league got the man they were looking for.

Jazz top Lakers

By Brian McInnis
The overriding theme of the first NBA preseason game in Hawaii in eight years was either great defense or terrible offense, depending on one's point of view.
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