Tuesday, November 24, 2015         


Wake Forest upsets No. 13 Indiana in a rude awakening

By Brian McInnis
Welcome to Maui, Wake Forest. And welcome back to you, Danny Manning. The Demon Deacons announced their presence loudly in their Valley Isle debut Monday, channeling the play of their college legend of a head coach in a rousing 82-78 upset of No. 13 Indiana in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Kansas routs Chaminade

By Brian McInnis
It wasn’t exactly the kind of history Chaminade wanted to make. The Division II host of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational tried to stare down No. 5 Kansas in Monday’s first round, but instead ended up staring down the barrel of a 51-point rout.

Taylor gets fifth Big West honor; Wahine at No. 8

By Cindy Luis
Nikki Taylor finished the conference regular season the same way she began it: as the Big West’s player of the week in volleyball. On Monday, the 6-foot-4 junior opposite out of Kaiser High became the third Rainbow Wahine to earn five weekly honors in a single season, the first time from the Big West.

Lu shoots 68 in rain to gain spot in Sony

By Ann Miller
Some folks turn on the Sony Open in Hawaii every January to watch our balmy weather as much as the best golfers on the planet. But after earning Sony’s amateur exemption in Monday’s wet madness, Shawn Lu has one thing to say.

Weems leaves HNN for communications post

By Dave Reardon
Sportscaster Francesca Weems has left Hawaii News Now and started Monday as an account executive at Communications Pacific. “I’m looking forward to applying my skills in broadcast to this new venture,” Weems said. “There will be aspects including social media, marketing, media relations.

Football teams on the move in D-I and D-II

By Nick Abramo
It’s doubtful that Radford will be defending its Division II football state championship next year, and that’s because the Rams are likely headed to D-I. Things could change between now and January, when the Oahu Interscholastic Association will make the final decision on the biennial movement of two teams up to D-I and two teams down to D-II.

Run away Rainbows

By Jason Kaneshiro
Before lightsabers illuminated the student section, the University of Hawaii basketball team ignited a lights-out shooting performance in a 99-74 blowout of Nicholls State on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Maui Invitational still holds its prestige

By Brian McInnis
Chaminade's Eric Bovaird took a moment to look around at his counterparts in the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational field. Bovaird allowed himself a smile Sunday amid a who's who of hoops legends-turned-coaches.
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