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Monday, September 01, 2014         

Notebook

The people have spoken. They want to see the flag on the 181-yard 15th hole at Oak Hill next to the water. The PGA Championship tried to get fans involved this year by allowing them to choose the hole location on the 15th hole for the final round.

Hawaii coach Norm Chow did not realize that “going deep” would refer to the receivers’ depth chart and not pass routes.

Searching every corner for talent, the Hawaii football team is looking at cornerback Mike Edwards as an emergency receiver.

Hawaii receiver Justin Clapp is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing a procedure to repair a collapsed lung.

FOOTBALL • WOMEN'S SOCCER • WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL • WOMEN'S GOLF

Fairbairn picks UCLA • Wildcats to Wazzu • Rubasch retires • OC 16 volleyball to start

Moniz joins elite club • Offensive line takes a hit • UH return tandem has good day; and more.

LAS VEGAS » The last time one of quarterback Bryant Moniz's football teams was ranked No. 1 was, well, never.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. » The agent for offensive lineman Wayne Hunter tells the Associated Press that the former UH player has agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a four-year deal.

Three members of Hawaii's 2011 football recruiting class will not be playing for the Warriors this season.

Garrett Champion caught the third strike and fired the ball to third as he usually does after a strikeout. Only problem was, the game was over. It's hard to fault the Hawaii catcher for not believing yesterday's opening contest had finally come to an end.

The Hawaii coaching staff will host a talk-story session with coaches tomorrow at the UH athletic complex.

It was the perfect match for Petr Michnev. Tennis and college.

The Hawaii football team's "elephant" man is not an animal, but he is expected to play like a beast.

The early Hawaii football line was inconclusive.
The Warriors are looking to rebuild after five starters on the offensive line in 2010 completed their eligibility. Yesterday's 2-hour practice, the first of spring training, did not provide definitive answers.

HPU runner wins women's 10K • 2 make softball honor roll • Seasiders roll in women's tennis • Bishoff in hunt in Pioneer golf

Tokuda staying put for now • Scanlan-Leite, Ekau honored• Tulimaseali'i honored


Maryknoll boys basketball coach Byron Mello resigned after the season and the school will begin interviewing candidates today.

Punahou's wrestling program for budding stars continues to produce.

It was love at first shot. Or so Jake Dastrup says of meeting his future wife, Erin.

Friday was a day of fantastic finishes for the Wall ohana.

It's all about control.
Both staying in control and controlling what you can.

Talk surfacing about Damien and Pac-Five moving up to Division I in football is a mystery to one coach.

Cleveland center Alex Mack had the unlikely distinction of scoring the final touchdown in yesterday's Pro Bowl shootout won by the NFC 55-41.

Count the Tennessee Titans here for the Pro Bowl among those taken aback by head coach Jeff Fisher's sudden departure.

James Johnson beamed as he showed off the bill of his cap, freshly signed by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. "I was all excited," said Johnson, who's from Lake Charles, La. "He's the man."

When Mat McBriar last played in Aloha Stadium, he figured he'd be back. He just didn't think it would take quite this long.

Every year, for the past decade, Mike Taylor has one simple expectation of his Punahou girls basketball team: work harder than anybody else.

Shigeki Maruyama's bright yellow ball wasn't the only thing that stood out about his round yesterday.

Ten minutes from home and yet it's a whole new world.
That's Jamie Higa's experience as she continues her transition from high school to college, and from shooting guard to point guard for the Chaminade women's basketball team.

The rise of Kamehameha-Hawaii, now ranked No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10, hasn't been without its sacrifices.

Graeme McDowell had just completed his second round on Friday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a nifty 68 when he decided to amble over to appease the autograph hunters near the fairway ropes.

Two-time defending champion Geoff Ogilvy withdrew from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions yesterday because of an injury he suffered on his right index finger late Monday afternoon.

Geoff Ogilvy's reign at Kapalua could be over before the PGA Tour season starts today at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the Plantation Course.

Farrington and Punahou were the marquee names in the St. Francis/Merv Lopes Classic, but Kamehameha-Hawaii and Kailua served notice by week's end.

It's about adjustments, making the right ones to be successful.
It's needed when catching waves off Old Man's, that balance added to that no-fear mind-set. It's the same when making the move from high school to college basketball.

The Polynesian All-American Football Classic will feature six players from Hawaii.

The Hawaii football team will learn today if all of its players are eligible to compete in tomorrow's Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Amanda Paterson, the school's compliance officer, will certify the players who have met the NCAA requirements to participate in a postseason bowl.

A little bit of this. A little bit of that.
And a lot different from being the Wall Street investment banker Wayne Coito envisioned being at this point of his life.

The Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance will provide videos to recruiters at the annual American Football Coaches Association conference next month.

Warriors?
Rainbow Warriors?
"We're the cockroaches," Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz said. "Everybody thought they killed us last year. They thought we were dead. And then we got up. You know when you think you killed a cockroach, then you come back, and it's gone? That's us.

There was one sure way to stop the 24th-ranked Hawaii football team: Final exams.

The adjustment from "The Valley" to "The Volcano" hasn't been a difficult one for Justin Smith.

The senior forward from Reseda, Calif., has found a home on the Big Island and on the court with Hawaii-Hilo.


Three men had finished all 37 Honolulu Marathons before yesterday. One of them, Gordon Dugan, did not enter yesterday's event because he was in Queen's Hospital with an ankle infection.

Bukoski in Poly all-star game • Punahou standout has options • Viela back with a vengeance • Hot shooting for HBA, Kalani • Holiday tourneys tip off this week

Hawaii 59 / UNLV 21 • Tulsa excited about trip here • Silva sets interception mark • UNLV president wants a dozen • Enos still perfect after 100 PATs • Another big half for Pilares

Running back Alex Green is the people's choice.

The Hawaii athletic department has been strengthened with Grant Steen's promotion to assistant strength and conditioning coordinator. He will work with the UH football and men's volleyball teams.

OIA hoopsters go matinee • Konawaena wins tournament • KS-Hawaii player signs with HPU

LAHAINA » Terrence Jones had a former suitor buzzing about another dominant effort at the outset of his Kentucky career.

Concern for cousin Colt • Salas closing in on Rivers • Gomes suffers knee injury • Enos ties PAT record • Everybody plays

Hawaii safety Mana Silva matched, by himself, what every other previous opponent could do against Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, combined, when it comes to interceptions.

With an assist from Mother Nature, the Hawaii football team yesterday received a needed element -- rain -- in preparation for Saturday's road game against second-ranked Boise State.

Hawaii strong safety Spencer Smith has received medical clearance, and is expected to play in Saturday's football road game against second-ranked Boise State, according to UH head coach Greg McMackin.

In nearly a decade since starting Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance, Doris Sullivan helped hundreds of local student-athletes secure scholarships at the college level. She never charged a cent and often dipped into her own wallet to keep the whole complex process of connecting student-athletes with colleges going.

Sometimes history deletes itself, which is why it often is forgotten that Jake Heun was Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin's first recruit.

LOGAN, Utah » You, again?

The way University of Hawaii running back Alex Green looked at it, he had to have a big game last night. No two ways about it.

Eagles soar again in volleyball • Shop and Score under way • Hallums bleeds Pearl City purple

All she needs to complete her Indiana Jones outfit is the fedora. Because Hillary Hurley has the adventurous part down.

Not even a downpour could dampen the spirits of the Hawaii football team during yesterday's 90-minute practice.

After receiving medical clearance yesterday, Matagisila Lefiti is prepared to compete for the Hawaii football team's starting center's job.

As widely predicted, attendance for the Waimea-Kauai football game over the weekend was significantly smaller.

Not everyone who watches girls volleyball is surprised about Mid-Pacific's stunning 15-25, 25-21, 25-21 upset of then-No. 2 Punahou last week.

An unfortunate misstep resulted in Elliott Purcell's slide from the top of the Hawaii football depth chart.

The Kamehameha volleyball team won the Hawaii Invitational last week. The opportunity to face arch rival Punahou never materialized after Kahuku zapped the Buffanblu in the quarterfinal round.

Parker McLachlin will be taking more time off work from the PGA Tour now that he and wife, Kristy, have welcomed their first child.

For University of Hawaii football player Liko Satele, one of life's lessons is there are no secrets from his mother.

Kolten Wong's breakout summer in the Cape Cod League has come to an end.

It's not yet academic, but Gib Arnold's first recruiting class is on course to be a complete one when it arrives in Manoa later this month.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. » Japan's Ryo Ishikawa was a startling contrast in nearly every way yesterday with playing partner Tom Watson. The one thing they shared? Both shot an even-par 71 in yesterday's second round of the U.S. Open.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. » K.J. Choi was one of only three golfers who went as low as 3 under in the opening round of the 2010 U.S. Open yesterday, before giving back a couple of shots along the way.


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