The European trip taken by Hawaii is one of growth, as a volleyball team and as individuals. The Rainbow Wahine saw that preoblikovanja, that transformation, personified when former all-conference player Maja Gustin greeted them inside the Slovenian national team’s HIT training center.
The day began and ended with a lesson on defense and of its importance. Seeing how the Castello Sforzesco defended the city of Milan beginning in the 14th century while on a morning sightseeing tour was like seeing how the Italian National Team defended the Pallazzetto.
Jun Hernandez doesn't always know what to expect in his tennis travels with Cindy Nguyen. But "for sure it's entertaining," the University of Hawaii coach said. The 64-player NCAA Women's Tennis Championships tournament opens Wednesday at Baylor's Hurd Tennis Center.
The only thing constant is change. And the key to surviving change is to embrace and adapt. Change with the change, so to speak. It's how the Hawaii volleyball team has approached the itinerary during the first week of its European training tour.
Endorsements are all part of being a professional athlete. Name recognition is closely tied to products and logos. When it came to beach volleyball, the connection was simple for Tri Bourne. Sand brand? Hawaii.
The first day in Milan was a full day for the Hawaii volleyball team. So full in fact that the Rainbow Wahine twice partook in the Italian tradition of passeggiata before and after dinner Sunday evening near the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral Square of Santa Maria Nascente.
Gib Arnold has been unfairly “cast as the villain” in the NCAA’s investigation of the University of Hawaii men’s basketball program and the school “laid down” in not contesting allegations, the fired coach’s Honolulu attorney charged Sunday.
Of the things Hawaii and Italy have in common, one in particular stands out. The importance of family. That both cultures so embrace it made Jay Anderson's journey to play professional volleyball in Italy for Olympia Pallavolo Bergamo a little easier.
Cal State Fullerton withstood the Rainbow Warriors' best chance at a victory as pinch hitter Jake Jeffries broke a tie with a two-run single off Andrew Jones in the seventh inning to give the Titans a 4-2 win to clinch the series.
From start to finish, anything the Hana Dragons tried to do, the Hawaii Baptist Eagles simply did better. HBA stymied upset-minded Hana 25-10, 25-15, 25-11 on Saturday night in the final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball Division II State Championships at Blaisdell Arena.
For the third time in four years, Kamehameha-Hawaii came from the Big Island to play — and get beaten by — Punahou in the Division I final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships.
The University of Hawaii said it will vacate 36 victories; reduce scholarships, practice time and tryouts; cut back the role of its operations director; pay a $10,000 fine; and place itself on one-year probation for violations of NCAA rules by its men's basketball program.
Walk in the graduation processional to seats in the Stan Sheriff Center or walk down a gangway to seats on a flight to Europe. Those were the choices for Kalei Adolpho and Ginger Long, who were scheduled to receive their diplomas at Saturday's commencement exercise.
Elisa Favela's arm has been humming all season. It was just a matter of time for her bat to catch up. The Campbell right-handed pitcher went the distance in the circle and swatted two home runs, including a grand slam to give the Sabers a 16-4 victory Friday
The Los Angeles Lakers found a like-minded playing partner to meet in paradise. The Utah Jazz are game for two NBA preseason contests at the Stan Sheriff Center, Oct. 4 and 6, as both teams launch campaigns that they hope result in a return to the playoffs.
Thomas Eshelman's shortest outing of his career came two years ago in a loss to Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. In two starts against the Rainbow Warriors since, the Cal State Fullerton right-hander hasn't given up a run.
Hana played well in spurts, then fell into concentration lapses. But the second-seeded Dragons recovered to sweep St. Francis 25-10, 25-23, 25-22 in Friday's Division II semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA State Volleyball Championships at Farrington.
What is a state meet record worth? To one athlete, the chance at two gold medals and a team crown just about covers it. Kamehameha’s Kayson Smith-Bejgrowicz won the boys high jump at the Island Movers State Track and Field Championships at War Memorial Stadium on Friday.
Campbell is back where it wants to be. The Sabers (16-2) dropped Kamehameha 7-1 Thursday to advance to Friday night’s Division I final of the DataHouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Two weeks ago, Hawaii departed for a six-game road trip that the eight seniors playing their final home games this weekend won't soon forget. Since joining the Big West Conference, it's been an ongoing struggle.
Sometimes it seems a very large rift exists between the academic and athletic worlds at the University of Hawaii. But the figurative wall on Dole Street separating upper and lower campus came down, at least for a couple of hours Thursday morning.
After 65 years, the Jennie K. Wilson Women's Invitational remains a golf tournament cherished for its ability to identify Hawaii's finest female golfer while simultaneously putting on a uniquely Hawaiian party.
Mylee Enos picked a good time to hit her first home run of the season. The Maryknoll cleanup hitter blasted a grand slam to left center in the first inning to get the ball rolling in the Spartans' 13-0, five-inning, mercy-rule victory over BIIF champion Waiakea on Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Leisha Li‘ili‘i closed her University of Hawaii softball career as an All-Big West first-team selection for the second consecutive year. Li‘ili‘i, a senior first baseman/designated hitter, was UH's lone representative on the all-conference first team.
Former University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa said he has plans for his first National Football League paycheck. "It's going straight to my savings (account)," said Iosefa, who was selected in the seventh round, 231st overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 2.
Opportunity has knock-knocked twice for former University of Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham. After participating in the New York Giants' rookie minicamp last weekend, Graham is prepared to compete in the New Orleans Saints' workout this coming weekend.
Jordan Sanches went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Cherie Malacas and winning pitcher Claire Vila each had two hits and three runs batted in as the Lanai Pinelasses rallied to beat the Waialua Bulldogs 14-8 in the DataHouse/HHSAA State Softball Championships on Tuesday.
Ace Elisa Favela scattered six hits and Darien Robinson walloped a three-run homer in the third inning as Campbell defeated Leilehua 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon in the Division I opening round of the DataHouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships.
The only question surrounding Jim Schwitters' induction into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame Wednesday is, well, what took so long? "I'm just surprised that he's not already in there," said Rosie (Vera Cruz) Bareis, who starred for Schwitters at the University of Hawaii (1981-84).
Hawaii has its first player commitment of the Eran Ganot era. Bryce Canda, a 6-foot-4 point guard at Central Wyoming College, visited the Manoa campus over the weekend. On Monday, the sophomore offered an oral commitment to play for UH and Ganot starting in the 2015-16 season.
Pallavolo. Volejbal. Volleyball. Odbojka. Whatever the sport is called around the world, there is one thing that needs no translation: Playing the game at the highest level requires hard work and commitment.
Tryzen Patricio's opposite-field single dropped into the right-field grass at Les Murakami Stadium and into state baseball lore. Like the true leader he has become, Patricio didn't jog to first base and admire his handiwork. No, he made an all-out sprint to the bag.
Don't bother giving the Mililani softball team directions to Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium — the program knows the route all too well. The OIA champion Trojans were awarded the top seed for the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships beginning Tuesday on the UH campus in Manoa.
As the streak grows, the pressure for excellence mounts on Punahou. The Buffanblu found the proper release valve yet again Saturday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex as they outlasted Kamehameha 4-2 for their eighth straight crown in the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships.
A Campbell team with nine seniors in its starting lineup had been through two excruciating semifinal losses in the last two state tournaments. With only one chance left, these experienced Sabers finally broke through.
There's a certain pride when the judoka of Kapolei High School talk about their town. That's especially true after the Hurricane boys captured their second consecutive title at the HHSAA Judo State Championships on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The afternoon started with tears and ended with a few more. In between, the University of Hawaii softball team celebrated senior day with a 7-1 win over UC Davis to close the regular season on Saturday.
Princeton's Jessie Holechek scored with four seconds left to lift the Tigers to a 7-6 win over Hawaii in a consolation round match in the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship on Saturday in Stanford, Calif.
The match was nearly over when Punahou's Micah Ma'a leapt over his teammates on the bench to chase down a ball. The Buffanblu's top hitter was simply following the team's instructions for the New City Nissan/HHSAA State Volleyball Championships.
For the first time in six games, Hawaii used a different reliever than Andrew Jones or Quintin Torres-Costa. Junior Kyle Von Ruden followed the lead the two left-handers have set over the past month, closing out a 9-2 win over UC Riverside with 51⁄3 shutout innings.
On the eve of senior day, Hawaii's upperclassmen opened their final series at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium by powering a 10-5 comeback win over UC Davis on Friday in the first game of a Big West doubleheader.
Boosted by the support of nearly the entire Maryknoll student body, the Spartans pulled out a 4-3 win over Kauai on Friday morning to advance to the Division II championship in the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championship.
Kapolei overcame a slow start to gain another shot at taking down a dynasty. The Hurricanes gave up two goals to Kamehameha-Hawaii in a handful of seconds, then settled down and defeated Hawaii island's Warriors 8-5 in the quarterfinals of the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships on Thursday.
A change in venue produced a similar result for the suddenly streaking Hawaii baseball team. Kaeo Aliviado drove in two of Hawaii's four fifth-inning runs with a double and relievers Andrew Jones and Quintin Torres-Costa continued to shut down opposing teams in the Rainbow Warriors' 6-3 win over UC Riverside on Thursday.
Neal Nakasone hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a three-run rally and enable the ILH champion Maryknoll Spartans to beat Kapolei 6-5 in a quarterfinal of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Division II tournament at Hans L'Orange Park on Thursday.
Kealakehe's Michelle Uyeda provided one of the few surprises in the first two rounds of the singles bracket of the Carlsmith Ball / HHSAA State Tennis Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park on Thursday.
Sierra Mariano did just about everything a batter can do Wednesday except tear the cover off the ball. Mariano hit a three-run homer and added three doubles to push No. 2 Campbell to a 12-0, five-inning, mercy-rule victory over Leilehua in the quarterfinals of the OIA softball tournament in Ewa Beach.
Leilani Herrera and Annika Slattery each scored two goals and the Kapolei Hurricanes beat the Leilehua Mules 10-1 in the first round of the Stanford Carr Development / HHSAA Girls Water Polo State championships at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex on Wednesday.
Ryder Oshiro's two-out triple in the bottom of the seventh inning scored pinch runner Guy Yokoe from first base to lift Waiakea over Kailua 4-3 in the opening round of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championships at Les Murakami Stadium.
Coming off a rare series sweep at Long Beach State last weekend, the Hawaii baseball team wasn't given the kind of reward it was looking for. "The kids have been on lockdown," Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso said.
Four days before terminating basketball coach Gib Arnold and an assistant, the University of Hawaii agreed to pay for Arnold's legal representation and that of two assistant coaches in an NCAA matter, according to an email made available to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.