Thursday, August 27, 2015         

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Getting a second chance at paradise

By Stephen Tsai
Melvin Davis' first 10 days in Hawaii were a crash course in severe weather. There were hurricane threats; temperatures -- and humidity -- in the 90s, and brown-water conditions from heavy downpour that made the surf off Waikiki unusable.

Wahine, opponents looking for first win

By Brian McInnis
The Hawaii soccer team mostly played a conservative formation in its first tournament, which featured national contenders in No. 3 Stanford and No. 18 California.

Hualalai still a champion

By Ann Miller Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Hualalai's golf history might be linked with the Champions Tour in perpetuity. Last week, the PGA Tour and Mitsubishi Electric announced they were extending title sponsorship of the seniors' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship through 2020.

Wichita used to big volleyball crowds

By Cindy Luis
It didn't take the Wichita State volleyball team long to realize it wasn't in Kansas anymore. The Shockers arrived early to get acclimated and were greeted with steamy conditions when the Gym II doors opened Wednesday morning.

Carll beats Shimomura by 3

By Ann Miller Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Waialae Country Club head pro Kevin Carll won the Kapalua Hall of Fame Championship by three shots over Ko Olina's Kevin Shimomura. The two-day tournament ended Monday at Kapalua's Plantation Course.

Warriors prepare for season opener

By Stephen Tsai
Assembled by need and appearance, the self-styled Buffalo soldiers were prepared to fight the good fight against the University of Hawaii's top-of-the-chart football players.

'Bows recruit Canda misses eligibility, may play in spring

By Brian McInnis
The first recruiting class of Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot has taken a hit at the outset of the 2015-16 academic calendar.

Weather forces Warriors to rearrange practice plans

By Stephen Tsai
Rain, rain wouldn't go away, forcing the University of Hawaii football team to rearrange Monday's practice schedule.

Watermen’s legacies live on

By Cindy Luis
There are many lessons to be learned from being on the water, some harder than others, and many unwritten. Perhaps the No. 1 rule of the latter? Catch a wave, because surfers don't paddle in.

Kailua outlasts Kapolei

By Paul Honda
Noah Auld passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns as Kailua outlasted Kapolei 20-6 on a muddy night at Alex Kane Stadium.

Waialua rallies in fourth to defeat Pearl City

By Jason Kaneshiro
Nearly two days after Waialua quarterback Royce Tashiro threw his first touchdown pass against Pearl City, his second score of the game gave the Bulldogs a 27-23 weather-delayed win over the host Chargers on Monday.

Wahine to recompose for Wyoming match

By Stanley Lee
The Rainbow Wahine soccer team will face the pressure this week. Hawaii had a difficult time handling No. 18 California's in-your-face pressure and athleticism in a 5-1 loss on Sunday.

Sisters’ individual skills connect to make a fierce combination

By Nick Abramo
See Wahine. Be Wahine. That's about as simple as it gets in describing the Molina sisters of Konawaena and their volleyball acumen. Wildcats coach Ainsley Keawekane met Chanelle, Celena and Cherilyn Molina when they started playing the sport.

Holloway wins after Oliveira injured

By Star-Advertiser staff
A freak injury to Charles Oliveira gave Waianae's Max Holloway his seventh consecutive victory at 145 pounds in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Waikiki crew uses tide, winds to snag Dad Center Race

By Kyle Galdeira
After successfully defending its Dad Center Race title amid humid, sweltering conditions on Sunday morning, the Waikiki Beach Boys marked the occasion by celebrating the birthdays of three crewmembers in style.

A mother's motivation

By Stephen Tsai
Each morning in his off-campus apartment, Penitito Faalologo drops to his knees and prays for strength. He does not ask for physical strength.

Wahine solid in spirited Green-White scrimmage

By Cindy Luis
Hawaii took its 2015 model out for a spin on Saturday and came back fairly pleased with the test drive. This Rainbow Wahine volleyball team definitely has plenty of horsepower.

Weather forces 2 games to be postponed

By Star-Advertiser staff
Saturday's game between No. 8 Kapolei and No. 10 Kailua was postponed midway through the first quarter due to thunder and lightning in the area.

Trojans march on

By Paul Honda
Vavae Malepeai ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns as No. 1 Mililani overpowered Campbell 49-13 on a rainy Saturday night at John Kauinana Stadium.

Farrington football fights for win over 'Iolani

By Nick Abramo
After a close first quarter, No. 6 Farrington ran past No. 7 'Iolani 52-8 in Saturday afternoon's nonconference football game at Eddie Hamada Field.

Eagles volleyball end Punahou's run

By Stanley Lee
Coach Katy Daly thought her team was standing around rather than working for points. Sarah Ciszek took heed to her coach's words during that Set 3 timeout, then took charge to help Santa Margarita (Calif.) rally for a 22-25, 25-15, 15-12 win over Punahou in the championship match of the Ann Kang Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at 'Iolani.

Warriors wrap up summer training

By Stephen Tsai
That blur was the University of Hawaii football team sprinting from the practice field to the shave-ice truck.

Win Sunday could mean opportunity for Holloway

By Billy Hull
There's more than just money that comes with being the headliner. Waianae's Max Holloway learned that first-hand this week as he prepared to fight Charles Oliveira in the main event of Sunday's UFC Fight Night event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

St. Francis breaks in Ching Stadium with big win

By Kyle Sakamoto
St. Francis looked right at home in the first prep football game played at Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium. The Saints dominated in all phases of the game in a 46-6 victory over Honokaa in a testy nonconference game Saturday at the venue on the University of Hawaii's lower campus.

Hawaii Baseball Report

By Sjarif Goldstein
Statistics of players with Hawaii ties in professional baseball through Friday’s games:

Prep Football Summaries

By Star-Advertiser staff
Summaries of prep football scores this week.

Back with a vengeance

By Stephen Tsai
With his youthful looks, the football player often called “baby face” could be mistaken for the other University of Hawaii newcomers who moved into the dorms on Friday.

Prep football summaries

By Star-Advertiser staff
Scores from this week's prep football games

Kahuku pounds, then grounds Kaiser

By Nick Abramo
It was pretty straightforward. No. 4 Kahuku likes to run and so does Kaiser. The Red Raiders, however, had much more success in that department at Carleton Weimer Field on the North Shore on Friday night, dumping the visiting Cougars 34-3.

Saint Louis overwhelms Faga'itua

By Paul Honda
Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdown passes in the first half as No. 2 Saint Louis overwhelmed Faga'itua of American Samoa 55-6 on Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

Waianae goes to Towne in domination of Castle

By Jason Kaneshiro
Waianae’s ground production helped contain a dangerous Castle offense in the Seariders’ 36-20 win over the host Knights on Friday night.

Silas rushes for 3 TDs to carry Kalani by Kalaheo

By Billy Hull
The standards have changed at Kalani and the Falcons want to keep it that way. Sean Silas rushed for three touchdowns and Kalani avoided an 0-3 start to the season with a 28-6 win over Kalaheo on Friday night at Kaiser.

Moanalua mixes, matches and manages to pull out a victory

By Stanley Lee
Leads can disappear instantly with a young team. With a mix of newbies and a handful of returnees from last year’s OIA championship squad, Moanalua held on for a 25-17, 25-23 win over Crossroads (Santa Monica, Calif.) at the Ann Kang Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Friday morning.

Warriors hone skills, build confidence

By Stephen Tsai
The University of Hawaii football team turned the blahs into the ahs with one of their best practices of this spring. Were the Rainbow Warriors clicking?

Wahine soccer can’t hold on, fall to No. 3 Stanford

By Stanley Lee
The Rainbow Wahine soccer team held onto its slim lead for as long as possible against third-ranked Stanford.

UH says there’s a new Sheriff in town

By Star-Advertiser staff
Swedish guard Sheriff Drammeh has become the fourth recruit signed by the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team.

UH offense experiences rain, then shines

By Stephen Tsai
These days, it seems, the University of Hawaii football playbooks should include weather maps. On Wednesday, the Rainbow Warriors practiced in 93-degree heat on their grass field.

Visiting Vikings primed

By Paul Honda
It has been quite the endeavor. Three weeks on the road. More than 2,500 miles from home. An organized brigade of 45 proud Vikings from Faga'itua High School, a powerhouse in American Samoa.

Punahou rallies to top Santa Margarita Catholic

By Nick Abramo
Santa Margarita Catholic outside hitter Meghan McClure put a crimp in Punahou’s style Thursday, and it almost led to an Eagles upset of the Buffanblu.

UH posts opening for hoops assistant

By Ferd Lewis
The University of Hawaii has begun advertising for an assistant men’s basketball coach to fill the spot left by the sudden departure of Norm Parrish.

Hawaii hoops lands 6-3 Swede

By Brian McInnis and Ferd Lewis Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2015
The latest addition to the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team, Sheriff Drammeh, ought to feel especially at home in the Stan Sheriff Center. “It’s pretty cool,” Drammeh said.

Makin’ it outta Compton

By Stephen Tsai
On Tuesday night, the University of Hawaii football team watched the NWA biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.”

UH middle fractures hand bone, out six weeks

By Cindy Luis
Ten days and 12 practices into her college career, Hawaii freshman middle Natasha Burns has had her season put on hold. The 6-foot-5 Canadian fractured a bone in the middle of her right hand during Tuesday’s practice and is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.

Wahine add vertical dimension to roster

By Brian McInnis
They sure look like a rebuilt soccer team. But will they play like one? Several towering additions to the roster have the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine thinking big going into the 2015 season, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday against No. 3 Stanford in the Outrigger Resorts Soccer Classic at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

Injured Warriors expected to play in opener

By Stephen Tsai
University of Hawaii offensive lineman Elijah Tupai is expected to be available to play in the football opener against Colorado on Sept. 3, according to coach Norm Chow.

Oahu Country Club hosts Hawaii’s oldest test for amateurs

By Ann Miller Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2015
Even before Oahu Country Club’s board approved a motion in 1911 to allocate $100 to buy more sheep to “graze on the greens” there was Manoa Cup, Hawaii’s amateur match-play championship.

Hawaii talent earns scholarships

By Ann Miller Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2015
State high school champ Spencer Dunaway and Kauai’s Naea Oda and Miki Ueoka are the recipients of $10,000 in college scholarships from the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association and C. Pardee and Betsy Erdman.

New Warriors finding the right fit

By Stephen Tsai
The University of Hawaii football script writers will get to work with a larger cast. “Add ‘em to the pile, and let’s go see where they all fit,” offensive coordinator Don Bailey said of junior college transfers who just joined the Warriors.

Heat inspires Warriors’ mind-set

By Stephen Tsai
Manoa’s temperature was hot. University of Hawaii defensive coordinator Tom Mason’s temperament was even hotter.

Warriors get wet workout

By Stephen Tsai
Here’s a not-so-dirty secret: The University of Hawaii football players are tough mudders. In the rain and mud, the Rainbow Warriors splashed their way through drills and scrimmage-like sessions in Monday’s 100-minute practice on the grass field.

All-American Mitchem joins Wahine

By Cindy Luis
The Hawaii volleyball roster is complete as of Tuesday morning’s practice with the arrival of junior college All-American Annie Mitchem. The 6-foot-3 middle out of Irvine (Calif.) College arrived on campus Monday, completed some prerequisites for student-athletes and watched both of the Rainbow Wahine practices.

Warriors reload roster

By Stephen Tsai
With a little more than two weeks before the season opener, the University of Hawaii football team reloaded its roster. Dejaun Butler, a cornerback from Santa Monica College, arrived in town on Monday.

’Bows could lose coach Parrish to Westminster

By Ferd Lewis
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team could lose its most experienced coach shortly. Assistant Norm Parrish, who has more than a quarter-century on the college level, could be named head coach at Westminster College in Salt Lake City as soon as this week, people familiar with the process said.

Sky’s the limit for standout Punahou kicker/punter

By Paul Honda
Even if he was not a nationally ranked specialist, Jet Toner would still be as focused, even obsessed, about the minutiae of his craft. The Punahou kicker/punter knows his home base well. At Alexander Field, the switch from a grass field to a synthetic surface has changed the atmosphere.

Hui Nalu paddles to victory in Duke race

By Kyle Galdeira
While Jimmy Austin and his crewmates had just completed the 48th annual Duke Kahanamoku Long Distance Race, the steersman placed his feelings of fatigue in perspective with the thought of his mother, Gay, who lost her three-year battle with cancer last week.

Govs’ 3 QBs key win over Marauders

By Nick Abramo
Three Farrington quarterbacks combined for 254 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 6 Governors air-raided Waipahu 46-6 at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night.

Backup QB sets passing mark in Kamehameha's victory

By Billy Hull
With its No. 1 quarterback and top two running backs banged up, fifth-ranked Kamehameha wanted to get backup QB Thomas Yam a lot of work on Saturday afternoon.

Punahou football too much for Hilo

By Jerry Campany
A lot has changed in the past half-century, but one of the few things that hasn’t is Punahou’s edge over Hilo in football.

‘Iolani’s trio of QBs strut their stuff in win over Kealakehe

By Paul Honda
The three-headed monster is devouring defenses just fine. ‘Iolani’s three-man quarterback committee is in full effect, as Kealakehe found out on Saturday afternoon in the Raiders’ 37-0 win.

Warriors do quarterback shuffle

By Stephen Tsai
It is fitting that music blares during University of Hawaii football practices. The sounds accompany the game of musical quarterbacks.

Ota wins 4-way playoff to capture Oahu Country Club Men’s Invitational

By Jason Kaneshiro
After recovering from a rough opening round on Thursday, Tyler Ota considered playing his way into a playoff on Saturday “a cherry on top.”

Great is the goal for Wahine volleyball

By Cindy Luis
Good is good, but great would be better. And that is the goal. After six days and hundreds of reps, No. 18 Hawaii leaves its first week of practice behind knowing a little more about itself, and with a vision of what the 2015 edition of the Rainbow Wahine can become.

QB Wittek showing maturity as Warriors training camp progresses

By Stephen Tsai
The snap was high, the timing was off, and University of Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek intentionally fired the pass out of bounds during a scrimmage-like session on Saturday.

Waipio fights to the end, falls short in West Regional

By George Alfano Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 16, 2015
The 2015 Waipio Little League team gave up some outs with poor baserunning and gave up some runs with defensive mistakes.

No. 1 Mililani smashes McKinley in ‘mismatched’ game

By Kyle Sakamoto
Mililani coach Rod York’s team won so convincingly Saturday against McKinley he said the game should not have been scheduled.

Nanakuli football defeats Kalaheo

By Kyle Galdeira
After regaining nearly 20 players who were academically ineligible or injured, Nanakuli appears to be clicking on all cylinders.

Prep football summaries

By Star-Advertiser staff
Scores from this week's high school football

Hawaii Baseball Report

By Sjarif Goldstein
Statistics of players with Hawaii ties in professional baseball through Friday's games:

Warrior offense becoming a blur

By Stephen Tsai
The first taste was a mixed plate. There were moments, both good and not-so-hot, in the University of Hawaii football team's first scrimmage of training camp.

Maneafaiga carries Pearl City football to win

By Billy Hull
Joe Maneafaiga’s first game as a starting running back was historic. The Pearl City junior broke the school’s single-game rushing record on his final carry when he scooted for 6 yards and the game-clinching first down to preserve s 14-7 victory over Roosevelt in the OIA Division II opener for both teams at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium on Friday night.

Kahuku football gets its kicks, licks in

By Paul Honda
Kekoa Sasaoka drilled three field goals and Kahuku’s defense stifled Kapolei’s potent passing attack in a 27-7 win on Friday night at the Hurricanes’ field.

Aiea football beats Kaiser in shootout

By Jason Kaneshiro
A 74-yard touchdown run on the game’s first play from scrimmage set the pace for a shootout between Kaiser and host Aiea on Friday night.

Waianae football tops Moanalua in OT

By Nick Abramo
Javen Towne scored from 3 yards out in overtime to lift Waianae to a wild 43-37 victory over Moanalua on Friday night.

Waipio 1 win away from LLWS

By George Alfano Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2015
Waipio Little League scored runs in bunches on Friday, earning a 15-0 victory over Snow Canyon, Utah, to advance to the championship game of the 2015 Western Regional Little League Baseball tournament.

Auld helps Kailua football hold off Leilehua

By Stanley Lee
Noah Auld threw for two touchdowns and ran in a third to help host Kailua hold off Leilehua 27-14 on Friday night.

Prep Football Summaries

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2015
Pearl City 14, Roosevelt 7 • Kahuku 27, Kapolei 7 • Kailua 27, Leilehua 14 • Waianae 43, Moanalua 37, OT • Aiea 47, Kaiser 43

Wittek, wideouts seem to be in groove

By Stephen Tsai
The University of Hawaii football team did not need the full two minutes to show its offense has found its groove.

Mariota’s preseason games will be on TV

By Ferd Lewis
All four of quarterback Marcus Mariota’s exhibition games with the Tennessee Titans will be shown locally, beginning with Friday’s opener.

Kahuku and Kapolei football back to their old ways

By Paul Honda
This is a heck of a way to start the regular season for the No. 4-ranked Kahuku Red Raiders and seventh-ranked Kapolei Hurricanes. One is classic old school. The other is new school.

Plenty UH takers for Harding’s old jobs

By Stephen Tsai
The improved job market on the University of Hawaii football team can be attributed to Scott Harding’s departure.

New Mariota logo shirt to benefit Motiv8 Foundation

By Ferd Lewis
In preparation for Marcus Mariota’s NFL debut Friday, ButiGroove has begun selling an official logo T-shirt to benefit the quarterback’s new Motiv8 Foundation.

Okino embarks on next stage in Japan

By Ann Miller Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2015
Cyd Okino has grown out of her sometimes startling “Cyd the Kid” phase and graduated from her collegiate golf career at the University of Washington.

Hawaii unleashes linebacker Kema-Kaleiwahea

By Stephen Tsai
A week ago, University of Hawaii weak-side linebacker Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea, who transferred from Arizona, was granted an exemption allowing him to play this football season.

Granato impressing Shoji so far

By Cindy Luis
Volleyball packages are wrapped in different paper, some with edges not neatly folded, perhaps even a little torn, with holes that not even heavy tape can mask.

Wahine open at No. 18 in AVCA coaches poll

By Cindy Luis
When it comes to the AVCA Coaches Top 25 preseason poll, it’s pretty much round up the usual suspects. Such was the case with Wednesday’s rankings where 22 of the 25 teams also were in last season’s final poll.

Warriors go full on

By Stephen Tsai
The University of Hawaii football team put on the pads and shed the pleasantries on Wednesday. There were big hits, big plays and a minor hold-me-back skirmish in the first practice in full pads this training camp.

Sakamoto advances to next stage

By Star-Advertiser staff
Kalani graduate Nicole Sakamoto bounced back to advance out of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament’s First Stage, Sunday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

UH stipend ‘about peace of mind’

By Ferd Lewis
Senior tight end Harold Moleni is a husband, a father and a finance major at the University of Hawaii, but it didn’t take a 3.82 grade-point average to figure out what the new cost of attendance stipend will mean.

San Diego high school junior Lipscomb commits to Wahine

By Cindy Luis
Just as in chess, volleyball coaches always are thinking several moves ahead. That includes recruiting, where Hawaii has its first oral commitment for the 2017 season.

Warriors work on defense

By Stephen Tsai
University of Hawaii defensive coordinator Tom Mason spent the summer building a dock on a property he owns in Idaho. In the past, he has helped build nine houses. His latest project is constructing the Rainbow Warriors’ defense.

Hawaii football players have plans for new stipends

By Stephen Tsai
The answer to the $1,000 question is … “Diapers,” University of Hawaii defensive tackle Kory Rasmussen said when asked how he would spend an expected windfall.

Viloria gets WBC title fight on HBO

By Billy Hull
Brian Viloria’s perseverance has finally paid off. The four-time world boxing champion, who has made his desire to fight on a big network in the United States known for years, will get that opportunity on Oct. 17 when he challenges Roman Gonzalez for the WBC flyweight belt.

Passion for tennis was shared with Hattie’s family and friends

By Jason Kaneshiro
Harriet Somerville collected her share of tennis awards and accolades in a competitive career spanning decades. Perhaps more enduring will be a legacy of sharing her passion for the sport over a lifetime on the court.

Joas finds a home at UH

By Stephen Tsai
Pereese Joas did not like to sleep, preferring to walk Honolulu’s streets for hours at night. After all, Joas needed to be awake -- and moving -- to chase his football dreams. “I gave everything I had,” Joas recalled.

Wahine freshmen put in a full day

By Cindy Luis
Everything old is new again. It’s what keeps every season fresh, starting with the first of double-day practices. It was no different for the Hawaii women’s volleyball team Monday, with two sessions of two-plus hours each stretched across some 12 hours in the Stan Sheriff Center.

Ewaliko looking for more

By Jason Kaneshiro
After showing off his ability to stretch the field last fall, Keelan Ewaliko is working to expand his role in a deep Hawaii receiver corps this summer. A prolific dual-purpose high school quarterback and state sprint champion at Baldwin, Ewaliko emerged as a downfield threat as a slot receiver while taking over kick-return duties in his freshman season with the Rainbow Warriors.

Gifford steps into Tulimasealii’s spot

By Stephen Tsai
For University of Hawaii defensive lineman Ka’au Gifford, the riding distance between Point A and Point B can be up to two hours. In the first five practices of training camp, Gifford has been the right end on the No. 1 defense.

Matlin to lay out COA plan

By Ferd Lewis
The University of Hawaii said it will announce its plans for awarding cost of attendance stipends for scholarship athletes Tuesday. NCAA legislation allowing schools to offer cost of attendance stipends to scholarship athletes became operative Aug. 1.

Dynamic duo have a chance to track down some of the state’s best

By Billy Hull
The 2015 high school football season kicked off this past weekend and was highlighted by a game that was “just” a scrimmage. The two best teams in the state according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser preseason top 10 met at John Kauinana Stadium, generating an atmosphere that felt like a playoff setting.

Ready to take another swing

By Cindy Luis
Perhaps one cannot judge a book by its cover, but one can learn volumes about a person by playing a round of golf with him.

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