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Respected administrative assistant leaving UH

By Stephen Tsai on July 9, 2018

UCLA is at it again. This time, it’s one of UH’s most valuable staffers — Courtney Chai — heading to Westwood. Chai has that wordy title of assistant to the associate athletic director/administrative services at UH. But she also has handled administrative work for the UH baseball and men’s volleyball teams. She has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount and a master’s from Long Beach State. “I think she’s the best,” baseball coach Mike Trapasso said. “We’ll miss her. It’s […]

Dylan Thomas returning to UH for junior year

By Stephen Tsai on July 6, 2018

The University of Hawaii baseball team’s top pitcher — Dylan Thomas — is returning to the Manoa campus for his junior season. Thomas was the Minnesota Twins’ 38th-round pick in last month’s Major League Baseball Draft for First-Year Players. They could not reach agreement on a contract before today’s signing deadline. “I’m excited to come back,” Thomas told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “It was a cool experience, if anything, to get (drafted) this year.” NCAA Division I players are eligible for […]

Cape crusaders

By Stephen Tsai on June 21, 2018

You are here at POINT A and way, way, way, way over there is Massachusetts at POINT B. But on this first day of summer, you still can follow UH pitcher Dylan Thomas and outfielder Adam Fogel in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Thomas pitches for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks: Hawks link Thomas has pitched three innings in three games, with four strikeouts, four walks, a save and 3.00 ERA. Fogel plays for the Chatham Anglers: Anglers link In three […]

Rees signs with Blue Jays … Warriors on West Side

By Stephen Tsai on June 12, 2018

Jackson Rees, who was the baseball ‘Bows’ top starting pitcher this past season, has reached agreement on a minor-league, free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Rees told the Warrior Beat he will report today to the Jays’ minor-league headquarters in Florida. He is expected to pitch for Toronto’s rookie-level team, the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. It appeared Rees would return to UH for his senior season after not being selected in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player […]

MLB Draft tracker … Warrior workouts

By Stephen Tsai on June 6, 2018

> Kekai Rios, C — 28th round by Milwaukee Brewers > Dylan Thomas, P — 38th round by Minnesota Twins > Beau Branton, 2B, Stanford (Punahou) — 28th round by Seattle Mariners > Micah Bello, OF, Hilo High — 2nd round by Milwaukee Brewers > Joey O’Brien, RHP/U, UH recruit — 6th round by Seattle Mariners > Anthony Hoopi‘i-Tuionetoa, RHP/CF, Baldwin High — 16th round by Minnesota Twins > Chris Allen, LHP, UH recruit — 20th round by Chicago Cubs […]

‘Bows’ 10-6 win caps UH sports season

By Stephen Tsai on May 26, 2018

UH’s 2017-18 athletic year concluded at around 2 p.m. Hawaii time when left fielder Johnny Weeks made the final putout of the baseball ’Bows’ 10-6 victory over UC Santa Barbara. What began with a Week Zero game against … — oh, heck, was it, UMass? — what seemed like a long, long time ago ended on a windy day in the “American Riviera.” All in all, it was kinda fun. * * * * * Today’s baseball game also marked […]

UH has a new travel partner

By Stephen Tsai on May 22, 2018

After nearly 20 years, the UH athletic department is getting a new travel partner. JTB Hawaii, whose bid recently was accepted, will be handling travel arrangements for all the UH teams. JTB Hawaii takes over on July 1. The change ends Panda Travel’s association with UH athletics, a partnership that began after former Gov. Ben Cayetano solicited sponsors for the football program. Panda staffed an office in the athletic department to quicken travel arrangements. Through the years, the Panda agents […]

Spangler leaving KHON

By Stephen Tsai on May 21, 2018

One of the good guys in sports journalism — Sam Spangler — is leaving KHON next month. Spangler and wife Chassis will be joining the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Spangler succeeded on and off the field. He pitched for the Rainbow Warriors from 2007 through 2010, then spent two years in the Minnesota Twins organization. In August 2012, he was hired as a sports reporter/producer at KHON. Spangler is among the new wave of multiple-skill sports journalists. He reports, shoots […]