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Carper commits — UH to be huge

By Brian McInnis on October 19, 2017

How does this sound? 7-0, 6-11, 6-11, 6-10, 6-9, 6-7. That’s Hawaii’s projected frontcourt size for the 2018-19 season after Rampart High (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 7-foot, 240-pound center Dawson Carper told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Thursday that he’s committed to the Rainbow Warriors. “Yessir, I’m coming to Hawaii,” Carper said in a phone interview. He took an official visit to UH in early September. The Carper news comes right behind that of 6-11 Australian Owen Hulland, who in turn followed […]

Aussie forward Hulland commits

By Brian McInnis on October 18, 2017

Owen Hulland, a 6-foot-11 power forward at Australia’s Centre of Excellence, is the first player to give a verbal commitment to join Hawaii’s 2018 recruiting class. He informed the Honolulu Star-Advertiser of his decision on Wednesday (Thursday in Australia). The towering Hulland, of Adelaide, is a little bigger than your prototypical “stretch 4,” but possesses the same shooting ability to go with rebounding and shot-blocking prowess. He’s slated to join Jack Purchase and Mate Colina — the latter is his […]

See em live Sunday

By Brian McInnis on October 17, 2017

The UH basketball team has settled on a date and time for its now-annual Green and White intrasquad scrimmage. It’s 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center. The kicker: Admission is free. Show up as early as noon (when the gates open) and you can watch UH conduct its regular practice before breaking up into to-be-determined groups for the scrimmage. You can bet, based on Eran Ganot’s previous G&Ws, there will be rotating teams instead of a fixed […]

Soccer shoots for winning streak

By Brian McInnis on October 15, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE Cal State Northridge 2, Hawaii 1, FINAL FINAL — Matadors prevail in come-from-behind fashion, with all goals scored in the second half. The visitors outshoot the hosts 18-12 on a windy Sunday at WPSS. Cynthia Sanchez’s counterattack score in the 69th minute is the game-winner. 89th minute — Wahine knock the ball around for about a minute in the CSUN penalty box area but are unable to get a clean shot off. 80th minute — And again. Sanchez […]

Tactical rest time

By Brian McInnis on October 14, 2017

The Hawaii basketball team called an audible this week and decided to take consecutive days off from practice on Thursday and Friday. It was a calculated move, as several Rainbow Warriors were forced to spectate practice in recent days due to a laundry list of bumps and bruises. At various times over the last week, Gibson Johnson, Jack Purchase, Drew Buggs and Zach Buscher were among the walking wounded. No one player appeared to have a severe injury, but it […]

Soccer homestand rolls on

By Brian McInnis on October 12, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE Hawaii 2, UC Santa Barbara 1, FINAL FINAL — UH snaps a six-game Big West losing streak going back to last season. Sonest Furtado with her 12th and 13th career goals, the first of her career in Big West play. 90th minute — Final chance here for UCSB as Kiri Dale is yellow carded on a hand ball from about 25 yards. Free kick coming for the Gauchos … ball is snagged by Lex Mata. Great save to […]

Making the chance LaCount

By Brian McInnis on October 9, 2017

Trevor LaCount thought his college basketball career was done. Completely over. The SoCal native had wrapped up two years at Ventura (Calif.) College, having averaged a modest 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds as a sophomore. LaCount was looking ahead to the completion of his undergraduate studies, ideally at a warm place that fit his persona. Surfing, diving, and the like. So he headed out to Hawaii this summer with the goal of obtaining a communications degree. He still had the […]

Soggy Sunday

By Brian McInnis on October 8, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE FINAL — UC Irvine 3, Hawaii 2. Hawaii has a few chances in desperation mode in the final few minutes but cannot convert. The Eaters turtle the ball in the corner and run out the clock. Sixth straight BWC defeat for UH going back to 2016. 80th minute — Tia Furuta nearly puts in a rebound goal with a header but the ball shoots wide. At the other end, Lex Mata with a nice save in the open field […]