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Hawaii baseball: Dylan Thomas shows support for teammate

By Stephen Tsai on April 17, 2019

UH relief pitcher Dylan Thomas has cut his hair in support of third baseman Ethan Lopez‘s father. As KHON sports director Rob DeMello first reported last week, Fernando Lopez is battling cancer. Before departing on the recent road trip, Ethan Lopez cut the hair he had been growing for 18 months in support of his father. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, which benefits children undergoing cancer treatment. Thomas decided to also show support, cutting his recognizable long […]

Warrior Beat: Middle schoolers, “GOT,” hoops banquet

By Stephen Tsai on April 14, 2019

Things are getting busier and busier on the Manoa campus. Yesterday marked the Warriors’ first “Middle School Day.” While most schools have “Junior Days” for high school students wishing to learn more about their institutions (and football programs, of course), UH had an open house for middle school students. The emphasis is that no matter your future aspirations, every class in high school counts. Too often when students are considering college, they are hindered by poor grades as freshmen or […]

Warrior Beat: Finish to start

By Stephen Tsai on March 22, 2019

Baseball coach Mike Trapasso has a unique dilemma: His best pitcher is his best starter and best reliever. His solution is to try to use Dylan Thomas in a closer’s role in the first two games of a series. If situations dictate that Thomas does not appear in those two games, he starts in the third. And that’s why Thomas will start in Saturday’s third game of the four-game series against Ohio State. The Rainbow Warriors dropped the first two […]

Court Sense: Lower campus live blog March 16

By Brian McInnis on March 16, 2019

In terms of variety and quantity, it’s the day of days for Hawaii sports on the Manoa lower campus. Softball against Niagara and No. 4 Alabama. Baseball against Cal State Bakersfield. Water polo against the top-ranked team in the country, USC, that made some headlines lately (you might’ve heard about it). Men’s volleyball against Cal State Northridge. And beach volleyball just off campus at Queen’s Beach. And over in Southern California, the UH women’s basketball team playing UC Davis in […]

Hawaii baseball’s Carter Loewen poised to pounce on opportunity

By Billy Hull on March 16, 2019

After watching his team play its “worst game of the season” in his words, Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso made it abundantly clear after Friday’s 8-4 loss to CSU Bakersfield that other pitchers are going to get an opportunity to throw more. “I’m not going to keep sending the same guys out there that are not throwing strikes,” Trapasso said after the ‘Bows allowed four runs — the margin of loss — to batters who either walked or were hit by a […]

Court Sense: Lower campus live blog March 15

By Brian McInnis on March 15, 2019

Another crazy weekend ramps up tonight at the Manoa lower campus. There’s softball against No. 4 Alabama (6 p.m.), baseball against Cal State Bakersfield (6:35 p.m.), and the No. 2 UH men’s volleyball team taking on Cal State Northridge in Big West action (7 p.m.). Check out Jason Kaneshiro’s day-by-day guide here if you’re still trying to figure out what’s what. I’m here to help you keep track of the madness. (And also to tell you if the lower campus […]

Rainbow baseball toes line between lucky and good

By Billy Hull on March 15, 2019

On it’s own it’s an incredible statistic. Only 17 games into the 2019 season, the Hawaii baseball team has already won five games when trailing after seven innings. It’s a mark that shows an ability to play all nine innings, battle to the very end and never give up. Those traits are obviously important to being a good team, but as Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso wisely said after Thursday’s 7-4 win over Cal State Bakersfield, it’s also an unsustainable method […]

Court Sense: Lower campus live blog March 9

By Brian McInnis on March 9, 2019

The onslaught continues. If anything, it’s ramped up on Saturday. There’s the same trifecta of events going on at the Manoa lower campus — softball, baseball and men’s volleyball. But softball has a doubleheader today (Niagara and SIU-Edwardsville), baseball continues its four-game series against Oregon and volleyball hosts No. 6 Pepperdine to cap its three-day tournament. The UH women’s basketball team already won a big game at CSUN and the men’s team is looking to close the regular season with […]