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Hawaii volleyball: National Letter of Intent paperwork in on Kate Lang, Makua Marumoto, Austin Buchanan

By Cindy Luis on November 13, 2019

All three Hawaii volleyball teams were expected to announce commits for 2020-21 but we have been told the SandBows will be out on Thursday. Signing with the Hawaii men is 6-8 setter Austin Buchanan, son of Idaho WVB coach Debbie Buchanan. Mom was recruited by Dave Shoji but chose to play at USC over Hawaii. According to our Paul Honda and Billy Hull on Hawaii Prep World, Makua Marumoto (St. Francis/HBA) is signing with Rainbow Warriors. Makua Matumoto and his […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: Gold for Hartong, Speiler, Cook, Crabb, McKibbins

By Cindy Luis on October 18, 2019

Former Hawaii All-Americans Emily Hartong, Katie Spieler and Karissa Cook helped the U.S. women win gold and Punahou grads Trevor Crabb, Maddison and Riley McKibbin the men’s gold Wednesday at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. In the women’s final, Cook, Hartong, Spieler along with Geena Urango, Kelly Reeves and Allie Wheeler were part of the 4×4 team that beat Brazil, 21-16, 21-9. The U.S. fell to Brazil 21-13, 21-21 in pool play but came back to defeat […]

Hawaii volleyball: No. 5 Baylor 3, No. 17 Missouri 0, AVP results, Top 25 matches

By Cindy Luis on September 20, 2019

Happy Aloha Friday. It is a busy one. Forgot to mention official uniforms finally came in. Wahine able to do team picture on Wednesday. Team’s direct flight to Dallas was delayed. They ended up taking one through Los Angeles then to Dallas. The plan was then to drive to Waco. I do not know revised itinerary _____ Photo courtesty Tiff Wells, As mentioned previously, the Ferrell Center is the same blueprint as the Stan Sheriff Center. For volleyball they […]

Hawaii volleyball: Emily Hartong returns as AVP pro

By Warrior World on September 18, 2019

Former Hawaii volleyball great Emily Hartong is back in town this week competing on the AVP Tour. Hartong, an AVCA All-American and a two-time Big West player of the year, granted a video interview with Hawaii Warrior World’s Cindy Luis on Tuesday at a practice at Queen’s Beach. She will compete in a qualifier Thursday to advance into the main draw of the AVP’s Hawaii Open, with competition through Sunday at Fort DeRussy. Hartong was eighth all-time in UH indoor […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Wahine leaving, AVP field released

By Cindy Luis on September 17, 2019

Thank you to the S-A’s Brian McInnis for the videos. ++++++ Hawaii will be traveling 14 to Waco for this weekend’s three-team tournament with No. 5 Baylor and No. 17 Missouri, meaning two stay home. Coach Robyn Ah Mow said she had not decided on the travel roster, that she had one more day. On Monday, she said that decision included whether Jolie Rasmussen would be traveling or not. Today she said there was no update on Rasmussen, adding, “When […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Hellvig FOW; UH to No. 13; Congrats to Hartong

By Cindy Luis on September 16, 2019

Hawaii outside hitter Hanna Hellvig was named Freshman of the Week today by the Big West. The Outrigger Hotels & Resorts MVP averaged 3.36 kills, 3.45 digs and 1.18 blocks per set while swinging at a .289 (37-11-90) clip. Hellvig recorded her first two career double-doubles, tallying 17 kills and 17 digs against Utah Valley and 11 kills with 12 digs versus UCLA. Hellvig tied her career high in blocks with five against both West Virginia and Utah Valley. She […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Huddleston prep beach A-A; Denver 3, Army 0, Top 25

By Cindy Luis on September 6, 2019

Set 3: Denver holds off four set points, wins 29-27 to complete the sweep Set 2: Denver wins 25-21 Set 1: Denver wins 25-20 —— Denver (4-0) vs. Army (3-1), 4:45 p.m. Friday Live stats click here +++++ Top 25 & Big West No. 2 Nebraska def. Arizona, 25-17, 25-14, 17-25, 25-17 No. 17 Baylor def. No. 4 Wisconsin in Madison, 21-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-17 No. 16 Washington def. No. 5 Illinois, 25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-10 No. 6 Penn […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: Former SandBow Karissa Cook wins gold at Pan Am Games

By Cindy Luis on July 30, 2019

Former Hawaii beach all-American Karissa Cook and partner Jace Pardon teamed to win gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday. The U.S. pair rallied to beat Argentina 14-21, 22-20, 15-10 — the first time in the tournament that the duo dropped a set. Cook/Pardon defeated Argentina’s defending Pan Am Games champion and two-time Olympian Ana Gallay and her partner Fernanda Pereira, Thick fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean blanketed the hills surrounding the sandy venue in […]