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Hawaii baseball: 2019 season came apart at the seams

By Brian McInnis on May 26, 2019

The 2019 baseball season was going adequately for Hawaii, until it wasn’t. And “wasn’t” happened in a hurry but will linger through the entire offseason. UH was a passable 18-20 overall and 7-6 in the Big West Conference on April 26. The Rainbow Warriors were riding some lingering “Bowmentum” a few days after Logan Pouelsen’s dramatic walk-off home run over Cal State Fullerton. Optimism abounded entering a two-week, eight-game road trip. The trek even started with promise. UH knocked off […]

Former Hawaii football player Torres headed to Japan

By Stephen Tsai on May 25, 2019

Former UH football player Dakota Torres has reached an agreement to play for the Lixil Deers of Japan’s X-League. “I’m stoked and can’t wait to play and be immersed in a culture I am unfamiliar with,” Torres wrote in a text to the Warrior Beat. It will be exciting, and I can’t wait.” Torres said he will depart Honolulu on June 6. He said he has been told he will play tight end, slotback and wideout. Torres is a 2014 […]

Quick Reads: Dick Couch’s words were as witty and powerful as his heart was warm

By Dave Reardon on May 24, 2019

Dick Couch, the legendary retired Star-Bulletin sportswriter who died Thursday at age 83, was employed by two newspapers during his journalism career that spanned more than 40 years. After college at Illinois and a hitch in the Army he started out at the Daily Mirror in his hometown of New York. For several years in the 1960s he didn’t get his paycheck from a paper. But he wrote for hundreds of them — all of them that depended on the […]

Hawaii track and field: 2 athletes ready for NCAA West regional

By Brian McInnis on May 23, 2019

UPDATE II: Kristen LaCosse ended her season in the NCAA West Preliminary second day of competition, as the Hawaii sophomore posted a time of 59.47 seconds in the 400 meters to take 20th overall out of 48 competitors in the region at Sacramento State. She finished seventh in her heat. LaCosse had posted a PR of 58.82 seconds the previous day to advance. —————— UPDATE: Kristen LaCosse is moving on in the NCAA West regional competition after posting a personal-best […]

Hawaii tennis: Petra Melounova bows out in round of 16

By Brian McInnis on May 22, 2019

Fortunes turned on a dime for Petra Melounova. One second, she was leading Texas Tech’s Felicity Maltby 5-1 in the first set Wednesday. The next, she’d dropped the set and was on her way to a stunningly abrupt exit from the NCAA tournament, 7-5, 6-0 in the round of 16. It didn’t take away from what she’d already accomplished at the USTA Campus in Orlando, Fla. — the deepest run in the NCAAs in program history. “I’m really happy I got […]

Hawaii tennis: Petra Melounova makes NCAA sweet 16

By Brian McInnis on May 21, 2019

UPDATE: After a blistering start, Petra Melounova could not keep it going in the NCAA round of 16 on Wednesday. She jumped out to a 5-1 lead in Set 1 on Texas Tech’s Felicity Maltby — only to see Maltby rattle off 12 straight games. Maltby prevailed 7-5, 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Melounova will go into her senior year with the only three NCAA singles wins in program history (two as a junior, one as a freshman). —————— […]

Warrior Beat: Rolovich completes Hawaii football staff

By Stephen Tsai on May 20, 2019

Nick Rolovich completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Johnnie Mack as a quality-control coach for offense. Mack will work under receivers coach Andre Allen. Allen coached Mack at City College of San Francisco in 2000 and 2001. After that, Mack was a running back and kickoff returner at Texas Tech under Mike Leach. Several years later, Mack, who was living in Dallas at the time, joined SMU as a strength/conditioning assistant. At the time, former UH head coach […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: 2019 Rainbow Wahine schedule announced, season tickets on sale

By Cindy Luis on May 20, 2019

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team was waiting on one contract, which was returned this morning by St. John’s, for its 2019 schedule. The schedule (in full below) has been updated to reflect that the Red Storm are in the opening tournament. UCLA, Washington and San Diego headline three of the nonconference volleyball tournaments this season, Hawaii announced today. The Rainbow Wahine open the Hawaiian Airlines Classic on Aug. 30 with San Diego. Also in the field is Washington and St. […]