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UH workers in line for hazard pay

By Stephen Tsai on April 29, 2024

While most of the University of Hawaii campus was closed during the pandemic, several “essential” employees had to report to work. That group included coaches, trainers, media relations directors and facility workers. Now a measure will pay $20,000 to each state employee who reported to campus at least 420 days between March 2020 and March 2022. While the anticipated windfall is widely welcomed, there is an argument that they should receive more. Athletic trainers, who had to work directly with […]

After party, like 1999

By Stephen Tsai on June 19, 2023

In the glow of the historic turnaround season in 1999, the Warriors received early commitments from two JC quarterbacks — Jared Flint and Nick Rolovich. But the Warriors were not done. They added four more quarterbacks, from local high school, led by Saint Louis’ Timmy Chang and Roosevelt’s Chad Kapanui. Thanks to record-setting Chang’s decision to play for the home team, the Warriors secured 14 top prospects from Hawaii high schools for the 2020 recruiting class. Although the Warriors struggled […]

Rainbow Wahine take on Gauchos on senior night

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 27, 2021

The title has been decided. Bragging rights are still very much up for grabs. A night after clinching the Big West championship, the Rainbow Wahine (21-6, 18-1 BWC) take on UC Santa Barbara (20-11, 16-3) tonight aiming for payback for their lone loss of the conference season. A few weeks ago, the possibility of the Big West race coming down to senior night match was in play. The Gauchos swept UH at the Thunderdome on Oct. 22, but losses to […]

Rainbow Wahine open final homestand vs. CSUN

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 26, 2021

After nine weekends of conference play, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team enters its final homestand one win away from a repeat title. UH (20-6, 17-1) opens senior weekend with a match against Cal State Northridge (7-22, 6-13) on Friday with a chance to clinch the outright Big West championship and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Wahine secured a share of the title with a win at Cal Poly last Saturday and need at least a split […]

Rainbow Wahine seek breakthrough at Cal Poly

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 20, 2021

Not since Sept. 24, 2016 has a University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team ventured into the Mott Athletics Center and departed with a victory. It was Dave Shoji’s final year leading the Rainbow Wahine and Nikki Taylor put away 25 kills in a 32-34, 27-25, 25-17, 25-20 win over Cal Poly. The Mustangs have protected their home court in UH’s next three visits, winning in five sets in 2017, four sets in 2018 and posting a sweep in 2019. The […]

Rainbow Wahine look to avoid the blues at CSUB

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 19, 2021

The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team makes its first visit to Cal State Bakersfield’s Icardo Center to face the Roadrunners on their blue court today. UH enters the match on a seven-match winning streak and with a two-game lead in the Big West standings with second-place UC Santa Barbara taking on UC Davis at home later today. The Rainbow Wahine swept the Roadrunners 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 on Oct. 16 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Brooke Van Sickle and Amber […]

Rainbow Wahine look to extend Big West lead

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 14, 2021

The Rainbow Wahine saw it’s lead in the Big West women’s volleyball standings grow since they last took the court. After Friday’s sweep of UC Irvine, UH had a rare Saturday off and got some help in the conference race when Long Beach State knocked off second-place UC Santa Barbara at the Walter Pyramid. As such, the Wahine enter today’s match with UC San Diego with a 1-1/2 game lead on the Gauchos and have a chance to open up […]

Rainbow Wahine return home to face UC Irvine

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 12, 2021

The line outside the main gate was still modest at 5:45 p.m. but there was more activity outside SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center for tonight’s Rainbow Wahine volleyball match with UC Irvine. But having fans on the main concourse represents a welcome change compared to the silence of earlier this season. UH played in front of gatherings of under 500 in its last homestand. Tonight’s match and Sunday’s meeting with UC San Diego will be the first of the […]