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Hawaii softball: Rainbow Wahine seek Power 5 win

By Brian McInnis on February 26, 2020

A topsy-turvy start to the season for Hawaii softball has featured some impressive hitting and hit-or-miss pitching. One thing that the Rainbow Wahine (8-8) have lacked thus far? A signature win over a power conference opponent. The Wahine are 0-3 against Power Five teams — they lost to Iowa State twice (8-4 and 7-2) in the Paradise Classic and Iowa (2-1) in the Hawaii Invitational. Of those, they were in two of them; they gave up seven runs in the top […]

Rainbow Forecast: Senior week for men’s basketball; baseball takes on Vanderbilt; softball hosts tourney

By Brian McInnis on February 24, 2020

For the last time this season, men’s basketball takes center stage at the Stan Sheriff Center. UH, struggling mightily for the month of February, will attempt to right itself before a supportive crowd in games on Thursday and Saturday before the Rainbow Warriors head to the mainland for the month of March to decide their postseason fate. Two starting seniors, Eddie Stansberry and Zigmars Raimo, will be sent off Saturday against UC Riverside, win or loss. But as for UH […]

Hawaii athletics: Ups and downs of a busy Saturday

By Brian McInnis on February 23, 2020

A lot happened in the realm of University of Hawaii athletics on Saturday, the 22nd of February. Some of it was excellent, some so-so, and some UH fans would probably sooner forget. Just about every spring sport was in action in form or fashion, with the notable exception being the No. 1 UH men’s volleyball team, which had a bye week. UH tennis also did not play Saturday. The singular greatest achievements were had by the men’s and women’s swimming […]

Hawaii softball: Callee Heen climbs up home run chart in Rainbow Wahine win

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 20, 2020

As so often happens, Callee Heen wasn’t aiming for the fences when she delivered a pivotal blast for the Rainbow Wahine softball team Thursday night. After the Wahine erased an early three-run deficit against Portland State, when Heen stepped to the plate with a runner on base and two out in the bottom of the fourth, “I was just trying to hit line drives,” she said, “because the wind was really blowing a lot so nothing in the air was […]

Rainbow Forecast: Washington State to test Hawaii baseball; women’s basketball has first-place showdown; SandBows begin

By Brian McInnis on February 17, 2020

With the exception of the top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team, just about every other spring sport is in action this week. That includes beach volleyball, which opens its 2020 season in the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach. The SandBows begin at No. 5. Scout the smorgasbord below and pick your spots, because there’s an absolute ton going on — though much of it takes place on the mainland for sports like water polo, swimming and women’s tennis. The […]

Rainbow Forecast: Marquee matchups at home for Hawaii basketball, on road for men’s volleyball

By Brian McInnis on February 10, 2020

All five of Hawaii’s primary spring spectator sports are in action this week, plus some others. The No. 1 UH men’s volleyball team (12) and Rainbow Wahine basketball team (five) put some significant win streaks on the line. The volleyballers head to the Bay Area to face No. 11 Stanford in a two-match set, while the Wahine host always-competitive Cal State Northridge. UH men’s basketball has two marquee home matchups in Long Beach State on Wednesday and league leader UC […]

Hawaii softball: Rainbow Wahine settle into new roles in opening tournament

By Brian McInnis on February 9, 2020

The Paradise Classic ended the way it started for the Hawaii softball team. With a lopsided win over Northern Colorado. In between, the Rainbow Wahine took their lumps from Memphis and Iowa State, the latter of which went on to win the four-team tournament on Saturday afternoon, as they worked through new roles and responsibilities. After beating UNC 11-2 in the season opener Thursday, the Wahine absorbed 8-4 and 15-3 successive defeats to ISU and Memphis on Friday. The first […]

Hawaii softball: Rainbow Wahine roll to season-opening win over Northern Colorado

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 6, 2020

A rocky top of the first inning was long forgotten by the time the University of Hawaii softball team finished off a rollicking bottom of that inning to open the 2020 season. The Rainbow Wahine spotted Northern Colorado a run on a miscommunication in the infield with two out in the first inning on Thursday. But they more than made up for the miscue by pounding out six hits in a nine-run outburst in their first turn at bat to […]