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Hawaii women’s tennis: Petra Melounova advances to NCAA round of 32 (VIDEO)

By Brian McInnis on May 19, 2019

UPDATE: Petra Melounova is advancing in the NCAA singles tournament for the second time in her career — and first since her freshman season two years ago — with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 comeback win over LSU’s Jessica Golovin in Orlando, Fla. There was an upset in the bracket right next to Melounova; Michigan’s Chiara Lommer knocked off No. 4 seed Ingrid Gamarra Martins of South Carolina. Melounova, ranked No. 61, gets the 47th-ranked Lommer in the second round Tuesday. The match […]

VIDEO: Rainbow Warriors head to Long Beach for showdown

By Brian McInnis on April 10, 2019

It’s the matchup you’ve all been waiting for. No. 1 Hawaii (25-0) and No. 2 Long Beach State (23-1), the defending national champion that ended UH’s 2018 season in the Big West tournament, meet twice this week at the Walter Pyramid with top seeding on the line for the 2019 BWC tourney at the Stan Sheriff Center next week. Opposite Rado Parapunov, middle Patrick Gasman and libero Gage Worsley chatted with Hawaii Warrior World prior to boarding the bus behind […]

VIDEO: Rainbow Wahine roll into hectic March softball schedule

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 5, 2019

Break time is over. Ten days removed from its last game, the Rainbow Wahine softball team resumes its stop-and-go-go-go nonconference schedule with the start of the Outrigger Resorts Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament on Wednesday. UH’s matchup with St. Bonaventure, scheduled for 6 p.m. as the second game of a doubleheader at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, opens a stretch of 12 games over the next 11 days for a team looking to extend the program’s best start since 2012. The Wahine […]

VIDEO: UH basketball seniors went from ‘5-O’ to big roles

By Brian McInnis on March 1, 2019

It was the ultimate bit part. A few times a game in the 2015-16 season, the Hawaii reserves would execute a choreographed stunt at the end of the bench, usually to laugh-out-loud effect. The Superman. The Bowling Pins. The Home Run. The group became known as “Hawaii 5-O.” UH basketball’s three outgoing seniors, Jack Purchase, Brocke Stepteau and Sheriff Drammeh, count themselves as “5-O” alums. They play the final home game of their careers 8 p.m. Saturday against Cal State […]

VIDEO: Lopez, Dino earn Big West softball honors

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 25, 2019

Rainbow Wahine third baseman Nicole Lopez was named the Big West softball field player of the week on Monday and pitcher Izzy Dino earned the freshman of the week award. Lopez hit .552 (12-for-23) in seven games last week and closed the weekend by hitting two two-run home runs in a 7-2 win over Canisius on Sunday. She finished the week with three doubles, four homers and three stolen bases and scored 10 runs. The senior has hit safely in […]

Rainbow Warrior basketball: ‘Bows win Valentine’s rock fight

By Brian McInnis on February 14, 2019

Most of the Valentine’s Day match between Hawaii and Cal Poly was a battle only a mother could love. A typical rock fight between the teams ensued basically right after tipoff Thursday night. But as has been the case in most of the Mustangs-Rainbow Warriors battles of late, the ‘Bows had more rocks in their satchel, resulting in a 75-54 Rainbow Warriors runaway. It was billed as the night that Jack Purchase would likely own the Hawaii career 3-point record […]

VIDEO: Softball gears up for opener

By Brian McInnis on February 4, 2019

The 2019 season is nearly upon the Hawaii softball team. UH will likely be tested, and then some, in the opening couple days of the season. The Rainbow Wahine begin against Georgia State at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hawaii Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. The next day, they’ll take on Texas-Arlington at 4:30 p.m., followed by UCLA (ranked No. 1 in one of the two primary polls, and No.2 in the other) at 7 p.m., or a […]

VIDEO: Baseball ‘Bows begin 2019 practices

By Brian McInnis on January 14, 2019

The first full baseball practice of the 2019 preseason took place Monday at Les Murakami Stadium. UH was 27-24 in 2018, and 11-13 in the Big West. The Rainbows were hit hard by injuries down the stretch and lost eight of their final 11 BWC games to finish in sixth. Here are interviews on the prospects of the coming season with 2018 closer (and now possible starter) Dylan Thomas, first baseman/outfielder Adam Fogel, and head coach Mike Trapasso, now in […]