Junior Day; Alana Rolovich; Mack slippahs
UH conducted Junior Pro Day yesterday. Scouts representing 28 NFL teams recorded hand span, arm reach, height and weight. Here are the results (compiled by the Warrior Beat):
Player……………Hand span………Reach ………Ht……………Wt.
Chris Black…………………8………………..29 5/8………….5-9 5/8…………173
John Estes……………………9 3/8………….30 1/4…………6-1 1/2…………298
Ray Hisatake……………….9 1/8………….33 3/4…………..6-2 7/8………..320
Aaron Kia…………………..10 3/8…………33 5/8………….6-4……………277
R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane……..9 1/8…………39 3/8………….5-10 1/2…….221
Malcolm Lane……………..9 3/8………….31 1/4…………6-0 1/2…………182
Chris Leatigaga…………..10 1/8………….32 1/8…………6-3 3/4…………300
Laupepa Letuli……………..10 3/4………33 1/2………….6-3 1/4………..317
Tua Mahaley…………………8 3/4………..33………………..6-3 3/8………232
Daniel Otineru…………….9 1/4…………..32 7/8…………6-2 1/2…………276
Brashton Satele…………….10…………….33 1/8………….6-0 1/2……….259
Rocky Savaiigaea………….10 5/8……….33 5/8…………6-1 7/8 ………335
Leon Wright-Jackson……..9 3/4……….32 5/8………….6-0 1/2………..223
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Congratulations to Analea and Nick Rolovich and Analea Dovovan on the birth of the couple’s second child. Alana checked in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces; she is nearly 21 inches.
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Scott Hawai‘i and the “Rob and Russ” radio show have collaborated on contest to name the slippahs designed in honor Greg McMackin. Here’s where to vote:
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Shhhh. Solomon Elimimian is in town. He is completing work on his bachelor’s degree.
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Adam Leonard suffered a slight hamstring pull during the first day of his tryout with the Seattle Seahawks last week. He was doing well until the injury.
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Happy birthday to the lovely and funny Avis Yasumura.
interesting. once again heights were exagerated.
morning tsai-ko country in top five maybe
duty call will return latter esmmmeeeeee
interesting stats. good morning tsaikos.
Good morning, gang! Have a good time at Richie’s, one of our fav spots for lunch when we go Kalihi side.
Any names on who has applied for the women’s BB coaching job?
On another note, for once, I’d like to see a hyped 7′ BB recruit actually do something on the court, aside from taking up space.
Is Brashton planning on shedding a few pounds? 260 is a lot of weight to carry on a 6 foot frame.
ST – good interview last night on L&L.
Hmm… with 31 seniors, I’m surprised there are only 13 who participated.
So what if you’re a half or a quarter inch shorter, bottom line is performance!
? Daniel Libre’s name is on the UH roster… does that mean he got his year back?
Brashston Satele at 260 can probably still run his forty in the 4.6s range and keep his agility, he has great genes.
copo….satele will have to run that fast to keep lolotai on the second team. mana’s stock has been rising unlike the american economy. the latter may even force satele to de.
i agree that satele should shed a few pounds and that he has great genes.
so it would be nice to have solly as the chat host next week. although that would be amidst the finals’ schedules.
is he still a candidate for free agency? any contract sightings?
Thank you for the stats from UH’s Junior Pro Day!
unfortunate for adam leonard. all he needs is a chance.
we need help…obviously something in our training regime needs to be fixed. never heard of so many hamstring problems like we see over the past decade.
Mac emphasizes speed over size on D, and Brashton’s weight is more than some DEs in Mac’s D in the past. I’m hoping for Brashton to be that experienced returning player that can lead the LBs, but it might be best for him to focus on speed over size to keep his starting LB spot. I agree with Al that Brashton has a serious challenger to his spot…they will all work hard over the summer and the best man will win the job in camp.
Thank you for the update on Adam. The report that he sat out the last day of the mini-camp was puzzling, but at least it was due to injury instead of because Seattle didn’t like him. However, the NFL doesn’t wait for players to recover (see: RGM last year), so hopefully he has a full recovery soon.
Some high-profile schools were hit by the APR in football and men’s basketball.
I didn’t realize that Portland State dropped wrestling in part due to the APR penalties.
Good luck to Gordy Shaw on his recruiting trip to Minnesota! With Minnesota losing out on 3 scholarships due to the APR, this might be extra good timing to take advantage of Shaw’s recruiting ties there…
….did not paint a nice picture for a free agent not being able to perform in mini-camps. there’s just too many to choose from and one becomes lost in the shuffle so quickly. he also didn’t advise going the cfl route because then you really become a needle in the haystack.
BYU students will not be able to watch ESPN on campus!
Hey Stephen any truth to the rumor that Kenneth Rewick the 6′ 7 outside hitter from Roosevelt is going to UH?
Also can you say the name of the 6′ 10 german opposite that UH has signed. Thanks.
Bottom 10 BCS conference football schools with the APR:
Article about the increase in attendance for spring football games/scrimmages. I wonder if UH could use the Warrior Bowl as a way to raise some money for the Athletic Department or a charity…
Former Arizona State QB is suing EA Sports because of their NCAA Football franchise. If this lawsuit wins (I think it is doubtful), future NCAA football games would not be able to use player ratings based on current players.
morning all, hope da basebows can pull off some magic this weekend, don’t wanna have to go into next week’s “wac bye week” scoreboard watching.
it was a matter of time for things to come crumbling down on the dodgers i guess. manny being manny, lol. 22.5 million to sit out 1/3 of the season.
so what is the apr for stanford, harvard, and the like?
i thought that usc would show up near the bottom and i am not surprised with south florida.
michelle wie shot 1 under 71 and currently t19 after round 1. wie putted well taking only 26 putts today.
dean wilson shot 5 over 77 and t126
parker mclachlin just started and is 1 over thru 1 hole
Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawiaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise
Congratulations on all the Warriors who participated in Junior Pro Day
Hana Hou to HBO Boxing for continually replaying the PACQUIAO massacre of Hatton on the net http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-boxing
Bacl to the Future(of Lurking)
correct link http://www.channelsurfing.net then scroll down to HBO Boxing
Here are the top schools for the APR:
? Who gets the parking proceeds from lower campus? Upper Campus or the Athletic Department?
Never get tired of watching that, HawaiianKiko!! Mahalo!
May not make it for today’s cc, but Mr C will (with keiki #6).
Have a good one!
would it surprise you if a punahou/kailua final is on the horizon?
Good Morning All! 🙂
Thanks for the stats, Tsai.
I hope that Adam gets better soon. That guy really deserves his shot.
hmmm the steroid bug hit willoughby as well, too bad
tks garret. good to see the naval academy right in there.
Good to hear that Solomon is completing work on his degree.
Hope Adam isn’t hamstrung by that injury.
Esme & out…
Good morning everyone!
How do you measure up to the Junior Pro Day Participants?
I’d have the second smallest hand span…
and third lightest weight…
Good morning Tsai-kos!
Where is errybody?
Homey- Professional Pop Warner teams would be clamoring for you!
no worry about being the shortest or smallest, per a mommy, at least you will have the nicest elbows
Dang batch posting. Last one is saw before posting was #40.
Here’s a link to the 2009 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Reports by School
Calculated from four years of data ending in the 2007-08 school year.
A-Joe – No can make weight for Pop Warner…oh you said professional, get weight limit?
Stretch – And she is shorter than me!
jm#### – You and Ralph drinking whine again?
Homey- Not only you’d make weight, brah, you would just fricken DOMINATE da league!!!
I’d definitely buy your game jersey at Sports Authority and ask you fo sign ‘um fo all my nephews!
A-Joe – HO, I can make Under Armour Commercial…I’m strutting in and you hear, “cluck cluck, cluck cluck”
Good morning Tsaikos….TOP 100….
eh, you could compete in the mini-me sumo tournament next month.
i am sure hundreds of pink moms would come out to watch you in your pink mawashi.
Good morning everyone. Hey, (J)J…I might see you this afternoon at your place. I’m on a “bus tour” to the Rotunda.
no forget to say Hi to WassupDoc
PowderPuff – And if you need to get away you can always use the “The sun feels good” excuse.
al – You’d look way cuter than me in a pink wawashi.
Rainbow Wahine Softball Team,
A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.
Still alive to play today.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
Look to your sisters around you. Lose together and WIN together.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Sometimes one must lose first to learn how to win. The eight veterans on this team have experienced great success and untimely losses before. In life you never stop learning. Continue to learn from those errors to lead your younger teammates into battle today.
If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.
The constant winds of change can be frustrating. At least in sports you have the tools to adjust to these changes.
Last but NOT least:
When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
keep in mind there is 0% chance or rain today so it is NOT drizzling
nah homey….i’ve been told that lavender works best with me.
kats sushi is around the corner from the capitol isn’t it?
hmmmmm. all you can eat sushi.
Mojo, Al, Koakane… you guys drooling yet? 😆
Get some big boys out there in Minnesota dontchaknow…
kazz…yup them farmboys are huge!
one or two a year would do it.
actually those midwestern boys would fit right in as most of them are very polite, hospitable, and all.
OK, back in the office. A few things . . .
David Veikune works out every morning at Cooke/Ching field. He’s more than willing to sign autographs.
German opposite hitter has been admitted to UH. Financial work is cleared. He should be returning his letter of intent by early next week. I’ll have his video link available at that time.
Yep, we have asked Solomon Elimimian to be our video guest next week. He’ll get back to us. We’re hopeful we’ll one day land Veikune.
It’s a shame about Kim Willoughby testing positive for steroids, as the AP story reports.
maybe they were talking about scented soap?
doing a double take.
didn’t post 67 just appear.
i didn’t see it a moment ago.
six foot nine eh?
Hmmm… I don’t see John Fonoti’s name up there.
New men’s Volleyball coach is going to have a gold mine of players.
No need for an extended contract… if the coach can’t produce solid numbers with the players he’s inheriting, his contract will need to be reconsidered.
kim what a dope. at least manny is getting 22 mil a year.
Since we’re talking, “true” measurements…..is that 7ft. jc/bb signee really seven feet or maybe, 6’10”???
we still need a solid middle.
and is that 6’10” chinese player really 6’10” or maybe, 6’8″????hmmmmm??
Wasn’t it John Penebacher?, who could outrebound centers in his prime??
LaTech softball team starting to irritate more teams in the WAC tournament.
Lady Techsters just beat Nevada 4-0.
LaTech advances to play the winner of FSU and BSU, while the loser plays the Wahine today at 4:45pm Cali time.
Nevada is also banished to the loser bracket to play the winner of the NMSU and SJSU game today.
mctruck our #79:
yep, Penebacker was the “jump center” during the Fab 5 era and lives down the street from ST.
well, maybe a mile and one-fourth is more correct, but it’s still down the road.
he is, I believe, the Assistant Librarian for State of Hawaii.
ST, you think stuff like this is taken into account when UH’s “Circle of Honor” honorees are decided on by the committee?
Nope. One of the inductees was banned by the NCAA for participating in a scandal that landed a program on probation.
Remember when Bob Nash lived two blocks away from us?
Fonoti’s girlfriend was in the hospital, so he didn’t participate.
I asked Greg Alexander about missing Junior Day. He said: “I dropped the ball on that one.”
Also, Tuika Tufaga was a no-show.
Blaze has an excuse. I believe he wants to play two more years.
Quarterbacks that “drop the ball.” Hmmmm….
Congrats go out to Coach Rolo and Mrs for Alana Rolovich!
IT’S A GIRL!!!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD ALANA!
Congrats to the Rolos on the newest edition to their Ohana!
Yep, still remember Bob Nash and family in our valley. Can’t remember when they moved to “town”.
Used to see them exercising (walking) as a family.
Still see daughter with the HPU gals when they come to 24hr Fitness every Tues and Thurs – am tempted to say hello, but hold back as she and team in there for training.
I hope everything is ok.
Huh? Yeah I second Made’s comments on that one! 😆
I can see this conversation happening already!
Coach: Blaze, you going to Junior Day for your measurements?
Soares: Fo wot!?!?!?!?
Unless that is a typo R.J. has got quite a wingspan for his height. Nearly 6 inches more than anyone else — even while giving up quite a bit of height.
Let me play instigator here for a bit.
Let say that during Kim Willoughby’s time at UH we won a national championship in women’s volleyball. Following this information that she was tested positive for steroids now, would the NCAA make their second attempt to try to find out if she also used ‘roids while at UH to try to STEAL another championship away from us?
try close it u mouth, u idiot
How about you try say it to my face? I have WAC tournament tickets and I can make the first game at 7pm on Wednesday 05/27/2009.
Kim was tested for every substance during the olympics and she was clean, this is ovbiously something she has done recently.
She was clean during her UH career as well.
Stephen, can’t wait to see the videos of the new warrior volleyball star.
Must be a typo but I’m not sure since I left my notes in my car.
From yesterdays postings:
Hello Merv! Great to have you back on the WB blog! Still wishing the Warriors and Dawgs get to play in Atlanta some day.
Would like to take a trip to fort Benning to see my old OCS billets near the jump towers.
how come you want to sell your end zone tickets? you going dish us?
Picture of car taking 2 lanes. Kinda reminded me our our 1990 family trip to the Far East where, in Seoul, there were lane markings for 4 lanes but actually had 7 lines of cars. Mentioned to our guide that this was worst than New York city or Boston. Interestingly, there were no accidents, but a lot of jocking for positions amongst the drivers.
Former Bows basketball players: who was the most exciting to watch? who made the biggest contribution, not $$$, to UH? We all know that AC donated the largest sum to UH.
False positive?…has there been a re-test by another lab?
Past 4 days have been very slow at work which is good cause I can relax, but getting sleepy so going home.
***WAC Softball Tourney Update***
Wahine will face off against Boise State at 4:45pm Cali time.
Boise State lost to Fresno State 4-0.
Fresno State will play LaTech tomorrow.
UH’s first team QB “dropping the ball” on a potential NFL job interview?? That’s very telling about his character and the intangibles that go along with being a team leader and your starting QB. C’mon Greg…get your schat together!
“Get some big boys out there in Minnesota dontchaknow… ”
Bwahahaha! Yah! You betcha!
ST: I had to do a doubletake, er menage a trois?
“Congratulations to Analea and Nick Rolovich and Analea Dovovan on the birth of the couple’s second child.”
LOL @ LizKauai
and I thought I had more than one
John Pennebacker (posts #79 and #81)
He had a highly paid political BOONDOGGLE job.
“Special Assistant” to the State Public Librarian – there AIN’T no such job description.
$100,000.00/year for 11 years.
Took early retirement – nice pay when military service time is added to state retirement calculation.
Did he ever give back to UH Athletics ???
Anybody know ???
Anybody got comments ???
Voted for slippah… check
Read about Jr.Day… check
Looked for typos… check
HAUOLI LAHANAU ALANA!!!
Congrats to the parents!
GO SOFTBALL WAHINE!!!
Elimination Game: Rainbow Wahine vs Boise State at 4:45pm Cali time.
“Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.”
– Sun Tzu
no, no, no………i am getting an upgrade to the sidelines.
whew, I thought you was goin ditch us for the tailgates!!!
um…ahouse….and miss out on all that food and friends?
Great post, makes me think.
al . . .
That is great to hear!
#113 . . .
I think it is spam. And, not the ono kine edda!
What a shame about Kim. Will her UH legacy be tarnished? Too bad about Adam Leonard too. Hopefully he can merit at least a practice squad spot.
Is it just me, or have the blogs been kind of screwy lately? When I view the blogs on my iPod touch, they load like a normal Web site — I don’t get the mobile version. And just now, I got this blog on my desktop in the mobile format. I just hit refresh, and now it’s back to normal. Weird …
madeinhawaii: I think all parking money goes to Auxiliary Services.
Good to see u folks over good grinds.
See you all saturday for real liquid food.
a belated welcome home to Frank and happy birfday to Lori!!
have fun over there at karaoke!
oh wait, thats not till saturday.
Estes has a short reach at 30″ NFL types like the linemen to have long arms, question is, how long an arm reach is an NFL measurable
hate to say it but when the nfl passes you by once….It is kind of of over…It is hard to get back to the big show with out college gamedays to prove yourself….Most passed players are just a year older and have to compete against younger college guys w/ plenty of game film….But not impossible ie Kurt Warner just difficult
Kazzy can pe prabe cuz he carry one machete wid heem lol
chawan_cut: I’ve got some photos you may want to see….
*wasn’t my idea…..*
ah come one, this is a G rated site, we don’t want to see your pictures….
***Rainbow Wahine vs Boise State Update***
Last word from “WARRIORFANATIC” at WSN is Wahine up 8-0 over BSU in the 4th.
CARRY ON LADIES!!!
Je ne peux pas comprendre. Pouvez vous répéter s’il vous plait?
BaseBows underway against Fresno.
looks like it will be ending soon but you can check out the live stats of the sball game
A-House ~ Most of the old OCS buildings are gone. The WWII barracks you were at are also plowed under. Jump towers are fairly new and improved, but the training is still hot & sweaty. The entire complex is quite modernized, where the 90′ towers still dominate the landscape. Looks like a Disneyland on Steroids.
The old T-10 Chutes are still used, but with modern improvements in the chute and steering system. Even when the students return to their home unit, they learn to use the MCB-1 models and then all of the improved versions.
Once they’ve logged enough jumps, then the real thrill is to jump the “Squares” where the ride and controls are like the difference between driving a volkswagen bug and a Caddy!
Been back there twice, ’04 & ’06 to attend jump school graduation ceremonies for my son and then my daughter. -Airborne!
Yeah. Can’t access it where I am. I’m sending the link to my blackberry instead.
Wahine are bronco busters!!!
Here’s to our dear Wahine
Here’s to the green and white
Here’s to your alma mater
Here’s to the tita’s with fight
Are Rob25 and Frank25 still busy?
Two orders of mandoo foryoo are in Tsaiko heaven! 🙂
Nice meeting Mr. C and #6!
Great to see Frank and Rob25 although they looked quite sedate….must be cause they just pau….
….eating! (get your mind outta da gutter! 😈 )
They were at the CC..was nice to meet Frank..he was drinking a Red Bull
poor bunting cost them again….
1-2 Fresno, top of 2nd.
They manage to score to tie at 2. 2 out, man on 1st….
d1 . . .
What?!?! I was talking about eating. Honest!
I read in 118 both Frank and Rob25 were at the cc. Since they had posted I thought they might still be “eating” or “visiting”.
Geez. Some people.
Garcia doubles! Roquemore @ 3rd. Vinnie up…
Vinnie hits a single off SS for 2 RBI! 😀
It ain’t what you say! 😆
Vinnie thrown out trying to steal 2nd.
4-2, Good Guys after 2!
….pack up, punch out, pick it up at home….
Combo with gravy all over…..wow
They stopped by at cc with red bull in each hand. They will busy for the next 2 weeks catching up, (grinding local foods that is).
Ahhhh, so they are still busy grinding.
d1 . . . I meant eating. Yeah, that really is what I meant. I am sure they are visiting a lot, too!
also very nice to meet Palmer……
Happy birthday to Lori!!!
I hope you and your girls enjoy your day!!!
Any update on the BaseBows?
Kramer got chased in the btm of 2nd. Moore called in.
CSUF scored to take back lead, 5-4.
Now 2 away in top of 4th, Bows scored twice, now back up 6-4.
Now middle of 4th.
Montplasir leadoff dinger in the 4th
6-5 Good Guys. Bottom 4th.
WAHINE SURVIVE AND LOOK TO FACE EITHER NMSU OR NEVADA.
Boise State 2
Mercy rule enforced after five innings
Yes Wafan. They fought alright and I am sure a lot of those runs were meant for LaTech, but that is in the past.
4-1/2 6 2 5, ‘bows 😀
must be a typo… 🙄 😀
❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Happy..Birthday..Lori!!!..(Garret’s..boss) ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
Tsaikos with Chutes would be quite a sight! Can you imagine the screaming! 😯 😆 😯
The wahine will take it the hard way — so the final victory will be even sweeter.
Now the BaseBows need to take care of business. Come on Wahine! Teach the guys how to do it!
Al – nothing like good competition to keep everyone on their toes. Play the best 11, if Lolotai is one of the best 11 he should move up with Satele sliding to OLB or vise-versa. Potential is a coach killer (Soares – injury prone, Falemalu – unproven), I like #59 Kiesel-Kauhane, smaller, but has all the intangibles, smart, great work ethic, athletic and strong, has starting experience from 08.
😳 I’m not sure what “33fi inches” is…. That’s it looks like on my ‘puter and browser…. “fi inches”! 😳 🙄 😆
Brew . . .
The ‘chutes would have to come in Tsai-ko size XXL. We do not want to drop too quickly! That would make for a biiiig hole in the ground and quite the grease spot.
Hmmmm, the meteor theory of extinction?
Wan, Tu, Tree, Fo, Fi, . . .
Must be a unit of measurement.
Aiyaaahhh!!!! Bulldawgs battering ‘bow pitching… 😈
Yikes – even the equipment manager and score-keeper are getting hits and rbi’s…… 😯 😈
wafan – guess the score at the top of #6 –
1 3 2 6, ‘dawgs (Hint: “2” = “to”) 😈 😯 😈
Wow. Based on the three previous posts it does not look good.
No can blame d1島….. ‘dis time! 🙄 😀
Wait! Get chance!!!
Send in the Wahine!!!
What’s the “layout” again?
What is the minimum amount of damage we can sustain on the road trip to Fresno to avoid being ousted from the very tournament we are hosting?
😳 top of the fifth…. fi-th 🙄
Congratulations to the Rolovich ‘ohana! Welcome to the world of Warrior football, Alana!
What’s the score???
from WAC site (current conference records)-
San Jose State
New Mexico State 9-7
Louisiana Tech 11-9
Fresno State 6-10
Sacramento State 5-9
I don’t know the tourney rules. Top six? 🙄
MeiLing . . .
It does not look good for the BaseBows.
13-6 FSU going into the top of the 6th. 🙁
Have a great rest of the evening and night!
See you all tomorrow!!!
Yep, bottom guys out.
The ‘Bows can theoretically still make the WAC Tournament if they get swept by Fresno, but there’s a lot of “ifs” and “buts” that would go along with it, namely with how Sacramento State plays from here on out.
Of course, getting swept by Fresno would likely end the ‘Bows shot at an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament. Despite an RPI of 25, the ‘Bows are on a short leash and a series loss to either Fresno or Utah Valley will likely put them on the outside looking in.
The other day, there were props for Jason and Kelli on their imminent graduation. Isn’t CRW a recent graduate too? ASU? Congratulations to all! 😀
Ugh… this is hard.. I’m putting down the headphones now.
At least they have tomorrow to make this up.
14-6 Fresno State up. Lord knows what inning it is…
ate -th 😈
2-run HR for Kolt! – Less than a TD now… 😯
FG diff now! 😐
😳 FG + safety… 🙄
Both the Wahine are in Fresno California right now. Both still teetering on the edge so to speak.
One team looking not to be sent home early and one team trying to keep itself from completely falling apart.
It’s going to be very important for the Bows to not only make the WAC tournament, but they will have to win it to save two things:
1) Trapasso’s image on the fans. He does have to meet with AD Jim Donovan after the season to discuss a future that looks to be short-lived should the hardships of the Bows continue.
2) Favor with the thousands of “Johnny Come Latelys” that showed up at Murakami Stadium this season. While many here are regulars at a lot of the home baseball games over the years, we all know those that remain loyal are not enough to pay the bills.
By the end of the year the baseball revenue will significantly be higher than probably several of the past years combined, but it will be next to impossible to retain the attention of those that never knew you existed prior to a good winning streak earlier in the year. Unfortunately it is through these masses revenue is generated.
However, ultimately the untimely implosion by the pitching staff lies on the coaching staff. Adjustments? Proper motivation? Yes this is division one baseball, but these kids are still student athletes and still need to be coached.
If the baseball team can return to Hawaii with winning this series or at least splitting it, then all may be forgiven and there will be a new breath of fresh air once the WAC tournament starts.
Return to Hawaii by losing the series 1-3 or getting swept and the damage could be irrevocable for the immediate future.
Best thing to do now is to end the game with as much positives as they can through their strengths and take that momentum into tomorrow’s game.
What’s the mercy rule…? 🙄
Re: coaching renewal? My ballot has been cast! 😈
just slammed down the radio, can’t take it anymore. wheels not only fell off but the whole kaweela went kaput.
Lyn, mrs. Bulla, on KITV….Lingle’s veto on tv.
Thanks for the prize you sent, appreciate it. Hopefully I get some internet access in the land of sand so can do some Fantasy Football this year.
if a team is leading by 10 runs after 5 innings game ends.
I vote “The Mack” for Coaches slippahz…
Whew – finally pau. ‘bows got BLOWN big-time…. 🙄
Aaron Kia seem shmall kine light for one Offensive Tackle at 277, I think he need to go on the Sean Na’auao diet and eat some fish and poi, lomi salmon, pipikaula, extra large lilikoi, squid or chicken lu`au don’t forget the laulau, beef or tripe stew just to name a few
Nevada defeated NMSU.
***A BEATDOWN BATTLE AT BULLDOG SOFTBALL STADIUM TOMORROW***
Both facing elimination, our Rainbow Wahine face conference foe Nevada at 1:30pm HST.
The survivor to play the lose of the Fresno State and LaTech game.
The Lady Wolfpack have had our number over the past few seasons. Just this year we were able to snap a 7 game losing streak we held against Nevada.
Nevada comes in packing major hit with the WAC Pitcher of the Year 2009 in Kate Holverson, but not to be out-done we come in yielding the WAC Freshman of the Year 2009 in Stephanie Ricketts.
Ricketts knows about the Wolfpack VERY WELL. Ricketts was pitching a fine game in the first meeting of our regular season series this year. Looking at a win, we gave up several runs giving Nevada the lead, we caught up forcing the game into extra play, another homer late into the 8th or 9th inning (can’t remember off hand) put the game away. Nevada stole one game from us in the series.
The next match up was different as Nevada won 3-1.
We rebounded the next and last game of the doubleheader and the series 3-2.
Ricketts has matured since then. It’s this maturity that puts on an equal level with Nevada giving us a chance to beat them as much as they can beat us.
We cannot afford to strand players on base as much as we did with LaTech. We had six hits against the same LaTech pitcher that struck out 14 of our batters in Ruston earlier in the year and we had a pletora of hits against Boise State.
My keys to this BIG match-up for our Wahine:
-Cannot rely on the home runs. I do not feel comfortable that we can play a “shoot-out” against Nevada. We also cannot get base hits for the sake of base hits, Nevada has good infielders. We need to “out-coach” Nevada on this one.
-Solid defensive stops at 2nd base and at the SS position.
-Stephanie Ricketts needs to believe she has matured since the first time she played against Nevada. She has gotten MUCH better and she has shown she can close games when needed. She has displayed she can take her game into several “gears” and now it’s time to use it, if needed, against a real good opponent.
LWJ put on a few pounds I see, I hope it helps him hit the hole quicker not being afraid to lower shoulder and unload through tackles…
I voted just for “Warrior”.
I dunno though, I wished there were more options to vote for.
warrior bballers need to win at least 3 games against fresno st to be in the tourny. if they split must wait to see how other WAC games is completed. anything less then they are out of it.
kazz you typing in bold cause you happy wahines bballs won or peed off cause warriors crashed 😆
Yeah kind of shitty selection on that poll, but The Mack sounds fit I think. Wonder if maybe they would take suggestions on what for call the slippah.
I would vote for (write in) Dis & Pline! 😯
I wonder what Ms. “da slipper” Leadfoot would vote for…. 🙄 😀
I was hoping to vote for Mack Slaps….but settled on The Mack 🙄
Whack ’em once! & Whack ’em one mo’ time!! 😆
At least tonight had something for cheer about when Lebron James and the Cavs spanked that arse again on the Hawks…
So wassup with this years NBA playoffs, everybody playing dirty ackin like they tough. I wish Ron Artest would’ve knocked out punk arse Kobe and then de-bo lil Derek Fisher too, that was dirty what he did to Scola.
Then wassup with Skip To My Lou pimp slapping Eddie House on the melon??? Dwight Howard dropping bows on everybody. Rajon Rondo playing like an a-hole…
I know this is the playoffs but frikk just play the dayum game. You already making millions no need try be Manny Pacquiao throw blows…sheesh.
Neither, just fo make my point big liddat.
I don’t know what it is really… I think if the Wahine lost today along with the men I’d feel SICKER.
BaseBOWS can live to fight again tomorrow. For the Wahine, one more and pau.
Either way, all UH fans stay “on edge” right now. Some more “on edge” than others… like me. 👿
RE: Post #23
We can swear on here now? 😆
Koakane, this is for you:
-Da baseball team stay more than one daikon short of the Zip Pack meal. Dey missing da spam, mahi mahi, and da chicken too. Now only get da “rubbah-yaki” beef everyone eats last.
What who stay swearing 🙂 dayum keeds
Thanks for remembering me, brew. 🙂
I wouldn’t say recent; more like soon-to-be. My convocation ceremony is one of the last ones to be held and, of course, Dear Leader is coming to speak at our commencement ceremony next Wednesday. The Final Exam period started today here in Sun Devil land and the only one I have scheduled for is on Monday. After that I’m done.
I also send out my congrats to Jason and Kelli for their soon-to-be graduation.
Now what to do with the rest of our lives…….. 👿 😈
You know, for being within a 5 1/2 hour drive (or $39 Southwest flight) from Vegas, I surely don’t spend a lot of time up there. The 2007 UH-UNLV game was the last time I was in Vegas if you exclude any airline layovers.
“minds start churning”…..
Off to work. See you all tomorrow!
Congrats to you…ASU get choke distractions I dunno how you can focus. I remember when I used to party up there in Scottsdale area, planny good times, good looking girls, good fun… Plus planny people always complain about the heat, but nothing better than seeing eye candy in bikini tops and daisy dukes, oohwee 🙂
Depressing news about the BaseBows but Congrats to the Wahine for staying afloat.
BIG Karaoke Call is now two days away and I have the “Identify the Tsinger” song list (which is getting longer and more difficult) in the wings. But here’s a simple trivia question…
Name two Tsai-kos who can sing (and sing well) without microphones?
Erryboddy sings well in da shower. 🙄
Congratulations to the Rolovich’s.
Congratulations to Commited Road Warrior.
Yeah, congratulations CRW! Geez, you’ll be done with finals before I start on Monday. 😀
Hey, I was mentioned in a press release.
Now I say UH should issue a press release about a superstar blogger who is getting her degree in two majors. 😀
Congratulations Jason. Well done! 🙂
You are my hero sir!
May 16th…. Hmmmmm… isn’t that like the day before somebodies berfday….? 🙄 😀 😯
I understand that you should be proud of your Menehunes as well.
So now Koakane gets part of his wish, too….as long as PCHS does their part 😉
brew808: Yeah … my friend J.J. at church turns 26 on the 17th. 😀
RE: Wahine Softball
There were subtle changes to the lineup in today’s win over BSU. Granted BSU is not as strong as LaTech, but the Wahine went with Stacy Yamada as the catcher and Traci Yoshikawa at SS in the loss to LaTech.
Today against BSU they went back to Katie Grimes as the catcher and Julie Franklin at SS.
Now, I’m just assuming that neither the play at the catcher position and at SS played a significant role in the loss to LaTech last night as it seemed more like a case of not getting our runners home.
Just something I noticed.
Any thoughts ST? For a while I wondered what led to Grimes playing less and splitting time with Yamada at catcher through the second half of the year.
What do you think they’ll come out with tomorrow against Nevada?
Hawaii gets big, slow, clumsy, basketball players; that, are really uncordinated. Like the big local player (with the wide stance, flailing arm defense that was a foul magnet) to the former mainland to UH recruit (who was in a traffic accident, punch out the BYU player who elbowed him, cannot put the ball in from underneath the basket) type players. Hawaii is known for that! Year after year! Look for this big boy to get the ball, game time, to flail; that, ball, and dribble that ball off his foot, or knee, and sit! Nash hasn’t shown me that he can develop big players. Nash won’t develop his game.
Wallace couldn’t help those big boys, even though he once coached Robert Parish. Wallace took players from ok to good, good to very good and very good to excellent (at best). Nash took ok to ok and good to good (or worse) and so-forth.
He’ll probably gather splinters on the bench and get his 2 to 8 points and 0 to 5 rebounds per game in D1. Depends on the off-season conditioning and coaching (don’t count on Nash for much).
Yamada and Yoshikawa –> whY??? IMHO 🙄
pictures? of what? i’m confused.
I’m assuming you mean “why play them at all”?
Short stop was one of the positions of concern this season. Coach Coolen went with quite a few players with Franklin playing most of it. Eventually Traci Yoshikawa got the spot as Coach Coolen attributed her communication with 3rd baseman Clare Warwick as one of the reasons. At times she (Yoshikawa) presented some “excitement” at SS and I mean “exciting” in the “oh man, that was close” kind of way.
As for Yamada at the catcher postion, I cannot personally say why or why not. But by the way she played during her starts I really did see anything to pose the question “why?”. Does Yamada have a stronger arm than Grimes to get the ball out to 2nd when needed, I can’t say.
Basically, I don’t question their abilities to start. There really is no SIGNIFICANT “weakness” per se.
Again, by reading the “play by play” notes off the WAC website, nothing caught my attention that would indicate that the SS and the catcher during the LaTech game did anything to cause us to lose the game. Reading the play by play looked more of a issue of finishing with having runners in scoring position.
Looking closer into the LaTech game last night, we were knocking on their door, but LaTech turned off the lights and went to the back of the house to hide and eventually it caught up to us.
The Parking Office gets all parking money. No, they cannot give any to the Athletic Department due to the financing to build the parking structures.
How much money did the Fabulous Five make for UH by selling out the HIC for two years?
Best wishes to Adam Leonard. Something has got to be up with so many (ex-)Warriors suffering hamstring injuries.
Alexander – huh? If he has a breakout season, he might have a shot in the pros. He certainly should be at or near the top of Hawaii QBs in that “arm strength” category the NFL loves so much.
OZ – #232.
Yeah, How much ???
Did the other guys get boondoggle State jobs too? (other than the current HC).
I wonder how they made out – do you know ???
Cuz I invented Macattack, and realize defense is more important, slippahs should be Ground Covers!
At Doral it was his putter he tossed.
Bayhill, it was his driver he slammed at the tee-box and at Quail Hollow it was inconsistency that made him bitter-sweet despite a dramatic comeback V.
At 1:10 pm today, Tiger Woods will hope to get off to a better start after missing 8 putts of 12-feet or less in the opening round of the TPC Sawgrass.
Those missed putts were the difference between a 65 and the frustrating 71 Woods shot at the Stadium Course.
Yesterday, the Sawgrass played kind, soft and gentle after late night showers softened its fairways and greens.
Tiger didnt have major problems with his tee-shots or ball-striking as he reached most of the greens in regulation.
But it was his putting that left him with a pain and grimace seldom seen from the number one golfer in the world.
Tiger bounced an incredible shot on the infamous ‘Island’ 17th that rolled inside 9-feet to the hole with a level green and 102″ of carpet awaiting a fist pumping birdie.
The ball hit the inside-edge of the lip, circled the cup and spun out to an astonished, bent-over, Tiger Woods.
Look, there were great performances out there today and some were making birdies look easy on a course that is the REAL rock-star….but, dont fool yourself, magic surrounds a guy named Tiger and his gallery of fans that line the 7,245 yard stadium course says it all.
Just in case Wes doesn’t post my post on his blog, I’ll post it here.
He too slow updating HA’s high school scores.
What’s so hard?
Here you go Wes. You’re welcome.
At Les Murakami Stadium
Campbell 4, Waiakea 4 (consolation, time limit)
Kailua 11, Hilo 5 (quarterfinal)
Kamehameha-Oahu 3, Kamehameha-Maui 1 (quarterfinal)
Moanalua 4, ‘Iolani 2 (quarterfinal)
Pearl City vs. Punahou, 7 p.m. (quarterfinal)
At Hans L’Orange Park
McKinley 9, Radford 7 (consolation)
Molokai 11, Hawaii Prep 5 (quarterfinal)
St. Anthony 6, Konawaena 0 (quarterfinal)
Kauai 11, Honokaa 0 (quarterfinal)
Waipahu vs. Maryknoll, 7 p.m. (quarterfinal)
POUND DA BUFFANBLU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KILL ‘EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DESTROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN UP THE SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dey yu go! Dats da spirit! 😆 😈 😉
dat sexy manang kazzy, lol
congratulations Jason and Committed Road Warrior…..time to get a job and a life…
position players at SS and catcher are weak hitting, Grimes has the strongest arm of the lot…Franklin is a defensive liability and weak hitting, reason she got benched…Yoshikawa plays better defense compared to Franklin and Gonzalez has a foot injury (she plays SS) but not much of a hitter. Grimes flat out can’t hit, so Yamada was given a chance…Boise is a first year program so it was a chance for Coolan to see if Franklin and Grimes can hit peak and hit, if they can’t hit Boise, I am sure the other two will start again on Friday…Wahine need clutch hitting and runs from one to nine…lacking in Tech game…Kazz mojo not working, use more chicken blood and some feathers…
Wow … lot of new/infrequent posters came out of the shadows to play today..
Congratulations Rolo and Analea!
Happy Birthday Lori!
I was off blog almost all day and just caught up with everything. We had a full day…
Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.
Hackers broke into a Virginia state web site and deleted prescription drug records for more than 8 million patients! They replaced that site’s homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for the return of the records.
Report from the FAA states that US air traffic faces “serious harm” from cyber attackers…so, instead of hijacking planes, terrorists can just hack into computers (which they do already!) to cause a future crash. The FAA says that it is a matter of *when*, not *if*, serious harm will be done.
Governmental red tape is preventing the removal of the Conflicker virus from important computerized medical devices.
Researchers are putting the flu vaccine into the genetic makeup of corn, so pigs and people could get a flu vaccination simply by eating corn and corn products.
This would be an awesome way to generate green energy–solar/wind power to create hydrogen fuel!
Free play links pau.
I think that OZ is correct–the parking structure revenue goes to pay off the way they financed the parking structure. After all that gets paid off, then people can go after the money…for now, that revenue stream isn’t going to UH.
da princess’ classmate,
Manny isn’t getting any of his huge salary during his suspension. So, he’s losing 50/162 of his salary…which is a LOT of money! I’m guessing that he’ll miss all of the incentives in his contract also, which means more millions lost.
If my mojo isn’t working the Wahine would be packing on the way home right now.
But speaking of… let’s see… Ralph provided updates against LaTech and we lost.
Today nothing and we won…
Anyway, looks like we’ll expect to see Stacy Yamada at catcher and Traci Yoshikawa at SS tomorrow, but wouldn’t be surprised to see Julie Franklin at SS.
Frankllin has a difficult time with ground balls, she is 6′, not bending at the knees and waist properly to square herself with the ball, lots of errors under her glove…against Boise at home she showed a very strong arm, unfortunately she has to field the ball before throwing it and that is where the problem is at.
Kazz Boise is a first year team, Hawaii beat them at home twice with the mercy rule…no mojo needed today, definitely needed on Friday so check the neighborhood and round up a bunch of roosters for your mojo ceremony. Open you wahine softball media guide and start rolling them bones on the wahines and get them ready to play
got my WAC baseball tickets in the mail today…cheers! oh wait, are we in it?
I don’t suppose any of the money from the parking structures will find its way to other centers of needs for many many more years to come. AND new structures as well as costly repairs will be needed by then.
1 Billion in 10 years, did they say??
eh Kazz how come Koa mahu paying a lot of attention to you these days…I thought she/he followed chawan to the pnw….
Ralph – that’s NOT the same Koa-mahu.
Ralph – das not me. as u know i’m in da pnw wit cc…jus huggin and kissin and……
SteveM- 216 – Nalani and A-Joe!
Hauoli Lahanau LORI and AVIS !!!
CRW- $39 ??? I hope you will be with us in Vegas, baybee!
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Just getting home from a full round of meetings concerning the ceded lands of Kaupe’a. Wow did I get an ear full from Kaniki Kanahele! I felt so energized by what this man said tonight before, during and after the meetings. Aahhh…island politics, what a kick!
CRW ~ I’m sorry I don’t know you very well, but I have enjoyed reading your posts over time. I congratulate you for your accomplishment in the Academic world. I believe that you and Jason are our future, and it makes me feel proud to be able to say that.
I wish you the best in what ever you choose to do with your education, and I hope to see you in Vegas come September!
Whoops…sorry, Kanaki not Kaniki…ho, time for go sleep my face!
Thank you everyone for your congrats and well wishes!
Liz — Yep. I’ll be in Vegas with the rest of the Tsaiko gang. Since I don’t know where I’ll be come the start of the football season, the UNLV game is the only one I’m committed to so far. The other road games will be decided as the time comes closer.
Pauoa Boy — Living 30 miles from the Tempe and Scottsdale hotspots goes a ways in making sure I stay focus. Either limit my exposure (self-control) or $80 cab ride home. Easy decision. 🙂
Jason — Congrats on your recognition!
Ralph — I agree with you when you said that it’s time to get a job and life. Working the graveyard shift the past three years put a roof over my head, but it also left me reeling if I wanted to do something that wasn’t during the late afternoon/evening hours. I look forward to transitioning to the 9-5 crowd like the rest of the world.
CRW- are you going to stay in the Valley?
I’m torn between my 40th (in year 41) class reunion in Scottsdale or the Fresno game on Oct. 10! Arrrrrgh!!!
#265- will, I guess that’s ONE way to keep the posts going… sheesh.
CRW what is your degree?
Nitey night and Sweet Rainbow Softball Wahine Dreams!
Liz — Not sure. I really don’t wanna stay in the Valley much longer, but if I’m still here come football season, I’m still here. I will jump on the first decent job offer out of town, though.
Ralph — Air Transportation Studies. BAD time to graduate. The airlines are still laying off workers and most of the airport authorities have stopped hiring for now. Looks like I’m up s*** creek for the next year or so…..
CRW it’s a tough job market for all graduates right now…good time to work on a masters degree, in two years the economy should be better and a masters will give you a higher start up job…
Don’t need all that.
The coaching staff and the veteran members of the team will handle that.
Dang big moon… humid night… hard to sleep…
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