Match day: Stanford

Because UC Irvine can’t stop winning, the volleyball Warriors probably need to win out to earn the regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the MPSF playoffs. The Warriors have four regular-season matches remaining, starting tonight against Stanford in the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH (16-2) and UCI (17-3) are in a virtual tie for first place, although the Anteaters hold the tie-breaker.

A side story to the UH-Stanford match is Spencer McLachlin, the Warriors’ assistant coach in charge of scouting and a former Cardinal player.

Stanford coach John Kosty on McLachlin: “Thank goodness he’s not playing. That would have been a whole different ball game if he were actually playing. I think it’s awesome Spencer has an opportunity to coach in the MPSF. He was a great player for us. He definitely was one of our X factors in our national championship in 2010. He was one of our unsung heroes. He was just a pillar when he was here. We wish him all the best this season, just not this weekend.”


  1. Akamai Okole April 10, 2015 8:59 am

    “Butt”-ing in Foist!

  2. Akamai Okole April 10, 2015 9:00 am

    GO VolleyBows!

  3. Akamai Okole April 10, 2015 9:01 am

    Best wishes to #43.

    Das one football player!

  4. Akamai Okole April 10, 2015 9:04 am

    Has the Blog Host seen any famous hardware recently? 😯

  5. seewhy April 10, 2015 9:08 am

    Go Bows! Beat Stanford!

  6. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2015 9:18 am

    Akamai Okole:
    I came close. I ate at Agu Ramen, which is next to the Saint Louis Clubhouse, which is affiliated with the high school where a quarterback attended before winning famous hardware, which is now on display at that high school.

  7. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2015 9:20 am

    I’ve seen the hardware in the past, at Alabama and USC. It’s my second favorite trophy (behind MTV’s Moon Man).

  8. cheepono April 10, 2015 9:37 am

    good luck this weekend against the cardinal volleybows!

    how’s spring practice going? anyone other than collie standing out?

  9. Slugger April 10, 2015 9:44 am

    Morning! GO VOLLEY-BOWS!

  10. seewhy April 10, 2015 9:55 am

    Ah… the MTV Moon Man.

  11. hitman April 10, 2015 10:15 am

    morning all !! good luck UH!! GO VolleyBows!

  12. yidont April 10, 2015 10:26 am

    Start the conversation: “I wonder what Charlie Wade will be doing in three years — when Dave Shoji retires?”

  13. Andrew April 10, 2015 10:51 am


    What do you order there? My friend is the GM there

  14. 3-Prong April 10, 2015 11:51 am

    boo, Tora Tora, Tora… Impressive comeback bt Tiger. Crow has been eaten.

    eh Akamai O, whats with the mean emoji?

  15. papajoe2 April 10, 2015 12:00 pm

    On a somber note, Hawaiian musican of the famed Hui Ohana Nedward Kaapana dies. Aloha, Ned. A hui hou!

  16. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 12:33 pm

    Who is McLachlin? Not my job. Box is that. Good luck UH Men’s VB.

  17. cappie the dog April 10, 2015 12:44 pm

    Oh, I guess we’re done talking about men’s basketball.

    I’ll stay on topic.

    Go men’s volleyball!!!

  18. oneseason April 10, 2015 12:55 pm

    Looking forward to 7PM starts tonight and tomorrow. Let’s go Bows!

  19. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2015 1:11 pm

    Shoji will not retire in three years. Or four years …

  20. jimmy the lock April 10, 2015 1:50 pm

    Aloha Nedward “Nicky Boy” Kaapana

    A song to reflect…

  21. 3-Prong April 10, 2015 2:17 pm

    This weekend is big. Beat Da Cardinal Gunfunnit!

  22. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 2:31 pm

    I think UH loves the 80s. Klum gym. Exacerbate the problem. Anyday??

  23. iwonderwhytheyhateme April 10, 2015 2:37 pm

    Who doesn’t love the 80’s, especially with some Cyndi Lauper? #untzuntzuntz

  24. st. anthony trojan April 10, 2015 2:56 pm

    3-Prong… why are you always use a swear words…he he he he
    b-4 time in the old days.. no can use..he he he

  25. jimmy the lock April 10, 2015 2:57 pm

    Ah, da 80’s

    Big hair, video arcades, rubiks cube, cabbage patch, Nintendo, mullet, the death of disco, awful running shorts for men, bodacious, valley girl…

  26. HiloBilly April 10, 2015 3:22 pm


    Ah, da 60’s…

    JFK, bell bottoms, Civil Rights Act, $85 UAL flight to LAX or SFO, Peter, Paul, & Mary, $3,500/year tuition Occidental/Stanford/Northwestern U, Termite Palace, Roman Gabriel (local Filipino community especially went nuts over him)/Dick Butkus/Merlin Olsen/Lance Alworth /Hula Bowl, Don Ho & The Aliis, Chicano Power, Beatles, Lord Blears/Curtis Iaukea, Flower Power, Vietnam, $.29/gal gas (LA), Hawaii Calls, etc…..

    Diamond Head still fully visible from almost anywhere in Honolulu…

    GO VB WARRIORS tonight!
    Welcome back, Ka’u’s own Evan Enriques, KSH ‘2014!

  27. Boolakanaka April 10, 2015 3:29 pm

    Ahhh the 80s…..heyday of so many things, here are some: Nicks Fishmarket, Scruples, Red Lion, Bobby McGees, Hardrock, Kengos, Alice Chickens, da football bows (this era still represents an era in which we had the greatest representation in the NFL, lady bows (Dietre Collins and the gang ruled all), Chris Hemmeter, Eggs and things, 72 Bugs, Kramers, Sera Surf and Shore, Liberty House, Kanikapila, Z Caravicci, compadres, Graces and Masus plate lunch…

    Damn we ran wild…..what a good time!

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid April 10, 2015 3:29 pm

    Hiloooooooo Billyyyyyy! Howzit Braddah! Long time no see. Hugs to da family!

    Game day! GO WARRIORS!!!

  29. kev-1 April 10, 2015 3:31 pm

    I think what ST is saying is that Shoji will retire before 3 years???

  30. HiloBilly April 10, 2015 3:46 pm

    Hey, DPK…I shouldve made an ‘Ah, da ’80s’ & put in Hilo’s own SNAPPY’S PIZZA on Pi’ilani St (do the other Tsaiko’s know you’re a pizza master baker?)! How you doing! Maybe next time we’re in HNL we can get together. I’ll be over in June, KS Alumni Week, our 50th reunion, should be interesting…take care!

    Can’t wait to see UH/Stanford tonight, televised like before, imagine!

  31. Ipu Man April 10, 2015 4:28 pm

    The volley ball matches by anybody on Queens Surf by the zoo.
    Exciting games by nobody famous.
    Fun to watch.
    Those were the days.

  32. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 4:29 pm

    Have you heard? Leahi & Leahi is stopping. pbs channel 11. K5 and KHNL, now it’s OCC16. I think it’s great. But, forgot who. Just the game was enough for me. No need hype it out for some. Truthfully. I hope UH men’s volleyball wins all last 4 games remaining in the year or season.

  33. cappie the dog April 10, 2015 4:39 pm

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, The Ramones, Devo, Squeeze, Split Enz, Black Flag, David Lynch’s “Eraserhead”, David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet”, Morris Kleine-Brockhoff almost putting back a tip-in to upset BYU in the 1st round of the WAC tournament during Riley Wallace’s inaugural season, San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs after losing 13-0 in the first game, including a Rick Sutcliffe home run, Eddie Murphy as James Brown doing “Hot Tub” on SNL, Donruss 1984 baseball cards with the Glenn Braggs & Joey Meyers rookie cards, Riley Wallace booting Kleine-Brockhoff and Craig Murrray(I remember you, guys) off the team after the season was over, leering at the Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” display at the Pearl City Holiday Mart, and roast beef over spaghetti noodles at KC Drive In.

  34. 3-Prong April 10, 2015 6:02 pm

    24 St Anthony: “goshdarnit” maybe as an alternative? Fo real? das one swear word? Used to hear alot when lived on Maui fo 12 yeahs! He!

    Goshdarnit, Bows, Beat Those Cardinal!

  35. BigFan April 10, 2015 6:26 pm

    Mention of the 60’s and 80’s, what happen to the 70’s? I am always amazed at all the old timers on this blog. You guys always get me going on the past and since it’s slow, let me reminisce and music always bring back memories.
    My time started with Oliver Lee and his sit ins at Bachman Hall. Remember the dances at (I believe) Hemingway Hall. During the late 60’s / eary 70’s, you had disco’s and lounges like Hawaiian Hut, Hula Hut, Pt. After, Magic Mushroom, Tiki’s, Infinity, La Mancha, Capt. Nemo’s , Beef and Grog, Spats (little too high class for me), Toppe Ada Shoppe, Oar House.
    Saw the great bands of Santana and Kenny Rankin at the Amphitheater when Ambercrombie was at UH.
    Great local bands at the time like Kalapana, Country Comfort, Cecilio and Kapono. Many lesser bands that I cannot even remember but some were Liz Damon and the Orient Express (she was hot w/ the hit 1900 Yesterday), Linda Green and the Tempos (My Little Japanese Boy (I liked her too!!), Kasuals.
    Used to have the Battle of the Bands with all the different High Schools so the talent used to be featured in the many clubs of the day. I can’t remember the group from Castle HS who were pretty good. You had Audie Kimura at Horatios, Sydette Sakauye who broke away from the Orient Express. Kalapana also had outstanding members who later performed individually like Mike Paulo.
    We used to just hang out and eat at places like Cock’s Roost which had the cafeteria like place underneath (forgot the name).

    Toooo many memories. Those were great times.

  36. BigFan April 10, 2015 6:32 pm

    Don’t want to forget Kui Lee, great songwriter who died way too young. There were the young Cazimero’s, Surfers, Peter Moon. Different type of performers but great also.

  37. BigFan April 10, 2015 6:37 pm

    Anybody besides me went to the Crater Festival? I had a tee shirt for the longest time but no longer have it. Many great bands and performers during a turbulent and psychedelic time. If I were to mention all the performers nation wide, I might be here all night.

    gotta watch the bows.

  38. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 6:58 pm

    7 p.m. SSC
    I’ll be here tonight.

    UH needs 4 from regular season play to see where they stand in national contention. I hope they’re that good as the rankings places them in. Go Warriors!

  39. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 7:17 pm

    Just off the horizons of UH lower
    Campus, Manoa 7:15 p.m.
    Friday night. Hawai’i time

    Live stats UH Hawaii Athletics
    1420 AM ESPN radio

    same lineup Kolbe Kanetake and
    Davis Holt from Big Island at 6-9 MB.
    2002 was their last trip to a finals and
    they won. 2015? We’ll see.
    Not with KIF, please disregard all
    KIF comments, as they were never
    qualified candidates to comment on
    national title as these games are to
    the rest of Hawai’i more specifically

  40. BigFan April 10, 2015 7:26 pm

    Now that’s a gorgeous hula dancer back then:

    Sorry, I know it’s a sports blog but nobody is blogging and I’m doing this watching the bows.

  41. oldtimer808 April 10, 2015 8:23 pm

    #37 Yes I went to the first Crater Festival but can’t remember the year. Time has faded my memory. Hard getting old lol. I used to go the Queen’s Surf with my friends to drink and the entertainment. You could go to the beach and listen to the music in the main stage area that was open to the beach. Oly and Primo beer back then.

  42. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 9:13 pm

    UH wins 25-17, 25,22, 26-24 over Stanford. 22-3 overall. 17-2 MPSF

  43. BigFan April 10, 2015 9:24 pm

    whoa, those volleybows sure looking consistenly awesome now.

  44. BigFan April 10, 2015 9:29 pm

    #41, Oldtimer, I believe you as you’re one of the old timers on this blog. Yeah, I can’t remember the year I went (memory is foggy). I thought I saw Santana there ( I saw him multiple times so not sure). I will paste a list compiled on another site but it’s not complete. I thought Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were there at the same time the year that I went.

    The 1970 festival took place in June and the line-up included:
    Cecilio & Kapono
    Big Brother and the Holding Company
    The 1971 Diamond Head Crater Festival was held December 5th and 6th. The line-up included:
    Buddy Miles
    Carlos Santana
    The 1972 festival line-up included:
    Little Feat
    The 1973 festival was held June 10, 1973. The line-up included:
    Cecilio & Kapono
    Hui Ohana
    Stevie “Guitar” Sparks and Matthew Akiona
    Sunday Manoa
    The 1975 festival was held on New Year’s Day and the line-up included:
    The 2-day Festival of Life (New Years Eve, Dec. 31,1975 to New Years Day Jan.1, 1976) was a celebration of America’s bicentennial. Promoters Polynesian Enterprises (Bob Kent and Steve Eastwood) in association with Calgary’s Fire Productions (Chris Dobbin, Anthony Gregory and Joel Margolis)chartered a DC8, painted it Red,White & Blue w/stars, of course, and flew the entire entourage {Sly Stone missed the flight and flew over later – Stevie Wonder had to cancel at the last minute) to Hawaii in what had to be one of the most infamous drunken, drug hazed flights since Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour.
    Note: Seals & Crofts abstained from such shenanigans as they were members of the Baha’i faith, good thing they weren’t seated next to Cheech & Chong’s entourage who lit up before the plane was aloft. All the major news stations were at the airport to shoot the arrival as local fans disbelieved that such a prestigious group of performers could be assembled for one festival.
    Bachman Turner Overdrive
    Seals & Crofts
    Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods)
    Country Joe & The Fish
    Cheech & Chong
    Cobra (Featuring Members Of Santana, Sly’s Family Stone And Sultry Vocalist Georgia Elliot)
    Sly Stone
    Billy Preston
    Tower Of Power
    Herbie Hancock
    Shawn Phillips
    The Stampeders
    Melissa Manchester
    Wendy Waldman
    Steve Ferguson
    Makaha Sons Of Niihau
    Ox (Seawind)
    The 1977 festival was held July 3-4, and the line-up included:
    Elvin Bishop
    Mackie Feary Band
    Flash Cadillac
    The Bright Eye Band: Chuck DeFrancis (lead guitar & vocals), Martin Samuel (drums), Jim Kesilika (bass guitar & vocals), Chris Bovard (lead guitar & vocals).
    The final Diamondhead Crater Festival was held Labor Day, Sept. 4, 1978, and promoted by Bob Kent and Steve Eastwood.
    “LEAHI ‘78”
    Talent Line – up
    Cecilio & Kapono
    Little River Band
    Mackey Feary Band
    Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawaii

  45. Tiki808 April 10, 2015 9:33 pm

    5,708 at Stan Sheriff Center tonight.

  46. BigFan April 10, 2015 9:45 pm

    If they get it up to 7,000, isn’t that like the Yuval Katz days? Too bad the season is ending. You have all the elements like good looks (Hartley, Fey, Averill, Sarcovic), emotion (Sedore), locals (Fey, Holt, Kanetake), good mix of local, national, and international mix and of course talent. Lot of seniors…gonna miss um next year.

  47. BigFan April 10, 2015 9:54 pm

    I’m gonna be like Tiki and just post whatever. I’ll be a blog hog since it looks like everyone is out and about on a Friday nite.

    What can we talk about? This is a sports blog but I need at least a 2 way conversation for that. How about Nehru jackets. Remember them? I remember having a black satin one with gold lace neck and wrist area trims that I wore a huge gold medallion on a huge gold chain. lol.

    I actually need to get ready to go out myself.

    Common peeps, need more bloggers.

  48. BigFan April 10, 2015 9:58 pm

    Another thing, sad to see Benjy go but hope Ganot will be the caretaker of the program for a long time. We had some talent on the team that I want to see continue to develope especially Fleming. Lots of attitude but he is the best freshman that we’ve had in some time. Hope he stays.

    Anyway, thanks Benjy for the well done job.

  49. SteveM April 10, 2015 10:43 pm

    RE: #47
    BigFan — your comments about being all alone on the blog brought back some memories of the night I felt alone on the blog and did a soliloquy…8 years ago… 🙂

    Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]
    Everyone’s gone already?
    [sigh] My turn tonight to do a soliloquy?

    ST’s 5 F’s for this blog: Football, Food, Family, Friends, and Fun
    The blog party is next week Tuesday and my “Peaches” and I are planning to attend. We don’t personally know anyone (I think) and we don’t often go to parties.

    So why did we commit? I’m coming because Al teased and invited me. He might deny it.
    But after months of “seeing” everyone on this blog, you feel a certain fellowship…
    especially when the opinions you read often are your own–someone just posted it before
    you or said it more profoundly.

    …and then you have mental images of the people (esp. when you don’t know them) and
    they are nothing like what you think. For example, without the hints, teasing, and
    supposed facts, I would picture…

    The Punchbowl Kid as 5′-11″, 170 lbs. with a lot of energy and around 42 years old. Big
    sailfish fin on his back. The most eloquent writer here.

    Al, my classmate as 5′-08″, 180 lbs. and reminding me of someone I knew in high school.
    Poke bowl in one hand, 8-lb aku in the other.

    bulla as 6′-01″, 260 lbs, dark tan complexion. Mid-40’s. Squeezing a stress ball in in his left
    hand, and in the other…

    gigi-hawaii — No comment since I’m old enough to know better. Besides, I’ve seen her
    pictures online.

    S. Tsai — No comment since I’m really old enough to know better…especially if his picture on
    this blog head is representative of the picture on my own web page.

    The others I’ll describe later. Long Time UH Fan and myself are the same size. OK… so
    laugh or be insulted.. but my “Peaches” read a lot and decided, “This party is going to be
    I said, “No… it’s not an X X X party… that’s just the sverage size of the Aloha shirts most
    of us will be wearing”. 😉

    But she’s attending anyway. She wants meet you folks too. Amazing…
    02/16/07 @ 01:16

    The blog party above was Tsai-ko Blog Party 2 on February 20, 2007.
    Click here to see photos.

  50. oneseason April 10, 2015 10:59 pm

    A fun match. Congratulations to the MVB team!

  51. jm2375 April 10, 2015 11:19 pm

    Congrats to the volleyball Warriors!
    Sure seemed like there was more than 6000 in attendance tonight. Should be a big crowd tomorrow.

    “The only player who can stop Taylor Averill is Jennings Franciskovic.” – Charlie Wade

  52. papajoe2 April 11, 2015 12:01 am

    Big Fan #40~I knew Darleen at about that time. Gorgeous indeed.

  53. BigFan April 11, 2015 12:04 am

    papajoe, lucky you. Good to reminisce about days of our youth when you still look good, ha, ha.

  54. Tiki808 April 11, 2015 1:03 am

    I hope UH continues. What will they do if UH reaches the finals vs. UC Irvine? Make party at Stan Sheriff Center. For free & eats. It should be wild. Still too early yet.

  55. ALLAN April 11, 2015 4:36 am


  56. Akamai Okole April 11, 2015 6:01 am

    Great Morning All!

    WTG VolleyBows!

    BaseBows/SoftBows… 👿

    3-Prong – Dat one is mad (evil, actually)

    😈 Dat one is “twisted”


  57. Akamai Okole April 11, 2015 6:10 am

    Agu Ramen…Mmmmm

    The Blog Host might wanna plan on lunch there again on April 30. 😉

  58. oneseason April 11, 2015 6:14 am

    Good article by FL today “Matlin’s salary set at $290K for 5 years” … it sounds like UH and the AD reached a fair agreement for compensation and retention as well.

    ‘The agreement says Matlin’s initial appointment is for five years and subject to “satisfactory annual performance each year.” Termination “will be for failure to earn satisfactory or better evaluation or for cause.” ‘

    ‘Termination compensation is three months salary during first two years of employment and six months thereafter.’

  59. oneseason April 11, 2015 6:39 am

    Great job UH Athletics in rolling out the supa-bazooka! But why does the EE to JJ side get most of the high end goodies … every single match? Looking at the seating chart, the SSC looks symmetric about the CC to F line. Maybe tonight though 🙂

  60. kawika49 April 11, 2015 8:24 am

    I remember the Neylor Sisters at the Waikiki Sands.

  61. kawika49 April 11, 2015 8:30 am

    And my uncle Lippy, and Uncle Lucky Luck; who married my aunties. Let us not forget Aunty Fern Kennison. They made the Club Pago Pago.

  62. Na Alii Pride April 11, 2015 8:40 am

    Boo #27 – Thanks for the memories. I think we the same age. Here’s some more memories from da 80s –

    C&K Concerts at the Shell, Fast Stop, Circle K, Waikiki Theaters, Marina Theater, Cinerama Theater, Hauoli, Dai Ei, Full Serve Gas Stations, Al Noga, Walter Murray, DA Bears, etc.

  63. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2015 8:50 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Ahhh da Crater Festivals. One year, forget the year, we got to get in free the night before the festival. KPOI-FM put out a call for T-leaves and greenery needed for the stage area. We responded with a truck load and got to go in free.
    Recollections?…only Richie Havens opening up with Here Comes the Sun and Freedom…then things get “hazy”…Talk about a “buzzing” day! Dat Spanada bong was cruel punishment!
    Great win last night. Hana Hou!

  64. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2015 8:51 am

    Da 60’s was da bestest.

  65. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2015 8:52 am

    Get one Magic Mushroom event next month at the JCC.

  66. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2015 8:58 am

    Tiger disqualified..but made some precious memories…
    A wise man once said.. “make memories, make memories”. hope he is well.

  67. Inyoface April 11, 2015 9:12 am

    He’s disqualified?

  68. tom April 11, 2015 9:15 am

    I’m the guy listening to chamber music in the car but …

    I did like the mellow music of Liz Damon and the Orient Express.

  69. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2015 9:16 am

    New post:

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