Moving along

The Warriors fought the good fight before losing San Mateo’s Fehoko Fanaika to LSU.

That leaves the Warriors with a few options. They are expected to continue to hold a scholarship for Konawaena’s Mike Andrade, who still needs to complete some procedures before he may be tendered a binding letter.

The Warriors most likely will give the remaining scholarships to current walk-ons rather than signing another prospect this semester.

* * * * *

While we were all sleeping this morning, Brashton Satele proves his former team was not:



  1. haka March 16, 2012 7:59 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  2. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 8:02 am


  3. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:02 am

    …nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

  4. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 8:03 am

    good morning.

  5. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:03 am


    The face of someone with a day off who forgot to complete his Tournament Bracket…..

  6. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:09 am

    What’s a coach to do when his charges won’t make a tackle?

  7. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:10 am

    Thanks for the updates last night. I was at the mall, and I was having trouble getting the Internet on my phone, so I popped into an Apple store to get updates on one of those demo laptops

    OK. That previous paragraph sounded like spam.

  8. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:11 am


    Thanks for those football-lesson links.

    I remember you posted one about Boise State’s offense a few years ago. It was quite helpful.

  9. J-FORCE March 16, 2012 8:12 am

    Top 10!!

  10. Garret March 16, 2012 8:13 am

    It is best to give the offers to walk-ons instead of making offers to recruits that still haven’t been offered to anyone. It is a great reward for upperclassmen walk-ons who have proven themselves on the team, plus that will provide the coaches with more scholarships to offer in the future since those walk-ons will finish their eligibility years before a high school recruit would.

    It was a good attempt to get Fanaika and UH came *really* close to getting a SEC-level recruit. These coaches could win those recruiting battles in the future and it would be better for them to have more scholarships in future years than trying to find recruits who still don’t have offers for this year.

  11. Garret March 16, 2012 8:14 am

    It sounds like the alliance has ruled out 24 teams and will stop at a smaller number. I think that is good and will dilute things less for UH.

    A source told me yesterday that the Alliance has ruled out expanding to 24 teams, and will focus on either 18, 20 or 22. It’s widely assumed that UTEP will be switched from C-USA to the Mountain West group, which makes sense as there are far more viable candidates on the eastern side of the country. With one football-only member in Hawaii, the Alliance will very likely add another in the C-USA division to balance out the league.

    Say the Alliance decides to go big at 22. UTEP slides over from C-USA, Utah State and San Jose State are plucked from the WAC, and there’s your Mountain West division comprising 10 full members, plus Hawaii in football only.

  12. Garret March 16, 2012 8:15 am

    Eastern Carolina is pledged to support the alliance.

    In February presidents and chancellors from 16 universities, including East Carolina, met to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a presidentially led intercollegiate athletics conference that would begin competition in the 2013-14 academic year. Participating universities include members of Conference USA and the Mountain West conference.

  13. Garret March 16, 2012 8:16 am

    Unless ECU gets an invitation to join the Big East, of course…

    Ballard and Holland stand in agreement that if the merger plans don’t suit ECU, the school can still opt out of the deal.

    “If at any time this looks like it’s not for us or we have a better option or if some of the worst-case scenarios unfold, I’m very confident that we can extract ourself from this new conference with a fairly minimal cost to East Carolina University,” Ballard said.

  14. Couch potato March 16, 2012 8:16 am

    sha-wing for the fences. way to stay aggressive Sarah and Jessica.

  15. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:18 am

    Smart Football is a nice site to check-in with during the season and a godsend in the off-season!

    btw, was there a Spring Football practice schedule posted?

  16. Garret March 16, 2012 8:19 am


    I just saw your question from yesterday. UH does *not* benefit from a WAC team winning in the NCAA tournament, since UH isn’t getting any share of the WAC’s money for this year. UH gave up its WAC revenue for this year as part of leaving for the MWC.

    UH doesn’t get any MWC basketball money either because UH is a football-only member.

    For all of the conference agreements I’ve read about during realignment, schools joining a conference only get a share of the basketball revenue earned after they joined. So, it is quite feasible that UH won’t get any of the money that the Big West earns this year either.

    After this year, UH fans should cheer hard for Big West teams in the tournament, since every win in the NCAA tournament means $1.44 mil more for the conference.

  17. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:24 am


    I had a partial spring schedule from Juan, and well …

    They practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before taking off a week for spring break. Because they’ll have a meeting in the lecture auditorium first, and that place won’t be available until after classes, the team won’t be on the field until 4:30 p.m., at the earliest.

    After the break, the schedule goes Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. The weekend practices will be in the morning, most likely around 10.

  18. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:26 am

    I do like the name “the alliance.”

    I somehow envision ADs in a cigar-smoked room saying, “the Hawaii family can promise to control the docks …”

  19. ai-eee-soos March 16, 2012 8:26 am

    I hope that they’re not running out of prospects. Still gotta find a BIG body or two.

    “The Warriors most likely will give the remaining scholarships to current walk-ons rather than signing another prospect this semester.”

  20. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:27 am

    Mrs d1shima wanted to see The Descendants. I resisted.

    …had no idea it was so arresting! 👿

  21. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:28 am

    Mahalo Garret.

    Mahalo Stephen.

  22. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:36 am

    I saw “The Descendants” on the plane a couple of weeks ago. Fascinating, except it lost some impact with the editing for the G-rated passengers. There were a lot of “muck you” comments.

  23. Stretch March 16, 2012 8:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    On my way to work this morning, I saw the lights on and wondered if it was the football team. Good to see they are working hard!

  24. Couch potato March 16, 2012 8:43 am

    not sure if any dates or times changed but here is the tweet of the spring practice date and times:!/HawaiiFootball/statuses/172853336498896896

  25. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 8:45 am


    I think Dawn Hirayama is the only Dawn I’ve ever seen.

    Well, I might have seen dawn in Vegas once, but I can’t be sure because there were no clocks. It could have been sundown.

  26. Couch potato March 16, 2012 8:53 am

    see Somm above if you want to make a russian website.

  27. tom mui March 16, 2012 8:54 am

    Good Morning Hawaii!

    The “Alliance” – I like it. Maybe we should get a new mascot – maybe a student dressed like “Captain America”. (Can put the “H” logo on the shield).

    BEAT A&M!

  28. Ballpicker March 16, 2012 8:55 am

    Someone’s on a ROLL.

  29. Ballpicker March 16, 2012 9:01 am

    And that’s always welcome levity. 🙂

  30. al March 16, 2012 9:07 am

    nice to see that in the end col. ahouse and mattyboy are gentlemen in that they haven’t gloated over the loss of a top recruit for us.

    so perhaps we could do this at maple garden on tuesday (i heard you d1) at maple garden/yen king restaurant.

    you boys okay with that day?

  31. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 9:10 am

    The Alliance or The Avengers — Who wins?

    I think the Avengers have fewer members. The Alliance has the power to make ADs pay travel subsidies.

  32. Kevin March 16, 2012 9:12 am


    What kind of question is that.

    The Avengers has TONY EFFIN STARK!!!!

  33. Kevin March 16, 2012 9:12 am

    THOR alone > The alliance.

  34. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 9:14 am


    I think you should have been given better odds.

    I mean, the national runner-up or an alliance member? Even UH wondered why the guy took so long.

  35. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 9:15 am


    If it were on an airplane, it would be Tony Muckin’ Stark.

  36. d1shima March 16, 2012 9:27 am



  37. d1shima March 16, 2012 9:28 am

    The thing is that some people have “muck videos” playing on their laptops/tablets in the next row anyway!

  38. Couch potato March 16, 2012 9:29 am

    no can win against these super powers: mighty mouse, underdog, super chicken, and the mighty heroes.

  39. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 9:36 am

    Underdog was awesome.

    He solved crimes. He was funny.

    Alas, he was a victim of identity theft. Just look at the NCAA tournament. Underdog is everywhere.

  40. homey ℞ March 16, 2012 9:40 am

    al – Tuesday huh? Sounds good.

    That was a good softball game last night. Another challenge tonight.

  41. al March 16, 2012 9:42 am

    cp…i’ll take jeannie over all of these guys.

  42. al March 16, 2012 9:43 am

    st…had lsu not jump in to the picture so late, i am sure fanaika would have been island bound.

  43. Couch potato March 16, 2012 9:44 am

    ST, that is correct, half of them are underdogs. now i got that superchicken song in my head.

  44. al March 16, 2012 9:46 am

    okay no answer from ahouse and mattyboy.

    but, its on.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    maple garden restaurant aka yen king.

    isenberg st.


    all invited.

    rsvp on the blog.

    cost about $15 with tip.

    chinese buffet

  45. Couch potato March 16, 2012 9:46 am

    if i had a genie like Jennie i wouldn’t keep her in a bottle at night.

  46. Kevin March 16, 2012 9:47 am


    If it were on an airplane I doubt they’d be showing Ironman.

    ONCE I lucked out at they showed “The Pursuit of Happiness” which was really good. All the other times they feed you garbage like “Night at the Museum”.

  47. al March 16, 2012 9:48 am

    cp…he meant this underdog.

  48. d1shima March 16, 2012 9:50 am

    Back in the day, many men would have preferred that Jeannie was all over them

  49. homey ℞ March 16, 2012 9:50 am

    Unless by some random or intentional act of nature…I’ll be there.

  50. d1shima March 16, 2012 9:50 am


    I’m in

  51. Kevin March 16, 2012 9:51 am

    I just realized something. Baseball and softball are the ONLY two sports at UH where you won’t get scolded for being “too loud” by other fans. I hear water polo has a rowdy crowd as well though.

  52. Couch potato March 16, 2012 9:52 am

    d1shima, many boys too.

  53. SteveM March 16, 2012 9:55 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Maple Garden Chinese buffet fuud?

    Count me in.

  54. MattyBoy March 16, 2012 9:56 am

    Hey al,

    I’m here..just been busy with school!!! So..lunch you say???

  55. d1shima March 16, 2012 9:57 am


    tru dat

  56. Couch potato March 16, 2012 9:58 am

    i wonder what is there to cheer about at a sailing match? i’m ignorant when it comes to sailing.

  57. d1shima March 16, 2012 10:00 am

    I’d start cheering once the 10-pounders are loaded

  58. A-House March 16, 2012 10:01 am

    ST: #26

    You missed out on all the “dawns” we saw in the military – especially field training – saw the sun come up and go down and we were still training.

    Only exception was in Hokkaido during annual training in January time frame – went to work in the dark and came home in the dark – 14 hour shifts.

  59. A-House March 16, 2012 10:02 am


    Maple Garden on Tuesday? is that on 3/20/2012? time??

    I will be there.

    domo arigato.

  60. A-House March 16, 2012 10:06 am

    sorry, al – jumped the gun reading your post before I went back to read more!

    sure, 1130 hours it is! Mrs A-House may attend – depending if she will be in “town” that day. I will pay her fair share.

  61. HiloBilly March 16, 2012 10:07 am

    Al, I kinda thought that Mrs. Peel would’ve been more your style!

  62. kifi March 16, 2012 10:07 am

    Be there Tuesday. Will share the burden of purchasing lunch for A-House and Matty Boy. Good job by the two for not gloating, like Al said.

  63. d1shima March 16, 2012 10:08 am

    Emma Peale? 😆

  64. HiloBilly March 16, 2012 10:11 am

    Emma Peel & sidekick Mr. Steed, yup!

    BTW, Wags is retiring as AD at KS-H….it’s going to be interesting to see who applies, hopefully it’s not a ‘done deal’ somewhere out there (nuff said).

  65. SteveM March 16, 2012 10:11 am

    Speaking of fuud… or not…

    BON VOYAGE TO MR. & MRS. BULLA who have probably just boarded the Carnival Inspiration for a 3 hour day cruise. This is Bulla’s first cruise and he is escorted by the lead Tsaikette karaoke Diva and bombardier. 😎

    hah… I can see the smiles of the Tsai-ko cruisers reading this… 😉

    BTW, this is the same ship and similar itinerary as the day after UH-USC Game (except 4-nt with Catalina Island too). Tracking prices and different ship options for the USC and SDSU games at…

  66. Steve March 16, 2012 10:11 am

    Kevin, or Pomai, How you like the crowd last night, was it not just awesome. Who needs cheerleaders, the crowd were their own cheerleaders with “Let’s Go Bows!!!!”.

  67. LizKauai March 16, 2012 10:14 am

    Anyone know if Saui Matagiese will get a schollie this year from the new coach?

  68. Steve March 16, 2012 10:15 am

    Hoping OcSports decides to change their TV schedule and televise the San Jose St. games. That way the whole State can watch these magnificent girls play. No other UH team in town. Baseball and Volleyball teams are travelling.

  69. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 10:25 am


    He’s under consideration for one.

    He had been promised one by the previous regime.

  70. MattyBoy March 16, 2012 10:37 am


    Shucks! Looks like I won’t be able to attend Tuesdays luncheon. Got school all day along with two tests back to back! Would’ve love to have gone and personally meet you! Maybe another time ah?

  71. cheepono March 16, 2012 10:45 am

    richard torres got a call from udub asking if he’d be interested in being a GA over there.

  72. cheepono March 16, 2012 10:49 am

    players were pushed to the limit early this morning. trash cans were set up all around ching field in case any of the players needed to throw up. they’re definitely working hard, and it ain’t even spring ball yet.

  73. koakane ip4 March 16, 2012 10:49 am

    tues lunch I’m in. d1 car pool ?

  74. d1shima March 16, 2012 10:51 am

    I go check.

    wait…I no mo pool! 😈

  75. koakane ip4 March 16, 2012 10:56 am

    oh mid morn all

    what about dem wahines, winning despite the crappy ump behind the plate. his strike zone reminded me of the floating Chinese restaurant barge docked near Falls of Clyde….swaying this way them another way.

  76. tom mui March 16, 2012 11:14 am

    AL – my favorite Chinese restaurant but I have to go elsewhere with She Who Must be Obeyed.

  77. jkjones March 16, 2012 11:19 am

    Stephanie was a pit bull with a smiley face last night. It wasnt always pretty as her adversary appeared, but it was an incredible performance. The best most ardent of wahine fans have witnessed from the circle.

    The more i hear golden bear fans grouse on the websites about the amount of players they left stranded on the bags (17) to rob Jolene Henderson’s artful display of swag dancing, low-fives and Ks, the more extraordinary Rickett’s accomplishment becomes.

    This is a storyline of legend. Casey in the circle against the Berkville nine. Except, this time, it is Stephanie who dishes out the K.

    Anyone else would have folded their hand and uttered no mas without protest from Coolen.

    Not our gurl.

    Coolen reaffirmed that notion in a post-game interview bite.

    And Rickett’s kept her composure and smiley face displayed.

    There is no celebration in Berkville today,

    the mighty streak has ended for the lady bears…

    and in Manoa they rejoice for Stephanie, and that mighty smile she wears.

  78. 808Bowler March 16, 2012 11:20 am

    Howzit everyone.

  79. ai-eee-soos March 16, 2012 11:20 am

    Mixed feelings – on the one hand, on the other hand.

    1. It’s a good opportunity for Richard Torres.

    2. But, it’s another ploy for sark-da-cockroach, to get another recruiting edge in Hawaii.



    March 16th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    richard torres got a call from udub asking if he’d be interested in being a GA over there.


  80. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 11:29 am

    jkj, like


  81. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2012 11:43 am


    Thanks for the news on Torres.

    He’s a sharp one.

  82. gmahoney March 16, 2012 12:04 pm

    Koakane, you sure right about that strike zone.

  83. jm2375 March 16, 2012 12:16 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!




    GO WARRIORS!! Beat dem BYWho kittycats!

    (Screecher’s voice is back in working order. :mrgreen: 😆 )

  84. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 12:19 pm

    Will Kaia pitch tonight? I thought I heard that she was going back to Australia to tryout for their national team. If so, will Stephanie pitch or do we have someone else? I know softball pitching doesn’t wear on the arm as much as baseball because the pitch is the natural movement of the arm, but at one time last night, I thought she had thrown over 160 pitches and the game wasn’t even over yet.

  85. jm2375 March 16, 2012 12:25 pm

    al-san – lunch may be a game time decision. Screecher is on Spring Break starting Monday for 2 weeks. Not sure when I’ll be in town.

  86. d1shima March 16, 2012 12:30 pm

    Misery Tigers

  87. Pomai March 16, 2012 12:33 pm

    al did I mention I’m off on tuesday????? I’m in….

  88. al March 16, 2012 12:33 pm

    mattyboy…raincheck for you is fine.

  89. al March 16, 2012 12:34 pm

    shoots pomai…i am glad that you are off on tuesday.

  90. al March 16, 2012 12:35 pm

    i am really happy for richard torres if he does go to udub.

    but, methinks there are some underlying motives regarding his north shore connections.

  91. al March 16, 2012 12:37 pm

    ai-eee-sooos…ai-eee-soos. perhaps we are brothers…we think alike.

    do you also like igado?

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:42 pm

    Torres certainly has Football DNA – coaching and playing! His Pops told me that Richard would like to continue playing somewhere before he starts his coaching career. Love to see that, betcha he could play some arena ball somehwere at least! Best of luck to him, how ever things play out.

  93. Kevin March 16, 2012 12:46 pm


    She and Lauren are flying out today. Will be returning in a week.

    Ricketts will be ok.

  94. Steve March 16, 2012 12:47 pm

    Papajoe2, Stephanie Ricketts will be pitching against Texas A & M, and Winthrop. Kaia, Lauren, and their mom left for Australia this morning. Kaia, will be back Friday morning, her sister will be back a little sooner, I believe. They will be going back, for their grandma’s funeral, on Monday. Kaia has a tryout with the Australian National team starting Tuesday.

  95. slenzi March 16, 2012 12:51 pm

    Richard Torres is sharp. Underlying motives? Maybe, but he’s up against Inoke and others here for those North Shore recruits. We will be OK, so long as we keep in “genuine” and don’t make stink up there.

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:51 pm


    Looks like you’ve got an old school, good old fahioned, high bio-mass, feeding frenzy type cattle call going for tuesday. Hope the owners of MG/YK are ready for the crush of xxx large, hungry apex predators!

    Gonna be frightening and filling! Gonna be epic! I’m in!

    Just don’t make me sit next the masters of chopstick food snatching. They know who they are.


    I’ll bring the book. BTW – Did you have a chance to see John Carter of Mars yet? Pretty cool in the new 3-D format…

  97. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:54 pm

    “next to” that should read above.

  98. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:55 pm


  99. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:55 pm


  100. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 12:55 pm


  101. tom mui March 16, 2012 1:02 pm

    DPK #100 – all things come to those who wait!

  102. mctruck March 16, 2012 1:34 pm

    don’t know if was mentioned already, but was reading this mornings, Dallas Mornings News, that Anthony Carter was cut/released by the Toronto Raptors.

  103. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 1:40 pm

    mc, it was on the local news last night in Hawaii. He was supposed to be traded with several others (I forget what team [Dallas?]), but the other team changed the deal and he was left out.

  104. Guts March 16, 2012 1:47 pm

    Steve, I will be at lunch with al, will you?

  105. mctruck March 16, 2012 1:57 pm

    #105…I think AC should be ready to retire anyway; maybe go into coaching, high school or college…what u tink?

  106. DaveLetterMan March 16, 2012 2:03 pm


    I believe he said in a recent SA article that his intentions was to play a year or two more and then retire and coach. He said Coach Karl at Denver has said he will give him a shot at it. He also said being the elder player on the Raptors roster has given him a chance to start his coaching career while still playing ball.

  107. Stretch March 16, 2012 2:10 pm

    Interesting that UW called Richard Torres. I wonder if he didn’t return the INT for a TD, would he have received the phone call??

  108. d1shima March 16, 2012 2:15 pm

    ….don’t give a d4m ’bout the whole State of Michigan,

    I’m from O-hi-o.


  109. Old Diver March 16, 2012 2:34 pm

    WhooHoo! Just got my New iPad. Much faster than my iPad 1, the screen is also much sharper.

  110. mikey March 16, 2012 2:35 pm

    Congratulations to Wahine for great game and Win over No. 1 ranked California yesterday especially to Jessica Iwata on walk off Home-run after given up a go-ahead run on her error. A great come back and recovery. As I was watching Jessica at bat under my breath and saying just hit one over and she did just that was Amazing indeed.

    Heanderson was in control and held the Wahine to one hit and 16 KO says a great pitcher that she is.

    But our Ricketts was all guts time after time, innings after innings stranding runners on base and never giving up.

    Way to go Wahine!

  111. mikey March 16, 2012 2:37 pm

    The game tonight with Texas A&M should be an overflow sold out Mob

    Better get you seat by 5 PM

    Go Wahine!

  112. mikey March 16, 2012 2:46 pm

    Not having great success with my March NCAA Bracket

    My South and West is all messed up.

    Especially thanks to Missouri knocked off my final 4 selection.

    But I was watching Norfolk State and just like the Wahine never giving up

    Coming back time after time even with all the offensive calls by the Ref against them.

  113. d1shima March 16, 2012 3:03 pm

    Anti-chalk day.

  114. cheepono March 16, 2012 3:04 pm

    great picture of the 2012 UH football coaching staff!/HawaiiFootball/status/180827064272830465/photo/1/large

  115. d1shima March 16, 2012 3:06 pm

    The “Other” Ohio team did it.

  116. d1shima March 16, 2012 3:11 pm

    Oh my!

  117. d1shima March 16, 2012 3:18 pm

    I’m actually feeling pretty OK with not filling in my bracket after today!


  118. Buffoman March 16, 2012 3:24 pm

    Wow, Duke just got knocked off!

    Coach Gib just has to get the kids to believe and play hard, anything can happen. There are those young men out there who are not going to the “name” schools who can just flat out play ball.

  119. bigislandkurt March 16, 2012 3:25 pm

    Hell day in the darkness. These warriors will be better and tougher. No doubt.


  120. ai-eee-soos March 16, 2012 3:31 pm

    UH offers Waianae’s DT, Kennedy Tulimasealii a scholarship. 6-1, 285.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.

    Go Warriors !!!

  121. HawaiiMongoose March 16, 2012 3:32 pm

    Duke loses to Lehigh. Two #2 seeds fall in one day. Gotta love March Madness.

    We SO need a playoff in college football.

  122. mikey March 16, 2012 3:32 pm

    I think #(15) Norfolk State warped many brackets galore.

    Way to go Norfolk a new Cinderella Team.

  123. RedZone March 16, 2012 3:33 pm

    Way to go Lehigh.

  124. mikey March 16, 2012 3:33 pm

    Have a great weekend ye all

  125. jkjones March 16, 2012 3:48 pm

    Two mid-major softball programs could shake up the elite top 10 landscape in next week’s D1A college softball ranking– provided they continue their roll.

    Both Louisiana Laffeyete and Hawai’i fed on top ranked teams this week.

    The Lady Cajuns feasted defending national champs #5 ASU (26-3), 9-2, while Hawai’i (23-1) broke up No 1/2 California’s (23-1) 23 game win streak and handed the golden bears their first loss of the season, 3-1, on a 10th inning walk-off homerun by Jessica Iwata.

    For #10 La Laf, they extended their consecutive win streak to 24.

    The wahine are 23-1. The lone loss at the hands of #6 TEXAS.

    La Laf is 3-0 against ranked teams this season and the wahine are 5-1.

    In other top 10 scores, #8 Georgia fell to unranked Ga Tech. It was the first win by the lady yellow jackets over their in-state rivals since 2008.

    A win over #21 Texas A&M tonight will give the wahine a 6-1 record over ranked teams.

    And strong consideration for a top 10 selection.

  126. jkjones March 16, 2012 3:58 pm

    Stephanie Rickett’s is designated to pitch in four games in the Chevron Tournment.

    She is looking at pitching 31 innings in 5 days. Stephanie is at the halfway mark.

    That feat could come close to throwing 700-750 pitches….

    a true Iron Lady.

  127. 99club March 16, 2012 4:11 pm

    My tourney bracket pool is en fuego.

  128. Oa hela natten March 16, 2012 4:23 pm

    This is some really good information, myself have a squidoo lens, check it out!

  129. ai-eee-soos March 16, 2012 5:17 pm

    follow up ….

    ” … Written by Pete Roussel

    Friday March 16, 2012

    FIU: Earlier in the week, it was reported that Hawaii director of player personnel Juan Lozano had resigned. I have now learned that Lozano has accepted the director of football operations job at FIU. … “

  130. ai-eee-soos March 16, 2012 5:30 pm

    … 49ers interested in Peyton Manning ? …

    ” The San Francisco 49ers have emerged as a late contender in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes on Friday, according to an ESPN report.

    According to ESPN, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman watched Manning throw at Duke on Tuesday night. They were impressed enough to send the team doctor to Duke the next day to conduct a physical on Manning.

    The Niners, who have been working diligently to extend quarterback Alex Smith’s contract, could be a sleeper team to sign Manning, who is planning to conduct a private workout for Broncos brass on Friday. ”

  131. d1shima March 16, 2012 5:40 pm

    Prayers for midnight and Barbara.

  132. d1shima March 16, 2012 5:50 pm

    At last, a mere #12 knocking off a #5. 😉

  133. d1shima March 16, 2012 6:04 pm

    No Happy St. Paddy’s for the Irish

  134. Wes'side Warrior March 16, 2012 6:05 pm

    ST… speaking of Dawn…

    During my senior year of high school, some of us found ourselves on Waikiki beach one weekend, just cruising along, walking on the sand.

    One of my friends sees this cute girl up near the surfboards, talking with this big, muscle-bound dude. He turns to us and says, “Eh, I know that chick!”

    About 30 yards away, he starts yelling, “Dawn! Eh, Dawn! What’s up?”

    The muscle guy turns around and yells back, “Eh, howzit, Bruddah! Whoa, long time!!!”

    We look at our friend and bust out laughing hysterically. “You know Dawn? That wasn’t Dawn. But did you know Don? Hahaha!”

    To this day, some 30-something years later, he still gets razzed about it.

  135. Wes'side Warrior March 16, 2012 6:06 pm

    Yes! Prayers for Midnight and Barb!

  136. d1shima March 16, 2012 6:10 pm



  137. wafan March 16, 2012 6:33 pm

    Good evening (in my best Hitchcock voice).

  138. wafan March 16, 2012 6:34 pm

    Prayers and positive thoughts for Kal and Barbara. Good thing they are able to do something to fix the problem!

  139. Kekoa March 16, 2012 7:02 pm

    Rgr dat Tsaiko ohana. Dear friends – Kal & Barbara are in need of our best wishes for a very positive outcome. They’re reason for being in Texas was to help a family member in dire need. Now it’s their turn. Please take a moment to say a short healing prayer for braddah Kal.


  140. d1shima March 16, 2012 7:32 pm


    4th error so far for the BaseB 🙁 ws

  141. d1shima March 16, 2012 7:40 pm


  142. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:08 pm

    SoftB 🙁 ws

  143. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 8:10 pm


    healing prayers and best wishes from Hilo. God Bless.

  144. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:21 pm

    BaseB 🙁 ws

  145. mo808 March 16, 2012 8:22 pm

    Praying that God grant His blessing and healing to braddah Kal in Texas.

    Tough loss Wahine! Chin up and press onward!

  146. d1shima March 16, 2012 8:38 pm

    Rocky night in the Quarry so far.

    VolleyBows still hanging on, 1-2

  147. Link Building March 16, 2012 8:38 pm

    I really like the colors here on your blog. did you make this yourself or did you have it done by a professional?

  148. Steve March 16, 2012 8:45 pm

    The Wahine Softball Team fell flat on their collective faces against Texas A&M. They played worse then they did against Texas. Feel sorry for Stephanie Ricketts, not getting any support from the team. The Wahine made the Texas A&M pitcher look like an elite pitcher, which she is not. Right now the Wahine Softball Team does not deserve to be ranked. The loss to Texas A&M makes the California victory look like it was just a fluke.

  149. Moocher March 16, 2012 8:50 pm

    Bummer…what were we led to believe? Or is this a bit of PR from a LSU blogger to to not let the tiger nation know they almost lost out to UH…

    Regarding FF, “He was split down the middle with Florida and LSU, as well as looking at Hawaii, but it really came down to Florida and LSU,” Tulloch said. “He went away with his family and came back, and he just said LSU was the right fit.”

    Don’t know if it was posted or not before but eh, plenty more big fish in the Pacific 🙂

  150. Steve March 16, 2012 9:24 pm

    Texas A&M gave the Wahine their lone run, via a walk, the Wahine did not earn it. If you watch the Wahine batters they are all swinging from their heals, all trying to hit a home run. Whereas, the opposing hitters are just trying to make contact. One reason why the opposing teams have outhit the Wahine, the last few games, and the difference in hits is not even close.

  151. Steve March 16, 2012 9:29 pm

    Kevin, you said the Stephanie would be just fine. It did not look so, as the game went along, the more tired she looked. If the Wahine batters do not give Stephanie alot of support tomorrow. It may not be a pleasant picture to look at.

    Even the defense was troubling, kicked balls, Iwata having Alex run all the way for a pop up that was just 4 steps behind her, just standing there watching Alex run all the way in for it.

  152. SteveM March 16, 2012 9:45 pm

    Coincidental that exactly 5 years ago on the blog, we were discussing cruise ships (as mobile full size football fields) and Bulla recapping the first Camellia Cattle Call. See my comment #65 today regarding his first cruise. Anyway, here’s some post-Cattle Call silliness from back then…

    Comment from: bulla [Visitor]

    to all the Camellia Carnivores,

    we are going to take the video camera with us next time so there is no question as to the activities that took place. i think we can mount that camera on uncle Al’s head, but we’d get too dizzy from the up and down motion….and that was only on the first course of the day, haha.

    the lady didn’t bump into me, she bounced into me from Kid’s side of the room, kind of like a pinball machine, and Kid and I were the flippers…wait a minute, i thought that Camellias was dolphin safe, gotta check on that….and true, Joe did eat the papa’a meat, but that could have been a flashback from his small kids dayz with bb buns, geckos and a hibachi….yummy.

    it was a fun day, i think we’re on the most wanted to not come back list for the day manager, but it wasn’t me pushing the vegetables through the burner.

    and Kid, Al, StevenM got their top plate on the grill changed 3 times to our 1 time….move volume on that side of the table…..easy tiger, don’t start swimming over here just yet.

    next time we go guys, can StevenM pick us up in a 24 pax van so we can fit in better with the rest of the crowd….haha

    03/16/07 @ 12:36

    Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]

    I only have a 7-pax van so I figure can hold 6 if we squeeze and one is the small guy, Al in the middle seats. bulla cannot sit in the front because the window rolls down and his arms can reach out. 🙂 But cannot hold more than 4 until I get the suspension raised and reinforced.

    Yeah, 24 pax van should hold around 12 plus driver…who has one?

    03/16/07 @ 13:23

  153. gmahoney March 16, 2012 9:59 pm

    Wow, Steve, one bad game and you turn on Na Wahine and especially a courageous player like Kelly Majam! What a great fan you are! Just like the typical Hawaii fan, once they lose, you are on their backs. Re-read your post last night. Where is your encouragement? Aren’t you still proud to be a Wahine fan? I know the girls try their hardest, each and every game. They don’t try to let you down. Don’t claim to be their biggest fan, if you turn on them after a loss. Shame on you!

    Na Wahine, don’t listen to Steve. He doesn’t represent the rest of your fans. Win or lose, ladies, continue to represent the University and us. We are proud to be Na Wahine fans! We’ll get them next time, girls! Next!

    Anybody with me?

  154. cocobean March 16, 2012 10:06 pm

    #164. Don’t sweat the little things. Steve being Steve that’s all. Seen it before, will see it again from him.

  155. Steve March 16, 2012 10:11 pm

    gmahoney, not just one bad game, they also looked bad against Texas. Not only that, if it was not for Kaia, who knows what would have happened against Marist. As batters they are looking very silly, even against just adequate pitchers.

    What the girls were doing during their winning streak, they are not doing now. During the streak they were not swinging for the fences, just looking to make contact. Now for some reason, they are swinging from their heals, trying to jack the ball over the fence. You can ask anyone, when a hitter does that nothing good from it.

  156. tommui March 16, 2012 10:11 pm

    We are behind you all the way! GO WAHINE!

  157. Steve March 16, 2012 10:14 pm

    gmahoney, I am not dishing Kelly Majam, just saying she should not be the leadoff hitter, hitting way below .200. When was the last time you have seen a leadoff hitter hitting well below .200?

  158. Steve March 16, 2012 10:17 pm

    When you back the players, you also back the coaches, which would mean, that all of you still believe Dana and Mac should still be coaching their teams.

  159. Steve March 16, 2012 10:18 pm

    But then again, alot of you were not backing Dana, or Mac, hmmm, very interesting.

  160. Steve March 16, 2012 10:21 pm

    If it was not for Stephanie, or Kaia, this team would be in big trouble.

  161. SteveM March 16, 2012 10:21 pm

    Re: my #163 at 9:45 pm

    Two comments that preceded Bulla’s above were left out. Restoring it now so complete the scenerio…

    Comment from: WreckinEyez [Visitor]

    I really never gave my take on what had happened a Camellia’s.

    Truth be told,

    Bulla on the other had had burnt some Kalbi till it was totally papa’a (charred). So he tried to throw it in Joe’s plate to make like it was his fault… So Joe ended up eating it.

    SteveM did take a lot of notes. He got our last names, credit card numbers, Pin, High score on Pac-man,…

    Some lady bumped into Bulla… How the heck did she do that!?!? Anyways, after five minutes she was finally found and was very embarrassed. She mumbled out something but we couldn’t make it out. Something about back hair and getting hair balls.

    Al and I were looking for the flap meat. Apparently they only bring it out for dinner. We were very disappointed. But the company was great.

    It was a good day as always with the group. Maybe next time Kid you can get your Ice Cream and Al and I can get our flap meat and sashimi.

    03/16/07 @ 09:15

    Comment from: ted domay [Visitor] [FloridaTed]

    The Power of one, Gigi, shoots down the project. How about if we make the stadium as a giant floating cruise ship, lots of extra revenue and we could bring our own stadium to road games and actually play a home game. We also could get a new bowl game and bring our own fans with us. I think I’m going to take my medicine now…..

    03/16/07 @ 11:54

    Note it wasn’t me who first brought up the football ship idea. 🙂

    Bon Voyage to Bulla!

    “Fair Winds and Following Seas” to the late FloridaTed (Ted Domay), Bonafide Tsai-ko!

  162. Steve March 16, 2012 10:25 pm

    All tonite’s Softball game did was so every that the Wahine are pretenders not contenders, no matter how well Stephanie pitched. I do feel truly sorry for Stephanie.

  163. SteveM March 16, 2012 10:30 pm

    Note how I referenced a previous post by time in my 10:21 pm post….

    …rather than rely on comment number. 😐

  164. el burro sabio March 16, 2012 10:32 pm

    Howzit SteveM

    No one else is around tonight?

  165. SteveM March 16, 2012 10:50 pm

    hi el burro sabio — I dunno. I think quite a few are lurking, but it’s a quiet time.

  166. Kekoa March 16, 2012 10:55 pm

    GMA ~ I came over as soon as you called. So what do I find? The same ‘fan’ turning on the SoftBows! Shoots, that’s just him throwing his usual hissy fit. Funny, nobody can figure out where his true allegiance resides. Is he for the women or not? Dunno!

    I guess all we can do is Leave him alone. Some of what he has might get on you if you get too close.

    Gotta run, more important poker game going on right now. Let him stew in his lonely little softbow world.

    (((Hugs)))For our Ladies of the Diamond. Win or Lose, we still stand with you 100%. Come back strong tomorrow and play your best. That’s all I ever ask of you.

  167. SteveM March 16, 2012 10:56 pm

    I’m going over to check FB. The Bulla’s have been posting pix of their ship.

    The pah-tay has now shifted to somewhere off San Diego.

    I’ll be back later…

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  169. al March 16, 2012 11:13 pm

    much aloha and prayers to kalfred and barbara.

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  171. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 11:34 pm

    I don’t know if I met Kal and Barbara but I read his posts and other Tsaikos say good things about you. I will say a prayer for both of you. God Bless.

  172. Steve March 16, 2012 11:42 pm

    Texas A&M is the last ranked team the Wahine will play. They had a chance to make a really BIG statement, but they failed to do so. Looks like only one team from the WAC will make the NCAA Tournament, Fresno St. and BYU, are somewhat down this year.

  173. al March 16, 2012 11:43 pm

    hey…steve, lunch tuesday??? we can discuss softball if you like.

  174. papajoe2 March 16, 2012 11:45 pm

    Reading SteveM’s throw back posts reminds me of the good days that was on this blog. Now because of a few kill joy people or maybe he’s all of the same, its hard to enjoy something that was so good. Rasu, Koamahu, use to post some funny stuff and it really was enjoyable. What I’m trying to say is Steve, stay off the blog. You’re not wanted here.

  175. Stretch March 16, 2012 11:46 pm

    Steve – not sure why you waste your time riding the rail of the softball stadium. Your time is better spent at home, especially since the girls are “pretenders”. BUT, since you have nothing else to do, I am sure you will be there at the game. I can see why you like to stand by yourself, you have no choice….

  176. oldtimer808 March 17, 2012 12:09 am

    Geez chill out Steve losses happen whether to a ranked team or not ranked. It is not the end of their season for losing to the “last” ranked team. Stephanie was mentally tired and the team missed Parnabe. I think it’s difficult to get up two nights in a row especially after throwing over a 160 pitches. Coach Coolen will get this corrected. Pretty easy to be an arm chair quarterback so let the coaches coach and just support the team win or lose. Life goes on so chill out.

  177. cocobean March 17, 2012 12:09 am

    Some going from head cheerleader to head jeer leader. Steve being Steve.

  178. Steve March 17, 2012 12:17 am

    Stretch, and for that matter cocobean, I have a choice, at sporting events, be it softball, baseball, basketball, or football, I rather stand.

    As for the girls, I still back them, just do not care to much for Coolen and his philosophy of playing one dimentional offense, which is the long ball. No team has ever won a National Championship that way. You win National Championships with Pitching, Defense, and doing the little things like, bunting, and getting timely hitting. Thought he had changed his ways, cause the girls were doing that during their 21 game win streak, but somehow, it is back to the same thing, which is long ball.

  179. PowderPuff March 17, 2012 12:18 am

    Would these “magnificent girls” from #68 be the same “pretenders” from #173?!? What a miserable existence you must have, Steve. Go to lunch on Tuesday.

  180. Steve March 17, 2012 12:19 am

    oldtimer808, I have nothing against Stephanie, she pitched her heart out, again, and will against Winthrop. Just that Coolen’s philosophy of the long ball, will get in her way again.

  181. jm2375 March 17, 2012 12:22 am


    Back late from the vb game. Great game, but bad outcome. The place was rocking at the end of the 4th game and thru the 5th game. Tomorrow’s another day and the Warriors WILL PREVAIL!!!

    We provided part of the post-game meal to the boys tonight. The boys got a taste of the bp. Tomorrow is the last Warrior booster club potluck of the season. The boys are so appreciative of what the booster club does for them. I encourage everyone to join and participate. You’ll get more out of it than what you put in.

    Welcome to the world, Makena Podlewski. Hope we see you in a Warrior uniform in about 18 years. 😀

  182. PowderPuff March 17, 2012 12:37 am

    Nice jm2375…good bunch of guys who played with guts in 4 and 5 tonight. Too bad about the end….we need to get a new generation of VB refs.

  183. Steve March 17, 2012 12:37 am

    PowderPuff, thinking about it more, it is not so much the girls fault, it is more the fault of Coolen, and his philosophy of the long ball. Does he even teach the girls how to bunt, cause it seems only one girl can bunt with any consistency, that is Dara. If you watch the girls swing the bat, they are all swinging from their heals, going for the home run. I am not the only one saying that. Alot of people are seeing and saying that to. It seems Coolen is more concerned about picking up rubbish, then he is about teaching the girls. So with that said, I do not blame the girls. For it is a lack of coaching.

  184. PowderPuff March 17, 2012 12:51 am

    Criticizing officials on collegiate and pro levels – YES; criticize collegiate players – NO; name-calling, especially in a public forum like a newspaper blog – NO.

  185. Spy March 17, 2012 1:14 am

    Steve can not go to lunch. He does not have a job. I know his family.

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