Irene Wilton, the mother of volleyball coach Mike Wilton, died today from injuries suffered when she was struck by a car in Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Independent reported.
At age 90, Mrs. Wilton was a feisty woman who had hiked regularly.
Here’s the article:
Irene Wilton, the 90-year old pedestrian struck by a car while crossing the intersection of Foothill and Cieneguitas roads on May 29, died this afternoon at Cottage Hospital as a result of her injuries. Though the California Highway Patrol has stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident, it remains under investigation. No charges have been filed against the 84-year-old woman who hit Wilton.
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Running backs Leon Wright-Jackson and Jake Heun have worked extra hard this summer. Wright-Jackson, who weighs about 220 pounds, is trying to gain strength while maintaining his speed. Heun, who is from Alaska, has lost about six pounds running sprints in Manoa’s heat.
In this picture, Wright-Jackson helps Heun stretch out:
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This is why blog hosts are not full-time photographers. I didn’t think I had all three subjects in the picture. So I tried to slide one out. But they all got into the frame … only they’re all pushed to the left. From the left, Jon Medeiros, Aaron Bain and Kealoha Pilares.
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Of our blog readers, d1shima is one of the most talented singers. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syuxX4A85ko) He also delivers a strong voice of opinion, insight and humor as one of our frequent posters. Meet the Dean of bloggers:
I’m d1shima and I am a Tsaiko. (All together now, “Hi, d1shima.”)
I grew up in “Da Housing” two blocks away from Farrington with my Mom and one of my brothers. Although I was fortunate enough to have earned scholarships to attend private schools throughout most of my primary education, the tempestuousness of youth got the best of me during Senior year and I was “allowed” to graduate from FHS. The good news there is that’s where I met Mrs. d1shima and we’ve been together since. (Everybody say, “Awwww”)
My Dad was a big sports fan and although divorced from my Mom he still played a big enough role in raising me to pass that along. Friday afternoons in the fall would find me on the bus from Nuuanu (shout out to Hongwanji Mission School) to Mo’ili’ili for HS football at the Termite Palace. At first, my interest was mostly in the bands, the cheering sections and the cheerleaders (even had songleaders back then). I still can remember a songleader named Emme for FHS that we all now watch on her TV specials.
Eventually though I started falling in love with the football itself. The big thrill was going on Saturday nights to watch UH play. I had no idea who Linfield, Humboldt St., and Pacific were or where they came from but I lived and died by the way the ‘Bows played on those nights. Larry Arnold, Larry Cole, Golden Richards were heroes.
Interestingly, fuud became associated with football then, too. The saimin, stadium hotdogs, Frosty Malts! Even as I write this I start salivating! Haha. Oh, and don’t forget the boiled peanuts; to this day, I’m the only one in the family who enjoys dried boiled peanuts.
So fast forward to present day and the heroes for me now are my two sons, #1 just finished his second year of teaching back at his Alma Mater, St. Louis, and of course, many of you know that #2 just graduated last week from there. Those guys love football. And they amaze me constantly with how devotedly they work to prepare themselves for it as a coach now for one and as a player for the other.
Mrs. d1shima and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last summer and now with #2 going away to Linfield this coming August, we’ll begin the transition to “empty-nesters.” We’re both glad I found this Tsaiko community to be a part of that. I started reading the Warrior Beat last season in search of some info for the Las Vegas game. Little did I know that what I would actually find was such a fine, fun and frolicking community.
And now I’ll get to share all that I find out about Linfield.
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Missed the Chad Owens Show last night? Tombo Ahi offers the video recap:
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My pal Gwyn, a sales rep at The Tizer, celebrated a belated birthday.