Senior moments

The father of All-America middle Taylor Averill sang the national anthem and Hawaii Pono‘i.

Brooke Sedore, Keola Kahaulelio
Brooke Sedore, Keola Kahaulelio
More than 7,000 attended senior night to watch the top-ranked Warriors win their 16th in a row.

Opposite attacker Brook Sedore proposed to his girlfriend, Keola Kahaulelio, a former Rainbow Wahine water polo player.

All in all, it was a good night for volleyball and UH.

“This is more of what we envisioned when I came back six years ago,” Charlie Wade said of the largest Warrior volleyball crowd in 11 years. “This level of play, the stature of the team, the national rankings, this kind of support … it’s awesome.”

Taylor Averill
Taylor Averill

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Earlier, it was junior day for the football Warriors. Several of the state’s top 2016 prospects attended an orientation session and 2-hour practice.

Among the attendees were former Warriors and now head coaches — Amosa Amosa of Campbell and Rod York of Mililani. York will be a featured speaker at UH’s coaches clinic.

Amosa Amosa, Rod York
Amosa Amosa, Rod York

Jeremy Higgins, Kaiser’s offensive coordinator and a former UH quarterback, also attended. And, no, he did not signal plays to the UH quarterbacks.


  1. NorthShoreFan April 12, 2015 8:49 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Great series sweep by da Volleybows!

    Beeg Mahalo to the seniors! They set the standard for the future.


  2. NorthShoreFan April 12, 2015 8:51 am

    Congratulations in order to Brooke and Keola!
    Great “memory” moment.

  3. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2015 8:58 am

    Keola is from Haleiwa, but graduated from Kahuku.

  4. tom April 12, 2015 9:05 am


    Great game – and beautiful ceremony afterwards!

    Best wishes to Keola and Brooke.

  5. H-man April 12, 2015 9:10 am

    ST, nice article. I shoulda gone to watch practice, but chose to watch the Masters instead. Jordan Spieth is unbelievably good.

  6. Warrior Dave April 12, 2015 9:21 am

    So happy for Charlie Wade and the Warrior Men’s VB team. Wishing this successful ride continues beyond the NCAA tournament. Need to bring home the trophy boys!!

  7. A-House April 12, 2015 9:24 am

    just back from trip and crashed out around 6:30 last nite

    wake up at 6:15 am to finish laundry – then, remembered more laundry in shute!!!! #$!^&%%##$#@@!

    wonderful to read 7,000 at the SSC to cheer on the UHBVB over Stanford.

    “OH it’s beer, beer, beer, that makes you want to cheer
    On the farm, on the farm

    “Oh it’s beer, beer, beer that makes you want to cheer
    On the Leeland Stanford Jr farm

    My eyes are dim I cannot see, I have not brought my speck with me
    I have Yea, I have Yoh, I have not brought my specks with me

  8. 3-Prong April 12, 2015 9:51 am

    My #2 played against the future Mrs Sedore at States Waterpolo in 2010. That was an exciting game.

  9. NorthShoreFan April 12, 2015 9:56 am

    ST, there was something said about Keola being from the Northshore, now every time I go Haleiwa, my makas going be on the look out fo one tall and one short couple. How come I wen miss seeing dat pretty lady in Haleiwa, I dunno.

    btw…neva had Haleiwa before..da whole area was Wailaua…den somebody wen change um.

  10. NorthShoreFan April 12, 2015 9:58 am

    hopefully we can et a bunch Sedore athletes I the future.

  11. st. anthony trojan April 12, 2015 11:18 am

    Is nice to heard so many went there to watch that senior match…just wish they would have had a bigger promotion for the match n fill the SSC…that would have been awesome….nice win….wish them success….twice at BYU…

    Yea allan…me used to drink carbonated green river also on Maui…but after a few years it vanished…

    Sad to hear season tickets not going to well for FB…but it is about par for TEAM that has so far…not been to solid…hopefully this year…sum sparks will fly…n we get back bowl bound,,,

    Hope new decisions up there at UHAD…begin to take shape…n start to give some considerations for the fans…when they are made…n not for the convenience of opposing teams…

  12. SteveM April 12, 2015 11:50 am

    Good morning everyone!

    A beautiful day in Hawaii– in many ways!
    Congrats to the future Mr. & Mrs. Sedore!

  13. cappie the dog April 12, 2015 1:30 pm

    7,000 at a men’s volleyball game is amazing.

    How many times did the men’s basketball team draw more than 7,000+?

  14. A-House April 12, 2015 1:41 pm


    back in the Yuval Katz days, we would be apart of nearly 9-10,000 at every match

    even went to Pauley Pavilion for four the final 4 which Coach Wilton got a lesson from Al Scates on how to manage his players and strategy – Wilton left Katz in all 5 games and was wasted in the 5th game while Scates took out his best player, Paul Nihipali, for the 4th game and he came back like gangbusters – he was very, very unhappy when he had to sit the 4th game, but was the hero of the 5th game and the match

    same can be said of the Wahine VB attendance back in those days – walked out with “ringing” in my ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. oneseason April 12, 2015 1:47 pm

    #11 … thanks for tip on Ferd’s season ticket article.
    The article quotes Ben Jay that the “less than 60%” renewal amount is typical for the first pass at the season ticket holders; last year’s season ticket sales were 17,223.

    UH is hosting the MPSF quarter finals on 25 April … hopefully more than 7,000 fans will attend. It would seem like a great opportunity for UH football to promote football season tickets. If they could promote and sell season ticket renewals and take deposits for new season ticket holders, that would be even better … maybe put some tables up near the liquid refreshment concessions. The logistics are probably insurmountable, but it would be really great if UH could sell non-season ticket seats at the match to fans that buy MPSF tickets as a “thank you” for supporting MVB.

    And if the Rainbow Warriors win their next 3 matches, UH will host the MPSF semis and finals … that would be even more opportunities to promote football season ticket sales.

  16. papajoe2 April 12, 2015 2:12 pm

    So less than 60% of ticket sales then last year would come out to around 10,000 or so. Did Ben Jay expect different? This is NOT Nebraska or other big football teams that don’t have to worry about season tickets. Some of the schools have waiting lists for season tickets. I wonder if Ohio State has to worry about season ticket sales? Isn’t their annual attendance almost 100,00? How much of a percentage is less from this regime to the former regime? I guess 3 years of not doing well in a very weak conference was too much for most fans. I am hoping for the best this season and really hope they make it to a bowl game.

  17. BigFan April 12, 2015 2:17 pm

    #9, NSF, they wen change um because they wanted to separate the good people. nah, nah, j/k. Dunno if you keep up but besides Kaleo, former volleyball players Babes Kalulu and Cubi-Otineru from Haleiwa. Also soccer great Brian Ching. Just some small town pride. Also haven’t seen Nalani Choy posting for a while.

  18. One fan April 12, 2015 2:38 pm

    With sponsorships, UH should take out a full page ad and thank season ticket buyers by listing their names along with their years of commitment. Also post the names on the UH athletic site.

  19. Arcumfortis April 12, 2015 2:49 pm

    Dear Dave Matlin,

    A few years ago the last of my season ticket holding hui decided to throw in the towel and not renew. My wife and I thought, well let’s buy his tickets and take a different set of friends each game. Maybe people who don’t usually go. It seemed a pleasant way to support UH athletics. So we again renewed our tickets this year and have begun to reach out to friends who we would like to take to a game, tailgate with and the like.

    Well Dave, I would like you to know that it might even be hard to find someone who is willing to attend the season opener that is foolishly scheduled on a Thursday evening. Yes Dave, I know there are many factors to consider when scheduling games. But one of those factors is the fans (your customers and the people on whom your livelihood depends). I know you have not even started your new AD job yet but I am guessing you must be having a little anxiety about FB season ticket renewals.

    So I just thought to remind you that your customers cannot understand how just plain dumb it seems (from our perspective) to schedule the best game of the season on a day and time when it seems no one wants to come (even for free in our case). I think you are an intelligent man Dave. I hope you realize you have customers out here who’s patience has been tried by the apparent lack of thoughtfulness in scheduling. I give the Colorado game as only one example. I could name more but I don’t want to burden you. You will have enough burdens already. And actually I do have a feeling that you know what a customer is. And that it is rather important that you treat your customers well. If you don’t, well you already have the results in front of you. Good luck Dave. It is in our mutual best interest that you figure these things out quickly.

    Your friend,

  20. H-man April 12, 2015 2:51 pm

    Men’s Basketball 2015 Games > 7,000: Ref: Box Score Data UH Athletics
    UC Santa Barbara 7066
    Wichita St. 7140
    CS Fullerton 7475
    Colorado 7817
    Nebraska 8448
    UC Irvine 8761

  21. Tempmanoa April 12, 2015 3:00 pm

    I have only attended a few men’s volleyball games this year because of my schedule, but glad I attended these last two matches. Men’s and Women’s volleyball may have the best senior nights of any UH sport (or any sport nationally for that matter)– the closeness of fans and the team and coaches helps as well as the players planning something exciting– I remember the UH defensive/serving specialist for the women’s team that had a dance routine with the team and announcement of her engagement to her fiance. Last night with Taylor Averil’s dad doing a perfect rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, AND Hawaii Ponoi, and Brook Sedore’s proposal, it was amazing.

  22. Haleakala April 12, 2015 3:10 pm

    They’re a nice looking couple. Best wishes to a great future.

  23. islandman April 12, 2015 4:37 pm

    19. Hit-man.— Those figures could be tickets issued. Here is the turnstile count average for the last few years, per SA.

    Rainbow Warriors (basketball)

    2014-15 4055 $ 905,123
    2013 4208 998,164
    2012 3971 954,727
    2011-12 3938 918,318
    2010-11 3958 885,037

  24. islandman April 12, 2015 4:38 pm

    Rainbow Warriors (basketball)

    2014-15 –4055— $ 905,123
    2013– 4208 —998,164
    2012 –3971 —954,727
    2011-12– 3938 —918,318
    2010-11 –3958 —885,037

  25. islandman April 12, 2015 4:40 pm

    Rainbow Warriors (basketball)
    2014-15 —4055 —$ 905,123
    2013-14— 4208— 998,164
    2012-13— 3971 —954,727
    2011-12 —3938— 918,318
    2010-11— 3958— 885,037

  26. Denis Halloran April 12, 2015 5:34 pm

    Interesting event in San Diego
    MWC SDSU is scheduling USD as an opening game after others canceled.
    USD gets $350K guarantee, more than their entire Football budget as a non scholarship FCS Pioneer League team 3 time champion
    A classic body bag game

  27. 3-Prong April 12, 2015 7:44 pm

    Excited about the prospects of moving into the prime seats in this come back year! Cheeeeeee!

  28. cappie the dog April 12, 2015 8:17 pm

    Vassar has a men’s volleyball team.

    I didn’t realize they were a coed school now.

  29. Tiki808 April 12, 2015 8:35 pm

    Good evening. Way to go.

  30. NorthShoreFan April 12, 2015 9:24 pm

    #17, BigFan, yup dis small town produce some good ones once in a while. Small kine hometown pride.
    Used to see Nalani shopping once in a while but haven’t seen her and hubby in a while. Last time was in the buffet line at a Dot’s event.

  31. Tiki808 April 12, 2015 10:30 pm

    We do it island style..
    From the mountain, to the Leeward, Windward side..

    On the islands, we do it island style,
    from the mountain, to the Leeward, to the Windward side..

    Hawaii News Now..10 p.m. news , Lisa Kubota news anchor

  32. Tiki808 April 12, 2015 11:06 pm

    Kool and the Gang

    Get down on it…

  33. Tiki808 April 12, 2015 11:26 pm

    I think they make a good couple.

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  35. Stephen Tsai April 13, 2015 10:25 am

    New post:

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