Shutter can train with teammates

Quarterback Cayman Shutter will remain on suspension from team activities until at least mid-July, but he will be allowed to participate with teammates in unsupervised workouts.

Head coach Norm Chow said the players are on their own for those workouts, which lead to the opening of training camp on Aug. 3.

Shutter was arrested on March 29 on suspicion of drunken driving. On April 3, he was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Chow said not embarrassing the program “is a team rule.”

Chow is on the mainland through Sunday. Chow and Shutter are scheduled to meet on Monday. Chow said he likely will wait until after Shutter’s trial on July 20 before re-evaluating the punishment.

Shutter was UH’s No. 2 quarterback before his suspension.

* * * * *

Remember linebacker Ben Mamea from Kahuku?

He is set to go on a two-year church mission. Mamea did not attend college last year, instead working to raise money for his mission trip. His eligibility clock has not started.

* * * * *

Former UH safety Richard Torres is in talks with NFL and CFL teams. If he fails to land a tryout offer, he will seek a master’s degree. Washington, Washington State and Utah State have offered Torres a coaching position as a graduate assistant.


  1. BleedGreen808 May 2, 2012 12:14 am

    Time to catch up, Cayman!

  2. BleedGreen808 May 2, 2012 12:16 am

    I have a feeling the July court date will be postponed!

  3. 808Bowler May 2, 2012 12:25 am

    Howzit everyone.

  4. mo808 May 2, 2012 12:55 am

    I hope the best for Cayman’s reinstatement to the team!

  5. wafan May 2, 2012 1:37 am

    Super Hump Day, everyone!

  6. wafan May 2, 2012 1:41 am

    Give a big HOOT for MPI!

    ILH champs — yeah.

  7. Wes'side Warrior May 2, 2012 2:16 am

    Morning, everyone!

    As long as we’re not breaking any NCAA rules… you know they like to use “mid-majors” as examples.

    Hope you all have a great day!

  8. wafan May 2, 2012 2:17 am

    Celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Month!

    Where is the food?

  9. Wes'side Warrior May 2, 2012 2:17 am

    Condolences and prayers for Heikoti Fakava’s family.

  10. wafan May 2, 2012 2:18 am

    Happy 40 years of Wahine sports!


  11. Wes'side Warrior May 2, 2012 2:21 am

    I like the looks of our defense. Offense got lots of growing to do. But, what about our Special Teams? Have our “issues” been addressed and solved? I’d love to see the automatic extra points of days gone by. Please… no more adventures in that phase of the game!

  12. free downloads May 2, 2012 2:32 am

    Thank you nice post buddy

  13. Midnight May 2, 2012 2:46 am

    Good memories! Heikoti Fakava. Sympathies and condolences to the family.

  14. Nolan Nibbs May 2, 2012 3:53 am

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  15. Bryson May 2, 2012 5:06 am

    Now is the time when Shutter has to show his leadership capabilities and he will have to work twice as hard to show he wants to be on this team…Like they say he has to do the right thing when no one is watching I believe if he does this then Coach Chow may welcome him back for Fall Camp…

  16. polywarrior4life May 2, 2012 5:07 am

    Thoughts and Prayers too the Fakava Ohana.


    I think you maybe right. Good luck to Cayman!

    Congratulations MPI!

  17. Erma Monares May 2, 2012 5:30 am

    Great article. The best link building strategies article i’ve read so far.

  18. d1shima May 2, 2012 5:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Delaying tactics by his attorney may be problematic for his reinstatement. I’m sure that’s one thing that will be discussed when the HC returns.

  19. Johnny Nicewarner May 2, 2012 5:35 am

    Great blog, thanks.

  20. d1shima May 2, 2012 5:45 am

    Tough row to hoe ahead for the ‘Aints.

    Who dat! NFL says, Take Dat!

    The NFL suspended four players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty system, including linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season.

  21. Slugger May 2, 2012 5:50 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Have a great day in Hawai’i nei!


  22. jm2375 May 2, 2012 5:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Last day of class for UH students. Study hard and good luck to all on your finals.

    GO OWLS!


    GO BOWS!

  23. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 6:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    A belated but sincere best wishes to you for the coming year. Happy Birthday Tsaiko!

  24. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 6:04 am

    Heikoti Fakava ohana.

    I remember the great memories of the Warrior.

    Rest in Peace.

  25. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 6:14 am


    I could write a book on da reasons, but in da end I agree with your hunches.

  26. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 6:16 am

    have a great day everybody.

    hi ho………………….

  27. king katonk May 2, 2012 6:22 am

    Greeting Tsaikos…

    Nice video of Chad Owens modeling Toronto’s new uniform set. He shows up at the end of the program.–cfl-clubs-to-sport-new-re-engineered-uniforms-as-part-of-100th-anniversary

    Looking good CO2. Way to represent the state of the Warriors.

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 6:29 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Many hurdles ahead for Cayman, let’s hope he can clear them all and be a part of the Warriors ASAP. I agree with Beeg Heelo who agrees wif d1.

  29. oldtimer808 May 2, 2012 6:49 am

    Good morning may you all be blessed with a great day. Glad I’m retired and not in any traffic….watching Hawaii News Now traffic cam yikes.

  30. A-TEAM May 2, 2012 6:55 am

    Now is the time to be humble Mr. Cayman. Shutt’em up and and show the that your only human. ” He who has never sin may cast the first stone”. Get it done, WARRiORS are waiting for you.

  31. BG May 2, 2012 7:05 am

    Good morning all! What an absolutely beautiful morning…birds outside are chirping and singing.

  32. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 7:30 am

    Some days you’re the happy bird, some days you’re the worm.

  33. tommui May 2, 2012 7:45 am


    Wishing Cayman the best!

  34. koakane May 2, 2012 7:59 am


    breaking news Junior Seau dead

  35. Kekoa May 2, 2012 8:12 am

    More sadness in the world of sports as the reports of the death of Jr. Seau and Andy Ganigen are in the news.

    Condolences to both families.

  36. A-joe May 2, 2012 8:15 am

    Slow down legends, please! Nuff already!

  37. Couch potato May 2, 2012 8:22 am

    did i miss something? when did Andy Ganigan die?

  38. mctruck May 2, 2012 8:26 am

    Indeed, condolences to ALL of these recent passings.

    I agree wit, DPK, who agrees wit BHF2, who agrees wit, d1…..ladat!

    Have a wonderful day, Tsaikos..and be safe.

  39. Kekoa May 2, 2012 8:37 am

    Thanks for the correct spelling of Andy Ganigan’s name.

  40. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 8:52 am

    Donovan texts there is no discussion at all anymore about a UH-Notre Dame.

    ND wanted to play on Dec. 1, when UH is scheduled to play S.Alabama. But TV deals and other factors made it difficult for that to happen. Also, the MWC does not want its members to play after Dec. 1.

    So, no, there will be no UH-Notre Dame game this year.

  41. 808Bowler May 2, 2012 9:08 am

    Crappy news bout Junior Seau. One of my favorite Lbs of all time.

  42. 808Bowler May 2, 2012 9:10 am

    On the other hand congrats to my alma mater Waipahu High School for winning the oia white girls soccer championship. Good job girls.

  43. 808Bowler May 2, 2012 9:11 am

    When I played Lb I tried to model him.,

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:11 am

    Very, very sorry to read about Junior Seau. Blessings and prayers to him and his family.

  45. Na Koa Mike May 2, 2012 9:12 am

    Calling all football players age 5 and above! The Warrior Football Coaching staff will be holding their summer camps starting Saturday, June 9.

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:12 am

    We all agree with you, mctruck! 😉 Have a good day brother.

  47. Sharell Rivello May 2, 2012 9:15 am

    There is a business writer named Stan Slap who wrote: No manager wants success completely defined on the company’s terms. They want success defined by their own terms too. Anyways I think we can all learn from this knowledge on business to live better.

  48. RedZone May 2, 2012 9:17 am

    UH wahine tennis team will face Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA tennis championships next week. Go wahine.

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:18 am

    I hope Torres ends up playing Pro for at least a couple years, that’s his first dream. Coaching and Master’s work can come later. Look for him to be a terrific coach down the line, just like his Dad.

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:23 am

    Beat the ‘Bama Box Stuffing Bot!

  51. kawika49 May 2, 2012 9:25 am

    Lea moi tama seau

  52. Chawamushi May 2, 2012 9:29 am

    Sad day in sports with the passing of Junior Seau in Oceanside, CA and Andy Ganigan in Las Vegas. RIP my brothers!

  53. A-joe May 2, 2012 9:34 am

    Wow! I can’t believe Notre Dame entertained the idea to play us on such short notice!

    I still remember being in high school, watching sports one evening and seeing Jim Leahy announce the words, “you kids that are in the 6th grade, you will be playing the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in 1991.” Jim went on to say how difficult it is to secure a play date with ND being that they were booked solid 10 to 14 years down the road.

    And now we can schedule a game with them within the year. My, how times have changed.

  54. WarriorNY May 2, 2012 9:42 am

    RIP Junior Seau….

  55. madeinhawaii May 2, 2012 9:42 am

    RIP JR. Seau … apparent suicide.. ;-(

  56. Chawamushi May 2, 2012 9:51 am

    Seau is the 8th member of the 1994 team to pass away and the 3rd linebacker. All under different circumstances. Lightning struck one guy, multiple heart attacks, car accident.

  57. (Jesse) James May 2, 2012 9:53 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos…

    Sad to hear about the passing of legends….May they RIP.

  58. NotNasti May 2, 2012 9:53 am

    Re: Richard Torres being offered a Grad. Asst. position at UW, WSU and USU. Great news for Richard Torres. A real (good) character guy. Pro football may not be in his future, but his future is bright nevertheless.

  59. Lowtone123 May 2, 2012 10:03 am

    Hawaii News Now reporting that Andy Ganigan passed away in LV. He was 59.

  60. WarriorNY May 2, 2012 10:04 am

    This is heart wrenching…

  61. Lowtone123 May 2, 2012 10:08 am

    Wow Seau and Ganigan passing away. Two athletes who made a big impact on the lives of many here and elsewhere. Had a opportunity to meet Ganigan shortly after winning the WAA world title from Sean O’Grady. Got to hold the belt. Great guy and great champion.

  62. al May 2, 2012 10:30 am

    heikoti fakava

    junior seau

    andy ganigan

    legends of their time.

    great memories of their accomplishments having witnessed all in action.

    aloha brothers!

  63. chasing championships May 2, 2012 10:30 am

    Great news Cayman!Work hard and study hard.

    Good luck to you!

  64. al May 2, 2012 10:33 am

    hoping that ben mamea will find his way back to the manoa campus.

    hoping that little richard torres finds a football field with a paycheck. if not, i was hoping he would become a manoa grad assistant.

  65. SteveM May 2, 2012 10:38 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Condolences to the familes of Heikoti Fakava and Junior Seau.

  66. SteveM May 2, 2012 11:01 am

    [sigh] …I’m back in the real world again.

    This is the first time I did a post-cruise hotel stay and found it a good transition back into the real world. Pay for fuud–and remember to tip and pay before leaving the restaurant. Fill up your own ice bucket. Housekeeping comes only once a day. No gnawing on airport sandwiches hours after dining room breakfast.

    papajoe2 probably exited the Panama Canal on the Pacific side around now. I’m not envious. No, I’m not…not. 🙁 Mrs. Bulla and Divas should just be home too from the W. Caribbean (OK, I envied that cruise a little).

    I need a nap. BBL

  67. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 11:01 am

    I remember a time when you couldn’t get a ticket to see Ganigan fight. It was like Waipahu relocated to the Blaisdell for a night.

  68. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 11:04 am

    On days like today, it’s a good idea to make peace with your enemies, express gratitude to your family and friends, and make every day count.

    Life’s short.

  69. Ballpicker May 2, 2012 11:21 am

    Amen ST.

  70. hossana May 2, 2012 11:24 am

    It is indeed a sad and tragic day in Hawaii sports history with the passing of 2 sports legends in Hakoti, Andy, and nationally in Jr. Seau.

    Certainly, all 3 were heroes in their day and the manner of their passing is indeed of tragic consequences with two by illnesses of which one was caused by a blatant assault and with Seau, tragically we will never know whether the constant hits he took played a role in his depressed and mentally unstable state.

    May they rest in peace.

  71. Nobunaga May 2, 2012 12:04 pm

    Assuming he doesn’t get a pro shot, having Richard Torres as a GA not only provides the listed schools with an upstanding student coach but a potential recruiting edge for future Kahuku High football recruits?

  72. mikey May 2, 2012 12:05 pm

    Shocked to hear of the initial reports regarding Junior Seau earlier today

    He was a fan of UH Warriors for life after June Jones picked up his nephew after all the other Big school gave up on him.

  73. jeezy33 May 2, 2012 12:22 pm

    to turn the mood in a positive direction.

    UH basketball got commitment from possibly the best guard since Carl English days. Manroop Clair from Canada.

    Guy is for real

  74. mikey May 2, 2012 12:31 pm

    To this day I still remember Junior Seau nephew, he basically he had to sit out the whole year.

    But very friendly and cordial came up and introduced himself, we talked a bit since he couldn’t practice.

    But the following year on the very first team scrimmage he intercepted a pass and ran for TD.

    Now there’s a LB for the next 3 – 4 years for Warriors, I said to no one in particular Not many fans were watching that day and Rams too weren’t disappointed in drafting him.

  75. PONO May 2, 2012 12:33 pm

    Clair can stroke the ball. HUGE pickup that should help open up the inside for our bigs.

  76. mikey May 2, 2012 12:33 pm

    Thanks Jeezy there is hope from Canada of all places.

    We should be called the Hawaii International Team!

    Now let’s see how many countries are represented?

  77. d1shima May 2, 2012 12:34 pm

    What a terribly sad morning.

    Sweet peace for all those who have found their way home.

  78. mikey May 2, 2012 12:40 pm

    On our new commit Clair:

    Last summer was highlighted by Clair’s break out game in Las Vegas in July with DRIVE, where he dropped 27 points on Duke Commit and McDonalds All-American Rasheed Sulaimon.

    This summer, the 6’2 combo guard is wasting no time, leaving his imprint on the circuit in the first week of AAU season. This past weekend, Clair strung together an impressive four games, registering 28 points, followed by 26, 19 and 28 at the NW Premier Spring Showcase.

  79. Slugger May 2, 2012 12:55 pm

    RIP Junior Seau.

  80. wafan May 2, 2012 12:55 pm

    Who brought the spam? Where is the rice?

  81. wafan May 2, 2012 12:56 pm

    Prayers and condolences to the families.

    Sad few days.

  82. mikey May 2, 2012 1:00 pm

    Yes coach Gib we still believe in you.

    We hope you have found our True Point Guard finally.

    Just finished watching You tube of ‘Manroop Class of 2013 Believe’

    Yes I believe! He is a One Manroop Show and He’s already shooting NBA 3 pointers. YES!

  83. mikey May 2, 2012 1:04 pm

    I’m ready to renew my BB season tickets and more.

    Boy, I can see this season is going to be very expensive for UH Events in 2012!

  84. wafan May 2, 2012 1:04 pm

    Hey voters! Check out the new numbers!!!

    Arioto 18.9%

    Boyd 3.9%

    Duran-Sellers 3.6%

    Fernandez 3.6%

    Hansen 3.5%

    Moultrie 6.2%

    Orgeron 7.9%

    Reilly-Boccia 18%

    Ricketts 30.8%

    Another zapper lives!


  85. tommui May 2, 2012 1:05 pm


    Maybe Loews does listen. The Alabaman vote percentage has dropped tremendously – even below Stephanie.

  86. tommui May 2, 2012 1:09 pm

    Looked again at Loews:

    Stephanie 30.8%

    Arioto (CA) 18.9%

    Cassie (AL) 18%

    One vote a day Good People – play honest – until they catch up again!!! 🙂

  87. Manroop May 2, 2012 1:11 pm

    Gib’s new recruit is insane! Guy is putting up shots from way past the arc! 5-6 ft beyond the mark. This dude can flat out shoot! Quick release and can also dribble drive to the hoop. Will make us forget about Shaq that’s for sho!

  88. al May 2, 2012 1:20 pm

    manroop clair hasn’t peaked yet.

    so will aaric armstead join the home team???

    that would make us all forget about who left the team.

    btw, who did leave???

    can you all hear the cheers of “rooooop, roooooop!!!!” silent “p” of course.

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  90. Couch potato May 2, 2012 1:36 pm

    roop, there it is

    roop, there it is

  91. al May 2, 2012 1:40 pm

    jeezy33…thanks for the info and yah, i heard you. it is why only spearman was offered two weeks ago.

    can we add armstead to this list?

    caleb dressler 6’10” c hustling, rebounding, shot blocker, scoring dynamo

    isaac fotu 6’9″ pf bruising, tough guy, still learning the game

    orel lev 6’4″ sg led his national junior team, physical specimen

    brandon spearman 6’3″ combo g, think tom henderson clone with more scoring in mind

    manroop clair 6’2″ combo g, say “3”, so athletic he floats on the court.

    keith shamburger, 6’1″ pg, okay wait til 2013. former recruit who went to sjsu instead (we took bobby miles as an afterthought)

  92. al May 2, 2012 1:41 pm

    yup, still one more scholie to dole out.

    aaric armstead or will gerry blakes finally get cleared?

  93. al May 2, 2012 1:42 pm

    go here…courtesy of dayton morinaga

  94. PONO May 2, 2012 1:43 pm

    I like that Clair has some swagger. Here’s a brief exerpt.

    [In Vegas, Clair] displayed his superior scoring ability, connecting on seven three-pointers to register 27 points for Drive. Clair put on a show in Vegas and proved to be a lethal weapon, disregarding any defender he had to face.

    Clair possesses ultimate confidence in himself and the charisma that is rare to find, especially at the high school level.

    Throughout the course of the game, Clair really got under the skin of Duke Commit Rasheed Sulaimon.

    “”I hit a shot and I said; you’re going to Duke?”

    Immediately, Sulaimon addressed this comment and the two continued to exchange words throughout the game.

    “If you can’t guard a guy like me, maybe you should be going to community college,” Clair continued to tease.

  95. Papolo_Loco May 2, 2012 1:44 pm

    I was shocked to hear about Seau, I ate at his restaurant in San Diego,

    R. I. P. Junior Seau.

  96. Couch potato May 2, 2012 1:45 pm

    who let the dogs out, roop, roop roop, rrrroop roop

  97. Couch potato May 2, 2012 1:55 pm

    we will, we will roop you

    we will, we will roop you

  98. mo808 May 2, 2012 2:00 pm

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of both Junior Seau & Andy Ganigan! Condolences to their families.

  99. wafan May 2, 2012 2:03 pm

    From the Hollywood Argyles

    Alley Roop, Roop, Roop, Roop, Roop

  100. mo808 May 2, 2012 2:04 pm

    Well I guess the voting bot is back for Alabama:

    Valerie Arioto California 18.9%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 8%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 46.1%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 32.3%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  101. Couch potato May 2, 2012 2:08 pm

    don’t know how lowes do their math but that is way over 100%.

  102. wafan May 2, 2012 2:08 pm

    The Lowe’s folks sure have a problem on their hands.

  103. Couch potato May 2, 2012 2:09 pm

    should have let home depot administer the award. 😆

  104. wampam May 2, 2012 2:10 pm

    Correction made on vote. A BIG difference!!!

    Valerie Arioto California 18.9%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 8%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 18%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 30.7%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  105. al May 2, 2012 2:10 pm

    and roop knew of carl english…


    this article also says that he has fellow indian/canadian hs teammate. he’s 7’3″.

  106. Pomai May 2, 2012 2:17 pm

    Well Stephanie lost 1.6% of her votes so that could be that they are kicking out all the duplicate votes. If you will notice none of the others except for Boccia and Stephaine has changed. Looks like they are keeping an eye on things.

  107. cheepono May 2, 2012 2:21 pm

    kapua sai graduates from utah on friday!

  108. al May 2, 2012 2:26 pm


  109. al May 2, 2012 2:28 pm

    pomai…i funny thought. they traced the computer gadgetry to none other than that of Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama.

  110. mikey May 2, 2012 2:37 pm

    Funny Man-roop isn’t here yet

    Couch and warfan has a hit song for us to roop it UP!

    And al I can’t wait for October Ohana nite at the SSC.

  111. mikey May 2, 2012 2:45 pm

    Also can’t wait (I know I’m getting ahead) but for next year Big West Tournament March 6 – 9, 2013 held at Honda Center next to Disneyland.

    Here we come Micky and Minnie Mouse.

  112. tommui May 2, 2012 2:51 pm

    POMAI #118

    See my #96!

    (Got my ball yet?)

  113. wafan May 2, 2012 2:58 pm

    tommui . . .

    Did you see my #94?

    By a few seconds.


  114. al May 2, 2012 3:09 pm

    men’s basketball is a team of nations…

    vander joaquim – angola

    davis rozitis – latvia

    christian standhardinger – germany (also of filipino ancestry)

    orel lev – israel

    isaac fotu – new zealand

    manroop clair – canada

    and the americans

    garret jefferson (of afro-american ancestry)

    hauns brereton (of samoan ancestry)

    brandon jawato (of indonesian ancestry)

    jace tavita (of samoan ancestry)

    brandon spearman (of afro-american ancestry)

    keith shamburger (of afro-american ancestry)

    caleb dressler (okay we needed one mainland haole boy)

    now if we can find one 7’0″ oriental we would have it covered. (j/k)

    …nuff said

  115. mikey May 2, 2012 3:14 pm

    Truely an UH International Basketball Team

    Vander – Angola

    Rozitis – Latvia

    Standhardinger – Germany

    Lev – Isreal

    Fotu – New Zealand

    Clair – Canada

    From the State:

    TN, IL, UT, VA, WA, HI and rest from CA

  116. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 3:21 pm

    Junior Seau & Andy Ganigan Rest In Peace…

    We will ALL join you someday.

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 3:28 pm

    I was so inspired by Gmahoney’s email to the Lowes folks I sent one myself today. A big mahalo to Ms. Bollig of Premier Sports Management for her quick response.

    And a big mahalo to Steph, the Wahine Softballers, Coach Coolen and his staff for a team which we can all be so proud of. Stephanie is a very deserving candidate for this award, best of luck to her.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  118. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 3:30 pm

    #126 –

    The UH UN Rainbow Warriors? 🙂

  119. kawika49 May 2, 2012 3:31 pm

    Are there any Seiau foundation, we can contribute to?

  120. mikey May 2, 2012 3:32 pm

    OK al you beat me to it

    Gib team went to China last year to look for another Ming Dynasty.

    In Shanghai last October I did see a lot of Tall women over 6 feet fashion model types.

  121. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 3:34 pm

    I believe. I believe. in Lowe’s.


  122. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 3:35 pm

    yeah Steph.

    you deserve all the credits you gonna get in life. Thanks for playing for us!

    thanks for giving your teammates a lift. and a arm. :mrgreen:

  123. Botoichi May 2, 2012 3:37 pm

    UH basketball fans can jump on the back of Manroop! Will call ourselves the “Roop’s Camel Jockeys!”

  124. kawika49 May 2, 2012 3:39 pm


    it’s an, not; a.

  125. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 3:39 pm

    Actually Lowe’s is a nice place to shop.

    They don’t have the army of employees that Home Depot has.

    but the ones they do have sure are friendly and smile a lot.

    I actually bought some nice chain there cheaper than both HD

    and City Mill, which surprised me.

  126. Bryson May 2, 2012 3:39 pm

    Re 104: I doubt Gib is gonna allow Clair to trash talk on the court like that…Remember Josten getting scolded for this kind of stuff…

  127. moelepo619 May 2, 2012 3:41 pm

    Quarterback…Quarterback…Quarterback… what’s the plan without a QB capable of working Coach Chow’s offense? I’m frankly concerned, none of them seem to be catching on to Chows schemes.

  128. tommui May 2, 2012 3:47 pm

    WAFAN – yep, saw it after I posted. You are too quick!

    (Of course, just having made 79, you should really defer to your elders!) 😉

  129. wafan May 2, 2012 3:52 pm

    tommui . . .

    Good come back, sir! No matter, though. Celebrating the same thing.


  130. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 3:55 pm

    Wonder if ESPN or other national news is interested in the online

    Alabama scandal??? Maybe the NCAA? Hmmmmm?

  131. al May 2, 2012 4:04 pm

    kawika49…there is indeed a junior seau foundation.

    here’s the link. you can donate online.

  132. al May 2, 2012 4:10 pm

    mikey…hahaha. old guy beats young guy. nah, nah…we on the same wave length.

    this could be a fun team to watch.

    one of the key players is not even on scholarship…jace tavita. if he can provide meaningful minutes from the pg position we could be off to a great start. gibber could have the kind of personnel to run up and down the court as he envisioned.

    if everyone lives up to their billing we could have a nice team this year and that’s without keith shamburger who has to provided the spark in practice and on the bench this season.

    if we don’t get that last scholarship guy he could award it to tavita if he performs.

  133. cheepono May 2, 2012 4:11 pm

    old news regarding sjsu and usu getting added to the mwc, but thought this was interesting…

    multiple sources said the Broncos are trying to get in the Big West, as well, now that the WAC is falling apart.

    …i hope the big west tells em hell no (again). if that happens, then what’s bsu to do?

  134. markazulu May 2, 2012 4:12 pm

    go to and vote for University of Hawaii the winner gets ESPN College Gameday commercial filmed on campus! Currently though Hawaii is number 99! Come on Warrior Nation we can do this! Personally i think it’d be cool to see them here!

    On another note RIP Junior Seau

  135. al May 2, 2012 4:13 pm

    two guys on the bubble are jawato and jefferson. the former because he hasn’t been on the court yet and he needs to get quicker defensively whereas jefferson is a liability down the stretch run because his poor shooting.

    i thought that they would be reduced to non-scholarship status this coming fall. but so far the defections have kept them under the “payroll”.

    but what if we sign armstead and then blakes makes it through the ncaa clearinghouse afterall???

    cut bait???

  136. al May 2, 2012 4:15 pm

    cheepono…i read somewhere that the big west told the broncos to go take their rodeo elsewhere.

    on another note, what about by-who? they’ll have to find another place to park, too.

  137. al May 2, 2012 4:19 pm

    when chow elevates our level of play and we can either eliminate or lessen the amount of our travel subsidies because we become an attraction…i’d like to see at least the men’s bb team be invited to the mwc free of charge.

    yah, i am dreaming of a capacity crowd every saturday at the aloha and again at the ssc on thursdays and saturdays.

  138. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 4:22 pm

    Maybe Boise State could offer to pay ALL travel/hotel expenses

    to the visiting teams plus a little bonus…

  139. al May 2, 2012 4:23 pm

    those fab five days and the batman(ac carter) and robin(alika) years were memorable times.

    your chest would beat and reverberate just standing and watching from all the volume blaring from screaming fans’ lungs.

  140. cheepono May 2, 2012 4:23 pm

    that’s right! i forgot about byu’s arrangement as well.

    couldn’t byu park their sports in the wcc?

    as for bsu, maybe they’ll put their non-fb sports in the sun belt. i’m sure benson would love to have em.

    be interesting to see what happens with both of em.

  141. HEINEKEN May 2, 2012 4:32 pm

    Kapua Sai , brother of Kiha Sai who has started for Utah at guard will play for warriors in 2012

  142. Dennis Halloran May 2, 2012 4:45 pm

    BYU is already in WCC and Pacific soon to be next

  143. HawaiiMongoose May 2, 2012 4:54 pm

    Re #147, I’m really hoping the Big West tells Boise State no thank you. I don’t want UH’s basketball, volleyball, and other non-football teams to have to travel to Idaho again.

    Unfortunately the California schools are so desperate for money that when Boise starts waving around all that Big East cash it will be tough for them to say no.

  144. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 4:54 pm


    The hope is he’ll play for UH.

    Still working out the details.

  145. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 4:54 pm

    Not sure who Dashon Hunt is, but he just received an offer from UH.

  146. cheepono May 2, 2012 4:57 pm

    lol dashon hunt is a 4 star UCLA verbal commit.

  147. al May 2, 2012 5:11 pm

    what i like about this chow led recruit effort is that they no sked ask em.

    in the past, our coaches wouldn’t ask any high profile players to the prom because the thought was “why bother…they not going choose me”.

    hah, phooey. i learned a long time ago,

    “no ask…no get”

    applies to all things in life.

  148. LK May 2, 2012 5:14 pm

    Look what I found on one of Alabama Fan Sites

    Seems they did use a computer to automate their votes. The poster who wrote the auto-vote program also said he can make it so that you can vote for everyone but Ricketts. Someone should forward this site to the Lowe’s Marketing/Technical people.


    May 1

    “Consider the battlefield nuked and obliterated by 35,000 votes tonight. We now have a 12% lead.

    I am going to put away the big guns for now, but I can always bring them back out in full force if we need them. It will be interesting to see what the Hawaii fans do next.”

  149. Jayson May 2, 2012 5:21 pm

    Looks like Lowes fixed it.

  150. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2012 5:21 pm

    Apparently Mr. Hunt is fair game.

  151. cavewarrior May 2, 2012 5:40 pm

    just voted for today… looks like computerized voting is baaaaack! by that sec school…

  152. SAWARRIOR May 2, 2012 5:50 pm

    Congratz to Richard Torres, great opportunity’s ahead of him.

  153. tommui May 2, 2012 6:12 pm

    Cavewarrior #164

    I think Lowe’s is watching it:

    At my check at 6:35, it was

    Stephanie 30.7%

    Arioto (CA) 19%

    Cassie (AL) 18%

  154. mo808 May 2, 2012 6:24 pm

    I am not sure why–but, I just voted from my Ipad and here’s the current results:

    Valerie Arioto California 19%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 7.9%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 45.9%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 32.3%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  155. duffer May 2, 2012 6:41 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!

  156. jm2375 May 2, 2012 6:50 pm


    Condolences to the Seau and Ganigan families.

    Voted on my phone this morning and for the first time, actually had to type in characters in order to vote.

  157. jm2375 May 2, 2012 6:51 pm

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto California 19%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 7.9%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 18%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 30.7%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  158. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 6:52 pm

    Mr. “Hunt” is “fair game”? Ur killing me, Mr.Tsai! 😆

  159. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 6:54 pm

    kawika 49 137.

    you sound like my ma back in da day. God Bless her for trying. :mrgreen:

  160. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 7:01 pm

    Just voted at 7:25pm and it looks “normal” again:

    Valerie Arioto California 19%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 7.9%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 18%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 30.7%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  161. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 7:10 pm

    Dash-on Hunt’s You Tube highlights:

    131 carries

    1274 yds

    9.73 average per carry

    18 touchdowns

    but he sure gets nice blocking…

  162. Ipu Man May 2, 2012 7:13 pm

    He is also a corner defensive back…and pretty good at that.

  163. Derek May 2, 2012 7:28 pm

    I like Clair already, he’s got that swagger, that confidence, but his name, Manroop, seems a little over the top. Can we just nickname him Manny? And I like his “trash-talking” and his line “If you can’t guard a guy like me, maybe you should go to community college” talking to a Duke commit Rasheed Sulaimon who is an McDonald’s All-American.

    The articale said Clair is South Asian from Burnaby, British Columbia. So what nationality is he? That 7’3″ teammate of his at his prep school seems interesting.

  164. BG May 2, 2012 7:36 pm

    mikey @ 79

    And the nephew’s mother’s name was “Ruta” wasn’t it? A great, great lady…

  165. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 7:47 pm

    Great Leahey and Leahey tonight. Coach Demo at the table. Whew! He knows how to get folks fired up! Can’t wait to see his STs come fall!

    Pops Leahey looks terrific. Da buggah’s opu stay shrink plenny!

  166. tommui May 2, 2012 7:55 pm


    Did one of you send in the Alabama website to the Lowe’s people?

    I noticed that SuperCoach passed his automated program to three or four other people who were also using the program.

    Also his program seems to prevent any votes going to Stephanie. I don’t know whether the program diverts votes going to Stephanie to the other candidates or whether it would go to Cassie.

  167. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:00 pm

    Hi DPK! Glad the folks at Lowe’s are keeping it classy at the Senior Class Award. May the best candidate win. Stephanie Ricketts is very deserving and a fan gone wild will ruin it for Bama’s candidate. Can’t lose to lowly Hawaii! How would that look? As I told Mrs. Rickets on Senior Nite, once a Wahine, always a Wahine. Steph, Hawaii is grateful you chose Hawaii.

  168. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:01 pm

    Tom, I can send that link.

  169. wafan May 2, 2012 8:05 pm

    ‘Bama is in for it now.

    They have ticked off the Tsai-kettes.

    Dey dunno wut foa acspec wen da slippahz stay flyin. Pua tings. Nah.

  170. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:06 pm


  171. wafan May 2, 2012 8:08 pm

    Try to sleep again.

  172. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:09 pm

    Good idea, Wafan. I know a certain Tsaikette with a certain lead slippah with your name on it!

  173. wafan May 2, 2012 8:11 pm

    Erase my name and replace with “‘Bama’s SC”.


  174. Ralph May 2, 2012 8:12 pm

    good job gmahoney! if Lowe’s acknowledges your post than that’s their confirmation, otherwise, you may want to follow up and send another one tomorrow and ask for confirmation and ask if they are following up on the ‘Bama voters.

  175. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:15 pm

    I don’t cheat, never did, I vote on my PC, my iPad, my phone. And I encourage others to do so also.

  176. Ralph May 2, 2012 8:16 pm

    Lowe’s can monitor Ricketts votes but the outcome won’t be a drastic change compared to the computer generated votes the ‘Bama player received.

  177. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:20 pm

    One vote per computer. Here are the rules:

  178. koakane May 2, 2012 8:21 pm

    good evening 808 howzit going

  179. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:21 pm

    Eh, I voted once today. And ONLY once…send in the link Steve. Go right ahead. Ah, no one cares what you say anyway….onward!

  180. koakane May 2, 2012 8:22 pm

    voted once on pc and once on smart phone

  181. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:22 pm

    Sorry wrong link.

  182. koakane May 2, 2012 8:23 pm

    we can do it and HI>Alabama

  183. koakane May 2, 2012 8:23 pm

    two puka puka

  184. koakane May 2, 2012 8:26 pm

    he’s baaaaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkkk

  185. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:29 pm

    #69: ST…you are so right. I love how you do post birthdays here. Birthdays ARE special…every day needs to be celebrated. We are being reminded all too often lately.

  186. jm2375 May 2, 2012 8:29 pm

    voted 3x today – phone, laptop #1, laptop #2. 😀 It let me, I didn’t do anything like clearing cookies, private browsing, etc.

  187. koakane May 2, 2012 8:33 pm

    howzit tsaiketts pp and jm remember cinco krazy sat comming si

  188. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:34 pm

    Muy grande, señor!

  189. wafan May 2, 2012 8:35 pm

    Looks like a salvo was launched with devastating results.

  190. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:40 pm

    I wish Richard all the best. I had the pleasure of sitting next to him at last year’s Football Scholarship Dinner, and he is a wonderful young man. If his athletic endeavors don’t pan out, any company would be lucky to have him. I was a big fan of his after that evening…

    Yes, KK…looking forward to the evening.

  191. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:41 pm

    #202, PP, you’re so right. We never know when our time will come. Hug your loved ones every day, and never let harsh words be the last words you say. Thanks for the reminder.

  192. wafan May 2, 2012 8:44 pm

    PP and gmahoney . . .

    Always nice to have someone to love and who cares.

    Kinda need that to be balanced.

  193. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:48 pm

    Wafan, can you feel the love?

  194. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:48 pm

    Talk about football scholarship dinner…it’s baaack. Well, I think this is the one for Summer Camp coming up on Tuesday, June 26th at Honolulu Country Club. If any Tsaikos want to drop 2 “dollars” each, I can arrange for a table. :). I know, I know…kinda high…but anyway…

    Oh, thanks to the Tsaikos who came out to the Spring Fling. I know the wild softball game was going on, but nice to see Chawan, SailorBlue, Janice, sjmacro and myki. Oh, and slugger, jm2375, Kekoa and I believe I saw the lovely Ms. Gmahoney.

  195. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:49 pm

    Hi, wafan…summer’s around the corner, eh?

  196. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:52 pm

    Yep, was with Jm, Slugger, Kekoa and his bride, sorry I missed seeing you.

  197. jm2375 May 2, 2012 8:52 pm

    PP – that softball game was possibly the best game in recent memory aside from the SuperRegional game vs. (curses!) Alabama.

  198. gmahoney May 2, 2012 8:54 pm

    Jm, I have to agree, but the Cal game was right up there.

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 8:55 pm

    Wuts that old song?

    “R-A-T! ‘Iole make a rat!”

    Trowin Hawaii fans and Steph undah da bus! No mo hila hila keia! Auwe!

  200. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 8:56 pm

    Did anyone notice the bus was late in picking up Marge and her puppies? Did anyone yell at them when they were getting in the bus? “See what happens when you get mercy-ruled?!? Da bus late!!!”

  201. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 8:58 pm

    I love the way the ua brought the blessing right when the game finished. Both of you are right, Ms. Honey and Ms. JM- two awesome games!

  202. gmahoney May 2, 2012 9:02 pm

    DPK, Manoa is a special place. We should never forget that.

  203. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:02 pm


    you are a lo lo, acting like that.

    not all of us cheat. not all of us run off our mouth.

    why you gotta act like a jerk? in public? tear us down, trying to field good about ourself,, trying to back up a great young lady. you, the guy who we was waiting for at the field, so you could show your face. you never did. and now, you hide behind cyberspace, running off your mouth. go away.

  204. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:06 pm

    Vote for Steph! No forget!

  205. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:06 pm


    hit da button on da top spot.


  206. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:12 pm

    Hopefully all da sock puppets when vote for Steph! Plenny votes right dea! 😆 😆

  207. Ariyoshi May 2, 2012 9:13 pm

    I know Steve and family. He has problems. He like Cindy. He has no more job. Im sorry for him.

  208. Slugger May 2, 2012 9:15 pm

    We are all Tsaiko…

  209. PowderPuff May 2, 2012 9:21 pm

    Gone with the wind………

  210. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:24 pm


    ok. you got my attention. 😀

    maybe you can get advice from Youayhara for help da acquaintance. 😆

    i’m fo second chances. if he showed up wit Liz Chun, I’ll forgive him.


  211. seasider May 2, 2012 9:25 pm

    #176 Derek

    I’m assuming he was born in Canada, so his nationality is Canadian; so, you must be thinking race (ethnicity).

  212. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:28 pm

    I shall not cheat. 😀

    I shall not cheat. 😀

    I shall not cheat. 😀


    I shall not cheat. 😀

    reminds me of 4th grade. or was it 8th grade?


  213. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:30 pm



  214. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:30 pm

    M-O-N-K-E-Y! Mukeko make a monkey outta you and I! 😆

  215. Old Diver May 2, 2012 9:33 pm

    So is it one vote per computer per day?

  216. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:33 pm

    What about dis one Beeg Heelo:

    I WILL play nicely with others.

    I WILL play nicely with others.

    I WILL play nicely with others.


  217. Keep on Voting May 2, 2012 9:33 pm

    Ms Arioto (Cal) has moved up to 19.2%, and should hit 19.3% shortly.

    Remind your “circle” to cast their ballot every 24 hours.

    I did cast my BALLOT.


  218. jm2375 May 2, 2012 9:36 pm

    OK, everyone assume the lotus position and say it with me, “IGNORE THE TROLL, IGNORE THE TROLL”.

  219. gmahoney May 2, 2012 9:38 pm

    Old Diver, yes, that’s what the rules say.

  220. Ariyoshi May 2, 2012 9:42 pm

    He can not stay away. He wants attention. His family a shame of him.

  221. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:43 pm

    Howzit DPK

    I remember the good old days,

    when i told a younger bro….

    get yo a$$ outta here befo I stomp it into proper shape…. 😀

    he joined da Army 2 weeks later and left Beeg Heelo…

    and he eventually came back

    and now, afta application of propa mental alignment, he is a well behaved man…. :mrgreen:

  222. NA WAHINE SOFTBALL BOOSTER CLUB May 2, 2012 9:44 pm

    After speaking with University of Hawaii media relations, it was confirmed thru their conversations with the Lowe’s folks that they have CLEARED the softball voting of all ILLEGAL votes.

    The percentages you see now, are all clean votes and the fact that Stephanie Ricketts is a large lead at 30+% after Lowe’s cleared the illegal votes from all candidates, it is a testament to how Hawaii fans in Hawaii and on the mainland responded in support of Stephanie Ricketts.

    This is fact direct from the people that manage the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award voting.

  223. Old Diver May 2, 2012 9:46 pm

    Thanks, gmahoney. Got eight of them, but I won’t be announcing how I have been using them over the past month. For security reasons of course. Trojan horse in the house.

  224. JaM May 2, 2012 9:46 pm

    So glad to hea this update. I did send a thank you email for their quick response to the concerns.

  225. gmahoney May 2, 2012 9:48 pm

    JaM, I did too.

  226. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:49 pm

    yeah for the good news.

    so I no need stay up all night and stuff da boxes.

  227. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:50 pm

    Old Dave

    I would not call Steve a Trojan Horse. Whiner is more like it.

  228. BigHiloFan2 May 2, 2012 9:53 pm

    Ok DPK I going moe moe now.

    so I can play nicely in my sleep.

    nite all. 😉

  229. NA WAHINE SOFTBALL BOOSTER CLUB May 2, 2012 9:54 pm

    Over 16 people we know of (friends, family of players, and supporters in general) contacted Lowe’s with regards to the voting discrepancy for Cassie Reilly-Boccia.

    It appears an Alabama fan was on a message board sharing an illegal script for others to use. It essentially allowed a PC to vote between 40-60 times in one minute. This was provided as evidence to Lowe’s. This explains the vast difference between those clearing their caches or cookies, also not permissible by the voting regulations set by Lowe’s.

    Again, the voting percentages you see now are correct after the search of all candidates were done to eliminate and adjust illegal voting techniques.

    So if Hawaii fans in the 808 and on the mainland and Australia brought Stephanie to this high number with CLEAN votes, we can keep her up there or push her further ahead!!!

  230. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:56 pm

    Trojan Donkey?

  231. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2012 9:58 pm

    I’m wit you Beeg Braddah! Nye-nye errybody! Don’t let da sock puppets bite!

  232. koakane May 2, 2012 10:03 pm

    kden this is how its posted on the Lowe’s site

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto California 19.1%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 7.9%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 17.9%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 30.8%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  233. SteveM May 2, 2012 10:04 pm

    Moms (pink) and Tsai-ko (black) Karaoke Call

    from ST’s blog entry yesterday…

    * * * * *

    The Pink Side and Dark Side are co-hosting a karaoke party at Krazy Karaoke at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Stretch and Mrs. C are the coordinators.

    There are a few spots open. If you wish to attend, RSVP in the comments section.

    * * * * *

  234. NA WAHINE SOFTBALL BOOSTER CLUB May 2, 2012 10:06 pm

    There is something wrong with Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) reading the incorrect #s of Reilly-Boccia in the 40s and Stephanie in the 30s. I noticed the same thing. My MAC at home however reads the correct voting #s.

    The correct voting for sure is:

    Valerie Arioto California 19.1%

    Katelyn Boyd Arizona State 3.9%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers Southern Illinois 3.6%

    Julie Fernandez Lehigh 3.6%

    Ashley Hansen Stanford 3.5%

    Michelle Moultrie Florida 6.2%

    Christi Orgeron Louisiana 7.9%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia Alabama 17.9%

    Stephanie Ricketts Hawai‘i 30.8%

    Niki Williams Washington 3.5%

  235. Ariyoshi May 2, 2012 10:06 pm

    I will emaile ST his background. Please share. His family is a shame.

  236. koakane May 2, 2012 10:21 pm

    #245 echo echo echo bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  237. koakane May 2, 2012 10:26 pm

    This is neat enjoy

    By Graham Hays

    Which team has the most dominant pitching combination in the country?

    At least by the measure of ERA, it’s not Cal’s All-American duo of Jolene Henderson and Val Arioto, although both rank in the top 20. It’s not Arizona State’s Hillary Bach and Dallas Escobedo, either.

    Here’s a hint: Most of us can’t drive to see these two pitch.

    University of Hawai’i

    Stephanie Ricketts has Hawaii poised for a return to the NCAA tournament after a one-year hiatus.

    If you didn’t know the answer was Hawaii’s Stephanie Ricketts (25-3 and fifth nationally with 1.02 ERA) and Kaia Parnaby (15-2 and fourth nationally with a 1.00 ERA), you aren’t alone. It’s all too easy to forget about No. 14 Hawaii, even though the program has been among the most consistent winners outside of the BCS conferences in recent seasons.

    The Rainbow Wahine are at it again. With a core of juniors and seniors who were part of the team that reached the World Series in 2010 and who experienced the low of missing the NCAA tournament last season, No. 14 Hawaii is 40-5 after it swept Fresno State last weekend, a record that includes a win against top-ranked Cal in addition to DePaul and two wins against Florida State. The team that reached Oklahoma City made its mark with the long ball, setting an NCAA single-season record with 158 home runs. The current group has power at the plate, but it excels with the pitching of a senior who wanted to make her own mark (Ricketts’ older sister, Samantha, was an All-American at Oklahoma, as is younger sister Keilani these days) and an Australian junior willing to play her understudy.

    “Having Kaia understand that Stephanie was in the program a year and Stephanie would be looked at first, that is something that some egos from some pitchers wouldn’t allow,” coach Bob Coolen said. “But right now, both of them complement each other really well. … It’s a good relationship. They enjoy each other’s company. I’ve had them in my van for three years when we travel together. Nothing ever has come between the two of them. They pick each other up when they need relief, and it’s just been a real good relationship between the two of them.”

    Even as the team continues to win and move up the ladder in the human polls, Hawaii’s RPI has dropped in recent weeks. At No. 18 in the most recent release, it could find itself unseeded when the NCAA tournament begins, even if it sweeps Utah State this weekend and runs through the WAC tournament at New Mexico State. Unlike last year, there is no doubt the Rainbow Wahine will be included when the NCAA tournament bracket is revealed, but there is always something to prove for a program that often feels it is out of sight and out of mind for those on the mainland.

    “We’re a non-BCS mid-major,” Coolen said. “And that is something that as a coach, you have to get a serious reality check that you need to do something special year in and year out to put yourself in the eyes of the committee. There’s no two ways about that.”

    Winning 40 games with two pitchers ranked in the top five nationally in ERA ought to open a few eyes. A regular-season conference title wouldn’t hurt, either.

  238. HiFlyer May 2, 2012 10:34 pm

    koakane: Thanks for posting the espn article.

  239. whitey May 2, 2012 10:36 pm

    kki, espn going to bat for hawaii. WOW!! they might be feeling guilty about their poll.

  240. el burro sabio May 2, 2012 10:57 pm

    el burro trojan is not related to me

  241. BigHiloFan2 May 3, 2012 12:02 am

    This is the rankings natonally as of today.

    1 California Pac-12 45-3 10-2 23- 0- 0 12-1 0-0

    2 Arizona State Pac-12 42-5 5-2 3- 1- 0 34-2 0-0

    3 Alabama Southeastern 45-5 15-2 6- 0- 0 24-3 0-0

    4 Texas Big 12 39-8 8-3 7- 2- 0 24-3 0-0

    5 Oklahoma Big 12 40-7 8-2 15- 3- 0 17-2 0-0

    6 Tennessee Southeastern 44-9 13-3 9- 2- 0 22-4 0-0

    7 Oregon Pac-12 34-12 9-4 17- 3- 0 8-5 0-0

    8 Florida Southeastern 43-8 11-3 8- 1- 0 24-4 0-0

    9 Texas A&M Big 12 33-16 9-5 7- 7- 0 17-4 0-0

    10 Arizona Pac-12 32-14 3-6 11- 4- 0 18-4 0-0

    11 Louisville Big East 47-2 11-2 11- 0- 0 25-0 0-0

    12 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 44-2 12-2 8- 0- 0 24-0 0-0

    13 UCLA Pac-12 33-15 7-7 13- 6- 0 13-2 0-0

    14 Georgia Southeastern 38-13 9-6 4- 1- 0 25-6 0-0

    15 Washington Pac-12 36-14 6-6 21- 1- 0 9-7 0-0

    16 Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-11 7-5 9- 2- 0 26-4 0-0

    17 Missouri Big 12 37-10 9-5 9- 3- 0 19-2 0-0

    18 Hawaii Western Athletic 40-5 9-2 5- 0- 0 26-3 0-0

    19 South Florida Big East 44-8 6-3 8- 3- 0 30-2 0-0

    20 LSU Southeastern 34-18 7-8 3- 3- 0 24-7 0-0

    dough dough heads. :mrgreen:

  242. SteveM May 3, 2012 1:01 am

    Hmmm…received this from fellow classmate, cruiser and LoCal Tsai-ko hawnstln

    Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today………

    The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1993.

    They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

    Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

    The CD was introduced two years before they were born.

    They have always had an answering machine.

    They have always had cable.

    Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

    Popcorn has always been microwaved..

    They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

    They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.

    They never heard: ‘Where’s the Beef?’, ‘I’d walk a mile for a Camel ‘ or ‘de plane Boss, de plane’.

    McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.

    They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.

  243. wafan May 3, 2012 2:01 am

    Good morning after a night with strange rantings.

  244. BigHiloFan2 May 3, 2012 2:45 am

    Good morning Wafan.

    anyone can share what the rules are about Coach Chow checking on recruits this week in Cal hs? thanks.

  245. BigHiloFan2 May 3, 2012 3:05 am

    Pearl Harbor Rec. Is that where Warriors going have one week practice? July? Al Kayda can lookie see fo us. 😀 if practice… say noon … dat is da hottest spot on da planet. 😀

    i can give you da practice reports right now. da Warriors gonna be exhausted. :mrgreen:

    Go get em Coach!

  246. BigHiloFan2 May 3, 2012 3:10 am

    in case you like poke da eyes, an vote coupla extra times today,


  247. gmahoney May 3, 2012 5:04 am

    Response from Lowe’s:

    Thank you for contacting us about the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award softball voting issues. We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to delete votes cast illegally.

  248. kawika49 May 3, 2012 5:26 am


  249. krump1_AKA_protector May 3, 2012 5:33 am

    Morning all! Computer got temperamental earlier so couldn’t blog. Belated Birthday wishes to ‘jm2375’!!

  250. 702WarriorFan May 3, 2012 5:47 am

    Morning BHF – voted for Stefanie and added Arioto to keep her ahead of Alabama.

  251. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2012 6:22 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂


    kk –

    Thanks for sharing the ESPN piece.

    Pomai –

    Remember the conversation we were having about Steph and Kaia during on Senior Night? 🙂

  252. d1shima May 3, 2012 6:23 am

    Great Morning All!

    Stay dry this morning; take umbrella.


    Hopefully I can find your contact info…will be in your neighborhood next week.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Not a good day to be QB1 at Notre Dame! 😈


  253. Slugger May 3, 2012 6:28 am

    Good morning, gang!

  254. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2012 6:32 am

    Ms. honey –

    Yesterday, after the great repsonse from the the excellent Laurie Bollig of Premiere Sports Management, I emailed her and told we’d like to buy her a Mai Tai if she’s ever in town. 🙂

  255. tommui May 3, 2012 7:10 am


    Voted today!

  256. tommui May 3, 2012 7:12 am


    Thanks – the Wahine Softball Boosters are terrific handling the vote affair.

  257. tommui May 3, 2012 7:13 am



  258. tommui May 3, 2012 7:18 am


    Maybe if ARIYOSHI would let us know the guy’s name, we could ignore him in person.

  259. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2012 7:21 am

    tom –

    Its all about our magnificent Rainbow Wahine! 😉 And, and, and… you kinda terrific too!

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