Three down, 12 to go

The goal of the Warriors’ first week of practice was to set the tempo (fast), rules (strict) and evaluate the players. There is enough information for the Warriors to begin making personnel assessments. Observations:

• David Graves remains as the No. 1 quarterback entering spring break, but the coaches have opened the competition. Ikaika Woolsey received extended playing time in the second 11-on-11 drills yesterday, and when he is in system, he appears to be very good. Last year, Woolsey was recruited as a grayshirt who would join the Warriors in the second semester. Most grayshirts enroll as part-time students for a semester at the school where they eventually will play. Woolsey found a unique — and legal — path. Woolsey attended City College of San Francisco during the fall semester, and under NCAA rules, he was allowed to practice with the Rams without triggering his eligibility clock. For his efforts as a scout quarterback, he received a ring commemorating the Rams’  2011 championship. CCSF head coach George Rush wanted Woolsey to play for the Rams in 2011. But that would have meant delaying his enrollment at UH. Woolsey declined that offer because he wanted to “come home.” He was raised in California, but both of his parents are from Hawaii.

• Good move awarding a scholarship to defensive tackle Siasau “Saui” Matagiese. He actually was promised a 2012 scholarship this past fall, but that unwritten offer did not carry over with the coaching change. Norm Chow also has honored unwritten offers to grayshirts Woolsey and linebacker Lance Williams.

• One of the fun drills is the one-on-one competitions. Instead of matching only linemen, there are pairings between middleweights and lightweights. The defense won yesterday, 9-8.

• In past years, walk-on berths were awarded after a one-day tryout. Now, the tryout gets a player into the two-week trial period. There are three players competing for walk-on berths. Unfortunately for them, the spring break is included in the two weeks, meaning they only had this week’s three practices to prove their value.

* * * * *

It appears UH posts its job openings on the USC campus.

Laura Beeman’s hiring means both UH basketball coaches are former USC assistant coaches. (Three years ago, a USC coach was a finalist for the job that went to Dana Takahara-Dias.)

It was nice of Beeman’s rep to tweet the hiring last night. Today’s expected news conference comes at a bad time publicity-wise. Spring break begins tomorrow — and what campus worker can really wait that long? — and the Stan Sheriff Center is busy with the invasion of the Sheldon-Leonard-Howard-Raj robotic show.

* * * * *

Punahou’s Mike Taylor apparently was not a finalist. He did not meet the minimum requirements for the position.

* * * * *

Speaking of SC, the football Trojans scrimmage in the Coliseum tomorrow.


  1. SAWARRIOR March 23, 2012 8:36 am


  2. GT March 23, 2012 8:37 am


  3. Abunai March 23, 2012 8:37 am


  4. GT March 23, 2012 8:39 am

    Glad to see that tempo and discipline are priorities with the new regime. Looks like the coaching staff is looking to get the best out of the players.

  5. jm2375 March 23, 2012 8:42 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Congrats to Saui!

    Good luck to the walk-on candidates!

    No practices for a week and a half. *tsigh*

    Welcome, Ms. Beeman.

  6. mikey March 23, 2012 8:46 am

    Congratulation to coach Laura Beeman sounds to me like a great hire.

    I can just see Wahine BB is going up swinging.

  7. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 8:47 am


    With the campus closed, I hope somebody opens Gym I for the volleyball Warriors. Their final home matches are next week.

  8. mikey March 23, 2012 8:47 am

    Also congratulation to Matagiese and well earned.

  9. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 8:48 am

    UH women’s basketball needed a fresh start.

    This is a fresh start.

  10. Couch potato March 23, 2012 8:53 am

    good for Siasau “Saui” Matagiese.

    good for Ikaika Woolsey.

    good for Laura Beeman.

  11. d1shima March 23, 2012 8:54 am

    One day in pads, three days in and a newcomer is pushing QB2 and QB1 who both carried over from the last regime? Hmmm….

  12. d1shima March 23, 2012 8:54 am


    These are, indeed, exciting times! 😆

  13. kev-1 March 23, 2012 8:57 am

    It’s interesting how little attention was given to the hiring of the women’s bball coach. Hardly anything to read about it, and all of a sudden, there is a hire. On top of that, the hire is not even one of the people that those who were talking about it mentioned.

    The minimal attention (and I’m not directing that at anyone or any person in particular, becuase there is mention of it here today) paid to the hiring of the coach seems to reflect the interest in women’s basketball as a whole.

    Seems like UH needs to really put more effort in bringing attention to the sport to help rebuild it. Losing is not the only reason people weren’t watching. One almost gets the impression that the university cares as little about it as the general public. They need to create a buzz.

  14. Kekoa March 23, 2012 9:02 am

    Mahalo coach Dana. Godspeed.

    Aloha coach Beeman. Looking forward to chasing championships with you at the helm.

    Good Aloha Friday Morning Tsaiko Nation!

  15. madeinhawaii March 23, 2012 9:03 am


    Now all the old and out-of-work hostesses can find employment again, eh? Lower unemployment numbers can only help Obama in his re-election campaign.

  16. al March 23, 2012 9:08 am

    whitey…perhaps a new business venture looms in the dark(side).

    wasn’t there one of those bars in kihei?

  17. (Jesse) James March 23, 2012 9:09 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos…Long time no see…

    The dark side may be expanding…LMAO

  18. (Jesse) James March 23, 2012 9:09 am

    oops…Sorry, I guess D1 and I are on the same wave length….SCARY!!!

  19. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 9:15 am

    In these austere times, I don’t think UH can afford huge losses on any sport. Women’s basketball doesn’t have to break even, but there should be ways to make it affordable.

  20. d1shima March 23, 2012 9:16 am


    Hey! I resemble that comment! 😉

  21. d1shima March 23, 2012 9:17 am


    That would be nice for whitey. Less $ for gas, more $ for…..uhh, never mind. Family blog. 😈

  22. d1shima March 23, 2012 9:18 am


    Methinks “pent-up demand” for “newer models” will prevail.

  23. Bowwar March 23, 2012 9:21 am

    The unfortunate problem for Dana Takahara-Diaz was following the wreck left by Bolla…To that regard, Dana did a good job of rejuvenating the program and getting the “bitter” taste out of people’s mouth due to Bolla’s poor record and “kicking” incident. Between Von Appen and Bolla, I’m not sure who was worse, except I think Fred had a better personality and rapport with his players. Good luck to the new coach…

  24. Bowwar March 23, 2012 9:24 am

    #19 – Yup ST, the business mantra is “paying for your desk”…That’s why I can’t participate in the blog as much I would like to. 🙁

    If Coolen is able to draw crowds to a wahine sport (albeit free), then WB should do the same. Coolen should have people go into the crowd to “pass the hat” and bring in some revenue for the team.

  25. jkjones March 23, 2012 9:24 am

    Ikaika was a heralded pro-set QB in high school and ranked top 10 nationally in that QB category. He completed over 60% of his passes. Warrior QBs are fortunate to have coach Chow mentoring. If they have talent–they will grow.

    Im looking at one of them w loads of IQ to be a coach with a great future. Player or future coach, this is an opportunity of a lifetime.

  26. al March 23, 2012 9:42 am

    welcome aboard coach beeman.

    she now makes three former usc assistant coaches who’ve become current head coaches for us.

  27. d1shima March 23, 2012 9:43 am

    Would be nice to get a report from the Colisseum tomorrow.

    Anyone know (eh, you) sumboddy in SoCal?

  28. al March 23, 2012 9:43 am

    come to think of it…we also have four punahou grads who are currently head coaches for our university.

    nah…not one mafia.

  29. Derek March 23, 2012 9:49 am

    Congrats to Ms. Beeman. Now, I’d like to see her recruit some good players who are very athletic and can shoot the 3s. Maybe Wahine Basketball should play in Klum Gym. Cozy and intimate surrounding with lots of echoing and noise even with a smaller crowd. Just a thought. Maybe the Wahine will can have an advantage! Who knows.

    I said maybe one of the freshman QB will surprise. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise. Hello, Mr. Woolsey. And to Justin Alo, keep working hard and keep learning everyday.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2012 9:56 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Love the reports from the field Mr. Tsai. Nice to see lively drills and tough competition.

    All the QBS are lucky to have Coach Chow as their mentor. Whoever ends up QB1 will have earned it.

  31. kev-1 March 23, 2012 9:56 am

    Such an interesting QB situation we have, and a good problem to have too. We have returnees who the coach is confident can do the job – we have a transfer that is supposed to be primed to be the guy once is sit out year is pau – we have a young freshman who is turning heads.

    As I have stated before, I am a Graves guy, but I am drooling at the possibility of Graham, a prototypical QB type (something UH hasn’t had for a while), leading us in the future. But at the same time, if a freshman emerges as the guy, imaging how good this team will be in by his third and fourth year as he gains experience.

  32. Old Diver March 23, 2012 9:57 am

    Who cares about some mafia. If the coaches run a good program they will be welcomed by all. I hope it’s not lost on anyone that the current football players we are marveling at were all recruited by the previous staff. Just saying…….

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2012 9:57 am

    Interesting how J(J) creeps outta the woodwork to post breaking news…

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2012 9:59 am

    d1 –

    “Pent up demand”?! Mean da kaona!

  35. mikey March 23, 2012 10:03 am

    I know that Mt Sac has a great Athletics Program in all venues and a feeder school to Pac – 12.

    In fact anyone making an All-Star in this Conference got a great look to go USC or UCLA.

    An in fact Mr Sac Women’s Basketball captured State Championship again this year beating No. 1 seed Foothill by score of 68-58 for their 5th CCCAA State Championship:

    Mt Sac Women’s Basketball Captures State Championship

    March 12, 2012

    (Sacramento, CA) The Mountie Women’s Basketball Team defeated North number one seed, Foothill College, 68-58 to capture their 5th California Community College Athletic Association State Championship. The Mounties were strong on the freethrow line, converting 24 of 33, which was the difference in overcoming a first half deficit score of 29-30. Morgan Mason (FR, Beverly Hills H.S.) was named the All-State Tournament MVP, while Ashawnte Hawkins (SO, Canyon Springs H.S.) and Shawlina Segovia (FR, J.W. North H.S.) were also named to the All-State Tournament Team

    Coach Beeman should still have great contact with Mt Sac and this CCCAA Conference Teams to bring over great athlete to Wahine Basketball program.

    Go Wahine BB and to coach Beeman.

  36. SAWARRIOR March 23, 2012 10:06 am

    Slow chat day, normally there’s 10,000. posts by now.

  37. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 10:11 am

    just heard from jj and he mentioned is ms. Beerman the tv sex therapist.

    wot da hell is he talking about?

  38. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 10:13 am

    dpk jj resembles that remark

  39. SAWARRIOR March 23, 2012 10:14 am

    … Nevermind, I need to learn to refresh my browser.

  40. (Jesse) James March 23, 2012 10:18 am

    dpk….Wasn’t me….LMAO

  41. d1shima March 23, 2012 10:25 am



    Not tent! 👿

  42. Derek March 23, 2012 10:33 am

    The 3 Cs of being a great Quarterback. Calm, Cool, and Collected. A great QB doesn’t get excited. The more pressure the situation, the better the QB performs. I saw that in Eli Manning in the SB and RGIII in the bowl game and Andrew Luck against USC.

  43. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 10:38 am


    Shhhh. Don’t wake up the spammers.

  44. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:44 am

    nah the 3 c’s are competitive, courageous, and concise. of course a great qb gets excited. all players get excited to play the game. if not then no use play the game.

  45. d1shima March 23, 2012 10:47 am

    I recall that the Previous Former Coach (PFC) used to talk about brain typing (no DPK, das not finger-less keyboarding) and that Joe Montana had the type that expanded his vision and allowed him to notice fine details during key moments of stress.

    PFC related how #16 was in the huddle at one point of a big game asking Dwight Clark(?) if he noticed the wahine in the 3rd row before calling the play. 😀

  46. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:48 am

    how do you win one of those one-on-one competitions?

  47. d1shima March 23, 2012 10:50 am

    …ask the other guy who won?

  48. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:50 am

    Joe Montana uses the word wahine?

  49. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:51 am

    …draw blood?

  50. d1shima March 23, 2012 10:52 am


  51. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:55 am

    what time is the news conference?




  52. Will-I-Am March 23, 2012 10:56 am

    I am so amped on this season! I am even thinking of going to watch a practice.

  53. Couch potato March 23, 2012 10:59 am

    i see Geraldo is the latest to get infected by foot-in-mouth disease.

  54. d1shima March 23, 2012 11:00 am


    BaseBows should be a Go. Spokane weather forecast:

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West wind around 5 mph.

  55. Couch potato March 23, 2012 11:03 am

    hope they do get to play. that’s some cool temperature over in spokane.

  56. d1shima March 23, 2012 11:06 am

    Yep. Need to be careful with the relief pitchers.

  57. jm2375 March 23, 2012 11:07 am

    al-san – not to mention, Nanci Coolen teaches at that school!




  58. BleedGreen808 March 23, 2012 11:11 am

    With the way things have been going on in practice, I like how the spring schedule was crafted. Spring practice is longer. After this week, practices are almost every other day. With the new system, players are able to soak in the new play book and if you’re banged up a little, there’s that extra day or two to heal up and not get buried in the depth chart.

    On the other hand, there are a lot of dropped balls the past two practices I’ve attended. I’m hoping it’s attributed to learning the new system. Let’s hope they can get their act together and snatch those balls.

    Congrats to Saui! During three-on-three, he looked to have suffered a knee injury. Good to know it wasn’t as serious as watching him go down in pain as he was able to walk around after.

  59. Couch potato March 23, 2012 11:16 am

    catching a football is the same no matter what system you use, i would think.

  60. Steve March 23, 2012 11:19 am

    UH steals coaches and a couple of basketball players from USC, now if we could only steal some football players from them. Just thinking out loud.

  61. BleedGreen808 March 23, 2012 11:30 am


    Yes, receivers might just be thinking too much considering the new system should be less thinking. Plus, every one is starting fresh. Upper classmen might have more pressure on them to get on the playing field.

  62. Janina Ostwald March 23, 2012 11:30 am

    I like to always read the articles in this site was my favorite

  63. Couch potato March 23, 2012 11:38 am

    Tiger roars back to take the lead. we’ll see how he performs over the weekend.

    thanks BleedGreen808.

  64. Steve March 23, 2012 11:38 am

    Oh, forgot, UH quite possibly stole a wahine volleyball player from them also. Makes me start to think USC could be a feeder school for UH. Come on Coach Chow, I know you can steal a few USC football players.

  65. 808Bowler March 23, 2012 11:38 am

    Afternoon everyone. Its ALOHA FRIDAY!!!!

    Go UH!!!!

  66. whitey March 23, 2012 11:46 am

    Congratulations and welcome aboard Coach Beeman. What a difference in coaching hire. This is a highly respected coach and has uku plenty experience.

  67. whitey March 23, 2012 11:58 am

    the darkside is getting bigger, but hype won’t help. all you got to do is check darkside humongous aka sheridan and darkside makule aka kalihi and they are good places to park the spacecraft and see the alien life there. if they try to create darkside whitebirdieye aka kihei, it will be hard to do because the alien life there are humans who are smart and frugal, not like the aliens who visit the other darkside. plus parking spacecraft is hazardous and get plenty parrots who talk to the “eye on the road”.

  68. whitey March 23, 2012 12:02 pm

    back to practice. so far with swift and regimented practice, i look forward to no mo unsportsmanlike penalities, no celebration penalities, and no game disorganization.

  69. whitey March 23, 2012 12:05 pm

    not going make any prediction, but enjoy the ride. plus optimisism is very high on maui. whomever you talk to about da warriors, they all look forward to this year. there will be more than usual going to the usc game.

  70. whitey March 23, 2012 12:07 pm

    tonight’s vb match is going to be a burner. the maui fans will go abzolutely zany. the last mbb was a blast, but this one going top it all.

  71. whitey March 23, 2012 12:07 pm

    ok, now i can go do my work. bye.

  72. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 12:20 pm

    Wie and Kono missed the cut with both at 77,79. Kaneko just on the plus side of the cut line in LPGA, KIA classic.

    Next tournament in few weeks in Hawaii. Ko Olina LPGA tournament. I hope all 3 play in that tournament. I will be a volunteer worker there. Come on down. These ladies ROCK!

  73. Ralph March 23, 2012 12:31 pm

    Micelle Wie is T133 in the Kia, top 70 makes the cut, she has her Stanford degree, now it’s time to play golf full time and compete. She is tied for 137 in reaching the green in regulation- she practices a lot, now it’s time to put everything together in a tournament.

  74. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 12:33 pm

    Agree on the Maui volleyball crowds.

    We were there last year, and it was the best men’s vb crowd of the year.

  75. ai-eee-soos March 23, 2012 12:34 pm

    # 48.Couch potato:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Joe Montana uses the word wahine?

    Maybe —- he was briefly married to an Island girl, UAL stewardess.

  76. Steve March 23, 2012 12:39 pm

    Michelle Wie should spend all her time on the practice putting green. Like they say, drive for show, putt for dollars.

  77. whitey March 23, 2012 12:40 pm

    ST, you coming for tonight’s game????

  78. WarriorNY March 23, 2012 12:40 pm

    QB situation is really interesting. So Woosley is out shining graves and shutter? So we’ll have qb controversies for two years as graham will certainly be considered for the job next year. I’m really liking the reports on the blog. Thanks for all the 411.

  79. al March 23, 2012 12:41 pm

    you mean…drive for show and putt for dough.

  80. Kekoa March 23, 2012 12:42 pm


    March 23rd, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Would be nice to get a report from the Colisseum tomorrow.

    Anyone know (eh, you) sumboddy in SoCal?


    D-1 ~

    I hope to hear from the Tsaiko son who is a probable starter this season if he can stay healthy.

    Meanwhile, here’s a little taste of wazzub with QB Barkley:

    The More We Know

  81. Steve March 23, 2012 12:49 pm

    Yes, al, that is what I meant.

  82. al March 23, 2012 12:52 pm

    the arrival of woolsey doesn’t mean that he has supplanted graves or shutter. he is a contender for sure and not a pretender.

    what it could mean is that he may have elevated himself to #3 after the first three days.

    spain departed as it appeared to be his plight and now we may see more departures come summer. but, this is true for all positions.

  83. RedZone March 23, 2012 12:52 pm

    Beeman was one of three coaches I wanted but I did not expect this to happen. A nice surprised.

    Welcome Coach Beeman.

  84. Steve March 23, 2012 12:53 pm

    It is Michelle’s putter that is letting her down every tournament. If she could just putt averagely she would be contending every tournament. If she putted just good, she would be challenging Yani Tseng for the top spot. Like how many 2, 3, 4 foot putts does she miss, it is saddening, makes you want to cry.

  85. al March 23, 2012 1:00 pm

    laura beeman presser at 2:00 pm

  86. kev-1 March 23, 2012 1:04 pm

    I don’t think Michelle’s putter is letting her down. She’s letting her putter down. I think she needs to stop using that belly putter. Seems she has putted worse with that thing.

  87. Steve March 23, 2012 1:07 pm

    kev-1, you are correct there, she might be the only female using that thing. There was a rumor she was going to switch back to the regular putter. But looking at her score today, guess not.

  88. NotNasti March 23, 2012 1:15 pm

    #29 Derek,

    Have you seen the inside of Klum lately? No bleachers, just one big open gym.

  89. whitey March 23, 2012 1:16 pm

    2 1/2 months more to graduation. Yeah!!!!!!

  90. Couch potato March 23, 2012 1:19 pm

    kev-1, sounds like you contradicted yourself about the putter. worse is Steve agreed.

  91. kev-1 March 23, 2012 1:21 pm

    Geraldo Rivera is an idiot.

  92. kev-1 March 23, 2012 1:23 pm

    not really . . . I still think she is responsible for the putting and not the putter itself, just that she putted better before she started using the belly one. I see what you’re saying though, so regardless, she is the one who operates the putter, belly or not.

  93. kev-1 March 23, 2012 1:24 pm

    I contradict myself all the time. Hmmm . . . I must be a republican then. All this time I thought I was a democrat.

  94. Bigislandkurt March 23, 2012 1:24 pm

    All I got out of reading Tsai’s Woolsey statement is that when given his opportunity, he did well. No where did I read that he upstaged Graves or Shutter.


  95. Couch potato March 23, 2012 1:28 pm

    etch-a-sketch, do over. 😆

  96. whitey March 23, 2012 1:29 pm

    It will truly be interesting to see what recruits sign on with Coach Beeman. She has much too offer in her CA connections, so it will be interesting. Dang, this is like getting an early christmas present.

  97. Couch potato March 23, 2012 1:32 pm

    whitey, hope this christmas present lasts a long time and not the kine you use a couple of times and no work anymore.

  98. al March 23, 2012 1:50 pm

    ummm…was that the shortest presser ever???

    i tuned in late and heard just her last comment at 2:07pm.

  99. PowderPuff March 23, 2012 1:51 pm

    Papajoe2, Ralph…shoot, the LPGA is the same weekend as the Warriors’ scrimmage on Maui, isn’t it? Man, I was wincing watching Michelle putt yesterday. She seems to be putting worse with the belly putter, or maybe she just needs to practice…yes, al’s right: “putt for dough,” as they say.

  100. Couch potato March 23, 2012 1:51 pm

    started early?

  101. d1shima March 23, 2012 1:52 pm


    Thanks for the link.

    Getting the scoobeedoo’s from that vantage point would be 😎

  102. RedZone March 23, 2012 1:53 pm

    al me too. I caught the tail end. everything must be on Chow Time.

  103. mikey March 23, 2012 1:55 pm

    Wie can Hit the long ones but not the short one.

    She should hire Ben Crenshaw or Jack Nicklaus (the all time Mr clutch putter) with her millions

    But I thing it’s her mental game that needs fixing.

  104. PowderPuff March 23, 2012 1:56 pm

    HA, ST! Sheldon-Leonard-Howard-Raj robotics show…funny stuff! One of these days I’ll make it out to the practice – hopefully. I gotta see this for myself.

  105. d1shima March 23, 2012 1:58 pm



    Thanks. Missed that one. 😉

  106. mikey March 23, 2012 1:58 pm

    I think Woodsley is getting a longer look on tape for review this week-end.

    But his last long pass to TE Lolotai was very nice

  107. Couch potato March 23, 2012 1:59 pm

    Wie will be fine.

  108. mikey March 23, 2012 2:00 pm

    Nice catch for Lolotai too

    More than enough players were dropping passes this week

  109. d1shima March 23, 2012 2:07 pm


    You mean the catch on Tuesday? Nice one!

    (but I did notice he was gassed after that…first practice)

  110. A-joe March 23, 2012 2:10 pm

    70. Whitey / 74. ST

    The Maui community has been very receptive and supportive of many types of sports as well as concerts and international events.

  111. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:14 pm

    Wie just finished taking her last finals at Stanford. She says that now her total focus will be on the LPGA tour. She will graduate with a degree from Stanford in June. Right now, she has nowhere to go but up. It make take a few months, but I’m sure once she gets back into the groove she’ll be fine. She won’t have to worry about studing and has plenty of time to practice.

  112. tom mui March 23, 2012 2:15 pm

    What do you mean Mike Taylor didn’t qualify – he is a Punahou graduate, isn’t he? (this is for Kevin).

    #23 Bowwar is right on! Coach Dana led us out of that mess that the Kicker left us and got us out of that bitter period. I can only wish her success in the future and wish our new WBB coach well.

  113. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:16 pm

    oops-studing should be studying.

  114. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:17 pm

    tom mui, ditto on coach Dana.

  115. Couch potato March 23, 2012 2:19 pm

    papajoe2, wish i was studing. 😆

  116. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:22 pm

    PowderPuff, Tournament starts on Tuesday. April 17 with, I think, a Pro-Am. Real tournament starts on Wednesday, April 18. At least that is what my work schedule says so far. Kind of odd days. I don’t know if its a 3 or 4 day tournament, but it usually starts on a Thursday.

  117. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:23 pm

    cp, me too 🙂

  118. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:26 pm

    Jodi Ewart also used a belly putter. Yes, its the more puttee not the putter. Once you miss a short one, then lack of confidence sets in and you just start hoping the putt goes in.

  119. mikey March 23, 2012 2:33 pm


    No he cought the last one on Thursday too from Woodsley

  120. kev-1 March 23, 2012 2:33 pm

    I agree that with renewed focus on golf after college, Michelle Wie will be just fine.

  121. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 2:42 pm

    OK nuff golf. Back to more important things like Warrior football. Did anybody notice that Tiger Woods is tied for first? nah, nah, nah just joking, but he is.

  122. mikey March 23, 2012 2:45 pm

    To tom mui and Bowwar,

    On coach Dana, I was planning to but didn’t get to go to Wahine game. Found out later that night from one of the Men’s assistants that Dana was let go right after the game.

    I mean couldn’t they have waited till they got home to do that? What was the rush? They should have let everyone come home together in better atmosphere.

    Dana’s too nice of a person to have gotton that from JD.

  123. d1shima March 23, 2012 2:54 pm


    You wanna go for a two-fer?


  124. d1shima March 23, 2012 2:55 pm

    Good to hear that Lolotai “got some” in yesterday’s practice, too!

  125. d1shima March 23, 2012 2:56 pm

    More zig, less ‘Zags.

    Come on BaseBows!

    Sisto off to a rocky start. 🙁

  126. whitey March 23, 2012 2:59 pm

    no practice for a few days, but there will probably be plenty conversations going face to face.

  127. mikey March 23, 2012 2:59 pm

    Papjoe2 and PowderPuff,

    LPGA LOTTE played at Ko Olina Golf Club in Honolulu, April 18-21. One of five new tournaments announced as part of the 2012 LPGA schedule, the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf will feature a field of 144 players battling for a $1.7 million purse.

    The reason it ends on Saturday 21st is it’s telecast live to Korea and it’s Sunday Korea Final day.

    I’m trying to get a job for the week with Golf Channel. Gave my card to the Director at Sony Open but we’ll see.

  128. whitey March 23, 2012 2:59 pm

    rocky or rusty, d1

  129. d1shima March 23, 2012 3:00 pm

    Either way, whitey, it’s 0-2. 👿

  130. d1shima March 23, 2012 3:01 pm

    Hawaii just got its 3rd hit but still puka….

  131. mikey March 23, 2012 3:01 pm

    Have a nice Long Weekend (they say it will be Windy weekend) Plus Monday is Price Kuhio Holiday.

  132. Derek March 23, 2012 3:06 pm

    #88 I did not know that!

    It’s possible Michelle’s best golf was when she was 13-17. Physically, her body has changed. She has putting problems and in professional golf the winning and losing and making a lot of money with high finishes is the putting. It also reminds me of Kimberly Kim. She’s struggling too. I hope Michelle gets better too. Nike has stuck with her.

  133. al March 23, 2012 3:08 pm

    michelle wie…what does she have to worry for?

    eventually, someday, there is a job waiting for her. as a punahou graduate she is already qualified to become the head coach for the golf program at the university of hawaii.

  134. kev-1 March 23, 2012 3:55 pm

    al . . . you are good

  135. BigWave96744 March 23, 2012 4:23 pm

    3 Walkons??

    Duke Bukoski is the only Newbie on the Spring Prospectus, #24.

    Guyson Amina told me he’s initially trying out at SB

    Heard from a St Louis grad on the team that Maxi Miyashita was trying out at Oline

    Heard a family friend that Ionatana Woodard was trying out at either TE or DE

    Stephen, any of the above in your 3?

  136. SAWARRIOR March 23, 2012 4:26 pm

    The 3 C’s are ACCURACY.

  137. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 4:27 pm

    Warrior volleyball is on Northridge radio (on the Internet).

  138. SAWARRIOR March 23, 2012 4:27 pm

    …if you want the 4 C’s it’s ACCURACCY.

  139. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2012 4:28 pm

    There’s a guy who’s No. 37. Nobody knows who he is.

  140. BigWave96744 March 23, 2012 4:51 pm

    Gotta check out #37s helmet.. noticed everyone has their lastname on.

  141. BigWave96744 March 23, 2012 4:51 pm

    So #37 is one of the three?

  142. BigWave96744 March 23, 2012 5:00 pm

    I wonder how many girls tried out for DI football. LSU had a Wahine Kicker try out but cut her after a few days.

  143. d1shima March 23, 2012 5:06 pm

    Les Miles says, “Wahine”? 😈

  144. papajoe2 March 23, 2012 5:16 pm

    Gettin ready for Wahine Softbows. Gotta eat first.

  145. d1shima March 23, 2012 5:31 pm

    BaseB 🙁 ws

  146. d1shima March 23, 2012 5:33 pm

    Planning to go to the season opener?

    This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days – because it is “unfair” to illegal aliens!

    Why does that matter?

    a 2011 AAA study titled “Unlicensed to Kill” found that unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes and more likely to flee the scene of a crime.

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  148. RedZone March 23, 2012 6:15 pm

    Q&A With New UH Women’s Basketball Coach Laura Beeman

  149. al March 23, 2012 6:15 pm

    here’s some viewing video on a hs kid in 2010 who won championships and mvp awards.

    it’ll inspire you all.

  150. RedZone March 23, 2012 6:16 pm

    New UH Women’s Basketball Coach Laura Beeman Press Conference

  151. jm2375 March 23, 2012 6:20 pm

    volleyb 🙁 ws

  152. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 6:47 pm

    any word from RWSS?

  153. tom mui March 23, 2012 6:49 pm

    #146 d1shima

    Often wondered why HPD doesn’t impound any cars on Oahu’s roads that are not insured or driven by unlicensed drivers – citizens or aliens or residents orwhoever

  154. jm2375 March 23, 2012 6:52 pm

    gramps –

    UH 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    SJSU nada

    top 5th

  155. gmahoney March 23, 2012 6:52 pm

    4-0 Wahine, top 5

  156. al March 23, 2012 6:52 pm

    after watching the pressser for new wbb coach laura beeman and watching this video.

    i’d say that things are looking up.

  157. whitey March 23, 2012 6:58 pm

    al, plus i think she already has some recruits, but have to wait till her appt is official.

  158. whitey March 23, 2012 6:59 pm

    al, is she from england or austrailia???

  159. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 7:01 pm

    mahalo tsaikette ladies. will make it saturday

  160. whitey March 23, 2012 7:03 pm

    rainbow softbows look like they are doing a great job. Go Rainbows

  161. whitey March 23, 2012 7:04 pm

    pau game yet??????

  162. gmahoney March 23, 2012 7:07 pm

    Still 4-0 top 6.

  163. whitey March 23, 2012 7:08 pm

    gma, thanks

  164. gmahoney March 23, 2012 7:12 pm

    4-1 going to bottom of 6th, Wahine up.

  165. wafan March 23, 2012 7:22 pm

    Thank you Oldie!


  166. gmahoney March 23, 2012 7:23 pm

    Wahine win, 4-1!

  167. jm2375 March 23, 2012 7:24 pm

    UH 4, SJSU 1. Ricketts 6Ks, no earned runs.



  168. jm2375 March 23, 2012 7:26 pm


  169. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 7:26 pm

    wow wafan calls gmahoney oldie

    #65 Wafan Says: March 23rd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you Oldie!Whoo-hoo!!!

  170. whitey March 23, 2012 7:29 pm

    great news for the softbows. way to go!!!

  171. whitey March 23, 2012 7:30 pm

    now need the wahine volleybows to do the same.

  172. gmahoney March 23, 2012 7:32 pm

    I’ll have a chat with wafan offline.

  173. koakane ip4 March 23, 2012 7:46 pm

    you going be at sat game?

  174. Lanaiboy March 23, 2012 8:00 pm

    The Wahine won 4-1 but hitting still disappointing. Iwata got the sole hit against Amanda Pridmore, who struck out quite a few Rainbows. The hitting still has not come around; still has to rely on Rickett’s superb pitching. Some great base running though. Well, there’s always tomorrow with the doubleheader.

  175. rainbowman March 23, 2012 8:14 pm

    who was tardy to practice?

  176. el burro sabio March 23, 2012 8:24 pm

    Sybil is back

  177. ai-eee-soos March 23, 2012 8:41 pm

    Laura Beeman’s “hometown” is San Bernardino Calif, this article says.

  178. oldie March 23, 2012 8:46 pm

    wafan, You’re welcome. Let me know what you think of the video quality. It should be improved from stuff I’ve done before.

  179. Pomai March 23, 2012 8:54 pm

    Softbows yeah they are really bad their only 25 an 2…………………………………

  180. jkjones March 23, 2012 9:00 pm

    Laura Beeman brims with professionalism and class. From her basketball knowledge to the double strand gardenia lei she wore; everything, every word, seemed to fit.

    She knows what she needs, where to go and who will help her get there.

    She fielded questions flawlessly and answered with swift efficiency. Barely pausing, except for emphasis.

    This is a summary:

    Re assistants, she will interview Dana’s staff. She has coaches in mind on the mainland that are in the network, can coach her brand and possesses coaching integrity.

    Re recruiting. She has connects and strong networks in Calif, the NW and other neighboring states. She will be recruiting locally too and will vie to keep the top talent at home.

    She has players in mind on the mainland.

    Coach Beeman is positive about recruiting from Hawaii and feels our program has alot to offer players on the mainland and in particular feels membership in the Big West is an added bonus….

    Re a winning timeline. One word, “now”.

    Re Style of play. Coach Beeman prefers man to man on defense and up and down on O.

    She said women’s basketball has come a long ways and it used to be “like watching water run uphill”. She likes a fast tempo, a little pick n roll and screens off the dribble. “alot depends on what I have”, then added again for emphasis, ” we will run up and down”.

    Beeman said she will mix her D with zone, full court pressure and the like to meet game conditions but her preference is man.

    Of course, man is preferred, but you need need talent and speed for it work. The wahine often were exploited in man by teams with quicker athletes. We shall see.

    This selection has been long overdue.

    Hopefully, the wahine can get back on tract to a winning tradition fans and program, rightfully deserve.

  181. jkjones March 23, 2012 9:22 pm

    The wahine record speaks for itself…and so does its hitting of late. C’mon, 60 KOs in barely 40 innings has to ring an alarm. Coach Coolen is bothered about it, he said so. Not once, but in two consecutive post-game, TV interviews, including tonight. We beat San Jose State with one hit!

    Coach is back to shuffling the lineup. Look, Coolen is a neat freak. He doesnt like to leave anything to chance or out of place. So, when his team starts to crap at the plate, he makes changes like a divorced spouse. We saw him do it last year and he did it tonight.

    Coach said his freshman need to get more confidence at the plate and his seniors need to be more aggressive.

    Here’s the point. 25-2 gives the wahine no entitlement in post season play.

    And losing the WAC conference title is risky when the NCAA selection committee has the WAC stamped as “rodneyes”, as in dangerfield.

    We play a tough road schedule and as it turns out, three more conference games on the road than at home (12-9).

    Our pitching is great and we are fortunate if not blessed.

    But, this is a team effort folkz and all 9 batters need to get involved if we are to keep our dream alive….no one is pushing a panic button, yet….still, it is a concern that weighs heavily on Coach Coolen and fans alike.

  182. Carry Jedziniak March 23, 2012 9:41 pm

    Britney and Kacey Jordan are the best.

  183. whitey March 23, 2012 10:17 pm

    jkjones, as a fan, I am very proud of the softbows and what they have accomplished into this season. As far as being concerned about the future, I don’t see it as important as what the softbows are doing now. Winning games is what it is all about and not the score. There is no such thing as predictability whether the softbows will win or get an ncaa berth, but by winning, they increase their chances for both. I think as a fan, they are doing a fantastic job and deserve all the kudos they are getting. Take a bow, ladies.

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  185. Steve March 23, 2012 10:36 pm

    whitey, Coach Coolen is not just satisfied with getting into the WAC Tournament, he wants to win it. Same goes for the NCAA Tournament, he just does not want to get in, but wants to win the National Championship. To do so, Coach Coolen knows the Wahine must be able to hit. Not just win the way they have been lately.

    It seems that you and some others would be satisfied with the Wahine getting into the WAC tournament, or NCAA tournament, not Coach Coolen.

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  187. whitey March 23, 2012 10:45 pm

    steve, are you the head coach for the softbows??? or are you the spokesperson for them??? By your posts, you are either the hc or spokesperson for the softbows, so I’ll just not say anymore about enjoying the performance of the softbows so far.

  188. Steve March 23, 2012 10:50 pm

    whitey, guess all you want the Wahine’s to do is get into the tournament, be it WAC or NCAA, you will be satisfied. You go ask Coach Coolen, and I promise you, not only does he want to get into the WAC Tournament, but win it. Same goes for the NCAA Tournament.

    With you philosophy of just wanting the players to play good, then Fred van Appen would still be coaching the football team.

  189. whitey March 23, 2012 10:51 pm

    steve,on the second thought, I think I’ll refer to you as Coach Coolen in the future. No matter what others may call you, you will be Coach Coolen from now on.

  190. whitey March 23, 2012 10:53 pm

    Coach Coolen, pretty strong words for fans who support your team, but I guess as hc you have the last say.

  191. whitey March 23, 2012 10:55 pm

    So Coach Coolen, you are better than Coach VanAppen??? Could be, but I wouldn’t know cause both of you coach different sports.

  192. Steve March 23, 2012 11:00 pm

    To get good, especially in college sports, you go after the BIG one, and that is not Conference Championship, it is the National Championship. Why do you think Boise St., in football, is so good. All they are looking at is winning a National Championship. They do not care about a Conference Championship. That is why Wahine Softball and especially, Wahine Volleybal have been good, cause in those sports, they are chasing the National Championship.

  193. whitey March 23, 2012 11:04 pm

    Coach Coolen, I truly appreciate your expertise on winning or going after national championship. Your goals are enviable and may you attain it in your lifetime. Me, I got major game tomorrow, so I going use your thinking and shoot for the moon. If I win tomorrow, I can say that Coach Coolen gave an inspirational post last night. Thanks and good night.

  194. Steve March 23, 2012 11:04 pm

    whitey, I am not saying, I am Coach Coolen. I told you to go ask him, and he will tell what I am telling. Let me tell you, if you ask Coach Chow, he will tell you the same thing. When he said, that he wanted to chase championships, it did not stop with a Conference Championship. He meant also, National Championships.

  195. Ralph March 23, 2012 11:30 pm

    Whitey, I really think you are doing a disservice to the hard work of Coach Coolen by referring to Steve as Coach Coolen. Someone reading your comments may not know that you are in fact addressing Steve/Laura, etc.

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  200. Supastoke March 24, 2012 1:44 am

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  201. BigHiloFan2 March 24, 2012 3:52 am

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    one crack to da head an da bruddaz porgettin tekneek?

    one comment. Lord have Mercy! (cuz Coach Chow ain’t.)


  202. BigHiloFan2 March 24, 2012 3:56 am


    thanks for the links.

    you’re right. Ms. Beeman is full of confidence. exciting for us. UH. and the ladies.

  203. d1shima March 24, 2012 4:50 am

    Great Morning All!



  204. BigHiloFan2 March 24, 2012 5:03 am

    Good morning d1

    have a great day!

  205. Kekoa March 24, 2012 6:35 am

    G’day Hilo Fan Man!

    Greetings D-1 & all da Tsaiko’s near and far.

    It’s all about winning hard & softball games today for the Rainbow’s. They can do it…ALL..DAY..LONG!

    Go Tim Go!

  206. Candy March 24, 2012 6:37 am

    Nice to see the competitive juices flowing at QB and other positions. Those in the wings should keep plugging. learning, and performing.

  207. BigHiloFan2 March 24, 2012 6:54 am


    howzit howzit

    sumway o da odda, gonna get my fixins today.

    Go Tim Go!

    Go Warriors!!!!!!

    an Go Coach Chow!!!

  208. Slugger March 24, 2012 7:07 am

    Morning, morning, morning!

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