Brown to Rams; Paredes, Meatoga, Masch get NFL deals


Former Warrior linebacker Aaron Brown was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.

Brown said he was driving to a friend’s house when he received The Call.

He said he will compete at weak-side linebacker.

Brown said the rookie camp is in two weeks.

He said he used to follow the Rams because of Β running back Marshall Faulk. Brown used to be a running back.

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Corey Paredes said he has reached a free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings. He said he will be used as a middle linebacker. He said he has not been told yet when he will report to rookie camp.


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Vaughn Meatoga has reached a free-agent deal with the Washington Redskins. He will be a nose tackle.

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Zach Masch has reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks. He will compete at defensive end and defensive tackle.

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The Warrior Bowl is significant in measuring how players perform “when the lights go on,” head coach Norm Chow.

A greater emphasis will be placed on the 14 practices. Key players β€” Billy Ray Stutzmann, Paipai Falemalu, Leroy Lutu β€” did not play in the Warrior Bowl. What’s more, the Warriors only used the basic offensive and defensive schemes to shield several plays from future opponents who might have been scouting the game.

And like some of those Disney DVDs, the Warriors are going into the vault. Training camp , which opens in early August, is expected to be closed to the public.

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  1. BG April 28, 2012 7:13 am

    Good morning bloggers!

  2. Slugger April 28, 2012 7:17 am

    Good morning, gang! Good morning, BG!

    It was great seeing a little of what the Warriors are doing. Loved getting to say Hey! to the guys. I miss them.

    Off to class this morning…

  3. chawan_cut April 28, 2012 7:19 am


  4. BG April 28, 2012 7:22 am


    I think Slugger is forwarding instructions for Chrome. I’m not familiar with too many browsers…basically just Chrome and IE. Chrome is really good for voting πŸ˜€

    If you use a browser other than Chrome, I’m certain some other Tsaiko can send you instructions. I understand that that has been a topic of conversation previously…like you I haven’t been around much recently.

    I’ve heard that voting multiple times (which I don’t condone, of course) can be a zen like experience (seriously). If you are anxious and rushing, aches and pains can set in in less than 30 minutes because of the tension. However, if done unhurriedly but quickly while concentrating and relaxing on each keystroke and mouse-click, it can be turned into a tea ceremony like experience…so I’ve been told. πŸ˜€

  5. tommui April 28, 2012 7:23 am


    Great articles in the SA this morning on the Wahine Softball team and last night’s Warrior Bowl.

    Don’t forget to VOTE!

  6. BG April 28, 2012 7:26 am


    I could feel your presence last night! I knew there were others yesterday as Steph’s numbers kept going up.

  7. BG April 28, 2012 7:28 am

    Interesting…I guess Arioto’s support group doesn’t work Sat mornings like during the weekday mornings.

  8. BG April 28, 2012 7:30 am

    OK…time to vote πŸ˜†

  9. tommui April 28, 2012 7:30 am

    BG #4: “it can be turned into a tea ceremony like experience…so I’ve been told.”

    Ah, so, pouring a cup of Dragon Well. Contemplating my navel and going to:

  10. cheepono April 28, 2012 7:39 am

    what recruits attended spring fling?

  11. follower April 28, 2012 7:42 am

    That’s it? No recap on the Warrior Bowl????

  12. bleedgreen April 28, 2012 7:43 am

    Spies in the mist? It would be a compliment if USC were so worried.

  13. WarriorNY April 28, 2012 7:54 am

    I’m really worried about our offense… I hope Iosefa and the boys can get the ground game going…

  14. cheepono April 28, 2012 7:59 am

    cool pics ST. now who’s the 3 guys?

  15. MANA April 28, 2012 8:02 am

    John Waa , Scott Pagano , Ualesi Sale , Rashaan Falemalu and I think I saw Kennedy Tulimasealii as will but im not sure

  16. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 8:07 am

    Mana has correctly ID’d two of the recruits.

  17. cheepono April 28, 2012 8:07 am

    mahalo mana

  18. sports for fun April 28, 2012 8:10 am

    Redshirt freshman, Mariota (?) playing well in the Oregon Spring Game on

  19. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 8:11 am

    Judging by the NFL draft so far, big is in. Big tackles, big guards,

    big tight ends, and big backs. Sort of like Norm Chow is doing.

    I think he knows what he is doing and we all will be pleasantly

    surprised next year as we go undefeated. Go Warriors!

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid April 28, 2012 8:11 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚


    Is the Wahine Softball game still goin’ off at 2PM today?

  21. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 8:16 am

    Waa and Sale are correct.

  22. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 8:17 am

    By the way, Justin “J.T.” Turner is not eligible to transfer yet. He still has to take a couple of classes this summer.

  23. sports for fun April 28, 2012 8:20 am

    Mariota 80 yd. TD run…of course, in a spring game…

  24. sports for fun April 28, 2012 8:26 am

    Mariota 30 yd TD pass…wish this guy was playing for the home team. :/

  25. MANA April 28, 2012 8:30 am

    and Issac Savaiinaea i think

  26. kapakahi April 28, 2012 8:32 am

    Wa’a, Sale, Falemalu, Correa, Koehler, Taumua, and Tulimaseali’i were all there last night. Missed seeing Pagano.

    Also saw signee OG Kiha Sai.

  27. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 8:34 am


  28. kapakahi April 28, 2012 8:36 am


    That’s Isaac standing next to Wa’a (with the white long sleeve shirt) in ST’s photo.

  29. Abunai April 28, 2012 8:55 am

    Who is in between Waa and Sale??

  30. krump1_AKA_protector April 28, 2012 8:56 am

    BG on #4 and tommui on #9,

    Have been attaining that state in the last week; hope it helps Stephanie as others continue. Or was I just in a comatose state from being drained at work, lol?

  31. kapakahi April 28, 2012 8:57 am


    Like Mana said….Isaac Savaiinaea.

  32. al April 28, 2012 9:02 am

    not so wac-ky…

    appaently la tech, tex san antonio will join he c-usa along with fla intl and and north texas st in 2013.

    mwc will soon formally invite utah st and san jose st in 2013.

    the wac will probably melt away or become dust in the wind.

  33. al April 28, 2012 9:03 am

    it’ll be interesting to see where boise state will land their non-football sports.

  34. krump1_AKA_protector April 28, 2012 9:03 am

    ST on #22,

    I’m just glad of the possibility that “J.T” may find his way to Manoa in the Fall! I’m sure Coach Daronte Jones would be ecstatic to add to his depth at Corner.

  35. kapakahi April 28, 2012 9:13 am


    Looks as though JT might be playing safety instead….like he’s been playing at Scottsdale CC.

  36. cheepono April 28, 2012 9:21 am

    wa’a looks huge compared to savaiinaea and sale!

  37. whitey April 28, 2012 9:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Voted. Go Steph

  38. jm2375 April 28, 2012 9:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope to see many of you at Senior Day!

    Last chance to irritate Margie! πŸ˜†


    GO BOWS!!

  39. wafan April 28, 2012 9:46 am


    Spam attack.

  40. Wes'side Warrior April 28, 2012 10:03 am

    Well, all 25 of us voted here this morning, but the vote stayed at 26.9%. Don’t know how many votes it takes to move 0.1%, but…

    Here’s the latest standings:

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 19.5%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.3%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.7%

    Julie Fernandez 3.7%

    Ashley Hansen 3.7%

    Michelle Moultrie 7.3%

    Christi Orgeron 8.6%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 18.7%

    Stephanie Ricketts 26.8%

    Niki Williams 3.7%

  41. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 10:05 am

    Big day for the Wahine SoftBows, today. A sweep would be so sweet.

  42. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 10:27 am

    If Turner makes it to UH, he’ll be a corner.

    Big if.

    He’s far from being eligible, I’ve been told.

  43. Ralph April 28, 2012 10:55 am

    Stanley Ching reported on FB that the Na Wahine tennis team won the WAC championship today over Fresno State, 4-3. It’s the Na Wahine first ever WAC championship.

  44. Ralph April 28, 2012 10:57 am

    follow Na Wahine tennis on FB at Rainbow Wahine tennis

  45. koakane IP4 April 28, 2012 10:58 am

    good saturday 808

    almost finish with my morning gig, could hardly stay up, last nites wahine game was something else. do it again ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if you miss get anoddah chance this afternoon going be exciting

    kden lattas

  46. urbankid April 28, 2012 11:03 am


  47. d1shima April 28, 2012 11:06 am

    Aaron Brown is a Lamb!

    😳 Ram!


  48. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 11:22 am

    Go for it, Aaron Brown.

  49. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 11:23 am

    Wahine Soft bows – great game – keep it going.

  50. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 11:26 am

    Phew I was worried that none of our Warriors would be drafted… that could hurt recruiting.

  51. RedZone April 28, 2012 11:26 am

    Congrats to Aaron Brown.

  52. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 11:26 am

    Congrats to Aaron Brown!

  53. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 11:26 am

    voting ….

    bama’s cassie fans are flooding the voting – now at #2.

    Remember – vote for ONE, only. Keep the total number of votes down.

    clocking in, and going to work.

  54. WarriorNY April 28, 2012 11:32 am

    Hey all,

    Thought you guys might like this vid interview at QB.

  55. BG April 28, 2012 11:40 am


    WW, since they report percentages, it all depends on how many votes are coming in at the time. For the same reason, positions can change quickly. However, as the total number of votes accummulates, changes will be more difficult. Don’t be discouraged…stay the course. Thanks for the help!

  56. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 11:47 am

    Congratulations to the UH Women’s Tennis team on capturing their first ever WAC title! Way to finish with the WAC !!!! Whooh tah!

  57. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 11:58 am

    voting …

    since my last post, I’ve been laying bricks; one brick at a time.

    helped to move our side to 26.9+.

    You guys pitch in and move the needle to 27 – it’s almost there.

    “brake” time for me; clocking out.

  58. wafan April 28, 2012 11:59 am

    Bravo to the Wahine Tennis Team!

    One win down . . . two more to go.

    Go, Wahine x 2!!!

  59. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 12:00 pm

    voting …

    Remember – vote for ONE, only. Keep the total number of votes down.

  60. tommui April 28, 2012 12:07 pm

    #63 ai-eee-soos: Like Richard Nixon says – never give up!

  61. wafan April 28, 2012 12:17 pm

    Need to add Wahine Sand VolleyBows to the mix.

    Two Wahine teams are in the final eight teams.

    So . . .

    Whoo-hoo x 4!!!

  62. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 28, 2012 12:48 pm

    BaseB πŸ™ ws

  63. A-joe April 28, 2012 1:16 pm

    Hope Aaron’s not heading to St. Louis any time soon. It’s looking pretty bad there.

  64. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 1:19 pm


    He’ll be there in two weeks.

  65. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 1:21 pm

    Congratulations Aaron Brown…bring your A-game!

    Hmmm…Nevada Wolfpack got four guys drafted.

  66. wafan April 28, 2012 1:22 pm

    Brown is headed to a city with some super BBQ and liquid refreshment.

    A Tsai-ko dream city!


  67. wafan April 28, 2012 1:24 pm

    Folks headed to cheer the SoftBows and jeer Marge?

    Make a lot of noise for the rest of us!

  68. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 1:26 pm

    Brown is going to team up with Salas.

  69. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 1:27 pm

    Softball in 10 minutes.. big games! BIG GAMES! … Go Wahine! CLOBBERING TIME!

  70. PowderPuff April 28, 2012 1:36 pm

    Yay, irritate Margie time! Thanks for always posting the link to vote for Steph, guys. Funny, when I vote on the iPad, it doesn’t ask me to put in all those crazy alphabets/numerals to guard against robo-voting. Why is that? I believe I can vote on laptop and iPad on the same day – and yes, I’m voting for just Steph.

    Congratulations to Aaron Brown…awesome!

  71. PowderPuff April 28, 2012 1:41 pm

    WOW, Corey!!! Congratulations!!!

  72. whitey April 28, 2012 1:41 pm

    Congratulations to Aaron Brown. Best wishes and thanks for being a warrior.

  73. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 1:47 pm

    “Corey Paredes said he has reached a free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings. He said he will be used as a middle linebacker. He said he has not been told yet when he will report to rookie camp.”

    Have a hunch Corey will bring back the memories of the purple people eaters…

  74. tommui April 28, 2012 1:48 pm

    Up to 27% – VOTE STEPHANIE!


  75. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 1:50 pm

    Softball.. did I mention, it’s on TV?

  76. mo80& April 28, 2012 1:55 pm

    Congratulations to Aaron and to Corey! Go Warriors! Go Wahine! Keep up the voting!

  77. whitey April 28, 2012 1:57 pm

    Congratulations to Cory Paredes. Thanks for being a warrior and best wishes with your new team, Vikings.

  78. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 2:08 pm

    I’m surprised no one’s gone after the ‘meat’ yet …

    as in “Meatoga.”

  79. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:09 pm

    Rams website lists all their draft picks in the headlines section by name . . . EXCEPT the “LB from Hawaii.” Even in the article they list all his stats, but still don’t mention his name. What’s up with that?

  80. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:10 pm

    Good luck to all the Warriors that hook up the FA deals too.

  81. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:11 pm

    I don’t really understand the way young guys wear hats nowadays.

  82. duffer April 28, 2012 2:13 pm

    Does the Dish channel get UH sports station?

  83. whitey April 28, 2012 2:13 pm

    I have a feeling that Vaughn M will get a shot as a free agent and he will surprise a lot of teams which overlooked him. Best wishes Vaughn Meatoga and thanks for being a warrior.

  84. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:14 pm

    Whitey . . . I agree with you.

  85. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 2:14 pm

    Vaughn’s in talks now.

  86. whitey April 28, 2012 2:14 pm

    duffer, you need shrimp??????

  87. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:15 pm


  88. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 2:16 pm doesn’t even have height, weight or photo of Brown.

  89. duffer April 28, 2012 2:18 pm

    You in Vegas?

  90. kev-1 April 28, 2012 2:18 pm

    No respect for one of the top LBs in the WAC. I think I remember reading that the Rams were thinking of Brown as a RB/FB or something right? Now he gets a shot at LB? I hope he just finds his way to the field. I think he will.

  91. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 2:18 pm

    Maybe the NFL is trying to distant itself from Hawaii…

    you know, sort of like an ostrich bird by sticking its head

    into the ground pretending we don’t exist…

  92. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 2:19 pm

    I didn’t think Brown even was graded above 40%… he kind of slipped under their radar.

  93. whitey April 28, 2012 2:19 pm


  94. wafan April 28, 2012 2:22 pm

    Goooooooooo Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  95. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2012 2:23 pm

    AB is a beast. He’ll do well.

  96. wafan April 28, 2012 2:23 pm

    Those of us w/o TV — Wahine on 1420.

  97. whitey April 28, 2012 2:28 pm


  98. LizKauai (iPhone) April 28, 2012 2:28 pm

    Lucky #1. Salas and Brown. RAMS!

  99. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 2:29 pm


  100. RedZone April 28, 2012 2:31 pm

    Meatoga will get his shot. They are trying to get him on the cheap. But since he wasn’t picked late he has a choice. I just hope he did his homework and will select the team where he will have the best shot to make it.

  101. duffer April 28, 2012 2:32 pm

    Any softball updates?

  102. RedZone April 28, 2012 2:36 pm

    I just received my season tickets renewal in the mail for football today.

  103. RedZone April 28, 2012 2:39 pm

    Renewal deadline is May 18, 2012.

  104. Slugger April 28, 2012 2:40 pm


    I didn’t get the instructions from you for Chrome. If it went to the address, that’s no longer working for me.

    Just delete the cookies for your browser…

    Have to get over to the RWSS! Back from running around.

  105. Slugger April 28, 2012 2:41 pm

    Congratulations to Aaron Brown and Corey Paredes!!!

  106. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 2:42 pm

    Top of the 6th… still tied… 0-all.

  107. Slugger April 28, 2012 2:42 pm

    Got my renewal info today too, Red Zone!

  108. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 2:44 pm

    Don’t forget, if you can’t follow in TV.. you can still follow the game on Gametracker.

  109. RedZone April 28, 2012 2:47 pm

    Check out the nice photo of the Wahine Tennis Team.

  110. tommui April 28, 2012 2:58 pm

    Just voted

    Stephanie 27.1%

    Arioto (CA) 19.3%

    Cassie (AL) 18.9

    But they can always catch up before the voting deadline.


  111. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:02 pm

    Two more days till May…

    123 days till September…

  112. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:06 pm

    bottom of 7th…

    error by Bulldoggettes,

    so one Rainbow on base,

    but long hit caught by Fresno for two outs…

    but UH just steals 2nd base…

  113. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:06 pm

    Strike three…

    going to the 8th


  114. mo80& April 28, 2012 3:10 pm

    Congratulations Meatoga!

  115. mo80& April 28, 2012 3:10 pm

    Let’s go Wahine!

  116. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:11 pm

    3 up 3 down top of 8th by Lady Bulldogs…

    going to bottom of 8th with UH trying to win this first of two games…

  117. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:13 pm

    Per Tsai update: “Vaughn Meatoga has reached a free-agent deal with the Washington Redskins. He will be a nose tackle.”

  118. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 3:31 pm

    Good to see Zach in the mix for a shot at the next level, too!

  119. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:32 pm

    Boy, Tsai another breaking news update:

    “Zach Masch has reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks. He will compete at defensive end and defensive tackle.”

    Bash ’em, Smash ’em, Masch!

  120. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:36 pm

    Double smash hit by UH with one out bottom of 10th…0-0

  121. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:45 pm

    Jessica Iwata with a beautiful over-the-shoulder 3rd out catch!

  122. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:47 pm


  123. mo80& April 28, 2012 3:48 pm

    Woohoo !!!

  124. mo80& April 28, 2012 3:48 pm

    Great game Wahine!!!

  125. Ipu Man April 28, 2012 3:50 pm

    Nice to see the Band, too!

  126. Wes'side Warrior April 28, 2012 3:50 pm


    Great end to a tough, squeeze game!!!

  127. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 3:52 pm

    Kind of had a feeling it would be a HR that would end this game.. … a fitting finish to a hard fought game.

    One more win to go.. ! Go WAHINE!

  128. mo808 April 28, 2012 3:54 pm

    Congrats to Masch!

  129. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 3:57 pm

    All the peeps who were holding it in after the 6th inning must be lining up at the toilets during the short break…

  130. Kekoa April 28, 2012 3:59 pm

    Hawaii 5-0 blasting in the background as the ladies of Manoa do us proud. WhaddaGame!

  131. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 4:03 pm

    Congrats and Good Luck to Brown,Paredes, Meatoga, Masch.

    Show em what Warrior football is all about !!!

  132. Kekoa April 28, 2012 4:05 pm

    Anyone notice Koakane perched at the left of the broadcast screen the entire game? Sly buggah wen kakaroach one secret spot undaneet da granstands.


  133. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 4:06 pm

    Way to go Wahine Softbows !!!

  134. Kekoa April 28, 2012 4:08 pm

    Congratz to our FB Warriors going to the big show. That’s what dreams are made of.


  135. tommui April 28, 2012 4:09 pm

    WOW – the Alabama people have been voting like mad!

    Cassie is now at 19% and Arioto is looking over her shoulder at 19.1%.

    Stephanie is holding at 27.1%

    So go VOTE!

  136. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 4:09 pm

    voting …

    ‘bama fans & cal fans are stuffing it – both up to 19+%.

  137. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 4:10 pm

    clocking in; will lay some bricks, one brick at a time.

  138. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 4:14 pm

    wow. Wow. WOw. WOW.

    da Titas looked good. dat Tita looked real good.

  139. BG April 28, 2012 4:20 pm

    An incredible game! I give credit to Moses for coming back from yesterday’s game. Two competitive teams going head to head and not giving an inch. Wartner just took it away.

    ai-eee-soos…been listening to the game on radio and putting the motar down for your bricks πŸ˜€

  140. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 28, 2012 4:21 pm

    Congratulations to the newest NFL Warriors!

  141. wafan April 28, 2012 4:27 pm

    Bravo Wahine Warriors!

    Gooooooooooo Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssss!!!

  142. wafan April 28, 2012 4:50 pm

    Masch will be a bright spot for the Seahawks.


  143. wafan April 28, 2012 4:55 pm

    Yay, Wartner!

    1-0 SoftBows.

  144. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2012 5:12 pm

    clocking out; I’ve laid a few bricks, one brick at a time.

    Thanks to bg for providing the mortar.

    the needle is at 27.2 – it’s close to 27.3 – – – go for it.

  145. Kekoa April 28, 2012 5:33 pm

    Alex is putting on a clinic for the SoftBows. Right after making a sparkling defensive play, she crushed a shot to center to give the Bows a 2 run lead.


  146. wafan April 28, 2012 5:38 pm


  147. Wes'side Warrior April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    Whew!!! Go, Ricketts!!!

    Love it!!!

    Yeah, Wahine!!!

  148. mo808 April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    Sweep! Great game Wahine!

  149. wafan April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    Bravissima, Wahine!


  150. Wes'side Warrior April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    What a way to end that game!!!

  151. RedZone April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    Way to go Wahine.

    Sweep is sweet.

  152. mo808 April 28, 2012 5:39 pm

    How sweet it is!!!

  153. wafan April 28, 2012 5:40 pm

    2 games.

    3 runs.

    3 solo homers.


  154. wafan April 28, 2012 5:41 pm

    Being the Titas!

  155. RedZone April 28, 2012 5:41 pm

    Steph pitches no hitter in her final home game.

  156. BG April 28, 2012 5:46 pm

    How sweet for Ricketts…a no-hitter in her last game at the Quarry.

    With the sweep, don’t Na Wahine go 2.5 games up on Fresno? Doesn’t that mean that they are the WAC champs if they win one out of three against Utah State next week?

  157. Bugaz April 28, 2012 6:23 pm

    Best of luck to all of our Warriors as they pursue the NFL dream!!!

  158. Bugaz April 28, 2012 6:23 pm

    Congrats the Wahine SoftBows!

  159. oldtimer808 April 28, 2012 6:39 pm

    I have to say this again that Coach Coolen’s hitting philosophy is spot on. I know he had a few negative people earlier in the year complaining when the ladies were struggling but slap hitting is not where its at. The ladies are not going for the fences but the homers are a product of seeing the ball and hitting the bugga.

  160. oldtimer808 April 28, 2012 6:41 pm

    By the way Mr. Tsai is the young lady at Punahou’s track team featured in the paper related to you.

  161. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 6:51 pm

    doze were nice games today for the Titas.

    hats off to da SoftBows. hats off to Coolen. way to represent Hawaii!

  162. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 6:52 pm

    Solid games by the Wahine against a tenacious Fresno State team… Got to love the finish! … whoo hooo… !

  163. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 6:53 pm

    good luck to Aaron Brown, Zach Masch, Vaughn Meaetoga, Corey Paredes. Best of luck to you.

    Go Warriors!

  164. Kanole April 28, 2012 6:54 pm

    As a die hard Rams fan, alright Aaron Brown! I’m confident he’ll make the team. They also drafted Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson who had trouble with the law. Regarding drafting Aaron, “continuing a theme of drafting players of a questionable character”. OUCH!!

  165. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 6:54 pm

    hats off to da doggie coach. she’s a scrappa!

  166. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 6:55 pm

    i’m changing her name to mumbles. classy none da less.

  167. tommui April 28, 2012 6:58 pm

    #145 ai-eee-soos:

    I don’t know … I was just voting and it turned to 27.3%

  168. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 7:01 pm

    If the Wahine only win one against Utah State and BYU wins all against Nevada, I think it’s a shared conference title. Got to go for the gusto!

  169. madeinhawaii April 28, 2012 7:02 pm

    I thought maybe Pollard would get a look and a free agent try out.

  170. seasider April 28, 2012 8:04 pm

    #157 BG

    The Wahine is a game up in the standings over 2nd place BYU. Fresno down to 3rd after today’s double-header loss.

  171. Slugger April 28, 2012 8:21 pm

    HooRah for Vaughn & Zach!!!

    Kudos to Na Wahine for sweeping Fresno State! Congrats to the Seniors!

  172. Bryson April 28, 2012 8:27 pm


    I have a question…Who is the girl that takes pictures for UH? I saw you talking to her on the track last night at the Warrior Bowl…

  173. kama krab April 28, 2012 8:33 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Was good to see the action on Friday. All I gotta say is get PLENTY of work to be done. In my opinion the offense look really bad for most of the game. Defense look descent but it was hard to really tell due to the offense not really doing anything. Like I said get plenty of work still need to be done but gotta have faith in Uncle Norm.

  174. seasider April 28, 2012 8:35 pm

    Croson Earns Sand Volleyball All-America Honors

    No. 61 Women’s Tennis Captures First Ever WAC Championship

  175. kama krab April 28, 2012 8:36 pm

    By the way,

    Was standing next to Scott Pagano’s dad. Man the boy is huge but look like he was kind of uninterested in the game or anything else that was happening and it look like they left really early.

    Also saw Kennedy and unlike Scott, look like Kennedy was very interested and stayed till the end.

  176. Hilo Moon April 28, 2012 8:38 pm

    It was sportsmanship and Aloha at its best when the Fresno State team stood in line on the first base path and the Wahine presented the Bulldog seniors with lei and hugs. Impressive that each Fresno senior was introduced separately. A “chicken skin” moment that I’m sure moved many to tears. Go Wahine … Go Dogs!

  177. Slugger April 28, 2012 8:44 pm

    Strange but good…I voted for Steph earlier today and just now I could vote again without clearing my cookies. Go for it!

  178. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 8:52 pm


  179. bigislandkurt April 28, 2012 9:25 pm

    Ask and you shall receive.

    My NFL Vikings now have TWO former warriors. Peredes and Solly. I really hope they make the team.

    Skol vikes!


  180. Ben A. Lurker April 28, 2012 9:34 pm

    a true band wagon fan as i am . . .

    – here’s a Stephanie Rickers link for a customized free poster you can email or download or tweet from the senior class award dot com website:

    Show Stephanie Ricketts some love!

    Help your favorite student-athlete win the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

    Click on the thumbnail below to download a promotional poster of Stephanie.

    Print off as many copies as you want.

    Pass them along to friends and co-workers.

    Hang them up around campus.

    Hand them out at the student union.

    Whatever it takes!

    Stephanie Ricketts for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award!

  181. Ben A. Lurker April 28, 2012 9:35 pm

    sorry rickers typo = ricketts – typing too fast

  182. Kekoa April 28, 2012 9:57 pm

    BHF2 ~

    Re: #168

    I gotta disagree and question your opinion couselor. I’m concerned about the character of the doggie coach.

    Other than a sudden attack of “Sour Grapes” why would a coach complain to the umpire about the bat Alex used to hit her homer?

    Not a scrappah, Just a shell of a coach she used to be.

  183. Da Punchbowl Kid April 28, 2012 10:18 pm

    Awesome time at RWSS today. Nice shower of blessing right at the end of Ms. Rickett’s no hitter. Tremendous win for the Wahine! Congrats to Coach Coolen and the team. Special thanks to the wonderful booster club folks.

  184. BG April 28, 2012 10:45 pm

    See the time stamp…going bye-bye now. Let’s see where things stand in the morning. Alabama made a small surge about 3am their time.

    Valerie Arioto 19.2%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.2%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.5%

    Julie Fernandez 3.5%

    Ashley Hansen 3.7%

    Michelle Moultrie 7%

    Christi Orgeron 8.3%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 19.6%

    Stephanie Ricketts 27.4%

    Niki Williams 3.6%

  185. BG April 28, 2012 10:46 pm

    Hmmm…blog clock is about 24 min slow. Nevah mind…good night!

  186. LizKauai (iPad) April 28, 2012 11:02 pm

    What a day!

    Spiritual education for me, great things for Warriors and Wahine!

    Chee Hoo!

  187. Cyndi Linberg April 29, 2012 12:09 am

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  188. al April 29, 2012 12:31 am

    okay just to be fair…breaking news reports ricketts’ no-no, basebows loss, and the four nfl’ers.

    but, where oh where is the uh tennis team’s wac championship?

  189. al April 29, 2012 12:38 am

    congrats to the softball team’s success today. both parnaby and ricketts delivered the goods by shutting out the fresneck doggettes to take over first place in the wac.

    not to forget wartner’s walk off homer in extra innings to end the first game. then she hits another bomb to give parnaby all the runs she needed in the nightcap.

  190. al April 29, 2012 12:41 am

    what to do?…i am sure this is something that our football braintrust is pondering at this very moment. in regards to the qb situation that is.

    do they go with what they got, that which they were dealt with coming in to spring?

    or do they beat the bushes all summer in search of the holy grail?

  191. al April 29, 2012 12:43 am

    btw, curt i saw you trying to steal a photo of coach chow during the kitv sports report.

  192. al April 29, 2012 12:45 am

    200 if the spam is not removed.

  193. al April 29, 2012 12:49 am

    matt masifilo signed a free agent contracg with the 49ers. that should please michelle.

  194. Wes'side Warrior April 29, 2012 12:50 am

    Alabama is pushing hard! Here’s the latest:

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 19.1%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.2%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.5%

    Julie Fernandez 3.5%

    Ashley Hansen 3.6%

    Michelle Moultrie 7%

    Christi Orgeron 8.3%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 19.9%

    Stephanie Ricketts 27.3%

    Niki Williams 3.6%

  195. al April 29, 2012 12:50 am

    it is good that the spammers are all in waikiki tonight and not cluttering this blog.

  196. al April 29, 2012 12:51 am

    ww…whereabouts you located these days?

  197. al April 29, 2012 12:54 am

    on a sidenote…i see that longtimeuhfan’s grandson is on that scrappy oia championship team.

  198. al April 29, 2012 12:57 am

    hats off to corey ishigo who once again has his kailua team playing at high octance levels once again during post season play. he has his teams playing the same way that he did.

    the guy slowly is becoming legend.

    (btw, corey had a medical condition only days ago and found himself at a medical facility)

  199. Wes'side Warrior April 29, 2012 2:14 am

    We’re still in Georgia. Hope to move back home by the end of this summer, but we’ll see. Got lots to do if that is to happen. If we can’t make it back, we’ll be stuck here for another school year.

  200. Wes'side Warrior April 29, 2012 2:17 am

    And now, a couple of hours later…

    Alabama is on autopilot…

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 19%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.1%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.5%

    Julie Fernandez 3.5%

    Ashley Hansen 3.6%

    Michelle Moultrie 7%

    Christi Orgeron 8.3%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 20.1%

    Stephanie Ricketts 27.2%

    Niki Williams 3.6%

  201. Wes'side Warrior April 29, 2012 2:54 am

    And I just watched their number go to 20.2% about a half hour ago.

  202. Wes'side Warrior April 29, 2012 4:24 am

    And again… Just watched Alabama go from 20.4% to 20.5% a few seconds ago.

    Let’s go, people… the challenge is on!

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 18.9%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.1%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.5%

    Julie Fernandez 3.5%

    Ashley Hansen 3.6%

    Michelle Moultrie 7%

    Christi Orgeron 8.3%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 20.5%

    Stephanie Ricketts 27.1%

    Niki Williams 3.6%

  203. d1shima April 29, 2012 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Mahalo SoftBow Seniors!

    Finish strong!

  204. d1shima April 29, 2012 6:06 am

    Big decision facing the new Braintrust this summer.

  205. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2012 6:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Congrats to our Warrior NFL hopefuls! Here’s hoping they can make their dreams real.

    Had a great time at RWSS yesterday – a nail biter first game and a no hitter second! Still can’t get over the way the blessing shower fell right at the end of the second game. Talk about chicken skin!

    Thanks to koakane and President Pomai for their excellent color commentary. You guys make the game all the more enjoyable. Nice to see all the Tsaiko boosters out in full force. Another big congrats to Coach Coolen and the ladies. Good luck in the games ahead.

  206. d1shima April 29, 2012 6:21 am

    CFB’s winningest QB, Kellen Moore, signs a FA deal with Detroit.

    btw, did I mention that ESPN has a terrific documentary called The Brady Six? It’s about the 6 QB’s taken in the 2000 draft ahead of the Pats’ 199th overall pick and where they are today.

    Chad Pennington (No. 18, Jets)

    Giovanni Carmazzi (65, 49ers)

    Chris Redman (75, Ravens)

    Tee Martin (163, Steelers)

    Marc Bulger (168, Saints)

    Spergon Wynn (183, Browns)

  207. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2012 6:28 am


  208. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2012 6:29 am

    I’d like to wish you a good morning, d1. You and everybody else of course. πŸ™‚

  209. duffer April 29, 2012 6:36 am

    Good morning DPK

  210. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2012 6:45 am

    Good morning duffer. Hows the kid doing? What are the plans for next year? How about them UH golfers?

  211. gmahoney April 29, 2012 6:48 am

    Morning, DPK! Too much food and sun and emotion. Mahalo, Na Wahine, good luck in USU and the WAC tournament! Also, good job by our own Booster Club, you rocked it!

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2012 6:54 am

    Morning Ms. Honey! Nice to see ya yesterday.

  213. d1shima April 29, 2012 7:59 am

    UofO spring game attended by a record 40k+

    This is what they saw.


    (Again, if you play HS QB in (808), find a way to get to Kalaepohaku on Sunday afternoons)

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