Warriors lose a tough one

The Warriors dropped a tough one, in three sets, to top-ranked Stanford.

Their season is now over, but it was exciting. And, yes, men’s volleyball is back in Manoa.

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Opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft was named to the AVCA All-America first team, and left-side hitter Joshua Walker was selected to the second team. Umlauft also was named the Newcomer of the Year.

jonasUmlauft (cap)

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UH setter Nejc Zemljak:


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Stanford fans:




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And the band:


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Dave Shoji watches the Northridge-BYU match in Maples Pavilion. His two sons, Kawika and Erik, play for Stanford.


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John Fink prepares for today’s volleyball match.


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We found a Super Target in Santa Clara. They have a special escalator for shopping carts. (OK, Rob25 says the Keeaumoku Wal-Mart has the same sort of elevator, but, hey, I don’t get out much.) Here’s PowderPuff:


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Word on the boulevard is that two former Punahou defensive backs — Mina Gould and Siu Tafuna — are expected to transfer to UH.

Gould played at Temple; Tafuna with the Naval Academy.


  1. oldie April 29, 2010 4:25 am

    Glad too see more boys wanting to come home and play for the Warriors. Good luck!

    I wonder how big an impact Sarurday’s rocking match had on Ciach Gib’s last two commits? Good things in one area helping to produce good results in another.

    Good luck to the MVB team! It’s already been a great season, but it will be nice to knock off Stanford!

    Go Warriors!

  2. βρεω808 April 29, 2010 4:31 am

    Cheeseburger!!! 😀

  3. βρεω808 April 29, 2010 4:37 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ Be => W A R R I O R S !!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~~~•~~

  4. HiFlyer April 29, 2010 4:38 am

    Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger!!!

  5. Annoddah Dave April 29, 2010 4:40 am

    ST and Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    College level recruitment and transfers are really fluid and dynamic. No wonder the coaching ranks see so much movement or is it the cause? There are rare cases such as Wooden, Paterno, etc. Don’t know which is better, stability or change? Only thing I know for sure where change is good, is underwear!

  6. Cheyah! April 29, 2010 4:41 am

    Thirsty Thursday! Good luck to da MVB Warriors! Great Job by Coach Gib on recruiting! And more kids comin home to be Warriors? What a great day indeed!

    Go Warriors!

  7. bluefintuna April 29, 2010 4:44 am

    Re-Bonham Award

    In yesterday’s entry of the paper, Ann Miller writes an article on this year’s recipients of the award. What caught my eye was how one of the recipients, Cubi-Otineru, blossomed academically at UH. Even Coach Shoji, as described in the article, had his doubts about her. To face all the pressures that the student-athlete faces, off the field, on the field and in the classroom, and then to be recognized as your school’s best under the criterias of the Bonham Award says a lot. For Cubi-Otineru, one can see, is that she complements all the past winner on the list (and what a list!) very, very well.

    “The Bonham Award is given annually to the top female and male senior student-athlete who “best exemplifies the ideals for which Jack Bonham stood for in the areas of athletic excellence, academic achievement, public service, leadership and character.”


    Year: Female and male winners and their sport

    2010: Aneli Cubi-Otineru (volleyball) and Andreas Weber (tennis). 2009: Annett Wichmann (track & field) and Solomon Elimimian (football). 2008: Kate Robinson (softball) and Colt Brennan (football). 2007: Brittany Grice (bkb)/Kanoe Kamana’o (vb) and Mark Rodrigues (baseball). 2006: Allie Rowe (golf) and Alfee Reft (volleyball).

    2005: Jennifer Warnock (sailing) and Chad Owens (football). 2004: Melissa Villaroman (volleyball) and Michael Kuebler (basketball). 2003: Kate Judd (softball) and Costas Theocharidas (volleyball). 2002: Molly O’Bryan (sailing) and Predrag Savovic (basketball). 2001: Andrea Nishioka (water polo) and Nerijus Puida (basketball).

    2000: Raylene Howard (basketball) and Dan Robinson (football). 1999: BJ Itoman (basketball) and Michael Dartt (baseball). 1998: Nani Cockett (basketball) and Naveh Milo (volleyball). 1997: Angelica Ljungquist (volleyball) and Carlton Oswalt (football). 1996: Tania Brunton (basketball) and Clint Kuboyama (football).

    1995: Brandi Brooks (volleyball) and Jason Olive (volleyball). 1994: Melanie Azama (basketball) and Jarinn Akana (basketball). 1993: Danelle Haia (softball) and Travis Sims (football). 1992: Heidi McElhanney (swimming) and Shawn Ching (football). 1991: Patti Su’a (softball) and Dane McArthur (football).

    1990: Judy Mosley (basketball) and Jeff Ball (baseball). 1989: Sandra Budd (swimming) and Amosa Amosa (football).1988: Reydan Ahuna (volleyball) and Guy Farrow (swimming). 1987: Susan McDaniel (diving), no male. 1986: Susan Hlavenka (volleyball) and Michael Beazley (football).

    1985: Andrea Hawcridge (swimming) and Joe Lileikis (swimming). 1984: Rose Thomas (tennis), no male. 1983: Joy Minaai (tennis) and Larry Goeas (football). 1982: Gillian Cooper (tennis) and Brandan Kop (golf). 1981: No female, Blane Gaison (football).

    1980: Bonnie Gouveia (volleyball) and Dean Dunn-Rankin (tennis). 1979: Jane Zukaitis (tennis) and Ron Nomura (baseball). *1978: Harris Matsushima (football). 1977: Gerald Ako (baseball) and Alex Kaloi (football). 1976: Marilyn Moniz (volleyball). 1975: Gene Caranza (gymnastics). 1974: Joey Estrella (baseball).

  8. Garret April 29, 2010 5:11 am

    Good to hear about the transfers, though it is too bad that the Naval Academy did not work out for Tafuna. A few months Mack mentioned that there were 5 or so players who wanted to transfer to UH and that all of them would have to walk-on. Those that earn their spots in the rotation could earn scholarships, of course.

  9. Garret April 29, 2010 5:12 am

    It is good to hear that Ryan Mouton is considered the favorite to win the 5-way battle for the open starting CB spot for the Titans.

    Cortland Finnegan is set in stone on one side. No worries.

    The other side? Wide open.

    Ryan Mouton has to be the favorite for the spot formerly held by free agent Nick Harper. Although the third-round pick struggled when thrown into the fire as a rookie last year, he’s expected to settle down and be in a better position to compete this year.

    There’s plenty of competition, however. Veterans Rod Hood and Tye Hill will be in the mix along with second-year pro Jason McCourty.

    Throw in rookie Alterraun Verner, a fourth-round pick, and cornerback could be the most interesting position battle.

  10. mano1 April 29, 2010 5:22 am

    Garret… I hear u. I wonder how many transfers try per year and how many make it ? Might be a lesson to the young ones we offer scholies or walk-on pref…that home is a great place to play?

  11. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:26 am

    Great Morning All!

    Go Get ’em VolleyBows!

    Big stakes for the end of the bench at the Warrior Bowl tomorrow. Good Luck to all the walk-ons!

  12. Garret April 29, 2010 5:30 am

    This year is *very* important for all teams who do not want to get left behind in the coming conference realignment. Not only is this the 3rd out of 4th year for the current BCS evaluation (which could theoretically get the MWC an automatic spot for 2012 and 2013), but this is the 1st year of the evaluation period (2010-2013) to determine which conferences will be AQ Conferences from 2014-2017. The Big East could lose their spot, given their performance lately and how they might lose a few of their better teams.

    The BCS is currently entering the third year of a four-year evaluation period to determine which conferences will be AQ conferences for the BCS following the 2012 and 2013 regular seasons.

    The “Big Six” — ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC — are assured of retaining that status for those years.

    However, an overlapping four-year evaluation period begins this year to determine AQ status for the BCS following the 2014 through 2017 regular seasons.

    No bowl agreements have been made for those years, but Hancock said the leagues with agreements to specific bowls — ACC (Orange), Big Ten (Rose), Big 12 (Fiesta), Pac-10 (Rose) and SEC (Sugar) — are likely to be exempt from the evaluation. The Big East, however, could be subject to the four-year evaluation, Hancock wrote.

  13. Garret April 29, 2010 5:32 am


    But I do not think that UH offered either of the players who want to transfer now. Plus, I think that people choose the Naval Academy for reasons other than just football.

  14. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 29, 2010 5:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  15. Slugger April 29, 2010 5:46 am

    Why am I up so early?

    Goooood morning!


  16. whitey April 29, 2010 6:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Best to the MVB, WSB, and Basebows on your upcoming games.

  17. chopsueyboy April 29, 2010 6:41 am

    Top Twenty!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!
    Good luck MVB spikers!

  18. expat April 29, 2010 6:58 am

    Good luck to the MVB team. It feels a bit like those great rivalry games in the mid 90s when the Israelis were around — UCLA had more starters from Hawaii than Hawaii did. Stanford is taking that to an even higher level — with fully 7 out of their 19 roster positions take up by Hawaii kids. Heck, they essentially start four kids from Hawaii — while Hawaii really only has one local player who has gotten any significant time.

    Really shows the level of high school volleyball in Hawaii. It is sad but just like in the 90s it almost makes you wonder which team is really representing Hawaii.

  19. Justin April 29, 2010 7:11 am

    Both Siu and Mina have the skills and desire to make the team. I just hope they start out as walk-ons and eventually prove themselves to earn their scholarships.

  20. Bigislandkurt April 29, 2010 7:17 am

    Hawaii is a volleyball state and we put out some good volleyball players. With Charlie Wade at the helm…..and with UH headed in the direction they are, I believe we just might have a better shot at landing some of the blue chippers from our state. WE got some volleyball players. ON a related note, some of our local volleyball players have not been able to cut it academically. I know one in Hilo who was strongly recruited by the former coaching staff at UH. He’s an AMAZING volleyball player from a volleyball family here in Hilo. YES, we have volleyball families here. Remember, we host the largest VB tourney in the state each spring. Bradduh just couldn’t make the grade academically.


  21. Okole Maluna April 29, 2010 7:35 am

    Every year I can’t wait till August for 20+ walk on coming on to Cooke Field or it’s Ching Field now. But it will always be Cooke Field for me.
    But kids like Mina Gould and Siu Tafuna — transfing to UH is what I look for every summer.
    Stephen, if you could give us a list of walk on roster before first day work out Summer Camp would be nice…

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  23. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 7:43 am

    Twenny Toid

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 7:44 am


  25. haka April 29, 2010 7:44 am

    Good luck to the Warrior V-Ballers today!
    May the mana be with you!

    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!

    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 7:46 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Welcome back to Mina and Siu!

  27. mctruck April 29, 2010 7:50 am

    It’s too bad VB cannot take hold as an income generating sport world wide.

  28. Kekoa (iPhone) April 29, 2010 7:52 am

    So true expat. We will continue to challenge the big name schools. Most feel real chitty to have a team of guys that aren’t local boyz – with UH on their jersey – whup your a$$!

    Go Warriors…BEAT Standard StanleyStanford!

  29. Kekoa (iPhone) April 29, 2010 7:55 am

    Oops…Most=Must! (can tell I nevah went Stanley, err..Stanford).

  30. Kekoa (iPhone) April 29, 2010 8:07 am

    Good morning DPK. Why is it that everytime I see those letters, I think of the crazy cartoon character on the Hawaiian Punch label?

    Tell Sweetie she needs to bring you to the Wahine SB doubleheader on Saturday. I’ll spring for your ducats. Better yet, just tell ’em “Kazz sent you!” and you’ll get the VIP luxury seats.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 8:17 am

    Best of luck to the Volleyball men today!

    Thanks to K-5 for carrying the game.

  32. new UH mens volleyball fan April 29, 2010 8:18 am

    Get about 15 of us going down to Genji this afternoon for the volleyball match. Art said to arrive early as seating is limited.Thanks to my quick thinking I told Art I was a tsaiko. I mean that won’t be hard to do…all we got to do is act goofy, no? So, hehe, he reserved some good tables for us. And,haha, he promised to make a special spread for us. Aah, we smart, no?

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 8:19 am

    Howzit Kekoa!

    The Hawaiian Punch Guy?! Okay. I like that!

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 8:26 am

    Yes indeed, sorry that the Warrior Vballers are gonna have to put a beatin’ on a bunch of local kids. It should be a great match.

    They said last night on the news that if the Warriors can win the next four matches in Palo Alto, they’ll be national champs.


  35. jm2375 April 29, 2010 9:02 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!


    This morning on BC’s show, Charlie Wade cracked commented that the Stanford guys have been playing together since they were 10. 😆

  36. Bulla April 29, 2010 9:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

    good luck to all Warriors! Go vbows, GET R DONE

  37. Bulla April 29, 2010 9:14 am

    Congrats to Shoji family, what an honor to have 2 sons as All Americans

  38. sjmacro April 29, 2010 9:15 am

    Good morning Tsaikos:
    jm2375: amend

    This morning on BC’s show, Charlie Wade cracked commented that the Stanford guys have been playing together since they were 10.

    Shoji boys been playing together since they were three. 🙂

    LK: we are going to softball and can pick up name tags since it’s on our way.

  39. Bulla April 29, 2010 9:18 am

    Regarding Hawaii student athletes coming home, God Bless them, every person every family every school every situation is different.

    The Beast is happy to be home nut he is honored to wear the black and green for the 808:)

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  40. SteveM April 29, 2010 9:18 am

    Good morning everyone!

    What’s this….?

    new UH mens volleyball fan:
    April 29th, 2010 at 8:18 am
    Get about 15 of us going down to Genji this afternoon for the volleyball match. Art said to arrive early as seating is limited.Thanks to my quick thinking I told Art I was a tsaiko. I mean that won’t be hard to do…all we got to do is act goofy, no? So, hehe, he reserved some good tables for us. And,haha, he promised to make a special spread for us. Aah, we smart, no?

    new UH mens volleyball fan — have we met? Anyway, to be a Tsai-ko at Genji’s means you have to also karaoke until closing–or at least until midnight when the kitchen closes. I’ll call Tina to check on you. 🙂

  41. al April 29, 2010 9:23 am

    stevem…you better go check it out at genji.
    (i thought it was you in your secret agent disguise.)
    finally someone with the same tastes as you. hahahaha.

  42. jm2375 April 29, 2010 9:40 am

    Congrats to Jonas & Sky Walker! First and Second Team All-Americans while being 2nd and 3rd Team All-MPSF. Go figure.

  43. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 9:46 am

    Okay…I am at a lost for words. How do you not make the first team within your conference but make it nationally? hhhmmmmm. Well, on the bright side, at least Umlauft and Walker received the more prestigious award.

    Brad Lawson, Stanford
    Kawika Shoji, Stanford
    Jacek Ratajczak, CS Northridge
    Kevin McKniff, CS Northridge
    Carson Clark, UC Irvine
    Andrew Stewart, BYU
    Cory Riecks, Pepperdine
    Jordan DuFault, UC Irvine
    Futi Tavana, BYU
    Kasey Crider, Pepperdine
    Erik Shoji, Stanford
    Jonas Umlauft, Hawaii
    Garrett Muagututia, UCLA
    Evan Romero, Stanford
    Jeff Menzel, UC Santa Barbara
    Murphy Troy, USC
    Robb Stowell, BYU
    Dean Bittner, Long Beach State
    Josh Walker, Hawaii
    JD Schleppenbach, Pepperdine
    Antwain Aguillard, Long Beach State
    Matt Stork, CS Northridge
    Tyler Jaynes, Pepperdine
    Andy McGuire, UC Santa Barbara
    Reed Chilton, BYU
    Russell Lavaja, BYU
    Dan Alexander, Long Beach State
    Mike Gaudino, CS Northridge
    Tony Ciarelli, USC
    Scott Slaughter, UC Santa Barbara
    Nejc Zemljak, Hawaii
    Jason Spangler, UC San Diego
    Riley McKibbin, USC
    Phil Bannan, UC San Diego
    Jonas Umlauft, Hawaii
    Maurice Torres, Pepperdine
    Taylor Hughes, Pacific
    Dylan Davis, UC Santa Barbara
    Cyrus Kiani, UC San Diego
    Nikola Vukicevic, Pacific
    Maddison McKibbin, USC

    AVCA Division I-II Men’s First-Team All-America

    Carson Clark +

    University of California, Irvine




    Santa Barbara, California

    Kasey Crider

    Pepperdine University




    Granite Bay, California

    Brad Lawson

    Stanford University




    Honolulu, Hawai’i

    Max Lipsitz *^

    Penn State University




    Williamsville, New York

    Kevin McKniff

    Cal State Northridge




    Tucson, Arizona

    Jacek Ratajczak +

    Cal State Northridge




    Warsaw, Poland

    Kawika Shoji *^

    Stanford University




    Honolulu, Hawai’i

    Erik Shoji *

    Stanford University




    Honolulu, Hawai’i

    Andrew Stewart

    Brigham Young University




    Sandy, Utah

    Jonas Umlauft

    University of Hawai’i




    Stadtbergen, Germany

    AVCA Division I-II Men’s Second-Team All-America

    Dean Bittner *^

    Long Beach State University




    Lakewood, California

    Dennis Del Valle +^

    Penn State University




    Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

    Jordan DuFault +

    University of California, Irvine




    Lakewood, California

    Steven Kehoe

    The Ohio State University




    North Bend, Ohio

    Garrett Muagututia





    Oceanside, California

    Cory Riecks

    Pepperdine University




    Auburn, California

    Evan Romero

    Stanford University




    Miami Lakes, Florida

    Shawn Sangrey

    The Ohio State University




    Columbia, Pennsylvania

    Futi Tavana

    Brigham Young University




    Kalaheo, Hawai’i

    Joshua Walker

    University of Hawai’i




    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Player of the Year: Announced at NCAA Championship Banquet on May 5

    AVCA Division I-II Men’s Newcomer of the Year: Jonas Umlauft, Hawai’i, Fr.

    Now let’s go kick some cardinal arses…

  44. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 9:48 am

    oooppps…that didn’t come out correctly. sumimasen

  45. GRM April 29, 2010 9:52 am

    Dave Shoji – good luck to your sons and Stanford. But this time I hope that they lose. GO BOWS!!

  46. curveball April 29, 2010 9:58 am

    Wie shot a 7 under in Mexico today..Parker shot 16 over at Quail Hill

  47. jm2375 April 29, 2010 10:02 am

    Oh great. They’re predicting rain and vog this weekend. Bring your jackets to the games this weekend.

  48. jm2375 April 29, 2010 10:03 am

    curveball – I heard Parker took a 12 on a par-5. He must have had a REALLY bad day.

  49. A-House April 29, 2010 10:08 am

    Congratulations to Jonas and Josh for their recognition as ALL AMERICAN in volleyball – unfortunately, the MPFS voters failed to see Jonas’ value!

    Welcome home to Gould and Tafuna and the Warrior Ohana!!!!!!

  50. Manoa April 29, 2010 10:28 am

    Congratulations to Jonas and Josh– well deserved. The MPSF team was a snub.

    Congrats to Dave, Mary and their sons. Dave is a heck of an athlete who could have played any sport. Same for his sons– Dave and his daughter Cobey would pass/bump balls with them when they were still in diapers!! They could jump serve when they were six or seven. But at that age they could also throw a football with a perfect spiral and play the infield and make double plays in baseball like major leaguers.

  51. Slugger April 29, 2010 10:30 am

    Congratulations to Jonas Umlauft on making first team AVCA All-American! and to Josh ‘Sky’ Walker on making second team! Very deserving.

    (J)J sent out an email re: t-shirts to the volunteer list. Check your mail.

  52. al April 29, 2010 10:34 am

    i agree with you at #50.
    seen it myself.

  53. Slugger April 29, 2010 10:38 am

    Congrats to the Shoji’s and Lawson on making the All-American team!

    UH will prevail! GO BOWS! GO WARRIORS!

  54. Garret April 29, 2010 10:42 am

    It looks like the Big East wants to prevent its conference from being raided by the Big 10 by forcing Notre Dame to join the Big 10. Kicking Notre Dame out of the Big East would force them to do join some other conference…and I don’t know of any other conference that would take Notre Dame in without requiring the football team to be included.

    According to Marc Allard of the Norwich Bulletin, Edsall “said the football coaches have been asking the conference to deliver an ultimatum to Notre Dame to come into the conference for football or get out entirely for the last two years. He added that, if as speculated, two teams leave for the Big Ten, ‘the Big East is all done.'”

    Issuing such an ultimatum to Notre Dame could help save the Big East, because it might — emphasis on might — push the Irish in the direction of joining the Big Ten to save their other sports. (Because, let’s be honest, any ultimatum to Notre Dame would basically end the Irish’s Big East involvement, because they are not joining the Big East for football.)

    If the Golden Domers join the Big Ten, then perhaps that league is satisfied and doesn’t raid the Big East for more teams. I’d still call everything in that scenario a long shot, but it’s a gamble that may be worth taking now for the Big East.

  55. Garret April 29, 2010 10:44 am

    Another article about the Big East’s situation, describing how Cincinnati might be forced to join the C-USA if the Big East gets raided by the Big 10.

    When the Big Ten comes calling for Rutgers, Pitt, Syracuse and UConn, the schools will have no choice but to jump ship. No athletic director and university president are going to turn down the dollars the Big Ten can afford to offer. The Big Ten Network and the conference’s other television deals pay members nearly triple what the Big East can offer.

    So what’s the Big East to do? Some say the Fighting Irish could still have a big role to play in all of this, but it would require a risky move on behalf of the Big East.

    The argument is if the Big East forces Notre Dame — who is in the Big East for all sports except football — out of the conference, the Irish will be left without a home and the Big Ten will be waiting with open arms. The Big East’s hope would be that the Big Ten would then be happy with its one-team expansion and leave the Big East alone.

  56. Garret April 29, 2010 10:47 am

    Everybody likes to focus on how the MWC wants to get an automatic BCS spot, but it should be pointed out that the difference turns out to be just $1 million per school if they get that spot. However, recruiting and prestige would go up. The big revenue difference between the SEC/Big 10 and the WAC is the regular season TV deals, NOT the BCS bowl payments.

    Getting there would mean $1 million more for each of its schools, plus much more national exposure and prestige in recruiting players.

    If not for SDSU or New Mexico, the MWC would be qualifying in all three criteria, said Jerry Palm, owner of collegebcs.com, which analyzes the BCS rankings.

    “They’d be in … without SDSU” or New Mexico, Palm said.

    The good news for SDSU and the MWC is that they are only two years into a four-year evaluation process for an automatic annual BCS berth.

  57. Garret April 29, 2010 10:48 am

    For a 12-team conference, the difference in BCS bowl money comes out to $750k…that wouldn’t even come close to covering UH’s budget deficit.

  58. d1島 April 29, 2010 10:58 am

    Just in time!

    3 more slots for the Big Dance. Go get ’em BasketBows!

    The NCAA’s Board of Directors has approved the new 68-team men’s basketball tournament that will begin next season.

  59. d1島 April 29, 2010 11:05 am

    What time does the Napa train get back?

  60. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 11:27 am

    So, I got all excited when I saw that I had a suite. Then I realized: I’m staying at the Embassy Suites. Every room is a suite. lol.

  61. al April 29, 2010 11:29 am

    with one more recruit to go…men’s basketball is going in the right direction. the gibber has done well in so short a period. he definitely works hard at his craft. i don’t think we have ever had a head coach who got down on his hands and knees in the actual recruiting process as much as he.

    i have no doubt that the rainbow warrior basketball team will be back on its track in a couple years. yah, this will be a young team and will have flashes of brilliance towards the second half of the inaugural season but only after a year or two will the team start to shine. we need to be patient.

    we have all been so frustrated over the years and are just itching to yell, scream, and cheer for our home team. (remember the alika/ac days?)

    enter gib arnold.

    the time has come today…for the new “arnold’s army”*

    *hope you don’t mind mr. palmer.

  62. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 11:29 am

    The Napa train leaves tomorrow morning. Stretch is the conductor, PP is the navi-guesser. Rob25 and I are the caboose.

  63. al April 29, 2010 11:40 am

    st….and the good part is that you got that suite all to yourself!

  64. al April 29, 2010 11:40 am

    so would the finalists of the mpsf tournament get in to the big dance?

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid April 29, 2010 11:49 am

    Oh yeah-
    Congrats to Jonas and Josh! Well deserved!

  66. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 11:56 am

    Nope, we’ve got a suite party going on. Some of the bloggers are here.
    OK, we’re drinking water and staring at the “Welcome to Embassy Suites” channel, but it’s still a party.
    “Ain’t no party like a Scranton party …”

  67. al April 29, 2010 12:02 pm

    drinking water……some of us may be so guillible.

  68. d1島 April 29, 2010 12:07 pm

    Swe-e-e-et Party!

  69. d1島 April 29, 2010 12:08 pm

    Is John Fink prepared to tell any of the refs, “Think about it.”? 😉

  70. d1島 April 29, 2010 12:09 pm


    C’mon! It’s a work day (night)…..

  71. jm2375 April 29, 2010 12:15 pm

    al – #64 – Winner of the tournament gets an automatic bid. Many say Stanford will get the at-large berth even if they lose.

    The new football coaches’ offices, etc were dedicated today. Guess they’ll be moving in next week.

    d1 – #69 – 😆

  72. d1島 April 29, 2010 12:16 pm

    Are the coaches now dedicated as well?

  73. rage777 April 29, 2010 12:16 pm


    If you go to an IKEA, they have the same type of elevator for the carts.

  74. d1島 April 29, 2010 12:20 pm

    ….and meatballs!

  75. Kazz April 29, 2010 12:22 pm

    This final regular season series for the Wahine is as simple as it gets.

    Bulldog pitching versus Wahine hitting.

    Good vs Evil, north vs south, east vs west, blah blah blah… You get the picture.

    For the coaches, especially Fresno’s Margie Wright, it’s all the other dimensions of her team that will mean the difference between winning and losing. Let’s face it, she knows the Wahine can bat themselves out of good pitching. It’s been done time after time. Pridmore = DOWN, Krieg = DOWN, Holverson = DOWN. Kelly Majam is not the sole key to the Wahine success and Wright knows this. You can bet she was salivating watching Krieg pitch around her and hearing about Majam’s Ks in Reno, but I’d like to see Coach Wright’s face when the rest of our order dismantled their opponents.

    For Wright, she’s going to have to pull out all the stops and can’t expect her pitchers to do all the work. Fresno State is not the hitting team they should be. They are hitting a team average of .300. So they are the BEST hitting per average team we’ve faced since San Jose State.

    So where else can they threaten? Well, let’s return to the “CAL” factor in stolen bases. Ok, so in conference not so much attempts. 11 to be exact but successful in 10 of them. Up until this weekend, stealing bases and playing small ball was probably not a necessity against their prior WAC opponents as opposed to the tough non conference foes they’ve faced in which they attempted to steal 28 and they were successful 23 times. Haley Gilleland is your MAIN and pretty much ONLY threat to do so as she is a perfect 8-8 on stolen base attempts and 16-19 overall.

    Fresno State will want to keep the Wahine infielders pressured as much as possible. While infield errors and miscommunication was a BIG handicap on the Wahine in the first half of the season, they have DRASTICALLY improved on this as soon as the WAC season started. Me thinks Coach Wright will still want to test this out for herself. The Wahine have NOT been pressured on the bases at all this season and in the beginning when SJSU looked like to be a poor-man’s CAL, they tried to outhit the Wahine and this is something Fresno State will NOT ATTEMPT to do.

    Keys for the Wahine:

    Kaia Parnaby and Stephanie Ricketts will need to just do their thing. That’s all it is. Both pitchers have come a long way this season to let things slip out only now. Fresno State will not threaten like our batting order but they will take every advantage of every single or double and every little miscue available on the infield. Opportunistic teams can be the ones to upset the top teams.

    Keys for Fresno State:
    -Capitalizing on Wahine errors

    While I do NOT think Fresno State will win just off of pitching, if Moses, Melloh, and Oakes have the game of their season, the Wahine could be in trouble. Our batters have expressed their patience in waiting for their pitches so it will be very important for the Fresno State batters to stay ahead of their counts.


    GAME 1
    Wahine 4
    Fresno State 1

    Game 2
    Wahine 5
    Fresno State 4
    -Extra Innings

    Game 3
    Wahine 8
    Fresno State 2

    Expect a TON of “gamesmanship” aka whining and moaning from Fresno State. Unnecessary time for “equipment” adjustments, etc… Basically the typical mainland type of “performance” from visiting teams once they start feeling threaten by the “little” islanders. Here you have a program who’s ego IS bruised by being left off the WAC discussions and playing “second fiddle” to the Wahine’s batting power all season long. They will not care how they win it, just that they do.

    Expect the SAME from the Wahine. No BS, just looking to mercy rule the Bulldogs.

  76. al April 29, 2010 12:36 pm

    d1…(i am off on wednesday) i’ll be in the mccully neighborhood around lunchauwah.

    what say you?

  77. Committed Road Warrior April 29, 2010 12:39 pm

    I recall a Target in the San Diego area with the same kind of shopping cart escalator…but I could be wrong.

  78. new UH mens volleyball fan April 29, 2010 12:40 pm

    Stevem and al,

    No haven’t met.Maybe some day. But I know by reading this blog daily you two have a lot of pull . So heres what I’m thinking us 15 guys go eat at camelias before the volleyball game. Eat mountains of food like tsaikos do then leave our cars in the parking lot with notes saying “we tsaikos, we know al”. Okay, no? Then walk over to genji. And us talk over the rules, like no swearing, no over drinking and no groping, on the way. Got to leave with a good impression on art because he thinks we tsaikos. Although we polar opposites of tsaikos. For we only come out when the teams doing good. If Art hasn’t sniffed out by the end of the game, maybe we sing. IDK. We see. You guys come by and say hi, no?

    Anyway here’s hoping the UH mens VB team does well today.

  79. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2010 12:43 pm

    I tried to walk into Target once. I missed.

  80. al April 29, 2010 12:44 pm

    new guy…hahahaa. no mo any pull.

    maybe next week wednesday…you off? or sick?

    gotta go run down to waipahu before the game starts. i have a friend to see, his name is tanioka.

  81. Pomai April 29, 2010 1:02 pm

    Here is a montage of some of the Polynesian Football Players (Past & Present) in the NFL. Click on my name

  82. SteveM April 29, 2010 1:10 pm

    Re: #78
    new UH mens volleyball fan — sounds like a plan! Good luck if you are serious… 😆 I’ll wait for Tina’s report card. She’s the designated waitress for all Tsai-kos.

    Al — next Wednesday at Camellia? …with all our “pull” and $15 we can get lunch.

  83. LizKauai m/ April 29, 2010 1:10 pm

    new UH mens volleyball fan: 😈 “Although we polar opposites of tsaikos. For we only come out when the teams doing good.”

    Hey- better than not coming out at all! 😆

    You are a Tsai-ko NOW!

    Anyone know if the VB game is available online?

  84. A-House April 29, 2010 1:20 pm


    what are your parameters for “lunchauwah”?

    may be able to take some time off.

  85. d1島 April 29, 2010 1:21 pm

    I hear a bell!

  86. wafan April 29, 2010 1:25 pm


    Congratulations to Umlaft. Well deserved!

  87. wafan April 29, 2010 1:26 pm

    Getting closer to WarriorBall time!!!

  88. d1島 April 29, 2010 1:26 pm

    Walk from Camellia to Genji?



  89. wafan April 29, 2010 1:27 pm

    Welcome home to the wayward Warriors. Maybe their star chart was upside down?

  90. A-House April 29, 2010 1:40 pm


    anticipated arrival for summer vacation? will Izzy be coming with you?

    need to arrange a meeting for prize distribution.

  91. Kazz April 29, 2010 1:43 pm


    From Hawaii Athletics.com:

    HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i officials along with the Warrior football staff, state legislators and other dignitaries were in attendance Thursday morning for the dedication of the new football wing on the third floor of the athletics complex.

    UH-Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Athletics Director Jim Donovan and head football coach Greg McMackin were joined by House speaker Calvin Say, Rep. Mark Takai,, Paramount Builders president Steven Lee, WCIT Architecture president Rob Iopa UH assistant athletics director Teri Chang, and assistant director for UH-Manoa construction management Shawn Kodani with the untying of the maile-lei and a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony by Kahu Kordell Kekoa.

    The facility includes 12 new offices for coaches and staff, two conference rooms, one video room and reception area adorned with an “H” logo. The new offices will include state-of-the-art equipment, including SMART boards in both the offensive and defensive conference rooms. Each office, meanwhile, will be equipped with presentation boards and 40-inch flat-screen televisions. The football staff will begin its move into the new facility after the conclusion of spring practice on Friday, April 30.

    “This is a great day for our football program,” McMackin said. “This new wing is going to provide a great environment for our coaches and players. It’s just first-class. This, along with the T.C. Ching Field is going to be a great place for coaching, teaching and learning and is going to be an outstanding recruiting tool. It shows that the University of Hawai‘i is serious about having a first-class football program. You can just see it by walking through here and the people of Hawai‘i have created this. We are just really excited.”

    The facility was funded by a $1.3 million appropriation from the State Legislature and construction began in January 2010. The renovation was designed by WCIT Architecture and completed by Paramount Builders.

    “This new wing is just absolutely beautiful and this is going to help us in recruiting and it helps us to be a lot more efficient too,” Donovan said. “There are so many people who contributed to this incredible addition. The State Legislature in particular has just been phenomenal in their support of us, both UH-Manoa and UH Athletics.”

    For photos of the offices, click on my blog name.

  92. chawan_cut April 29, 2010 1:54 pm

    that’s a nice photo album. how long have they had that?

  93. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:01 pm


    I have no idea.
    I wanna say the past three months maybe? I really don’t go into their photo galleries.

    I know a while back the UH website had some upgrades and recently the MOBILE-friendly version of the site became available. One day a few weeks ago I went to the site via my blackberry and VOILA!!! A mobile friendly version COMPLETE with “H-TV” streaming video which REALLY shocked me as I believe the UH website uses Flash and Flash is not viewable on PDA’s smartphones, iPhone, blackberry etc…

    But then again the website is not flash, just the video features, so I guess that’s why.

    The ONLY thing missing is mobile-friendly versions of LIVE STATS.

  94. wafan April 29, 2010 2:08 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Thanks for the link to the photo gallery!

    Wow, the new offices are a nice addition. And, the lobby is spectacular!


  95. sjmacro April 29, 2010 2:11 pm

    Thanks Kazz for the link #91.

    chawan_cut: the gallery must be from today. Link is under football photo gallery


  96. sjmacro April 29, 2010 2:16 pm

    The link brings you to 2009 photo gallery; at the very right end of the page is a listing of new albums added….done today.

  97. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:19 pm


    What’s gonna happen to the former offices of the football coaches? Other coaches will move into them?

  98. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:20 pm

    Thanks sjmarco and Kazz!

    I wonder if they will let the fans have a sneak peak to it.

    Next, the locker room?

  99. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:25 pm

    One thing I will say about the entire 3rd floor is how small the hallways are and how everyone is in close proximity to each other. It was my first time in there two weeks ago.

    The “waiting” area at the main entrance of the 3rd floor is nicer in person. ST posted pics of the new TVs and the trophy display case months ago.

    I was briefly meeting with Coach Coolen and while making my way to his office on the 3rd floor I naturally walked into the 1st floor expecting some kind of elevator to the 3rd and nope… Had to go outside to the elevators. Kinda weird… But yeah, it seems like this new football wing is MILES ahead of the rest of the complex as a whole… At least there are no more holes in the ceiling. 😯

  100. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:26 pm

    Mahalo to all those who contributed to making it happen! Big mahalo…

  101. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:29 pm

    I hope those of us that attended the “Game On” fundraiser a few years back helped ease the cost of this thing. I could have sworn that the funds raised from that event would go towards this new wing.

    I hope JD and the department has an annual fundraiser like this for the public to be a part of to help defer costs of repairs and maintenance for ALL UH facilities.

  102. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 2:32 pm

    Yes, other coaches will move into them.

  103. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 2:35 pm

    Hey, it’s a pretty cool atmosphere.
    Maples is an amazing facility. The stands are close, and even though there are only a few hundred here for the BYU-Northridge game, it’s pretty loud. I wonder if BYU is on a trimester break? There are a lot of BYU fans here.
    Anyway if Stanford and BYU both win, there’s no need to play Saturday. Both will go to the NCAA final four. Or should I say “stay.” NCAA final four is here.

  104. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:37 pm


    I don’t think I need to say how long ago this wing should have been completed. The reality is, Jim Donovan really just did his job like he’s supposed to. Some may think he REALLY went out on a limb to get this thing done with obvious assistance from the legislature and fans, but really that’s his job and thankfully he’s doing it.

    The other idiot before Donovan, well, let’s not further raise A-House’s BP by getting into that again… 🙄

  105. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:37 pm

    Does anyone know what JDs email address is? Would like to see if they will allow a tour of the place before the warrior bowl on Friday. I want to see it with my own two eyes.

  106. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:38 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Yes, other coaches will move into them.

    SWEET!!! Those current offices for the football staff ain’t so bad.

  107. Kendall April 29, 2010 2:40 pm

    Anybody know the status of Andre Almeida, it’s getting real late in the Recruiting period and I still have to believe he has his sights set on following Coach Walter Roese to Hawaii, but there has been no mention.

  108. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:41 pm


    Did the game between BYU and Northridge begin yet? If so, who is winning?

  109. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:41 pm


    It was nice of you to let tham use your helmet for the ceremony…nice touch! 😉

  110. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:42 pm

    Shoji! 👿

    Sorry….das only fo’ this afternoon.

  111. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:44 pm


    No mattah….they only known as “Da Nex Victim!”

  112. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 2:45 pm

    BYU is up 2-0, I believe. I’m in the storage area.

  113. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:45 pm


    I agree…this should have been done a long time ago. Heck, maybe JJ would still be here. JJ era is gone. Gotta support Coach Mack.

    But like they say “better late than never.”

  114. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:47 pm

    Go buy gas before the match starts; price going up by $.02 per gal now that the Leg overrode the oil tax veto.

  115. Ricky from Virginia April 29, 2010 2:48 pm

    You can follow the volley on the web at


  116. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 2:49 pm

    Thanks ST!

    Why are you in the storage area? Is that how they treat Hawaii’s media? You should tell them “I am the asian brother of Obama.” 😆

  117. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:53 pm


  118. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:56 pm




    I wanna send a big “MAHALO” to the people at K5 and at Oceanic for updating their TV listing allowing me to DVR this game. Alas, I am not on the DISH, just on Oceanic Time Warner… 🙁

  119. d1島 April 29, 2010 2:57 pm

    Time to make a run for “provisions”…..


  120. Kazz April 29, 2010 2:58 pm


    I believe the state motto is: “So wot? At least da ting stay pau eh? WOT?!?!?! Like grappo???”

  121. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 2:59 pm

    My bad. It’s 1-1 after two sets between Northridge and BYU.

  122. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:00 pm

    Cordless Drills,


    Dial 911 next time genius!!!!

    People now a days… 🙄

  123. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:01 pm

    I’ve had too much sugar at lunch… What can I say? Skittles and Whoppers malt balls are my weaknesses.

  124. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 3:05 pm

    ST sounds like he wants a UH-BYU finals… 🙂

  125. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:06 pm

    ***NON-DISH DVR’ers***

    If the Warriors win and play on Saturday at 4pm and IF and ONLY IF K5 gets the word out to Oceanic fast enough, the TV listing will be up for volleyball at 4pm and then you can use this program and set the end time pretty late if you want to DVR softball as it will be a tape delayed game. Most likely it will only be the second game of the DH which will feature the senior ceremonies.

    This thing is giving me a headache…

  126. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 3:08 pm


    You must have multiple personalities. Fun/calm/serious. u one entertaining buggah u.

  127. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 3:12 pm

    BTW, big mahalo for the link Ricky from Virginia.

  128. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 3:17 pm

    I think a Northridge-UH final would be fun since there would be nobody here.

  129. Coqui poke April 29, 2010 3:18 pm

    Is Oceanic’s schedule the same for ALL islands? Mine does NOT have the V-ball game scheduled. WUWD?

  130. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 3:21 pm

    BYU wins the third set, 30-28.
    Takes a 2-1 lead over Northridge.
    And the mystery is solved. The BYU fans are the BYU rugby team. Apparently there’s a big tournament here.

  131. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:21 pm

    Oceanic Time Warner SHOULD be the same.

    The program list was updated yesterday showing College Volleyball today at 4pm and again at 7pm on 005 and 1005.

  132. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 3:25 pm

    Sorry, Kazz, you can’t say that on a family blog.

  133. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:26 pm


    I need to “relax” as much as I can before tomorrow night and all of Saturday.

    Fresno State is in town and is standing in the way of a WAC Softball Championship.

  134. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:28 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Sorry, Kazz, you can’t say that on a family blog.

    Touche sir! Touche. My bad.

  135. Coqui poke April 29, 2010 3:28 pm

    Maybe because I live in the country? Takes awhile to get to me? Still nada.
    Tanx Kazz

  136. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:29 pm

    Uncle Dave looks awfully guilty in that photo… 😎

  137. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:31 pm

    Coqui Poke,

    At least you stay home. ENJOY THE GAME!!!

    (while I enjoy traffic)

    At least get the 7pm replay!!!!

  138. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 3:33 pm


    You getting ready for softball and I getting ready for my warrior bowl. Will try to come out and support them ladies prior the the scrimmage.


    When is the never ending tax hike start? Got a text from the HAs breaking news alert but haven’t gotten around to reading it.

  139. jm2375 April 29, 2010 3:34 pm

    4pm? I thought it was scheduled for 4:30, that’s what Inouchi’s blog says… If not, uh oh, da keed’s gonna be mad…

  140. Coqui poke April 29, 2010 3:36 pm

    Have a dinner to go to tonite!. I’ll just have to do a manual recording at the 4:30 start and go, watch it when I come home.
    GO BOWS! Show dem that V-ball is Hawaii’s game.

  141. d1島 April 29, 2010 3:36 pm

    da keed’s gonna be mad…

    Thanks for the heads-up; I putting in da earplugs now! 😯

  142. Kazz April 29, 2010 3:37 pm

    4pm??? AH DOO DOO!!!

    Well by the sound of ST’s updates that sounds about right…

  143. chawan_cut April 29, 2010 3:37 pm

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!

  144. koakane April 29, 2010 3:38 pm

    au’wryte afternoon tsaiko’s

    anxiously waiting for the k5 showing of the UH game. and as they say getting the wesson oil can for da chair with some poke on the side along with da braddahs and the Heineken beeru getting ready for the game.

    shouting out to the thundering voices (stretch, pp and rob25) make thundering sounds like the ocean waves pounding the cliff..cheeeewhooooooooooo

    may the kahuna’s be with the road warriors today. battle men battle

    BleedGreen808: Does anyone know what JDs email address is? Would like to see if they will allow a tour of the place before the warrior bowl on Friday. I want to see it with my own two eyes

    ditto bg808 comments. if can can if no can when den?

  145. d1島 April 29, 2010 3:39 pm


    No worry, beef curry. Jeff and his smaht 5th graders stay on now…..

  146. jm2375 April 29, 2010 3:43 pm

    d1 – can take um out now. Keed get rehearsal till 8, not gonna be home till at least 8:30…

  147. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 3:44 pm


    Do you happen to know JDs email or who I can get a hold of for the tour?

  148. d1島 April 29, 2010 3:46 pm


    Not sure when but no chance ’em, go buy now!

  149. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 3:48 pm

    Northridge wins set 4, 30-16.
    We’re going to the fifth set. (OK, that was obvious.)

  150. chawan_cut April 29, 2010 3:49 pm

    good! our game will be delayed while i’m stuck in traffic!

  151. d1島 April 29, 2010 3:51 pm

    Wow, BYU blown out in Game 4. Tired?

  152. d1島 April 29, 2010 3:52 pm


    Forgot to mention earlier…Welcome Home!

  153. koakane April 29, 2010 3:56 pm

    howzit, howzit, howzit crazzi oh cazz, d#, jm# and the rest of dem tsaiko’s wating for the game to begin

    excuse me while I pause for the cause the water like ice in da cooler and dem hiene’s even colda whoooooooooootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  154. koakane April 29, 2010 4:00 pm

    ok back

    whoa the chawan back in the isles welcome home oh long traveled one

    bg800 no but if you check out the UH athletic web site might have good luck

  155. d1島 April 29, 2010 4:01 pm

    ….sounds like the greenie to ice ratio is dropping fast!

  156. chawan_cut April 29, 2010 4:03 pm

    thanks all!

  157. Bulla April 29, 2010 4:08 pm

    good luck to all the football players; tough decisions will be made by the staff to see who they will keep for Fall Camp….once a Warrior always a Warrior 🙂

  158. d1島 April 29, 2010 4:10 pm

    Thanks K5….

    I still get a warm feeling watching BYU lose at anything!

  159. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 4:10 pm

    NORTHRIDGE beats BYU in fifth set.
    Northridge going to the MPSF final. I’m pretty sure this eliminates BYU from NCAA consideration since BYU and Northridge tied for second during the regular season.

  160. mano1 April 29, 2010 4:13 pm

    Garret – wrt #13…u r right…my bad.

  161. Slugger April 29, 2010 4:21 pm

    Half-hour delay till the UH-Stanford game. I’m NOT messing w/ my DVD. Last time I did that, I got a disc error.

    Hope y’all still have enough time set on your DVR.

  162. Stephen Tsai April 29, 2010 4:30 pm

    It’s pretty loud in Maples.
    The Stanford students and band are sitting (OK, mostly standing) behind the media.

  163. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 4:30 pm


    How about some pictures of the warrior fans at the game?

  164. Slugger April 29, 2010 4:33 pm

    Might be hard to have a ‘conversation’ with all of that noise. I’m sure the demographics at the Maples Center is different than the Stan Sheriff.

  165. al April 29, 2010 4:33 pm

    whew just flew in from waipahu. okole is in pain from the 45 minute commute.

    tough decisions on the way back.
    do i go see tanioka or head straight home to beat the rush hour?

    if you know me you know the choice i made.

  166. Stretch April 29, 2010 4:33 pm

    Almost game time. KFVE should give a shout out to the Tsaikos. Brew is in da house!!

  167. al April 29, 2010 4:35 pm

    whoa d1….i think i heard the same bell. i think it was a cow bell.

    so camellia next wednesday at 12:00 sounds good to me.
    what say you guys?
    be there or be hungry.

  168. wafan April 29, 2010 4:36 pm

    Awesome! With the Tsai-kos there it should be just about even in volume for UH as it will be for them.

    “Cheer” loudly for all of us!!!

  169. al April 29, 2010 4:36 pm

    stretch…how many hawaii fans you think?
    no forget you, rob, and pp counts as 300.

  170. wafan April 29, 2010 4:39 pm

    About 30 minutes to go.

  171. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 4:39 pm

    Try this link if you don’t have TV


  172. Slugger April 29, 2010 4:40 pm

    Need a picture of Brew! Pace yourself, Stretch.


  173. wafan April 29, 2010 4:45 pm

    Thanks BG808.

    Go VolleyBows! Have fun playing WarriorBall!!!

  174. wafan April 29, 2010 4:57 pm

    Announcer is definitely a homer.

  175. Ronnie April 29, 2010 4:59 pm

    Hi wafan!

    Try our announcers… http://www.espn1420am.com/

  176. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2010 4:59 pm

    Man, just heard this song on the radio that I’ve never really paid attention to before and it freakin’ ROCKS!!!

    “Paralyzer” by Finger Eleven

    Well, I’m not paralyized, but I seem to be struck by you, I wanna make you move, BECAUSE YOU’RE STANDING STILL!!! If your body matches what your eyes can do, you’ll probably move right through me on my way to you…”

  177. Pomai April 29, 2010 5:03 pm

    The boys have to settle down or it’s not going to be pretty.

  178. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:06 pm


    This is looking eerily similar to the first two matches….

    C’mon VolleyBows!

  179. wafan April 29, 2010 5:06 pm

    Hi Ronnie!

    Thanks switched over.

  180. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:07 pm

    The MPSF sign is irritating….

  181. wafan April 29, 2010 5:12 pm

    WarriorBall and FastFoward on a the same time.

  182. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:13 pm


  183. Pomai April 29, 2010 5:16 pm

    Calm down an play your game

  184. wafan April 29, 2010 5:21 pm

    Looks like there is a bunch of adrenaline flowing.

    First game jitters.

  185. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:21 pm



  186. d1島 April 29, 2010 5:31 pm

    Ride that horse….

  187. jm2375 April 29, 2010 5:40 pm


  188. postmanke April 29, 2010 5:41 pm

    I think there should be like a 2 point line in Volleyball. somewhere near the back service line – like in a box or something. If you can Kill it from there 2 points!

  189. postmanke April 29, 2010 5:42 pm

    cheers 171 for the link!

  190. wafan April 29, 2010 5:43 pm

    Time to stop toying with them. Tie it and take it.

  191. wafan April 29, 2010 5:46 pm

    Cannot stay awake. Dang.

    Cheer even louder!!!


  192. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 29, 2010 5:49 pm



    POUND ‘EM!!! 😈

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    No give up guys! Keep fighting! Still get chance!

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  196. Slugger April 29, 2010 6:16 pm

    GO WARRIORS!!! Roof!

  197. Slugger April 29, 2010 6:33 pm

    I don’t hear the conversationalists…


  198. jm2375 April 29, 2010 6:40 pm

    Oh well. Great season! Next year!!

  199. A-House April 29, 2010 6:41 pm

    UH – to many service and hittng errors! Midori says too bad it ended like that, but it still was a good season!!!

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  201. Slugger April 29, 2010 6:57 pm

    Good season, and looking forward to watching the team next year. Congratulations to the team on getting to the MPSF semi-finals.

    Safe travels around Northern Calilfornia, gangeez. Thanks for being there for us.

  202. al April 29, 2010 6:59 pm

    wafan falling asleep before nine?

  203. al April 29, 2010 7:00 pm

    thanks for the memories guys.
    you brought life back in to the stan sheriff.

    can’t till next year when both mbb and mvb will rock the house with the wvb programs.

    ahhhh. lucky you live hawaii.

  204. Kazz April 29, 2010 7:02 pm

    What a season it has been. I remember attending my first game this season under the Wade Era and not being able to pay attention to the game. Mostly it was due to watching ushers chase students out of the arena in attempt to please the saimin eaters and the Wall Street Journal readers as the noisy students were interrupting their library session… 🙄

    The fact that the arena was now filled with L-I-F-E is something that I knew was special. The team was coming off an upset of then #1 USC and riding high. The same players with new blood, GERMAN blood, injected into the Green and White, and add in a new coaching staff and success was BORN!!!

    From Spiderman, Venom, and the Red Power Ranger, to the legend that is Alan “Rubberband Man” Hackbarth Warrior Volleyball has returned to the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    I cannot recall such a quick revival since 1999 with the football team.

    On the court we saw the emergence of the hearlded Jonas Umlauft becoming everything we hoped he’d be right before our eyes. We saw the emergence of Nejc Zemljak as a true threat at the service line. We saw Joshua Walker literally reach new heights. We saw a revived middle attack from both Matt “Dragon” Rawson and Steven Grgas. We saw Ric Cervantes giving up his body to save a point. We saw a lot of things that made us smile MORE than moments that made us cringe.

    It was a BEAUTIFUL ride and I look for more in the years to come!

    Mahalo to Coach Charlie Wade and his Warriors for giving us, the fans, a HELLUVA OF JOURNEY!!!


    To my TSAIKO friends that allowed me to “join” the ride, Rob25, A-Joe, PowderPuff, and Stretch,

    Mahalo for letting me experience what TRUE and talented “heckling” is all about.

    A-Joe, you’re twisted my friend. Your “headgames” probably has negatively effected the mental well-being of many opposing players.

  205. Kazz April 29, 2010 7:10 pm

    I still can’t get over Coach Wade not winning MPSF Coach of the Year.

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  207. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 7:24 pm

    There’s the serious side of Kazz. 😆

    Well said tsaiko… 🙂

  208. Garret April 29, 2010 7:25 pm

    Report claims that the Big 10 Conference is expanding to 16 teams, pretty much ending the Big East as a BCS AQ conference and forcing the Big 12 to get 2 teams…if they don’t lose Texas to some other conference and implode.

    A source in St. Louis familiar with the situation told NewsCenter 16 Thursday afternoon that Missouri will leave the Big XII and soon join the Big 10. Other schools expected to follow the Tigers are Syracuse, Pitt, Rutgers and Nebraska.

    The move of Syracuse, Pitt and Rutgers to the Big Ten from the Big East could categorically change the landscape of the Big East itself.

  209. chawan_cut April 29, 2010 7:39 pm

    dang. but what a great year. from the wilt-ed (on) last few years where it was dismal, what a total change of everything. the fans are back. the players enjoy playing again. congratulations coach wade on a great first season. can’t wait to see what’s ahead!

  210. jm2375 April 29, 2010 7:45 pm

    Kazz – #205 – nuff sed. But may I add that the team gained some younger shrieking screeching screaming cheering fans this year. And who will be back next year!

    SteveM – #205 may belong in the Tsaiko Hall of Fame

  211. al April 29, 2010 7:57 pm

    nice read kazzman.

  212. addahknowjoe April 29, 2010 8:08 pm

    Kazz- It’s twisted but…. good fun, eh? That’s the best kind of heckling there is.

    Great season coach Wade. This season you’ve laid a solid foundation to build your dynasty on.

  213. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:10 pm


    Looks like it won’t be too long until Warrior volleyball players will have to be snuck out of the arena via laundry carts again!!! :mrgreen:

  214. Derek April 29, 2010 8:13 pm

    Watching the game, the more I see Stanford the more I got to hate them.
    So much money, so arrogant, so much feeling entitled. I am definitely pulling for Northridge. Men of War had an unbelievable season. The difference was passing. I thought Stanford passed a lot better than we did. Next year the focus should be on better passing and finding a great libero. With 2 new middle blockers, 6’8″ and 6’9″ Shane Popelka and Shane Welch I hope these 2 newcomers will be an intimidating force. We’ll get Stanford at our place next season. For sure, we’ll get our revenge.

  215. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:14 pm

    Ok, on a bittersweet note:

    ***Wahine Softball will now be shown LIVE and in COMPLETE coverage of both games on Saturday at 4pm. I believe K5 has updated their listing on Oceanic, so for those that can’t make it down to Manoa on Saturday, DVR on!!!

  216. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:16 pm

    The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where REAL volleyball is played and appreciated like royalty.

    Anyone wanna argue that? 😎

  217. al April 29, 2010 8:25 pm

    wade’s warriors have arrived well before its expected delivery.

    i hope there are incentives built into his contract that will not only signify a well deserved mahalo but will also increase his finances.

    the university of hawaii sports programs have a positive glow about them. mvb has definitely found its place in the sun once again. wvb is back on the rise and the team plays to the crowd. wbb has taken care of the ethical issues and they to are poised to become a respectable program once again.

    mbb in just a short four to five weeks led by the gibber has definitely become the new talk at all the water cooler stations. what he has done recruiting wise has caused enough stir amongst the community unlike in the past decade. if this recruit class can prove on the court this winter, that program will turn around real quick in the attendance and will overflow into the cash tills. the rainbow warriors are back.

    softball has just been unbelievable. the long ball has returned and proven to be king…er, queen. the team is just a complete feel good story and it couldn’t have happened to a more diligent and good guy like bob coolen.

    baseball is showing glimpses of its return to our gloried past that ole les murakami developed with much vision and insight. if trap can continue to lure the local stars to wearing the old green n orange coupled with some young guns from the mainland the hardball will once again be the talk of the town throughout the little leagues and on up to the american legions.

    the king of uh sports needs to step up and be counted. for without football success, many other sports will not be funded properly. in these tough economic times we need the king to return. we need to have that rust palace a rocking and rolling. one soldout aloha stadium is equivalent to 20 home baseball games, ten seasons of wbb, etc, etc. that is how huge football is to the university of hawaii.

    football is still the pulse of the state. we waited so long for june jones to come a riding in on his white horse. too bad he traded it in for a pony. but, believe that it can come back. we have to trust in mack.

    and lets not forget that in the past few years that he has taken over the uhad things have surely turned around not only with his three hires but also as a result of his visions of grandeur for his alma mater. good job jimbo!

    yup, things are looking up.

    …nuff said

  218. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:28 pm

    Wins matter. Yes they do. Lemme ask you something though, if Duke doesn’t win the NCAA basktball title for a few years, you think those blue crazies will stop? Don’t think so…

    Why do you ask?

    Volleyball LIVES at the University of Hawaii.

    From our Rainbow Wahine to our Warriors, the masses unite, they show up in droves, they scream like they’ve never screamed before. At the end of the day, one’s college experience cannot be completely defined via championship rings and that is nowhere more fact than at UH.

    One doesn’t have to look far to see the smiles on the faces of our Rainbow Wahine who reached the lofty heights of being the #3 team in all the land and argueable the BEST team in the nation sans the freaks of nature in Penn State and Texas.

    If you graduate and walk away with four national championship rings then more power to you, but do you want to live in obscurity? How many life long connections, academically and athletically will you have made when no one knows what you do outside the classroom? Friends and some family in the stands to cheer you on can only take you so far.

    If you graduate and have one or no rings, it’s somewhat empty, but would you have given that up for the strangers that you have met? The connections you have made to help further your career because of who you are OUTSIDE the classroom? Remember those memories you’ll have from children and old alike asking for a picture, an autograph, or a moment to say “mahalo” for representing the State of Hawaii and it’s people.

    Life is not won by how many “toys” you end up with, but with how many friends you have to share the “toys” you have with.

    At UH Manoa, a prospective volleyball recruit has the world right before his or her eyes. Members of both the Rainbow Wahine and the Warriors have succeeded in the classroom and on the court as well and are greeted by the THOUSANDS in attendance. If you want to learn what REAL LIFE pressure is like, imagine the hopes and dreams of thousands of strangers riding on your every serve, every block, and every kill. It is then and only then will you grow as a human being. It is then and only then will you realize responsibility in ways a classroom cannot teach you as a young adult.

    Volleyball is it in Hawaii. The most knowledgable and loyal fans of ANY sport at UH Manoa.

    We can bring it to you.

    Will you bring yourself to us?

    (Now that is a recruiting pitch. No BS, just the TRUTH.)


  219. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:35 pm


    That is as simple as it can get.

    Warrior Football is it. We love Coach Mack and still have every reason to let him work on what he believes will end up being beneficial for the program on and off the field.

    Time is ticking though.

    Our “smaller” programs are thriving and our non-revenue ones are pulling in the kind of success that bigger kala programs should with respect to comparative resources.

    UH Rainbow Warrior Basketball is making that upward trek and football remains to be seen.

    The Wahine volleyball team can only whip the WAC around and pull in their share of the revenue, but it’s not enough.

    You said it in a very CUT AND DRY way sir!

  220. Kazz April 29, 2010 8:48 pm

    How the hell did Charlie Wade not get MPSF Coach of the Year again?

    Wait, if Jonas made 1st Team All American and 2nd MPSF… something is pilau…

    Pfffttttt… MPSF 🙄 What a JOKE!!!

  221. Ralph April 29, 2010 9:27 pm

    Don’t forget the non revenue men tennis team that won the WAC again, the nationally ranked Na Wahine water polo team and the Na Wahine Tennis team that is seeded 4th playing in the WAC tournament this weekend. Good luck to all the athletes.

  222. Slugger April 29, 2010 10:31 pm

    I nominate Coach Wade for UH Coach of the Year.

    Yes, Shoji got his 1,000th win & the WVB team got to the NCAA Semifinals. But Charlie’s MVB team is the most improved for the two first-year coaches. You could see that the team was gelling through the season and played at a high level through today. There’s still improvement needed, but for the development of the players and the increase in the fan base, I think Charlie deserves (my) UH Coach of the Year award.

  223. SteveM April 29, 2010 10:31 pm

    April 29th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    whoa d1….i think i heard the same bell. i think it was a cow bell.

    so camellia next wednesday at 12:00 sounds good to me.
    what say you guys?
    be there or be hungry.

    Yup, the cow bell sure sounds good. I’m in.

  224. jm2375 April 29, 2010 11:32 pm


  225. BleedGreen808 April 29, 2010 11:52 pm



    That doesn’t sound right when you read it. Sorry, Kazz, meant that as a compliment to you.

  226. wafan April 30, 2010 2:17 am

    Great Aloha Friday everyone!!!

  227. wafan April 30, 2010 2:20 am

    Sad to hear the WarriorBall result. Dang. Still a great seaon!

    Need that intensity every game. Every match. Every sport.

  228. wafan April 30, 2010 2:26 am

    A cc next Wednesday?

    Count me in . . . in my dreams. HA!

  229. wafan April 30, 2010 2:35 am

    Geez. They are packing in meetings just about daily. Need to figure out how to deliver the curriucula that remains with kids and teachers out of classrooms.

    Maybe I should call meetings to discuss the issue.


  230. wafan April 30, 2010 2:37 am

    Liz . . .

    How did Ukuleleboi and the Krew do?

  231. Pomai April 30, 2010 2:59 am

    I guess I will just have to sub for wafan next Wednesday.

  232. Garret April 30, 2010 3:34 am

    It looks like the Pac 10 is expanding to 12 teams fairly soon, but the MWC may be proactive and expand from 9 to 12 teams before the Pac 10 does anything. It will be interesting to see what 3 teams they plan to add.

    Thompson followed, and after being questioned about losing a team to the Pac-10, he acknowledged Mountain West officials have talked about striking first and expanding league membership from the current nine to 12.

  233. Bulla April 30, 2010 4:28 am


  234. Ralph April 30, 2010 5:16 am

    Lots of expansion babble, countermoves, but not a peep out of Benson and the WAC. A reaction might be too late, the man got to be proactive. Same goes with JD, if the Pac 10 and Big 12 are making overtures to teams, he has to be proactive to give UH a shot at the Pac 10 or survive as the last team standing in the WAC as everyone else realigns without us.

  235. d1島 April 30, 2010 5:34 am

    Great Mo-o-o-orning All!

    Wednesday, it is!

    Great season VolleyBows. Mahalo! Sometimes a team just no match-up right against another. Anyway, now can root for the local boys who still get chance for NC.

  236. d1島 April 30, 2010 5:34 am

    Wow duffer….that article makin’ me ono for laulau!

  237. d1島 April 30, 2010 5:37 am

    ….so, why not?

    Have a terrific Aloha Friday erryboddy!



  238. Garret April 30, 2010 5:45 am


    The SEC, Big 10, Pac 10, Big 12, and MWC are all actively pursuing expansion and improving their status. Karl Benson and the WAC seem to be sitting on the side and hoping things go well instead of talking about grabbing teams from elsewhere or keeping their membership strong.

    Two years ago when BYU’s President talked about how he wished that his conference had a deal with ESPN like the WAC (even though they make 2x to 3x the money with the current MWC TV deal), that would have been a great time for Benson to publicly invite BYU or any other MWC team to join the WAC. It would have been a nice way to boost the WAC in the eyes of the public over the MWC…but Benson did nothing. So, everybody ignored BYU’s President talking nicely about the WAC and instead focused on BSU’s President talking about their desire to go to the MWC. That made the MWC look like it was much, much better than the WAC…and perception becomes reality to the public.

    I’m not just second guessing things now…I posted this suggestion 2 years ago in this blog right after posting the comments from BYU’s leadership here. The WAC could have gotten the focus to be on BYU wanting to leave the MWC for the WAC instead of having everybody talk about BSU leaving the WAC for the MWC.

  239. Pomai April 30, 2010 5:58 am

    IMHO as long as benson is in charge the WAC will flounder, we need a strong comish an that’s not him, you can see all he is doing is looking out for BSU. It’s time to hire some new blood

  240. duffer April 30, 2010 6:00 am

    @ d1

    Today’s furlough Friday 🙂

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  242. Pomai April 30, 2010 6:08 am

    Was just thinking, I read on this blog all the time that the fans use the excuse of the teams not winning to not attend the games. Well now what is their excuse going to be for not going to the Na Wahine Koa softball games this weekend? Out of all the events going on they are the ones that are going to win the WAC an possibly go on to win the National Championship. So fellow TSAIKOS I challenge you to put your butts where your mouths are, show up an support the best dang team in the country. And for the others that cry about the cost, GOOD LORD IT’S FREE.

  243. Kekoa (iPhone) April 30, 2010 6:20 am

    So how do we vote change? Start a movement toWack the WAC Comish?

    Supplies needed:

    ~ Rope
    ~ Tree
    ~ Dummy (Benson look-alike)
    ~ Fuel
    ~ Angry mob
    ~ Burn permit

  244. Kekoa (iPhone) April 30, 2010 6:21 am

    Pomai ~ We meet at your house!

  245. Pomai April 30, 2010 6:33 am

    Kekoa shoots I got the

    No need permit just give’em

    You bring da Tree & da Dummy, I’m sure da angry mob will show up on it’s own.

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