It was graduation day for three Advertiser/blog members. So, raise a toast to Glendalyn Junio, Kelli Miura and our blog genius Jason:
Glendalyn and family
Kelli and parents
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The finalists for the the men’s volleyball head coaching job will have in-person interviews with the selection committee Wednesday at an undisclosed off-campus venue.
The semifinalists — Mark Presho, Tino Reyes, Mike Sealy, Charlie Wade and Scott Wong — were interviewed via teleconference this past Thursday.
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OK, winners of two tickets apiece (for Sunday’s game) are:
Call me at 256-0223 and I’ll leave the tickets in your name at Will Call.
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From UH’s Kara Nishimura:
University of Hawai‘i head coach Bob Coolen announced the signing of Kaia Parnaby, a 5-5 left-handed pitcher from New South Wales, Australia. Parnaby is the third player to join the Rainbow Wahine’s 2010 recruiting class.
Parnaby, a hard-throwing pitcher who throws in the low-to-mid 60 mph range, attended Narrabeen Sports High School and graduated from the Freshwater Senior Campus. She is a member of the U-19 NSW and Australian national squads. Most recently, she was selected to play with the Australian Open National Team in three elite softball tours this summer—the Canada Cup, the Japan Cup, and the US World Cup in Oklahoma City, Ok.). Parnaby is one of the youngest players on the squad’s staff, but is already a well-seasoned competitor with international experience from playing in the Aussie system.
She will be teaming up with former UH softball greats, Stacey Porter, Justine Smethurst, and Clare Warwick on the open national team this summer. She will also be facing current Rainbow Wahine pitcher, Stephanie Ricketts, who will also be playing in the prestigious Canada Cup competition.
During the U-19 2008 Australian National Tournament, Paranaby pitched every game for her NSW team and went 6-0 with a 0.26 ERA. In the tourney, she struck out 37 batters in 27 innings and gave up just seven hits overall. She also earned U-16 pitching awards at the nationals in both 2005 and ’06.
“Kaia will be a good complement to Ricketts on the mound, and the two of them together will be a formidable “one-two” punch for us next year. Parnaby’s experience from playing with the Australian national team this summer will be huge for her as it will prepare her well for the level of competition she will face in DI.”
Parnaby is the latest in Coolen’s Aussie pitcher pipeline which includes former UH standouts, Brooke Wilkins, Kelly Gentle, Felicity Witt, Paula Blanning, and Justine Smethurst. Overall, she will be the 12th Australian to don the green and white.
2010 University of Hawai`i Softball Signees
Brittani Bertussi, 5-6, SS/2B, El Cajon, Calif. (Granite Hills HS)
Jessica Iwata, 5-5, SS/2B, Lihue, Kaua‘i (Kaua‘i HS)
Kaia Parnaby, 5-5, pitcher, NSW Australia (Freshwater Senior Campus)
Good luck to the Bows and the winners of the free tickets. Have a good time at the game and make plenty noise.
Looks like Coach Coolen is putting a real winner together for 2010. The Wahine will have a nice one-two punch.o
Looks like a big ole Tsaiko crowd gonna be there Sunday.
It’ll be good to have left and righty starters.
wow, coach coolen looks like he will have a national contender next year.
good morning tsaikos. still at the apache nation, having fun on the course, and trying to make a “living” at the recreation center.
Aloha Whitey, ST and Oldie,
whew, either you’re up early or you haven’t gone to bed yet! have a great saturday to all the Tsaikos!
congratulations to all the ticket winners. enjoy and will hoist a toast to you all.
bulla, just waking up and getting ready for breakfast of champions. hope all is well with you and family.
Good morning everyone!
It is going to be a real warm one!!! Break out the shorts and T-shirts.
Where did I put my slippahs. Never mind. I will go barefoot with my haole-feet. HA!
good morning wafan. same kind of weather here in san carlos. have a great weekend
bhf2, best wishes on your solo competition today. paddle like hell, then enjoy the cold brew in the warm sun.
How long are you going to be there?
Congratulations to Jason!!!
Remember to take hand sanitizer.
Congratulations to Kellie!!!
Jason will have hand sanitizer — get some from him.
Congratulations to everyone graduating today!
Wishing each of you a bright future!!!
Sounds like a great recruiting job by Coach Coolen! Australia seems to have a lot of excellent softball players and are a natural recruiting pipeline for UH.
Congratulations to all of the graduates!
Another article (this time from the Boston Globe) about Jake’s competition at long-snapper. He sure sounds like he thinks he has the job.
Congratulations to all of ticket winners! There should be a good Tsaiko group that is part of the big crowd at the baseball game today.
WOO-HOO I WIN!!!
ST – please give the tickets to Wena and if she doesn’t want please give it to Rob25…and if she doesn’t want them please give it to Kazz. thanks!
Happy 67th Birthday to my mom and proud Roosevelt Rough Rider c/o 1960 (English Standard Alumnus)….Sarah Ann Yamaguchi.
Yay Kaia and Yay Jessica!!!
WENA is the WINNAH .
I pledged my ticket to WENA, OK ST???
ok… going pishing… CYA~
To those going to the game today, bring your positive power for the bats, pitchers and unreal fielding!!!
Liz . . .
I hope you catch an ono dinner!
Looks like both Veikune and Maiava will be used at inside LB by the Browns.
Great Morning All!
Q: Why did the Tsaiko cross the road?
A: To get to the BaseBow game! 😉
Mahalo for the tix Stephen. It’ll be great to be there for Senior Day with the Tsaikos….
….make that BaseBows Seniors, not Tsaiko TSeniors 🙂
The two free-agent LBs Mangini signed from the Jets played LB in his system there, so they are being looked at to be instant contributors.
Haha, I won, even though I said I wasn’t in it for the tickets. So yeah, I won’t be able to go. Shall I give mine to Wena too? 😉
I have hand sanitizer, no worries. I’m going to use it before I go up to shake hands and afterwards.
I heard that they will have a sanitizer on every seat to use after shaking hands (for those who choose to, anyway)
Hope to greet you after the ceremony; will you be standing by the “T” for Tsaikos?
Yeah, there will be one on the seat too. Then again, can’t be too safe, I have a bottle too. 🙂
And of course not, everybody that’s not a Tsai-ko will think to look for me in P if I tell them to meet me there! 😀
Bowz pitching and D looking good especially our middle.
Congrads to my cuzz Vinnie for goin yard twice and to Kolt, who now has more BBs (22) than KOs (21) in 210 ABs–simply, an amazing feat for a frosh, especially given Kolt’s .627 slugging average.
Look at Dustin Robinson, FSU’s phenom frosh–172 ABs, 21 BBs and 40 KOs.
Bryan Marquez, the WACs best hitter is one of a few with a better walk to KO ratio.
Great grab by Coach Bob Coolen in getting Aussie southpaw P, Kaia Parnaby, who together with Stephanie Ricketts will perhaps give Hawaii the best L-R punch in conference.
Team still lacks in hitting to support Amanda and to seriousily dominate but the wahine never lack in spunk or improvement, so hopefully a few from the underclass can step-up to the plate next year….keep it kickin in the off-season.
Gmornin’ Weekend crew!
Jason- Please freak out Hinshaw and give her a big hug today! As you’re hugging her, tell her,
“Don’t worry. I’m not Tsick. I’m a Tsaiko”
You’ll be remembered forever!
Have an awesome day Jason!
Papa Jim and Pal were stumped last night to pick a WAC favorite heading into next week’s T. Lol.
Cant blame them, we may have 5 teams below .500 in final conference standings.
SJSU and LaT are the two teams streaking at the wire in regular season and Fresno State has pulled out of their tailspin.
San Jose State has to be the favorite….. the Sparts are playing the best–pitching, hitting and D. They have gone 11-4 since losing their season opening series to Hawaii and have been consistent throughout in all categories. The Sparts are last in HRs (38) but who cares, they make contact, score runs, pitch well and play solid D….playin T-ball at the Les works to their advantage.
Gotta go–8:30 T-time. aloha to all.
Good Morning Everybody!…
And what a glorious, beautiful day has dawned…
First, CONGRATULATIONS! AND BEST WISHES TO ALL THE UH GRADUATES, including my own nephew!!
Second, a HUGE mahalo to Stephen and the Advertiser and Esme and her HawaiiMoms.com blog site for the bb tickets. You’ve made my day!!
BTW, congratulations to all the other winners of the joke contest and to all those who contributed but didn’t win. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of those jokes…some I didn’t get right away, but hey, I’m a senior citizen…so gimme a break. Hmmm, now what to have for breakfast…toast-es wid? maybe?
Go Bows!…just do it…
Congratulations on a terrific job of completing this awesome task. I salute you today. Please offer my thanks to your mom for supporting your quest. I know it was a supereme effort on her part.
I have a serious job offer for you to consider when you come back to reality Monday and think Hmmm…where was I supposed to be today?
I’ll stick in in your email. Look for the subject heading: Classifieds.
Good Morning Mrs. A-House! (That reminded me of how we used to scream it in typical ‘sing-song’ style to our 1st grade teacher)
I enjoyed your unique story-tell style. Between you and D-1, I was almost ready for a ride to ER to have them x-ray my funny bone and check for multiple fractures!
Yippie-aye-yay! Mini sirloin burgers! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks for the tickets, Mr. Tsai! Your generosity is surpassed only by your rugged good looks!
Good Morning All! 🙂
Congrats to you, Jay-Boy! May this day be a memorable one for you. Your Tsaiko ‘ohana is proud of you!
Jason: Congratulations! Take your bottle of hand sanitizer on stage, apply it while on stage, shake hands, hug Hinshaw, and offer her the santizer.
Don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder but Michelle is playing well – or comparatively well – with 5 birds but 2 boogies so far!
Don’t know how many schollies Coach Collen has left, but there seems to be, IMHO reading the paper, a lot of excellent talent in wahine high school player this year.
Realize some/many are underclasswomen and a good list to put up on a recruiting board for years to come.
BTW, who is Kara Nishimura? Member of athletic dept staff or an aspiring sports writer still in school? Nice writing style, lots of info, and easy to read/understand. Reminded me of the pulitzer prize-winning novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara.
Congrats on joining our UH alumni family. Good Luck on your future endeavers.
Thanks Da Instigator, what a nice gesture, but I already have tickets to the game from the original Instigator…so they’re all Kazz’s.
Thanks for realizing that I am a girl…not obvious to non-regulars on this blog.
Stretch – I’ll see you in a little while.
Go Vinnie…hit another homer today!!
Morning all.. congrats to the ticket winners…and to Jason.. good luck to you on all your future endeavors…
Oh yeah…! Those last ten posts from last night… what can I say? Wow!
A M A Z I N G!
Job Well Done and Good Luck in the future.
You sure you can’t make the UNLV game?
Well, I finally “met” 4UHfan. OK, it was through a telephone call.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the UH grads today. Special wishes to Jason & Kelli for a great future in your endeavors.
We might have a new Mens volleyball coach by next week, im really excited to find out who gets the job.
Stephen any word on who the finalists are?
A-House: if you enjoyed reading Michael Shaara, his son has written a whole bunch of books on the Civil War (“Gods and Generals” etc), the American Revolution, the Mexican War, WWI and two on WWII with one more forthcoming. Good reads too!
Good morning Tsai-kos!!
Congrats to all the UH graduates, especially Jason & Kelli!! And congrats to all the Jr Bows who graduated last night!
For those who have a little time to kill, my daughter will be performing with the “Mid Pacific Theater” at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival this afternoon around 3(?). It’s at the Civic Center grounds and they’ll be at the Keiki Stage. See you there!
Off topic – sad to see that the Super Ferry will be auctioning off a lot of their equipment. Almost seems like they’re not going to come back.
Welcome Kaia Parnaby to the Na Wahine softball family…I hope you’ll be able to complete your education at the UH….Wilkins, Porter, & Smethurst left school early to play for the Aussie National team and they never returned to earn a degree.
Na Wahine with one less hitter with Tanisha graduating, the question is who will step up. looks like the incoming class and the red shirts will get their chances in the fall to show their stuff and solidify their positions during the Spring preseason games…
jm2375 ~ The people who were responsible for protecting us from the vile and evil Suppah Ferry had no plan for ‘greener’ interisland transportation. They used the negative part of their argument only. There was no thought to offer ideas to improve, only to destroy the concept. Compromise? They don’t know how to spell it!
They were so focused on stop, they forgot how to move forward! So as a result, we lose an alternative way to shipping our goods, our vehicles and ourselves to visit family.
So jm2375, wear your sign as you stroll around Seatlle. You know, the one that sez, “Eh!…You like by one buy one slightly used Suppah Ferry?”…Axe me how can!
CONGRATS TO JASON AND KELLI!!!
THE WORLD IS YOURS!!!
What happened to Anita Manuma’s rumored release by Tennessee and transfer to UH?
What? My ears stay ringing!!!
Sorry I cannot take the tickets on Sunday… I STAY WORKING!!! 🙄
Rob25 and Da Instagator, I appreciate the suggestion, but alas, I too must pass them on to someone one else.
Congrats are in order for Kauai’s own and Manoa’s soon-to-be Jessica Iwata for capturing the Division II State Softball Title, along with her teammates too of course.
Saw Coach Coolen “making the rounds” at the games last night and talking story with Iwata’s family. Good to see da coach making his presence known and he was “making friends” with a lot of people. 😉
Courtney Senas… I’d REALLY like to see her in da green and white in 2011…
Have faith. ADM Fargo is still at the helm and I believe that once the EIS is completed in favor of the Super Ferry operations, he’ll bring them back. After all, the Super Ferry is tremendous for the State and people of Hawaii.
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good afternoon everybody. hope everyone is having a wonderful saturday. congrats to the new graduates.
GRM ~ I’m hangin’ by my fingernails now! I was already thinking that my one R/T to Maui was gonna go in the record book as if it were a box score…no hits, no runs and nobody left on board! 🙁
Hi, Tsaikos and Tsai-Meister.
Had some real nasty computer problems and had to purge my system. That almost feels like ones house has burned down and you have to decorate all over again.
Congratulations to Jason and Kelli and all the other graguates. Well, now comes, the hard part, good luck with that to.
dio- wie did play well, 4 under and t4 just 3 shot behind the lead. what do you think will happen tomorrow? will wie fall back into the pack and struggle? she will play in the 2nd to last group and for the most part today, she was consistent from tee to green. tomorrow will be a good test to see if her swing can hold up under a little pressure, and to see if she is close to breaking thru on the lpga. i think the nerves will be a factor as it has in the past, but we shall see.
Heard you were almost ready to challenge Jason in a round of *Jepordy!*
That would be a true test of his worldly knowledge!
Watching the ladies play this morning, many seemed to be befuddled with reading the green near the cup or the greens were just plain ole nasty!
Several putts from several players seemed right on line to the cup and took a sudden right or left turn (within 1 foot or less) and missed. Wie had 2 or 3 of those. Even the leaders were being fooled.
If Wie’s putter can come on strong tomorrow, she will have her first WIN!!
doggone it – I forgot to change the poster’s name, again!!!
Congrats to Jason, Kelli, and our nephew who graduated from UH this morning.
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congrats to jason and kelli and solly and all the other uh grads today!
If I were young again… I’d go around Waikiki crashing all the parties tonight… ah.. those were the days…
Coolen better get Courtney Senas next year when she’s a senior, or better yet get her to commit early. She’s by far the best player in Hawaii to me. I also think he should also get a couple of big girls, like at least 5’10” to 6 feet to get some more pop in the lineup. Small ball is okay, but power can dominate. Of course, pitching is always number 1.
Congrats to Jaon, Kelli, A-House’s nephew and all the other UH graduates! Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Your bronze rat-lawyer story yesterday was choice! I needed that laugh..
19th hole, Makai Lanai.
1. PAC-10 2 WAC 0.
Stanf def Nev, 9-1 and UCLA beat FSU, 4-2 in softball regional play.
As I’ve said many times, WAC softball is a weak hitting conference.
2. Fresnecks rallied late in a come-from-behind win against SAC, 11-8, to clinch a seeding in the WAC-T.
If they win the second game of the DH, da ‘dawgs finish 12-12 and T/w NMSU (12-12) for the #4 seed.
3. SJSU claims WAC Title.
SJSU beat NEV 4-2 in the first-half of their DH SAT and the Sparts clinched the regular season WAC Title and the #1 seed in the WAC T which begins THURS at the LES.
4. Michelle Wie finished w a 68, T4 at -9, three behind the leaders. Wie missed 50% of her 14 shots to the fairway and missed 4 putts inside 5’ to hurt her round. Wie’s ball-striking with her irons went well and she scrambled like a vet with up and downs after placing herself in fairway roughs after poor T-shots.
If Michelle can put it together in round 4, Wie may brake the the no-win curse she wears as a yoke.
mia moglie, says rumfire tonite so I will miss the game @ the Les…but never fear bb-storm is ever present and will follow yours truly–drives la capa nutz.
How about Rachael Alexandra…I know SHE is a racehorse but she makes the boyz look like birthday-party-ponies.
Last time a fillie won this race?
can you say Calvin Coolidge.
For those attending–enjoy the game and Go Bowboyz!
I hope Michele does really well tmr; as for today, I think she would have had the opportunity to be in the lead if she hadn’t missed a few,(imop), gimme puts. got my fingers crossed for her.
My computer has been acting up past couple weeks, but so far no viruses detected???, I’m just haggin in there till I get a chance to take this baby in for a tune up to get things right. Right now, seems like Microsoft hardware is trying to muscle it’s way into the works with there new stuff, and my not being that akamai, with this computer gives me the worries, a little bit?
While you’re at it Michele=Michelle as in Michelle Sung Wie (Wie Seong-mi).
Anita Manuma is in Hawaii, but I’m not sure if she’s enrolled in UH or not. She didn’t play softball this year.
SJSU beat NEV 5-1 to take both games in SAT’s DH.
Wolfpack are now @ 10-12 and conclude their four game series w da sparts tomorrow.
Both HAW and NEV went from penthouse to outhouse in 2-weeks.
Kelli and Jason: Congratulations and best wishes. Wish I could be graduating with you and looking forward with hope and optimism in the years ahead of you – and don’t let anyone discourage you – the future is bright, naysayers notwithstanding!
When I graduated in 1954, the Korean Conflict was almost over; Vietnam, 9/11 and Iraq was yet to come and somehow we survived, for hope burns eternal/
My hopes and prayers go with you!
Same advice I just gave Florida Ted…
If your computer starts acting crazy try these fixes first before paying the $$ for someone else to do the same thing.
Congratulations to Jason, Kelli and Glendalyn…….Jason will be pursuing his education credentials from HPU, and Kelli graduates with a double major…time to work on a masters degree…both HA and the tabloid reduced staff this spring, a tough market to break in to..eh, some blog host make a comfortable living something Kelli has experience in
Big congrats to Amber Kaufman who won the WAC high jump today setting yet another UH record.
She is amazing.
‘Dawgs sweep hornets, beat SAC in last game 7-6 with 2 homers in the 7th.
If NEV wins tomorrow, HAW will be seeded 6th in the WAC-T by virtue of head-to-head with NEV (1-2) and will open against the red-hot Sparts–my pick to take the T.
Im rooting for SJSU to sweep the wolfpack.
Id rather play LaT first as I mentioned several dayz ago. That means we will draw their frosh ace, Jeb Stefan who pitched 7.1 innings of shutout against HAW the last time we faced him. Jeb pitched OK against NMSU in his last outing but did not get a decision in a game won by LaT.
San Jose State is hot!
Let someone else kool them down.
WAC Standings and probable seeding for WAC-T:
1. SJSU* 14-7
2. LaT 13-11
3. NMSU 12-12
4. FSU 12-12
5. HAW 11-12
6. NEV* 10-12
7. SAC 8-14 (DNQ)
* play on SUN, May 17th
Georgia pulls out of Diamond Head ESPN Classic-coached by Fox (Nev. Reno). Georgia’s BB is in a slump, reason for Fox hire, maybe a good match up for UH as a first night game. SMU might be better, they won only 3 games last year, we need to keep out of the afternoon consolation bracket….
Fulllerton State hit 5 homers in regional play to eliminate San Diego St., play Arizona State next in regional elimination DH. ASU lost to LSU. Pac 10 are 10-1 in games in regional play. WAC is 2-2. Nevada and Fresno in consolation bracket. BYU already eliminated. Two MWC teams already gone…UNLV is in Fresno’s bracket.
it appears Blake “the Crybaby who can’t run” Crosby will not be making another appearance at Murakami Stadium. WHAT A BUMMER!!!!
not to worry, Devin “the Idiot Crybaby” Dageford will be returning with LTech.
Thanks for the heads up on Manuma. Hope she does enroll or have some kind of communication with Coach Coolen. She’s got da GENES!!!
Thank you to EVERYONE for making this an awesome graduation. I appreciate all of your well-wishes and congratulations. In particular, I want to thank those that braved the traffic, the crowds, and the HEAT to stop by and see me personally. I know I saw Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tsai and Mr. and Mrs. d1shima; can’t remember if anybody else came by, but my brain is melted, so sorry if I forgot you!
Ralph, Stretch – Are you guys going to the game tonight?
I’m not sure that the wahine softball team needs Anita Manuma, she wasn’t known for her hitting at Tenn and with Iwata and Bertussi on board I am not sure she would get playing time at shortstop/second base.
I think coach Coolen made a HUGE mistake by not recruiting NMSUs Hoku Nohara. I wonder if there is any chance she could transfer to UH. The wahine need players with pop in their bats.
So that was the kid in Game 1 of the LaTech series that cried like a little fool when he striked out? I know it’s kind of a vague description, but I do remember that whoever that was he was tall.
His poor body language stuck out like a sore thumb and I kept watching him from my seats at 1st base. He sulked to the dug out, the LaTech coach looked like he told him to shut up and he paced back and forth looking for mommy to hug him. 😆
Hiflyer – not tonight. going to be there tomorrow afternoon with what looks like a big group of Tsaikos and Mommies!!
Ummm I thought the local Hawaii girls on NMSU were recruited.
Good to see Jason at graduation greeting.
Missed Kelli but Congrats anyway!
Congrats Bruddah Jason and Kelli, and the rest of the grads…
I’ve never really had “favorites” amongst UH athletes, well except for da #5 guy over in the Redskins organization. 😉
But I mentioned before that Amber Kaufman has got to be my favorite Wahine in a while. She gets gnarly when she shows her frustration and she’ll come back to take care of business. I like it when athletes wear their emotions on their sleeves, but back it up by coming around and doing what they are capable of.
Thanks everybody! And congratulations to all the 2009 graduates! Woohoo! Special thanks to ST and Rowena for dropping by. I appreciate it! 🙂
kazz – devon is the one who argued the called third strike and got tossed from the game.
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Go ‘Bows!!! Let’s go ‘Bows! Let’s go ‘Bows! Let’s go ‘Bows! Go ‘Bows!!!
HiFlyer not tonight, watching NCAA softball regionals….no one has little players like UH, I hope the red shirt Majem sp? and Tagab-Cruz got wheels to make up for their listed 5’1 status. I hope the rule of 2″ doesn’t apply to softball players otherwise Kazz, Homey and I will be able to see the top of their heads without tip toeing..
Brew is in the house….
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The wahine need to clone Amanda or get bangers like her.
We need hitters. Period.
Seven innings go fast, if u dont hit u dont score.
That is the nature of softball-out of the gate fast w bats blazzin, dominating pitch and play D.
Bob Coolen is always close to meeting program objectives–get past WAC play and Q for regional play.
An NAIA pitcher pitches 21 shutout innings over 26 hours to get his team out of the loser’s bracket of their super regional and into the NAIA World Series.
I guess I gotta use Firefox every time brew808 gets high off those dry erase markers. Thanks! 😀
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UH went far with the hitting of Robinson, Tausaga, Peiler, Gould, Milca and Warwick and Robinson’s pitching…lots of home runs….this year it was the Taualii and Milca show with lots of LOB from the rest and Ricketts improved as the season progressed…Milca and Warwick graduated so we got to hope for pitching, defense and little ball…
Jason – Nice photo of you and your “hanai” family. BTW – somebody needs a new pair of shorts…. 😯 🙄 😀
new recruit Bertussi played only 5 games of Granite Hills HS league games in 08-09. No news whether she was injured or she wasn’t a starter…when she played, she hit for good average, excellent slugging percentage and a high on base percentage.
Nice article by Ferd the other day…. 😀
★ ★ ★ 😆 A C –> is A++ 😆 ★ ★ ★ 😀
Fresno state beat long beach, FSU now 2-1…got to beat UCLA twice tomorrow to advance to the super regionals…
Ralph – What are you going to do after ‘bow baseball is pau? It’s going to be a tough couple of months…. 😯 🙄 😀
here’s a link to real time results of hawaii state track meet
personally I’m following the shot and discus-hawaii recruits chauncy and jordon are in the finals (chauncey’s best is 57 in the shot). Rosa, OSU, recruit, best is 55. Young brostek, freshmen, already throwing nr 51 is in the finals (prob. a name you’ll be hearing alot of in the years to come.)
another one i’m watching is trevor mau (his numbers have been best in the states)-long jump, triple jump, high jump., anchor 4×100 from st louis hs, I think was all state wr , but ended up not getting recruited by bigger programs and is going to a small college. IMO this is a shame.
Looking at the history of two sport athletes that excel in track and field and football or baseball have in most cases excelled in college and in some cases gone on to the pros–victorino, tuinei, satele, brostek, hunter (?) and a few sprinters i cant think of right now—have to rush
wow momslikeme ad banners on top and bottom of the WB….where’s colomaohana picture with her seven kids, that is mommy’s dilemma 27,38,39,40,41,42, & 43 for the day… 🙂 🙂
Brew summer time to watch local soccer and maybe ASA softball….
Merced was only 98 degrees today…. 😯
surprisingly Merced became part of the UC system rather than Cal State system..it’s a small farm community, 70% minorities with a small population base that could better be served by a State college rather than a UC anchor university…
Politics…. they already have Raisin Brand State nearby…. 🙄
BTW – my 2 cents – selection committee needs to carefully consider questionable personnel actions/judgement made by one particular candidate for UH pres…. 🙄
I believe the committee questioned her and exonerated her based on her response to the allegations you are alluding to..
NCAA Softball Regional play.
Fresno State (2-1) beat LBS 7-0 and will play UCLA (2-0) tomorrow for the region.
UNLV and LBS eliminated.
Cal Poly (2-1) beat NEV 6-1 and will face Stanford (2-0) for SUN for the region.
Portland State and NEV eliminated.
Nevada beat cal poly the first time around…not good for the WAC to lose to the Big West or is cal poly with the WCC. Either way, we needed to reach at least the regional finals as unseeded teams to begin gaining respect for the WAC…UH went to the super regionals in Tennessee last year and Fresno have in the past. Got to break the barrier so future WAC teams will be picked as at large entries.
ahouse, you are right, greens are difficult to read. wie, although very good from tee to green today, will need to be consistent again tomorrow to have a chance to win, even if she putts well. it is not easy to win a golf tournament, let alone a first lpga event as wie is winless in 6 years. that is why annika sorenstam was so phenomenal with 72 lpga wins over her career. on the lpga, wie, imo has the physical tools, but lacks in the area key to success in winning, the psychological/mental state. tiger woods said that there is an art to winning golf tournaments and tomorrow you will find out if wie can rise to the occasion like tiger.
CONGRATS to the GRADS!!!
HUGS ALL AROUND – no sked- VIRTUAL HUGS!
cavewarrior- glad you had a 😆 !
P-a-p-i-o …. mmmm.
Dean Wilson (141) and Tadd Fujikawa (143) failed to make the cut (139) at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, Tx.
Wilson was erratic posting 67 and 74 rounds.
Fujikawa was more consistent and played 72 and 71 rounds.
brew808- sorry to say that the candidates for VB Coach are more inspiring than the candidates for UH President.
In the poll, I acutally could only choose “start the whole process over again”. Whassup? Isn’t this THE most important position that needs filling right now???
I would disagree that Wie was good from Tee to green today. She hit only 50% of her fairway shots (7/14) and as a result had to scramble for par.
When she did GIR she missed 4 putts inside 5′.
While she struggled with the slam-dunk putts her major problem is hitting fairways. If Michelle can straighten out her T-shots on the 4-5 par holes– she will be in the mix tomorrow.
Yes. Either promote Dr. Hinshaw, or start over.
Hey, when the H1N1 news broke, my news-radio station actually interviewed VH as a leading virologist! 😯 😀
Dr. Hinshaw is doing a good job as Chancellor at UH-Mānoa, I don’t want to see her lost to the entire UH system as President. 😀
Hmm, I just realized something. I started off my four years at UH shaking Dr. McClain’s hand at a banquet, as he commented that math and political science was a unique combination. I ended my four years shaking his hand again, minus the political science, but plus hand sanitizer. 😀
I gotta wonder… are the candidates for women’s basketball coach so bad that no one’s saying anything?
Remember which Assoc. AD is leading this selection committee/process…. ’nuff said!!! 🙄 😈 😯
Anyone with an idea how to have a certain Assoc Ad retire gracefully?
I wonder if Hinshaw was at UC Davis when one of the presidential candidates served as UC Provost and as a UC Davis head (can’t remember her role at UC Davis)
get Whitey to emerge from the darkside to stalk her and let it be known loud and clear, no productivity, no employment…she’s nonunion since she is part of the athletic administration and she isn’t civil service…
Ralph, I think they may be friends…
I wonder if the committee vetted her by interviewing Hinshaw..
And you honestly think Hinshaw would say anything bad even if they didn’t get along?
Long day. Star Trek is an unreal movie!
I think Dr. Greenwood is a very qualified candidate, and I really intrigued by her … but considering UH’s past with Evan Dobelle, I’m hoping the vetting process was very thorough. As an alumnus (whoo!), I’m on the fence on her candidacy. And that’s not good, cause the next UH president is going to have a huge impact on the future of the UH system.
BTW… CONGRATULATIONS JASON!
but that’s the vetting process…if hinshaw says anything, its her professional judgement, and its got to have weight. Being positive for the sake of being positive will reflect on her if Greenwood bombs…If there is something to be of concern, she should speak up now, otherwise she might find her boss being someone she didn’t think highly of if she did at all…. Go to people of integrity and whom you trust for vetting purposes otherwise you end up someone questionable when the media, etc start challenging her views, judgments, decisions, etc. Think Palin! got to vet and dig deep…
first of all, congratulations to all the uh graduates. great day in your life and hope you will cherish it forever.
when they announce the vacancy for the uh president, i asked chancellor hinshaw to please submit her name. she said no, and wants to do more for uh through her position as chancellor. i not going argue with her, but my personal opionion is that she is truly interested in uh becoming a most respected university throughout the world. for that, i take my hat off to her. thank you chancellor hinshaw.
Roquemore can’t hit. second strikeout…Van Doornum is a forgotten man, can’t hit either…C.J. is batting .219 so he plays as DH. big recruiting year coming up for baseball, got to find D1 hitters…more so if Vinnie goes pro, McDonald is a long shot because of his number of strikeouts and he is on the short side for first baseman and to slow for a mid fielder…
And if Hinshaw says something negative and Greenwood is hired anyway? Then Hinshaw is history. It’s a difficult environment for people to say what they really feel.
for whatever reason, uh is truly lucky to have hired dr virginia hinshaw as chancellor. i really don’t know her and have not met her in person, but whenever i have sent her questions through her email, she has always took the time to give me an answer. i have absolutely no opinion of the next president, but hopefully he or she will be one who is willing to meet with the community and promote uh, academically and athletics.
el gaupo, i understand that politics is something even uh can’t avoid. somehow we have lost our common senses and it is very sad because the older generation worked so hard to provide a better life for the future.
it is a little after midnight here in the land of apaches, the cactus are blooming, the night birds are chirping, the insects are singing, but i got to go to bed cause tomorrow it is vegas. yeah, vegas baby!!!!!!
Jason don’t seat on the fence, as a UH graduate you got to be proactive, you can voice your views to Ka Leo, HA and the tabloid…why did the committee dismiss the rest of the candidates before they found out whether their three front runners were going to pursue the presidency.
Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.
Hackers have been so successful stealing credit card information that the glut has resulted in the black-market price dropping from $16 per number in mid-2007 to 50 cents per number now.
This woman got a wonderful present for her birthday…she looked at the grassy hill outside her home and saw her named spelled out in daffodils! Her kids had planted 13,000 bulbs (they spent $4000 for the bulbs and countless hours planting them) the previous year and 19,000 bulbs total to create her present.
German man called the police to complain about his neighbors playing the same song over and over…it turned out that he had a musical greeting card stuck in his windowsill.
Canadian man was $10,000 in cash in a bank bag and forgot to close the zipper on the bag, so the wind blew the cash everywhere. Strangers came to his aid in tracking down the bills, going under cars and everywhere else…when he brought the money to the bank he found that EVERY bill was returned to him.
Yes it is very sad because a university is the one place you should be able to speak your mind. But it’s a fight for survival with a new president coming soon and Hinshaw has made some major political mistakes along the way which will hurt Manoa.
Colorado man was ticketed for riding a horse while drunk. Police tow the cars in drunk driving cases but had no idea of what to do with the horse in this case.
Free play links pau.
Oops, sorry to interrupt Garret!
seat = sit
did Hinshaw make political mistakes or did she bring about change at the UH without following the “old boy network” process of doing things…For UH to reach a higher level by design we need new, fresh ideas and move forward…UH has been in the third or fourth tier in academic ranking by their peers for a long time. I don’t believe we ever got a mark higher than a 3 for peer review in the Princeton review or U.S. World report collegiate ranking.
thanks Ralphie, got spell check to remind me but no grammar check…
I’ve been on selection committees for two Universities, one public University and one private University. In the first case, the process took 3 or 4 months and we ended up picking someone that the powers that be went along with so it was a smooth process. That man did a great job at that position for over 15 years and he recently retired. Our committee had no outside interference, we did a very thorough job of vetting the candidates and weighing the options, and I was confident in our selection. That was a nice process to go through.
In the second case (different University), we took over 5 months to make our choice. We went through all 100+ applications that were sent in, got it down to 8 that we did phone interviews with. I actually did some background checking of my own (this was before Google made it so easy) and found out that one guy had claimed to be the Dean at a University in Florida when he NEVER served as the Dean at any school! I caught some blatant lies on resumes…people thought they could get away with stuff back then and the job we were hiring for was a very attractive one.
We brought in 3 candidates for face-to-face interviews and had them give presentations to the University about what they would do if they were hired. My committee spent 1.5 days in person with each candidate during those visits. After meeting at least weekly for 5 months, spending countless hours in meetings and reading supplemental material (our committee got NO pay for any of this work, this was strictly volunteer duty), and some incredible battles among the 6 of us on the committee, we finally came to our decision. We presented our choice to the University President, and explained why he was better than the other 2 finalists we brought in.
The University President said that he was going to hire our *second* choice, not the person we recommended. Three years later, that President had to replace the Dean he had chosen over our recommendation…and the guy I had preferred is doing very well at a bigger and more prestigious school.
It was gut wrenching to have put in all of those hours as part of a selection committee and have our choice overruled by a single person. That is why I appreciate the people who volunteer their time to be on a search committee for UH…and I hope that they person they feel is the best person for the job is the one who is actually hired. Because sometimes a selection committee is criticized for a pick when they actually chose someone else.
You never need to apologize for posting! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your perspective on things…you don’t post much, unfortunately.
Roquemore gets the Eldredge sombrero, three strikeouts tonight…
EL GUAPO: What major mistakes did Chancelor Hinshaw make?
Garret, too bad you aren’t on this selection committee…
OK. I was going to go fishing but the Doppler is showing some heavy pockets of rain and lightning out to see, hmmm…
Dang I tried to register my son for a Hawaii-USTA membership and everytime I clicked pay, it would cycle out and display an error message. Now it seems, I’ve been charged 4 times! Twice on two different credit cards. Egads and the site still states that my son has NOT completed his membership registration and payment… argh!
Al are you taping this baseball game…
Kazz you must be dying watching this game…..check your blood pressure….I just hope this is just a little bump that will be corrected tomorrow…
hat trick = three strikeouts
golden sombrero = four strikeouts
I thought hat trick was three goals…soccer & hockey. Eldredge sombrero is three K’s and the golden sombrero is 4 k’s
I was only able to listen up until the 5th inning as I had a pre-set engagement to attend.
No doubt the BaseBOWS will be an angry ball club tomorrow looking to mercy-rule the Wolverines on Senior Sunday.
madeinhawaii is the registration site in Nigeria?
No.. New York… same deal, I think
How long have we had a Ralphie and a Ralph? And which came first?
Yup hockey is three goals for a hat trick. Then you’ve got the Gordie Howe hat trick in hockey involving a goal, an assist, and a fight! 😆
I hope the bows don’t celebrate senior day before the game is played…stay focus, their rpi is good enough and if they keep winning and come in at least 2nd, they is a remote chance of an at large berth…
What happened to Colten Wong?
I can sleep well still tonight knowing we secured Kaia Parnaby for the softball team.
That bit of news made my weekend!
Ralph came first, me, Ralphie is the wanna be English teacher who would make a fortune writing a grammar check software…but then again the checker might rewrite the whole sentence and we’d all be accused of plagiarism…
Next up on the wish list for Wahine softball fans is COURTNEY SENAS!!!!
Great family of softball players…
Chastity at UH Hilo, Ciera at HPU and Charity at Chaminade…all playing ball…maybe with luck she continues the Mililani pipeline to UH….we’ve had a number of OF at UH, the Williams,Antonios,Jackson and Peiler..now Makani Duhaylonsod-Kalemamalu sp? as a walk on..
I wonder if Kaia is part Maori or aborigine?
wf2, i only watched the tv telecast of wie playing about 5 holes and she looked great, down the middle using fairway metals off the tee and solid irons to the green. but i checked the statistics and you are right, just 50% of fairways off the tee. i also researched a little and it appears that wie missed the fairway on the last 3 holes, i did not see this, but she still birdied 18. on a positive note, she made 6 birdies and hit 12 gir despite hitting only 50% of the fairways. 12/18 gir is 67% higher than tiger woods avg of 64% or phil’s 65%. i know you play golf so as a golfer, you know that girs is more indicative for success than fairway%. i will defer to your observation and assume that wie is missing the fairways by a large margin and got lucky today with clear shots to the green. that being the case, it will catch up to her tomorrow and she will falter. i appreciate your insight wf2.
Congrats to those blog grads and all you newly job searching folks.
Thanks for clearing the air Ralph. I thought maybe your alter ego was beginning to surface. it was kinda spooky for a moment.
Kaia Parnaby is actually part-TUNDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kazz he finds out what you stated and she might hit you down unda
I think you should do your homework first.
No joke. If Parnaby can pitch at the clocked speed as noted den da sistah is DA TUNDA FROM DOWN UNDA!!!!!
good find Ralphie2 should use google or wikipedia more often…too lazy. there is always someone out there with lots of info in tsaiko land, just got to ask or wait until someone post a correction…
Brooke wilkens was 65+ and Coolen stated she could approach 70 in his Princess/Tsai video chat…
La Tech wahines focused on the sprints and relays and they win the WAC championship again….UH finished 5th, highest ever for the school…need to recruit sprinters to complement our field athletes and long distant runners…
layson, geez I just returned from slumin’ w mia moglie and was shocked at the 12-1 loss to Utah Valley….yikes!
This is certainly disturbing because it looks like we (#6 seed) play SJSU (#1), the hottest team in the WAC on THURS.
In response to your surrejoinder pertaining to Michelle Wie my comments were only in the context of what Wie could do to improve her chances in the 4th round.
Golf is a fellowship of interpretation that only gets more interesting with every comment.
You make valid observations.
You are correct about her GIR but I also said she used her irons well and her ball striking was good. I said she scrambled well, meaning after she missed the fairways she made incredible iron shots to reach the greens in regulation to maintain a series of pars. However, those scrambles might have been birdies if her T-shots were accurate.
On the 18th she hit far into the right intermediate rough n used a shot to get back on the fairway and then pitched her 3-stroke to within 5′ of the hole. She sunk her 4th for a birdie. It was a great performance for Wie that drew raves.
Now, if Michelle didnt miss the fairway she could have made the green in two and perhaps a chance at an eagle.
She did it the hard way and no one would expect her to make a birdie everytime she misses the fairway.
That is the core of my comment: hit the fairways and Michelle will put herself in a position to run away with this tournament.
Her putting game will come but her biggest improvement in my mind would be to improve her accuracy on the fairways.
BTW, that is the same problem confronting Tiger.
Woods finished 8th at TPC Sawgrass and his accuracy was less than 50% off the T.
A good barometer would be to check Wie’s fairway accuracy % with the tournament average. She is off. That says it all for someone that is tied at 4th. She could be better, way better.
Congrats to our grads as my Dad said to me and I repeated to my kids, “Welcome to the bottom of another class of people”
Hmmmm Pro BB is not nearly as exciting as Warrior Football. When do we start!