Warrior auditions

Head coach Norm Chow said he has not decided how many walk-ons will be added to the roster following yesterday’s tryout session at the Ching complex.

There were more than 90 UH-Manoa students who participated. Assistant coach Phil Rauscher was the on-field coordinator.

“Obviously, it’s tough to make (the roster) because we already have our guys in place, but you never know,” Chow said.

The criteria, according to Chow, is: “Anybody who fits.”

Chow said the most pressing need is linemen.

Several Warriors attended the tryouts in a show of support. One of them, Darryl McBride, even ran the 40-yard dash. McBride, who had joined the Warriors as a walk-on in 2010, was placed on scholarship last summer.

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Cornerback Mike Edwards has made strong progress following off-season surgery, but he will not participate in contact drills during spring training.

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Miah Ostrowski will be answering questions during a one-hour chat, beginning at 11 a.m., on the UH athletic site.


  1. cheepono February 29, 2012 8:31 am

    auuuuuryte! sending aloha to the walk ons!

    go warriors!

  2. tom mui February 29, 2012 8:31 am


    One of the first!

    Why did McBride run?

  3. ai-eee-soos February 29, 2012 8:33 am


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 8:34 am


  5. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 8:35 am

    I suppose this is irony — and I never use that word correctly — but we went shoe-shopping last night, and I was thinking, where were those Nike spam when we needed them?

  6. jkjones February 29, 2012 8:35 am

    Chow & Co recruit for their needs. Expect to see more “invited walkons”.

  7. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 8:36 am


  8. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 8:38 am

    Dream big, go hard. Good luck to the walk on hopefuls.

  9. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 8:39 am

    As I understand it, unlike the past, yesterday’s participants did not include “invited” walk-ons.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 8:40 am

    Mr. Tsai –

    Bought three pairs of walking shoes since my big event last January. The Nikes were by far and away the best. Won’t buy any other brand.

    OMG. I’ve just committed Nike spam.

  11. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 8:41 am

    This is the final push for the UH volleyball team. Road matches against USC and Stanford. It’s sort of cool that UH is in the same league as USC, Stanford, UCLA, BYU …

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 8:43 am

    RIP Davy Jones.

    I’m a Believer.

  13. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 8:46 am

    Every time UH want to send me an announcement, it’s though an e-mail, even though I rarely check my e-mail accounts.

    But when UH wanted to announce the Miah chat, the request was sent through a text.

    Hmmm …

  14. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 8:49 am


    Wow. That is pretty shocking.

    I think my sister has a Monkees lunch box somewhere in storage.

  15. Will-I-Am February 29, 2012 8:56 am

    I have never liked Nike shoes. Too narrow. I love thin soled shoes. I don’t get sore feet with them. They stopped making my favorite pair (I had 4 pairs stockpiled) and its time for new shoes. With the Nike spamming that goes on, I look at the shoes in the store and feel angst.

  16. LizKauai February 29, 2012 8:57 am

    Go Warriors!

    Ah- David Jones. Saw him as the Artful Dodger in Oliver in Chicago back in the day.

    God Bless!

  17. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 9:00 am


    We feel your pain.

    You’re right about the narrow part. Even Under Armour had to make the adjustment for the UH teams. They need to know about luau feet.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 9:00 am


    I remember him in that.

  19. al February 29, 2012 9:08 am

    nike makes a couple of 4E shoes for us “luau feet” persons.

    sketchers have some wide gunboats, too.

  20. al February 29, 2012 9:09 am

    ummm… why is it referred to as “luau feet”?

  21. al February 29, 2012 9:10 am

    davy jones rip.

    the boss is going to sad.

  22. Couch potato February 29, 2012 9:11 am

    rubbah slippahs iz da bestess fo’ walking.

    Davey Jones made Marcia’s day.

  23. cheepono February 29, 2012 9:20 am

    is coach chow gonna continue the tradition of jj/mack and house the entire team up in the studios again during fall camp?

  24. Garret February 29, 2012 9:23 am

    I hope that UH found a good amount of future Warriors at the walk-on trials. The Warriors are definitely thin on depth at the OL and a few years in the weight-training program could turn a walk-on into a solid contributor…

  25. Garret February 29, 2012 9:26 am

    Studying the Riders depth chart, it looks like Colt and Willy are competing for the roster spot that was held by Ryan Dinwiddie, a name that might be familiar to UH fans. It should also be noted that Colt is not competing for the starting QB job, but if he beats out the other 2 competitors to become the #2 QB then he would be just a snap away…

    “The fact that we’re talking about Number 2 or Number 3 quarterbacks is a good thing,” Taman said after the CFL team announced the signings of signal-callers Colt Brennan and Drew Willy. “If we were talking about the Number 1 quarterback, then we’d have a problem.

    “When there are question marks around the Number 1 guy, that’s not what you want. Everyone in the organization knows that Darian will be fine.”

    The Roughriders have added Brennan and Willy to a list of quarterbacks that already includes Durant — the full-time starter since 2009 — and fellow returnee Cole Bergquist. Ryan Dinwiddie, who was Saskatchewan’s No. 2 pivot in 2010 and 2011, was released in January.


  26. Garret February 29, 2012 9:28 am

    Colt has been talking with the Riders since last year. It appears that this was the CFL team that Colt was thinking about joining last year when he chose to try for the UFL instead.

    “We had been talking to him since the middle of last year,” Riders general manager Brendan Taman said. “He just hasn’t been able to find his niche [in] the NFL and he wants to play. He understands Darian’s No. 1, but he thinks it’s a good opportunity. He’s an interesting guy.”


  27. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 9:34 am


    I do not think that’s going to be happening.

    I’m pretty sure they’ll use the dorms.

  28. cheepono February 29, 2012 9:36 am

    thanks ST. i always had mixed feelings on that. good for team bonding but bad for body recovery. in any case, i’m stoked that coach chow is blazing his own path and doing what he feels is best for the program.

  29. Will-I-Am February 29, 2012 9:41 am

    I met Davy Jones one time at Ihilani. He played a private show there.

  30. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 9:43 am

    Davy Jones is dead.

    Snooki is pregnant.

    This is too much to process right now.

  31. al February 29, 2012 9:48 am

    i think i read somewhere that it was the rough riders who had the first signing rights to colt brennan.

  32. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 9:51 am

    I think the dance-studio arrangements were out of necessity. One of the dorms was being renovated and, at the time, UH needed to save money.

    Then it became a habit.

    But there were incidents, such as:

    • A freshman quit the team after one day.

    • A player hurt his shoulder during a fight, and was out for the year.

    • A player left the team after a fight.

    • A player got pneumonia-like symptoms from the dank conditions.

    Besides, if you’re going to be a big-time program, spend some money on training camp. Sheesh.

  33. Kevin February 29, 2012 9:52 am

    If you dissect the family tree of those people on the Jersey Shore, you can see where herpes originated.

  34. Kevin February 29, 2012 9:55 am

    If you’re going to be a D1 program, you need to spend some money or bust your okole trying to find it.

    Football has SO MANY advantages over other programs at UH… the BIGGEST advantage?

    Football in general is king.

  35. kev-1 February 29, 2012 9:58 am

    Wait . . . I thought Snooki has been pregnant for years now. I guess she is just short and round.

    I hope that little boozing chainsmoker understands what being pregnant means.

  36. Supastoke February 29, 2012 10:04 am

    Less do diss!!! braddah Colt!!

  37. cheepono February 29, 2012 10:07 am

    oh yeah totally forgot about that malcolm lane incident.

  38. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 10:07 am

    In general, UH gives its players the best chance to compete. Teams stay in nice hotels. They leave with a reasonable amount of time to get acclimated. They’re well fed. Things are way better than 18 years ago, when the football team arrived in Wyoming the (wee) morning of an afternoon game. I think the score was something like 66-0, or the original Rout 66.

  39. SteveM February 29, 2012 10:16 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I use 4E shoes. One pair are Nike.

    But with the small size 9 feet, the shoe front looks round. 🙁

  40. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 10:22 am

    I’ve bought shoes from http://www.footlocker.com when they’ve had sales. No free shipping to Hawaii so remember to add $12 to the price of each shoe that you look at.

  41. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 10:25 am

    Then again.. Amazon.com sells shoes, too. And many of theirs come with free shipping. I buy lots of stuff off of Amazon. Pricey stuff, too.

  42. Ipu Man February 29, 2012 10:26 am

    Isn’t it cheaper to buy nike shoes in Vegas when in Vegas?

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 10:32 am

    al –

    “Luau feet” likely originated in the loi kalo or taro patch. The practice of “stomping” the loi to soften the mud for planting was best done by people with wide feet. Doing so also made one’s feet wider, it was believed. Working in the loi was the work of folks with wide feet. Luau is the name for young taro tops. Pick any of those reasons and you have “luau feet”.

  44. jm2375 (Infuse) February 29, 2012 10:32 am

    Morning Tsai-kos.

    Having a hard time finding size 14 4E shoes for hubby. Gonna have to order them I guess.

    So, ST, have you taken a look at the Ka Leo exhibit yet?

    There ate certain people in this world who should NEVER procreate. The whole Jersey Shore gang is included in that group.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 10:35 am

    Snooki’s hapai? I wonder how much money Maury Povich will offer her to do the paternity test thing. Big drama = big money.

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 10:42 am

    WarriorNY –

    Thanks for the link @ #23. Couldn’t help but notice it was -3 degrees in Montreal.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid February 29, 2012 10:52 am

    The walk-on try outs underscore one thing about Coach Chow. He is nothing if not thorough. With his full court press on local recruiting, the mainland recruiting and these try outs, you can see he’s leaving no stone unturned.

  48. Last Call February 29, 2012 10:54 am

    Speaking of shoe shopping Stephen I was reading on a Wahine VB fan blog recently that Asics has discontinued the Gel-Wahine volleyball shoe that they created and named after the Wahine program back n 2003.

    How dare they.Hawai’i is outraged.

  49. BigHiloFan2 February 29, 2012 11:11 am

    Good morniing Tsaikos everywhere..

    always a privilege to chat. 😀

    hope Coach had a good walk on vibe.

  50. mo808 February 29, 2012 11:13 am

    Best wishes to hopeful WalkOns! Maybe there’s a couple of linemen to help the team.

    WarriorNY thanks for the link!

  51. WarriorsALLDAY February 29, 2012 11:27 am

    February 29th or March 1st haha

  52. Bigislandkurt February 29, 2012 11:37 am


    I was at that Wyoming blowout. I almost got into a couple of beefs with Wyo fans that day. Being with all the Hawaii boys, my punchy meter was off the charts that day. Young, dumb, and full of…..well, you know. Alcohol.


  53. A-House February 29, 2012 11:46 am


    perhpas the director of the Lord of the Rings knew of our “luau feet” and thus the people of the Shire had “wide” feet.

    also, knew of our Menehunes and thus the short stature of Frodo Baggens and Sam Wisegangie and Mary and ??? (forgot the other).

  54. NotNasti February 29, 2012 11:50 am

    #49 Mizuno makes better volleyball shoes anyway . . . oops . . . spam.

  55. jkjones February 29, 2012 11:59 am

    #9. That was the point I was making. true walkons maybe dinosaurs in the new regime.

  56. HawaiiMongoose February 29, 2012 12:02 pm

    #54, that would be Pippen.

  57. 808Bowler February 29, 2012 12:05 pm

    Afternoon everyone. Think it’ll be a break out year position for mcbride. Hes on my watch list. Esp after moving him back to his original position safety.

  58. ai-eee-soos February 29, 2012 12:19 pm

    UH offers LB’s Alani and Viliami Latu scholarships.

    Norm Chow and Co. are ; just as he promised.

    Thanks again, to Sportsbow.


  59. ai-eee-soos February 29, 2012 12:20 pm

    UH offers LB’s Alani and Viliami Latu scholarships.

    Norm Chow and Co. are RECRUITING !!! ; just as he promised.

    Thanks again, to Sportsbow.


  60. papajoe2 February 29, 2012 12:21 pm

    When I was a young boy, I won a contest and 10 free records from K-poi. Since I lived far away, my auntie picked up the 45 rpm records. She had no idea what records was good and had to choose from a table full of records. One of the records she got was because the guy was cute. It was Davy Jones before he joined the Monkees. I wonder how much that record is worth today with his death. Probably around $5. RIP Davy Jones.

  61. tom mui February 29, 2012 12:30 pm

    #60 ai-ee-soos: Coach Chow doesn’t fool around. Glad to hear that he is in the recruiting mix. Don’t think keeping it quiet is going to prevent poaching. If they are good, they’re good.

    Hope Alani and Latu joins Polynesia’s team!

  62. A-House February 29, 2012 12:45 pm

    it will be a struggle to reach 100 today – so slow – something BIG must happen!

  63. Kevin February 29, 2012 12:53 pm

    Warriors Special Teams Coach Chris Demarest and Rainbow Wahine junior “co-ace” pitcher Kaia Parnaby on the Manoa Underground Radio Show TONIGHT at 7pm.

  64. d1shima February 29, 2012 12:56 pm


    We could talk about Davey Jones (RIP)…go get Mrs. A-house. 😉

  65. kev-1 February 29, 2012 1:01 pm

    RIP to Davey Jones, but really . . . you are showing your age. The Monkeys? Or was that a spin off of them. I remember they had that television show. I was but a little keiki. Yikes! Better start talking about Snooki again so we feel relevant.

  66. kev-1 February 29, 2012 1:07 pm

    edited the wrong spot . . . meant to say “I remember they had that television show, or was that a spin off.”

  67. d1shima February 29, 2012 1:16 pm


  68. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 1:17 pm

    The Monkeys was a band created for TV. Micky Dolenz never played drums before. He, Mike Nezsmith and Peter Tork were string instrument players. Davy Jones had the best aptitude for the drums but he was too short and would get lost behind the cymbals and tom-toms. Not good for a TV production. … interesting read on Wikipedia….http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbay&gbh=1&CurrentPage=MyeBaySummary&ssPageName=STRK:ME:LNLK:MESUMX

  69. Shoko February 29, 2012 1:17 pm

    I thought Davey Jones was a pirate. And who is Snooki?

  70. A-House February 29, 2012 1:18 pm


    I barely or more correctly vaugely remmebe the Monkeys as a singing group and no idea about Davey Jones. Here I thought why did Davey Jones die when he already is at the bottom of the sea?

    Now, I remember the Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Four Preps – wonder how many “fours” groups were singing during the 50’s? How about Glenn Miller – tha’ts before my time as he died during WWII above the English Channel – some say that US bombers returning on bombing raids over Germany jettisoned their bombs over the channel and one or more may have hit the small plane carrying Miller – eye witnesses on the planes say they saw an explosion when there should have been none.

    OH, Mrs A-House is caring for our Crown Prince who flew in today for a well deserved rest – well, caring is not really corect as he is still sleeping after a 12 hour day and very little sleep on the 1:55am flight home.

  71. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    Eh.. how come I got the wrong URL up there?


  72. Shoko February 29, 2012 1:22 pm

    Okay, I just Googled and and now know who Snooki is. I don’t watch much reality TV shows.

  73. d1shima February 29, 2012 1:32 pm


    That bit of knowledge has done nothing to enhance your life.

  74. wafan February 29, 2012 1:35 pm

    Reality TV really is not.

  75. wafan February 29, 2012 1:35 pm

    Marsha was probably saddened to hear the news.

  76. wafan February 29, 2012 1:37 pm

    Thanks to everyone who tried out yesterday!

    Warrior blood courses through your veins.

  77. wafan February 29, 2012 1:37 pm

    Geez . . . only 80?!?!

  78. wafan February 29, 2012 1:37 pm

    Where is the spam when we need it.

  79. al February 29, 2012 1:49 pm

    ahouse…only us young uns would remember the monkees.

    and back in your yesteryear…didn’t have trios?

  80. whitey February 29, 2012 2:02 pm

    Col, you no remember Rosemary Clooney and Doris Day???

  81. whitey February 29, 2012 2:02 pm

    and the Archies and Banana something.

  82. Warrior Expat February 29, 2012 2:13 pm

    With the great news about Colt to the CFL, got me wondering what Moniz is up to these days. Does anyone know?

  83. SteveM February 29, 2012 2:13 pm

    whitey — the Archies only 1969??? 😕

    Sugar Sugar


  84. SteveM February 29, 2012 2:17 pm

    Al — more sugar… the McGuire Sisters (trio)



  85. SteveM February 29, 2012 2:17 pm


  86. eagle February 29, 2012 2:19 pm

    Help to 100:

    It’s “Properly SPELT”: The MonkEEs — Also similar to Jeremy Lin (so far) Davey Jones never (apparently or showed, that he) let the fame get to his head …RIP indeed

    No ONE Named Snooki, Kardashian or “On” The Jersey Shore (Show) IS RELEVANT…

    One of My Top Favorite Things about Jeremy Lin is his (respectful of course) Dissing of Kardashian Gold and Attention-Digging …

    That Also Puts him ahead of anyone named, “Odom” …

    Jersey Relevant? Bruce Springsteen AND His E-Street Band — Also on Jimmy Fallon Friday Night (~1130+ pm) introducing his New and Very Good Album “Wrecking Ball” … which i hope many of our recruits also are ….

    Here Are Your Options: Accumulate More Age … OR Die …

    (I think it’s your choice how you show it ….

    NOTHING Wrong with The Monkees or Bruce Springsteen…)

  87. Lowtone123 February 29, 2012 2:23 pm

    Snooki is pregnant. What! One Snooki on this planet is enough!

  88. Buffoman February 29, 2012 2:25 pm

    Jes filling up space until “100”.

    There was a special during the Oscars about an actress named Delores Hart. I remember as a kid going with my cousins to see that movie, Where The Boys Are (my cousins were all girls). When I saw her on screen I just thought what a lucky guy I’d be if I could get a girlfriend who looked like that.

    Then I saw Nancy Kwon in another movie and really fell for her.

    Just trying to see who on this blog is as old as I am as I am sure if folks do not know who Davey Jones was, they’d know who these women were. Those guys are probably in their 30’s I’d say. Youngins, so to speak.

    When talking old school music, the first time I heard Artie Shaw do “Begin the Beguine”, I had to find out more about the Big Band music.

  89. SteveM February 29, 2012 2:27 pm

    I remember watching The Monkees on TV…around the same era as Batman and Man from UNCLE. Weren’t the Monkees a contrived/constructed group to be the American version of the Beatles? YThey made some good songs though. RIP Davy Jones.

  90. Couch potato February 29, 2012 2:38 pm

    i’d like to be rich and thought of irrelevant too.

    daydream believer…

  91. Couch potato February 29, 2012 2:42 pm

    funny you say american version of the beatles since Davey Jones was a brit.

  92. Musashi February 29, 2012 2:53 pm

    Here we come . . . walking down the street . . .

  93. Musashi February 29, 2012 2:54 pm

    Oh great . . . Can’t get the song outta my head now!

  94. papajoe2 February 29, 2012 2:55 pm

    So you guys remember Al Harris from Leilehua? He was a very good football player there, but I really remember him for basketball. His brother Tim Harris was a very good basketball player there too. I think Tim ended up playing for Air Force Academy and was just a point away from being the all time scoring leader at the AFC. I could be wrong though as my mind is a little foggy.

  95. Couch potato February 29, 2012 3:01 pm

    AFC? Alabama’s version of KFC? 😆

    that made me ono for some popeye’s chicken.

  96. d1shima February 29, 2012 3:04 pm

    Now I ono for spinach…

  97. d1shima February 29, 2012 3:05 pm

    …and olive oil :mrgreen:

  98. Buffoman February 29, 2012 3:05 pm

    We’re struggling but it appears we’ll get to the century mark.

  99. Kevin February 29, 2012 3:06 pm

    KFC was better than Popeye’s, but since that whole trans fat issue thing a few years ago, it is a hit or miss.

    Today, Popeye’s reigns supreme.

  100. whitey February 29, 2012 3:11 pm

    I miss the old fashion Crisco.

  101. Buffoman February 29, 2012 3:13 pm

    Whitey, there’s no flaky pie crust without Crisco. Pie crust is an art form and I have not tasted any that can compare with an artist who works with Crisco.

  102. whitey February 29, 2012 3:13 pm

    kevin, when and who da wahines play next??

  103. Couch potato February 29, 2012 3:14 pm

    had to think a little while about the spinach and olive oil comment. no mo enough electrical currents in my brain. maybe i need to install some solar panels on my giri giri.

  104. whitey February 29, 2012 3:15 pm

    buffoman, you miss it too. dang, all those good things that made it da bestest to cook with!!!!!!

  105. kev-1 February 29, 2012 3:16 pm

    yikes 88 eagle . . . I was being sarcastic

  106. whitey February 29, 2012 3:16 pm

    couch, how’s about guri guri????

  107. Couch potato February 29, 2012 3:19 pm

    guri guri is good. Tasaka’s is one of Maui’s no ka oi.

    they still sell crisco.

  108. Kevin February 29, 2012 3:19 pm

    #22 Rainbow Wahine back in action ALL WEEKEND starting on Friday at 6pm vs Radford

    HONOLULU—The No. 22 University of Hawai’i softball team (12-0) returns home this week to host the Bank of Hawaii Invitational, March 2-4. The ‘Bows will battle Radford, UC Santa Barbara, and No. 20 Florida State in the three day tournament at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

    Hawai’i is off to its best start in program history, bettering its former record of 7-0 set last season in 2011. Although UH was idle this past week, the ‘Bows moved up to No. 22 in the National Fastpich Coaches Association/USA Today Poll and entered the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll and No. 22 as well. Solid pitching and a potent offense have been the story thus far this season. UH’s pitchers—senior Stephanie Ricketts and junior Kaia Parnaby—have a combined ERA of 0.66 with 79 strike outs to 15 walks and six shut outs. Offensively, the ‘Bows have pounced on opponents’ pitching, outscoring their counterparts 109-to-11—59-to-0 in the first three innings alone.

    In the circle, Ricketts is 7-0 in 2012 with a 0.64 ERA. She has completed all seven games she has started and has fired four shut outs already. Ricketts has held opposing hitters to a .151 batting average with 12 walks and 51 strike outs in 44.0 innings of work. Parnaby (5-0) is almost as equally stingy, with a 0.70 ERA with three walks and 28 strike outs in 30.0 innings.

    Four Rainbow Wahine are hitting about the .400 mark, led by junior shortstop Jessica Iwata’s .459 average (17-for-37) who has four doubles, one home run, nine runs scored, and 12 RBI. Senior third baseman Sarah Robinson has also gotten off to a hot start, hitting .444 (16-for-36) with three doubles, two homers and is tied with two other teammates—Leisha Li’ili’i and Sharla Kliebenstein—with a team-high 15 RBI. Two freshmen lefties, Kayla Wartner and Li’ili’i, round out the .400 hitters with Wartner carrying a .438 average (14-for-32) and Li’ili’i bringing a .406 mark (13-for-32) in UH’s third tournament this season. Wartner has four doubles and a home run with 10 RBI while Li’ili’i is tied with Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu and Kelly Majam for the team lead with three home runs and 15 RBI.

    Record Watch:

    Ricketts—who is already UH’s all-time strike out queen with 640 K’s—is closing in on several other career records, most notably she is now just one win away from tying UH’s winningest pitcher in school history, Kelly Gentle (1996-99). Gentle’s record stands at 82 career wins. Ricketts currently has 81 wins and is also looking to surpass Gentle and former UH pitchers Brooke Wilkins and Melissa Coogan’s career records in shutouts, innings pitched, game appearances and games started. (See page seven in tournament release).

    Majam is closing in on former UH All-American Kate Robinson’s career home run record of 44. Majam currently has 42 homers—just two shy of tying Robinson’s record. Currently, Majam is also No. 3 with 136 runs scored and No. 6 with a career .347 average. She already is UH’s all-time walk leader with 90.

    Scouting the Opponents…

    Radford Highlanders (2-3)

    Radford returns to Hawai’i for the second time in their school history. The Highlanders are led by senior middle infielder Nichole Beall who is hitting a whomping .467 (7-for-15) with a team-high six runs scored and two home runs. Junior utility player Ryndee Ruch is second on the team with a .333 average (4-of-12) with a double and four RBI, while freshman pitcher/shortstop Micalah Sacre is hitting .273 (3-for-11).

    Radford has used four pitchers through their first five games. Junior Jackie Jenkins leads the Highlanders with a 1.70 ERA in four appearances and 12.1 innings pitched. She has one walk with five strike outs and is 1-0 on the year. Freshman Emily Norton is 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA; Sacre is 1-1 with a 4.57 ERAin 7.2 innings pitched; and sophomore Stephanie Dameron has pitched two innings in two appearances.

    UC Santa Barbara (6-11)

    The Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara had a rough 1-10 start to the 2012 season, but have most recently won five of their last six games including a pair of wins over perennial power and former No. 23 Houston and WAC member Nevada. UCSB is led by junior outfielder Jessica Soria who is hitting .345 (19-for-55) and has swiped a team-high five stolen bases. Sophomore outfielder McKenzie Kane is second on the Gauchos squad with a .333 average (11-for-33) with four runs scored and sophomore infielder Lauren Boser is hitting right below the .300 mark at .294 (10-for-34).

    UCSB has two pitchers—freshman Shelby Wisdom and sophomore Andriana Collins. Wisdom has made 12 appearances with five starts and has struck out 63 batters with 24 walks. She is 4-5 with a 3.79 ERA in 61.0 innings pitched. Collins is 2-6 with five complete games and an ERA of 5.85.

    No. 20 Florida State (15-0)

    Undefeated Florida State (15-0) moved up to No. 20 in both polls this week after going 5-0 in last week’s Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla. Junior outfielder Tiffani Brown leads the Seminoles with a .353 average (18-for-51) and is tied for the team lead with 12 runs scored and has a team-high 15 stolen bases. Sophomore outfielder, and Mililani High School alum, Courtney Senas returns to Hawai’i with FSU this week. She is hitting .349 (15-for-43) with three doubles and eight RBI and she is 9-of-10 in stolen bases. Junior infielder Briana Hamilton is hitting .310 (13-for-42) with a team-high four home runs.

    The Seminole’s pitching staff has been solid on the mound with a combined 1.09 ERA. Junior Monica Perry was selected the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week by the NFCA after allowing just three runs in 21.1 innings pitched against UCF, St. John’s Marshall and Wisconsin. Overall this season, she is 6-0 with a 1.39 ERA in 40.1 innings. She leads FSU with 97 strike outs to just 25 walks and held opponents to a .159 batting average. Freshman pitcher Lacy Waldrop is a perfect 7-0 with three shutouts in 45.2 innings pitched. She has held opponents to a .159 batting average and has 14 walks with 30 strike outs.Freshman Bailey Schinella and sophomore Jessica Nori both are 1-0 this season.

    Bank of Hawaii Invitational Information

    Radio: ESPN 1500AM will carry Saturday and Sunday’s games live with Blaine Kauwe handling the play-by-play.

    Admission is FREE!

    Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthletics.com

    Tournament Sponsor: Bank of Hawaii

    Promotions: Ballpark Bingo is back! This week Bank of Hawaii will provide the Bingo prizes and will be tossing out t-shirts and/or “Beenie Babies” to the softball fans. See the marketing staff for bingo cards during the tournament.

    2012 Bank of Hawaii Invitational Schedule

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    3:30 pm Florida State vs. UC Santa Barbara

    6:00 pm HAWAI’I vs. RADFORD

    Saturday, March 3, 2012

    11:00 am Radford vs. UCSB

    1:00 pm Radford vs. Florida State

    3:00 pm HAWAI’I vs. UCSB

    5:00 pm HAWAI’I vs. Florida State

    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    10:00 am Bracket Game #1: #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed

    12:00 pm Bracket Game #2: #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed

    2:00 pm Bracket Game #3: Loser Gm 1 vs. Loser Gm 2

    4:00 pm Bracket Game #4: Championship Game: Winner Gm 1 vs. Winner Gm 2

  109. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 3:19 pm

    No numbers, please.

    The zappers mess up the order.

  110. Couch potato February 29, 2012 3:21 pm

    i don’t think the monkees would be as popular if they were named the baboons.

  111. Steve February 29, 2012 3:23 pm

    Kevin, next week Tuesday’s match with Florida State will be shown on OcSports, starting at 6:00 pm.

  112. Kevin February 29, 2012 3:24 pm

    Radford should be a good game for the Wahine to get back in the groove after a week off.

    Saturday, the fun begins. UC Santa Barbara ain’t so hot, but has seen some good competition earlier and Florida State brings in some SOLID pitching as mentioned above. The FSU pitcher with 56 Ks is something we should be concerned about.

    Gonna be a good test for BOTH FSU and UH as both teams have openly admitted that the other presents a serious test for them. Obviously we’re looking at a potential pitching dual.

  113. Couch potato February 29, 2012 3:29 pm

    that florida st. pitcher has 97 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched? wow! 😯

  114. Steve February 29, 2012 3:31 pm

    Kevin, with the possibility of the Wahine playing FSU 3 times, do you think Coolen will pitch Steph in all 3 games, or will he go with Kaia in one of them?

  115. jkjones February 29, 2012 3:34 pm

    #60. Thanks.

    Alani Latu.

    Reminds me of Art Laurel at first blush. I still remember studying Art’s game films in high school and being high on his assests.

    Alani’s exceptionalism comes from his instincts, discipline and understanding of assignment football. He is difficult to block because his instincts are quick and a half-step ahead of the block. He seldom gets fooled–he is disciplined and can play assignment football with an A+. On one play, at MB and the O showing a one back formation, the Offense rolled a man in motion just before the snap. the loneback moved to his right with the rest of the team, but Alani stayed with the motion in the opposite direction and brought motion man-ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage. sounds simple but it aint. Alani was zeroed on the motion. great discipline. This kid will grow and get stronger. He is a core LB and blue collar.

    His instincts are so quick you can subtract .03 from his 40 time to field time. great offer. Alani will be ready to contribute by his rs/frosh year.

  116. Buffoman February 29, 2012 3:35 pm


    Here’s one better than Crisco for frying.

    My grandma used to save all of the bacon fat. There was a jar of that white stuff on the stove that she used to spoon out globs of that fat to fry stuff in.

    Opelu and halalu fried in bacon fat was da bomb! That salty fat crisping up the fish on the outside, keeping the inside nice and moist. Bruddah, one big bowl with day old poi…winnah!

    Sorry, can only remember that now, not good for the cholesterol count. Doc will scold me.

  117. Kevin February 29, 2012 3:41 pm

    I dunno how Florida State runs. Dunno how many lefties there are. Their stolen bases totals do not necessarily indicate a team like a CAL that puts a ton of pressure at the bags. A team like that, Parnaby has been more effective when it comes to fielding when she has to and the lefty pitcher vs lefty slapper matchup favors the pitcher per Coolen.

    The pattern in a tourney like this is Ricketts starts on Friday, then Parnaby takes the first game on Sat against UCSB and then Ricketts starts against FSU. The next day will then depend on what happens the day before.

  118. Steve February 29, 2012 3:45 pm

    Hey Kevin, starting this Friday, the Wahine will be playing 17 games in 16 days. For those who love watching Wahine Softball, this will be just super.

  119. Kevin February 29, 2012 3:48 pm


    That’s a SICK stat huh? One can take a look at FSU past opponents and then decide what kind of opposition she was pitching against, but regardless, it’s an IMPRESSIVE STAT!

    We’ve K’s about 60+ times I think over 12 games. Yeah we buried the competition with the exception of Missouri-Kansas City.

    It’s going to be a challenge and it’s good that it’s coming now.

  120. Steve February 29, 2012 3:52 pm

    Kevin, that is true, about facing a pitcher like this now. Since they will be facing similar type pitchers when they play Texas A&M, Texas, and California.

  121. jkjones February 29, 2012 4:00 pm

    Viliami Latu.

    These Latu’s must be fraternal twins?

    Same result, different playing personalities.

    Viliami is a prototyical MLB. Whereas, Alani took angles in his pursuit as OLB, Viliami takes blockers straight-up with an attitude to bring pain. He is as physical with blockers as he is when tackling. Solid core player to grow Chow’s LB inventory. Both brothers are at conference level or better, dependng on their development and progress in college ball.

    Their contrasting styles is refected in their offers. From what Im seeing, UH may be the only program to offer both?

  122. al February 29, 2012 4:06 pm

    stevem…i never heard that song before nor the mcquire sisters. you better check your birth certificate maybe your birth year is the same as ahouse….???

  123. al February 29, 2012 4:08 pm

    whitey…tomw i going guri guri. 4 scoops mixed then go watch the little fishies next door.

    …and speaking of fish, the dry aku man no mo, poor catch they said. on to plan b.

  124. tom mui February 29, 2012 4:11 pm


    and back in your yesteryear…didn’t have trios?

    There was the Andrew Sisters, the Cole Trio (Nat King) and Beaux Arts, among others

  125. Stephen Tsai February 29, 2012 4:13 pm

    Because of their use of studio musicians, the Monkees used to be known as the Pre-Fab Four.

  126. rico February 29, 2012 4:39 pm

    steven, is there a depth chart for the football team? what is yours? when does spring training start? thanks. rico mililani ’10

  127. madeinhawaii February 29, 2012 5:04 pm

    Monkees Guitarist, Mike Nezsmith was raised by his mother whom divorced his father when he was only 4. She struggled and learned to become a good office administrator and by the time Mike was 13, she invented a white liquid which she used to correct typing errors — Liquid Paper.

  128. wafan February 29, 2012 5:34 pm

    Interesting flurry to break the century mark!

  129. wafan February 29, 2012 5:35 pm

    2nd century!

    It has been a rough couple of weeks . . . nytal.

  130. RedZone February 29, 2012 5:50 pm

    bummers. RIP Davy Jones.


  131. TYaiea February 29, 2012 6:29 pm

    Warrior expat; spoke with Bryant’s uncle, we work same place, and he said BM is training in New York. preparing for the combines.

  132. mo808 February 29, 2012 6:46 pm

    .Kaleheo hillside going up in Hugh flames, near the high school,our power went out twenty minutes ago when I looked out my front yard. Lord protect the nearby homes and firefighters.

  133. kruzen February 29, 2012 6:46 pm

    manoa underground on now. interviews with kaia parnaby and chris demarest as mentioned by kevin earlier.

  134. mo808 February 29, 2012 6:48 pm


  135. 3-Prong February 29, 2012 8:17 pm


    You live on Maui? Is that fish market on Market St that sold sakuraboshi (Teri dry opelu) still open? Dat thing was ono with a cold one. Think it was called Wakamatsu Store. Used to live there years back.

  136. BigHiloFan2 February 29, 2012 8:29 pm

    119. thanks for the great memories! 😀

    and jkjones. thanks for the great info and hopes for the future. hoping the Alani bruddaz like play fo us.

    Go Warriors.

    Go Coach Chow!

  137. duffer February 29, 2012 8:31 pm

    Wakamatsu no longer in business. Yep had da best sakuraboshi

  138. Shoko February 29, 2012 8:44 pm

    I remember going to Ooka Supermarket with my Aunties on Maui to get plate lunch. Too bad they closed cause the food was onolicious.

  139. homey ℞ February 29, 2012 10:43 pm

    I just had to check the stats of that Florida St. pitcher. She actually has 56 ko’s in 40.1 innings pitched…according to their athletics site.

  140. al February 29, 2012 11:53 pm

    3-prong…i frequent maui often for business and tiffany’s with duffer and whitey.

    the wakamatsu legacy ended over ten years ago. mr. wakamatsu passed away 2-3 years ago.

    the plight of the maui ma and pa store has been devastating to many a maui local. wakamatsu store, ooka store, kitsu in makawao, are some of the many casualties. even the kahului star market went down a while back. the big guys have made it tough for the family run stores these days. all one needs to do is look at the long lines at costco, kmart, walmart, whole foods, etc.

    ah fook store almost literally went down when a huge fire gutted the old store. fortunately, they managed to re-open months later at a new location, albeit, half the size of the original.

    the maui’s famous “no ka oi” brand portugues sausage ceased its operations last year. the second generation owner just got tired of running his one man operations.

    it seems that the new generations of the old merchants just don’t want to continue the business or the competition has made it a tough task.

    …sign of the times, i suppose.

  141. al February 29, 2012 11:57 pm

    ah, but there’s always the tasaka guri guri store, the one of a kind delight is still going strong. airline restrictions have made it a tough task to fly over these days. its still a hole in wall with only the two original flavors pineapple and strawberry.

    i always leave a dollar tip for my 4 scoop combination cup. instead of “to insure prompt service” my tips are a way saying, “please stay in business”.

  142. al February 29, 2012 11:59 pm

    but, i like maui for what it is. the folks there are still so down to earth, sincere, and great people.

    (okay duffer and whitey…no get big head, eh.)

    …nuff said.

  143. al March 1, 2012 12:13 am

    this 2012 recruiting class is significant in several ways.

    one, it is rather impressive given that there were only four weeks to recruit to. it showed that norm and his hires could walk the talk. they’ve learned how important recruiting has been and already had a laundry list of potentials to call upon.

    two, we got four significant local boys who will pave the way for others to follow (john wa’a for example). don’t forget the bounce back (s) will be impressive as well. we’ll realistically have one for sure with another on the wing yet to be revealed.

    three, we addressed our pressing needs. and they all have size in the trenches, speed on the perimeter, and appear to academically sound.

    four, as coach says in three to four years we’ll be able to tell what kind of class this will be. if, what has been put together in this short time is any indication of sorts of what is to come then, yah, i am getting excited.

    …after all these are exciting times.

  144. BigHiloFan2 March 1, 2012 1:36 am


    these are exciting times.

    Go Warriors.

  145. BigHiloFan2 March 1, 2012 1:55 am

    looking up Nick Biaz heac coach Rancho Cucamonga video talked about past season football. talked about the Labu bruddaz, both Junior linebackers past season.

    deze Tongans are da real deal. Rancho Cucamonga football is da real deal too.

  146. wafan March 1, 2012 2:23 am

    Good morning Tsai-kettes, Tsai-kos, and Warriors!

  147. mo808 March 1, 2012 5:05 am

    Time marches on…Good First Day of March Morning to All! Spring coming up fast! I hope that Coach Chow discovered some talented athletes from tryout hopefuls the other day. Have a great day everyone!

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