Browns pick Veikune

David Veikune was on the golf course in Mililani when he received the call: The Cleveland Browns selected him in the second round. His father became emotional, and Veikune received a kiss from his girlfriend. Veikune said he was pleased because his mother’s family lives in Canton, Ohio. He reports to training camp Thursday, and will compete as a linebacker.

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Today’s the last chance to see the Warriors in action for another three months. The autograph session starts at 1 p.m. at Aloha Stadium, the drills at 3 p.m. and the Warrior Bowl shortly thereafter. Because the lights are being replaced, Aloha Staidum must be cleared out by 6 p.m. Maybe that gives folks enough time to rush home to see if David Veikune gets picked.

wb-jwJeannie Lee, Walter Watanabe

wb-ppPakalani Bello, Powder Puff

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Max Unger goes to Seattle in the second round.

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What would Matt Stafford be worth if GeorgiaΒ  had lost to Hawaiβ€˜i?

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A moment of silence for the passing of Bea Arthur, star of the very cool “Golden Girls.”


  1. lava April 25, 2009 10:25 am


  2. duffer April 25, 2009 10:25 am

    Go WARRIORS!!!!

  3. lava April 25, 2009 10:25 am

    First, wow. Good luck Warriors.

  4. moon April 25, 2009 10:28 am

    this is what moon thinks:

    David Veikune-6th round

    Ryan Mouton-5th round

    Cal vs. Ron in the Warrior Bowl- Cal 31-14

  5. jm2375 April 25, 2009 10:33 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Have fun at the T-gate and scrimmage.

    I heard earlier that the today’s 1st game of the doubleheader would be on DishNetwork somewhere, but I can’t find it on the schedule. Did I hear it incorrectly or is it just being shown regionally and not in Hawaii?

  6. warriorfanny2 April 25, 2009 10:34 am

    eh, tsai-kos have fun at ur tailgates and REM dont feed raphael.

  7. jm2375 April 25, 2009 10:38 am

    J-E-T-S make trade w/ Browns and take Mark Sanchez.

    Dan Synder must be making habut.

  8. NYUH April 25, 2009 10:42 am

    Warrior Bowl


    QB: Shane Austin, Greg Alexander, Steele Jantz

    RB: Inoke Funaki, Jayson Rego, Kimo Alo, Kahekili Kalalau

    WR: Greg Salas, Rodney Bradley, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Kealoha Pilares, Daniel Lofton, Royce Pollard, Jett Jasper, Corey Paclebar, Ryan Henry

    OL: John Estes, Austin Hansen, David Garness, Kaha’i Choy, Adrian Thomas, Tuiatua Tuiasosopo, Raphael Ieru, Bronson Tiwanak, Aaron Kia, Steven Rodenhurst

    DL: Abraham Cavaco-Amoy, Alema Tachibana, Geordon Hanohano, Cameron Allen-Jones, Ikaika Mahoe, Quentin Beaver, Elliott Purcell, Rocky Savaiigaea, Waylon Lolotai, Aaron Rink, David Hafoka, Alasi Toilolo

    LB: Brashton Satele, Viliami Nauahi, Josh Andrews, Joshua Rice, Joseph Malabuyoc, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane

    DB: Lametrius Davis, Tank Hopkins, Lewis Walker, Kawika Ornellas, Richard Torres, Jordan Gomes, Fesootai Papalii, Mana Silva

    Head coach: Cal Lee

    Assistants: Nick Rolovich, Dave Aranda, Chris Tormey, Brian Smith, Craig Stutzmann


    QB: Brent Rausch, Bryant Moniz

    RB: Leon Wright-Jackson, Kennedy Carlson, Hogan Rosehill, Joey Cadiz

    WR: Jon Medeiros, Dustin Blount, Jovonte Taylor, Rick Taylor, Matt Kiel, Jeremiah Ostrowski, Troy Lauduski, Joe Avery, Mike Tinoco, Malcolm Lane

    OL: Laupepa Letuli, Levi Legay, Matagisila Lefiti, Joey Lipp, Lucas Kennard, Brysen Ginlack, Ray Hisatake, Andrew Faaumu, Clayton Laurel, Drew Uperesa, Brett Leonard, Daniel Johnson

    DL: Victor Clore, Tuika Tufaga, Bo Montgomery, John Fonoti, Keahi Watson, Antwan Mahaley, Chris Leatigaga, Vaughn Meatoga, Liko Satele, Haku Correa

    LB: Po’okela Ahmad, Cory Paredes, Mana Lolotai, Marc Moody, Art Laurel

    DB: Spencer Smith, Jeramy Bryant, Rykin Enos, Steve Stepter, Cody Walker, Marvin Judd, Kenny Estes, Steven Christian

    Head coach: Ron Lee

    Assistants: Rich Miano, Gordy Shaw, George Lumpkin, Mike Smith, Chris Williams

  9. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 10:43 am

    J-E-T-S, Jets!, Jets! Jets!
    Now, if New York can get Cleveland to give up on Lebron James …

  10. whitey April 25, 2009 10:44 am

    have a great game and tailgate

  11. jm2375 April 25, 2009 10:45 am

    Dream on, ST, dream on…. πŸ˜†

  12. jm2375 April 25, 2009 10:45 am

    Hi whitey!

  13. jm2375 April 25, 2009 10:49 am

    ST – when you get a text msg, you’re supposed to TEXT them back… πŸ™„

  14. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 10:50 am

    I had to make sure I knew whom I was texting. Or else, you know, I might inadvertently sign up for matchmaker service or something.

  15. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 10:50 am

    When do we start seeing the run on SC linebackers?

  16. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 10:52 am

    Whoa: Heyward-Bey went ahead of Crabtree?

  17. PaulCrewe April 25, 2009 10:57 am

    So sad to hear about Golden Girl, Bea Arthur. That dude was a serious talent and a remarkable actor.

  18. GRM April 25, 2009 10:58 am

    Woohoo – Top 20!

    Go Warriors!! Have a great practice!

  19. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 10:58 am

    Our office is overloaded with Niner fans. I think you’ll be hearing some cheering if they Crabtree.

  20. jm2375 April 25, 2009 11:00 am

    The Lions gave Stafford $41M guaranteed? OMG! Are they nuts? I thought they didn’t even want this pick.

  21. Jason April 25, 2009 11:08 am

    Heyward-Bey pick was bad, but not surprising. It’s Al Davis, for crying out loud.

    49ers, meet Crabtree. Crabtree, meet San Francisco. C’mon, this HAS to be the pick.

  22. Jason April 25, 2009 11:11 am

    Then again, don’t be surprised if Singletary goes with Orakpo. I really like Orakpo, but you CAN’T pass up on Crabtree at 10. You just can’t. I’m not as high on him as others, but he’s too much of a value at 10.

  23. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:14 am

    Niners shouldn’t wait the full time .They should grab Crabtree already.

  24. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:17 am

    And there it is . . .

  25. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:17 am

    Is that Kekaula (a Rams fan) screaming at the TV?

  26. Jason April 25, 2009 11:17 am

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Love this pick.

  27. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:19 am


    They took crabtree just like you suggested.. must have been listing to you

  28. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:21 am

    Amazing the comparable attributes of Crabtree and Jason Rivers. But for everything Rivers was ripped for (pedestrian 40 time, system guy), Kiper says that doesn’t matter with Crabtree. It’s production that counts. Exactly.

  29. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:23 am

    I’m feeling sorry for the Broncos. Unless they take Freeman, they’re in a bad position.
    Never underestimate the words “I’m sorry.”
    That could have gone a long way in the Cutler situation.

  30. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:24 am

    Wonder when Knowshon Moreno, the next Emmit Smith, gets picked?

  31. letsgowarriors April 25, 2009 11:27 am

    wow there you go. broncos take knowshon!

  32. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:27 am

    Well, that settles taht. Moreno to the Broncos.
    Man, they could have had Cutler and Moreno.

  33. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:29 am

    So who will the Redskins take?

  34. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:30 am

    Wow. Redskins have a nice defense.

  35. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 11:31 am

    I like Michael Smith’s predictions. Plus, he’s got the cool graphics.

  36. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:33 am

    Wow.. a Defensive End to the Redskins.

  37. letsgowarriors April 25, 2009 12:37 pm

    where is everyone? at halawa?

  38. jm2375 April 25, 2009 12:38 pm

    Hello, anybody around?

  39. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 12:43 pm

    I hope a lot of folks aren’t listening to the BaseBows. Not very good so far through 5 1/2 innings.

    8-0 Aggies, Bot 6.

  40. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 1:43 pm

    ‘Bows lose the first game of the doubleheader 16-6.

    On to the second game…..

  41. wafan April 25, 2009 1:46 pm

    I hope there are gobs of fans seeking autographs and at the scrimmage today!

    Gooooooooo Warrrrrrrrrrrrrriiioooooooooooorrrrrs!

  42. moon April 25, 2009 1:59 pm

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  43. tom mui April 25, 2009 2:12 pm

    Just got home from a 95 year old birthday party – and bit late to get started to the stadium.

    ST – depending on you to keep us posted on the game!

  44. Dirty Commish April 25, 2009 2:29 pm

    They’re replacing the lights on the same day as the Warrior Bowl? Dirty Commish thinks the timing stinks. Dirty Commish really questions the competence of Aloha Stadium management sometimes. Ok, a lot of times.

    Dirty Commish regrets not being able to attend the Warrior Bowl. Would like to see “Hurricane Inoke” in the Noke for the first time.

    The NFL draft is like a slow train wreck. Dirty Commish loves seeing Berman and Morty slowing down and getting groggy as the night goes on, and Steve Young making less sense by the minute.

  45. mctruck April 25, 2009 2:33 pm

    Is it just me?????…but this draft proceedings is surely boring…I find myself continualy flipping channels trying to find something better to watch.

  46. mctruck April 25, 2009 2:35 pm

    sure/continually?…oh well, must be the boring is setting in.

  47. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 2:36 pm


    You’re not alone in that regard.

  48. jm2375 April 25, 2009 2:41 pm

    DC – the job isn’t a one-day thing. Anytime the State (DAGS) gets involved, it takes waaaay longer than it needs to.

  49. jm2375 April 25, 2009 2:42 pm

    CRW, mctruck – at least it’s almost pau!!!

  50. PaulCrewe April 25, 2009 2:44 pm

    Yeah…the nerve of Aloha Stadium management to proceed with the light replacement during the all important Warrior Bowl Spring Game. They should’ve started the project the day of the Hawaii Bowl, or better yet wait until late summer/early fall like on September 4th. Come on Mr. Chan bust out a calendar why don’t you?!?!

  51. jm2375 April 25, 2009 2:49 pm

    Pat White to Miami – will it have any impact on Davone’s playing time?

  52. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 2:57 pm

    Browns draft Veikune!!!!!

  53. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 2:58 pm

    Congrats David!

  54. djmitcho April 25, 2009 2:58 pm

    David Veikune to the Cleveland Browns

  55. djmitcho April 25, 2009 3:00 pm

    Again….the crew on ESPN oblivious to the Browns picking Veikune. They just must not like Hawaii players

  56. Pete Jek April 25, 2009 3:00 pm

    Veikune to the Browns!

  57. J-Dog April 25, 2009 3:01 pm

    Veikune to Clevland! 52nd pick!

  58. djmitcho April 25, 2009 3:01 pm

    The Dolphins management is smoking crack…first getting rid of Samson and now drafting Pat White…REALLY? I’m sick.

  59. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 3:03 pm


    I see that. They just overlooked the Browns picking Veikune, opting to move on to the next pick (the Eagles and that RB from Pitt). And now they go to a commercial break.

    Think we’re just gonna hear a blip about it (they’ll just say that the Browns drafted him, but give no analysis)?

  60. djmitcho April 25, 2009 3:04 pm

    I don’t even think they really care

  61. Pete Jek April 25, 2009 3:04 pm

    Looking at the remaining players, the Pat White choice was expected. Versatility a must in the ‘Phins offense, especially with the Wildcat.

  62. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 3:07 pm

    Oh look. The Dolphins are on the clock again.

    Odds they draft another WR?

  63. BowsForever April 25, 2009 3:07 pm

    I highly doubt Veikune cares. Congrats to him!

    Btw, I guess I _just_ missed his pick…was anyone listening in on ESPN Radio? You’d have to have been listening online because of the ‘Bows game, so this is kind of a shot in the dark…

    Of course, none other than Mel Kiper Jr. is doing the player commentary for each pick, so maybe it’s better if we all missed it.

  64. Maverick April 25, 2009 3:08 pm

    Those lights better be pau before the Fall Game.
    Makes sense since all home games are at night.

    Come on decision makers. Get those work orders in place. Nothing has changed with the aloofness of the heads.

    Spring is in the air, and those persons in charge are floating around in thin air.

  65. Pete Jek April 25, 2009 3:10 pm

    Miami should get Kruger. Or Beatty.

  66. Pete Jek April 25, 2009 3:10 pm


  67. NYUH April 25, 2009 3:10 pm

    Makai scores on 1st play of scrimmage…70-yard TD pass from B. Rausch to D. Blount. Rausch to Bount for 2-pt conversion…Makai 8, Mauka 0.


  68. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 3:13 pm

    C’mon guys.. remember.. “Why all the hate?”

    Be nice..

    I think it’s great of them to replace the light bulbs in the Stadium.
    But I have to wonder how many of them will it take to hold the bulbs and how many to turn the stadium?

    Congrats to David Veikune… #52.. second round in the draft.. Whootah!!

  69. NYUH April 25, 2009 3:14 pm

    Offenses are hot!

    Mauka ties score at 8-8. Alexander to Bradley for 3-yard strike and Alexander to Salas for conversion.


  70. NYUH April 25, 2009 3:21 pm

    Inoke Funaki end-around rush puts Makai ahead 14-8. Conversion no good. 7:36 left in 1st quarter.


  71. 99club April 25, 2009 3:31 pm

    Congratulations to David Veikune! All that hard work paid off! First WAC player chosen! Two words: Cedar Point.

    Man, Detroit has done well in the draft so far. I like that TE from OK St. they picked up with their 2d pick in the first round. He’s tough.

  72. Maverick April 25, 2009 3:34 pm

    Thanks MIH for completing the light bulb sage.
    Funny, Aloha Stadium is spinning round n’ round with one guy holding the bulb.
    My laugh of the day.

    Howdy 99Club

  73. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:38 pm

    Dustin Blount scored his second touchdown, on a 4-yard pass, to give Makai a 16-14 lead in the second quarter.

  74. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:40 pm

    Mauka now forced to punt.

  75. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:41 pm

    Finally, we’ve got the running clock going.

  76. NYUH April 25, 2009 3:41 pm

    Bryant Moniz to Blount for four-yard TD. Wright-Jackson for the 2-pt conversion. Makai leads 16-14 in 2nd quarter.


  77. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:41 pm

    Stretch is in the hale.

  78. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:42 pm

    Bryant Moniz competed a 52-yard pass to Jovonte Taylor ot the Mauka 2.

  79. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:44 pm

    Bryant Moniz scores on a 3-yard bootleg to the right.

  80. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:45 pm

    Pitch to Joey Cadiz falls short. Maikai lead 22-14

  81. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:46 pm

    Shane Austin throws a 58-yard touchdown pass to Billy Ray Stutzmann for Mauka.

  82. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:47 pm

    PAT pass fails. Makai still leads, 22-20.

  83. 99club April 25, 2009 3:50 pm

    Howzit Mav!

    Four players from Connecticut in the first two rounds? Huh.

    Only six or seven from non-BCS schools.

  84. morning dove April 25, 2009 3:52 pm

    Here’s an compiled list of UH players going in rounds 1-2.

    2002 1 19 Ashley Lelie WR Denver Broncos
    2004 2 42 Travis LaBoy DE Tennessee
    2003 2 43 Pisa Tinoisamoa OLB St. Louis Rams
    1986 2 45 Walter Murray WR Washington 1974 2 52 Jeris White DB Miami Dolphins
    2009 2 52 David Veikune DE Cleveland
    2007 2 58 Ikaika Alama-Francis DE Detroit Lions
    2007 2 60 Samson Satele C Miami Dolphins

    Where David Veikune stands amongst other Warriors selected in the second round or earlier.

    Purcell was the last Warrior drafted by the Browns.
    12/30/08 Melila Purcell signed.

    2007 6 200 Melila Purcell DE Cleveland

  85. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:53 pm

    Austin completes 32 yard pass to Rodney Bradley. Ball at Makai 15.

  86. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 3:54 pm

    Great stat, morning dove.

  87. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 4:00 pm

    Austin scores on 1 yard sneak after controversial time stoppage with one second left at the end of preceding play.

  88. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 4:01 pm

    Halftime: Mauka 26, Makai 22.

  89. ewagirl April 25, 2009 4:02 pm

    Right on David Viekune

  90. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 4:15 pm

    Jon Medeiros throws a 50-yard option pass to Jovonte Taylor for a touchdown, giving Makai a 28-26 lead.

  91. tom mui April 25, 2009 4:19 pm

    ST – thanks for the updates = should have made the effort!

  92. Kekoa (iPhone) April 25, 2009 4:19 pm

    …and Kaha’i is in to show his stuff!

  93. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 4:22 pm


    April 25th, 2009 at 10:28 am
    this is what moon thinks:

    David Veikune-6th round

    Ryan Mouton-5th round

    Cal vs. Ron in the Warrior Bowl- Cal 31-14

    First off…lay off the pakalolo lil bit cause I’d say with your predictions so far, you are really showing your moon. Anyway, congrats to David Veikune going 2nd round, I’m happy for him! Good luck tommorrow to the rest of the boys, hopefully Mouton, Ingram, Josh Leonard will get the call.

  94. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 4:25 pm

    Warrior Bowl sounds exciting but has got me a little skeptical at how easily both offenses are moving the ball. Is anyone playing defense today or is it a sign of just how bad our secondary is giving up the big plays??? Or is it that our offense is just that badass this year??? Anyway, I know it’s Spring, it’s early but just throwing it out there. Mahalos for the updates though, keep them coming…

  95. moon April 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    what ever pauoa boy,

    what did curtis predict? 4-5 rd. for DV

    but what gets me angry is your tone, nothing about you is polite

    during the season you yell and obsenities at the players, coach and team

    you call the former wahine coach a prick on this board

    so i guess u the big man telling moon he’s smoking

    ok, move on

  96. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 4:36 pm

    Actually, DV’s agent thought he’d go in 3-5 rounds, so this is somewhat of a surprise.

  97. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 4:39 pm

    Yeah, I thought DV would go early in the second day, but to see him go #52 is great.

    Second game for the BaseBows:

    5-2 UH, Bottom 8th
    Slaats in.

  98. Maverick April 25, 2009 4:41 pm

    Thought the 2nd game of the double header only went 7 innings?

  99. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 4:42 pm


    I don’t care what Curtis predicted, I could care less if you like my so called tone and if I’m not polite, so what! Regardless, if you don’t like what I have to say, just skip right along and ignore, you don’t have to read it. Anyway, me saying your smoking pakalolo is because Veikune predicted in Round 4-5 is ridiculous. I knew David Veikune was going early today after seeing him perform at the Pro-Day and hearing the scouts talk about him. Also, Bolla is a prick and I’m glad he’s out! There was nothing positive about him anyway. Anyway, if I say something, it’s usually after I’ve done some research or actually been there live to observe what’s going on to be able to speak out on it.

  100. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 4:46 pm


    I thought that too initially.

    However, the first game ended after 8 innings due to the 10-run rule [UH lost 16-6], so they play 9-innings for the second game.

  101. David Veikune April 25, 2009 4:52 pm

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  102. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 4:55 pm

    The NMSU announcers aren’t too bad. Prefer Don Robbs, but these guys are fine for fill-in.

    The second game isn’t being broadcasted on KSNM (their flagship radio station), so the NMSU guy is calling the game exclusively for 1420.

    Tomorrow’s finale will be another simulcast with KSNM, much like last night’s game.

  103. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 4:56 pm

    And just as I type that, the UH bullpen has officially blown the 5-0 lead that Nate Klein left them.

    7-5 Aggies.

  104. wafan April 25, 2009 4:59 pm

    Thanks for the BaseBows and scrimmage updates. Sounds like the Warriors are able to move the ball pretty effectively. Of course, as was mentioned earlier, does that mean our defense has some pukas?

  105. will-i-am April 25, 2009 4:59 pm

    Veikune is the only player in the WAC so far.

  106. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 5:03 pm

    So it seems Dustin Blount killed it in the Warrior Bowl, good to hear. Heard Rodney Bradley, Greg Salas, Kealoha Pilares, and Billy Ray were impressive as well. Nice to see the receivers shining.

    Bryant Moniz and Shane Austin sounds like they could creep up the depth chart???

    Defensively, I heard Steve Stepter did well too…

    Anyway, can’t wait to hear updates and coverage on today’s game!

  107. wafan April 25, 2009 5:06 pm

    Bravo for Veikune!!!

    Another proud Warrior joins the NFL.

    I hope they remember the UH as they make their millions.

  108. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 5:08 pm

    BaseBows tied up 7-7 Top 9th!!!!!!

    A very animated NMSU announcer. Very likable and listenable.

  109. wafan April 25, 2009 5:15 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Geez, you left us hanging. How did Kahai do?

  110. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 5:17 pm

    Speaking of Veikune…

    It’s nice to see him be the first player from our conference drafted. I thought he got shafted being named to second team All-WAC this past year. He should have been first team All-WAC hands down. Anyway, at least the NFL scouts knew who the best Defensive Lineman in our conference was. Jarron Gilbert from San Jose State was supposedly rated higher so it’s nice to see Veikune go ahead of him.

  111. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 5:27 pm

    Extra innings in Las Cruces.

  112. Pauoa Boy April 25, 2009 5:41 pm


    April 25th, 2009 at 11:08 am
    Heyward-Bey pick was bad, but not surprising. It’s Al Davis, for crying out loud.

    Al Davis is retarded. There first two picks are nothing short of dumb. I feel bad for Samson Satele having to play on an Al Davis team. But whatever at least the 49ers got Crabtree who could be Jerry Rice like for them. Oh wait nevermind, San Fran needs a QB cause Shaun Hill is well…yeah and Alex Smith is well…yeah. Hope by miracle they trade for that number 5 guy on the Redskins team…

  113. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 5:42 pm


    8-7 in 10 innings

  114. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 5:42 pm

    Hawaii wins… 8-7 with a double play!! in the 10th. phew!

  115. Committed Road Warrior April 25, 2009 5:45 pm

    I don’t like these hitter-friendly ballparks. Too much stress as a fan with the scoreboard being lit up. No lead is ever safe in parks like these.

    Helps for boosting the team batting average, though.

  116. BowsForever April 25, 2009 5:46 pm

    Wow. Ugly win, but still a win! Try to go for the 3-1 series win, BaseBows!

  117. wafan April 25, 2009 5:51 pm

    Good win for the ‘Bows!

    Thanks CRW.

  118. Keith April 25, 2009 5:53 pm

    Good Luck Braddah.


    Vegas Baby

  119. Momo April 25, 2009 6:09 pm

    Sorry for missing the T gate for the class went onk until 2. We made it to the game and enjoyed it from the orange . It was okay , but it seems like the defense was not that good …Otherwise enjoyed the game.
    Whats a comeback for the bows…I guess our relief pitchers are not good to blow up so badly in the two games today. It is a good thing that the bats are very hot and they can come bacl…. Go Bows

  120. curveball April 25, 2009 6:32 pm

    Great was as always outrageous..scrimmage was good ….still might be some concerns in the defensive secondary but overall looked real good…we have a bunch of good receivers…got to meet some of the moms at the T a bunch of characters and way fun….

  121. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 6:49 pm

    Anybody meet AKWarrior… Garness’s dad? He made the trip from Alaska.

  122. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2009 6:52 pm

    Whoops: Forgot to give the final.
    Makai won.

  123. wafan April 25, 2009 7:02 pm

    Yay Makai!

    Yay Mauka!

    Go Warriors!

  124. labrat April 25, 2009 7:13 pm

    I’m not worried. Offense has more experience. Take off the qbs orange and it would have been a different game. The qbs also look a whole lot sharper than last year. Alex has shortened his delivery and his experience shows. Defense tackled poorly early on but picked it up later on.

  125. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 7:22 pm

    At this stage of the game, I’m sure McMackin is looking to see which of the New Guys on Defense have got the highest football IQs. If they can smell the ball, follow it’s path, they can be taught to stop ball carrier, disrupt the pass, or strip the ball. Sounds like an exciting season in the making.

    Anybody remember last season’s spring game?

    comparisons? Notes?

  126. whitey April 25, 2009 7:27 pm

    congratulations to david veikune. you’ve earned the draft position the hard way and wish you the best in the comng years.

  127. whitey April 25, 2009 7:31 pm

    basically it appears (or from what is posted) that most of the tds’ were scored via the passing game. did any of the rbs’ step up and do their job, blocking and running????? just curious.

  128. whitey April 25, 2009 7:32 pm

    am very glad that the o line was productive on both sides. shades of ’07????????

  129. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 7:33 pm


    I believe the third touchdown was Inoke on a running play as RB? No?

  130. curveball April 25, 2009 7:45 pm

    I believe the third touchdown was Inoke on a running play as RB? No?

    It was …a he drug a few guys with him…he looked good today..Blount looked good also..and its going to be hard to redshirt Stutzman..

  131. duffer April 25, 2009 7:46 pm

    Good news, Cassy is the MIL girls champ

    The kid (not DPK) shot a final round 76 for a top ten finish and a spot in the State championship.


  132. bstunna2002 April 25, 2009 7:47 pm

    Man what a scrimmage I think some one might unseat GA at QB before the first game he looked flustered and held the ball way to long. Rausch made some nice throws but Austin and Moniz aired it out. Our recieving core looks to be heading in the right direction Bradley,Taylor and Blount really played well as did Stutz2 can’t way till August when the rest of the recruits get here.

  133. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 8:10 pm

    Congrats to Cassy!

  134. curveball April 25, 2009 8:12 pm

    I thought Alexander looked fine..the others did not have first team guys leaking through like he did..its the spring..he is much better looking off and quicker release than last year…this scrimmage was about looking at the other guys and making the cut..there are some freshman DB’s who look real good….

  135. whitey April 25, 2009 8:16 pm

    would any tsaikos have an opinion about this year’s game vs last year in team performance. what stands out is the receiving corp and o line from what i am reading.

  136. whitey April 25, 2009 8:17 pm

    also what i read is that the rb position is set for opening day w/inoke. correct?????

  137. hilobilly April 25, 2009 8:18 pm

    Congratulations, David Veikune…you do yourself, your family, & your home state so very proudly! Take care of business, & have a great career!

    Geez, doesn’t Mel Kiper’s haircut & motor mouth drive you nutty…

    I know this is a pro-UH site, but how about a shout-out for local boy from Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i Prep, & U of Oregon 2nd round pick Max Unger to Seattle! Plus, his HPA line coach was Bern Bostek (Iolani & UW), whose son, a freshman at HPA, is probably going to be bigger & more polished than his ole man, certainly someone we’re going to be reading about in a few more years, UH coaches please take notice already!

    Can’t wait for tomorrow, & best wishes to all of the other UH players available for the draft!

    Finally, Afan, re: your last post for me…not a problem, I’ve moved on, we all have goofy days at one time or another (my wife thinks I’m goofy all the time, no comments please,DPK!). Take care…

  138. curveball April 25, 2009 8:19 pm


    For now I would say yes..come fall who knows but he looks real good….

  139. whitey April 25, 2009 8:23 pm

    moon, thanks for the summary. very interesting. what caught my eye was that they had only 3,700+ watching the game, but on maui we only had 700+ less watching the scrimmage. i guess maui is no ka oi.

  140. SteveM April 25, 2009 8:25 pm

    whitey — here’s the URL to ST’s blog entry covering last year’s Warrior Bowl.

    Note LizKauai (Treo) posts for the play-by-play. I remember sitting next to her and all of us around her were serving as spotters… πŸ™‚

  141. curveball April 25, 2009 8:28 pm

    Information Only..most of the Taiko’s are still at Cabana A..I am a light weight and have to get home before dark…way scared of the dark-side especially when the MOM’s are there……

  142. whitey April 25, 2009 8:32 pm

    looking at stats and reading posts, it appears going into fall, there will be a “new” rb and 2 new receivers in the starting lineup.

    hilobilly, be careful w/rats your area. understand that you have some people who have contacted rat lung virus and are in a coma, but there is another rat disease, leptospirosis, which is still around. it can make you really sick, delirious, shutdown of kidney functions, hard time walking, and heart palpations. be careful.

  143. tom mui April 25, 2009 8:33 pm

    Actually WHITEY, I’m waiting for PRIDE to give his assessment on the O-Line and D-Line in today’s game.

  144. whitey April 25, 2009 8:35 pm

    curveball, of course the instigata, kekoa, koakane have installed gps on their crafts. darkside??? hahahahahahaaaa. did homey, bulla, ajoe make it to the tgate??????

  145. el guapo April 25, 2009 8:36 pm

    Pakalani really hates having his picture taken

  146. whitey April 25, 2009 8:37 pm

    councillar, good to see you on the blog. how are things and have you got more trips to maui lined up?????

  147. labrat April 25, 2009 8:37 pm

    I like the way Leon was running up the middle. He is running hard. He was dipping his shoulders the way Chizzy does. I saw the some of the runningbacks do this while doing their drills. I have always known that Inoke would do well at runningback.

  148. whitey April 25, 2009 8:39 pm

    time to take break.

  149. curveball April 25, 2009 8:43 pm


    April 25th, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    curveball, of course the instigata, kekoa, koakane have installed gps on their crafts. darkside??? hahahahahahaaaa. did homey, bulla, ajoe make it to the tgate??????

    All in great form……

  150. Garret April 25, 2009 8:58 pm

    Congratulations to David Veikune!

  151. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 25, 2009 8:59 pm


    Wow – what a blog!
    I spent the day on the landing – fishing.
    Saba were chasing the few sardines we could see and I caught 6 of them. What a rush! Of course it took all day. But it was fun and I am pooped!

    Time to eat.

  152. Garret April 25, 2009 9:00 pm

    I had thought that Veikune would be picked in the 3rd round (based on the information out there, especially the teams that met with him and the teams with LB needs), but had been hoping for the 2nd round. He’s going to a team that needs a pass-rushing LB, and he’ll do a great job there!

  153. Da Punchbowl Kid April 25, 2009 9:01 pm

    Howzit everybody! Sounds like a great scrimmage today. The reports are great, thank you all!

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid April 25, 2009 9:03 pm


    No teasing here. I’m just glad you’re gonna stick around. My only regret is that I don’t see you here more often! WB, brother! πŸ˜‰

  155. Pride. April 25, 2009 9:05 pm

    While watching a video of David Veikune at the combine, I was quite surprised at how quick and agile he looked on the position drills. Now I can see why the Browns picked him up so early. His upside potential is humongous. He has barely scratched the surface of his potential. But I have a feeling that they want Veikune to to focus on only one thing. Get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback. Congratulatons to David and the Veikune family.

  156. Garret April 25, 2009 9:11 pm

    Now I’m hoping that Mouton goes in the 3rd or 4th round, Josh Leonard and Jake Ingram are also drafted, and Sol and Adam either get drafted or get their pick of teams to sign free agent deals with (and that they choose well like Bess did, where he picked the right team and not the highest offer). There are a lot of other deserving Warriors that should get shots at NFL camps also, but I don’t know if the NFL realizes that.

  157. Kazz April 25, 2009 9:11 pm


    April 25th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    am very glad that the o line was productive on both sides. shades of ’07????????

    Well “shades of 07” in terms of the o-line? I think this year’s o-line will eventually grow into a better unit than 07 and ESPECIALLY 08.

    I think a lot of the oline issues in 2007 wasn’t evident for most of the year thanks to the abilities and communication between Brennan, RGM, Bess, C.J., and Rivers, but then the Washington game came and they struggled a bit as we saw some flashes of what the issues were, but then made adjustments to win that game and then the RUSH from Georgia came in the Sugar Bowl and we all know how that ended.

  158. Kazz April 25, 2009 9:23 pm

    Here’s a shout out to our Wahine:

    Softball Splits Doubleheader, Captures Series Over New Mexico State

    4/25/2009 8:08:33 PM

    Senior Tanisha Milca hit her second home run of the series and 12th of the season in today’s first game against New Mexico State. She now has 33 in her career.HONOLULU – The University of Hawai`i softball team split today’s doubleheader against New Mexico State, but captured the pivotal series. NMSU won the first game, 3-1, but the β€˜Bows bounced back to mercy-rule the Aggies in the series finale, 11-3 in five innings.

    Stephanie Ricketts started both games and took the loss and earned the win to raise her record to 19-9 overall and 11-4 in conference. She threw 4.0 innings in the first game of the day, giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and two strike outs. It snapped her string of complete games at 16. In the final game, Ricketts was helped by the Rainbow Wahine offense as they racked up 11 runsβ€”six off of home runsβ€”en route to the mercy-rule, five inning game. She gave up three runs on five hits with a walk and a strike out.

    New Mexico State 3, Hawai`i 11

    New Mexico State’s ace, Kim Watson handcuffed the β€˜Bows for most of the game. She took a no-hitter into the bottom of the sixth, before Tanisha Milca led the inning off with a solo home run over the left-centerfield fence. That broke up Watson’s bid for the no-no and the shut-out. It was the only hit Watson yielded. She did however have four walks with five strike outs in the game.

    The Aggies posted a single run in the second inning to go up, 1-0. Hoku Nohara led the inning off with a double to the right-centerfield gap. Ricketts then got the next two outs on a fly to left and a ground out to second, but Tiffany Autry came through with a clutch single to left that drove in pinch runner, Shaleese Javillo from third.

    In the third, the β€˜Bows got the first two outs, but the Aggies then rallied to load the bases with an infield single, a walk, and a beaned batter. Hawai`i then got the final out of the inning on a fly to left.

    New Mexico State extended their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth. Angie Ortega and Autry started the inning with carbon-copy singles through the leftside of the UH infield. Stacey Lien ground out to third for the first out of the inning, but moved both runners into scoring position for Kylie Randall, who laid down a bunt single that scored Ortega from third. Ricketts then got Kristi Randall to strike out swinging for the second out, but Kandis Jones got another single through the leftside of the infield to score Autry.

    The only run for UH came in the sixth on Milca’s 12th home run of the season and second of the series. It moved her into seventh place alone in UH single-season home run history. It also moved her into a tie for career home runs. Milca now has 33 home runs as a Rainbow Wahine, which ties her with All-American Tyleen Tausaga. She is now one-shy of her career high set in 2007 of 13, which is fifth all-time.

    NMSU’s Watson then came out of the game briefly as Vanessa Fitzgerald came in to relieve Watson. But Fitzgerald gave up a single to Clare Warwick and walked Makani Duahaylonsod-Kaleimamahu. She then fell behind against Amanda Tauali`i, two balls and no strikes, and Aggies’ head coach, Kathy Rodolph re-entered Watson into the circle. Watson came back to get Tauali`i to strike out swinging and then snared a little pop-up behind the mound for the second out. She walked Kanani Pu`u-Warren to load the bases, but then caught pinch-hitter, Julie Franklin, looking at a third strike to end the rally and the inning.

    Watson ended up throwing seven innings, giving up the one home run with four walks and five strike outs. Fitzgerald made an appearance, but was unable to get an out after facing two batters. She allowed just one single.

    For Hawai`i, Ricketts threw 4.0 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and two strike outs. Melissa Gonzalez fired the final three innings in a strong relief appearance. She did not allow any runs and gave up just one hit with no walks and two strike outs.

    New Mexico State 3, Hawai`i 11 (5)

    The β€˜Bows rebounded in the second game of the doubleheader to capture the series with an 11-3 win in five innings. Hawai`i brought all nine batters to the plate in both the second and third inning and launched three home runs, one each by Pu`u-Warren, Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu, and Audrey Andrade. It was the second homer of the series for both Pu`u-Warren and Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu. On defense, UH made some stellar plays as well to help keep the powerful Aggie offense at bay.

    Hawai`i’s starting pitcher, Ricketts threw all five innings, giving up three runs on five hits with a walk and a strike out.

    The Aggies got on the scoreboard first with a run in the top of the second. Ortega led the inning off with a walk. A sacrifice bunt executed by Autry moved her into scoring position for Tiare Jennings who then hit an opposite-field RBI single to score Ortega from second. Lien then hit a deep fly to center, but Pu`u-Warren got under the ball, but it popped out of her glove. On the play, Jennings had to tag, so she only got to third. A sacrifice bunt by Vanessa Valles then moved Lien to second, but Jennings stayed at third. Freshman second baseman Dara Pagaduan then made a highlight-reel worthy, back-handed stop up the middle, pivoted and threw leadoff hitter, Kristi Randall out at first to end the rally and the inning.

    Hawai`i answered right back in the bottom of the inning, bringing all nine batters to the plate. NMSU’s Russell issued a leadoff walk to Andrade to start the inning, and was promptly relieved by the first game starter, Kim Watson. Watson however proceeded to walk the next three batters in a row, to score UH’s first run of the game. Pagaduan followed with a solid single to the left-centerfield gap to drive in both Pu`u-Warren and Traci Yoshikawa. On the play, Katie Grimes was gunned out at third on a nice 8-to-6-to-5 relay, but Pagaduan hustled to second. After a fly out to right, Warwick laced a single up the middle to drive in Pagaduan from second. Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu followed with another single, but Watson got the final out of the inning on a pop-up to short.

    In the third, the β€˜Bows again had a big inning, scoring six runs and bringing all nine batters to the plate. The Aggies’ third pitcher of the game, Vanessa Fitzgerald, then entered and got a ground out to second to start the frame. But she then gave up a solo home run by Pu`u-Warren that sailed high above the centerfield fence. Yoshikawa then walked for the second time of the game. After a swinging strike out, Pagaduan drew a walk to put runners at first and second for the β€˜Bows. Milca then hit an opposite field single to drive in Yoshikawa from second. The Aggies’ Fitzgerald was then replaced by Sydney Willard who started off by walking Warwick to load the bases. Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu then cranked her first career grand slam into the wind in left-centerfield. It was her seventh home run of the season and second of the series. Williard closed the inning with a ground out to second, but the damage had been done and UH held an 10-1 lead after four complete innings.

    New Mexico State responded immediately by getting two runs back in the top of the fourth. Ortega drove a triple down the rightfield line to start the inning. Autry then hit a little chopper to short, but the only play was to first, allowing Ortega to score easily. Jennings then hit a solo home run to centerfield. But Ricketts remained composed and came back stronger, getting a pair of ground outs to short to end the inning.

    With the lead cut to seven in the bottom of the fourth, UH went back up by eight on Andrade’s solo home run to centerfield. It was Andrade’s fifth of the season and her eighth of her career. Her home run pushed UH’s lead to 11-3.

    The Aggies didn’t go down without a fight though. The β€˜Bows got the first out on a line out to short, but Jones followed with an infield single to second. Nohara then hit a squibber to second, Pagaduan fielded it and flipped to Yoshikawa at short for the second out. Pinch runner, Javillo then stole second, but Ricketts got Ashley Maroda to hit a come-backer and threw to first for the final out of the game.

    Hawai`i now finishes its regular season next week with a three-game conference series against WAC newcomer, Boise State on May 1-2. The β€˜Bows will honor their seven seniors, Audrey Andrade, Courtney Baughman, Julie Franklin, Tanisha Milca, Richie-Anne Titcomb, Clare Warwick, and Stacey Yamadaβ€”all of whom are four year players for Hawai`i.

    By winning two-of-three games against NMSU, the β€˜Bows are now by themselves in third place in the WAC standings. League leader, Nevada, swept Utah State, while Fresno State swept Boise State to go one game ahead of Hawai`i with one week left to play.

    Things look like they are really shaping up coming into the WAC softball tourney.

    With only FSU and Nevada ahead of us in the standings, there is a lot of reasons to beleive we can capture the WAC Championship and then move on to the NCAA tournament… AGAIN.

    We took care of then #22 FSU in Fresno taking the series 2-1 and while we dropped the series to Nevada at home 2-1, we could of just easily won it 2-1 had it not been for the inability to finish close games when we had the lead. This was a serious issue earlier this season and since then Stephanie Ricketts has played like a sophomore or even a “seasoned” junior at clutch times in recent games.

    Not to mention that Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu has stepped up big recently at the plate.

    While he play at 3rd base has been great, I am still waiting for Clare Warwick to show that .300+ hitter that he has been for pretty much her whole career at UH. I still think that if she can get into a “groove” at bat, it will produce a “domino” effect that will spell trouble for our opponents. There is nothing like having one of you senior leaders on the team just light up the Manoa sky.

  159. Garret April 25, 2009 9:26 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Instead of layoffs, this law firm offered all 1,300 of its associates the opportunity to take a year off for 1/3 of their base pay–the associate profiled in this story will take the $80k (I guess her base pay is $240k!) and plans to teach English to monks in Sri Lanka and possibly help bring solar power to parts of the Himalayas.

  160. Garret April 25, 2009 9:26 pm

    I didn’t realize that Ayn Rand thought that health warnings about smoking were a socialist conspiracy…and that she died of lung cancer.

  161. Garret April 25, 2009 9:27 pm

    Cat adopted two puppies (their mother died when delivering them, nursing them, washing them with her tongue, and even teaching them to hunt mice.

  162. Garret April 25, 2009 9:27 pm

    Russian man survived a fall out of a 5th-story window…twice in one night.

  163. Garret April 25, 2009 9:27 pm

    The World Health Organization says that the swine flu could spread quickly around the world and could develop into a pandemic. The 100 kids at a school in Queens who might have the swine flu is an indication of how quickly it can spread–they already had to close a school in Texas.

  164. Garret April 25, 2009 9:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  165. Garret April 25, 2009 9:31 pm

    Report on Veikune being drafted by the Browns.

    2nd round, No. 52 overall pick: David Veikune, DE, Hawaii

    Scout’s take: Veikune helped himself at the Senior Bowl, where he had his first chance to play elite talent and he held his own. He shows a good first step off the snap and is a classic hardworking overachiever who will play beyond his athletic skills.

    Correspondent’s take:
    How he fits: David Veikune was a 4-3 end at Hawaii but will be an outside linebacker in Cleveland’s 3-4. He is a late bloomer who was born in Alaska and didn’t play a lot of football early on. He didn’t start until his senior year with the Warriors. He has so-so speed in relation to his draft position, but Browns scouts like his relentless motor. He may have been a reach, but he shows the kind of hunger the new Browns regime wants to mix into the team.
    When he’ll play: The Browns can afford to experiment with Veikune in the preseason and allow him to focus on playing special teams at first. They hope he can work his way into a rotation while learning the nuances of a 3-4. He figures to be coachable and has the upside to be a starter down the road.

  166. ollivia April 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    To MadeinHawaii,
    you would chuckle to know that when Brysen-Bula #63 ran so fast down the field to blocked Brashton and held him still ( no can move)…
    Brashton was pissed pointing @ his great friend. But Bula jus smiled and told him ” LOVE You!”… then walked off…

    For one O-liner Giant, that was such a fast move…maybe Mac should make them do sprints every now and then…
    Its so much fun to ask them what they say on the field to each other….especially when we watch some passion going on!

    They’re both lovable!
    Yes folks lets stay positive here.

  167. Kazz April 25, 2009 9:34 pm


    I was just watching K-5 News at Nine to catch a glipse of the David Veikune news and I realized something…

    Now I like KGMB9’s news broadcasts. I always make it a point to watch KGMB9 news, but I also peek into KITV and KHON at times, but there is something about KHNL’s “format” that I cannot stand.

    Also, there is something “gimmicky” about playing that cheepo elevator music during the ENTIRE sports segment that just makes the sports news seem like… well… a gimmick… OH and not to mention the NUMEROUS mistakes they’ve made in the past regarding start times for UH home games, team win and loss records, etc…

  168. Garret April 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    Congratulations to Shawn Withy-Allen for throwing the game-winning TD pass in his game tonight! He completed 20 out of his 28 passes and threw 6 TD passes.

    Walter Ford grabbed a 24-yard touchdown pass from Shawn Withy-Allen with 59 seconds left and the Fayetteville Guard’s defense made the score stand up for a 41-37 come-from-behind win over the Lions.

  169. curveball April 25, 2009 9:42 pm


    April 25th, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    Russian man survived a fall out of a 5th-story window…twice in one night.


  170. puakinikini April 25, 2009 9:46 pm

    To Garret,
    I do not think that one needs to play peewee football to be able to compete in College or NFL.

    I know many (personally) who made it to D-1 and NFL and did not play peewee or JV.

    Peewee football is for peewee boys, I think…mine was big for peewee regulations, but made it fine as HS starter and now college football player.
    My friends’ sons did the same for college and also made it into NFL…

    Garret that is my first hand experiences

  171. Kekoa April 25, 2009 10:16 pm

    wafan, et al.

    Re: Observe & Report

    Whitey ~ What few ‘reps’ Kaha’i was able to log in today was excellent! He held his own in the trenches and never gave ground against larger D-linemen.

    So what if da guy is 6’4″ tall and weighs 305 lbs…just numbers right?! Good footwork, body and hand position kept him in control. This is the best I have seen him play to date….(IMHO, of course).

  172. whitey April 25, 2009 10:25 pm

    kekoa, are you still at the tgate w/iphone???? hahahahaaa. thanks for the update.

    going bed cause got to be up by 4:30 and get to course by 6:00 for tournament for duffer and the kids. see you all.

  173. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 10:35 pm

    ManKok of the Cleveland Browns talking about Veikune

  174. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 10:38 pm

    Mahalo Ollivia for that tidbit.

  175. d1ε³Ά April 25, 2009 10:49 pm

    Wow what a great day for UH Athletics….

    Congrats BaseBows for hanging in and pulling off the split.

    Sounds like a real crowd-pleaser at the Warrior Bowl…long TD plays galore!
    Defense should be better, like someone was suggesting, once the QB’s stop wearing orange (no possible rhyme) jerseys…Intimidation can be a very intimidating thing! (profound, eh?)

    …speaking of “pro founds”

    Congratulations to David Veikune for 2nd round selection…nice surprise!

    btw, Luau was great! Working on the pics and will start on the video when go home….

    as for now….


  176. Kekoa April 25, 2009 10:51 pm

    My overall assessment of today’s Warrior Bowl was one of pure satisfaction. Consider this. Both teams were evenly matched. Each team contributed some outstanding plays on offense and defense.

    Now, that tells me that this shake down cruise was an indicator of the talent pool they have to this point. The game film should give the coaches a better look at what they have overall. Come August, when they make their starting assignments, it will be exciting to see the final results.

    Mistakes were made, yes. Patterns, progressions, coverages, were blown at times. However, corrections were made, and each team came roaring back when they needed to. Fights?…zero.

    After last week, when helmets were used as weapons in a real donnybrook, today…teamwork and intensity led to a very different result. After one particularly great TD by the Mauka team, the entire bench cleared and ran on to the field to the North end zone to celebrate!

    So like Liz sez, “Unite and Conquer!”

  177. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 10:58 pm

    lemme see… 6 more day hath April… 31.. in May… 30 in June… 31.. thru July….. seems so far away…

  178. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 10:59 pm


    I always thought it was “puakenikeni”
    am I wrong? …

    Ah.. but a rose by any other name….

  179. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:01 pm

    Good to hear that Shawn Withy-Allen is doing well. It may not be the NFL.. AND the paycheck may be missing a few digits, but I’m sure the adrenalin rush for him is just as sweet.

  180. Kazz April 25, 2009 11:03 pm

    I know they have to cut about 20 kids soon, but if there was one walk on that stood out to me, it was #85 Corey Paclebar.

    I think he’s gonna make the team.

    On the flip side, I wonder if either Steele Jantz and/or Bryant Moniz will be “casualties” of the numbers game at QB? We’ve still got three freshmen (Shutter, Graves, and Nielsen) coming soon… 😯

  181. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 25, 2009 11:04 pm

    MIH- you are correct on the name of the flower. But the name of the Tsai-ko may mean something else un-floral πŸ˜†

    Lots of good news today and sounds like the FFFFF’s were in abundance as well!

    Sweet Warrior Dreams, all!

  182. Kekoa April 25, 2009 11:07 pm

    Great T-gate today! Big Mahalo to BG, Betty, Koakane, Homey, Ralph, James, and Hi-flyer for getting the necessary groundwork done before the rest of the crew arrived.

    Thank you everyone for bringing in lots of goodies to share. New friends were welcomed in and old friends were a sight for sore eyes! Cindy Cenn, Colomaohana & Hubby shared green bottles with all in attendance. Good stuff!

    Now get ready for this…Esme actually came down from Mommy Heaven to grace us with her presence! Really! She did! I’m just now recovering from the schock…

  183. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:09 pm

    Makes you feel bad for some of the QBack wannabes, eh?

    You really want everyone of them to have their moment to shine but that’s just not possible.

    The more difficult it is to cut those 20 players… the better the players must be and that’s a good position to be in. The twenty cut will have the next three+ months to work out get stronger, study the playbook and get ready to impress when the season starts. Sort of like the “Biggest Loser” on TV. Just because you’re not part of the ‘team’ doesn’t mean you’re not part of the overall program. Stick with it and do your part and good things can happen.

  184. al β„’ April 25, 2009 11:09 pm

    another come from behind win by the bows.

  185. Jason April 25, 2009 11:13 pm

    Tailgate was awesome today. (Guri guri!) Game was good too. All the stress over the baseball ‘Bows was not appreciated (those darn Cardiac Kids!). πŸ˜›

    I had Veikune has a 3rd-4th grade as well, more heavily on the 3rd. Thought there could be a chance he’d go in the 2nd, and it was a pleasant surprise to hear that he had. He’s not as elite an athlete as a Travis LaBoy or Ikaika Alama-Francis, but he’s got a heck of a motor and he plays very disciplined. I much prefer that kind of reach than the reach picks that littered the second round–guys that never add up to the sum of their parts. Congratulations to David!

    Still loving the 49ers pick of Crabtree. Kinda disappointed in the trade with Carolina, cause I really liked Everette Brown (whom the Panthers picked); but at the same time, we get an extra 1st rounder next year. Some are already speculating that could lead to a Colt (McCoy) in San Francisco. (Eh, I’m not that high on McCoy yet.)

  186. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:16 pm

    I would really would have liked to see our Colt at SF… I think he could bring back the ole Montana Magic to the 49’rs.

  187. madeinhawaii April 25, 2009 11:17 pm

    Okay.. time to shower and hit the sack..
    night all.. great day for UH sports fans..

  188. Kekoa April 25, 2009 11:20 pm

    MIH ~ Puakinikini is the correct spelling. It’s also known as the “10 cent flower.” Diana’s favorite, and she planted one in our front yard just the other day.

    D-1 ~ u sure traveled a long way to attend a Luau! Next time,axe me braddah, I know some people over in Paradise Cove that can hook you up!

  189. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 25, 2009 11:36 pm

    Hi Kekoa!
    Can hardly keep eyes open! But, you sure?

    Google sez:
    Did you mean: puakenikeni
    Your search – puakinikini – did not match any documents.

    Nitey Nite!

  190. Kekoa April 25, 2009 11:42 pm

    By Kevin Carden
    Posted Apr 24, 2009

    With the Trojan Huddle just around the corner, USC Head Coach Pete Carroll met with the media on Friday and revealed the end-of-spring depth chart. Look inside to see which players captured a starting spot.


    QB – Corp, Barkley, Mustain Green, Manoogian

    FB – Havili, Shoemate, Goodman

    TB – Johnson OR McKnight OR Gable OR Bradford, McNeal OR Tyler

    SE – R.Johnson, Ausberry, Cameron, Carswell, Stephens, Vigoren, Ness, Barmeyer, Blackhart

    FL – D.Williams, T.Patterson, Butler, Green, Boyer, Calcagnie, Cavignac, Gibson

    LT – C. Brown, B. Lewis

    LG – Byers OR Heberer, M. Coleman

    C – Byers OR O’Dowd, Reardon OR Nolan

    RG – N. Howell OR A. Parsons, Abe Markowitz

    RT – Smith, Kalil

    TE – McCoy, R. Ellison, Ayles, Gatena, Stephenson, Herring

    The 2 boys ahead of Abe are Seniors:

    56 Alex Parsons 6-4 300 SR
    OR 76 Nick Howell 6-5 280 SR*
    # 50 Abe Markowitz 6-2 280 FR*
    72 Martin Coleman 6-5 315 SO*

  191. Kekoa April 25, 2009 11:49 pm

    Liz ~ E Kala Mai…I got it backasswards! Just looked at the plant tags from the Nursery. Too much T-gatoraide! 😳

  192. Kekoa April 25, 2009 11:59 pm

    Liz – Check your email box.

  193. Cindy (cenn April 26, 2009 12:06 am

    Goodnight, gang! And mahalo for a fun time at the Tgate, even though I could not stay longer. That is an awesome spot, right on the water at Pearl. : )

  194. chawan_cut April 26, 2009 2:25 am

    here’s a few pics from the game

  195. chawan_cut April 26, 2009 3:29 am

    here’s the news coverage for
    Warrior Bowl
    & Veikune

  196. mctruck April 26, 2009 3:38 am

    Yo!!!, According to the Dallas Morning News paper today, reporting on SMU football, quoting June Jones, SMU transitioning from the shot-gun to the pistol formation. Now, that’s news especially since coach Jones was pretty much set on the shot-gun prior to this season.

    I hope UH is listening to this. Personally, since observering Neveda’s demonstration of the pistol in previous season’s I was hoping UH would adopt this new formation cause it get’s the ball quicker to the qb and overall, the offensive plays develop much faster thus allowing the defense less time to get to the qb and rb’s…especially the de’s ability to make plays.

  197. mctruck April 26, 2009 3:48 am

    Aren’t you guys proud of David Veikune’s 2nd round pick??!!! awesome!!

    Veikune moved up from the low 80’s selection to the 52nd pick in the second round….outstanding David!!! Congrats!!!

    Texas with all the wealth of fb players for a state this size hasn’t had a 1st round player selected as the number one pick in the draft since 1982.,(that being-Texas defensive end/Kenneth Sims). Matthew Stafford, this years #1 pick is a Texas native from Highland Park.
    Besides Stafford and Sims, the third Texan picked #1 in the NFL draft was, King Hill back in 1958, who hailed from Brazosport, Texas.

  198. mctruck April 26, 2009 3:57 am

    If I’m reading this right…Veikune is the third player from a non-BCS school to be selected in the first two rounds of the NFL draft…but ahead of MWC rival school, Utah which had two picks, but behind UH’s Veikune in the second round. Go Waariors!!

  199. brew808 April 26, 2009 4:35 am


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  200. brew808 April 26, 2009 4:38 am

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  201. mctruck April 26, 2009 4:44 am

    Good morning brew…I sure admire your art work.

  202. mctruck April 26, 2009 4:46 am

    Well, to have my breakfest and watch the rest of the draft to see if anymore UH players get in there.(got my fingers crossed).

  203. brew808 April 26, 2009 4:51 am

    Aloha mctruck!

    Here’s wishing you a Warrior/Tsaiko kind of day! Go Warriors!!! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  204. whitey April 26, 2009 4:54 am

    good morning tsaikos, brew, mctruck

  205. whitey April 26, 2009 4:58 am

    time to get the space craft ready and head into wailuku for a charity game for the maui jr golfers. rarely do i go this early, but it is for the kids, so make sacrifice.

    duffer, if you lurking, hope get something to eat before playing.

    have a great day and sunshine will bring warmth and smiles to all of you, especially warmth for our mainland tsaikos.

  206. brew808 April 26, 2009 4:58 am

    Good morning whitey!

    I was just thinking of some grilled up-country p-sausage….. πŸ˜†

  207. brew808 April 26, 2009 5:07 am

    Hmmm…. lots of Big-10 guys getting claimed this 2nd day….. why? 😈

    Mahalo to chawan_cut for all the news and videos. The displaced and transplanted 808’ers thrive on your posts and info.

    My dumb news summary: Warriors split squads for scrimmage, … basebaru & softball teams split games, no fuud split (or wasted) at Tsaiko-gate, … many party-hardy Tsaikos wake up on Sunday with splitting headaches! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  208. wafan April 26, 2009 5:12 am

    A beautiful Sunday to everyone!

  209. wafan April 26, 2009 5:16 am

    Yesterday was a good day for the Warriors, BaseBows, Rainbows, and Rainbow Warriors. A good sign!

  210. wafan April 26, 2009 5:18 am

    Thank you, everyone, for the reports of the games!

    And, to c_c for the news clips and photos!!!

  211. wafan April 26, 2009 5:25 am

    Nice to see some of the band showed up, too.

  212. d1ε³Ά April 26, 2009 5:29 am

    Great Morning All from the PNW!

    Mahalo chawan_cut for the video will check out your pics later…gotta get to work on my pics from luau.

    Hoping for more good news from da No Fun League for da Warriors in Waiting….


  213. wafan April 26, 2009 5:33 am

    d1 . . .

    How long are you going to be up here?

  214. brew808 April 26, 2009 5:49 am

    Mouton is a Titan! #94 in Round 3!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  215. brew808 April 26, 2009 5:52 am

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  216. brew808 April 26, 2009 5:57 am

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    ★ ★ Veikune ★ Mouton ★ Jake ★ Adam ★ Soly ★ Josh ★ ★
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  217. koakane iphone April 26, 2009 6:02 am

    Morning Tsai-ko country hey what am I doing up so early?

    Yesterday tgate was just super and like the warriors spring practice the tsaikos went all out. Glad to report we will be looking fine in 09. Pink side visits by cohana, cen cee and their leader Esme who never whooshed and stayed.

    Mahalo to jj, homey and kazz with coming early to set up. Also much love to all who brought fuuud. Had to fight off mr. A house for the Saba. Stretch has a secret fishing spot and what happens at tgate well you know.

  218. myki April 26, 2009 6:05 am

    Good morning all!!

    Great news….Ryan Mouton selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 3rd round number 94 over all. Yeah Warriors πŸ˜€

  219. puakinikini April 26, 2009 7:08 am

    MIH Kekoa, and LizK,
    I picked the spelling so I can get a USERname that was not taken maybe….I was not being correct to spelling. Jus being creative.

    But this brother of the plumeria is one of my faved fragrance!…yes a rose it is…never mind the spellin’ in this blog site..

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