Six Vulcans named to Academic All-District Team

GREENWOOD, Indiana — University of Hawai‘i at Hilo softball players Malia Risdall, Brandee Chinen and Alexis Lacy and baseball players Ryan Cho, Casey Yamauchi and James Yamasaki were named to the 2023 Academic All-District Team as selected and announced by College Sports Communicators.

UH-Hilo men’s golf postseason concludes

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – The University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s golf team shot nine-over at a 297 total on the final day for a No. 19 finish in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional at the Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, California.

More UH-Hilo athletes receive awards

GREENWOOD, Indianapolis – Joshua Liu, Luca Matheiowetz, Julia Barden and Casydee De Mattos were named to the 2022-23 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Academic All-District Teams — which were announced Tuesday morning by College Sports Communicators.

UFC Gym BJ Penn holds open house

Over the weekend, a large crowd assembled in Hilo to witness in the inauguration and traditional Hawaiian blessing of BJ Penn’s latest UFC Gym. The gym, occupying 20,000 square feet and with an estimated cost of over $7 million, showcases cutting-edge gym equipment, free weights, a dedicated Jiu-jitsu training zone, an MMA ring and even a cryotherapy chamber. BJ Penn, a native of Hilo — and a highly respected 5th-degree Jiu-jitsu black belt and a former professional mixed martial artist — put on a Jiu-jitsu display shortly after the gym’s doors opened.