Bench reformer: Hubbell, a UHH men’s basketball legacy, hits the ground running with increased playing time
All Steven Hubbell needed was a chance to show what he could do for the UH-Hilo basketball team, but he sat on the bench most of the time last season.
UH-Hilo’s Sasa Vuksanovic, a 6-foot-9 senior, has had to make adjustments all his life, making him a perfect fit for the PacWest pod season where nothing will stay the same playing Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade multiple times.
UH-Hilo will play Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade so many times it will become all too familiar like an episode of “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name and your game, too.
The first thing you notice about UH-Hilo’s Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones is what you don’t see. The 6-foot-6 freshman forward from New Zealand wears no emotions when he’s on the basketball court.
Every team needs a glue guy like Jordan Graves, UH-Hilo’s senior guard, who holds everything together and best of all makes sacrifices for the good of everyone.
The story of first-year UH-Hilo coach Kaniela Aiona is well known, and if not there’s a life history on the school’s website.
The UH-Hilo men’s basketball team’s strength is team chemistry because it’s easy to see that everyone is on the same page.
That was a little too close for comfort for the UH-Hilo men’s basketball team, which saw an 18-point lead whittled down to single digits.
The HHSAA hammer dropped on Saturday, nailing shut the hope that teams across the state could compete for state championships in air riflery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, canoe paddling, soccer, swimming and diving, and wrestling.
Darren Williams is often overlooked because of his size. He’s 5 feet 8 and was destined to follow coach Kaniela Aiona to UH-Hilo, where the junior point guard has found a comfortable home.
As sister acts go, Dioni Lincoln has filled in perfectly at Kamehameha, the former home of her sister, Kiarra, who’s making her own path at UH-Hilo.
UH-Hilo is expecting to start its sports season sometime in January, maybe the PacWest conference not so much.
Isaiah Kanno spent Tuesday golfing at The Dunes at Maui Lani and enjoying time with longtime friend Peter Jung.
Onan Masaoka was the pride of Hilo and the state when he pitched in 83 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999 and 2000 before retiring at 24 years old in 2002.
PONY baseball has canceled its winter season, and Little League remains on hiatus a little longer as well.
Golf has always been the center of family reunions for the Oki and Hironaga cousins.