The accomplishment of landing a collegiate basketball scholarship started with a ball, a dream and a father, who doubled as his daughter’s coach and wanted the very best for her.
So much is still out of UH-Hilo athletic director Pat Guillen’s hands. He has to wait until the state figures out its own financial crisis before he knows what his budget is.
Syrus Yarbrough had a rather nondescript career when he was playing for the UH-Hilo basketball team from 1993 to 1995.
It’s only a matter of time before the minor league baseball season is canceled, and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic came down swiftly with the reported release of hundreds of players to cut costs.
In light of St. Joseph’s financial difficulties, namely raising $500,000 to keep the 151-year-old school operating, the connections, memories and lessons will live on, uniting those who went there or hold the school dear in their hearts.
Hillary Hurley was a versatile shining star during her time at UH-Hilo, playing basketball and volleyball and dominating at both.
Kaeo Drummondo and Chris Todd can joke about it now, that Hilo High will finally get a new track and field facility to not only hold football practice but host BIIF games as well.
It’s nearly impossible to get a curveball past Kala’i Rosario, who hits sneaky questions out of the park.
Tennis: Kunimoto didn’t know the first thing about Idaho State before visiting – now she’s a proud Bengal
Idaho State is far from Hilo, but Keilyn Kunimoto found a comfortable fit and signed with the Bengals.
Kimo Keiter-Charles had a wonderful basketball life, experiencing the thrill of standing on the top of a mountain in 2000.
Kaleinani Kabalis is joining the family business of coaching volleyball after she was named the Hilo High girls coach.
Not every UH-Hilo volleyball recruit will have an impact like Emily Wade, who smashed eight kills and hit .615 against Western Washington in the NCAA West Regional last season.
The ripples hit home for Sara Pilgreen, whose seed to her path in life was planted by former UH-Hilo volleyball coach Sharon Peterson.
Keaau’s Catherine Chow and Leilani Stone, and Waiakea’s Lilah Shapiro and Ella Johnson all share a love of running, community service, and exactly the same 4.1 grade-point average, making them ideal candidates for the Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph scholarships.
Sam Thomas looks back to 2017 when he thinks about this season’s Kamehameha boys volleyball team, which shares the same type of athleticism.
Hilo was well-balanced for a BIIF championship run, hoping to break the eight-year tradition of title swapping.
The original cool ‘Cat: Hoist recalls ‘camaraderie’ that cemented foundation for Konawaena basketball dynasty
Nancy Hoist still has an 808 area code on her cellphone, despite living far from Hawaii for close to two decades.
Hometown hire: Kaniela Aiona takes helm of UHH hoops; plans to spread ‘em out and shoot, grab rebounds – and most of all recruit
It’s the classic tale of local boy makes good for Kaniela Aiona, a 2001 Honokaa graduate, who was hired as the University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s coach on Sunday.
Samantha Yamamoto wanted to be like her sister LiAnn Yamamoto, a four-time BIIF judo champion.