With consecutive rounds of success and an old putter in his bag, familiarity was the key to Retief Goosen’s success at Hualalai Golf Course on Thursday.
The waters off the Big Island figure do be a little less teeming with youth swimmers than previously during the pandemic.
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.
No spectators, much fanfare at Hualalai: New look, usual loaded field for PGA Champions Tour opener in Kona
It’s going to look a little different, but the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is back, celebrating its silver anniversary on the Big Island.
For the Hawaii Prep girls Division II soccer dynasty, every one of the past seven years has been “the year.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Let’s not avoid the elephant in the room.
Barack Obama still had more than 16 months remaining in his presidency when Kim Schmelz arrived at UH-Hilo as a freshman in 2015. It wasn’t long before the sharpshooter’s soft jumpers started reigning from the sky.
Take a quick glance at UH-Hilo forward Malia Lee and a photo of Doug Lee from his NBA playing days, and you can see the resemblance in the eyes.
During an impromptu media day before a women’s basketball practice at UHH gym, two players are first to the court. Coach David Kaneshiro worked on post moves with Bree Olson on one end, while Mandi Kawaha performed a one-player layup drill at the other basket.
Excited as he was, David Kaneshiro certainly didn’t think anything would come easy when he took over the 4-year-old women’s basketball program at his hometown university. The one that’s notable because its athletic department is the remotest in the country. Early on, his hard work paid off in the form of a pair of winning seasons and two consecutive PacWest playoff berths.
HONOLULU — The spoils at the Sony Open belonged to Kevin Na, a winner for the fourth straight season after coming from three shots behind with six holes to play for a one-shot victory with a birdie on the final hole.
NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game.