Aloha to Ben Aipa, a Hawaii surfing legend

Hawaiian surf legend Ben Aipa, who achieved renown in the 1960s and ’70s as a powerful, creative surfer, innovative board shaper and dedicated coach, died Friday at his Hilo home at the age of 78 in the presence of his wife, Lenore.

UHH women’s basketball preview: Full steam ahead for Kaneshiro in 11th season

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.