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He was on for about 10 minutes, talked a lot about going to the Olympics, will be going to beach volleyball, track, maybe fencing in addition to mens and women’s volleyball. Asked about TV work. he said maybe in retirement he’d get picked up locally but he didn’t want to do what Kevin Wong does, […]


Tano opening Bee & Tea in Kailua

by Cindy Luis on July 21, 2016

Former Wahine Nohea Tano opening a new shop in Kailua, 131 Hekili St. on Saturday Bee and Tea, a franchise, specializes in boba tea, and also will have kalua pig bao, smoothies and milk shakes Grand opening and blessing at 11 a.m.

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Book went live on Amazon Wednesday night. Will have more info later but this is what I got tonight Shoji was selected the top coach of the 1980s, the 1983 Rainbow Wahine NCAA championship team No. 5 in the pre-rally scoring era (1981-2000). Voting done by current and former coaches, players and media. Named to […]

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Spieler into E90 finals, Takai passes away

by Cindy Luis on July 20, 2016

Spieler has made the Top 10 finalists Voting open through 2 p.m. Thursday HST Announcement on Friday www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/honoring-achievement-and-field sorry, looks like you’ll have to cut and past URL Very sad to hear about Mark Takai’s passing today. A really good guy. Do you remember him wanting a UH mascot so badly that he dressed up […]

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Monday checkin: Spieler, DOVO, Kaufman, etc

by Cindy Luis on July 18, 2016

Dropped by camp today. Looks like Kaleo Baxter will be the DOVO for women’s indoor and beach. Announcement pending on finalizing paperwork. as mentioned earlier, Faith Ma’aflala (Kamehameha) has transferred home from Southern Utah, will walk on. That will bring the roster number to 19. would not be surprised if one of the walk-ons redshirt. […]

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Men lose to Brazil in five. they needed to win either 3-0 or 3-1. So they are out. Had several match points in Set 3, the first on an ace by Christenson at 24-23. E. Shoji with 21 digs. Spieler moves on to Fan Favorite Elite 90 semifinals.

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U.S. men upset by Italy

by Cindy Luis on July 14, 2016

www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2016/July/14/Little-Things-Mean-a-Lot-in-US-Loss-to-Italy Not a good loss for the Americans. Have to beat Brazil Friday either 3-0 or 3-1 to remain alive in the tournament. Setter Micah Christenson had 43 assists and libero Erik Shoji 16 digs but it was not enough as the U.S. men’s national volleyball team was upset by Italy 3-1 in ab FIVB […]

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Wahine at UCR match on ESPNU

by Cindy Luis on July 13, 2016

from the Big West today ESPNU will televise the Hawaii at UC Riverside women’s volleyball match Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. PT (5 p.m. HT) inside the HIghlanders’ SRC Arena. Defending Big West champions Hawaii finished 16-0 record in conference and 29-2 after a four-set loss to Minnesota in the Elite 8. UH finished […]

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The NCAA is having a fan favorite voting on all of this year’s winners, including UH’s Katie Spieler To vote http://on.ncaa.com/Elite90 Voting Rules: Fans do not have to register but can only vote once per day per computer. Voting totals reset after each round. First Round: Tuesday 7/12 at 10am ET until Friday 7/15 at […]

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U.S. loses in Pan Am semi, MJNT on to final

by Cindy Luis on July 9, 2016

U.S. women lost to Puerto Rico Saturday in 4, will play for Bronze vs. Cuba Sunday Nikki Taylor with 8 kills, a sub in Sets 1, 2, 3; started Set 4 U.S. men swept Canada in U21 Saturday, will play for title Sunday against Cuba Worsley played in Sets 2 and 3; Matautia did not […]

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