Archive for June, 2008

Congrats to Kaufman, Stone for advancing in high jump

June 30th, 2008
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UH’s Amber Kaufman and Mililani resident Adriane Sims Stone both advanced to Friday’s final of the women’s high jump at the USA Olympic Team Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., ltonight.Kaufman, a member of both the Rainbow Wahine volleyball and track teams, and Stone, a 28-year-old wife of an Army soldier stationed at Scholfield Barracks, were in the same preliminary flight. They both cleared the preliminary heights of 1.79 and 1.82 meters.The two were among the 14 to advanced. The top three qualify for the Olympics.Kaufman won the Western Athletic Conference title with a school-record 1.84m jump (6-feet, 5 inches. Monday, Kaufman missed on her first two attempts of the opening height 5-10.5 the clearning on her final. With the bar moved up to 5.11.5 she again missed on her first two before clearing on the third. The finals are scheduled for Friday 4:30 p.m. HST 

Candidates … Final wishes

June 29th, 2008
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Doris Sullivan, who has an outstanding record in helping local athletes get college scholarships, and former Warriors player Tony Tuioti are among the candidates for a new position in the UH football office.

Technically, it can’t be called recruiting coordinator, but at least some of the work would entail handling nuts and bolts in that area.

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Hopefully you all have many, many more years to live. But if you were to make a “Bucket List,” what would be the things in sports you’d like to do or see happen before you kick it?

Bown named MVP of FIVB match

June 29th, 2008
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Bown named MVP of matchFormer Hawaii middle blocker Heather Bown was named the most valuable player of the match as the U.S. national women’s volleyball team swept Poland today (June 29) in an FIVB World Grand Prix Pool E match in Wroclaw, Poland.Bown put down eight kills on 12 swings and added an ace and a block. Punahou product Lindsey Berg, the U.S. captain, had 30 assists, a kill and an ace.It was the fifth straight win for the U.S. (5-1). Former Stanford All-American Logan Tom led the Americans with 13 kills, two aces and a block. The full story is at: http://volleyball.teamusa.org/news/article/2279. For photos: http://volleyball.teamusa.org/multimedia/photo_gallery/91 

Matt Bender’s mom running for office in Kona

June 26th, 2008
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Thanks to Daniel Rasay’s mom Jackie for passing this along. Matt Bender played for the Warriors.Debbie Hecht, Candidate Hawai’i County Council District 8-North Kona.Sorry but I did not receive the info before her campaign meeting Monday. To contact her … Hecht4CouncilDistrict8@gmail.com I did like her platform. You might as well.   

Update from Lauri Hakala

June 25th, 2008
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I apologize for not blogging recently but I was on the mainland for a few weeks and unable to access my Star-Bulletin e-mail. Lauri has been back at UH in summer school and will be graduating next week. He will returning home right after that.Congrats and best of luck. Very happy he sent the info. Here’s his email …Unfortunately we found out that I have a torn labrum in my shoulder so despite the great season in Switzerland, I won’t continue volleyball right away in the fall. I had a contract ready with a french team (ivan perez from BYU would ve been on the same team) but I didnt sign because I wanted to get better first and not play injured- which could ve been possible too according to the doctors.Now I ll just go home, get the surgery done and I ll find a team that I ll join in January 09, half way through the season in europe. Good thing is that it ll be a 100% recovery if all goes well so I m excited to get healthy and move forward…Matt Carere got into med school and he probably wont play anymore, and Carl (McGown, who coached Lauri and Matt) returned to Utah to his family…