Archive for May, 2009

Summer sessions

May 30th, 2009

Warriors past and future were helping out at the PIAA combine at Saint Louis School today.
Fomer UH standouts Tim Chang, Eddie Klaneski and David Maeva were among those running the testing at the combine. Incoming freshmen Corey Nielsen and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai were also chipping in.
Nielsen started summer school on Tuesday and said he’ll join in the team’s offseason conditioning program this coming week. He’s finished his requirements at Gahr High in California and will return for graduation on June 16. A 4.0 student, he’ll be one of the class valedictorians.
“It’s good to get a head start on everything,” Nielsen said.
His younger brother, Casey, will be a senior quarterback at Gahr in the fall.
Winchester-Makainai graduates from Kailua in June and will enroll for the second session of summer school at UH.

>> Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Patriots receiver Wes Welker and former UH standouts Colt Brennan and Davone Bess are among those scheduled to attend a fundraiser July 9 to benefit the program’s football camps.
Head coach Greg McMackin and graduate assistant Mike Smith both have connections with Lewis and Welker. McMackin coached Lewis at Miami (Fla.) and was at Texas Tech when Welker was in college. Smith was teammates with Welker at Texas Tech and Lewis with the Ravens.
This year’s set of UH camps begins June 13-4 with the Kids’ Camp (ages 5-12). The Skills Camp is June 16-19 and the Big Man Camp is June 22-24.

>> The Western Athletic Conference’s football preview is set for July 28-30 in Salt Lake City. UH will be represented by McMackin, center John Estes and linebacker Brashton Satele.

Tinoisamoa joins Bears

May 29th, 2009

Pisa Tinoisamoa has landed with the Chicago Bears, agreeing to a one-year contract today.
Tinoisamoa was the St. Louis Rams’ leading tackler last season, but became a free agent when he was released on May 8. According to the Chicago Tribune, the former Warrior linebacker also visited Buffalo and New England and is slated to start alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.
The Bears also agreed to terms with Kahuku graduate and former Oregon State safety Al Afalava, the team’s sixth-round draft pick.

And a congrats to Wade getting the job

May 22nd, 2009

sorry on the mainland with limited ‘net real surprise here. had been told 2 weeks ago the committee really liked charlie. wondering who he’ll have for assistants.  

Congrats to Cubi-Otineru

May 21st, 2009

Been traveling with limited internet access. Saw Aneli get her B.A. Saturday. she worked very hard to do that in 2 years, especially when you consider she was a non-qualifier out of high school. But she did sit out the one year at CSI to get her AA and be able to play 3 years for the Wahine. 

Paperwork in on 2 Wahine transfers

May 21st, 2009

Was told the offiial announcement would come sometime today from UH.Hawaii has signed two incoming sophomore transfers. Corinne Cascioppo is a 6-3 rightside hitter from Mesa State College. Alexis Forsythe is a 6-4 middle from Houston Baptist.  The two were recruited by UH two years ago but it didn’t happen. Paperwork and transcripts finally got done yesterday