Archive for May, 2009

youtube link to Kaufman’s 6-4 jump

May 20th, 2009

thanks to Stanley Ching 

Estes on Rimington list

May 20th, 2009

As Tweeted by HawaiiAthletics, senior John Estes is among 44 players on the spring watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top center. He was earlier named to the preliminary watch list for the Lombardi Award.
Punahou graduate Trask Iosefa of San Diego State is also on the Rimington watch list.


Justin Clapp, the son of UH associate athletic director Carl Clapp, plans to walk on with the Warriors this fall.
Justin Clapp (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) played receiver and defensive back at De La Salle in Concord, Calif.
Justin stayed in California after Carl left St. Mary’s to take the job at UH and lived with the family of one of his teammates while finishing school at De La Salle.
The Spartans went 12-2 and lost to Centennial Corona in the CIF Division I championship game.

UH-Army series announced

May 19th, 2009

Hawaii and Army announced a four-game series beginning in 2010. The dates of the meetings are:

Sept. 11, 2010, West Point, NY.

Nov. 30, 2013, Honolulu.

Sept. 15, 2018, West Point.

Nov. 30, 2019, Honolulu.


Next year’s game will again give the Warriors back-to-back road games during the nonconference schedule, which now shapes up this way:

Sept. 4, 2010, USC.

Sept. 11, 2010, at Army.

Sept. 18, 2010, at Colorado.

Sept. 25, 2010, UNLV.


UH has one more opening for next year’s nonconference schedule. UH plays Washington State in Seattle and at UNLV on consecutive weeks this season.




Quotes from today’s press release:

UH head coach Greg McMackin:  “We’re excited about this opportunity to play Army. I’ve got the utmost respect for their program. I’ve known Rich Ellerson for years and he’s an outstanding coach. With the large military presence here in Hawaii, it seems like a natural fit to schedule those programs like we’ve done with Navy this upcoming season.”


Army coach Rich Ellerson, a former UH linebacker and defensive coordinator:  “Obviously there is a tremendous military presence in the state of Hawaii and I have a connection with the University of Hawaii. We’ve talked about having a presence west of the Mississippi and Hawaii is about as far west of the Mississippi as you can go and still speak English. This is an opportunity for us to engage in a part of the country where we aren’t as well-known. Three weeks off before the Navy game is just too much of a layoff. When the calendar presents that situation, it’s very important to try and schedule a game after Thanksgiving. We’ll have a bye coming off the trip in both years we travel to Hawaii. That’s something that I think is important when you play there. This will help to provide a little extra continuity between the regular season and the Navy game. I think this an opportunity, and it’s healthy for a lot of reasons.”


UH athletic director Jim Donovan: “We’re very pleased to have this home and home arrangement with Army put in place. With Rich Ellerson being a former UH football player and now head coach at Army, it adds even more to this series besides the fact that its an academy school and those programs always draw well in Hawaii. I’m glad we were able to get it done and we’re looking forward to some great games.”

Update on Raeceen Woolford, running again for Miss Hawaii

May 18th, 2009

Former UH assistant/manager Ryan Tsuji running this but here is the info on the contest and to donate. email Ryan at 

Well it’s that time of the year again to help out one of our friends, Raeceen, as she prepares for the Miss Hawaii competition on June 27 at the Hawaii Convention Center.  This year, the competition will be tough with over 30 contestants vying for the title of Miss Hawaii and to represent our state at the Miss America competition.  I’m trying to help drum up support and believe that really she is the best candidate for this title and would be a great representative for the State on a national level. 

There are number of ways in which you can help out. Obviously, times are difficult and we all recognize that financially it is getting harder and harder to live our daily lives, let alone donate to others in need or seeking assistance.  However, as you can image, financing a run at the crown is not easy, but we are looking for assistance in not only funding but a in a couple of ways:

1) To those of you who are interesting in attending, come down at join us at the Hawaii Convention Center on June 27th at 8:00 PM.  For those of you who cannot make it, but would like to send support, we are looking for sponsors for tables to the event.  Tables will cost $600, so we are looking for any amount of donation that would help us cut down the price for those who will be able to be in attendance and there to support Raeceen.     

If you would like to attend, please email me and we can figure out the ticket situation once we receive word of any possible donations.  

2) There will also be a online voting this year, so if you are able to spread the word to friends to go online in a few weeks and vote for Raeceen on the website and click on the Miss Hawaii page for information on how to vote for Rae. 

3) We are asking for your PRAYERS and know that God’s hand will be upon Rae as she attempts to be a role model for our youth and community.  There really is no better role model out there!

Thanks again for all your support and friendship with Rae over the years. Be sure to tune in to OC16 at 8 on June 27 for all the action. And if you’re not in Hawaii, you can watch it streaming live on Please feel free to contact myself or Rae at if you have any questions!

Thanks again, take care and god bless.

Ryan Tsuji 

Aloha to Tom Carney

May 18th, 2009

A lovely service at ‘Iolani Sunday for Sean Carney’s dad Tom. quite a few of the volleyball team and vb community there. I didn’t make it to Friday’s banquet but everyone said it was a great time. Did speak to one of the volleyball selection committee members who attended. they’re making progress but didn’t (couldn’t) say more.