Archive for June, 2009

A mahalo from Raeceen, DYK 2 other UH athletes in the pageant

June 30th, 2009

didn’t realize it until it was up on the UH web site but swimmer Lauren Cheape (Miss Hokua) and cross country runner Shannon Dresser (Miss Waahila) were also in the competition.  A note from Raeceen: Aloha Everyone!Wowweee!! Praise God! I want to take some time to thank all of you for your love and continued support. Ryan (Tsuji) was right, I needed and still need all those prayers! I also want to thank Ryan for all his help! That guy prepared me for the interview and the on-stage question!! “Octo-mom” was duck soup!! Please keep in touch with me through email,  Facebook, and especially on the Miss Hawaii website,, as I document my journey on our blog! Go check ‘um, go check ‘um go! Miss America will be Jan. 30, 2010 in Vegas! If you are interested in going, let me know!  I love each and every one of you and thank you again for helping me become your Miss Hawaii :) By FAITH and LOVE,Rae

Congrats to Raeceen Woolford, the new Miss Hawaii

June 27th, 2009

So happy for her. A lovely person inside and out.

No, Kaufman is not at the U.S. track championships

June 27th, 2009

For those of you who asked, no, Kaufman is taking the next few weeks off to rest and get ready for volleyball. 

On a mission

June 25th, 2009

June Jones and Greg McMackin were among a group that left for Pago Pago this afternoon and will hold the second American Samoa Football Academy and Medical Mission over the next two days.
Also going on the mission, sponsored by the June Jones Foundation, were former Hawaii linemen Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Taase Faumui, Tony Tuioti and Samson Satele. UH graduate assistant Craig Stutzmann and Jack “The Throwin’ Samoan” Thompson are also participating.
The free football clinic is expected to draw close to 1,000 high school players. The mission will also provide close to $400,000 in medical supplies. The medical mission is led by Ellie Taft, the wife of former UH and current SMU assistant Jeff Reinebold.

Warriors doin’ work

June 23rd, 2009

Summer vacation? Not so much for the Warriors these days.
Hawaii quarterback Greg Alexander said his days normally stretch from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with conditioning, classes and voluntary workouts filling his schedule.
He was at Ching Field for the Warriors’ 7-on-7 session this afternoon, then stuck around for more running.
“It’s still work time,” Alexander said.
With the offense putting together a strong spring, the Warriors are hoping to maintain that momentum through the summer by getting together for 7-on-7s four days a week.
“Guys are picking it up, we’re hitting our landmarks and everything’s a lot crisper and smoother than last year,” said Alexander, who was taking his first steps in the system a summer ago. “We know how it’s supposed to look as opposed to just trying to figure it out on the fly.”
Alexander will be in town through the end of the first session of summer school then returns home to California, where he plans to stay sharp by working out at his junior-college.
The first practice of fall camp is set for Aug. 6.