Archive for June, 2009

Junior Day paying off

June 20th, 2009
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A couple of months after holding its first Junior Day, it looks like the benefits are already starting to roll in for UH.
Campbell receiver Samson Anguay and Moanalua offensive lineman Frank Loyd were among the high schoolers who participated in the event, which factored into their decisions to commit to the Warriors.
“After our Junior Day at Hawaii, I really found a love for the campus and for the people,” Anguay said. “I have a chance to play for my hometown and I wanted to play in front of my family.”
Moanalua coach Arnold Martinez said Loyd’s parents, “were really impressed with the Junior Day.”
“(The UH coaches are) really trying to kick in another level of recruiting for local kids. I think it’s paying off because it made a great impression on Frank and his family.”
Martinez expects other schools to make a run at the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Loyd, but said he appears solidly committed to UH.

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UH’s summer camp season continues Monday with the Big Man’s Camp. The camp is designed for linemen and runs through Wednesday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the clinic running from 9-11 a.m.  The fee is $75. More information is available at hawaiiathletics.com.

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Former UH receiver Dylan Linkner  isn’t part of the Warriors’ summer conditioning sessions any more, but got a good workout anyway while caddying for Ryan Perez in the Manoa Cup this week. Perez reached the semifinals before losing to eventual champion and UH golfer T.J. Kua on Friday.

Times are tough, CSUN men asking for $$$

June 17th, 2009
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CSUN coach sent out an email to boosters, saying the cuts in the California budget will affect the athletic department. He’s looking to raise $6,000. want to donate?

go to the following link and fill out the electronic form for donations:   

https://www.csunalumni.com/default.aspx?page=GIVEInformationGift

 

WAC cutting volleyball tourney to 6 teams

June 17th, 2009
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Among the cost-cutting measures adopted by the WAC Board of Directors today, women’s volleyball tournament cut to six teams. Also trimmed to six teams are men’s and women’s tennis, softball, baseball and women’s soccer. Cut to eight are men’s and women’s basketball. I’m guessing that top 2 seeds get byes with bottom four meeting first day.  

Wade hires Dan Fisher as associate head coach

June 17th, 2009
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You’ll remember Dan as the odd man out, playing behind Jason Olive and Yuval Katz. .Fisher was named the associate head coach for Hawaii men’s volleyball today.Fisher, a former hitter for UH, spent the past two seasons as an assistant for the San Francisco women’s team. He also coached the Pacific men’s team for three seasons.Fisher played for the Warriors in 1995 and 1996, finishing his career at UOP. He is the second addition to new coach Charlie Wade’s staff. Wade earlier retained Mason Kuo as an assistant. 

All hail the Centurions

June 17th, 2009
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The Star-Bulletin’s summer series counting down the top 100 players in Hawaii football history — The Centurions — debuts today with Nos. 100-96.
Dave Reardon did a masterful job of coordinating the project and crafting the list, drawing opinions from coaches and media members spanning decades.
As Dave wrote in the introduction accompanying today’s feature on Larry Price (No. 96), coming up with a top 100 was rough. I know in filling out my ballot, figuring out how to order the top portion was hard. Arranging the middle section, harder still. Deciding who makes the cut in the final few spots, pull-out-your-hair hard.
Not everyone will agree with everything on the list — but that’s the fun of it.
Today’s first installment provides a taste of what’s to come between now and August. The first five touches both the program’s formative years (No. 97 Rusty Holt, a star in the 1920s) and the recent past (No. 99 Jake Ingram, who finished his career last fall). Also in today’s edition are:
>> No. 100 Craig Stutzmann: His punt into the stands against BYU in 2001 alone has to be worth a few points, right?
>> No. 98 Alex Kaloi: A key figure in the 1974 win over the Cougars and father to successful tennis-playing daughters.
>> No. 96 Larry Price: Who earned greater prominence after his playing days.
It’ll be fun to see the list unfold and hopefully it delivers a football fix until fall camp. Enjoy.