Hawaii Sports

Tagovailoa thrills fans back home

Saint Louis grad lauded for humility, class after leading Alabama to title By CALEB JONES The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii has churned out some pretty incredible football players. After the College Football Playoff national championship game, fans are adding another name to the ...

Hawaii’s Tagovailoa sparks Alabama to national title

Saint Louis alum takes over for Hurts in 2nd half and leads comeback win By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press ATLANTA — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his ...

Mariota, Titans rally past Chiefs

Tennessee quarterback catches own touchdown pass in 22-21 win By DAVE SKRETTA, The Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Mariota did just about everything to help the Tennessee Titans advance in the playoffs. That includes catching one of his own touchdown passes. Mariota ...

UH routs Cal State Northridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Thomas had 24 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Drew Buggs added 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Cal State Northridge 65-46 on Saturday. Thomas made 10 of 11 from the field. Gibson ...

Rainbow Wahine downed by Aggies on road, 76-52

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball fell to 0-2 in Big West play Saturday, losing to UC Davis 76-52 in Davis, Calif. Makenna Woodfolk was the only Rainbow Wahine player to break into double digits, scoring 11 points. Hawaii (7-8) was 19-of-62 (30.6 percent) from ...

Chiefs, Titans look to end playoff skids

By DAVE SKRETTA, The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland was in swaddling blankets the previous time Kansas City won a home playoff game. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was nestled comfortably in the womb. It was January 1994, Joe Montana was the ...

Mariota’s return to running has delighted Titans

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie might have been the happiest person at practice watching quarterback Marcus Mariota look like, well, Mariota. The Saint Louis School graduate brushed aside a safety with a stiff-arm ...

Aloha Stadium officials assure safety of turf ahead of pro soccer tournament

HONOLULU (AP) — Aloha Stadium is ready to welcome back professional soccer teams after a series of renovations, stadium officials say. An investment of $1.2 million was made to install the new field in August 2016, Hawaii News Now reported Friday. They have also improved the drainage ...

Milton leads unbeaten UCF over Auburn

Bowl Roundup The Associated Press McKenzie Milton wanted to throw a blanket of 13 wins and no losses over the College Football Playoff. After Milton and Central Florida capped a perfect season, the Mililani High School graduate suggested it was time to respect the Knights, even if they ...

Mariota, Titans make playoffs

Win over Jacksonville brings end to eight-year postseason drought By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard had a little talk with Marcus Mariota, encouraging their quarterback to run whenever he had a chance. Mariota ...

Toeaina, UH get by HPU

The Maui News Sarah Toeaina scored 15 points, shooting 60 percent from the field, to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 65-54 win over Division II Hawaii Pacific on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Toeaina was 6-for-10 from the field and ...

Batoon hired as new UH DC

The Maui News Saint Louis School graduate Corey Batoon has been brought on as the University of Hawaii’s defensive coordinator, the school announced Friday. Batoon spent this season as special teams coordinator and co-defensive coordinator on Lane Kiffin’s staff at Florida Atlantic. ...

Purchase leads UH to victory over Howard

HONOLULU (AP) — Jack Purchase hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points — both season bests — to lead five University of Hawaii players in double figures, and the Rainbow Warriors used a big second-half run to beat Howard 84-59 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Sheriff ...

Mariota focused on getting Titans to postseason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota will scratch one big item off his list Sunday when the quarterback plays in his first regular-season finale with the Tennessee Titans. The playoff one is still up in the air. Mariota has been criticized heavily for backsliding in his third season, and ...

New Mexico State sends Miami to first loss of season

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Zach Lofton scored nine of his 15 points in the second half and New Mexico State knocked off sixth-ranked and previously undefeated Miami 63-54 on Saturday in a Diamond Head Classic semifinal game at the Stan Sheriff Center. Lofton ...

UH takes down Davidson

HONOLULU (AP) — Sheriff Drammeh scored a career-high 22 points and Gibson Johnson tied his career best with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 79-71 win over Davidson on Saturday night in the consolation bracket of the Diamond Head ...

UH falls short against No. 6 Miami, 75-57

University of Hawaii and Miami players battle for a loose ball during the first half of the Rainbow Warriors’ 75-57 loss to the sixth-ranked Hurricanes in a Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic first-round game Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. While the game was close ...

Rainbow Wahine downed by Ducks

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Sabrina Ionescu had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 10 Oregon to an 85-44 victory over the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team on Friday in the Duel in the Desert. Ruthy Hebard finished with 18 points and six rebounds, while Lexi Bando scored 14 for the ...

Mariota struggling as Titans head into critical game against Niners

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In just two starts with San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo has shown the traits of becoming the franchise quarterback for the 49ers. That’s just the kind of play the Tennessee Titans need out of their promising young quarterback Marcus ...

Rainbow Warriors overcome slow start, top Vulcans

HONOLULU (AP) — Mike Thomas and Drew Buggs scored 13 points apiece to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team pull away to beat Hawaii-Hilo 82-64 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Sheriff Drammeh added 12 points, Jack Purchase scored 10 and Brocke Stepteau had ...