Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Wahine’s rally vs. Ducks falls short

The Maui News After losing the first two sets to No. 12 Oregon, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team rallied but fell short during its comeback, falling to the Ducks 25-23, 25-10, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Norene Iosia led ...

Mariota limited at practice, might not start

NFL Notes The Associated Press The Tennessee Titans limited Marcus Mariota at practice Thursday and gave more work to backup Blaine Gabbert, and coach Mike Vrabel says they want to evaluate which quarterback will give them the best chance against the Houston Texans. Mariota practiced ...

Mariota back at practice

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota practiced fully Wednesday after being knocked out of Tennessee’s season opener when he hurt the elbow on his right, throwing arm. Barring any setbacks, Titans coach Mike Vrabel expects his ...

Rainbow Warriors defeat Rice 43-29, move to 3-0

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Cedric Byrd, to help Hawaii beat Rice 43-29 on Saturday night and improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2007. McDonald was 22 of 33 on Saturday and has passed for 1165 yards and 13 touchdowns with no ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Portland

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team lost to Portland in five sets (25-19, 11-25, 18-25, 25-20, 8-15) Friday night at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. McKenna Granato and Norene Iosia led the Rainbow Wahine with 15 kills.

Saban makes it official, it’s Tagovailoa’s job

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban made official what anybody who watched No. 1 Alabama’s opener likely assumed: Tua Tagovailoa is the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback. The top-ranked Tide’s coach didn’t wait for the question to be asked Monday before saying Tagovailoa will start ...

Rainbow Warriors sail past Navy

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Cole McDonald threw for 428 yards and six touchdowns on 30-of-41 passing and Hawaii used a quick start en route to a 59-41 win over Navy on Saturday night. The Rainbow Warriors (2-0) scored on their first six possessions and racked up ...

Rainbow Wahine sweep Coastal Carolina

McKenna Granato and Casey Castillo combined for 25 kills as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team topped Coastal Carolina 25-14, 25-16, 25-22 Friday night at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Coastal Carolina (1-4) was led by Anett Nemeth who had nine kills for the ...

UCF routs UConn to extend win streak

By PAT EATON-ROBB The Associated Press EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — No. 21 UCF has a new coaching staff — and an offense that looks very similar to the one that helped the Knights go undefeated season a year ago. McKenzie Milton threw for 346 yards and tied a career high with five ...

Hawaii’s QB pipeline spreads across the South

By DAVID BRANDT The Associated Press Marcus Mariota’s emergence as one of the NFL’s top young stars helped a lot of people realize a good quarterback can be found in the state of Hawaii. A few years later, it’s become obvious the islands have quite a few guys who can spin a ...

Rainbow Warriors hang on vs. Rams

McDonald throws for 418 yards, three TDs as UH wins season opener 43-34 By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Cole McDonald led the University of Hawaii football team to its first win in Fort Collins since 1988, picking apart Colorado State’s secondary in a ...

Honolulu tops Georgia for U.S. championship

Hawaii team to face South Korea today for LLWS world title By PATRICK BURNS The Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — After striking out his 15th batter to end the game, Honolulu’s Aukai Kea pumped his fists and let out a shout for all to hear. Within seconds, Kea’s ...

Rainbow Wahine swept by Kansas State in opener

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women's volleyball team was swept by Kansas State 25-21, 29-27, 25-20 on Saturday night in both teams' season opener that was played in a nearly empty Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The match was closed to the public due to Tropical Storm ...

Roethlisberger sharp, Mariota not in Steelers’ 16-6 win over Titans

By WILL GRAVES The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has at any point in his 15-year career. Maybe too good. While the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback threw for 114 yards and a touchdown in his brief preseason cameo during a ...

Honolulu-Georgia rematch is for U.S. championship

By PATRICK BURNS The Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Those who had hoped to see a rematch of last week’s 11-inning thriller between Honolulu and Peachtree City, Ga., at the Little League World Series got their wish. The two teams will meet again today, this time with a ...

Colorado State’s challenging early season schedule begins with UH

By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State won’t be enjoying a cupcake schedule this season. The Rams open against Mountain West Conference foe Hawaii today, followed by a trip to the Denver Broncos’ stadium for the Rocky Mountain Showdown with ...

Honolulu downs Georgia in 11 at Little League World Series

The Maui News Aukai Kea blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in the 11th inning to give Honolulu a 2-0 victory over Peachtree City, Ga., in both teams’ opening game at the Little League World Series on Friday in Williamsport, Pa. With one out in the bottom of the 11th, Mana Lau Kong was ...

Oahu squad advances to Little League World Series

The Honolulu Little League team defeated Rocklin, Calif., 11-2 on Saturday in San Bernardino, Calif., to win the West Regional and punch its ticket to the Little League World Series. Honolulu scored four runs in each of the fourth and fifth inings to break open a one-run game and become the ...

Mariota appears sharp in new system, Titans fall to Packers

By GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Maybe Mike Vrabel will stick around for a while for Tennessee. The Titans had a memorable ...

’Bama’s QB competition is a win-win

McElroy: Tagovailoa has inside track, but far from lock to start By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts is the strong-armed running threat who has mostly won during his Alabama career. Tua Tagovailoa is the prized, left-handed recruit out of Saint Louis ...