Hawaii Sports

Hawaii sweeps UC Santa Barbara for fourth straight victory

The Maui News Stijn van Tilburg had 15 kills as the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team won its fourth match in a row Friday, sweeping UC Santa Barbara 25-22, 30-28, 25-23 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Jennings Franciskovic had 32 assists for UH (9-2, 2-2 Mountain Pacific ...

Rainbow Warriors hold off Highlanders

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jack Purchase and Sheriff Drammeh scored 15 points apiece, Brocke Stepteau had 14 and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team defeated UC Riverside 72-63 on Thursday after losing most of a 20-point halftime lead. UH scored 19 straight points and closed the ...

Allen scores 34 as Hawaii downs UCSB

The Maui News Noah Allen posted a career-high 34 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 78-56 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Allen was 11-of-14 from the field — 3-of-5 from 3-point range — and made all ...

Orlando could keep Pro Bowl for long term

By TERRANCE HARRIS The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — As the NFL plays its first Pro Bowl in Orlando, wondering if it can be a long-term landing point for the beleaguered all-star game, Drew Brees can’t help but think about what was left behind. The New Orleans Saints quarterback ...

Rainbow Warriors schedule series with Commodores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has scheduled a home-and-home series with the University of Hawaii football team, starting with the Rainbow Warriors visiting Tennessee in 2022 and the Commodores returning the favor in 2023. The schools announced the series Thursday. The schools have ...

UH falls to UC Riverside

HONOLULU (AP) — Dikymbe Martin hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points to help UC Riverside win its fourth straight with a 70-64 victory over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. UC Riverside made its final field goal at the 2:24 ...

Rainbow Warriors end two-match losing streak

The Maui News Stijn van Tilburg had 19 kills and five blocks as the fifth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team defeated No. 6 UC Irvine 25-16, 25-23, 15-25, 25-23 on Saturday in Irvine, Calif. Kupono Fey added 10 kills for the Rainbow Warriors (6-2, 1-2 Mountain Pacific Sports ...

Rainbow Warriors fall to Aggies

HONOLULU (AP) — Chima Moneke had a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds, and UC Davis made five of eight free throws in the final 49 seconds to beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 76-70 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Aggies (12-8, 4-1 Big West) took the ...

UH swept by Long Beach State

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team lost to Long Beach State for a second straight match Friday, falling 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 in Long Beach, Calif. Stijn van Tilburg had 10 kills for the fifth-ranked Rainbow Warriors (5-2, 0-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation). ...

Thomas sets tour mark for lowest score

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Challenged only by the record book, Justin Thomas won the Sony Open on Sunday with the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history. Thomas closed with a 5-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club to set the record at 253 — the mark had been 254, ...

Rainbow Warriors rally, outlast 49ers in overtime

HONOLULU (AP) — Noah Allen, Jack Purchase and Leland Green all set career highs on Saturday night, each with 25 points, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team defeated Long Beach State 114-107 in overtime at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Warriors (7-9, 1-2 Big West) ...

Thomas stretches lead to seven shots at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Justin Thomas has turned the first full-field event of the year into a blowout. With three birdies over the last five holes Saturday in the Sony Open — the last for another entry into the PGA Tour record book — Thomas played bogey-free ...

Thomas sets tour mark for 36-hole score

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and made some more PGA Tour history Friday in the Sony Open. Thomas made an eight-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole at Waialae Country Club for a 6-under-par 64 to set the tour’s 36-hole scoring ...

Van Tilburg leads Rainbow Warriors to sweep of Antelopes

The Maui News Stijn van Tilburg had 17 kills, hitting .536, as the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept Grand Canyon 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Austin Matautia added seven kills and two aces for the sixth-ranked Rainbow Warriors ...

Thomas shoots 59 in opening round of Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Fresh off a victory on Maui, Justin Thomas became the seventh player to join the “59 Club” on the PGA Tour when he made an eagle putt on his final hole Thursday at the Sony Open for an 11-under-par 59. Thomas thought his hopes at getting ...

Players switch gears from sprawling Kapalua to tighter, shorter Waialae

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — From a golf course on the side of a mountain to one along the shores just east of Waikiki Beach, the 21 players at both PGA Tour stops in Hawaii will never see two tracks more different in consecutive weeks. Walking is much more enjoyable at ...

Rainbow Warriors lose by 28 to Anteaters

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ioannis Dimakopoulos and Jaron Martin scored 12 points apiece, and UC Irvine rolled to an 84-56 victory over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Dimakopoulos was 6-of-10 from the field and Martin 5-of-8 with a pair ...

Van Tilburg leads UH past Ball State in Outrigger title match

The Maui News The seventh-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team won the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Invitational title Saturday, defeating No. 15 Ball State 22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Stijn van Tilburg, named the tournament’s most ...

Rainbow Warriors sweep past Tigers

The Maui News Stijn van Tilburg and Kupono Fey each had nine kills to lead the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a sweep of Princeton in an Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Invitational match Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Warriors (2-0) hit .500 ...

Rainbow Warriors snap four-game skid

HONOLULU (AP) — Jack Purchase made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 60-46 win over Southern Mississippi in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff ...