Hawaii Sports

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 ...

Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open with hand injury

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women’s British Open midway through her first round because of a right hand injury on Thursday. The golfer from Honolulu was 7 over after 12 holes at Royal Lytham when she quit. Wie, who is ranked No. 18, said in a post ...

Healthy Mariota learning new offense under Vrabel, LaFleur

By TERESA M. WALKER, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota ran to his right, looked to pass and found nobody open. So the Tennessee quarterback pump-faked, darted left and flew past rookie linebacker Harold Landry III. Yes, Mariota is looking very healthy in the opening ...

Kauai surfer rides ‘life-changing,’ eight-barrel wave off Namibia

By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky — that’s missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Kauai rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the ...

Kim wins John Deere Classic in runaway

By LUKE MEREDITH The Associated Press SILVIS, Ill. — Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run. Kim’s prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Kim ...

Tavares falls in Ultimate Fighter finale

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Israel Adesanya announced his arrival as a UFC middleweight contender with a dominant unanimous-decision victory over veteran and Oahu native Brad Tavares on Saturday night. In just his third UFC fight, Adesanya (14-0), a Nigerian-born ...

Holloway’s health scare underlines MMA’s inherent risks

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. “To me, we're fighters,” said Griffin, a UFC ...