Hawaii Sports

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 ...

UH falls to Idaho State in OT

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit to force overtime before falling to Idaho State 64-62 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Wahine (5-4) outscored the Bengals 11-7 in the fourth ...

UH gets past Prairie View

HONOLULU (AP) — Drew Buggs scored 17 points, Brocke Stepteau added 16 and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Prairie View A&M 72-60 on Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Prairie View trailed by 13 points in the second half but pulled within 61-57 with 3 ...

UH routed by Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Freshman Donnie Tillman scored 16 points as Utah led start to finish in an 80-60 win over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Saturday. The Utes simply had more skill and size than the visiting Rainbow Warriors and cruised to the win despite some ugly ...

Rainbow Wahine’s season ends in NCAA first round

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1997 on Friday, falling in five sets to Illinois, 25-18, 25-17, 13-25, 24-26, 15-10 in Seattle. Emily Maglio had 18 kills to lead the Rainbow Wahine, ...

Aikau family: ‘Eddie’ won’t go this season

By AUDREY McAVOY The Associated Press HONOLULU — The family of surfing legend Eddie Aikau said Wednesday the big wave contest named in his honor won’t be held this season. The withdrawal of the contest’s sponsor, Quiksilver, and problems quickly getting a permit forced the move, said ...

Big West adding CS Bakersfield, UC San Diego

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Cal State Bakersfield and UC San Diego will join the Big West Conference in 2020, with Bakersfield immediately becoming a member and UC San Diego going through a four-year reclassification to Division I before becoming an official member in 2024. League commissioner ...