Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Wahine rout Titans in home finale

The Maui News Courtney Middap scored 14 points to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-55 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Leah Salanoa added 11 points and Amy Atwell had 10 points and eight rebounds for the ...

NCAA proposes replay tweak to targeting, 2-pt OT shootouts

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press The NCAA football rules committee announced several proposed changes Friday, including giving replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and requiring games reaching a fifth overtime to be decided by alternating 2-point conversion ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Big West Conference-leading Aggies, 72-46

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball took a 72-46 defeat from UC Davis on Saturday in Davis, Calif. Almost from the start, the Big West Conference-leading Aggies (19-6, 11-1) kept a big lead over the Rainbow Wahine. UH recorded 21 turnovers during the game. Tia ...

Cal Poly hands UH men third straight road defeat, 88-80

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Fields had 28 points as Cal Poly topped the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 88-80 on Saturday. Marcellus Garrick had 16 points for Cal Poly (6-19, 2-10 Big West Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Daxton Carr scored ...

Alualu re-signs with Steelers for two years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020 season. The 31-year-old Alualu, a graduate of Saint Louis School, has 61 tackles, with four sacks, in 31 ...

Purchase has record-setting night, UH routs Riverside

The Maui News Jack Purchase scored 23 points on the night he became the University of Hawaii’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, and the Rainbow Warriors dominated UC Riverside 87-64 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Purchase came into the game with 180 3s made in ...

Middap leads Rainbow Wahine to victory over Long Beach State

The Maui News Courtney Middap hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team defeated Long Beach State 63-49 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Wahine (11-13, 7-4 Big West Conference) and 49ers were ...

Rainbow Warriors fall to Gauchos

HONOLULU (AP) — Amadou Sow had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Max Heidigger also scored 20 to help UC Santa Barbara beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 75-54 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Armond Davis scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for ...

Alexander helps UH rout Cal Poly

The Maui News Jadynn Alexander scored 15 points, and Lauren Rewers and Julissa Tago each added 11 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-52 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa had eight assists and three steals ...

Rainbow Warriors rout Aggies to snap two-game losing streak

HONOLULU (AP) — Sheriff Drammeh hit four of five shots from 3-point range and finished with 18 points, Drew Buggs had 12 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat UC Davis 80-60 Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center to snap a two-game ...

UH tops UC Santa Barbara for back-to-back road wins

The Maui News Leah Salanoa had 14 points and Makenna Woodfolk added 10 as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team defeated UC Santa Barbara 47-35 on Saturday in Santa Barbara, Calif. The win marks the first time the Rainbow Wahine, who won at Cal Poly on Thursday, have notched ...

UC Riverside ends UH’s five-game winning streak, 75-71

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Dragan Elkaz scored a career-best 25 points on seven 3-pointers, and UC Riverside ended the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team’s winning streak at five with a 75-71 win Saturday. Jack Purchase scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Rainbow ...

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season. It wasn't as easy as his ...

Kuchar takes two-shot lead into final day at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open, a chance to win twice in one PGA Tour season for only the second time in his career. Kuchar ended a four-year ...

Rainbow Wahine rally to beat Aggies, end three-game skid

The Maui News Makenna Woodfolk had 19 points as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team rallied for a 65-60 victory over UC Davis on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, when the Rainbow Wahine ...

Kuchar takes over Sony Open lead

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time in the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he’s having just as much fun. Kuchar ...

Svensson fires first-round 61

Canadian rookie leads Putnam by one stroke, Kuchar by two at Sony By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Ocean views along the golf course seem to suit Adam Svensson. A year after his victory in the Bahamas that paved his way to the PGA Tour, Svensson capped off a rookie round ...

Spieth arrives at Waialae looking for fresh start, continued progress

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than a fresh start. Back then, he was coming off two majors, five victories, the FedEx Cup and he was No. 1 in the world. He’s ...

Clemson clamps down

Orange crush: Tigers intercept Tagovailoa twice, shut out Tide over final 44 minutes By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first ...

Tagovailoa says sprained ankle ‘feeling good’

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa said his sprained left ankle is feeling good two days before the top-ranked Crimson Tide play No. 2 Clemson for the national championship. “I can only say ...