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Champion Lady Vulcans

After a good night’s rest, University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Kristen Sawada felt confident going into the final round of the 2014 Pacific West Conference Championship.

Waiakea’s Igawa in charge

If Waiakea senior Andi Igawa has a bad round of golf, by her gold standard, it’s still better than the rest of the field — a fashionable way to inch closer to her first Big Island Interscholastic Federation title.

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Three Big Island standouts have earned spots on Team Aloha 2014 and will help represent Hawaii in the 17th Annual Arizona Elite Spring Classic girls basketball tournament.

NCAA, Vaccaro battle on

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

Nakama: Hawaii trying to dress for success

HONOLULU — There has been a shortage of good news around the University of Hawaii athletic department these past few weeks, with the men’s volleyball team falling short of a league playoff berth and the baseball and softball teams struggling through conference slumps.

Nakama: Hawaii’s pitching in doubt

HONOLULU — Heading into last weekend’s crucial Big West Conference home series against UC Irvine, the only burning question — it seemed — for the University of Hawaii baseball team was No. 2 starting pitcher Scott Squier, and how short a leash he was on.