Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Aloha Georgia & Chas & Lody!!!

Aloha and Good Bye to three wicked players!

Yes we are loosing them each day and it breaks our hearts.

Georgia is off to be a teacher in NYC for Teach for America and we wish best of luck!!!

Chas is off to Boise, ID to get a job and start life with his fiance. Have fun!

Lody is off for summer break to visit his folks. We hope he will return but the chances seem slim. We do hope you come back lody!

T o you three...all the best and much love!

League IV - Game 5

As people leave the island for summer we have some visitors who are joining our games. Thus every sunday seems to be a mix of new teams with new faces. This past sunday we enjoyed game 5 without rain...yay!
It seemed that this time Orange Crush would not be able to claim its usual second place after initially trailing by more than 5 points behind both Blue Velvet and the Black Plague. It was a tough day for Orange but they came back to take place two behind Blue in the final round.

Blue was its fantastic self shoing off beautifully played sequences and great communication. Toward the end of the game, their ring leader Dave got injured during a wicked D. But that didn't stop them...with tributes to Dave they kept leading bringing them back again as team number 1.

The BLack plague was a new mix with strong players. They dominated during the first part of the game even giving blue a headache. But in the end even the plague didn't have it in them to bring home something but the last place. Thus being out of the finals on sunday, June 4th!

Blue - 3, Orange - 2, Black - 1

Spirit Awards: Lexy & Nathan

Please support the finals next sunday! Blue Velvet against Orange Crush....wear your favorite orange or blue ;)

Monday, May 22, 2006

League IV Update

The numbers are dwindling and yet we manage a fun and competitive sunday every week. With Pao Pao gone the black team looked a bit sparse but Matt and Blake joined the Back Plague and together they played their hardest. Blue has lost Bhama, who is thinking about retiring form the sport :( after a big collision with lody last week...but nothing stops blue from dominating. Orange does what it can...a silly and fun team, there to cause trouble. Here are the results from the last games:

Game 2: To Tie or Die in the mud
Black 2, Orange 2, Blue 3

Game 3: Sudden Death
Black 1, Orange 2, Blue 3

Game 4: 666
Black 1, Orange 2, Blue 3

Note: winning team receives 3 points, second place 2 points, loser 1 point.

We have Game 5 next sunday and the FINALS on June 4th!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Bye Bye Pao Pao!!

It came as a suprise to all of us when we found out that Pao Pao (David) was leaving the island...leaving ultimate...leaving us :(
I believe he has been there almost everyday in the past years...missing no more than 5 days! Rain or shine, mud or dry earth there he is throwing a hammer, laughing and joking...

He has gone to join the navy and we will miss him very much!

Good Luck Pao Pao and teach them men on the front how to throw a hammer ;)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Player Profile - Phil K.

First Name: Phil
Field Name: Phil
Profession: student
Age: old enough
Favorite Field Position: sideline
Left or right handed: right
Skirt or shorts: shorts
Lefthand point or zone: stack
Your best skill: tall
When and where did you start playing?: 7 months ago in Hilo
How long have you played in Hilo?: 7 months
Why do you play?: it kicks ass
Any injuries?: no
Ultimate memory: Hilo Hat Draw Champs 2006

League IV - Game 1

Overall it was a great start to the 4th league. We were a bit short on numbers, especially Team Black and Team Orange and thus only two teams played each other: blue versus Orange/Black. Hopefully we will have more players next week. It was a close game for most of the first half until Blue charged ahead to finish with 7-5 for halftime. Even though Orange kept up fairly well during the second half, they never had enough hucking power to catch up with blue. The final score: 12-10 for blue!