Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mahalo!

A big thank you and mahalo to Tim, Katie, Meredith, JP, Dave, Bhama, Eric, Timber, and Jeane for helping with the garage sale. Thank you also for all of you who donated stuff (amy!!!).

The Garage Sale was a success. We managed to raise about $400. Awesome!

We are planning on holding another one in january. So keep collecting stuff ;)

Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Garage/Bake/Craft Sale

Place: Tim's House
Directions: House is on Kilauea next to Merryl Lynch on corner of Lanikaula and Kilauea across from the subway/tyke's Laundromat
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 6am

DROP OFF: please bring anything you have to sell to ultimate pick up this thursday, i.e. the 6th. Please bag or box it if possible. If you have any crafts and/or baking items you can drop them off at Tim's the night before or join the activities early morning on saturday.

HELP: any support would be greatly appreciated, i.e. giving stuff to sell, baking, crafting, and especially showing up on saturday and helping with the sale. Let's make a partey out of it!

THANK YOU: to all of you who have already offered to bring stuff. The more the better. You're awesome!!!

Remember this is a fundraiser for the Post Kaimana Hilo Hat Draw held in february. All proceedings will go towards organizing the event.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mahalos!

a Big Thanks to our sponsors who supported Swing of Fire and are supporting She Go Ho as well:

Kope Kope and the Emerald Orchid!

Stop by and say thank you if you get the chance.

We appreciate your continued support!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rockin' Rules

Another new feature on our fantastic blog: Rockin' Rules.
We will be introducing, explaining, and describing a rule each time from the 11th edition UPA rules. I encourage discussion for each rule in the comment section as well as any additions and explanations to the rule. So here is our first!

Spirit of the Game

Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other win-at-all-costs behavior are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Big Island Post Kaimana Hat Draw

Aloha,

We are putting on the Hilo Hat Draw, http://hiloultimate .com/default. aspx , this year over the weekend of February 22 - 24, 2008 in Hilo, Hawaii (The weekend after Kaimana 21). It is a coed tournament filled with the usual shenanigans including beer, Frisbee, and did I say beer? The twist is that it will be held on the beautiful Big Island. Imagine a lush jungle environment, with an erupting volcano, killer snorkeling, gorgeous beaches and a fun little town. We will have free camping at Kole Kole Beach Park which has it's own beautiful swimming hole and waterfall. Please forward this to all of your various Ultimate groups where ever you may currently be to get out the word.

Thanks,
Dave

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy & Tired

Congrats to all the Big Island players and friends who have safely returned from Hopu Ka Lewa 9. Another fun filled, exciting, and exhausting tourney. The Big Island players were spread amongst a variety of teams:

Swing of Fire
Caliaskawai'i
Hucking Faoles
Torres Ranchos Spirit Team
Where's my McDreamy

All teams did well and played hard. After 7+ games we were all happy yet tired.

It was especially exciting to see so many of our players win spirit awards for their team: Nick, Keoki, and Sarah K. And Swing of Fire brought home the coveted "Most Spirited Team" award, for which we tied with the awesome Sippin' Sallies and had to battle for over a game of twister. Katie, Eric, and Sarah N. fought hard on the twister board and Katie was the last one standing....YAY!

Swing of Fire placed second in the Boat Race competition losing closely to the Swingers & Dumpers. Next year, we'll get that trophy back!

BIG thanx to Unky Dave for being such an amazing captain and fearless leader, to Timber and Katie for being fantastic assistant captains, to JeanE and Katie for leading us to the spirit award, and to JP for drinking us into the boat race finals!

And a big mahalo to the HOPU tournament committee for their hard work and dedication.

Yay for HOPU!

Edited to add: this one is for you, Nick...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Player Profile - Nadine W.

Field Name: Dine
Profession: Math Instructor
Age: 31
Favorite Field Position: Handler
Left or right handed: Right
Skirt or shorts: skirt
Lefthand point or zone (silly or serious): zone
Your best skill: wearing panties
When and where did you start playing?: February '04 in Hilo
How long have you played in Hilo?: 3 1/2 years
Why do you play?: excercise, see friends, meet people, and coz its sooo much fun
Any injuries?: left ankle ... over and over again
Ultimate memory: my first full layout for a score and my first naked point ;) at Hopu 8 and my second solid layout for the game point at Hopu 9
Picture: skying on the short girls at Kaimana XIX

Friday, November 09, 2007

Good Luck at HOPU!!

Just wanted to shout out a "safe travels, have fun, be spirited, and play well" to the Swing of Fire team as well as to the Big Island players on Caliaskawai'i, and of course to Joel on the Hucking Faoles who are going play in Hopu Ka Lewa this weekend.

Hip Hip Hooray!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Updates...

Whoa, a lot of spiderwebs and dust around this ol' blog. So how about a round of updates...yay!
  • League VII is officially over. After 5 games of fun competitive play with the Smurfs clearly coming in first and a Money - Minstrels showdown, we had finals last sunday. It was a close game between Money and the Minstrels but in the end Money showed how much their worth. An exciting and beer filled final game reinforced the power of the Smurfs who won 11-5 against Money. Congrats to the three hot girlie captains: Katie, Jeane, and Sarah; to the overall spirit winners: Jeane & Timber; and our fearless leader: Joel
  • Swing of Fire is getting ready to play at HOPU in three weeks. Sunday pick up will consist of scrimmages between the swingers and any other fearless Hilo player wanting to take us on!!!
  • The Big Island Pre-HOPU Hat Draw is coming up on November 4-5th in Hawi.
  • The planing committee for the Big Island Post Kaimana Hat Draw has been formed. If you would like to be art of it please contact us. Here is some stuff to get ready for:
    • Garage/Bake/Craft Sale Fundraiser on December 8th.
    • Disk Design Contest - bring your design to pick-up on Nov 4th.
    • We need a computer savvy person to establish a website
  • First Ever Hilo Big Island Savage Seven Tourney in Hilo on January 12th, 2008. Stay tuned for more info.
Lots going on!!!

We also need more Player profiles so email your data to me.
Aloha!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

League VII- Game II


So the Tye-dyed hippies emerge once again victorious. Even without Mark and Ralph as subs, the Blue Balled Anal Suck wads pulled off a decisive win.
The speed and hucking power of the hippies is definitely a force to be reckoned with. But the game was much closer this week with a final score of:

Blue Balled Anal Suck wads: 12
Genetically Modified Afterbirths: 10
Veggie Skid marks: 8

I'd like to highlight the wonderful comeback of the green team (maybe you should fake more injuries, Timber...and call more fouls). So next week we will continue our name giving...the tye-dyes name the reds (time to get us back), the reds name the greens, and the greens name the tye-dyes. Also, please remember to give your captain $5 for the party. Everyone have a wonderful week and let's have another spirited and fun game next Sunday.
your commissioner,
Joel
p.s. I will not be at next week's game so Dr. Jonathan Price will be acting commissioner. Please show him the same respect you all show me (so rag on him the whole time).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall League: Game 1

The first battle has been fought, but the war is not over. The psychedelic smurfs cruised to an opening victory yesterday evening (maybe next week we won't give them Ralph and Mark as subs). But the competition was wonderful and the game was pleasantly intense even with the exhausted Swing of Fire team on a 4 hour ultimate marathon.

The final score: psychedelic smurfs: 15, money: 9, menstrual minstrels: 8.

Though these names seem adequate enough we will be putting a slight twist on next week's match-up. The tye-dye's name the green's, the green's name the red's, and the red's name the tye-dye's.
Also, your commissioner and a highly select and confidential committee have formulated a new plan for team positions and directions of the pulls for the beginning of the game and at halftime (does that make any sense?) which is fair to all teams and one that not even Timber can b***h about. Just a reminder, bring $5 to your captain for the final party. Everyone have a wonderful week and see you all on Sunday at 4 p.m. but contrary to flying rumors, we will not begin until 4:30 p.m.
your faithful, yet sometimes confused commissioner,
Joel

Monday, September 10, 2007

Player Profile - JP

First Name: JP
Field Name: JP
Profession: Professor
Age: 34
Favorite Field Position: Doggie-Style (as in "you throw it, I'll chase it down... like a dawg!")
Left or right handed: I need both hands.
Skirt or shorts: Chah!?! Pink Panties!
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : Gotta go with the southpaw
Your best skill: Boatracing
When and where did you start playing?: Washington, DC, 2003
How long have you played in Hilo?: 3 years
Why do you play?: Because I didn't make the cut for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
Any injuries?: A badly fractured sense of decency.
Ultimate memory: Hopu Ka Lewa 8: Getting mobbed by several women in panties after a one-handed catch for a score wearing my underwear and a wrestling mask with a beer in my hand.

Picture: JP protecting his secret identity at Hopu 8!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Potlatch Remembered

video

Thursday, August 30, 2007

League VII - To begin soon....

So the time has come for another league to prepare us all for Hopu. Whether we are staying true to Hilo or backstabbing on a San Diego/Alaska "mutt" team, we all must practice together for our November competition. Our Fall League is set to commence on September 16th and run six weeks until the finals on October 21st. We will begin registration this Sunday and I will try to be present as much as possible during the next couple of weeks to get everyone signed up. What we need now is 3 captains to lead their teams to victory (or in Andrew's dream world: to provide him with beer at every game). Start thinking if you would like to be a captain. I would prefer 3 ladies but not any of our alpha females. Let's try for some of our relatively new girls (i.e. cory, sarah, other sarah, jeannie, bridgette, timber, etc.). So let's all have a great league and I'll see everyone on the pitch.

Your devoted commissioner,

Joel

Monday, August 27, 2007

Congratulations!

Congrats to the Hawaii State Overall Disc Champions Laura G.and Andre N.!

A fun weekend filled with lots of dic. thank you to Andre and Doug for organizing the event and thank you to everybody else for showing up, for having fun, for cleaning up, and for supporting hawaii ultimate!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Upcoming Events

Its been dusty on this blog...no new updates for a while so i thought i'd bring everybody up to speed. Here are some upcoming events for Big Islanders:
  1. Hawaii State Overall Disc Championships! - The events are sponsored by The Hawaii Ultimate League Association (HULA). This year's Overalls will feature 6 of the 7 possible events - only freestyle will be excluded. It's going to be a packed weekend, so please be sure to register early, and be sure to be there on time. Events include: DDC, Accuracy, Distance, Self-Caught Flight (MTA and TRC), Golf, and Discathon.
  2. HOPU KA LEWA 9! - Swing of Fire, our very own Big Island coed team is sending their boat racing champions back to Oahu to defend the title. We are very excited. There is a second team with some big island players going as well so there is some fun to be had. Check out the HOPU website for more information. Practices will start september 2nd...better get ready!
  3. Blog Profiles! - I need more profiles, please send me your info so that you can become infamous on this website ;)
  4. HULA Insurance! - only a few days left to pay Unky Dave $23 for the HULA membership and insurance. It's worth it!
  5. League 6 (maybe 7?) to start soon! - Rumor has it that Joel will comish the thing, so keep an eye out for sign up sheets.

It's great to be back. Let's play some disk! YAY!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Player Profile - Andrew C.

First Name: Andrew
Field Name: Rooster, Heckles, Drewd (Missoula ult), that really loud guy on the sideline.
Profession: Botanist, field technician, Heckling
Age: 29
Favorite Field Position: On the sideline, beverage in hand yelling for my team or heckling our opponents into confused submission
Left or right handed: Depends on what we're talking about...
Skirt or shorts: Shorts, but I'm told I look pretty good in a skirt.
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : you can't have one without the other.
Your best skill: being loud
When and where did you start playing?: Missoula, MT 1997-98
How long have you played in Hilo?: 3 years, off and on
Why do you play?: Because I've never been good at "normal" sports, because few other land based sports are as good of a workout; because no other "informal" sport has the same community of wonderful freaks who are as committed to the Game AND the Party, and you can find them around the world!
Any injuries?: yep
Ultimate memory: Jackson Hole 2000, youngest on the team has to shotgun a beer for possession and color before every game. I went 6-0.... Kaimana XX, Ho-down, a bunch of Missoula tournies, My first Missoula Halloween hat tourney when Rob Keck dosed our team on mushroom tea...too many more to list.
Memorable times with my friends is why I play ultimate.
Picture: I couldn't resist. Those pink panties are just too much. At Kaimana XX helolo style.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Swing of Fire wins it all!

Wouldn't that have been funny....well ok so not ALL...but we did win new friends (thanx gilligan, skippy, ellie, laura, emu, crush, rookie, bamboo, and millhouse...you guys are AWESOME) and two games. On saturday we had 4 games and lost the first three by 1 or 2 points. Very close games and very fun! the team came together so well like we'd been playing together for years. By game 4, mongo managed to find rum, a car battery and a blender and voila...you got yourself some lava flows! Before you know it you also got yourself a very very drunk swing of fire team...which turns out can win games that way. We won game 4 by the power of booze.
So much fun!
After a sweet party at the Red Hook Brewing Company with smoked salmon, we danced the night away!
The next day, Swing won the first game but lost the second one. So that was that. Overall, a sweet weekend with lots of fun. Thank you Gilligan for bringing the crew, thanx also to mongo for all that spirit, thanx to JP for your mad ukelele skills, thanx to Timber for always keepin it positive, thanx to Lody for being so fun, thanx to Jon for cross field hammers, thanx to Nate for joining us last minute, and thanx to Canuck Matt who joined us as our honorary hilo-canadian...so good to see you again.

I had a blast, hope you had fun too!

Congrats to SWING OF FIRE...our first off island tourney!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer League Starting This Sunday!!!

Summer League 2007 starts this Sunday! Hooray! The official team rosters were sent out in an email. It should be great fun! League starts at 4:30 and games will be to 15!

Commissioner Morris II

Monday, June 04, 2007

Summer League!

Summer league will begin June 17th. Every sunday for 6 weeks. If you want to sign up, stop by pick up this week or email morris, the league 6 commish.

It doesn't matter whether you might miss a few games due to vacation...so sign up!!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Player Profile - Will W.

First Name: William
Field Name: Will
Profession: student, itinerant construction laborer
Age: 23
Favorite Field Position: airborne
Left or right handed: right
Skirt or shorts: shorts
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : both, simultaneously
Your best skill: grilling, bandana wearing
When and where did you start playing?: Adelaide, Australia, August 2005
How long have you played in Hilo?: 9 months
Why do you play?: for the same reasons that I breathe, eat and drink; plus the people I meet and the friends I've made through playing are singularly outstanding
Any injuries?: rolled my right ankle in just before leaving Australia in April 2006, pulled my groin at Hopu in November

Ultimate memory: Semaphore Beach tournament in Adelaide, Dec. 2005 -- after winning every game in the pool play with an underrated dark horse team, we played a post-hardcap tie breaker point in the final for a gruelling 20 minutes. We eventually lost, but it was epic.

Pic: Laying for it...Hilo Pick Up!
Will left Hilo Ultimate to join Evergreen in Washington. We will miss you!!!
Come visit us.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Swing Of Fire Going To Potlatch!

Bid accepted.

Yeehaaaaaa!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Exciting Conclusion of League VI

Wow! What a fantastic day of Ultimate.
The Black Mambas and Trippin' Turtles started the afternoon with the semi-finals game. The play was well matched and intense. From the beginning the score tied up. If it wasn't for the hard cap at 8 and a clutch Adam arrival, the game would have surely gone on for hours. In the end, the Trippin' Turtles squeaked out a victory and went on to play Monkey Butt in the playoffs.

Monkey Butt and Trippin Turtles faced off on the field, while the Black Mambas heckled from the sidelines consuming large quantites of amber bounty. At half time, it seemed truly dire for the Trippin Turtles with the score cards reading 2-8. However, play got a little more exciting during the second half of the game with the Turtles scoring 8 more points, and the Monkeys scoring 7 more points to win the game.

Thanks everyone who participated in League VI. It was a fun, spirited, and talented league. What other group of people would show up week after week in ridiculous outfits and play their hearts out. Phil and I have had a great time as commissioners. Thanks Hilo Ultimate for being so awesome!
So, who is on League VII?

Game V

Game V:
Unfortunately, since it took me so long to post this I have forgotten the actual scores of the game. Feel free to leave them on a comment

Monkey Butt: 3 (11pts)
Black Mamba:2 (10pts)
Trippin' Turtles: 1 (6pts)

Spirit Players:

Mongo, for finally smiling...nooo, just kiddin'. Its coz we love you and you are such an amazong player and we love to watch you kick some monley butt.

Sparta, coz you da bomb girl!


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

League VI - Game 4

After a week of rain in Hilo, the sun came out for Game 4 of league play. Last Sunday saw lots of energy, intensity, and great play on the field. Here are the stats:

Monkey Butt 3 (15pts)
Trippin Turtles 2 (12pts)
Black Mambas 1 (5pts)

Spirit players:
Sarah Nash - for her smiles, her positive attitude, her aamzing ability to put up with a lot of us ;)
Morris - for apologizing a hundred times for each foul he made on timber, for jumping high into the sky, for being so good lookin' and for inspiring good spirit in all of us.

Next Sunday's theme is socks! Get creative and crazy

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ultimate under the Lights

Join us once again for Saturday Night Ultimate in Honokaa!!!

It was a blast last time around and expect nothing less this weekend. Meet players from around the island, play at night under lights, enjoy the sounds of laughter and the swooosh of the disk, feel the cool ocean breeze, and simply enjoy a sweet game of ultimate.

Saturday, April 28th
7pm til pau
Honokaa Park

From Hilo: Take Hwy 19 north towards honokaa, right after TEX (yummy malasadas) turn right on Pakalana street. Take next left onto Lehua street and follow road until you see baseball field and lights on your right. There is gravel path below the field you can follow to park right next to the field.

Monday, April 16, 2007

League VI - Game 3

Another fantastic game of ULTIMATE!!!!
On Sunday we had on and off rain, but that did not stop the diverse group of headware-adorned, ultimate players from playing a wicked awesome game.

Stats from game 3:
Monkey Butt 3 (15pts)
Trippin Turtles 2 (8pts)
Black Mamba 1 (7pts)

Spirit players:
Amy - for her love of the game, her variety of wacky headware, her insanely brilliant cheer lyrics!
Joel - for insighting spirit where ever he goes, for butt slapping warm up cheers, for a never ending flow of sweet seductive beverages!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Swing of Fire tries for Potlatch 2007!

Oh yes....we're doin' it.

The first part of the bid is in. Once we get it completed we will wait to hear whether they will let the funnest, most spirited, most good-lookin', hot 'n sexiest team in.

Check out the website to get more info. Email me if you want in.

So far we already have 10 men and 7 gals, but we had to pick up some from california. I will give preferrence to big island/hawaii people.


Swing of Fire...yeah!!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Player Profile - Paul N.

First Name: Paul
Field Name: Hey you
Profession: Civil Engineer
Age: 43
Favorite Field Position: cup/popper
Left or right handed: right
Skirt or shorts: shorts
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : zone
Your best skill: push pass
When and where did you start playing?: Virginia Tech 1982
How long have you played in Hilo?: Since 1992
Why do you play?: For the money
Any injuries?: trick knee
Ultimate memory: Playing in pouring rain and knee-deep mud

Pic: TD Paul presenting the spirit award to Katie at the Hilo Hat Draw in 2006.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Eggs and League IV - Game 2

Could it have been a more beautiful evening for ultimate? I think not.
Game 2 of league went wonderfully on a sunny afternoon in Hilo, here are the stats:

Monkey Butt: 3 (13pts)

Black Mamba: 2 (10 pts)

Trippin Turtles: 1 (7pts)

Spirit players:
Corie - for her lovely personality, amazing consistent, never faltering spirit and of course: her crazy beau
Corey - for being the coolest dad on the field, for giving his best and smiling all the way through it! We are so glad you come out and play more now!

For next Sunday, everyone should come sporting their favorite piece of headwear. What do I mean? Well that is for you to determine. Let us see which team pulls off the best showing!

Monday, April 02, 2007

League VI - Game I

Last night we sucessfully played our first game of League VI!

Kudos to everyone who came out to play sporting skirts. It's a good feeling to know Hilo Ultimate players are up for any crazy idea that comes their way

Some stats from game 1

Monkey Butt 3 (final score 12 pts)

Frost Bite 2 (final score 11 pts)

Trippin Turtles 1 (final score 7 pts)

Spirit players:
Ashley - coz' you turn 21 only once in your life and she does sport the shortest skirts!
Jeff - coz you're new and still bring so much too the field, your smile is contageous and we love your ability to catch all our crazy throws in the end zone!

Highlights
Ashley's 21st Birthday
Boys in skirts: Who wore it best? Phil or Andrew - We want your votes, comment now!
The farm cats hitchhiking to a game! That is dedication
Frost bites cheer - short, sweet, and to the point! Love it.
Monkey Butt spirit
Hot playing from all the teams

Contribute your highlights. Use the comment icon.

See you all next Sunday, games at 4:30 sharp


She Go Ho - Half Time Show

Mahalo Drew!

A soft cool breeze, a full moon, the smell of fresh cut grass, smiling faces, bright lights, a disk, and one awesome game of frisbee....that just about sums up our first ever 'under-the-lights' Honokaa saturday night pick up game.

Thank you Drew for organizing it. It was wonderful. Great to meet players from Waimea and Kona, to play under those lights, and to run on soft yummy grass.

I know Hilo had a blast!!!

Looking forward to the next one...everyone should come.

Mahalo!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hilo Ultimate League VI - BABY!!!!

It's about time to get another league up and runnin'!

Commissioners: Phil (rules and regulations: aka bad cop) and Katie (spirit and parties: aka good cop)

Dates: League will begin on Sunday, April 1st (Happy B-day Ashley!) and will continue 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 FINALS ON MAY 6th

When:
On the field by 4pm, games start at 4:30

Captains meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28th and teams will be announced Thursday, March 30th.

Register on the field or download it and bring to the field


Night Ultimate Coming To Honokaa

Announcing the beginning of a new Big Island Ultimate tradition.

What: Saturday Night Ultimate

When: The last Saturday night of every month
Starting this month! 3/31 from 7:00 -9:00pm

Where: Under the lights of the upper field in Honokaa

Cost: FREE!!! So bring a friend

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Player Profile - Tim A.

First Name: Tim
Field Name: Tim/Timber/Fresh Legs
Profession: Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Age: 34
Favorite Field Position: Playing
Left or right handed: with what?
Skirt or shorts: shorts with built in undies (was that too much info?)
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : Love the whole spectrum
Your best skill: In what?
When and where did you start playing?: Portland Oregon 2002
How long have you played in Hilo?: 6 months and adore it above all/any other places played!Why do you play?: The focus, the friends, the push of possibility (the throw, the bid, the hand block), everyone gets a chance to be the hero, trust/no refs, FuN.
Any injuries?: groin muscle, planter fascitis
Ultimate memory: Bid in the pouring rain for the point and the game.

Pic: Intense and focused...catching a disk at Hopu 8

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

He Lololisciousness!

Need we say more?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Kaimana Klassik XX

We're back....we're hoarse...we're tired...but we're happy. It was amazing weekend with awesome games, insane spirit, pink panties, mustache rides and too much booze to boot!

He Lolo and She Go Ho have returned from their first ever tournament. Congratulations to the Big Island men for getting in the top three for the spirit award and for winning one game....yeeehaaa!

Hold up....the girls also showed lots of spirit even though they came home without a win. Each game was filled with fun and very excellent play. We can say that we gave each team a run for their money....yeeehaaa!

Hey Barn....Pictures and more stories to come!

We Love Ultimate!!!

Thank you for the Kaimana TD for an excellent and amazing weekend! We will be back!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Player Profile - Keek H.

First Name: Keek "the Hammer"
Field Name: Swillfest!!!
Profession: Jack of all trades, Master of the family
Age: 48
Favorite Field Position: Hucker
Left or right handed: Right
Skirt or shorts: Shorts for me, Skirts for girls/girlymen
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : zone when stakes are high
(never been high yet)
Your best skill: finishing
When and where did you start playing?: University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1979
How long have you played in Hilo?: 1998
Why do you play?: No longer play. Will teach to those who'll listen.
Any injuries?: Too many to list.
Ultimate memory: Too many brain cells burned. Memory is hazy. Flahbacks of Hilo consist of 3 vs 3 by the statue, nurturing Mark and Chloe in becoming great players, our first Hilo League when during the finals Eric getting chased out of a residential port-a-pottie for taking a dump in their bathroom. On Oahu: the many
Kaimana Klassics beginning with the first, and before that Oahu's humble beginnings at Kapiolani park, meeting my future wife and soulmate and introducing her to our culture where she fit like a glove, watching her pass out in my VW van with a cup full of beer still in her hand spilling all over her. Oh, the fun!
Pic: Paki and Keek (on right) enjoying Hilo Ultimate.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Hopu 8 - Moments of Glory

Womenz Wednesdayz moves to Volcano

A new year...a new venue for Womenz Wednesdayz: Volcano on Haunani Rd. at 4:30pm

Last week they had 12 women out...yay!

It will be "Mostly Womenz Ultimate" with the idea that women along with a few select men that are attentive enough to not mow down the women players are welcome. We will limit the number of men on the field to 4 players, so that women still learning the game wont be rattled with too much aggressive play.

Go wahine ultimate!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Player Profile - Amy B.

First Name: Amy
Field Name: None that people are willing to say to my face.
Profession: Teacher/School Design
Age: 42
Favorite Field Position: Upright and occasionally horizontal
Left or right handed: right, but I'm thinking of changing to left for
the second half of my career

Skirt or shorts: Skort
Lefthand point or zone (i.e. silly or serious) : Zone, of course. In the
wind and the rain

Your best skill: Consistency, inside-out forehand, trash talking
When and where did you start playing?: Indiana, 1988
How long have you played in Hilo?: 10 years
Why do you play?: For the adrenaline rush. To be a role model for my
children. Ultimate completes my spirit.

Any injuries?: None that have ever stopped me for long.
Ultimate memory: Winning a close, intense game against the nastiest
group of women I've ever met (UNC-Wilmington---Seaweed) at College
Nationals. Watching all of the young kids I play with get hooked on the
Love of the Game...Mark Turner makes me happy.


Picture: Amy skying high during League II Finals between the Disc'o Demons & Kai