Wednesday, October 22, 2008

League Finals Upset!

The wet Hilo weather returned just in time for our league finals last Sunday, but we all had a fun time playing in a little bit of rain. After defeating Red in the play-in game, the White team advanced to the championship match vs. the undefeated Pink Torpedoes. Both teams played savage or nearly so because of injuries and a few missing players. By halftime, it looked like the first game helped White Swing of Fire warm up - they led 8-4. In the second half, Pink made a number of runs but was never quite able to take the lead. Red won, 15-12. After the game, we all feasted on a variety of goodies that everyone brought to share. Our exemplary Spirit Players for the season were JP and Rose. Congratulations and mahalo to everyone who came out and played so hard this season! (insert cool league pic here...anyone?)

Commish Eric

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bouquet League Week 1

Wow, over three months since we've had a Hilo Ultimate blog update. We really miss you Dine...thanks go out to Katie for giving me access to post and read her email!

Thanks or blame goes to Captain Mongo for changing the Patriot League into the Bouquet League. Happy Valentine's Day in September (I <3 Mike Long).

The final score was 13-12-9 or something like that, in order of Pink-Red-White. Each of those teams gets 3-2-1 points in the standings, respectively. Everyone but me had great spirit, so kudos to all of you!

For next week, let's try and come up with team names (other than SoF), start play at 4:30 sharp, and do team cheers at the end of play. I will bring spirit player prizes and/or beers. It has been a great start for our league, if you couldn't make it last week, make sure to show up next time!

Commish Eric

Sunday, June 01, 2008

A Big Mahalo to You Dine!

The Hilo Ultimate Community sadly says goodbye to one of our most dedicated, spirited, and fun loving players this month, Nadine.

Nadine has been a valued member of the Hilo Ultimate Community for four glorious years. She is one of our strongest female players on the field and has contributed to the enjoyment of playing Ultimate in more ways than can even be expressed! Thanks to Nadine, we have an ongoing blog to document the happenings of Hilo Ultimate and highlight the great players we have. She has been a instrumental member on three Swing of Fire Teams and the 1st She Go Ho Team. She has played in a number of other tournaments with other teams including the 2007 Potlatch Tournament in Seattle. Nadine , aka "Spirit Queen", has headed the spirit committee on every team she plays on bringing us amazing contributions like the D - Cape, She Go Ho half time show, brilliant lyrics to opening songs, victory goblet, Dave Gelber masks, side line music, short skirts,the list goes on and on and on.

So, to you Nadine, we say thank you. Thank you for your friendship, your amazing spirit, for challenging us all on and off the field to be better players. Thank you for being a part of our community. Your presence will be greatly missed. We love you and wish you the best of luck on all your future endeavors!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ultimate Baby!

Only 2 months til we get our very own ultimate baby!!!

Congrats to Phil and Katie who have a little one on their way...and look at that mama and papa playing like a rock stars!!!

We love you guys and can't wait to meet the new addition to our wicked fun community!

So here is a contest: Guess the baby's birthday, officially the due date is June 15th....but what do you think???

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


1. Hilo Ultimate League VI
It has begun. Another league full of intensity, fierce competition, sick D's, hot lay outs, and spirit awards. So far yellow and red are battling for the first two places while a star studded green time tries to find its groove. Two games down but much more to go. Stay tuned for results of this awesome spring league!!!
PS: congrats to Rose, She-mo, Dan, and Lody for winning spirit awards!!! And thanks to He-mo, phil, jp, and joel for commissioning and captaining :)

2. Saturday Night Ultimate
Another good turn out for hucks under the stars in Honoka'a. We played six on six and had good fun. Doug showed us that even if you just attended a fun wedding and you're still dressed in fine jeans and a hula shirt you can still lay for it!!! Come out for the next one this month's last saturday...see our calendar at the bottom of this page!

3. Loco Moco Coed Tourney
Oahu is thinking about another small inter island tourney for this years laborday weekend (or around then). If you're interested let us know!!!

4. Player Profiles
Still need them...its getting sparse on this page!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

League VIII starting soon!

Hola! Well, the time has come again to lace up the cleats extra tight and play hard in the 8th (approximately) Hilo Competitive Ultimate League!!! Hooray!!! The sign-up sheet is attached. Email it back to me or fill one out at pick-up (and that includes you, Turners, please, if you will). I will be your Commish for now, Phil is my consigliere, and Katie is First-In-Command. The League will run from March 30 to May 4 (Finals). So sign up now, and relive all the gritty glory of the past leagues with the Spring '08 Edition!

Adios huckaroos,

Hilo Ultimate League – Spring 2008

Name: ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ____

Phone #: ____________ ____ Email: ____________ _________ _____

Circle the dates you can play:

    March 30April 6 April 13
    April 20April 27 May 4

Do you want to be a captain or co-captain? ____________ _______

(Please be able to attend at least 4 games and finals for these positions.)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hall of Famer!!!

Big Congratulations to our very own Unqui Dave who was inducted into the Hawaii Ultimate Hall of Fame at Kaimana XXI. Guess you're finally legal too ;)

We're proud of you and there ain't anyone in Hilo who deserves it more!
We love and adore you.

Hilo Hat Draw Magic

Wow...what to say about the most amazing Hat Draw ever. Over 120 people from as far as Ireland, UK, Canada, Alaska, and Oahu ;)

Everyone came with great spirit, with happy faces and support. Everything went smoothly and the games were well played. 8 teams, 8 games plus semis and finals...a full weekend. Friday night was game filled and saturday we enjoyed a most delicious buffet and the wicked fun band Funkaloha!

A huge mahalo to:
Dave - The Hall of Famer Tourney Director, without you unky Hilo Ultimate just wouldnt be the same!
The committee (Mongo, Katie, Mer, Eric, Amy, Dine) - your devotion, good spirit and help made everything go so smooth!!
Tim - our hottest music guru! Your tunes keep us groovin'...
Bhama - breakfast mama...for all your help before after and during!
The Hilo Ship volunteers - smiling faces like yours made our day!
the Keg Boys - keep it flowing...
Oahu brothers and sistas - thanks for your continued guys rock!
and all the players who came to our little made this tourney the success it was.

We will see you in two years!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Player Profile - Eric H.

Field Name: Eric the fast
Profession: Volcanologist
Age: 30
Favorite Field Position: Love them all
Left or right handed: Righty
Skirt or shorts: Usually shorts for me, love skirts on the women
Lefthand point or zone (silly or serious): silly zones are the best
Your best skill: Yelling and screaming. I never get tired 'cause I'm fueled with rage!
When and where did you start playing?: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 1995
How long have you played in Hilo?: 4.5 years
Why do you play?: Fun, good exercise, great people
Any injuries?: Nothing serious, just an ankle sprain and a variety of
stuff that was cured with rest in a week or two.
Ultimate memory: Muddy Hopu Ka Lewa 2006.
Picture: layin', jumpin', catchin' always!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Under The Lights

After an almost 6 months hiatus, hilo peops finally made it to Honoka'a for a superb and fun game of ultimate under the lights. The weather was fresh with one tropical rain shower and a cool breeze. But 5 on 5 kept us running and warm. Thanks to Drew for setting up this fun event every last saturday of the month.

Next Game: Saturday March 1st (since feb 23rd is taken by the hat draw).

Come and play, its a blast!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lost & Found


  • Men's Swing of Fire Jersey (the new kind), sleeves are partially cut off (contact dine)
  • Light blue water bottle (not nalgene, different type), have had it since summer! (contact dine)


  • Women's She Go Ho Jersey (contact Katie)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Big Island Savage Seven

It's on...the Big Island's First Official Savage Seven Tourney on January 19th.

At this point it looks like we have enough for 4 teams playing 4/3 format. We need players, especially women, or teams to help us fill out an 8 team tournament.


Where: Big Island -Hilo (bayfront)
When: January 19,2008 (Saturday)
Format: 4/3 -Savage- absolutely no subs! 1-day only. (I figure two pools of four, top two teams in each pool advance to semi's and finals.

Cost: Between $10 and $20 - some food will be provided, maybe pizzas for lunch, and of course beer. No overnight accomodations. Pay before you play! (I'll start working on the budget pretty soon)

Teams as of now:
BFF, UGG, Mod Squad, Gelber team, Kona team, Waimea Team, People's Team

Friday, January 11, 2008

Player Profile - Lochlan

Field Name: Lochlan
Profession: Toddler
Age: Almost 2
Favorite Field Position: Mascot
Left or right handed: Both
Skirt or shorts: jumpers
Lefthand point or zone (silly or serious): silly as ever
Your best skill: being really cute
When and where did you start playing?: February '06 in Hilo
How long have you played in Hilo?: since then
Why do you play?: coz mom and dad are there and lots of people play with me
Any injuries?: none rally, except for the tears that fall when mom/dad are on the field
Ultimate memory: my first tourney in oahu, when i got wear wigs
Picture: at his best at Hopu 9

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Big Island Hat Draw 2008

Don't forget to join us for the best ever, most amazing, and fun hat draw in the islands!!!

Register here: Liquid Sunshine

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Garage Sale - Take Two

OK folks, we are having another garage 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, Jan. 26th
Time: 5:30am

DROP OFF: please bring anything you have to sell to ultimate pick up before jan, 25th. 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. Email Meridith to sign up for volunteer shifts.

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.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Kaimana Update

Helolo and She Go Ho are officially accepted to Kaimana Klassik XXI.
The tourney should be fun with it finally being legal ;)

She Go Ho wasn't able to get enough Big Island players so we are joining with some Oahu players as well as the Alaska team : Bella Coola.
We're excited to have such a great mix of players and want to say thanks to oahu and alaska for joining with us.

Helolo has an abundance of great players. We are excited to see how far they will get this year and what awesome facial hair they can produce.

Good Luck to all the teams in preparation for Kaimana Klassik!

For more information on the tourney click here!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Rockin' Rules

  1. A pick occurs whenever an offensive player moves in a manner that causes a defensive player guarding (II.G) an offensive player to be obstructed by another player. Obstruction may result from contact with, or the need to avoid, the obstructing player.
  2. A pick can be called only by the obstructed player and must be announced by loudly calling pick immediately after it occurs.
  3. If play stops according to XVI.C, players reposition according to XVI.C.4. In addition, the obstructed player is then allowed to move to recover the relative position lost because of the pick.