For a guy who says he doesn't know much about college football, Nathan Okuma did all right. Much to his surprise, his perfect ballot was chosen as this week's Football Fever winner.
"I didn't keep track," Okuma said. "I don't really have too much knowledge about the college games. I guess I was lucky. It's the first time I've won anything after all these years of trying."
The Star-Bulletin's Cindy Luis and KINE's Frank B. Shaner led the panel with 7-3 records.
St. Louis still third in landSt. Louis School's unbeaten football team remained third in the nation and best in the West in Fox Fab 50 rankings released yesterday.
The Crusaders (7-0) continue to trail only Evangel Christian of Shreveport, La., and Robert E. Lee of Midland, Texas, (both 5-0) in the national poll.
In the regional rankings, St. Louis is No. 1 in the West, followed by De La Salle of Concord, Calif., and Desert Vista of Phoenix (both 4-0).
Kamehameha, which was rated 11th in the West a week ago, lost to St. Louis, 28-9, last Friday and fell out of the regional Top 15.
The Warriors are 6-1.
Eldredge BYU assistant coachDavid "Boy" Eldredge has been appointed full-time assistant baseball coach at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Eldredge, 38, was approved last month to assist new head coach Vance Law in leading BYU's baseball fortunes.
Eldredge replaces long-time assistant Bobby Noel, who has moved to a teaching position at BYU.
Last year Eldredge rejoined the Cougars as a graduate assistant coach. He was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 1996-98 at Loyola-Marymount.
From 1990-95 he was head coach at Hawaii Pacific University, where he compiled a 125-79-1 (.652) record and was selected five years in a row (1990-94) as NAIA District 29 Coach of the Year.
Eldredge, a prep standout at Punahou, graduated from BYU in 1984. He was a catcher for the Cougars from 1979-83. He is the nephew of Pal Eldredge, another former BYU catcher.
STREND Fitness ChallengeThe University of Hawaii Army ROTC program is sponsoring the STREND Fitness Challenge, which consists of muscular "STRength" tests and a cardiovascular "ENDurance" test.
The event, Nov. 11 at Cooke Field on the UH campus, is free and open to the general public, especially to all high school and college ROTC cadets and UH students and faculty.
The event starts at 4 p.m.; registration is at 2 p.m. For more information, call Maj. Trey Johnson at 956-7766 or logon to www.strend.com.
Hawaii Pacific women loseTwo first-half goals by Julia Goodlett carried Western Washington to a 2-0 Pacific West Conference women's soccer victory over visiting Hawaii Pacific yesterday.