Hawaii volleyball team ranked No. 7
The University of Hawaii volleyball team is ranked seventh in the first CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 of the season.
The Warriors received 141 points. Long Beach State, with seven first-place votes and 229 points, was ranked No. 1 followed by UCLA, Pepperdine, BYU, Cal State Northridge and Penn State.
Hawaii (0-0) opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play this week at eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara (1-2). Matches are Friday and Saturday.
McLachlin among 4 Sony Open qualifiers
Hawaii's Parker McLachlin was one of four golfers to qualify yesterday for the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club this week.
McLachlin shot a 3-under-par 69 in yesterday's qualifier at Pearl Country Club, tied for second with Brad Elder of Texas, Jeremy Tucker of San Diego and Rich Barcelo of Nevada.
Tucker birdied the first extra hole and Nationwide Tour members McLachlin and Elder parred the second playoff hole to secure their spots.
Steve Schneiter, a Nationwide Tour member from Utah, avoided the playoff by shooting a 4-under-par 68 to win the round yesterday and a spot in the Sony Open.
Owens, Arceneaux, Takayoshi make moves
Former UH football receiver and kick returner Chad Owens, who was drafted last year by the Jacksonville Jaguars but was cut early in the season, was re-signed by the Jaguars yesterday.
Anthony Arceneaux, a former Saint Louis School football player who also played for the now-defunct Hawaiian Islanders of arenafootball2, signed with the Arena Football League's Las Vegas Gladiators.
Former University of Hawaii baseball player Todd Takayoshi was named as the roving catcher instructor for the Los Angeles Angels.
Torres is finalist for Rutschman Award
Kapua Torres, a double national champion women's wrestler at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of five finalists for the 2006 Ad Rutschman Award.
Torres, a junior from Kahuku High, finished last season with a Pacific record 22 wins and 12 pins. The No. 1-ranked college wrestler in the nation at 51 kg. and the No. 4 college wrestler in North America, Torres breezed through the Women's Collegiate National Championships with a 3-0 record, then went 5-0 to win April's Body Bar Junior Nationals.
2 Rainbow Wahine hoops promotions this week
Fan Appreciation Night and Family Night will be celebrated at the Hawaii women's basketball games this week against Louisiana Tech on Thursday and New Mexico State on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m.
For Fan Appreciation Night, season-ticket holders of UH basketball, football and volleyball receive two free tickets to the LaTech game. Also, ages 18 and under and UH students are admitted free.
For Family Night, the festivities include face painters, balloon makers and caricature artists in the Stan Sheriff Center concourse.