Wahine's Higa earns WAC honors
Hawaii soccer player Tehane Higa was named the Western Athletic Conference's defensive player of the week for last week.
Higa, who prepped at Aiea, was named all-tournament in both tournaments the Wahine played last week and was the most valuable player of the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Classic.
Hussey leads by one at Ko Olina
Hans Hussey of Waialae Country Club opened the first round of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club with a 71 yesterday to take a one-shot lead over Shane Abe of the Oahu Country Club and Alva Wendland of the Waikoloa Kings' Course.
The 36-hole qualifier ends today with two spots open for the Aloha Section in the 2007 national tournament to be played Oct. 25-28 at The PGA Golf Club South Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla. There are 28 island professionals entered in this week's event with the winner pocketing $2,000.
Hawaii picks up a spot in poll
Hawaii moved up one spot in the CSTV/AVCA coaches poll yesterday, passing Duke and Ohio on its way from No. 16 to No. 15.
The Rainbow Wahine won the Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge last weekend and begin WAC play on Friday with a game against Idaho at the Stan Sheriff Center. Then, they host Boise State on Saturday.
Nebraska (7-0) remained in the top spot, followed by Stanford (7-0), Penn State (6-1), USC (8-0) and UCLA (7-1).
Kamehameha to be tested
No. 3 Punahou will be coming after Kamehameha's No. 1 ranking in the Star-Bulletin's prep volleyball poll.
But voters don't seem to think the Buffanblu have much of a shot of taking it when Punahou visits the Warriors today.
Kamehameha received all 13 first-place votes in the poll and have been No. 1 all season. No. 2 Iolani hosts St. Francis today.
Moanalua is the OIA's top team at No. 5.
Warriors No. 1
Kamehameha remains on top of volleyball poll
| 1. Kamehameha
| 2. Iolani
| 3. Punahou
| 4. Moanalua
| 5. Roosevelt
| 6. Kahuku
| 7. Sacred Hearts
| 8. Mililani
| 9. Seabury Hall
|10. Hawaii Baptist