Wahine stay put in AVCA poll
No. 12 Hawaii leaves tonight on its second road trip with the same ranking as last week as well as a repeat honor.
Junior right-side hitter Tara Hittle yesterday was named the Western Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week, the second time in three weeks a Rainbow Wahine has been cited. Hittle had a combined 24 kills, 27 digs and .388 hitting percentage in Hawaii's two wins over Nevada and Fresno State. Hittle hit a career-high .706 (13 kills, one error, 17 attempts) against the Wolf Pack and added a double-double (11 kills, 18 digs) against the Bulldogs, a match that extended the Wahine's WAC home winning streak to 94 matches.
Last week, junior left-side hitter Jamie Houston earned Hawaii's first weekly award of the season.
Also yesterday, the Wahine (13-3, 7-0 WAC) remained at No. 12 in the CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25. Nebraska (14-0), Hawaii's opponent Oct. 21, stayed at No. 1 with 52 first-place votes.
Raiders on top of prep volleyball
Iolani is in the sweet spot today, secure with a state-tournament berth and the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Bulletin Girls Volleyball Top 10.
That means two-time defending state champion Kamehameha, which returned from the Durango Fall Tournament in Las Vegas late Sunday night, is in a battle for a state berth.
Iolani in charge
How ILH teams have fared since the Star-Bulletin's first poll of the year:
1. Iolani: 2
2. Kamehameha: 1
3. Punahou: 3
8. Hawaii Baptist: 10
10. Sacred Hearts: 7
Honu outlast Sharks in HWB
Brad Corley had three hits as the North Shore Honu beat the Honolulu Sharks 3-2 in 10 innings in Hawaii Winter Baseball last night at Hans L'Orange Park.
Shintaro Yoshida singled to left field off Anthony Claggett to score Matt Gamel for the winning run.
Jeramy Laster drove in two runs for the Honu, and Omar Aguilar pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
UH's June Jones to have book signing
University of Hawaii head coach June Jones will be at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. to autograph 450 copies of his book "Hawaii Warrior Football: A Story of Faith, Hope, and Redemption" to be sold at the event.
Bess Press will donate a portion of the book sale proceeds to the June Jones Foundation.
Hawaii golfers in 15th place at Reno
The Hawaii men's golf team was in 15th place heading into today's final round of the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev.
The Warriors, with a team aggregate 598, were 33 strokes behind Arizona (565) in the 18-team field.
UH's Kyle Walters (147) was tied for 36th and Robert Berton (148), who shot a 3-under 69 in yesterday's second round, was tied for 45th going into today's final round.
Hawaii surfers advance in Australia
Hawaii surfers Leilani Gryde and Melanie Bartels placed second in their first-round heats yesterday at the NAB Beachley Classic at Manly Beach, Australia.
Both advanced to the third round. Another Hawaii surfer, Megan Abubo, placed third in her heat and advanced to the second round of the ASP World Championship Tour event.
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Chaminade launches booster club
Chaminade University announced the creation of Hui Ahinahina, a new Silverswords booster organization to support athletic funding for programs, scholarships and equipment.
The booster club, whose launch coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Silverswords' historic basketball win over Virginia, offers memberships starting at $100.
Vulcans in fifth place in Washington
Randi Ono shot a 6-over 79 and is tied for seventh place individually to help Hawaii-Hilo to a fifth-place start on the first day at the Western Washington Invitational yesterday in Bellingham, Wash.
Kiilani Matsuyoshi and Jayna Shimomura shot an 82 and 84 for the Vulcans.
Hawaii-Hilo setter earns league honor
Hawaii-Hilo sophomore setter Desiree Agader was named the PacWest Volleyball Player of the Week after compiling 198 assists during the Vulcans' 5-1 road trip.
This is the second time Agader has won the award this season.