[ HAWAII BEAT ]
Kamehameha returns to top
Five teams in the Star-Bulletin volleyball poll are in the same spots they were at the beginning of the season:
1. Kamehameha 18-1
Preseason No. 1 Kamehameha returned to the top spot in the Star-Bulletin's prep volleyball poll this week, but their stay might be short.
The Warriors visit No. 2 Iolani tonight to decide which team gets a bye in the state tournament. Iolani knocked Kamehameha out of the top spot last month.
Rainbow Wahine remain No. 11
The Hawaii women's volleyball team saw its 13-match winning streak end Sunday at No. 1 Nebraska, but the loss did not affect the Rainbow Wahine's ranking.
Hawaii (16-4) remained at No. 11 in yesterday's CSTV/AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25.
Nebraska (19-0) again was the No. 1 pick, followed by Penn State (18-2) and Stanford (19-1). Washington (19-1), which defeated USC, moved up a spot to No. 4, Texas up to No. 5 and USC dropping to No. 4.
Western Athletic Conference member New Mexico State (19-3), Hawaii's opponent Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center, jumped five spots to No. 13. It's the highest ranking for the Aggies in their history.
Hawaii sailors to nationals
The Hawaii coed sailing team won the Pacific Coast Conference Sloop Championship over the weekend to advance to the national championship.
Junior Mark Spector, sophomore Ryan Wild and freshman Samuel Kahn raced seven times to earn 15 points, six points better than the second-place Cal Maritiime Academy.
The sloop championship will be Nov. 16-18 at Fort Worth, Texas. It is Hawaii's first time competing at the event since 1992.
Kerr wins judo gold in Georgia
Derrick Kerr of Honolulu finished first in his age group at the U.S. Open Masters Judo Championships in Duluth, Ga., Sunday.
Kerr, representing Hawaii Tokai, took gold at 100kg in the men's 45-49 division.
Other Hawaii winners in the event were Taylor Ibera of Honolulu, University of Hawaii student Melinda Swanson and 2000 Iolani graduate Taylor Takata.
[ PACWEST PLACE ]
Hilo's Shimomura in fourth place
UH-Hilo golfer Jayna Shimomura shot a 78 to sit in fourth place at the Sonoma State Women's Invitational at Santa Rosa, Calif., yesterday.
The Vulcans are in second place after the first round, 11 strokes away from leader Western Washington. Cicilia Chudivan of Cal State Monterey Bay and Kaitlin Parker of Western Washington share the lead after shooting 76.