Iolani jumps to No. 6 in poll
The postseason, as long-timers in the Oahu Interscholastic Association like to say, is all about sending the hottest teams to the state tourney.
Mules make it
Leilehua finishes the season as the Star-Bulletin's top-ranked prep football team
Also received votes:
| 1. Leilehua (13)
| 2. Saint Louis
| 3. Baldwin
| 4. Waianae
| 5. Punahou
| 6. Iolani
| 7. Farrington
| 8. Lahainaluna
| 9. Kamehameha
Kapolei 18, Kealakehe 14, Mililani 7, Kauai 6, Kaimuki 4.
That team turned out to be Leilehua, which started out 4-4 (overall) but won its final six games. With their state championship in hand, the Mules collected all 13 first-place votes in the final Star-Bulletin/KITV-4 Football Top 10 poll of the season.
Interestingly enough, three of the four teams that beat Leilehua before November eventually slid out of the Top 10. Mililani, Kapolei and Campbell did not finish in the poll. Iolani capped its Division II state crown with a final No. 6 ranking.
McLachlin in line for PGA card
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. » Honolulu's Parker McLachlin fired a 5-under 67 in yesterday's fifth round of the PGA Tour Qualifying School. His 90-hole score of 17-under 343 is good enough for a tie for 11th entering today's final 18 holes.
If McLachlin finishes among the top 25 golfers and ties, he will regain his PGA Tour card and have full playing privileges entering the 2008 season. McLachlin played on the shorter Panther Lake course. He will tee it up today at the 7,493-yard Crooked Cat course, where he has rounds of 71 and 67.
Frank Lickliter continues to lead the six-day event at 28-under 332. He opened this grueling competition with back-to-back 62s. He has a five-shot lead over Brett Rumford. McLachlin is five shots clear of those tied for 25th.
Sea Warriors improve to 3-2 in hoops
Jason Curtis scored a game-high 19 points to lead Hawaii Pacific past Henderson State (Arkadelphia, Ark.) 70-54 in men's basketball at the Neal Blaisdell Center yesterday.
Logan Wolfe scored nine points with five rebounds and four assists to help the Sea Warriors' cause.
Antoine Vinson led the Reddies (0-4) with 17 points.
HPU returns to the court for the Malika Sports Hoop 'N' Surf Tournament. The Sea Warriors (3-2) open with Florida Southern on Dec. 17 and then meet Tampa on Dec. 18.