Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Hawaii ranked fourth in poll

Hawaii moved up two spots to fourth in the USA Today/CSTV Top 15 men's volleyball poll released yesterday.

The Warriors (2-1) received 179 points. UCLA and Brigham Young traded spots in the poll, with the Bruins (5-0) moving to No. 1, followed by the Cougars (4-1).

Pepperdine (2-0) remained at No. 3 with Long Beach State (3-2) fifth.

Hawaii opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play tonight against No. 6 Cal State Northridge (3-2) at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Vulcans drop five spots in Division II poll

The Hawaii-Hilo men's basketball team fell five spots in this week's NABC Division II poll.

The Vulcans (16-2) dropped from No. 19 to No. 24 after losing a PacWest match to Brigham Young-Hawaii last week. Hilo followed the loss with a win over Hawaii Pacific.

Metro State (14-0) is ranked No. 1 in the poll.

Vulcans softball picked to finish second

The Hawaii-Hilo softball team was picked to finish second in the PacWest Conference coaches' poll released yesterday.

The Vulcans received 34 points in the six-team poll, including one first-place vote. Hawaii-Hilo returns 2003 PacWest Freshman of the Year Leo Sing Chow.

Western New Mexico was picked as the favorite to win its fourth straight conference crown. Montana State-Billings was picked third, followed by Hawaii Pacific, Brigham Young -Hawaii and Chaminade. HPU and Chaminade kick off the season against each other on Feb. 5.

Rainbow baseball's grand slam

The third annual Hawaii Baseball Grand Slam Celebration will be held Feb. 1 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Food and beverages will be provided by several well-known restaurants and suppliers. There will be a silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. when fans can meet the players and coaches. The program, with heavy pupus and drinks available, starts at 6 p.m.

The cost is $750 ($406 is tax deductible) to sponsor a table that includes eight seats and two Rainbow baseball players. Individual seats cost $65. Parking is free for guests showing their ticket. For each ticket purchased, guests receive two complimentary tickets to the Pacific game Feb. 17.

Tickets are available online at etickethawaii.com or by calling Norma Higuchi at 956-6247.

Hawaii going swimming Saturday

The University of Hawaii men's and women's swimming and diving teams will host a triangular meet this Saturday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

The No. 18 men's team will host BYU while the No. 20 Rainbow Wahine meet San Diego State.

The meet starts at 10 a.m.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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