Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Warrior volleyball slides to No. 6

Two losses last week at Brigham Young led to the Hawaii men's volleyball team falling three spots in yesterday's USA Today/CSTV Top 15 Coaches Poll.

The Warriors (13-6) slipped from third to sixth while the Cougars (14-7) leapfrogged from sixth to fourth. Pepperdine (16-1) remained No. 1, followed by UCLA and Penn State.

Rainbow baseball road opener postponed

The Hawaii vs. Pacific baseball game in Stockton, Calif., last night was postponed by rain.

The teams were scheduled to try to play at noon (Hawaii time) today. UH coach Mike Trapasso said the chances of playing were not good due to the weather forecast, but the teams would wait one or two hours to see if Billy Herbert Field is playable.

» Hawaii Pacific swept a doubleheader from Alderson Broaddus (W. Va.) yesterday, 10-2 and 13-0, at Aloha Stadium.

The Sea Warriors (18-8) got a four-hitter from Ikaika Dupont and a home run from Alika Kuraoka in the second game, while Brandon Sato went 4-for-4 in the second game.

Pape is boys hoops Gatorade player of year

Iolani's Kyle Pape is the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Pape, a 6-2 senior guard, averaged 20.2 points, four rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game for the state champion Raiders.

Kobayashi earns collegiate judo gold medal

Marissa Kobayashi of the U.S. Military Academy won the women's gold medal in the 70-kilogram class at the National Collegiate Judo Association Championships at San Jose, Calf.

Kobayashi, a 2004 graduate of Pearl City High School, was also the outstanding female athlete of the meet.

Three former Pearl City athletes helped San Jose State win the team title. Andrew Hung won the silver medal at 90 kilograms, while Takeshi Young and Louis Hung also contributed valuable points for the Spartans.

Two other Hawaii athletes won medals at the collegiate event, Pearl City's Edward Iinuma (bronze, 100-plus kilograms) and Everett Pavo (bronze, 73 kilograms) of Cumberland College.

In addition, Christian Pavo of Pearl City won a gold medal (middle school, 64 kilograms), while Tabitha Lum of Maryknoll School won a silver (high school, 48 kilograms).

Xavier drops Hawaii women in tennis

Lauren Clary and Stephanie Bauer won in singles and both paired up in doubles to triumph again to lead Xavier past Hawaii 4-3 in women's tennis yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.

UH's Kimberly Curtis and Kana Aikawa also won in singles and both got help from teammates to also take doubles matches.

Lynch-Yokomoto defend 4-ball championship

John Lynch of Koolau Golf Club and Beau Yokomoto of Pearl Country Club shot a 70 yesterday in an alternate shot format to capture the Aloha Section PGA Big Island Candies Scotch 4-Ball Championship at The Club at Hokuli'a on the Big Island.

They finished with a 3-under-par 141 to defend their title.

Wahine open season at tough tournament

The Hawaii women's volleyball team yesterday officially accepted a bid to compete in the re-organized AVCA/NACWAA Volleyball Showcase, Aug. 26-27, in Omaha, Neb.

UH joins Stanford, Penn State and host Nebraska in the event.

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

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