Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Roberts steady force in UH secondary

Calvin Roberts doesn't draw much attention to himself, and staying out of the spotlight is often a sign the cornerback is getting his job done.

Since winning a starting job in fall camp, Roberts has been a steady performer in the Warriors secondary in his senior season.

“;He's probably one of the most consistent performers on this team,”; UH defensive backs coach Rich Miano said.

Roberts has 55 tackles and an interception this season while starting every game in a regular season in which UH faced a series of talented receivers. The secondary faces another stern challenge to close the year when the Warriors (7-6) face Notre Dame (6-6) in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

Another defensive back, senior Ryan Mouton, returned to practice yesterday in his comeback from a sprained ankle.


More honors for HBA's Palmer

Sarah Palmer of Hawaii Baptist Academy was announced yesterday as the 2008 Gatorade Hawaii Volleyball Player of the Year.

The 5-foot-11 junior outside hitter notched 217 kills and 119 digs for the Eagles (19-2). She was also honored recently as the Star-Bulletin's state volleyball player of the year.

Palmer has orally committed to a volleyball scholarship at Texas in 2010.


Shim returns to Kamehameha

The best just got better as the three-time, defending state champion Kamehameha girls soccer team welcomed the return of Meleana Shim, an immensely talented left-footed center midfielder who spent last year playing soccer in Arizona.

After establishing herself as one of the state's top soccer players in her freshman and sophomore seasons with the Warriors, Shim left Hawaii for the Grand Canyon State, hoping to showcase her skills to collegiate coaches by playing for the Sereno soccer club.

After securing a scholarship from her dream school, Santa Clara University, the lure of home took hold as Shim completed her circuitous route back to Kapalama.

Attired once again in Kamehameha blue, Shim hopes to lead the Warriors to a fourth state title.



St. Martin's runs past Hawaii Pacific

Jake Linton scored 35 points to lead St. Martin's past Hawaii Pacific 93-81 last night in a college basketball game at the Blaisdell Arena.

Jason Curtis scored 22 points for the Sea Warriors, who fell to 3-2. St. Martin's improved to 10-2.

» The Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball team moved up two more spots to No. 6 in the Division II national rankings yesterday.

The Seasiders are 3-0 and have been idle the past two weeks. They play tonight against Washburn (Kan.) and have two games later in the week.