2 of USA Today’s Top 11 from Hawaii

Kamehameha finished in sixth place at the Durango Fall Classic on Saturday. Photo courtesy Brandyn Akana.

After strong showings at the Durango Fall Classic over the weekend in Nevada, both Kamehameha and ‘Iolani made a significant jump in the USA Today Super 25 girls volleyball rankings released today.

The defending state champion Warriors, who finished in sixth place at Durango, moved up four spots to No. 10 and ‘Iolani, which finished in ninth place after winning the silver division, jumped five spots to No. 11.

Kamehameha advanced to the top division before losing to No. 6 Redondo Union (Calif.) in straight sets. The Warriors swept No. 25 Cathedral Catholic to get to the fifth-place game, which they lost to No. 7 Torrey Pines in straight sets.

EDIT: Kamehameha lost to No. 6 Redondo Union in the top division, not No. 1 Assumption (Ky.) Assumption beat Redondo Union in the final.

‘Iolani won the silver division after letting a 1-0 led get away in a three-set loss to Marymount (Calif.), which won 0-2 in the gold division. The Raiders beat previous-No. 2 Walton (Ga.) in three sets in the silver final. Walton dropped 11 spots to No. 13.

The two teams returned home and won ILH matches in straight sets on Tuesday night. The Raiders swept Punahou while Kamehameha swept Maryknoll. ‘Iolani and Kamehameha will play Thursday night at Kekuhaupio Gym.


  1. Kolohekeiki September 19, 2018 3:34 pm

    Kamehameha lost to Redondo Union in the championship round quarterfinals and lost to Torrey Pines for 5th place. They didn’t play Assumption.

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