Crusaders new No. 1; Chargers still at top

Chase Meilleur is one of Saint Louis' starting pitchers. The top-ranked Crusaders open Division I state tournament play Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Chase Meilleur is one of Saint Louis’ starting pitchers. The top-ranked Crusaders open Division I state tournament play Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Saint Louis captured the ILH baseball tournament title and then won the ILH overall championship with recent 8-5 and 5-1 wins over Kamehameha, and the Crusaders are the new No. 1 team in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll released Tuesday.

The Crusaders also earned the top seed in this week’s Division I state tournament.

The Warriors fell to No. 3, behind OIA champion Kailua, which stayed at No. 2 in the poll and also earned the state’s second seed.


The softball poll stayed the same this week from No. 1 through No. 4 (Pearl City, Kamehameha, Campbell, Mililani in order), but there could be a lot of shifting next week after the league championships this week.

Roosevelt made the biggest jump, from No. 10 to tied for No. 5 with ‘Iolani, and Leilehua made the biggest drop, from No. 6 to No. 10.

The polls, as voted on by media and coaches, follow.


Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10

(First place votes in parentheses, followed by points and last week’s ranking)
1. Saint Louis (4), 93, 3
2. Kailua (3), 82, 2
3. Kamehameha (2), 77, 1
4. Baldwin (1), 72, 5
5. Campbell, 63, 4
6. Hilo, 51, 6
7. Waiakea, 37, 7
8. Punahou, 25, 8
9. Maui, 18, 9
10. Kalani, 13, 10

Also receiving votes: KS-Hawaii 8, Moanalua 5, ‘Iolani 4, Waianae 2


Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10

(First place votes in parentheses, followed by points and last week’s ranking)
1. Pearl City (8), 98, 1
2. Kamehameha (2), 89, 2
3. Campbell, 79, 3
4. Mililani, 64, 4
5. (tie) ‘Iolani, 38, 5
5. (tie) Roosevelt, 38, 10
7. Maryknoll, 37, 8
8. Lahainaluna, 31, 7
9. Waiakea, 23, 9
10. Leilehua, 21, 6

Also receiving votes: Mid-Pacific 4, Maui 4, Aiea 4, St. Francis 3. Kailua 3, Kapolei 2, Baldwin 1, Punahou 1.

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