Freudenberg wins karate championship
WAHIAWA, Oahu - Tony Freudenberg won the men's black-belt grand championship, and his school, Ohana Martial Arts, was the overall champion at the Hawaiian Karate Championships on April 15 at Wahiawa District Park Gym.
Freudenberg was also the masters black-belt men's champion in kumite (point fighting).
Reshmi Rao-Main of Ohana Martial Arts competes in 15-17 black-belt kata (forms) during the Hawaiian Karate Championships on April 15 at Wahiawa District Park Gym. Rao-Main finished third in forms, and first in 15-17 kumite (point fighting).
PAUL MAIN photo
Ohana's other kumite winners were Reshmi Rao-Main (girls 15-17), Christian Barth (boys 14-15 advanced), Johnny DiMuro (boys 12-13 advanced), Jayson Bareng (12-13 intermediate) and Joshua Morales (boys 10-11 advanced). In kata (forms), Johnny DiMuro (12-13 advanced), Joshua Morales (10-11 advanced), Arron Borja (9-11 intermediate) and C.J. Caliva (8 and under) claimed first-place finishes. Anita Main took first place in women's open stick fighting, and Draven Aquino was the champion in 15-17 stick fighting.
In kumite, Ohana had three third-place finishers - Caliva (boys 8 and under), Borja (boys 9-11 intermediate) and Aquino (14-15 advanced). Rao-Main was third in 15-17 black-belt kata, and Paul Harris third in
9-11 intermediate kata.
Lahainaluna graduates earn tennis honors
SEATTLE - Linfield College senior Kiana Nip, a Lahainaluna High School graduate, was named the Northwest Conference women's tennis Sportswoman of the Year on April 20.
Nip also received conference honorable mention, and her sister, freshman Kaila Nip, earned conference second-team honors. They both went 12-4 in singles and were 13-5 as doubles teammates.
Mata'afa receives water polo recognition
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - Notre Dame College freshman Gina-Bella Mata'afa, a Lahainaluna High School graduate, was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association's player of the week on Monday.
Mataafa scored five goals in the Falcons' lone game of the week, a 7-6 loss to Mercyhurst on Saturday. She is Notre Dame's third-leading scorer this season, with 29 goals in 22 games.
Marine swap meet today at Kahului Harbor
KAHULUI - The Maui Trailer Boat Club's spring marine swap meet is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon today at Kahului Harbor.
The fee for sellers is $5 for noncommercial individuals, and $10 for commercial enterprises. Buyers will be admitted free.
For more information, call 870-2773.
Motocross minibike races slated for May 5
PUUNENE - The Maui Motocross Association will conduct a minibike race May 5 at Maui Motorsports Park.
Gates will open at 7 a.m., and rider registration will begin at 8.
Spectator admission will cost $6, with no charge for youths 5 and under.
Adaptive tennis clinic scheduled for May 12
KAPALUA - Beth Arnoult, a member of the U.S. wheelchair tennis team in the 2008 Paralympics, will offer instruction at an adaptive tennis clinic on May 12 at the Kapalua Tennis Garden.
The free clinic is scheduled for 1-3 p.m., and is for anyone, whether or not disabled. Adaptive wheelchairs will be provided. The event will also have giveaways and a skills challenge with prizes.
The deadline to register is May 7.
For more information, or to register, contact Tara Sabado at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-7979.
Mountain-bike race slated for May 19
MAKAWAO - A mountain-bicycle race is scheduled for May 19, with a four-mile course starting near Makawao Veterans Cemetery and ending at Maliko Gulch.
Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., and racing will start at 9.
The event is open to riders of all skill levels, with a separate course for expert riders. The fee is $25 for adults, and $15 for participants under 18. Funds will help battle invasive species on the privately owned property on which the race will take place.
For more information or to register in advance, go to Maui Cyclery in Paia or call 579-9009.
Sand volleyball league needs organizers
KIHEI - The South Maui Parks and Recreation Department is seeking organizers for a coed sand volleyball league, with matches to be played at Kalama Park.
For more information, call 879-4533.