JAN. 6-Lucas Glover withdraws from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course, unable to play because of a knee injury suffered in a fall while paddleboarding the previous week. Relief pitcher Kanekoa Texeira of Kula signs a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, his fifth franchise, and first in the National League.
JAN. 7-Kaleo Roberson claims the Hookipa Surf Classic men's pro-am title, and Moana Wietecha is the open women's champion. The other winners are Tai Vandyke (over 200 pounds/50 years plus), Imaikalani DeVault (junior men), Logan Bediamol (grom boys), Summer Macedo (grom girls), Eli Hanneman (me-nehune boys), Chrislyn Simpson (little groms) and Jason Clark (open longboard).
JAN. 9-Steve Stricker, 44, becomes the oldest winner in Hyundai Tournament of Champions history, closing with a 4-under-par 69 for a 23-under total of 269. The 12th win of his PGA Tour career earns $1.12 million. Stricker led after each of the final three rounds. Martin Laird is the runner-up, carding a 67 to finish three shots back.
Steve Stricker hits from a bun-ker on the Plantation Course’s 14th hole during the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January — he won by three shots.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
JAN. 12-Tiana Lucas scores all of the Maui High School girls soccer team's goals in a 3-2 win over Baldwin at Keopuolani Park, ending the Bears' 40-match Maui Interscholastic League unbeaten streak. Baldwin was 38-0-2 since the start of the 2009-10 season. Dakota Grossman of Seabury Hall is named the 2011-12 Gatorade Hawaii Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. In October, Grossman won her second straight state championship at the Kapalua Village Course.
JAN. 15-Gregg Quichocho of Wailuku bowls a 300 game at Maui Bowling Center, recording the perfect score during a Hawaiian Invitational League match.
JAN. 21-Sam Cyr of Makawao earns an Asian Tour card by tying for 16th place in the qualifying tournament. Cyr's 2-under-par 70 in the final round gives him a 6-under total of 282 for the four-day event at Thailand's Imperial Lakeview and Springfield Royal country clubs.
JAN. 22-Chuck Engle of Oregon wins the fourth annual Maui Oceanfront Marathon for his 142nd victory in 281 marathons. Engle covers the course, from Wailea Ike Drive to Kamehameha Iki Park, in 2 hours, 50 minutes, 2 seconds for his second Oceanfront win. Mari Kauri of Finland sets the women's course record with a time of 3:16:37.
JAN. 24-Kevin Suzuki of Kahului bowls a 300 game at Maui Bowling Center while competing in the AJA Bowling League.
JAN. 28-The Lahainaluna girls basketball team completes a fifth straight unbeaten MIL season, and wins an eighth consecutive Divi-sion I league crown, by defeating Maui High 54-17 in the tournament championship game at Erdman Athletic Center. The Lunas extend their MIL winning streak to 73 games, adding to their league all-sport record. The Seabury Hall girls and mixed paddling crews complete unbeaten MIL seasons.