MAY 4-Stephanie Brown-Trafton, the Olympic gold medalist in women's discus in 2008, sets an American record with a throw of 67.74 meters in the Altius Track Crew Discus Throwdown at War Memorial Complex. Lolohea Mahe knocks out Chad Thomas 17 seconds into the second round of a heavyweight fight in the main event of the "Just Scrap" mixed martial arts card at War Memorial Gym. In the top undercard bout, Scott Junk defeats Adam Akau by submission in the third round of a 205-pound match.
MAY 5-Hawaii Baptist Academy defeats Seabury Hall 25-19, 25-14, 25-22 in the Division II boys volleyball state final at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
MAY 9-Alex Chiarella of Seabury Hall places second in the boys golf state championship at Lihue's Wailua Golf Course. Chiarella's 4-under-par 68 in the second round matches the best score of the tournament - he finishes at 142, three shots behind Moanalua's Jon Oda.
Wendy Rose poses with Genesis skipper Bob Schnoor (right) and crew member James Blanton after winning the Spring Wahine Fishing Tournament in May with a 170.3-pound blue marlin.
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MAY 11-King Kekaulike's Michael Teves clears 14 feet to win the boys pole vault state championship at Keaau High School Stadium on the Big Island. Quintin Torres-Costa and Kodi Medeiros combine on a no-hitter, leading Waiakea to a 5-2 victory over Baldwin in the Division I state baseball championship game at Les Murakami Stadium. The Harlem Globetrotters, playing on Maui for the first time since 1994, defeat International Elite 97-87 at War Memorial Gym.
MAY 12-Baldwin wins its first boys state track and field title, boosted by three gold-medal performances, and King Kekaulike finishes second. The Bears' Keelan Ewaliko wins the 200 meters in 22.49 seconds, and runs a leg on the first-place 400 relay team, which finished in 43.15. Pasoni Tasini wins the discus with a throw of 171 feet, 4 inches from the first day. The Bears finish with 63 points, and Na Alii earn 42. Maui High's Nicola Perez-Garreaud wins the 3,000 in 9:14.79. Dakota Grossman of Seabury Hall repeats as the girls 3,000 champion in 10:45.64 and adds a title in the 1,500 (4:43.53). Baldwin's Kristine Felix wins a third straight girls pole vault title, clearing 12-0. Andrea Moller remains unbeaten in the OluKai Hoolaulea stand-up paddle race, covering the course from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha Beach Park in 56 minutes, 44 seconds to win the fourth edition of the event. Connor Baxter is the men's winner in 47:27. The Lahaina Roughnecks win the AAU state wrestling championships at Lahaina Civic Center, producing 13 individual champions on the way to scoring 105 points. Central Maui Style is the runner-up.
MAY 13-Matt Helm, who coached Molokai to the Maui Interscholastic League's only girls volleyball state title, confirms he has been named the head coach at Whitman College, an NCAA Division III school in Walla Walla, Wash. Helm was 79-37 in eight seasons with the Farmers, a stretch that included the 2010 Division II state title and four MIL championships.
MAY 14-The Cleveland Browns sign linebacker JoJo Dickson, a Baldwin graduate.
MAY 19-Wendy Rose wins the Lahaina Yacht Club's 34th annual Spring Wahine Fishing Tournament with a 170.3-pound blue marlin. Rose was aboard the Genesis, with skipper Bob Schnoor and crew member James Blanton. Clint Labrador wins the Molokai Holokai, an 8.5-mile stand-up paddle, in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 13.9 seconds. Tabi-tha Pupuhi is the female champion, with a time of 1:29:48.8.
MAY 20-Baldwin's Pasoni Tasini, a state champion in discus and the MIL Football Defensive Player of the year, and Kristine Felix, owner of three state pole vault gold medals, are announced as part of the 12-member Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor class of 2012. Ryan Koss of Kula repeats as the Honolulu Sprint Triathlon champion at Oahu's Ala Moana Beach Park, finishing the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bicycle leg and 5-kilometer run in 1:05:41.
MAY 27-Scott Hirata and Mat Simons each complete three-win performances over the three-day George "Flintstone" Andrade Memorial Day Weekend Drags at Maui Raceway Park. Hirata wins the summit super pro, fast gas and bracket one titles, while Simons takes first place in summit pro, super street and bracket two. William San-chez wins a pair of junior dragster titles. The other winners are Marjorie Hunkins (summit sportsman), Marci Calvillo (day 1 bikes), D.J. Farias (junior pro gas), Nelson DeRego (pro street), John Hultquist (summit sportsman), Joey Oliveira (day 2 bikes), Kurt Furumoto (day 3 bikes), Makana Yamashita (day 3 junior dragster), and R.J. Domingo (bracket three).
MAY 28-Jan Axel Tribler defeats Joel Finnigan 6-2, 6-4 in the Wailea Open men's open singles final at the Wailea Tennis Club. In the women's 4.5 final, Jaylee Yasunaga defeats Kerrie Ann Tobita 6-4, 6-3. Max Montague and Shane Vinsant beat Tribler and Jody Boeringa 6-2, 6-1 in the men's open doubles final, Cathy Nicoloff and Kimmie S. Ouchi win the round-robin women's doubles division, and Ouchi teams with Rick Kepler to win the round-robin mixed doubles. The Maui United Soccer Club 96 boys win their third state-level tournament crown in four years, completing a 4-0 performance - in which they outscored opponents 15-1 - to take the under-16 title in the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.