Ohana Martial Arts claims 19 medals
Ohana Martial Arts won 19 medals in the Hawaii State Karate Championships on April 14 at Pearl City High School on Oahu.
Kumite (point fighting) winners were Christian Barth in the 16-17 boys advanced division, Mitchell Johnson in 14-15 boys advanced, Johnny DiMuro in 12-13 boys advanced, Marc Bareng in 7-8 boys beginner and Tristan Bareng in 6 and under boys beginner/intermediate. C.J. Caliva was second in 9-10 boys advanced, Jayson Bareng was third in 14-15 boys advanced and Samantha Barth was third in 14-15 girls advanced.
In kata (forms) DiMuro won in 12-13 advanced and Caliva in 9-10 advanced. Runners-up were Christian Barth in 16-17 advanced, Johnson in 14-15 advanced and Tristan Bareng in 6 and under beginner/intermediate. Jayson Bareng was third in 14-15 advanced, and Marc Bareng in 7-8 beginner.
In escrima (soft-stick fighting), Caliva won the 9-12 boys open title, and Tristan Bareng won in 6 and under boys open. Marc Bareng was second in 7-8 boys open, and Samantha Barth was second in 14-15 girls open.
Kiffmann Taekwondo collects 27 golds
Tyler Papagayo won black-belt gold medals in qualifier sparring, exhibition sparring and poomsae (forms) during the USA Taekwondo state championships on April 20 in Waipahu, Oahu, and Kiffmann Taekwondo collected 27 gold medals altogether.
Among the black belts, Camryn Henry, Christian Sialana and William Kepler won golds in qualifier and exhibition sparring, Gunter Kiffmann took golds in qualifier sparring and poomsae, Alexander Macaraeg won gold in qualifier sparring and silvers in exhibition sparring and poomsae, Joshua Kepler and Justin Koja won qualifier sparring gold and exhibition sparring silver and Ronson Ishikawa was a qualifier sparring silver medalist.
Jerome Butac won three red-belt golds, Deven Bio won qualifier and exhibition sparring golds, Jerico San Agustin won silver in poomsae and bronze in qualifier sparring and Jaden Pladera won bronze in qualifier sparring.
Cassie Kepler won blue-belt golds in all three categories, Jovan Butac and Reynaldo Segundo each won golds in qualifier sparring and poomsae and Kristian Roque won gold in qualifier sparring and bronze in poomsae.
Maldonado aces No. 3 at Pukalani
Jo Maldonado of Haiku recorded a hole-in-one Friday at Pukalani Country Club.
Maldonado aced the third hole, using a 3-wood for the 136-yard shot, which was witnessed by Ernie Ayala and Chris Lopez.
Stock car racing scheduled for May 4
Stock car racing is scheduled for May 4 at the Paradise Speedway Maui circle track in Puunene. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m., and time trials are to start at 6 p.m.
Spectator admission is $10 for anyone over 12, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.
For more information, go to paradisespeedwaymaui.com.
Golf tournament slated for May 11
The inaugural LahainaTown Action Committee Golf Classic is scheduled for May 11 at the Kaanapali Royal Golf Course, with registration to begin at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start set for 8 a.m.
The entry fee is $125, which also pays for use of a cart, a luncheon and entry into a hole-in-one contest in which a new car will be the prize. A portion of tournament proceeds will benefit Lahaina Junior Golf.
For more information, go to visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.
Cheer registration running until May 31
C&C Cheer Factory in Wailuku will conduct registration until May 31.
The one-time registration fee is $100. Monthly tuition costs $50, and a practice uniform is $25.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 344-7789.