JULY 2-Baldwin High School confirms that A.J. Roloos has resigned as football coach after six seasons, all of which resulted in Maui Interscholastic League Division I championships. Keneke Pacheco, a 13-year assistant coach for the Bears, is named interim head coach for the 2013 season. Maui defeats West Kauai twice, by scores of 16-0 and 11-3, to win the Pony Baseball Mustang Division state tournament at the Walter Victor Complex in Hilo. Maui claimed the title by winning its final six games.
JULY 7-Charles Makekau is named top all-around cowboy in the Makawao Rodeo at Oskie Rice Arena, Brandy Joseph is the top all-around cowgirl and Bronson Branco receives the Benji Rollins Trophy for most paychecks, and claims the double mugging title with Harold Deniz. The other champions are Clint Medeiros (bull riding), Kanoa Awai-Dickson (steer wrestling), Kevin Hill (poo wai u), Kalai Nobriga (calf roping), Leahi and Donny Poouahi (mixed team roping), Liloa Akoi (wahine barrel racing), Bob Faris Jr. and Tag Lunceford (dally team roping), Johnee Prito (steer undecorating), Britt-Jo Fabrito (breakaway roping), Dale Cambra and Kevin Ferguson Sr. (century team roping), Daniel Miranda (junior barrel racing), Isaiah Naauao-Asing (junior bull riding), Brit Bradford (keiki barrels) and Eric Roberson (sheep riding). Elizabeth Cabe sets World Association of Benches and Dead Lifters world records in the 97-pound division of the women's open and 40-46 classes with a deadlift of 332.7 pounds during an event at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, and is one of four Maui competitors to be named an outstanding lifter, in the junior/submaster/open classes, and the master class. Gerald Dionio is named the top teen men's deadlifter, Moses K. Timbal the top master men's deadlifter and Darnell Criste the top master women's bench presser.
Travis Castillon of Waikapu poses with a 155.8-pound ulua he caught in October, setting an International Underwater Spearfishing Association record.
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Randen Abafo of Molokai lands a kick to the chin of Los Angeles’ Ruben Warr on the way to winning the 155-pound main event of November’s “War on the Valley Isle” card at War Memorial Gym.
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JULY 9-Makoa Andres strikes out 14 batters as Hilo defeats Maui 4-3 in the Pony 14 state baseball tournament final at Maehara Stadium.
JULY 10-Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox drives in two runs during an 11-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, giving him 433 RBIs in his career, a record for a Hawaii-born major leaguer. Victorino, the only Maui-born All-Star in MLB history, began the day sharing the state RBI mark with Mike Lum.
JULY 12-Blake Yamada of Wailuku finishes in 487th place at the the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas, earning $24,480. Kirk Nelson of Kihei misses the cut at the U.S. Senior Open, carding a 14-over-par 84 in the second round at Omaha County Club in Nebraska for a 24-over total of 164. Players at 5 over and better advanced to the third round.
JULY 13-Hawaiian Canoe Club wins the Naleieha Regatta to clinch a 29th straight Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association championship.
JULY 14-The Maui United Soccer Club 2002 boys team wins the Hawaii International Cup on Oahu, outscoring its four opponents 23-0.
JULY 15-Central East Maui wins the Little League Junior Division state title by going 4-1 at Hans L'Orange Park on Oahu, closing with two wins over Hilo, 14-7 and 18-6.
JULY 21-Kamehameha Swim Club wins the Hawaii State Long Course Swimming Championships at Kihei Aquatic Center with 2,086 points, more than doubling the total of second-place Hawaii Swim Club (1,027). Connor Baxter wins the Maui Paddleboard race, covering the 9.5-mile course from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds. Andrea Moller (1:11:05) is the top female finisher.
JULY 23-Pearl City defeats Central Maui 11-1 in six innings in the Little League Senior Division state tournament championship game at Eddie Tam Field.
JULY 24-Central Maui claims the Little League Major Division state championship, getting a combined two-hitter from Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa and Jacob Chong in a 2-0 win over Waipio at Kilauea District Park on Oahu. Chad Blackwell faces the minimum 27 batters in a two-hit shutout, helped by a double play and a runner thrown out attempting to steal, as Na Koa Ikaika Maui beat the Hawaii Stars 5-0 at Maehara Stadium.
JULY 25-Chanse Uyeda, a former state wrestling champion from Lahainaluna, dies at age 19 after the moped he was operating collides with a car on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Lahaina.
JULY 27-Maui United claims two titles at the Hawaii Cup soccer tournament at Keopuolani Park. In the under-9 boys final, Maui United '04 defeats Upcountry Maui Alliance 04 2-1, and Maui United '05 Red beats Maui United '05 Black 3-1 in the boys under-8 final. Excel '03 takes the under-10 boys crown with a 7-0 victory over Pono '03. In girls competition, Aces '01 Maroon defeats Aces '01 Gold 2-1 in the under-12 final, and Pono '05 earns the under-8 crown with a 6-0 win over Abunai '06.
JULY 28-Stand-up paddler Travis Grant is the first finisher in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, finishing the 32-mile course from Kalua Koi to Maunalua Bay Beach Park in 4 hours, 50 minutes, 17 seconds. Terrene Black is the top female finisher, in 5:40:40. In the prone race, Brad Gaul posts the best time, 5:05:32, and Jordan Mercer's time of 6:10:00 is the best among female competitors. Kahealani, with captain Shawn Boneza and Andy DeMello, win the Maui Trailer Boat Club Hanapa'a contest with a 297-pound marlin.
JULY 29-Jordan Hoiem, a senior linebacker at Baldwin High School who has verbally committed to the University of Oregon, tells coaches from both teams that he has decided to stop playing football to focus on baseball.
AUG. 1-Jonah Texeira wins the Junior America's Cup individual title for the second time in three years, closing with a 4-under-par 68 at Wailea Gold Course for a 13-under total of 203, four shots better than Roberto Lebrija of Mexico II. Texeira's win helps San Diego claim the team crown - the squad's 4-under 212 round gives it a 627 total. Mexico II is the runner-up at 631.
AUG. 3-Hawaiian Canoe Club wins the large-club title at the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association state-championship regatta for the 11th time in 15 years. Taking first place in nine races - seven in the keiki division - Hawaiian totals 351 points at Hanalei Bay on Kauai, 24 points better than Hui Nalu. HCC wins gold in the girls 12, 13, 14, 16 and 18, and boys 15 and 16 races, as well as women's novice A and mixed open. Helped by a victory in the mixed 12 race, Napili wins the A Division. Wailea finishes first in the sophomore and senior men's races. Two days before starting her freshman year at Baldwin High School, Nawai Kaupe wins the softball throw at the Hershey's Track and Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pa., with a mark of 191 feet. John Palafox of Kahului catches the biggest tako, weighing 4 pounds, 9 ounces, at the Larry Libres Fishing and Diving Tournament at Kanaha Beach Park. The oama winners are a father and son from Wailuku - Kendrick Villanueva of Wailuku takes the 12-and-under title with a 15.7-centimeter catch, and Randy Villanueva's 15.0-centimeter entry wins the 13-and-over division.
AUG. 4-Garrett Okamura wins the Maui Open, shooting a 3-over-par 75 at The Dunes at Maui Lani - where he is the head professional - to finish the two-round event at even-par 144. T.J. Kua (74) finishes second, two shots back. Kimberlie Miyamoto repeats as the Maui Women's Invitational champion, closing with a 2-over-par 74 in the final round at King Kamehameha for an even-par total of 144, nine shots better than Kristeena Locke (78). Allister Knox wins the Kraig Vickers Honor Run 5-kilometer race with a time of 16 minutes, 44 seconds over a course starting and ending at Kanaha Beach Park. In the female division, Seanna Robinson takes first place in 18:41.
AUG. 9-Kirk Nelson of Kihei wins the Aloha Section Senior PGA Professional Championship at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai. Nelson closes with an even-par 72 for a 2-under total of 142 to win by eight shots. Brad Bowen (72) of Haiku and Andrew Feldmann of Honolulu (77) tie for second.
AUG. 10-Eric Casco repeats as open men's champion and wins the Ole division in the Ole Longboard Classic at Launiupoko Beach Park. Mahealani Ah Hee claims the women's title for a second straight year, and Kevin Eide earns his sixth consecutive age-group title, and fifth in a row in the 60-and-over division. Kekaula Campbell claims his fifth straight 30-39 title and Sierra Lerback repeats as the junior women's champion. The other winners are Ean Duryea (menehune), Nick Nunez (juniors), Travis Baptiste (junior men), Matt Pasamonte (19-29), Augustine Constantino (40-49), Glenn Fukushima (50-59) and Ashley Nielson and Luke Adolfson (tandem).
AUG. 11-Kimberlie Miyamoto wins her second golf title in eight days, taking first place in the girls 15-18 division of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association All-Ages Tournament at Kahili Golf Course. Malu Rosenthal is the boys 15-18 champion. The other girls winners are Kristeena Locke (13-14), Millburn Ho (11-12) and Summer Malia Wong (7-10), and the other boys titles go to Trevor Arashiro (13-14), A.J. Teraoka (11-12) and Caleb Blaine Chumley (7-10).
AUG. 12-Na Koa Ikaika Maui announce they have canceled their final four home games of the regular season, meaning for the second time in three years, the team will not finish its regular season as scheduled.
AUG. 17-Kain Daly wins the pro-am division in the Volcom Surf Contest for the Groms at Lahaina Harbor, and Kahanu Delovio takes the girls title. The other winners are Dylan Lehmann (junior), Logan Bediamol (grom), Jackson Bunch (squids) and Justin Roberson.
AUG. 18-The Young and the Rest of Us, a team from Maui, wins the U.S. Tennis Association's Hawaii Pacific Adult 18 and Over League sectional championships at Central Oahu Regional Park.
AUG. 23-Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki is traded from the Washington Nationals to the Oakland Alhletics, rejoining the team with which he began his major league career.
AUG. 24-Summer Macedo wins the girls 10-12 and 13-17 divisions in the Grom Magazine Surf Contest at Lahaina Harbor. Chrisyn Simpson-Kane earns the 9-and-under title, the boys champions are Imaikalani Devault (15-17), Dylan Lehman (13-14), Eli Hanneman (11-12), Ocean Macedo (9-10) and Chase Anderson (7-8), and Maddox Macmurray wins the coed 6-and-under division.
AUG. 25-Na Koa Ikaika Maui claim the inaugural Pacific Association championship by winning a pair of games in San Rafael, Calif. Na Koa first defeat the Vallejo Admirals 8-3 behind a complete game from Chad Blackwell, then beat the San Rafael Pacifics 6-1, helped by Brandon Gregorich's home run. Tyler Munetake of Wailuku wins the boys 15-18 title at the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association's Big Island Junior Classic, closing with a 71 in the second round at Hualalai Golf Club for a 146 total to defeat Hilo's Shon Katahira (75) by one shot.
AUG. 27-The Maui Interscholastic League executive board approves surfing as an official sport, with the inaugural season scheduled to begin in April. Maui major leaguer Shane Victorino hits the 100th and 101st home runs of his career and finishes with a career-high seven RBIs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-2 at Fenway Park.
AUG. 31-Baldwin graduate John Lotulelei becomes the third Maui Interscholastic League alumni to make a regular-season NFL roster, when he is included on the Seattle Seahawks' final 53. Kaluka Maiava, also a Baldwin graduate, makes the final cut for the Oakland Raiders. Tattersalls Masters Australia wins the Maui Channel Swim for a seventh straight year, with the team of Rhys Mainstone, Ridge Grimsey, Peter Thiel, Trent Grimsey, Codie Grimsey and George O'Brien covering the 9.9-mile course from the old Club Lanai pier to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel in 3 hours, 9 minutes and 38 seconds. DAM Fine and DAM Fast repeats as the women's champion in 3:32:50.
SEPT. 2-Bobsled wins the Hawaii and Lahaina Yacht Clubs' 70th annual Lahaina to Honolulu Race in 5 hours, 42 minutes, 25 seconds. The other winners are Heartbeat in Class X (6:04:45 elapsed time, 6:23:57 corrected time), E Paint in Class A (6:33:05, 6:16:36), Phoenix in Class B (7:50:53, 6:11:08) and Genevieve in Class Aloha (10:00:52, 7:31:21).
SEPT. 5-The PGA Tour and Hyundai Motor America announce a two-year extension of the car company's title sponsorship of the Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course, running the agreement through 2015.
SEPT. 8-Stand-up paddler Bart de Zwart of Haiku finishes second overall in the SUP 11-City Tour in the Netherlands after winning a third consecutive stage. De Zwart posts a total time of 22 hours, 15 seconds over approximately 136.4 miles. Austria's Peter Bartl wins the overall title with a final time of 21:57:43. De Zwart had won the overall race each of the previous three years.
SEPT. 14-Polli's Running of the Bulls wins the Hana Relay, with the team racing from Kahului to Hana in 5 hours, 11 minutes, 38 seconds. Team SC wins the women's race in 5:40:08, and the other champions are Four Seasons Supah Man (5:40:53) in the hotel/restaurant division, Pheidippides and the Hana Pipers (5:45:22) in the mixed competition, Maui Coupon Masters (6:02:54) in master man, The Late Team (6:16:32) in the open class, Hawaii 50 Plus (6:56:49) in master women and Hammer Heads (6:57:04) in master mixed.
SEPT. 15-Tyler Munetake wins the boys 15-18 title in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association Match Play Championships at the Kaanapali Kai Course, defeating Baldwin High School teammate Ariel Elftman-Hanson 6 and 5 in the final. In the boys 13-14 final, Oahu's Remington Hirano beats Wailuku's Justin Arcano 2 up. Malia Nam earns the girls 13-18 title with a 2-and-1 win over Kaci Masuda in an all-Oahu final. Former Maui resident Kimi Werner is made a member of the Hawaii Freediving and Spearfishing Wall of Fame.
SEPT. 19-Kamehameha Schools Maui football coach Cody Nakamura is suspended for one game by the school after an incident involving Maui High player Andre Pierman during a game on Sept. 14.
SEPT. 21-Oregon's Cassy Isagawa, a Baldwin High School graduate, earns her second collegiate win, taking the title at the University of New Mexico's Dick McGuire Invitational. Isagawa closes with a 4-under-par 69 for a three-round total of 12-under 207 - that ties former Oregon player Kendra Little for the lowest score at the tournament. Brad Bickley wins the Run Forrest Run Front Street Mile men's open race in Lahaina with a time of 4 minutes, 13 seconds, and Lauren Wallace has the top women's time, 4:42. Motoo Hirayama wins the Hard Rock Cafe 10K men's division in 37:07, and Jen Tom (40:50) takes the women's race. In the Maui Tacos 5K, Tsukasa Kawarai is the male winner in 15:20, and Rhonda Loo is the top female finisher, in 18:27. The Lanai Nakoa Rams Pop Warner team plays its inaugural home game, losing 31-18 to the Lahaina Chiefs.
SEPT. 22-Takanori Haraguchi of Japan wins the JTB Maui Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 50 seconds. Rhonda Loo, a 37-year-old from Canada, crosses the line in 3:07:18 to win the women's title. The half-marathon winners are Reid Hunter (1:14:40) in the male division, and Dawn Grunnagle (1:17:58) in the female division. Ariel Elftman-Hanson of Wailuku wins the boys 15-18 title in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association All-Ages Junior Tour Series at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club's Kiele Course. Elftman-Hanson cards a 7-over-par 77 in the second round for an 8-over total of 148, four shots better than the runner-up, Honolulu's Remington Hirano (71). John Lotulelei, a Baldwin High School graduate, makes his NFL debut, recording three tackles for the Seattle Seahawks in a 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Team Bradley wins a second straight Na Wahine O Ke Kai title, and eighth in the last nine years. The team of Lauren Spalding, Mahealani Botelho, Lori Nakamura, Noelani Sawyer-Auger, Alena Goo, Kristin Foster, Nicole Wilcox, Andrea Moller, Claire Townsend and Arlene Holzman completes the 40-mile race from Molokai's Hale O Lono Harbor to Waikiki on Oahu in 6 hours, 12 minutes, 23 seconds. The Waikiki Beach Boys are second in 6:19:46.
SEPT. 25-Oracle Team USA - owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, the owner of most of Lanai - wins the America's Cup, defeating Team New Zealand in a winner-take-all final race at San Francisco Bay to complete a rally from a seven-point deficit for a 9-8 victory.
SEPT. 26-Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville is named the Stand Up Paddler of the Year during the SUP Magazine Awards ceremony in San Clemente, Calif., leading a Maui sweep of the top three spots. Slater Trout of Lahaina finishes second, and Connor Baxter of Pukalani is third after winning the award each of the previous two years.
SEPT. 28-Kai Lenny wins the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle elite-division race at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. Connor Baxter finishes second.
SEPT. 29-Two stand-up paddlers from Maui - Kody Kerbox and Kai Lenny - team with the Big Island's Jenny Kalmbach and Denmark's Casper Steinfath on Naish Team A to win the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle elite relay race. The Wailea Sun team of Barbara Botkin, Paula Hegel, Barb Glenn, Dorothy Crouzet-Pascal, Ana Bland, Martha Hecker, Virginia Suddath, Susan Sato, Pamela Henry, Lore Lee Robello, Mary Beverly Lindner, Debbie Montgomery, Susan Guard and Hope Busto-Keyes win the 7.0 division title in the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section 55-and-over league championships at Central Oahu Regional Park. Corey Gushikuma, a 2010 graduate of Baldwin High School attending Saginaw Valley State University, bowls his fourth 300 game during a U.S. Bowling Congress tournament in Lansing, Mich.
OCT. 2-The Seattle Seahawks release linebacker John Lotulelei, a Baldwin High School graduate.
OCT. 3-John Lotulelei is obtained off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
OCT. 5-Pat Werhane wins the Wiki Wiki 10K race in Lahaina in 35 minutes, 10 seconds, and Jeff Wilson takes the 5K event in 17:40.
OCT. 6-King Kekaulike High School graduate Sam Cyr finishes second in the Asian Tour's Mercuries Taiwan Masters, closing with a 5-over-par 77 in severe weather as Typhoon Fitow nears for a 1-over total of 289, four shots behind Australia's Scott Hend (74).
OCT. 7-Maui County announces it is accepting bids for the installation of synthetic turf at War Memorial Stadium.
OCT. 9-Travis Castillon of Waikapu spears a 155.8-pound ulua off Lanai, setting an International Underwater Spearfishing Association record.
OCT. 12-Bobbi Kokx records a 2-over-par 74 at Maui Country Club to win the championship flight of the Lester Hamai Memorial Golf Tournament for the eighth time. Mia Hew finishes one shot back. The Flyin Hawaiian Zip-line team of Tommy Hauptman, Patrick L. Martin, John K. Brycie and Duane Ting wins the Boy Scouts Maui County Council Sportsman Challenge at Camp Maluhia with a score of 199.50, 15.75 points better than the second-place Service Rentals team.
OCT. 13-Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville wins the Stand Up World Series season title with a victory in the Turtle Bay Finals sprint race. Connor Baxter of Pukalani finishes second in the season standings. Shell Va'a of Tahiti wins the Molokai Hoe for an eighth straight time, paddling the approximately 41 miles from Molokai's Hale O Lono Harbor to Waikiki on Oahu in 4 hours, 53 minutes, 35 seconds. Maui-based Team Primo places fifth in 5:16:56. Justin Ngan of Wailuku wins the boys 15-18 division title in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association's Kiahuna Junior Classic at Kauai's Kiahuna Golf Club, defeating Wailuku's Tyler Munetake in a tiebreaker. Ngan closes with a 73 at Kiahuna Golf Club for a 150 total, while Munetake has a 74. The tiebreaker is matching scorecards on the final nine holes. Kahului's Jordan Terada claims the boys 11-12 championship with a final-round 85 for a 168 total, 30 shots better than the runner-up, James Pratt (93) of Kauai.
OCT. 18-Kamehameha Maui wins a 10th straight Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball title by sweeping King Kekaulike 25-20, 20-17, 20-17 at the Lahainaluna Gym. Seabury Hall completes a 12-0 run through the MIL season and takes the Division II championship with a 25-23, 25-12, 26-24 win over Hana. Baldwin graduate Kendall Grove makes his debut in the Bellator mixed martial arts circuit, defeating Joe Vedepo by unanimous decision in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
OCT. 19-St. Anthony graduate Shane Victorino hits an seventh-inning grand slam, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park that ends the American League Championship Series in six games. Dakota Grossman of Seabury Hall wins her fourth MIL girls cross country title, taking first place in the championship meet at Molokai's Ironwood Hills Golf Club. Melanie McQuaid wins the Day of Hope 10K at at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea in 38 minutes, 46.4 seconds. Jay Danek is the top male finisher, in 41:18.4. The 5K winners are Matt Holton (16:16.5) and Cristina Pineda (22:00.6).
OCT. 20-Billy Brown of Kauai reports completing a swim from Molokai to Lanai and back, covering more than 18 miles, in 10 hours, 26 minutes. Kahana wins the men's division of the three-day Maui Nui Canoe race, going from Maliko Bay to Puko'o, Molokai, then to Hulopoe Bay, Lanai, and then to Hanaka'o'o (Canoe) Beach in 12 hours, 39 minutes. Team Maui Linen wins the women's division in 13:37, and Calgary (13:56) takes the mixed title.
OCT. 25-Seabury Hall's Dakota Grossman becomes the second runner, boy or girl, to win the state cross country title four times, and the first to accomplish the feat in three-mile races, taking first place at the Island School course on Kauai in 18 minutes, 17.04 seconds. Bernd Roediger, a 17-year-old from Kahului, wins the American Windsurfing Tour's JP Aloha Classic title at Hookipa Beach Park. Levi Siver of Haiku finishes second.
OCT. 26-The Lahainaluna football team wraps up a 10-0 regular season with a 42-14 victory over Maui High at War Memorial Stadium. Seabury Hall remains un-beaten in MIL eight- player football's two-year history, beating Molokai 25-14 in Hoolehua to finish the season 6-0. Dakota Grossman wins the Xterra Hula Grill 5K Trail Run female title for the fourth time, in 21 minutes, 42 seconds. Benjamin Auerbach of Kaanapali repeats as the men's winner with a record time of 18:56. Willie Schefer of Kihei defends his title in the Duke's Beach House 10K, in 38:22, and Emilie Menuet from France is the top female in the 10K, in 46:42.
OCT. 27-Ruben Ruzafa of Spain wins the Xterra World Championship Off-Road Triathlon, finishing the 0.93-mile swim, 18.8-mile mountain bicycle leg and 5.8-mile trail run in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 34 seconds. Asa Shaw of France is second in 2:36:01. The women's title goes to Nicky Samuels of New Zealand, in 2:57:48. Lesley Paterson of Scotland, bidding for a third straight win, comes in second in 3:00:14. Jon Yokouchi wins the Maui Country Club men's golf championship, carding a 5-over-par 113 in the 27-hole final round for a 6-over total of 222 in the 54-hole event. Mia Hew edges 2012 champion Lisa Judge by one shot for the women's title. Hew finishes at 10-over 154 for the 36-hole tournament, closing with an 80.
OCT. 29-Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox wins his fourth career Gold Glove, claiming the American League award in right field in his first season playing the position full time since 2007.
OCT. 30-Shane Victorino becomes a World Series champion for a second time, driving in four runs as the Boston Red Sox defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 at Fenway Park in Game 6.
NOV. 1-Marcilio Browne of Brazil wins his first Professional Windsurfers Association season championship, clinching the crown by advancing from the day's first heat of the JP Aloha Classic at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau. Levi Siver of Haiku claims the contest title, the first of his career, by defeating Kahului's Bernd Roediger 14.31-11.56 in the winners final. The Oakland Athletics decline an $8.5 million option on catcher Kurt Suzuki, making the Baldwin High School graduate a free agent. Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville wins the La Torche Pro in France, and claims a third Stand Up World Tour season championship. Already assured of the tour title entering the contest final, Lenny takes the La Torche crown with a 16.59-5.87 victory over Brazil's Caio Vaz.
NOV. 2-Casey Rehrer of Haiku wins the youth title in the American Windsurfing Tour's JP Aloha Classic at Hookipa Beach Park. Paia's Harley Stone finishes second. Conrad Stoltz wins the TriLanai triathlon, completing the 750-meter swim, 17-kilometer mountain bicycle leg and 5-kilometer run in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds. Women's winner Alicia Bennett posts a time of 1:46:33. Michelle Camina of Kaanapali wins her second Paradise Cup bodybuilding title, taking first place in the women's masters figure medium division at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Ballroom on Oahu.
NOV. 3-Casey Rehrer earns his second division title in two days in the American Windsurfing Tour's JP Aloha Classic, taking first place in the amateur division. Colin Baker of Paia places second. Sean Aiken of Oregon wins the masters division title, and Martin Bergeron of Canada finishes second. Yoshi Hasumi of Japan claims the grand master crown, with Baker taking second.
NOV. 5-Wailuku's Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Justin Ngan and Tyler Munetake win singles matches as Hawaii, with a roster that also includes Kahului's Kimberlie Miyamoto, beats Japan 18-14 in the Asia Pacific Junior Cup at the Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings' Course on the Big Island. Bill Bradley, a 53-year-old endurance athlete from Santa Rosa, Calif., reports completing a swim from Lanai to Maui, bicycle course to the Haleakala summit and circumnavigation of Maui on foot in six days, 12 hours and 35 minutes.
NOV. 8-Baldwin is eliminated from the state football tournament with a 21-3 loss to Farrington in a Division I first-round game at War Memorial Stadium.
NOV. 9-Randen Abafo of Molokai defeats Los Angeles' Ruben Warr by decision in the 155-pound main event of the "War on the Valley Isle" mixed martial arts card at War Memorial Gym.
NOV. 10-Liz Cabe is named the outstanding female lightweight competitor in the open and master divisions at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters world championships at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nev., after winning deadlift titles at 97 pounds in each division. Cabe's lift of 339.3 pounds breaks her own WABDL records and makes her the second woman in the organization's history to lift more than 3 1/2 times her body weight.
NOV. 16-Lahainaluna loses 20-9 to Kaiser in the semifinals of the Division II state football tournament at War Memorial Stadium. Kamehameha Maui becomes the first Maui Interscholastic League cheerleading team to win a state title by taking the medium-division crown at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. The Warriors finish with 348.75 points, 4.5 better than second-place Pac-Five.
NOV. 23-Tenzin Pasang of Maui Grappling Academy earns two Hawaii Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu points titles with a pair of gold medals in the Aloha State Championship at Pearl City High School on Oahu. Pasang takes the middleweight/heavyweight blue-belt division gold, and also finishes first in the no-gi intermediate division, giving him the blue-belt and intermediate division Triple Crown championships.
NOV. 25-Chaminade's Christophe Varidel scores 42 points, one shy of the EA Sports Maui Invitational record, in a 93-77 loss to Baylor in the opening round of the 30th edition of the tournament. Varidel ties a tournament record by sinking 10 3-pointers.
NOV. 26-Keahi De Aboitiz of Australia wins the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui title for the second year in a row, topping Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville 15.0-14.1 in the final at Hookipa Beach Park. Moona Whyte of Oahu defeats Jalou Langeree of the Netherlands 12.44-11.43 to repeat as the women's champion.
NOV. 27-Syracuse wins its third Maui Invitational title in three appearances, beating Baylor 74-67 in the championship game. Tournament MVP C.J. Fair scores 24 points in the win, and finishes the tournament with 54.
DEC. 3-Maui County announces that the instillation of artificial turf at War Memorial Stadium had been postponed to May.
DEC. 8-Jackson Bunch wins the boys under-12 and under-14 division titles in a Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association contest at Kahului Harbor. Nakoa deCoit takes the open men's title and Kulia Doherty is the open women's champion. The other division crowns go to Conan Gentil (boys under 16), Chase Anderson (boys under-10), Danny Kalahiki (open longboard), Mack Crilley (open bodyboard) and Summer Macedo (girls under 14).
DEC. 14-Kahalau Kane wins the Iao Valley Christmas 10K in 41 minutes, 5 seconds, and Lindsey Wilbur earns first place in the female division in 45:01. The Vineyard Street Mile winners are Matthew Holton (5:41) and Jen Tom (5:52).
DEC. 15-Ariel Elftman-Hanson of Wailuku takes the boys 15-18 title in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association's Michelle Wie Tournament of Champions at the Wailea Emerald Course. Elftman-Hanson closes with a 3-under-par 69 for a 4-under total of 140, seven shots better than runners-up Tyler Munetake and Justin Ngan, both also of Wailuku. The other winners are Oahu's Kaci Masuda (girls 15-18), Alanis Sakuma (girls 13-14), Taylor John McGerity (boys 11-12), Allysha Mae Mateo (girls 11-12) and Minny Byun (girls 7-10), and the Big Island's Shon Katahira (boys 13-14) and Isaiah Kanno (boys 7-10).
DEC. 16-The Boston Red Sox announce that outfielder Shane Victorino, a St. Anthony High School graduate, has undergone surgery to release a nerve in his right thumb and is expected to be ready for spring training.
DEC. 19-Seabury Hall's Cayde Omura is named Player of the Year in the inaugural edition of The Maui News Maui Interscholastic League All-Star team for eight-player football.
DEC. 22-Dylan Kresge of Hawaii Swim Club finishes with eight gold medals, and Maui County participants combine for 31 titles altogether, as the age-group state swimming championships conclude at the Kona Community Aquatic Center. Kresge, competing in the boys 13-14 division at the four-day meet, wins the 200-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke, and swims on four first-place relay teams - the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 medley and 400 medley. Jaden Yip of Lahaina Swim Club earns seven golds in the boys 10-and-under division - individually in the 50 breaststroke, 100 freestyle 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley, and as part of the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay with Kendall Beam, Jorden Beam and Slater Fleck. Kendall Beam also wins the 200 freestyle and 100 individual medley. Kysha Altura of Hawaii Swim Club earns six girls 13-14 individual titles - in the 1,650 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Jonah Hu of Maui Swim Club wins the boys 17-18 100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke. Kian Leonard of Island Aquatics wins the boys 10-and-under 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle. Hawaii Swim Club's Sky Hirsch wins the boys 17-18 50 freestyle, and teammate Jordynn Brown wins the girls 10-and-under 50 backstroke. Rylie Lopez of Island Aquatics is the girls 11-12 500 freestyle winner.
DEC. 23-Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki signs a one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins for $2.75 million.