Team Pono bows out in quarterfinal round
Team Pono of Maui bowed out in the quarterfinals of the Cooperstown Dreams Park 12-and-under baseball tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday.
Team Pono beat the Birmingham (Ala.) Spartans 5-1 in the round of 16 before losing 17-4 to Red Hawks Baseball of Tennessee. Pono, which finished the tournament 8-1, beat the Red Hawks in pool play.
Pono's showing in the field of 104 is the best for a Hawaii team in the 19-year history of the tournament.
Members of the team are Cade Kalehuawehe, Mochi Dukelow, Haku Dudoit, Kaipo Haole, Konner Palmeira, Tiger Caulford, Micah Kele, Reyn Okita, Wehiwa Aloy, Adam Yamashita, Bubba Varner and Logan Kalawaia. The coaches are Dean Yamashita, Craig Okita and Jamie Aloy.
Smith records sixth hole-in-one
Rick Smith of Kihei recorded his sixth lifetime hole-in-one Saturday at the Wailea Emerald Course.
Smith aced the eighth hole, using a 9-iron for the 120-yard shot, which was witnessed by Ryan McNally, Dave Lansing and Nick Engen.
Kaanapali event to help service members
Kaanapali Golf Courses will participate in the "World's Largest Golf Outing," a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project to assist injured service members, on Aug. 11, with an 8:30 a.m. start.
The entry free is $55 per person, of which $10 will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, and also pays for use of a cart, range balls, an awards reception and entry into contests. Teams can also raise additional funds.
Event and fundraising registration can be completed at worldslargestgolfouting.com.
Polo matches scheduled for Sunday
The Oskie Rice Memorial Champagne Cup is scheduled for Sunday at Manduke Baldwin Polo Arena in Makawao, with gates opening at 11 a.m.
Tickets are $10, with youths 12 and under admitted free.
Club matches are also scheduled, and a barbecue will follow the completion of play.