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Flintstone races get underway

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FIRST PHOTO: Randy Stopnik burns rubber before taking a run in his 1970 Chevelle on Friday as competition gets underway in the 21st annual George “Flintstone” Andrade Memorial Day Races at Maui Raceway Park in Puunene. Stopnik clocked a time of 9.562 seconds in the quarter-mile race. The ...

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Play begins in All Pono tournament

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FIRST PHOTO: Defend Pono Blue’s Hali‘i Dudoit fields a ground ball as KRU’s Elias Duropan slides safely into second base in front of Cody Gima during an All Pono Memorial Day Tournament game Friday at the War Memorial Little League fields in Wailuku. The tournament has 40 teams from ...

Washington’s Ekle records hole-in-one

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The Maui News Bruce Ekle of Redmond, Wash., recorded a hole-in-one on May 19 at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei. Ekle aced the 12th hole, using a 5-iron for the 174-yard shot, which was witnessed by Jack Walker, Ted Whang and Stan Lawson.

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All-Comers Meet season takes off

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FIRST PHOTO: Oli Sanchez, 6, of Pukalani leaps while competing in the long jump during the first All-Comers Meet of the season Friday evening at Yamamoto Track & Field Facility in Wailuku. Meets, which are open to those of all ages and abilities, will also be held on June 2 and 9, with ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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ATHLETIC AWARDS MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Most Outstanding Athletes—Micah Jio, Chelsey Chaves Scholar Athletes—Wesley Sakutori, Sydney Green Sportsmanship Awards—Mahonri Anitema, Briana Yamamoto Most Inspirational Athletes—Bryant Nakagawa, Shianne Fontanilla. Kraig Michael Kaleolani ...

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From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .269 batting avg. (18-67), 3 HR, 15 RBIs, 8 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against.

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Toeaina to be inducted into UO Hall of Fame

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Matt Toeaina and Tia Medeiros knew the word would arrive someday. Nicole Toeaina — known as Nicole Garbin when she lived on Maui — wasn’t so sure she would ever enter the University of Oregon Hall of Fame. The 2001 Baldwin High School graduate received word last week that she will, ...

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Grove to fight Salter on July 14

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The Maui News Kendall Grove of Wailuku will face John Salter on July 14 in a feature bout on the Bellator 181 card in Thackerville, Okla., the mixed martial arts circuit said Thursday. Bellator announced the middleweight fight on Twitter. Grove (23-16) last fought in October, losing to ...

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Rising Sun Solar takes USPA Masters Cup

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Kaulike Rice of Rising Sun Solar goes for a shot as Brandywine’s Hobbs Weymouth, Roni Panzarini and Knox Weymouth trail the play during Rising Sun’s 11-7 win in Sunday’s U.S. Polo Association Masters Cup match at Manduke Baldwin Polo Arena in Makawao. Rice was named the match’s MVP, and ...

The Braves’ Kurt Suzuki is safe at second base with a double as Pirates second baseman Gift Ngoepe handles the late throw in the ninth inning Thursday. AP photo

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: THURSDAY: 1-3, run, BB, 2B. Walked in second inning; doubled to center, scored in ninth. SEASON: .269 batting avg. (18-67), 3 HR, 15 RBIs, 8 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against.

Deadline set for No Ka Oi soccer tourney

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The deadline to register a team for the upcoming No Ka Oi Soccer Tournament is June 1. The tournament is scheduled for June 21-24 at the Eddie Tam Complex in Makawao and is open to boys and girls teams from U10 to U19. For more information, visit nokaoisoccer.com or contact Tony Medeiros at ...

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From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: WEDNESDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .266 batting avg. (17-64), 3 HR, 15 RBIs, 7 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against.

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Jordynn Omura

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• St. Anthony High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.0 • SPORTS: Soccer, volleyball, softball • FAMILY: Desiree Omura of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, wind ensemble • FUTURE PLANS: Studying exercise science at Concordia University, St. Paul • SPORTS LESSONS: “What I ...

Lahainaluna High School’s Taylor Asio helped lead team to Maui Interscholastic League championships this season. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The Maui News 2017 MIL Softball All-Stars

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College softball awaits for the best players in the Maui Interscholastic League. Taylor Asio left her mark at Lahainaluna High School, saving her best season for her senior year. Molokai’s Brooke Keliihoomalu learned the game in the MIL, accomplishing a goal as a senior that she set for ...

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Kyle Oshiro

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• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.64 (English 100, Psychology 100, ICS 101) • SPORTS: Baseball, bowling • FAMILY: Fred and JoAnn Oshiro of Kula • ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, adventuring • FUTURE PLANS: Studying kinesiology in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an ...

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From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: TUESDAY: 3-4, RBI, 2B. Doubled to left field in second inning; hit RBI single to center in fourth; singled to right in sixth. SEASON: .266 batting avg. (17-64), 3 HR, 15 RBIs, 7 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against.

Ava Shipman won four state titles in track and field — including three this year to help Seabury Hall claim its second team championship in four years — and was part of the 2016 overall state championship cross country team after the Spartans won the Division II title each of the previous three years. Hawaii Tribune-Herald / TIM WRIGHT photo

Shipman chosen for Hall

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The Maui News Seabury Hall senior Ava Shipman was named one of this year’s 12 inductees to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor on Monday. Shipman won four state track and field titles during her high school career — including victories in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 ...

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Southside boxers win three junior state championships

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The Maui News Kawaii Kahoohanohano Duldulao, Micah Kuamoo and Jordan Kamaki Manangan of Maui’s Southside Boxing Club won titles at the USA Boxing state championships that took place Saturday and Sunday at Radford High School on Oahu. Duldulao and Manangan won their title bouts by ...

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Maui County rodeo competitors headed to national event

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First photo: Daniel Miranda of Makawao and Aryka Diego of Kula head to a team roping win in the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association junior high state finals that took place May 11-14 at Parker Ranch Arena on the Big Island. Miranda received the all-around cowboy award and Diego was named ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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Aloha Friday League Friday’s Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Lee’s 4, Fred’s 4, Celine’s 4, Wesley’s 1, Francine’s 0, Rudy’s 0, Eddie’s 0. High series (handicap)—Brian DePonte 639, Rose De Cambra 635, Patsy Kaeo 613. High game (scratch)—Rose DeCambra ...