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Spoelstra offers instruction to Maui youths

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FIRST PHOTO: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra takes part in a drill Saturday at Baldwin High School’s Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku during a clinic that took place in conjunction with the Department of Education’s Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health initiative. The clinic, ...

Lae‘ula O Kai races Hawaiian en route to a victory in the mixed 65 race.  -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Hawaiian finishes unbeaten county season

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LAHAINA — Hawaiian Canoe Club may not be an underdog heading into the state regatta, but it would be hard to call the Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association champions a favorite, either. The club seeking its 15th state title in 19 years ended the county season Saturday at Hanako‘o (Canoe) ...

Central moves one win from regional final

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The Maui News Central East Maui won its second straight game to open the Little League Senior (15-16) Division West Regional on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif., getting a combined two-hitter from Bubba Hoopii-Tuionetoa, Jyrah Lalim and Roy Meinen in a 4-0 win over Nogales, ...

(From left) Masao Hirota, Ben Massenburg and Todd MacFarlane round the first buoy in a 60-and-over heat at the Maui Race Series Goya Pro-Am on Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park. -- HARRY WIEWEL photo

Massenburg wins twice at Goya Pro-Am

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Ben Massenburg captured two division titles in the Goya Pro-Am on Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului. Massenburg swept all four races in the 60-and-over age group in the third event of the 33rd annual Maui Race Series, and won two of four heats in the semipro. Winds ranged from 15 to ...

Island Water Polo wins open-water tournament

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The Maui News Island Water Polo won the 16-and-under girls championship in an open-water tournament July 13-16 at California’s Shaver Lake. The Maui team went 4-0, winning 12-6 over Sanger, 16-4 over Legacy and 12-2 over Rebel before defeating Sanger again 12-4. Island Water Polo had ...

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Racers take to track in Puunene

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FIRST PHOTO: Jill Kollist gets a jump on the competition in her Chevrolet during the Valley Isle Timing Association drag races Saturday at Maui Raceway Park in Puunene. Monthly drag races are scheduled through November. SECOND PHOTO: Zaylen Andrade rockets from the starting line against ...

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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 SATURDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .257 batting avg. (36-140), 8 HR, 27 RBIs, 18 runs, 8-31 on SB attempts against.

Noah Rohozinski spikes a ball against a Hinano Long block during an Aloha Volleyball 18 boys match Saturday. -- SCOTTIE ZUCCO photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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VOLLEYBALL ALOHA VOLLEYBALL Saturday’s Results At Kula 11—1. Sofia Connor and Tiana Hansen, 2. Henry Devereux and Zion Mock, 3. Aubrey Blanchette and Makena Mock, 4. Maile Freeland and Mali‘e Vickers, 5. Carly Genovia and Raine Blanchette, 6. Avalon Enyeart and Lupe Ika, 7. Siena ...

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• EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published Sundays. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews.com. _______________ Upcoming events • BOWLING Tuesday and Wednesday—Sign-ups ...

Pasoni Tasini signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Utah, and is hoping to make  the team as a nose guard. -- ARIZONA CARDINALS photo

Making their way

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Mitchell Loewen and Pasoni Tasini both know John Lotulelei has been down this road before — and it gives them hope that they can navigate the same path. Loewen, a 2011 Lahainaluna High School graduate, will start fall camp as a defensive lineman with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday. ...

Central wins twice at Intermediate regional

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The Maui News Central East Maui recorded a pair of mercy-rule shutout wins Friday at the Little League Intermediate (12-13) Division West Regional in Nogales, Ariz., defeating San Diego’s Rancho Penasquitos 22-0 in five innings after a 16-0, five-inning win over Ashland, Ore. Central, ...

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: .257 batting avg. (36-140), 8 HR, 27 RBIs, 18 runs, 8-31 on SB attempts against.

Atlanta’s Kurt Suzuki homers during the fourth inning of the Braves’ 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. • AP photo

Suzuki, Braves beat Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kurt Suzuki’s bat and the arms of Mike Foltynewicz and a trio of relievers helped the Atlanta Braves cool off the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Suzuki, a Baldwin High School graduate, hit his eighth homer of the season, a two-run drive, and Rex Brothers, Arodys ...

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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 THURSDAY: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, run. Hit two-run homer in fourth inning, singled in eighth. JULY: 6 games, 4 HR, 8 RBI, .370 batting avg. (10-27). SEASON: .257 batting avg. (36-140), 8 HR, 27 RBIs, ...

Central wins Senior regional opener

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The Maui News – Central East Maui won its opening game in the Little League Senior (15-16) Division West Regional tournament in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, getting a tiebreaking RBI single from Isaiah Duarte in the fifth inning of a 4-3 victory over Sunrise, the host team. Duarte’s ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Guzman wins Lockton Kansas City Junior Reese Guzman of Kahului earned her third American Junior Golf Association victory Thursday, defeating Kornkamol Sukaree on the second hole of a playoff at the Lockton Kansas City Junior in Missouri. Guzman, a junior-to-be at Maui High School, had a ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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Bowling ALOHA FRIDAY LEAGUE July 14 Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Lee’s 22, Fred’s 22, Mary’s 17.5, Eddie’s 15.5, Francine’s 15.5, Wesley’s 13, Celine’s 13, Rudy’s 13. High series (handicap)—Frederick Calhau Jr. 660, Frederick Brittain 639, Ben Cariaga ...

Rose may join Cavs on one-year deal for veteran’s minimum

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are in contract talks with free-agent guard Derrick Rose, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday. Rose, whose career has been sidetracked by injuries, could sign a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, according ...

Mark Karaviotis was mainly a first baseman for Kane County, where he hit .307 in 57 games with 13 doubles, two homers and 21 RBIs.
• Kane County Cougars / Justin Edwards photo

Karaviotis moves up

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Life is moving at rapid pace for Mark Karaviotis. The Arizona Diamondbacks minor leaguer, a 2013 Maui High School graduate, received his third promotion on Tuesday — in just over a year as a professional — moving from long-season Class A Kane County (Ill.) to Advanced Class A Visalia ...

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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 WEDNESDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .250 batting avg. (34-136), 7 HR, 25 RBIs, 17 runs, 8-31 on SB attempts against.