Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Cheer tryouts slated for April 3-5

C&C Cheer Factory will conduct tryouts April 3-5, from 4 to 6 p.m. each day, at its gym in Wailuku.

The first day is for Level 1 participants, the second day is for level 2 and the third day is for level 3.

For more information, go to warriorleliteallstars.wordpress.

com or call Cyn Los Banos at 344-7789 or Chante Diaz at 205-7657.


Maui team reaches USTA event semifinals

A Maui team went unbeaten in its three flight matches and reached the semifinal round of the USTA Tri-Level national championships that took place March 14 through Sunday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California before losing to Southern California, the eventual champion.

The team of Cathy Nicoloff and Kimmi Ouchi at level 4.5, Janet King and Keiko Ichmaru (4.0) and Barb Botkin, Debbie Montgomery and Cindy Funai (3.5) defeated the Mid-Atlantic team 2-1, and earned 3-0 wins over the Middle States and Southern squads.

Southern California defeated Hawaii 2-1 in the semifinals, and went on to beat the Caribbean 2-1 in the final.


Carvalho aces No. 6 at Dunes

Brandon Carvalho of Wailuku recorded a hole-in-one at The Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului on March 11.

Carvalho aced the sixth hole, using a 7-iron for the 149-yard shot, which was witnessed by Curtis Takaoka.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Kapua, You win state gymnastics golds

Valley Isle Gymnastics claimed multiple medals Sunday in the USA Gymnastics state championship meet at the Hawaiian Island Twisters gym in Mapunapuna, Oahu.

In level 4, Daniel Kapua took gold in the rings, vault and high bar, and was the bronze medalist in floor exercise.

Jonathan You took gold in every apparatus as the sole level 8 competitor.

Thomas Logan placed second in floor, rings and vault and third in high bar in the junior level 4 division. Austin Cablay placed third in floor, fourth in rings, fifth in high bar and sixth in vault in level 5. Adam Bartlett placed third in rings and high bar and fifth in floor and vault in level 5.


Daimyo claims AJA championship

Daimyo won the Maui AJA Baseball League championship on Monday with a 6-5 victory over Happyhour at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

Daimyo scored four runs in the first inning, and led the rest of the way. Ian Shimabuku hit a solo home run for Daimyo in the fourth.

Happyhour’s Royce Fukuroku was 3-for-3. Jason Miyahira had a double and triple.


Junior golf benefit tourney set for April 28

The Maui Junior Golf Association’s benefit tournament is scheduled for April 28 at King Kamehameha Country Club in Wailuku. Check-in will begin at 6 a.m., and a shotgun start is scheduled for 7 a.m.

The entry fee for the two-person scramble is $125 per player, which also pays for greens fees, refreshments, a luncheon and entry into contests and drawings. Two hole-in-one contests are part of the event – the prizes are a car or a trip to Las Vegas. Entry forms are available at

For more information, call Ralph Miyamoto at 281-4153, or Michael Ishikawa at 280-5661.

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Roy records second Elleair ace

Claudette Roy of Kihei recorded her second lifetime hole-in-one at Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei on Monday, acing the seventh hole.

Roy used an 11-wood for the 116-yard shot, which was witnessed by Claremont Roy and Raymond Rutherford.

Claudette Roy had also aced No. 12 at Elleair in November of 2012.


Volleyball team places 20th out of 244

Lanakila Volleyball Academy’s 18-and-under girls team went 8-2 and finished in 20th place out of 244 teams in the 18 Club Division at the Southern California Volleyball Association’s Las Vegas Classic, which took place Feb. 16-18.

The team comprised Ne’ula Aarona, Danielle Brown, Sienna Davis, Gabriela Cordoba, Pakalana Helekahi, Tricia Kama, Leimana Kane, U’i Kepani, Ku’ulei Wasserman, Emma Pilotin, Kayla Uyesugi, Olivia Wallace and Emma Yen.


Napili Canoe Club registration on April 6

Napili Canoe Club will conduct registration on April 6, starting at 10 a.m., at its hale at Hanaka’o’o (Canoe) Beach Park in Lahaina.

Practices will be at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Basketball clinic slated for April 7

Grayson Boucher, who has made multiple appearances in And1 basketball videos, will conduct a free clinic at Seabury Hall’s Erdman Athletic Center in Olinda on April 7.

Instruction is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. for youths 7-12, and 7-9 p.m. for youths 13-18. Participants should bring their own basketball. Parents and coaches can also attend.

For more information or to obtain a waiver, email


Youth basketball league accepting applications

The Maui Youth Basketball League will accept applications for its summer league, for boys and girls ages 6-15, on a first-come, first-served basis until April 28.

All teams will be in the Central Maui area, and games will run from June 9 to July 14.

The fee is $20. Applications are available at Sports Authority in the Maui Marketplace in Kahului and Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku, or by emailing

For more information, call Leif Sjostrand at 280-0119.


Wheelchair tennis program expanded

The Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation announced that it has received a grant from the U.S. Tennis Association for $1,410 that will fund expansion of wheelchair tennis to the Hana community.

A program will be offered in the spring and summer for participants of all abilities, and all-sport adaptive “quickie” wheelchairs will be provided by the department. Instructors will also be available as scheduling and time allow.

For more information, contact Tara Sabado at or 270-7979.


USTA adult league matches begin April 28

A U.S. Tennis Association adult league is scheduled for April 28 to July 13 on Maui.

Players in the league, for men and women, must be at least 18 by the end of the year.

For more information, contact Jane Sakakihara at or 871-9165.


Bowling league seeking players

The Maui Breakfast Bowling League is seeking players for this season.

Matches are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku.

For more information, call Dru Gilroy at 242-9494.

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Three from Maui on third-place polo team

Three players from Maui were part of the Makaha team that placed third in the U.S.

Polo Association’s Girls National Interscholastic Championship by defeating Culver (Ind.) 10-9 on Saturday at Horsebarn Hill Arena in Storrs Mansfield, Conn.

Makaha opened with a 27-4 loss to a team from Connecticut on Friday.

Makaha, comprising Hana Diller, Lindsay Holmes and Sophia Sabin of Maui, and Oahu’s Noelani Luise Picollo, advanced to the national tournament by winning the West regional title for a second straight year, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Last year’s team placed fifth in the nation.


WNBA players will conduct clinic May 11

Temeka Johnson and Glory Johnson, who were with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock last season, will offer instruction at a BasketballMaui clinic scheduled for May 11 at the outdoor courts at Maui High School in Kahului.

Glory Johnson ranked fourth in the league in steals per game (2.2) last season as a rookie. Temeka Johnson, who was the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2005, averaged 12.2 points per game last season.

Separately, a clinic is scheduled for April 6 at the Montessori School of Maui in Makawao. Instruction will be offered from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for boys and girls 7-12, and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for boys and girls 13-18.

A basketball camp for boys and girls 7-18 is scheduled for June 10-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at West Maui and Upcountry sites. The fee is $125 through March 15, $145 from March 16 to May 15 and $195 from May 16 to June 10. Scholarships are available. In conjunction with that camp, boys and girls in high school can also register for continued instruction from 4 to 9 p.m. each day at Seabury Hall in Olinda for an additional $40.

For more information, email


Two aces Saturday at The Dunes at Maui Lani

Two golfers from Central Maui – Anson Tokuhisa of Kahului and Hilton Unemori of Wailuku – recorded holes-in-one at The Dunes at Maui Lani on Saturday.

Tokuhisa aced the third hole, using a pitching wedge for the 112-yard shot, which was witnessed by Stanley Lonzaga, Wayne Uyehara and Jordan Hueu.

Unemori used a 9-iron to ace the 142-yard No. 17 hole. The witnesses were Paul Mizoguchi, James Robinson and Conrad Ventura.

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Football clinic registration Saturday

West Side Football Clinic registration is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Cannery Mall.

The clinic will offer instruction at Lahaina Intermediate School on alternating Saturdays from April 6 to June 29. The fee is $10, which also pays for a T-shirt.

For more information, call Aloha Kaniho at 250-8298 or Craig Wise at 419-8899.


Motocross association meeting March 17

The Maui Motocross Association’s annual membership meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 17 at the dirtbike track at Maui Motorsports Park in Puunene.

Free practice for members is scheduled for the preceding two hours, and a potluck barbecue is to take place at noon.

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Larsen signs deal with Airwalk

Apparel company Airwalk has announced the addition of Napili surfer Granger Larsen to the company’s team of athletes.

Larsen is a six-time National Scholastic Surfing Association champion. Last year, he was the HIC Pro runner-up, and reached the semifinal round of the Australian Open.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Golf, bocce benefit events on March 16

“Sharing the Green” golf and extreme bocce tournaments will be held Saturday, March 16.

The golf tournament, which benefits Hospice Maui, will be held at Wailea Old Blue Golf Course.

The registration for the four-person scramble event starts at 11:15 a.m. and play will begin at 12:15 p.m. The entry fee is $130 per person and includes green fee, prizes, buffet dinner and entry to a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17.

For more information on the golf event, go to Mulligan’s on the Blue, Wailea Old Blue or

The bocce tournament will be held at Mulligan’s on the Blue, which is adjacent to Wailea Old Blue.

The tournament will benefit Back Pack Buddies, a keiki nutrition program.

There will be four-person teams. Registration is at 7 a.m. and play begins at 8:15. The entry fee is $115 and includes breakfast, lunch and awards.

For more information on the bocce tournament, contact Patrick Kilbride at 264-4289 or


Maui Roller Girls will play Oregon on Sunday

The Maui Roller Girls will compete against the Oregon Trail Mix on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the CDF Engineering Warehouse, 400 Hana Hwy, Suite K in Kahului.

Doors open at 3 p.m. with the match to start at 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 presale, $15 at the door; free for military and students with identification and children under 12.

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Maui girls water polo team in national event

A team from Maui will compete in the USPA Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship water polo tournament at Storrs, Conn., Thursday through Sunday.

Maui qualified for the tournament by winning a regional title.

Other teams in the field are from Freeland, Md.; Storrs, Conn.; Culver, Ind.; and Portsmouth, R.I.


Tennis festival at Hyatt Regency on Saturday

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa will host a tennis festival on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The festival is designed to inspire children to get active and play tennis. According to a press release, thousands of tennis festivals will be held throughout the United States during March.

Parents and children of all skill levels can attend.


Fukuyama aces No. 8 at Waiehu Golf Course

Reid Fukuyama had a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Waiehu Golf Course on Tuesday.

Fukuyama used an 8-iron to ace the 148-yard hole. It was his first hole-in-one.

Bryce Fukuyama, Byron Shimabukuro and Roy Yamada witnessed the feat.