Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

‘Shooting Stars’event set for June 15

The “Night of Shooting Stars,” a fundraising event for Basketball Maui that will include an exhibition game involving NBA players, is scheduled for June 15 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Corey Maggette, Anthony Tolliver, Nate Robinson, Isaiah Thomas and Patrick Ewing Jr. are scheduled to compete in the game, according to Basketball Maui, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

The contest is to be preceded by 5 p.m. game involving Mayor Alan Arakawa, KHON sports director Kanoa Leahey, former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and others.

An autograph and photograph session with the NBA players is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at, or for $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $150, which will pay for courtside seats, preferred parking and check-in, additional access to players and use of a reserved dining area.


Baldwin presents athletic awards

Keelan Ewaliko and Pele Buika were named Baldwin High School’s athletes of the year for 2012-13 at an awards banquet Tuesday.

Rysen Otomo, Reggie Lo and Amber Kozaki received the scholar-athlete awards, Kozaki was named the Wallace Fujii Scholarship winner and the Kurt Suzuki Scholarship went to Katrina Mooers.

Team honors went to Ewaliko (football offensive skill positions and track and field), Mooers and Alea Weber (water polo), Kozaki (track and field), Lo (wrestling), Buika (soccer), Tyler Yamasaki and Brooke Higa (bowling), Codey Matsumoto and Lena Knue (air riflery), Kyson Kaiama (volleyball and soccer), Sage Saito, Ellissa Bio and James Pearson (cross country), Braedon Montilliano (football offensive line), Abraham Reinhardt (football defensive skill), Miki Fangatua (football defensive line), Kylie Rose Dickson (softball), Jennifer Martin and Kaleikaumaka Haupu (paddling), Jonah Hu and Sheila Altura (swimming), Kinsey Sporer (diving), Teva Eldridge and Kristina Egdamin (basketball), Jordan Patao and Julia Kinoshita (judo), Taylor Badois and Bradley Bowlin (volleyball), Sanoe Anguay and Tyler Feiteira (track and field), Madison Rose Strahan (cheerleading), Marissa Uradomo and Tyler Munetake (golf), Hailey Namauu (wrestling) and Daulton Cabacungan (baseball).


Maui High JV football workouts start June 3

Workouts for the Maui High School junior varsity football team are to begin at 4 p.m. on June 3 at the school’s JV football field in Kahului.

A consent form and and up-to-date physical are required for participation.

For more information, call 281-2514 or 281-6853.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

USTA challenger set for January in Lahaina

The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section announced Thursday that the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Royal Lahaina Resort will host the Royal Lahaina Challenger men’s event in January.

The tournament is scheduled for Jan. 19-26 and will offer $50,000 in prize money.

A USTA challenger event took place last January at Wailea Tennis Center – Go Soeda of Japan was the singles champion after bowing out in the Australian Open’s second round earlier in the month, and the doubles title went to Hsin-Han Lee and Hsien-Yin Peng, members of the Chinese Taipei Davis Cup team.

Honolulu hosted challenger events the previous three years.

For more information, go to


Mountain bike event scheduled for Saturday

The Maui Mountain Bike Relay Race, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, is scheduled for Saturday, beginning and ending next to the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

Check-in and late registration will begin at 7 a.m. The Maui pace relay and beginner individual event are scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m., the keiki race for 9:40-10 a.m. and the fast-pace relay and open individual race for 10:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Relay teams will consist of two people. Any off-road bicycle may be used, and a helmet must be worn while on a bicycle.

The fee is $2, which will be waived with the donation of a bag of clothes or housewares.

For more information or to register, go to or call Eric Sodano at 242-9754, ext. 206.


Fong aces No. 14 at Pukalani Country Club

Harry Fong Jr. of Kula recorded a hole-in-one Saturday at Pukalani Country Club.

Fong aced the 14th hole, using a 6-iron for the 133-yard shot, witnessed by Dennis Ikeda and Roger Cabudol.


Island Aquatics coaches earn honors

Shawn Donohue of Island Aquatics has been selected for the USA Water Polo national training select camp that will choose 20 players to compete in girls cadet 9th- and 10th-grade international events, and Stuart Jefferies, also from Island Aquatics, has been awarded a spot in an American Swimming Coaches Association fellowship program.

Donohue will attend a selection camp beginning today in Huntington Beach, Calif. Jefferies’ fellowship will begin at September’s ASCA world clinic in Las Vegas, and end with the U.S. championships in College Park, Md., in August 2014.


Youth volleyball classes available next month

Maui Volleyball Club will conduct mini volleyball classes for youths 4-10 next month at Kamehameha Schools Maui in Pukalani.

Participants will be divided into age divisions, and each group will have five sessions for a fee of $50 per person.

For more information, go to or call 256-5746.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Lanai presents athletic awards

Gerard Kaukeano and Megan Amby were named Lanai High School’s most outstanding athletes of the 2012-13 school year at the school’s awards banquet on Thursday.

Amby was also chosen as most inspirational, along with Michael Domiquel, and received a scholar-athlete award, as did Dallas Del Rosario. The sportsmanship awards went to Kevin Tan and Paula Untalan. Coaches awards went to Del Rosario and Tatiana Figuerres (cross country), Amby and Jay Ryan Ballesteros (wrestling), Tiana Bala (softball and canoe paddling), Bowe Ebding (canoe paddling), Joshua Bailey Belista and Norlyn Cabonce (volleyball), Kevin Tan (baseball), Katie Sarme and Jestonie Molina (basketball), Tyler Pascua (golf), Karla Calso and Cody Patterson (tennis) and Michele Raqueno (pep squad).


Maui High seeking coaches

Maui High School is accepting applications for cross country and boys soccer coaches.

Applications are available at the main office of the school, in Kahului, and must be returned by Friday.

For more information, call athletic director Michael Ban at 873-3000.


Ki-aikido course scheduled for June

An introductory course in ki-aikido for teens and adults will be offered every Thursday in June, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day, at Maui Ki-Aikido’s Shunshinkan Dojo at 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku.

The fee is $40, which will also pay for a training manual, and can be credited toward class dues if a student continues.

To register or for more information, call 357-5172.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Seabury Hall gives athletic awards

Renny Richmond and Kaleb Palmer were named Seabury Hall’s male athletes of the year, and Kaulu Lu’uwai and Dakota Grossman the female athletes of the year on Tuesday.

Lu’uwai also won the Spartan Award, as voted on by team members, in canoe paddling and softball, and was recognized for lettering in varsity paddling for four years.

Palmer received a Super S Award for lettering in three varsity sports, and was recognized for lettering in varsity baseball for four years. Richmond is a four-year letterwinner in swimming.

Alden Simmer, Michael Clarion and Lena Fox were named the school’s scholar-athletes of the year.

The other Spartan Award recipients were Simmer (paddling), Fox (volleyball and soccer), Lia Matsunaga and Brenden Heitzman (cross country), Nyck Yashiro (volleyball), Ryder Weymouth (football), Allie Rudow and Max DeLyon (basketball), Maya Okamura and John Van Scoy (swimming), Noah Walin (soccer), Alyssa Bettendorf, Roxane Gaedeke and Ryan Koss (track and field), Jimmsie Stisher and Reyn Stisher (golf), Tyler Gentile (baseball) and Gloria Ford and Nalu Ehman (tennis).

Ehman, Gaedeke, Rudow and Weymouth received Super S Awards, along with Daniel Pietsch, Nic Colon, Quincy Jones, Joe Bellafiore, Keanu Catugal, Carter Christie, Mogul Lu’uwai, Cayde Omura, Kawai Lu’uwai, Travis Mrantz, Sophie Janssen, Cody Wendt, Fletcher Prouty, Hobbs Weymouth and Phobe Fickbohm.

The other honorees for lettering in the same varsity sport for four years were Fox (volleyball and soccer), Koss (swimming), Van Scoy (swimming), Walin (soccer), Gaedeke (track and field), Gentile (baseball), Ford (tennis), Ryder Weymouth (soccer), Regal Deen Jackson (volleyball), Rhiannon Hernandez (swimming), Kristina Brown (soccer), Lauren Hecker (tennis) Zack Kresge (swimming), Ryan Noufer (soccer), Sierra Ludwig (swimming), Tiare Camarillo (basketball), Slayde Omura (baseball), Kara Termulo (softball) and Tiana Camarillo (basketball).


Cheerleading tryouts slated for next week

The Hawaii All-Stars cheerleading team will conduct tryouts from Monday to Friday at the group’s gym at 180 Wakea Ave. in Kahului. Youths ages 9-13 will perform from 4 to 6 p.m., and participants 14-18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The fee is $50.

For more information, call Kealii Molina at 269-1066.


St. Anthony seeking booster club members

St. Anthony High School is looking for alumni and supporters for its athletic booster club.

For more information, call 269-4989.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Yap wins stand-up paddling title

Baldwin High School student Noah Yap won the junior pro stand-up division championship in Sunday’s inaugural Performance Paddling SUP Fiesta at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Yap earned $1,000 for his win in the World Paddle Association-sanctioned event.


Skateboard event scheduled for May 18

The South Maui Parks and Recreation Department’s Southside Skate Jam is scheduled for May 18 at Kalama Park in Kihei. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the event is to begin at 9 a.m.

The free event for youths 10 and under will offer lessons, games and prizes.

For more information, call 879-4533.


Volleyball camp seeks participants

Aloha Volleyball’s Summer Beach Camp is seeking youth and adult participants.

Practices and matches will take place at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului three times per week, for eight weeks, starting June 3.

For more information, call Scottie Zucco at 298-9623 or go to


Waiehu to host Public Links qualifier

A U.S. Amateur Public Links sectional qualifier is scheduled for June 22 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Entry must be completed at by noon HST on May 22.

The national championship is scheduled for July 15-20 at Laurel Hill Golf Course in Lorton, Va.

For more information, call Nathan Kurisu at 205-8336.


Registration under way for tennis league

Registration is under way for a Maui District Tennis Association 55 and over men’s and women’s league.

Maui matches are scheduled for July 7 to Sept. 1, and the state championships for Sept. 28-29 at Central Oahu Regional Park.

For more information, email Colette Watanabe at

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui surfers take four titles at HASA championships

Four competitors from Maui won titles in the Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association state championships that took place April 22-27 at Oahu’s Ala Moana Bowls.

Mack Crilley finished first in boys 15-17 bodyboard, Summer Macedo in girls 12-13 shortboard, Cole Alves in boys 11 and under shortboard and Noah Yap in open stand-up.

Yap was also second in boys 17 and under stand-up, and Crilley was the runner-up in open drop-knee and boys 17 and under longboard. Ronaldo Macedo (senior men’s longboard), Sierra Lerback (girls 17 and under longboard), Kain Daly (boys 16-17 shortboard), Logan Bediamol (boys 12-13 shortboard) and Jackson Bunch (boys 11 and under shortboard) earned second-place finishes as well. Joao Marco Maffini was third in boys 16-17 shortboard. Serene Gunnison (girls 16-17 shortboard), Miles Serafica (boys 17 and under longboard), Cody Young (boys 12-13 shortboard) and Eli Hanneman (boys 11 and under shortboard) were fourth.


Four teams from Maui place second in HYSA State Cup

The Maui United 96 boys team finished second in the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association State Cup last weekend at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu, but earned a wild card to the Far West regional scheduled for June, also on Oahu.

Maui United played the Honolulu Bulls to a 1-1 draw in the final, needing a win in that match for the under-17 division title. Both teams went 2-0-1 in the tournament.

Maui United was seeking a fourth state-wide championship.

In the under-15 final, Maui Elite, which claimed a State Cup two years ago, fell 3-2 to the Riggers.

Maui United 97 lost 1-0 to Bulls 97 in the under-16 title match. The Maui Strikers took third in the division.

The under-12 Wailuku Bruisers placed second following a 1-0 loss to Bulls Kaula.

All three second-place teams are eligible to compete in the Presidents Cup, scheduled for June in Boise, Idaho.

The under-14 Maui United 99 Red and under-13 Excel teams finished third.