Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui teams go 1-2 at Pony tournaments

Hoku Dudoit tripled twice for Maui in a 6-5 victory over Kona on Saturday in a Hawaii Region Pony Baseball Tournament Mustang Division game at Walter Victor Complex in Hilo.

Dylan Mahuna and Wehiwa Aloy also had two hits apiece for Maui (1-1).

In the Bronco Division, Makakilo-Kapolei scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and defeated Maui 4-3. Tristan Catan pitched a complete game for Maui, which fell to 1-1.

Hilo defeat Maui 14-1 in a Pony 13 game. Maui is winless in two games in that division.


Scholarship golf event set for July 20

The Maui Bar Association Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 20 at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu, with registration at 6:15 a.m. and a shotgun start scheduled for 7 a.m.

The entry fee for the two-person scramble is $160 per player, which also pays for breakfast, use of a cart and an awards luncheon. Up to four mulligans can be purchased for $5 each, and entry into the closest-to-the-pin contest is $20.

Sponsorships and prize donations are also being sought.

For more information, contact Tracy A. Jones at or 385-0170.


Youth basketball league accepting applications

The Maui Youth Basketball League is accepting applications for its fall league for boys and girls born from 1998 through 2007.

Games will be played on Sunday afternoons, beginning Sept. 8, and all teams will be from Central Maui.

Applications are available at the county permits office at War Memorial complex in Wailuku, Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku and Sports Authority in Kahului, or by emailing The deadline to apply is Aug. 4.

Coaches are also needed.

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

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Maui topples Aiea in Bronco Division game

Maui defeated Aiea 5-4 in a Bronco Division game Friday as the Hawaii Region Pony Baseball Tournament got underway at the Walter Victor Complex in Hilo, and Windward Oahu beat Maui 7-4 in a Mustang matchup.

In the Bronco game, Keev Kutsunai, Kaipo Haole and Tristan Catan each had two hits for Maui. Ethan Bautista hit a three-run homer for Aiea.

Reyn Okita had three hits for Maui in the Mustang game, and Haku Dudoit had two.


Maui Crush girls claim pair of soccer crowns

The Maui Crush Girls Select under-14 girls soccer team took a pair of tournament championships earlier this month in California, finishing 6-0-2 overall in the events.

At the Patriots Cup, which took place June 1-2 in Thousand Oaks, Maui Crush won the title game on penalty kicks. It took the Mission Viejo Classic title the following weekend, with a 1-0 win in the title game.

The players were Kacy Navarro, Jordyn Smith, Kaela Bechert, Tihanee Freitas, Kamaile Kekona, Taysia Pimentel, Brandi Bautista, Azita Rodrigues, Leilani Lynch, Jordyn Paa, Tallison Brainard, Denise Torres, Anuhea Kekona and Pomaikai Nakamot, and the coaches were Belden Bautista, Joe Rodrigues and Edward Paa.


Rambaud records ace at Waiehu Municipal

Michael Rambaud of Kihei recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Rambaud aced the eighth hole, using an 8-iron for the 153-yard shot, which was witnessed by Arnold Magbual, Sam Seberano and Art Obrero.


HYSA class for coaches scheduled for Aug. 2-4

An E license certification class for coaching in the 2013-2014 Hawaii Youth Soccer Association season is scheduled for Aug. 2-4.

Instruction will take place at the cafeteria at Maui High School in Kahului on the first day, from 6 to 10 p.m., and at Eddie Tam Field in Makawao the next two days, each from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance at all three sessions is required.

Registration can be completed by going to and clicking on “Course Schedule.”

For more information, call Tony Medeiros at 572-0047.


Basketball league will hold meeting July 11

A mandatory meeting for a Department of Parks and Recreation men’s 40-and-over basketball league is scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 11 at the Eddie Tam Community Center in Makawao.

For more information, call Sean Bersamin at 572-1836.

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Chiarella earns spot in Public Links

Alex Chiarella of Pukalani has earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links after placing first in a 36-hole qualifier Saturday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Chiarella had rounds of 69 and 68 for a 137 total. Kyeton Littel-Kamimoto closed with a 69 to finish two shots back and earn the first alternate spot. Andre Bedard (74) had a 142 total and is the second alternate.

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


Smith to enter Waterman Hall of Fame

Bill Smith, a two-time gold medal swimmer in the 1948 Olympics, will be inducted into the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame on Aug. 22.

Smith, a Baldwin High School graduate and one of five inductees, will also be recognized for his work in ocean safety. He will be inducted posthumously.


Forms needed to join Baldwin bowling team

Baldwin High School students interested in joining the bowling team must complete athletic forms by the start of tryouts on July 30.

Forms are available at the school office, in Wailuku.

For more information, email

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Ngan wins by eight at HSJGA tournament

Justin Ngan of Wailuku won the boys 13-14 title at the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association’s Dave & Buster’s Classic that took place Monday and Tuesday at Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, Oahu.

Ngan had a 2-under-par 70 in the second round for a 6-over total of 150, eight shots better than the runner-up, Honolulu’s Remington Hirano (76).


Kageyama honored for Kaanapali innovations

Ed Kageyama, the general manager of Kaanapali Golf Courses, was named one of Golf Inc. Magazine’s 18 “most innovative people in golf” last month, recognized for “improving the golf industry through new ideas, fearless moxie and a love for the game.”

Kageyama was recognized for “The Fit Club,” which offers unlimited play after 4 p.m., and “Golf My Way,” which allows for 18 holes of play that can be spread over seven days.


Scholarships awarded to 11 from Maui County

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation announced this week that it has awarded scholarships to 11 Maui County athletes who graduated in 2013.

The scholarships, which are for participants in surfing, paddling, swimming, water polo and volleyball, went to Hana High School’s Zoe Elder, Pa-kalana Helekahi and Diana Naihe, Molokai’s Kawena Puhi, Kailana Ritte-Camara, Michael Kikukawa and LeeNell Hernandez, Maui High’s Jared Madamba, Seabury Hall’s Kaulu Luuwai and Renny Richmond and Kamehameha Maui’s Anuhea Kaiaokamalie.


Basketball camps slated for Maui Prep

Basketball Maui has four camps scheduled for Maui Preparatory Academy in Lahaina, beginning Monday.

The camps, for youths in grades 2-12, are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays next week, July 1-5 and July 22-24, and three consecutive days July 17-19, all from 8 to 11 a.m. each day. The fee is $130 for one week, and $450 for the full program.

The first two weeks will have instruction from Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Mike Downs, and the final two from Lawrence Wright, who played professionally in Luxembourg this year.

For more information, go to


Rugby sessions set for multiple sites

Maui Rugby will conduct free open sessions on Mondays at Kenolio Park in Kihei, Tuesdays at the Lahaina Recreation Center and Thursdays at the Kahului Community Center, with a nontackle format from 5 to 6 p.m., and tackle events from 6 to 7 p.m.

Pita Totau, a former U.S. national club champion, will organize the Kihei sessions. Nuti Pousima, a U.S. under-17 trials qualifier, will be in charge in Lahaina and Siua Lolohea, a Maui Warriors captain, will run the Kahului practices.

Participants must be at least 10 years old, and training in refereeing and coaching will also be available for adults.

Scrimmages are scheduled for each of the next five Saturdays in preparation for the Sia Siakumi Youth Memorial Tournament, set for July 26-27.

Additionally, the Maui Rugby High Performance Academy, scheduled for Saturday through Tuesday at multiple sites, is open to teen, university and competitive adult athletes.


Molokai youths to learn from Maiava

Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava, a Baldwin High School graduate, will head a free clinic on Wednesday for Molokai students entering 8th through 12th grade.

The event is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Molokai High School football field, with a quartet of former college players – Cody Nakamura, Kai Maiava, Kaniela Tuipulotu and JoJo Dickson – also offering instruction.


Roller derby event has multi-island field

The Maui Owies and Maui Roller Girls will compete in the “Battle of the Islands” tournament scheduled for June 28-29 at the Central Maui Boys and Girls Club in Kahului.

On the first day, a doubleheader begins at 6 p.m. – the Maui Owies will face the Wai-mea Wranglers, and the Maui Roller Girls will then meet the Paradise Roller Girls of Hilo.

An all-day derby, which will have teams from four islands, is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on June 29, with a championship match at 5 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 at before the event, or for $10 at the gate.

Donations to the Maui Food Bank will be collected.


Stock car racing scheduled for July 6

Stock car racing is scheduled for July 6 at the Paradise Speedway Maui oval track in Puunene.

Time trials are to start at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $10 for anyone over 12, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

For more information, go to


Wailea Tennis Club to offer youth clinic

The Wailea Tennis Club will offer a free two-hour clinic for beginning junior players up to age 18 at 9:30 a.m. on July 20.

All participants should wear sneakers or tennis shoes, comfortable clothing and sun protection. Spikes and black-soled footwear will not be permitted, nor will beach attire.

The club will have rackets and balls available for use during the clinic.

For more information, call the club at 879-1958.


World Cup players to provide instruction

Two former members of U.S. World Cup teams will offer instruction at a Team Soccer Direct camp scheduled for Aug. 1-3 at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului.

Participants will learn from Paul Caligiuri and Thomas Dooley, both of whom played in two World Cups, as well as UC Irvine coach George Juntz.

For players up to age 14, the camp is scheduled for 9 a.m.

to 2 p.m. each day, and the cost is $135. The fee for a half-day camp – from 9 a.m. to noon – for the age division is $90.

For under-14 through under-18 players, sessions are scheduled for 12:30-2 p.m. each day, and the fee is $90.

A coaches clinic is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on each of the camp’s final two days, and the fee is $50.

Registration can be completed at, and a $10 discount can be obtained before July 20 by entering the code “HYSA/AYSO.”

For more information, contact Dion Ruidas at 357-1387 or

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Maui teams open 0-3-1 at Far West Regionals

Maui United Red tied Real National of Colorado 1-1 in an under-14 boys match Monday as play got underway in the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu.

Kyle Hollister scored the goal for Maui with an assist from D.J. Madigan.

Maui United lost 3-0 to the Southern California Blues in a U19 girls match, Maui Elite lost 6-0 to TSA Red of Arizona in U15 boys and Maui United lost 2-1 to the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Blackhawks in U17 boys, getting a goal from Jaren Otani.


Author of Sakamoto book seeking material

The author of an upcoming book about Soichi Sakamoto’s “Three-Year Swim Club,” an Olympic training program in the 1930s and 1940s, is seeking material.

Julie Checkoway is requesting interviews, photographs, memorabilia and suggestions of potential subjects. Documents will be returned to their owners, she has said.

Checkoway can be reached at (801) 521-5111.


Lawson aces No. 14 at Pukalani Country Club

Josh Lawson of Lodi, Calif., recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at Pukalani Country Club.

Lawson aced the 14th hole, using a 9-iron for the 133-yard shot, witnessed by John Lawson and Jerry Valverde.

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USTA 40-and-over league to begin in July

A USTA mixed doubles 40-and-over league has matches scheduled for July and August.

A sectional tournament is set for November on the Big Island, and Maui is to host the national tournament in April.

For more information, contact Marie Holmberg at or 244-4153.


Youth golf program slated for June 21-22

An Elleair Maui Golf Club program for youths 7-17 is scheduled for June 21-22, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. each day.

The fee is $50, which will also pay for refreshments, and the program is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, call 874-0777.

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Maui surfers in third round of junior worlds

Imaikalani Devault of Makawao and Kain Daly of Kuau, Maui’s two competitors on Team Hawaii in the International Surfing Association’s world junior championships, advanced to the third round on Monday by winning first-round heats and placing second in the second round at Nicaragua’s Jiquiliste Beach.

Devault had a score of 14.00 in the first round, tied for the 10th-best heat score in the boys 16 division. He had a single wave worth 8.00, sixth-best in his division. DeVault’s 7.66 in the second round left him behind Jackson Obando (7.80) of Nicaragua.

In the third round, DeVault will be grouped with the U.S. team’s Colt Ward, from California, as well as Peru’s Adrian Garcia and France’s Gatien Delahaye.

Daly, surfing in the boys 18 division, had a first-round score of 11.00. In the second round, Daly had a 13.67, finishing six hundredths of a point behind the U.S. team’s Kevin Schulz of California.

Daly will face Tomas King of Costa Rica, O’Neill Massin of Tahiti and Matt King of Australia in the third round.


Quartet of Maui golfers going to Callaway event

Lana Calibuso-Kwee of Wailuku finished first in the girls 9-10 division of the Callaway Junior World Qualifier on Thursday and Friday at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai, and was one of four Maui competitors to earn spots in the championship event, scheduled for July 16-18 in California.

Calibuso-Kwee had rounds of 76 and 78 for an 8-over-par total of 154. Summer Malia Wong finished second, closing with a 78 for a 157 total.

Reese Guzman of Kahului tied for second in the girls 11-12 division, finishing at 145 after a second-round 71.

Justin Ngan of Wailuku was third in the boys 13-14 division, closing with an 80 for a 150 total.

The girls 9-10 championship will be at the Lomas Santa Fe Executive Course in Solana Beach, the girls 11-12 championship will be at Rancho Bernardo in San Diego and the boys 13-14 event will be at Morgan Run Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Maui rugby teams win titles at Aloha Stadium

The Maui Rugby Warriors rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat the Wai-kiki Beach Boys 28-26 in the under-13 championship game of last weekend’s Aloha Youth Sevens Tournament at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Maui’s under-10 coed rookie team won a plate championship, while the under-16 Wahine Warriors finished as the runners-up in the under-19 bowl, and the under-16 boys placed second in the under-19 plate championship.


Lahainaluna JV football workouts scheduled

Workouts for Lahainaluna High School students, including incoming boarders, interested in playing junior varsity football are scheduled for Monday to Thursday weekly, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day, at the school in Lahaina.

A physical is required.

For more information, call Aloha Kaniho at 760-6022 or 250-8298.


Kahului Pop Warner team seeking players

A Pop Warner football team in Kahului is seeking players.

For more information, call 870-8287.


Former national champ to be at wrestling clinic

Harvard assistant wrestling coach J.P. O’Connor, a former national champion for the Crimson, will offer instruction at a Steve Knight/Excel clinic scheduled for June 27-29 at the Lahaina Intermediate School cafeteria or the Lahainaluna High School gym.

Registration can be completed at, or at the clinic.

For more information, call 385-5154.


Introductory golf lessons available

A program titled “Get into Golf,” a series of three introductory lessons for anyone age 12 or over, will be offered at Pukalani Country Club, starting with a class from 8 to 9 a.m. on June 15.

The fee is $99, and clubs will be provided.

Registration can be completed at the Pukalani pro shop or the Maui Golf Shop in Kahului.

For more information, call the Pukalani pro shop at 572-1314, Maui Golf Shop at 875-4653, Clif Council at 264-2350 or Travis Castaneda at 298-4775.

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Daly, Devault part of Hawaii surfing team

Kain Daly of Kuau and Imaikalani Devault of Maka-wao are part of the Hawaii team that will compete in the International Surfing Association’s world junior championships, scheduled for Saturday through June 16 at Nica-ragua’s Jiquiliste Beach.

Daly is competing for the fourth time – he helped Hawaii win the gold medal last year in Panama. Devault is on the team for the first time.

The event can be followed at


Brown records ace on Elleair’s seventh hole

Margaret Brown of Wailea recorded a hole-in-one Friday at Elleair Golf Club in Kihei.

Brown aced the seventh hole, using a 7 hybrid for the 116-yard shot, which was witnessed by Max Brown.


Trotto competes in USATF event

Mary Trotto of Kihei competed in USA Track and Field’s Eastern Regional Combined Event Championships May 25-26 at Overpeck and Li-onia Parks in Palisades Park, N.J.

As the lone competitor in the 65-69 age division in a modified pentathlon, Trotto threw the javelin 17.95 meters and the shot put 6.5 meters, cleared 0.90 meters in the high jump, had a long jump of 2.25 meters and posted times of 22.23 seconds in the 100 meters and 4:34.50 in the 800. Her points were not officially recorded.


Motocross racing slated for Saturday

Motocross racing is scheduled for Saturday at the Maui Motocross Association dirt track at Maui Motorsports Park in Puunene, with youth races beginning at 9 a.m. and adult races starting at noon.

Spectator admission is $8 for adults and $5 for youths.

For more information, go to or e-mail


King Kekaulike to have cross country meeting

A meeting for King Ke-kaulike High School students interested in joining the cross country team is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on June 15 at the school’s stadium in Pukalani.

The schedule, physicals, fundraisers and workouts will be discussed.

For more information call 283-2257 or email


Maui Sports Academy to conduct Oahu camp

Maui Sports Academy’s Hawaii High School Basketball Exposure Camp is scheduled for June 19-23 at Kalani High School on Oahu.

The camp is for boys varsity players. The fee is $375, and financial assistance is available. Campers will receive a jersey, T-shirt, shorts and basketball, and admission for the Iolani Summer League.

For more information, email or, after Monday, call 280-9545.


Plantation Era sports artifacts sought

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is seeking artifacts and memorabilia for its fifth annual Lahaina Plantation Days event with the theme of “West Maui Athletics of the Plantation Era.”

Photographs, articles, uniforms, equipment and trophies are among the items that will be accepted.

Contributions will be handled with care, and returned following the event, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 beneath the Pioneer Mill smokestack, according to the foundation.

For more information, call Andrew Kutsunai at 661-0105.

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Maui High presents athletic awards

Ryan Dalut and Christina Lotulelei have been named Maui High School’s outstanding athletes for the 2012-13 school year.

The Kraig Michael Kaleolani Vickers Memorial Awards went to Mark Galiza and Kara-Anne Oshiro, and the scholar-athlete awards went to Steffi Molina and Ross Takemoto.

Oshiro and Jan Carino received sportsmanship awards, and Ann Marie Andres, Shyla Cramer and Reggie Pascua were named most inspirational.

Sport awards went to Lotulelei (track and field and basketball), Cramer (water polo and canoe paddling), Molina (tennis), Andres (wrestling), Dalut (basketball), Oshiro and Trent Hori (bowling), Micah Isagawa (baseball), Vanessa De Cambra Ocampo (cheerleading), Cody McCorriston and Tiffany Keau (cross country), Russell Kaauamo Jr. (football), Zachary Taylor and Kristeena Locke (golf), Jonathan Garcia and Alyssa Queral (judo), Kory Garaganza (canoe paddling), Christopher Naputi and Trecy Jacalne (air riflery), Joey Rodrigues and Shauni Okazaki (soccer), Kuulei Bailey (softball), Jessica Saki and Lihau Fujihara (swimming and diving), Joey Baldwin (tennis), Mario Fernandez (track and field), Sage Malaikini and Sulieti Hifo (volleyball) and Jhun Gayoma (wrestling).


Two aces recorded at Waiehu’s second hole

Joe Kruger of Wailuku and Kent Hiranaga of Paia recently recorded holes-in-one at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course’s second hole.

Kruger’s ace was on May 24. He used a 5-iron for the 139-yard shot, which was witnessed by Joe Grafe.

Hiranaga accomplished the feat Thursday, using an 8-iron from 135 yards. The shot was witnessed by Paul Silva, Larry Yokohama, Ed Arakawa and Alice Lee.


Pohai Na Keiki Nalu scheduled for Saturday

The 20th annual Pohai Na Keiki Nalu (Gathering of the Surf Kids) is scheduled for Saturday at 7 a.m. at Launiupoko Beach Park in Lahaina.

Shortboard, longboard and bodyboard divisions are available for boys and girls up to age 12. Competitors may enter two divisions.

The contest will also serve as a fundraiser for Myckel Genovia, a 10-year-old Maui resident who has leukemia. The event has no entry fee, but organizers are encouraging donations to the Maui Sports Foundation for Genovia.

Beach entries will not be accepted. Competitors must register at Honolua Surf Co. in Lahaina or Kihei, or Hi-Tech Surf Sports in Kahului or Paia.