Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Pasang wins two Jiu Jitsu Triple Crown titles

Tenzin Pasang of Maui Grappling Academy earned two Hawaii Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu points titles with a pair gold medals in the Aloha State Championship on Saturday at the Pearl City High School gym on Oahu.

Pasang took the middle-weight/heavyweight blue-belt division gold, and also finished first in the no-gi intermediate division on Saturday, giving him the blue-belt and intermediate division Triple Crown points titles.

Rolan Sumabat was Saturday’s silver medalist in the featherweight white-belt and no-gi beginner divisions.


Scharein receives USTA service award

Chris Scharein received the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section’s Maui District Tennis Association Service Award during the organization’s awards banquet Saturday at in Honolulu.

The award “honors a volunteer, official, coach or individual who has made outstanding contributions to tennis.”

Scharein has been a section board member since 2003 and the president of the Maui district since 2002.


Mud bog event scheduled for Sunday

A mud bog event is scheduled for Sunday at Maui Motorsports Park’s Paradise Speedway track in Puunene.

Gates will open 7:30 a.m., and races will begin at 9 a.m.

Drivers can register from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the pit shack.

Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $2 for youths 6-12, with no charge for anyone 5 and under.

For more information, go to

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

New Year’s Resolution Run set for Dec. 31

In inaugural New Year’s Resolution Run is scheduled for 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 31, with a course of slightly less than two miles, beginning and ending at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali.

The entry fee is $35, which also pays for pupus, party favors, glow wear and a T-shirt. For $75, participants will receive dinner.

Registration can be completed at

For more information, call 280-5801.


Asics Rainbows tryouts scheduled for Saturday

The Asics Rainbows volleyball club will conduct tryouts for girls under-14 and boys under-15 teams from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kamehameha Schools Maui middle school gym in Pukalani.

For more information, call Luis Ramirez at (808) 349-3107.


Iwata Memorial hoops camp will be Nov. 30

The Charlie Iwata Jr. Memorial Basketball Camp, a free event for youths in 5th grade and above, is scheduled for Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the King Kekaulike High School gym in Pukalani.

Instruction will be offered by King Kekaulike boys coach Bill Naylor, Upcountry Elite coach Jonathan Furtado, Fred Crowell of NBC camps and Ben Pragnell of BasketballMaui.

Participants should bring a ball and lunch. Donations to King Kekaulike basketball will be accepted.

For more information, call 298-8856.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Cortez wins conference special teams honor

Valley City (N.D.) State junior kicker Thomas Cortez, a St. Anthony High School graduate, was named the North Star Athletic Association special teams player of the week for his performance in Saturday’s 37-12 home victory over Mayville (N.D.) State, which clinched a share of the conference championship.

Cortez converted four of five extra-point kicks, made a 27-yard field goal and averaged 51.0 yards on seven kickoffs.


Central East Maui registration on Nov. 23

Central East Maui Little League will conduct registration from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 23 at War Memorial Field 1 in Wailuku.

The fee is $65 for youths 4-8 years old, and $75 for ages 9-12. Each child must have a birth certificate copy and three proof of residency documents.

Registration forms are available at Sports Authority in the Maui Marketplace in Kahului.

For more information, email


Maui Invitational seeks volunteers for tourney

BasketballMaui is seeking volunteers age 16 and above to work at the EA Sports Maui Invitational, scheduled for Nov. 25-27 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

For more information, call 866-6996 or email


Kamalani records ace on No. 14 at Pukalani

David Kamalani of Kula had a hole-in-one Thursday at Pukalani Country Club.

Kamalani used a 3-hybrid to ace the 133-yard No. 14 hole.

The feat was witnessed by Warren Higa, Curtis Lee and Les Takahashi.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

HYSA Maui coaches meeting set for today

Hawaii Youth Soccer Association Maui will conduct a mandatory coaches meeting and final roster turn-in for under-8 to under-19 boys and girls teams from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the cafeteria at Maui High School in Kahului.

For more information, call Roger Yamaoka at 871-1533.


Little League registration Saturday

Upcountry Little League will conduct registration from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the meeting room next to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Licensing office in Pukalani.

The fee is $75 for tee ball and rookie divisions, and $95 for minor, major, junior and senior divisions. Siblings will receive a $5 discount. A birth certificate copy is required for players not already having one on file with the league.

Volunteers are also needed to serve as coaches, umpires, field crew members, team parents, scorekeepers and concession workers. A current copy of a valid driver’s license or Hawaii state identification will be required, and all volunteers will undergo background checks prior to participation.

For more information, call Lianne Ventura, 214-4501.


Free golf for active-duty military at Pukalani

Pukalani Country Club will provide a free round of golf this month to active-duty members of the military.

Tee reservations are required and a military identification must be presented.

In addition, every Saturday in November, all golfers can enter a closest-to-the-hole contest. The requested donation is $5 which will go to support the Folds of Honor Foundation. The weekly winner will receive a free round of golf.

For more information, call 572-1314 or go to


No-tackle rugby event next month

“Santa’s Flag Rugby Fest,” an introductory, no-tackle event for all ages, is scheduled for Dec. 27-28, from 8 a.m. to sunset each day, at “The Pit” field at Keopuolani Park in Kahului.

The event will have no entry fee. If sufficient sponsorship is not obtained, a donation of $5 will be suggested, but no one will be turned away.

For more information, call Pito Totau at 250-2097 or Siua Lolohea at 205-1723.