Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Okinawan Golf Tournament next month

The Maui State Okinawan Golf Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

The entry fee is $100, which also pays for use of a cart and entry to an awards banquet. The entry deadline is Feb. 11.

Forms are available at the course, or can be obtained by calling Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai at 242-1560.


Kunitake aces No. 16 at Waiehu

Wayland Kunitake of Wai-luku recorded a hole-in-one Saturday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Kunitake aced the 16th hole, using a 7-hybrid for the 114-yard shot, which was witnessed by Kimo Gapero, Eugene Saffery Jr. and Kanahele Montizor.


Weightlifting event scheduled for Saturday

The CrossFit Maui All-Comers Weightlifting Meet is scheduled for Saturday at 393 Lehuakona St. in Kahului, with weigh-ins at 9 a.m. and competition beginning at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $40, which also pays for a shirt.

For more information, go to or call 870-4422.

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Fundraiser to assist Lanai, Molokai teams

The Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii will conduct a fundraiser for the Molokai and Lanai high school athletic

departments from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Murphy’s Bar and Grill in Honolulu.

Tickets can be purchased at for $75, which pays for food, entertainment and eligibility for prizes. Donations can also be made through the website by those not attending the event.

Sponsorships are available as well. For more information, email Scott Simon at


Memorial service for Tabura on Feb. 15

A memorial service for martial artist Ted Tabura is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Waiola Church in Lahaina, and a potluck will follow at the Naaikane O Maui Cultural Center.

Tabura, who grew up on Lanai and was a Lahainaluna High School boarder, is a Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer and founded a martial arts academy in California. He died in August.

Nicknamed “Sickle Man” for his skills with kama – Japanese sickles – Tabura appeared in multiple films and promoted the Festival of the Kings martial arts tournament in Kaanapali.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Cards may be sent care of Loretta Romo, 1394 Ainakea St., Lahaina, 96761.


Pair of aces recorded at Old Blue Course

Orlando Tagorda of Wailuku had a hole-in-one at the Wailea Old Blue Course on Monday, and Ben Urner of Victoria, British Columbia, recorded an ace the following day.

Tagorda’s ace was on the second hole. He used a 3-wood for the 207-yard shot, which was witnessed by Mario Pigao, Ifi So’o and Brian Yesland.

Urner had his hole-in-one on No. 9, using a 7-iron for the 138-yard shot, with Tom Martell, Ron Dowhaniuk and Joe Dennis witnessing.


Bronco meeting set for Wednesday

The Maui Bronco Baseball League has scheduled a general membership meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Waikapu Community Center.

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Arquero records third hole-in-one

Allen B. Arquero of Puka-lani recorded his third hole-in-one on Jan. 9 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Arquero aced the second hole, using a 9-iron for the 120-yard shot, which was witnessed by Bob Lee, Moses Kahalekulu and Gerry Viloria.


Pettise aces No. 17 at Elleair

Steve Pettise of Wailea had a hole-in-one at Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei on Sunday.

Pettise aced the 17th hole, using a 4-rescue club for the 156-yard shot, with Roger Burlage, David Bain and Corinne Bain witnessing.


Kamalii Fun Run rescheduled to Feb. 8

The Kamalii Elementary School 5K Fun Run scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled to Feb. 8.

For more information, email or call 283-2257.

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Basketball registration to begin Jan. 19

Maui NJB Spring Basketball League registration for boys and girls ages 7-14 is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 19 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 16, and can be completed at

Practices and games will be at Upcountry gyms.

For more information, call Ralph Norman at 281-5617 or Steve Dumlao at 870-3776.


Okamoto aces 17th hole at Elleair

Hiroko Okamoto of Kobe, Japan, recorded a hole-in-one at Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei on Friday.

Okamoto aced the 17th hole, using a 3-wood for the 131-yard shot, which was witnessed by Shigeto Okamoto and Sukiko Mitani.


King Kekaulike seeking coaches

King Kekaulike High School is seeking head coaches for water polo, boys and girls surfing and girls golf.

Applications are available at the main office of the school, in Pukalani, and the deadline to apply is Friday.

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Ransom aces No. 3 at Pukalani

Mike Ransom of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, recorded a hole-in-one Tuesday at Puka-lani Country Club.

Ransom aced the third hole, using a pitching wedge for the 133-shot, which was witnessed by Brad Berger.


Hookipa Surf Classic set for Sunday

The Hookipa Surf Classic in Memory of Justin Roberson is scheduled for Sunday at Hoo-kipa Beach Park on Kuau.

Entry forms are available at, and beach entries will be accepted.

The event will have eight divisions. The open men pro-am division will have a $1,000 prize for the champion.

For more information, contact Kaleo Roberson at or 446-4057.


Youth volleyball tryouts scheduled

The Maui Juniors Volleyball Club has scheduled tryouts for Sunday and Jan. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day, at Seabury Hall in Olinda.

The first day is for boys 16 and under, girls 15 and under and coed 10 and under players. The second day is for boys 13 and under and girls 12 and under players.

For more information, email or call 256-5746.


Maui High water polo has coaching opening

Maui High School is accepting applications for coaching positions in water polo.

Applications are available at the main office of the school in Kahului, and the deadline to apply is Wednesday.

For more information, call athletic director Michael Ban at 727-4012.


Keawalai golf tourney scheduled for Feb. 9

Keawalai Congregational Church will conduct a golf tournament Feb. 9 at Kahili Golf Course in Wailuku.

The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $98 per person, which also pays for use of a cart, dinner and eligibility for prizes. The entry deadline is Feb. 2, or when the field is full.

For more information, call 879-5557 or (616) 402-4742.


Waiehu golf programs accepting registration

The Waiehu Golf Academy and junior program are accepting registration.

For more information, call Art Rego at 244-4414.


Maui cheer team wins national title

Maui Cheer Academy won the youth level 1 title in the American Grand Cheer and Dance National Championships that took place Dec. 13-15 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The team of Makana Tanner, Ka’iulani Tanner, Elisha Ra-gudo, Kiana Chung, Christine Chung, Alicia Frank, Leilani Umayam, Mackenna Azcueta-Miles, Tatum Pererria-Aquino, Kierra Baraoidan-Ines, Marja Ribataake, Amysti Nuesca-Pali, Maele Tacdol and Nalani Sampson was coached by Maryann Corpuz, Marilyn Valencia, Stacey Baraoidan and Mahea Williams.

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Lahaina Experience race set for Jan. 25

The Lahaina Experience 2-mile race, a fundraiser for the Lahainaluna High School cross country and track and field teams, is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Jan. 25, starting and ending at the intersection of Lahainaluna Road and Kelawea Street in Lahaina.

The entry fee for the untimed race is $25, which will pay for a T-shirt. Shirts can also be purchased for $25.

For more information, call Sue King at 446-2629.


Valentine’s Day 5K slated for Makena

The For the Love of Maui 5K Fun Run, a benefit for Hospice Maui and the Valley Isle Road Runner youth program, is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 14, starting and ending at Maluaka Beach Park in Makena.

The entry fee through Jan. 31 is $25 for Valley Isle Road Runners members, and $30 for nonmembers, and the fee from Feb. 1 until race day is $35 for all entrants. Race-day registration is $40. Runners registering before race day are guaranteed a T-shirt. Valentine’s Day dress is encouraged.

For more information, contact at or 280-4643.


Donaghy aces No. 7 at Elleair

Joe Donaghy of Kihei recorded a hole-in-one at Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei on Wednesday.

Donaghy aced the seventh hole, using an 8-iron for the 128-yard shot, which was witnessed by Bill Marrs and William Dawes.