Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Malafu scores pair of tries for Kutztown

Kina Malafu of Kihei scored a pair of tries during the Kutztown University rugby club team’s run to the championship in last weekend’s University of North Carolina 7s Tournament in Chapel Hill.

Kutztown finished 4-0 in the tournament, defeating North Carolina 33-0, North Carolina State 47-0, American International 19-14 and Virginia Tech 54-10.

Malafu competed in football and track and field for Baldwin High School.


Hard Naks will conduct free clinic on Sunday

Hard Naks High Performance Speed Camps will offer free instruction from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

The event, which is taking place to mark the camps’ second anniversary, will also have giveaways from multiple Maui businesses.

Camps are typically scheduled for the first and third Sundays of each month, with a fee of $10 per person, paid with cash or a credit card.

Hard Naks also offers instruction every Saturday, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for youths in kindergarten through 7th grade, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for 8th grade and up. The Saturday camps also have a fee of $10.

For more information, go to or call Cody Nakamura at 280-7513.


McCord aces No. 9 at Wailea Old Blue

Julie McCord of Hot Springs Village, Ark., recorded a hole-in-one Tuesday at the Wailea Old Blue Course.

McCord aced the ninth hole, using a 3-wood for the 124-yard shot, which was witnessed by Scott McCord, Tom Huber and Stewart Robinson.


Racing scheduled for Saturday in Puunene

Stock car racing is scheduled for Saturday at Paradise Speedway Maui in Puunene, with time trials beginning at sunset.

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Spectator admission will cost $12 for adults and $5 for youths 6-12, with no charge for anyone 5 and under.

For more information, go to

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Golf event to assist literacy organization

BasketballMaui will conduct a golf event on May 3 at Kahili Golf Course in Wailuku to benefit the Readers Create Leaders youth literacy organization.

Registration is to begin at 6:30 a.m., with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee for the two-person scramble is $140 per player until March 31, and $150 after that date. The entry fee also pays for greens fees, lunch and eligibility for prizes. Entry into additional contests can be purchased on the day of the event. Sponsors are also being accepted.

For more information, contact Joe Chee at 640-7043 or Buzz Dahlen at 866-6996.


Junior volleyball club has spots available

The Maui Juniors Volleyball Club has four spots available for its coed 10-and-under team.

Practices are scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays at Sea-bury Hall in Olinda, and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Kamehameha Maui in Pukalani.

For more information, call Bala Spencer 256-5746.


Youth volleyball clinics scheduled for Sundays

Maui Mini Volleyball clinics for youths ages 5-7, with or without experience, are scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. on Sundays at Seabury Hall in Olinda.

The fee is $3 per session.

For more information, call 256-6316.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Basketball clinic set for March 1 in Makawao

BasketballMaui will conduct a clinic on March 1 at the Montessori School of Maui.

Instruction for boys and girls ages 7-12 is scheduled for 8:30-10:15 a.m. Instruction for boys and girls ages 13-18 is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants should bring a basketball, and canned food items to donate to the Maui Food Bank.


Maui 5K slated for April 6

The Maui 5K, a fundraiser for Maui schools’ physical fitness, play and athletic programs, is scheduled for 7 a.m. April 6, starting and ending at the Maalaea Triangle.

Entry can be completed at, and will cost $21.50 until 11:59 p.m. on March 9, and $26.50 from that time until April 3. After then, registration can be completed at the packet pick-up, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 5 at The Sports Authority in the Maui Marketplace in Kahului.

For more information email


Golf event to help immersion school

The 18th annual Na Leo Kako’o o Maui golf tournament, which will benefit Kula Kaiapuni o Maui, a Hawaiian immersion school, is scheduled for April 19 at The Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului, with check-in at 6 a.m. and a shotgun start at 7 a.m.

The entry fee for the two-person scramble is $110 per player, which also pays for greens fees, use of a cart, an awards banquet and eligibility for prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas. The entry deadline is April 15.

Sponsorships are being accepted as well.

For more information, contact Kili Namau’u at 283-7733 or, or Leina’ala Kuloloio Vedder at 280-5060 or

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Kaanapali, Kapalua staffers earn honors

Two members of the Kaanapali Golf Courses staff, and two from Kapalua, received Aloha Section PGA awards last month.

Ed Kageyama, the general manager at Kaanapali, was named Golf Professional of the Year for an overall history of “performance and achievement service to the PGA and ASPGA; leadership, image and ability to inspire other PGA members; and promotion of the game of golf.” Kageyama also won the award in 2006. David Havens, Kaanapali’s director of instruction, was named Teacher of the Year.

Mike Jones, Kapalua’s general manager and director of golf, won the Bill Strausbaugh Award, which recognizes mentoring of fellow PGA professionals. Ben Hongo of the Kapalua Golf Academy received the Junior Golf Leader award.


Ka Lima O Maui golf event set for Feb. 22

Ka Lima O Maui’s benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Feb. 22 at The Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului, with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee for the modified two-person scramble is $150 per player, which also pays for breakfast, lunch and eligibility for awards – including hole-in-one contests with a car and $10,000 as prizes.

Information on registration and sponsorship can be obtained by calling 244-5502 or going to


Burton wins $10,000 for Elleair hole-in-one

Stanley Burton of Kamloops, British Columbia, won $10,000 for a hole-in-one during Kanaka Hekili Motorcycle Club’s golf tournament on Jan. 18 at Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei.

Burton aced the 17th hole, using a 6-iron for the 153-yard shot, which was witnessed by Scott Ginter and Brad Hinkle.


Big Boys Football accepting players

The Maui Big Boys Football League is accepting boys and girls in grades 4-8.

The intermediate division, for players in grades 7 and 8, will have Wailuku, Kahului, Upcountry and Lahaina teams. The elementary division, for players in grades 4-6, will have Wailuku and Kahului teams only. The league will not have a weight limit for players.

For more information, call Jack Damuni at 870-1309.