Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Lanakila Volleyball conducting registration

Lanakila Volleyball Academy is conducting registration for tryouts at

The deadlines to register are 4 p.m. on Wednesday for the boys 16 and under team, 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 for girls 9-10, 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 for girls 12 and under and 4 p.m. on Sept. 11 for girls 14 and under.


Auction to assist State Dressage Society

A silent auction to benefit the Hawaii State Dressage Society is scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Flatbread Co. in Paia.

The group is also seeking new members and sponsors.

For more information, email Karen Davidge at or call Viva Medina at 573-0238.


Kinnear aces No. 2 at Waiehu

Ian Kinnear of Wailuku recorded a hole-in-one on Aug. 20 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Kinnear aced the second hole, using a 7-iron for the 150-yard shot, which was witnessed by Mark Honda.

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Maui Channel Swim scheduled for Saturday

The Maui Channel Swim, a relay event covering approximately 9.9 miles from the former site of Club Lanai to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

The event has 24 teams, and the first finishers are expected near 11 a.m.


Softball tryouts set for Sept. 14

Tryouts for the Hawaii Pearls Maui softball team are scheduled for Sept. 14 at Kahului Elementary School Field No. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 14 and under, and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. for 16 and under.

Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of their practice session.

For more information, call Lei Nakamura at 344-5084.


County golf courses receive recognition

Two courses in Maui County are on the list of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” published in the September issue.

The Kapalua Resort was ranked 19th, and Manele Golf Course in Lanai City was ranked 46th.

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Kapalua’s Patriot Golf Day will start Friday

Kapalua Golf will take part in Patriot Golf Day, a fundraiser scheduled for Friday to Sept. 1 that provides scholarships to children and spouses of military members disabled or killed while serving.

Donations of $10 will be accepted, which will earn entry into a drawing for a complimentary foursome, as well as a driver for players on the Bay Course, and a putter for players on the Plantation course.

Additionally, playing fees for both courses will be waived for active and retired members of the military for tee times after 10 a.m. during the four-day event. Times must be booked at least four days in advance, and military identification will be required.

For more information, call 669-8044.


Maui High girls soccer meeting will be Tuesday

A meeting for students interested in playing for the Maui High girls soccer team is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in front of the gym at the school in Kahului.

Students, and their parents, from both Maui High and Kihei Charter can attend.

For more information, call Tony Medeiros at 357-2251.


Girls basketball jamboree on Aug. 30

A girls basketball jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 30 at War Memorial Gym, from 7 a.m. until at least 5 p.m., with teams in under-11, under-14 and high school divisions.

The entry fee is $100 per team, which will guarantee at least two games.

For more information, email


Baldwin High has two coaching vacancies

Baldwin High School is accepting applications for its water polo and boys volleyball coaching positions.

Applications can be brought to the school, or faxed to 243-5191, and must be received by Friday.

For more information, call athletic director Kahai Shishido at 727-3180.


D’Renegades to host tennis event Sept. 7

D’Renegades, the USTA state 3.0 champions in the 40-and-over division, will conduct a round-robin tournament from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Wailea Tennis Club to raise funds for the team’s trip to California for October’s USTA national championships.

The entry fee for the event, open to players of all ages and skill levels, is $25, which also pays for eligibility for prizes and the opportunity to take part in a silent auction.

For more information, call Renee Jorg at 359-9597.

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Ki-aikido courses to be offered on Tuesdays

An introductory course in ki-aikido for teens and adults will be offered Tuesdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 2, at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

The course will be conducted by sixth-dan instructor Joni Jackson, under the direction of eighth dan Christopher Curtis.

For more information, call 283-9226 or 244-5165.


Basketball clinic slated for Sept. 24

BasketballMaui will offer a free skills clinic on Sept. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the outdoor courts at Maui High School in Kahului.

Participants should bring a ball and water. Canned food for donation to the Maui Food Bank will also be accepted.

For more information or to print out a waiver, go to


Volunteers needed for PGA Tour event

The PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions is seeking volunteers for the event at the Kapalua Plantation Course, both for competition, scheduled for Jan. 9-12, and for events in the preceding days.

All volunteers will receive a uniform shirt and cap, two weekly tickets and lunch. Volunteers working at least five shifts will receive an additional uniform shirt and a round of golf at the Bay Course.

For more information, go to, or contact Tiffany DeLeon at 662-7702 or

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Ole Longboard Classic slated for Saturday

The Ole Longboard Classic is scheduled for Saturday at Launiupoko Beach Park in Lahaina, starting at 7 a.m.

The event has youth and adult divisions, a tandem competition and an “Ole” division, in which competitors must use a board shaped by the contest’s namesake, Bob “Ole” Olson.

Entry forms are available at Ole Surfboards in Lahaina and Hi-Tech Surf Sports locations in Kahului, Paia and Kihei.


Hard Naks sessions offered on Sundays

The Hard Naks training organization’s youth speed camps are scheduled for Sundays at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for kindergarten through 7th grade, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for 8th grade and above.

The fee is $10 for each day.

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


Larry Libres event rescheduled to Aug. 23

The Larry Libres Fishing and Diving Tournament has been rescheduled for Aug. 23 at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului, with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Oama must be measured by 9:30 a.m. Tako must be weighed by 10:30 a.m.

Poor weather postponed the competition from Saturday.


Golf tournament moved to Oct. 11

The Baldwin Basketball Backers benefit golf tournament has been rescheduled for Oct. 11 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course, with a 6:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Poor weather postponed the event from Saturday.

For more information, email or call 877-7294.

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Krueger competes in world masters

James Krueger of Makawao finished 13th in the 50-meter freestyle at the FINA World Masters swimming championships Wednesday in Montreal, after a 17th-place finish in the 100 free two days earlier.

Krueger had a time of 37.16 seconds in the 50, and finished the 100 in 1:36.55.


Brousseau earns PGA educational recognition

Lahaina resident Claude Brousseau, the Director of Instruction at Claude Brousseau Golf Academy, has earned the top educational designation the PGA awards to its members, completing the Master Professional Program 2.0.

Brousseau has been a golf instructor for more than 16 years, and was named the Aloha Section PGA Teacher of the Year in 2008.

His master designation is in teaching and coaching.


Four from Maui receive martial art promotions

The U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation has completed four promotions for Maui martial artists.

Gina Kim was promoted to first-degree cho-dan, Dakota Welch and Kaumaka Roback were each promoted to orange-belt eighth gup and Aaron Rohozinski received a promotion to green-belt fifth gup.


Beach volleyball team earns bronze medal

Danielle Brown of Kula and Amy Ozee of Haiku earned bronze medals in the 18-and-under division of the AAU Beach Volleyball Pan Pacific Championships on July 22 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

The duo advanced out of a five-team pool and reached the semifinals before bowing out, and shared third place with Arizona’s Madeline Mertz and Madalyn Roh.

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Mauians nominated for SUP awards

Ten athletes from Maui are among the candidates for SUP Magazine’s stand-up paddler of the year awards.

The nominees from Maui in the male field of 23 are Kai Lenny, the winner of last year’s award and a five-time Waterman League series champion; Connor Baxter, who won the Olukai Ho’olaule’a Maliko Downwind Run for a third straight year in May and was named the magazine’s top SUP athlete in 2011 and 2012; Zane Schweitzer, who last month clinched the Waterman League’s European Cup, with overall titles in all three tour stops so far; Kody Kerbox, this year’s Alagoas Grand Slam champion; Noah Yap, who won two divisions in the Surfing America USA SUP Championships in June; Slater Trout, a six-time podium finisher at the Battle of the Paddle; and instructor Brennan Rose.

Among the 20 nominees in the female division, three are from Maui – Andrea Moller, who has won all six Olukai Ho’olaule’a titles; Talia Gangini Decoite, fifth in this year’s Ho’olaule’a; and Suzie Cooney, a coach and clinic director.

Voting can be completed at An award ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 2 in San Clemente, Calif.


Maui Crush finishes second in Oregon event

The Maui Crush Girls 99 soccer team finished second in the under-16 division of the Adidas Beaverton Cup that took place July 18-20 in Beaverton, Ore.

The team lost 7-1 to CU Reign in final final after going 3-0-1 in pool play.

The Maui players were Brandi Bautista, Kacy Navarro, Katie Smith, Kia Takamori-Tihada, Jordyn Smith, Chantel Martin, Ocean Dudoit, Maya Ryan, Aalilyah Times, Megan Jarviss, Leilani Lynch, Abigail Artates, Azita Rodriques and Kiana Vera, and the coaches were Belden Bautista, Joe Rod-riques and Rodney Kekona.


Johnston completes Ironman Canada

Becca Johnston of Lahaina finished 57th in the female 40-44 division of the Ironman Canada triathlon on July 27 in Whistler, British Columbia.

Johnston finished in 14 hours, 30 minutes, 51 seconds. She completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:25:56, the 112-mile bicycle leg in 7:35:32 and the marathon run in 5:21:26.


Munetake places 34th at Optimist tournament

Tyler Munetake of Wailuku tied for 34th place in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships that took place from July 24 to Tuesday at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Munetake recorded a 1-over-par 78 in the final round to finish at 13-over 301.

V Rattanaphiboonk of Thailand won the event, closing with a 74 for a 276 total.

Tyler also took second place in the long-drive contest with a 292-yard shot, two yards behind Nebraska’s Jeff Paschal.


Lose records ace at Wailea Old Blue

Jim Lose of Wailea recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Wailea Old Blue Course.

Lose aced the second hole, using an 8-iron for the 102-yard shot, which was witnessed by Bev Lose.


Mud bog race scheduled for Aug. 17

A mud bog race is scheduled for Aug. 17 at Paradise Speedway Maui in Puunene, starting at 9 a.m.

Spectator gates will open at 6 a.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

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Larry Libres event scheduled for Saturday

The 27th annual Larry Libres Fishing and Diving Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului.

Tako diving and oama fishing will start at 8 a.m. The oama competition will have two age divisions – 12-and-under and 13-and-over – and fish must be measured by 9:30 a.m.

Tako must be weighed by 10:30 a.m. All divers must have a partner.

The event has no entry fee, and registration starts at 7 a.m.


Kahili to host Kiwanis golf tournament

The second annual Kiwanis Club of Kahului Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu, with a 7 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee for a two-person team is $300, which also pays for entry into hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, a continental breakfast, greens fees, cart fees and an awards luncheon with prizes.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Pediatrics Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

For more information, call Richard Minatoya at 385-0088 or Lisa Varde at 242-2630.


Registration underway for marathon weekend

Entries are being accepted for next month’s JTB Maui Marathon and four other associated races.

The marathon, starting in Kahului and ending in Kaanapali, and the half-marathon, which starts and ends in Kaanapali, are scheduled for Sept. 21. The Hard Rock 10K, Maui Tacos 5K and Bubba Gump Front Street Mile are scheduled for Sept. 20, all in West Maui.

Entry can be completed at

Packet pick-up will take place at the Maui Marathon Health and Fitness Expo, scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

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Kekaulike High junior varsity football team is practicing

The King Kekaulike High School junior varsity football team is practicing Monday through Friday at King Kekaulike Stadium.

Any freshmen or sophomores interested in trying out for the team should contact coach David NeSmith at 344-4030.


Maui High taking applications for three coaching positions

Maui High School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 coaching positions in boys basketball, judo and boys volleyball.

To apply, call Athletic Director Michael Ban at 727-4102. The deadline is Aug. 8.


Elftman-Hanson sees round rained out at Junior PGA

Wailuku’s Ariel Elftman-Hanson remained tied for 60th after Thursday’s third round of the Junior PGA Championship at Bryan, Texas, was delayed by inclement weather.

Elftman-Hanson, a 2014 Baldwin High School graduate headed to Utah Valley University, is at 13-over 155 at Miramont Country Club.

Gordon Neale of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., leads at 6-under 136.