Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Munetake, Ishikawa to play college golf

Baldwin High School seniors Tyler Munetake and Kirsten Ishikawa signed letters of intent to play college golf last week – Munetake for the men’s team at Gonzaga, and Ishikawa for the women’s team at Eastern Washington.

Munetake, the Maui Interscholastic League’s reigning boys champion, was last year’s Manoa Cup stroke play co-medalist and won the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association Match Play Champion-ship in 2013.

“He hits the ball a long way and his length will serve him well at the collegiate level. His best golf is definitely still to come,” Gonzaga coach Robert Gray said in a statement.

Ishikawa was an MIL All-Star last season, and like Munetake is a Callaway Junior World Tournament qualifier.

“She’s a player who is used to playing year-round and will handle the transition to the multiseason college level with ease,” EWU coach Brenda Howe said on the school’s athletic website.

“She saw success on a national stage this past summer and I feel those experiences of playing in nationally ranked events away from home has moved her into a level of play that will be competitive in the Big Sky Conference.”


Swift aces No. 16 at Maui Country Club

Denis Swift of Spreckelsville recorded a hole-in-one at Maui Country Club on Wednesday.

Swift aced the 16th hole, using an 8-iron for the 105-yard shot, which was witnessed Steve Hargrove, Richard Anderson and Vince Steves.


Cortes earns conference honor

Valley City (N.D.) State Uni-versity senior kicker Thomas Cortes, a St. Anthony High School graduate, was named to the North Star Athletic Association first team last week.

Cortes was 8-for-12 on field goals this year and kicked a school-record 45 extra points on 51 attempts, also a Vikings record.

He holds the Valley City career records for field goals made (28) and attempted (42) and PAT kicks made (142) and attempted (159).


Softball tryouts scheduled for Dec. 6

Na Pua Ko girls fastpitch softball will concuct 14-and-under and 16-and-under tryouts Dec. 6 at Wells Park in Wailuku, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants should bring their own equipment.

For more information, email or call 281-7165.

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Hole-in-one recorded at Pukalani course

Gloria Urban of Cranbrook, British Columbia, recorded a hole-in-one Nov. 17 at Pukalani Country Club.

Urban aced the third hole, using a 6-hybrid for the 136-yard shot, which was witnessed by David Urban.


Kalama has 23 digs for Siena in win

Bobbi Lin Kalama of Wailuku had a match-high 23 digs for the Siena women’s volleyball team in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-12 win over Marist on Saturday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament final.

The Saints earned an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament – the bracket is to be announced Sunday.

Kalama, a Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate, is the team leader in digs this season, with 4.35 per set. The sophomore also has 155 total assists and 18 kills for the Saints (19-14).


Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K is Jan. 10

The Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 10 at Whalers Village in Kaanapali.

A youth sprint will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The entry fee is $35 for the 5K and $20 for the youth event.

Registration may be completed at

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Wrestling clinic slated for Saturday

Two-time NCAA wrestling champion David Taylor will be the head instructor at a clinic scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the gym at Baldwin High School in Wailuku.

Taylor had a career college record of 134-3 while helping Penn State to four NCAA team championships. He is a two-time winner of the Hodge Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top collegiate wrestler, and was the 2014 Big Ten male athlete of the year after winning all 34 of his matches.

The clinic is free, but all participants must have a current USA Wrestling card. Memberships can be renewed online at or at the clinic from 8 to 8:30 a.m. for $15.

For more information, call Malakai Panuve at 268-0341.


Maui Prep to host Turkey Run on Tuesday

Maui Preparatory Academy’s 1.2-mile Turkey Run is scheduled for Tuesday at the school’s Napili campus, starting at 3:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 3 p.m.

The event is open to all ages, but students in the 3rd grade and below are required to run with a least one adult, and all youths need a waiver with a parent signature. Participants must bring two cans of food to donate to the Maui Food Bank.

For more information, email Keenan Reader at


Hyundai tickets available at discount

A discount is being offered through Dec. 19 on weeklong tickets for the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Cham-pions, scheduled for Jan. 9-12 at the Kapalua Plantation Course.

Two tickets for admission for all four rounds can be purchased for $135 at pgatour.

com/Hyundai. The price after Dec. 19 will be $170.


Anderson aces No. 16 at Wailea Gold

John R. Anderson of Kihei recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Wailea Gold Course.

Anderson aced the 16th hole, using a 9-iron for the 144-yard shot witnessed by Ben Baker and Dick Davey.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Volleyball workouts slated for next week

Hawaiian Style Volleyball Club workouts are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. each day, at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku.

For more information, go to, email or call 269-4907.


Maui Invitational tickets still available

Tickets for the EA Sports Maui Invitational men’s college basketball tournament will be available for purchase at the Lahaina Civic Center box office Nov. 21-23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and on the three days games are scheduled, Nov. 24-26, from 8 a.m. until the end of each day’s last game.

Tickets can also be purchased by phone during those times by calling 667-3865.

This year’s field has Chaminade, San Diego State, Pittsburgh, Brigham Young, Missouri, Kansas State, Arizona and Purdue.

General admission tickets for any one of the four first-round games, or for the third-place game, will cost $60 each. Tickets for either of the second-day consolation games, or for the fifth-place game or seventh-place game, will cost $25 each. Tickets for either semifinal or the championship game will cost $85 each. All-day reserved seats will cost $200 per day.


Lahainaluna seeks baseball coach

Lahainaluna High School is accepting applications for its baseball coach opening.

Resumes can be mailed to athletic director Scott Soldwisch at Lahainaluna High School, 980 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, 96761.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 21.

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Volleyball league schedules tryouts

The Maui Juniors Volleyball Club will conduct final tryouts for boys 12 and under, girls 12 and girls 14 teams from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Seabury Hall in Olinda.

Tryouts for the girls 15-16 and 17-18 teams are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Kamehameha Maui in Pukalani.

For more information, go to or call Bala Spencer at 256-5746.


Flag football teams being accepted

CrossFit Maui’s 17th annual seven-on-seven flag football league will accept the first 11 teams to register.

Games are scheduled to begin Dec. 13.

For more information, call Danny Crowell at 870-4422.


Simpson aces No. 9 at Wailea Old Blue

David Simpson of Livonia, Mich., recorded a hole-in-one Friday at the Wailea Old Blue Course.

Simpson aced the 9th hole, using a 7-iron for the 161-yard shot, which was witnessed by Anne Pawlak.