Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Kihei boxer headed to Ringside tournament

Kawaikapuokaainahou Duldulao Kahoohanohano of Kihei will be representing Southside Boxing Club of Maui at next week’s 15th annual Ringside World Championship Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The event, dubbed the largest amateur boxing tournament in the world, will feature 1,500 boxers from around the globe in 1,000 bouts over four days at the Independence Events Center. Competition starts Wednesday.

Duldulao Kahoohanohano, a 17-year-old senior-to-be at Kamehameha Schools Maui, will be traveling with coach Nante Manangan, who was recently appointed the Hawaii state boxing commissioner.


Maui victorious in Pony West Zone opener

The Maui Pony (13-14) All-Stars beat San Bernardino, Calif., 3-0 in the opener of the Pony West Zone Tournament in Los Alamitos, Calif., on Thursday.

Kaipo Haole pitched a complete-game seven-hitter for Maui, allowing no walks and striking out five.

“He played with a lot of scrap today – he basically gave it all he had, he spaced out all the hits, and the defense did the job behind him,” Maui manager Chad Saki said.

Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa led Maui’s six-hit attack with two doubles and an RBI.

Maui plays Scottsdale, Ariz., today in the eight-team double-elimination tournament.

Also Thursday, the Maui Mustang (9-10) All-Stars won their opener in the Mustang West Zone Tournament at the same complex, 9-2 over Mid Valley, Calif. The Maui Mustangs will play Bel Pasi, Calif. today.


Hendrickson into third round at U.S. Open

Tanner Hendrickson of Haiku placed second in his second-round heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Thursday, putting him into the third round of the World Surf League qualifying series event at Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hendrickson posted a two-wave score of 12.07 to finish behind New Zealand’s Billy Stairmand (13.10) and ahead of California’s Dane Reynolds (11.83) and Oahu’s Joshua Moniz (10.67).

In the third round, Hendrickson will face Australia’s Dion Atkinson and California’s Kolohe Andino.

Napili’s Granger Larsen bowed out in the second round after placing third in a high-scoring heat. His score of 15.20 wasn’t good enough to surpass Brazil’s Filipe Toledo (18.20) and South Africa’s Beyrick DeVries (16.54). Brazil’s Caio Ibelli (13.87) finished fourth.


Duarte places sixth at CrossFit Games

Allen Duarte, a two-time state pole vault champion and a 34-year pole vault coach for St. Anthony High School, finished sixth in the men’s 50-54 age division at the Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, Calif., that were held July 21-26.

Duarte, who is a battalion chief for the Maui County Fire Department, compiled 494 points, 118 behind winner Joe Ames of Norwood, Mass. Duarte moved up to sixth place with a win in the seventh and final event, called Amanda, that consisted of descending repetition sets of muscle-ups and squat snatches.

Duarte also finished second in his division in the Double Hanger event that consists of three rounds of 100 double-unders and seven power hang power clean and jerks. His best other finish was fourth in the Long Chipper, an event that consists of a 1,000-meter run and two sets of 25 ground-to-shoulders, 25 box jump-overs, and 25 chest-to-bar pull-ups, with 50 wall-ball shots in between.

Duarte finished seventh in the 50-54 division last year.


MJGA golfers qualify for regionals

Four Maui Junior Golf Association members have qualified for the PGA Putt, Chip and Drive regional championship.

Puniawa Kuloloio Vedder and Caleb Chumley (boys 12-13), Summer Wong (girls 12-13) and Maile Wong (girls 7-9) earned their spots with their play at the sub-regional held at Ko Olina Golf Course on Oahu on July 18.

The regional championship is set for Sept. 19 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.


Sabers bowling team tryouts scheduled

Tryouts for the Maui High School bowling team are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8, 10 and 15 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku.

Athletes will need a current medical physical and a completed parental consent form.

For more information, call coach Phyllis Kobayashi at 344-3073.

Valley Isle Sports In Brief

Schweitzer takes second place in Italy

Zane Schweitzer of Lahaina finished second in the long-distance portion of the Waterman League’s Italia Surf Expo World SUP Challenge on Saturday in Rome.

Schweitzer finished behind Casper Steinfath of Denmark, who comes into this final weekend of the three-stop European Cup atop the standings. Schweitzer, the defending European Cup champion, is currently in third.

The World Series Sprints conclude competition today.

Manuia soccer tryouts set for Saturday

Tryouts for Manuia Soccer are scheduled for Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eddie Tam middle fields in Makawao.

Tryouts are open to boys ages 7-12 and girls ages 9-12.

Discount card benefits St. Anthony athletics

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School is selling discount cards to help raise funds for its athletic department.

With the support of nearly 50 businesses, the $10 “Gold Card” features discounts at a variety of local restaurants, specialty stores, supermarkets and bakeries. In addition, it offers special rates for services such as haircuts, painting, photography and driver’s education.

Funds raised will go toward the needs of the Trojans’ teams, including uniforms, sports equipment and travel.

To purchase a card, call Ruth Ann DePonte at 244-4190, ext. 228, or email

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui Big Leaguers end pool play undefeated

The Maui Big League (17-18) All-Stars finished a 4-0 run through pool play at the Western Regional in Bremerton, Wash., on Thursday with a 16-0, five-inning win over Diamondback Little League of Phoenix.

The victory clinched the top seed in today’s semifinals. Maui outscored its pool opponents 45-2.

The Valley Isle nine will play fourth-seeded Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the semifinals today – Maui beat the Southern California champions 1-0 in 10 innings on Wednesday.

The regional champion advances to the Big League World Series in Easley, S.C., beginning Tuesday. Thousand Oaks has ended Maui’s run in the regional semifinals in 2013 and in the final last season.

Maui scored nine runs in the first inning against Phoenix and rolled to its third mercy-rule victory.

Lane Kashiwamura and Colby Tam each had two hits as part of Maui’s 12-hit attack. Callen Beeson scored three times, giving him nine runs in the tournament.

Shadd Santos and Colby Tam combined for the shutout.


Maui Senior League All-Stars rally for win

The Maui Senior League (15-16) All-Stars outlasted Oakland, Calif., 15-9 Thursday at the West Regional in Ontario, Calif. The victory moved Maui to 3-0 in pool play and clinched a spot in the semifinals set for Sunday.

Orion Miyasato-Farias led a 15-hit attack for Maui with a 4-for-4 day that included two runs and two RBIs, Kao Mindoro was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and four RBIs, Nigel Mayfield was 3-for-4 with four runs and Sale Ioakimi was 2-for-3 with two runs and a three-run triple in a six-run fourth. Kaipo Paschoal had a double and three RBIs.

Maui trailed 3-1 through two innings but tied the score in the top of the third and took a 9-3 lead with the uprising in the fourth. Oakland got within 11-9 before Maui put the game out of reach with a four-run seventh.

Logan Cabrera picked up the win on the mound in relief.

Maui, the defending regional champion, finishes pool play Saturday against Nogales (Ariz.) National. The West winner advances to the Senior League World Series, Aug. 2-8 in Bangor, Maine.


BBB Benefit golf tourney set for Aug. 16

Applications are now being accepted for the 33rd annual Baldwin Basketball Backers Benefit Golf Tournament, set for Aug. 16 at Waiehu Muni-cipal Golf Course.

The $180-per-team entry fee includes cart, prizes and an awards luncheon.

Prizes include golf equipment, as well as special prizes on each par-3 hole and a chance to win a 2015 Toyota Corolla.

Entry forms can be obtained at most local golf course pro shops.


Keiki fishing tourney scheduled for Sept. 27

The seventh annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 27 at the Kaanapali Golf Courses pond.

The tag-and-release tournament, set for 7:30-9 a.m., is open to youth ages 2-18. Registration is $20 and includes an event T-shirt. The event benefits Maui United Way.

The deadline to register is Aug. 17, or when the 600-participant cap is met, whichever comes first.

Registration forms are available at the Maui Electric customer service lobby, New Maui Fishing Supply, Maui Sporting Goods, Kaanapali Golf Courses logo shop and online at

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui Big Leaguers roll to another huge win The Maui Big League

(17-18) All-Stars won their second game in two tries via the 10-run mercy rule at the Western Regional in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday, defeating the Northern California champions from San Jose 12-2 in five innings.

Callen Beeson was 3-for-4 with two runs scored on Tuesday. He is 6-for-7 with six runs scored so far in the tournament from his leadoff spot. Lane Kashiwamura, Chazz Ishika-wa, Shadd Santos and Joshua Nobriga were all 2-for-3 as Maui pounded out 14 hits.

Parker Maxwell threw 59 pitches while allowing no hits in 3 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked none. Beeson finished the one-hitter for Maui. Maxwell is eligible to return to the mound after two days’ rest – he will be available for the semifinals if Maui advances that far.

Maui faces Thousand Oaks, Calif., today and Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday to finish pool play. Thousand Oaks has beaten Maui in the semifinals and final in the last two seasons.

The semifinals are Friday and the championship game is Saturday. The regional champion advances to the Big League World Series in Easley, S.C., July 28 through Aug. 4.


‘Juniors Play Free’ at Kaanapali Kai

The annual “Juniors Play Free – Bring the Ohana” program is back at the Kaanapali Golf Courses through Aug. 31.

The promotion offers junior golfers (age 7-17) who are accompanied by a paying adult the opportunity to play or ride for free on the Kaanapali Kai course.

Juniors can play from the fun and colorful “keiki” tees, which measure a junior-friendly 2,459 yards.

For more information, visit or call 661-3691.


Baldwin bowling team tryouts set for Aug. 3

Tryouts for the Baldwin High School boys and girls bowling teams will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku.

Those wanting to try out must have their parental permission forms and physical forms filled out prior to the tryout.

For more information, call girls coach Ryan Hedani at 344-1168 or boys coach James Palafox at 298-1390.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui All-Star teams win regional openers

The Maui Big League (17-18) All-Stars beat the Washington state champion 16-0 in five innings on Monday in the opener of the Big League Western Regional in Bremerton, Wash.

Linden Kanamu needed just 44 pitches to get through four innings and Jacob Tiu pitched the final inning with less than 30.

“We couldn’t have scripted this anything any better if we had thought about it – we got out of the first inning with seven pitches, which was a really good start, and then the bottom half of the inning we scored eight runs,” Maui manager Steve Leis said. “We were hitting the heck out of the ball.”

Callen Beeson was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and four stolen bases, while Makana Victorine was 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and four RBIs. Maui had 15 hits on the day.

Maui plays Northern California today.

In Ontario, Calif., the Maui Senior League (15-16) All-Stars won their opener at the Western Regional on Monday, 14-5 over Ruby Mountain, the Nevada state champions.

Kao Mindoro, Kaipo Paschoal, Orion Miyasato-Farias and Logan Cabrera were all 3-for-5 at the plate for Maui. Paschoal knocked in two runs and Mindoro one. Mindoro and Miyasato-Farias each had a triple, while Paschoal smacked two doubles.

Maui has today off and plays Lewis River, Wash., on Wednesday.


Maui United girls win title at Albion Cup

The Maui United girls under-15 team won its division at the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase on Monday in San Diego.

Kyanna Torres-Kaiwi and Gabby Bugtong each scored a goal as Maui United defeated IE Surf (Calif.) 2-0 in the championship match.

Other members of the Maui United team were Ashlen Grasso, Kaylcie Gaoiran, Kalena Pfaeltzer, Hailee Sanchez, Melia Bonofiglio, Malie Kuia, Marea Lee, Dominique Turner, Nicole Daniels, Kyra Cambra, Marissa Ramirez, Dzana Alibegic, Shea Watanabe, Taryn Pacheco, Ashley Dando and Saydee Bacdad, with head coach Gabriel Sarraude and assistant Anthony Barboza.

Also Monday, the Maui United U14 boys lost to Olympiacos (Ill.) 2-0 in the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup super-group finals.


Cabunoc aces No. 5 at Waiehu Golf Course

Shannon Cabunoc of Kahului made a hole-in-one Friday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Cabunoc aced the 230-yard fifth hole using a 3-wood. Witnesses were Daniel Pagaduan, Lot Kaluau and Steve Bingham.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui United teams to play for championships

The Maui United boys under-14 team advanced to today’s super-group championship match at the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup in Westfield, Ind.

Maui United earned its spot in the final against Olympiacos (Ill.) after defeating Manhattan (N.Y.) 3-1 on Sunday to finish atop its pool at 2-1-0. Riley Patterson had two goals and Kawika Kelii also scored for Maui United.

In the boys U16 division, Maui United lost 2-0 to BW Gottschee Pre-Academy to finish the tournament 0-3-0.

In San Diego, the Maui United girls U15 team will play for championship at the Albion Cup after defeating Milan Academy (Calif.) 3-1 to win its pool.


Awai-Dickson places 19th at nationals

Kanoa Awai-Dickson of Kula finished 19th in steer wrestling at the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Dickson qualified for the championship round by placing 13th in the preliminaries with an average of 25.28 seconds. He missed his steer in the final.

Dickson also competed in tie-down roping, but did not reach the final, which is limited to the top 20 in prelims.

Dickson, a two-time Hawaii High School Rodeo Association All-Around Cowboy who graduated from King Kekau-like High School this year, will compete this week as an amateur in a professional event in Nebraska.


Valley Isle swimmers pick up more golds

Rylie Lopez of Island Aquatics took first place in three events Saturday during the state age-group swimming championships at Central Oahu Regional Park, and Devin Alejado of Hawaii Swim Club also claimed three gold medals.

Competing in the girls 11-12 division, Lopez won the 100-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 1.47 seconds, the 400 freestyle in 4:42.60 and the 200 butterfly in 2:34.52.

Lopez brought her gold-medal total to five with one day left in the meet, which began Thursday.

Alejado’s gold-medal total in the boys 11-12 division reached seven after he won the 50 backstroke (30.65) and 100 freestyle (59.76), and joined Vincent McNabb, Aaren Orquia and Aaron Saito for a winning time of 2:14.48 in the 200 medley relay.

McNabb won his third relay gold of the meet. Orquia and Saito each have two.

Mathew Iverson of Lahaina Swim Club won his second and third titles, in the boys 10-and-under 50 backstroke (38.01) and 100 freestyle (1:10.56).

Hawaii Swim Club’s Jordynn Brown won the girls 11-12 50 backstroke in 32.59, upping her gold-medal count to four.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Hawaii Swim Club claims two state golds

Hawaii Swim Club claimed two gold medals Thursday as competition began in the state age-group championships at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Jasmine O’Brien finished first the girls 13-14 1,500-meter freestyle with a time of 18 minutes, 18.03 seconds, and the boys 11-12 400 free-style relay team of Vincent McNabb, Aaron Saito, Blaise Swartwood and Devin Alejado had a winning time of 4:23.42.

Rylie Lopez of Island Aquatics was the girls 11-12 400 individual medley champion in 5:21.90.

The meet is scheduled to run through Sunday.


Maui United opens with loss at National Cup

Maui United lost 7-0 to FC Golden State on Friday in the opening match of boys under-16 super division play in the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup in Westfield, Ind.

Maui United is to continue pool play today with a match against Maryland’s Pro Soccer Academy.

Maui United also has a team in the boys under-14 super division that is scheduled to play twice today, first against Central Washington Soccer Academy and then against Minnesota TwinStars Academy.


Maui Open scheduled for Aug. 8-9 at Dunes

The Maui Open golf tournament is scheduled for Aug. 8-9 at The Dunes at Maui Lani in Kahului.

The registration fees are $225 for professionals affiliated with the Aloha Section PGA, $250 for other professionals and $175 for amateurs. The fees also pay for entry to a reception, and the entry deadline is July 31.

For more information, call Garrett Okamura at 276-3859 or The Dunes pro shop at 873-0422.


Credit Unions of Maui golf event on Aug. 30

The Credit Unions of Maui Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 30 at Kahili Golf Course, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The registration fee for the two-person modified scramble is $150, which also pays for entry to a luncheon, use of a cart and eligibility for prizes. Participants who register by July 31 will be eligible for an additional drawing, and the final registration deadline is Aug. 21. Forms can be downloaded at

Proceeds will benefit the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

For more information, call Kelly Tobita at 242-2997.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Mendes Ranch to host obstacle challenge

The Ikaika Nui Extreme Obstacle Challenge is scheduled for Aug. 2 at Mendes Ranch in Kahakuloa.

The 2.5-mile event will have timed and untimed divisions. The entry fee for the timed event is $60 per person. For the untimed event, the fees are $50 per person taking part individually, and $45 per person for teams of four to eight members. The fee for a 1-mile keiki event is $30. The event is also seeking sponsors.

Registration can be completed at


Adventure Fest scheduled for Aug. 22

The Xterra Adventure Fest Maui – which will have an off-road triathlon and trail runs – is scheduled for Aug. 22 in West Maui.

The entry fees are $125 per person for the triathlon, $50 per person for the triathlon relay, $40 for the 10-kilometer run, $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 2K.

Registration can be completed at


Run and Walk for the Whales on Jan. 30

The Run and Walk for the Whales – which will have a half marathon, 10-kilometer run, 5K run and 2.5-mile walk – is scheduled for Jan. 30, starting and ending at the Maalaea Harbor Shops.

The entry fees until Aug. 31 are $45 for the half-marathon, $40 for the 10K, $35 for the 5K and $20 for the walk.

For more information, contact the Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1 or email

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Hana Pa’a fishing tourney set for July 25

The Maui Trailer Boat Club’s 31st annual Hana Pa’a fishing tournament is scheduled for July 25.

Applications are available at New Maui Fishing Supply and Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku, and

For more information, call 250-7687.


Maui Spikefest to be held July 17-19

The inaugural Maui Spikefest grass volleyball tournament is scheduled for July 17-19 at Kalama Park in Kihei.

The entry fees are $100 per team for five-on-five coed teams, and $60 per team for three-on-three men’s and women’s teams.

For more information, go to or call Lisa Spencer at 256-6316.


Miyamoto named All-American Scholar

Eastern Washington University freshman Kimberlie Miya-moto was named an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Collegiate Golf Coaches Association on Monday.

The Baldwin High School graduate had an 80.6 average in 28 rounds in the 2014 fall and 2015 spring seasons, tied for third on the team, with a low of 74. She was a qualifier for the Big Sky championship.

The award recognizes golfers with a grade-point average of at least 3.50 who have appeared in 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Henry earns gold medal at Australian Open

Camryn Henry of Kiffmann Taekwondo Maui won the gold medal in the 68-kilogram junior division at the Australian Open taekwondo tournament that took place Friday to Sunday in Melbourne.

Henry claimed the title with a 7-6 victory over Honestly Morete of New Zealand. In the semifinal round, Henry won 12-4 over Australia’s Lelsey Cavey.

The event was G2-rated, meaning it provided qualifying points for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


Canadian golfer aces No. 12 at Maui Nui

Shawn Hokanson of Vancouver, British Columbia, recorded a hole-in-one Tuesday at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei.

Hokanson aced the 12th hole, using an 8-iron for the 174-yard shot, which was witnessed by Rob Town and Mike Turlish.


Baldwin bowling tryouts scheduled for Aug. 2

Tryouts for the Baldwin High School girls and boys bowling teams will begin at

3 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku.

Parental permission forms and physical forms must be completed before trying out.

For more information, contact girls coach Ryan Hedani at 344-1168 or boys coach James Palafox at 298-1390.

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Okamura finishes in tie for 68th place

Garrett Okamura finished in a tie for 68th place at the PGA Professional National Championship on Wednesday, closing with a 6-over-par 76 at Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon course for a 13-over total of 295.

Okamura, a professional at The Dunes at Maui Lani, bogeyed five of the first six holes on the back nine and finished the round with eight bogeys and two birdies. Okamura was playing his third straight round at Wissahickon after opening at Milita Hill.

Matt Dobyns of New York won the event, finishing at 279 after a final-round 70.

The top 20 finishers earned spots in next month’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.


Hendrickson eliminated from Ballito Pro

Tanner Hendrickson of Haiku finished third in his second-round heat at the Ballito Pro on Wednesday at Bathers Beach in KwaDukuza, South Africa, and was eliminated from the World Surf League qualifying series event.

Hendrickson had a score of 10.80, finishing behind France’s Joan Duru (15.00) and Oahu’s Keanu Asing (14.94). Tomas Fernandes (10.74) of Portugal was fourth.

Hendrickson was the only Maui County surfer to get past the first round.


Kahului golfer picks up another HSJGA title

Reese Guzman of Kahului won her third Hawaii State Junior Golf Association title in three months Tuesday, topping the girls 13-14 division at the Dave & Buster’s Junior Classic at Pearl Country Club on Oahu.

Guzman closed with a 79 for a 156 total, one shot better than Honolulu’s Miki Manta (80).

Guzman added the title to victories at Kahili Golf Course in late March and on the Big Island’s Waikoloa Village Course in April.

Justin Ngan of Wailuku was the boys 15-18 runner-up, finishing at 139 after a second-round 69. Jun Ho Won of Honolulu won by seven shots after closing with a 67.

Justin Arcano (76) of Wailuku tied for 10th at 148, Noah Miller (76) of Kahului tied for 15th at 153 and John Kaylan Dumo (81) of Wailuku tied for 19th at 155. Wailuku’s Nathaniel Idica shot 78 for a 157 total, and Ryan Chang of Wailuku finished at 164 after a second-round 77.

In the girls 15-18 division, Jasmine Cabajar of Wailuku tied for seventh at 157, closing with an 80. Mililani’s Mari Nishiura (75) won with a 146.