Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

All-comers track meets set to begin today

All-comers track and field meets are scheduled for today, as well as June 3 and June 10, at Yamamoto Track & Field Facility in Wailuku.

The meets will comprise races from 100 to 800 meters as well as 1 mile, in addition to a 400 relay and long jump.

For more information, call 280-5801.


Nelson, Kobel record aces at Maui Nui

Two holes-in-one were recorded this week at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei.

PGA professional Kirk Nelson of Kihei aced the 17th hole Monday, using a wedge for the 121-yard shot. His 11th lifetime hole-in-one was witnessed by Rick Pounds, Dean Sturman and Keith Anderson.

Kihei’s Ryan Kobel aced No. 14 on Wednesday. He used an 8-iron for the 129-yard shot, and Billy McKee was the witness.


Realtors scholarship golf tournament set

The 15th annual Realtors Presidential Scholarship Golf Event is scheduled for June 4 at the Wailea Old Blue Course, with check-in at 6:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

Registration can be completed at Entry forms can also be obtained by contacting Claudia Bustamente at or 270-4647.

The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $140 per person, which also pays for greens fees, use of a cart, lunch and eligibility for prizes – including a BMW vehicle offered in the hole-in-one contest. Registration will close at noon Wednesday.

Tickets to the awards lunchecon for nonplayers are $40.


Na Alii football training to begin in June

Summer training for King Kekaulike High School varsity and junior varsity fooball will take place June 6 to July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. each day, at King Kekaulike Stadium in Pukalani.

For more information, contract Tyson Valle at 281-8468 or for the varsity team, or Jon Alamillo at 357-4194 or for the junior varsity.

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Tom, Allen, Adolpho to be at Molokai clinic

Former Olympian Logan Tom and former University of Hawaii players Allen Allen and Kalei Adolpho will offer instruction at a free volleyball clinic scheduled for June 23-24 on Molokai.

The clinic, for youths 6-18 years old, will take place at “The Barn” in Hoolehua.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Matt Helm or Nichol Helm Kahale at or 658-9963.


Special-needs surf camp set for June 10

TheraSurf will conduct a free surfing camp for special-needs youths from noon to 5 p.m. on June 10 at Launiopoko Beach Park in Lahaina.

Lunch will be provided for participants and their families.

A fundraising concert is scheduled for 9-11 p.m. on June 11 at Kimo’s restaurant in Lahaina. The event will have a $5 cover charge, and a silent auction and raffle are planned.

For more information, go to


Pop Warner team registration May 25

The Wailuku Rainbows Varsity Pop Warner team will conduct registration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on May 25 at Wells Park.

Youths 12-14 years old who reside in the league’s Wailuku district are eligible. The fee is $85.

For more information, email

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Baxter wins SUP race at Waterman opener

Connor Baxter of Pukalani won the distance race of the stand-up paddling Victoria Cup at Zushi Beach in Hayama, Japan, on Friday, giving him the lead halfway through the opening event of the Waterman League World Series season.

Baxter, the 2014 series champion, covered the four-lap, 10-kilometer course in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

Michael Booth of Australia was second in 1:03:49. Spreckelsville’s Kai Lenny, winner of seven Waterman League season titles, was fourth in 1:04:23.

The sprint races are scheduled for today.


Weiss helps crews to victory in Australia

Vanessa Weiss of Kihei earned two gold medals Wednesday at the International Vaa Federation World Sprints in Kawana, Australia.

Weiss helped the combined team of Island Masters and Anuenue Canoe Club win the women’s double-hull 60-and-over division title, completing the 500-meter race in a time of 2 minutes, 17:31 seconds. Island Masters and Anuenue then took first place in the 50-and-over division in 2:13:70 – Kihei and Lanikai combined for a tie for third in that race in 2:14:96.


Suh places 18th at national championship

Amy Suh of Maui’s Hawaii Performance Athletics tied for 18th in the women’s 63-kilogram division at the USA Weightlifting national championships that took place from May 5 to Sunday at the Rampton Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Suh had a 81-kilogram snatch and 94-kilogram clean and jerk for a total of 175.

Mary Peck won with a total of 208.

Hawaii Performance Athletics’ Jaymen Luna had a personal record of 104 kilograms in the snatch in the men’s 69-kilogram division.

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All-sport combine scheduled for Saturday

Hawaii Speed & Quickness and GPA Football will conduct the Maui All Sport Combine, for youths entering 7th to 12th grades in the fall, from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Sue Cooley Stadium on the Lahainaluna High School campus.

The fee is $5 and registration starts at 7:30 a.m. All of the proceeds will go to the Lahainaluna athletic department.

“Sometimes all kids need is an opportunity,” said Hawaii Speed & Quickness founder Rich Miano. “If it’s priced right, it’s made available to everybody, that’s big.”

Drills at the clinic will include the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, long jump, agility shuttle and long shuttle.

“This is basically not only for colleges, but also for them to know where they are at,” said Miano, who will be joined by Chad Ikei in running the combine. “I think the instruction of how to do the drill is just as important as the actual drill. The key to this is to show them what they should be working on.”


Maui paddlers earn gold at World Sprints

Hawaiian and Kihei canoe clubs led crews to a sweep of the top two spots at the International Vaa Federation World Sprints women’s 70-and-over 12-person double-hull race Tuesday in Kawana, Australia, and Kihei paddlers were part of the winning men’s crew.

Hawaiian joined with Kea-hiakahoe of Oahu to win the women’s 500-meter race in 2 minutes, 39.05 seconds. Kihei and Anuenue of Oahu were second in 2:42:59.

Paddlers from Maui and Outrigger of Oahu won the men’s race in 2:08:33.

Hawaiian’s women’s paddlers were Sally Ann Delos Reyes, Aulani Takatsuka, Mary Akiona, Kekoa Enomoto and Donna Neuhart. Kihei’s members were Joy Nelson, Audrey Quinn, Renee Riley, Bebe Ferrari and Diane Wetzel.

“It was worth all the work and training,” Akiona said. “We couldn’t have done it without our coach, Ozzie Clarke.”

The men’s paddlers from Maui were Don Lee, Bob Getzen, Ken Pearsall, John Wetzel, Keoki Souza and Dan Holland.


Multiple cheer teams place in top 10

A team from Hawaii All-Stars cheerleading finished fifth in the Division 1 Summit that took place April 30 and May 1 in Orlando, Fla., and the Maui Cheer Allstars placed 10th in the Division 2 Summit in Tampa.

In Division I, the Hawaii All-Stars Senior Level 2 Lady K-Hoss team placed fifth in its division. The Level 4 and Restricted 5 teams placed sixth in their divisions and the Junior Level 2 team, in its first year of competition, placed 19th.

In Division 2 – in its inaugural year, for programs with under 125 athletes – the Maui team advanced from a field of 23 into the final 15, then finished 10th.

“We went up against some of the nation’s best in our division level, and the climb to make it to top 10 was an amazing journey,” said Maui Cheer Allstars owner and co-director Marilyn Valencia.

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Baldwin to host jiu-jitsu event today

The Maui Spring Open Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament is scheduled for today at Baldwin High School’s Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku.

Weigh-ins start at 8:30 a.m., and matches will follow.

The event is part of the Hawaii Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Lefai aces No. 16 at Waiehu

Antonio Lefai of Lahaina recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Lefai aced the 16th hole, using a pitching wedge for the 166-yard shot, which was witnessed by Tau Panic.


Flag football sign-ups scheduled for today

Registration for Upcountry NFL Flag Football is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Kulamalu Field in Kula.

The entry fee for flag football, for prekindergarten students to 12th graders, is $100. The entry fee for cheerleading, for prekindergarten students to 5th graders, is $50. Discounts are available for households with multiple participants.

The season is scheduled for Aug. 1 to Nov. 30.

For more information, call 264-1949.


Aloha Volleyball to have summer club matches

Aloha Volleyball is accepting registration for its Upcountry summer beach club for players 8-18 years old.

The cost is $400 for the full season, or $85 per week.

For more information, go to


Hana High School seeks coaches

Hana High School is seeking head coaches for girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country and boys and girls air riflery.

Resumes must be submitted to acting athletic director Bridget Kaiwi by Friday.

For more information, contact Kaiwi at or 856-1551.


Lahainaluna athletic banquet set for May 19

The Lahainaluna High School athletic banquet and awards presentation is scheduled for May 19 at the school’s Hale Paina.

Tickets cost $15, and can be purchased with cash only at the school’s main office.

For more information, call the athletic office at 662-3979, ext. 324 or the school office at 662-3979.

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Flag football league accepting players

The Maui Flag Football League is accepting registration from players in kindergarten through 12th grade for games scheduled for June 4 to July 30.

The league will have Kahului, Kihei, Wailuku, Upcountry and Lahaina districts.

For more information, email


Maui High football sets summer training

Maui High School’s football summer strength and conditioning for incoming freshmen and transfer students will begin on June 6 at 3:15 p.m. in the weight room at the school in Kahului and take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A completed current physical form and consent form are required to participate. The forms can be downloaded by clicking on the “Athletics” link at

For more information, call 727-4095.


BasketballMaui camps scheduled for June

BasketballMaui’s Next Level Camps, for boys and girls ages 7-18, are scheduled for June 20-24 in Central Maui and Lahaina locations.

Registration can be completed at

For more information, email