Valley Isle Sports / In Brief
Kaiwi, Patterson earn USA Taekwondo medals
Ka’ale Mailou Kaiwi of Kiffmann’s Maui Elite Taekwondo won a silver medal in the boys 8-9 black-belt middleweight sparring division of the USA Taekwondo national championships that took place from June 29 to July 6 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, and Anisha Patterson earned a girls 15-17 junior black-belt bronze.
Kaiwi won three consecutive matches before a loss in the final. He opened with a 14-4 victory over Christopher Flores of New York, then won 18-8 over Texas’ Horacio Ibarra-Sayas before a sudden-victory win over California’s Christian Doucet in the semifinals. Redrick Jaden Sambrano of California won 13-6 in the title match.
Three other Kiffmann black belts went 1-1 — Miles Kiffmann (world class men’s 18-32 featherweight), Lydia Tan (girls 10-11 finweight) and Jericho San Agustin (world class boys 12-14 bantamweight).
Lee takes title at HSJGA event
Chad Lee of Wailuku won the boys 15-18 title in a Hawaii State Junior Golf Association All-Ages Junior Tour Series event Wednesday at Honolulu Country Club.
Lee closed with a 1-over-par 73 for a 3-over total of 147.
Jordan Terada (76) of Kahului finished second, seven shots back.
Jaelin Ishikawa of Pukalani was the runner-up in the girls 15-18 division — she shot 80 in the second round to finish at 157. Kelsey Ota of Oahu carded a 77 for a 154 total.
Adventure Fest trail runs set for Aug. 19
The Xterra Adventure Fest Maui trail runs are scheduled for 8 a.m. on Aug. 19 in the area near D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Lahaina.
Adult trails will be 5 and 10 kilometers, and a keiki 2K course is also offered.
The entry fees until the end of July are $50 for the 10K, $40 for the 5K and $20 for the 2K. Prices for the 10K and 2K will each increase by $5 on Aug. 1. Relay teams for the 5K can enter for $50 per person until July 31, and for $60 after that date.
Registration can be completed at tinyurl.com/yd22a4am.
King Kekaulike football practices scheduled
Practices for the King Kekaulike High School varsity and junior varsity football teams are scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays at the school’s baseball field in Pukalani, beginning Monday.
A current physical and consent form must be turned in before participating.
For more information, call Tyson Valle at 281-8468 or Dennis Dias at 740-3771.
Baldwin football practice starts Monday
The first practice for the Baldwin High School varsity and junior varsity football teams is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Monday at the school’s upper field in Wailuku.
A current athletic physical and assumption-of-risk form are required to participate.
For more information, call 727-3180.