Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Tristin Asio (right) and Hunter Devlin battle for the ball during the Maui Futsal Project tournament on Sunday at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. -- TRISHA KAPUAALA photo

Futsal tourney helps Maui Food Bank

A team from King Kekaulike High School won the Maui Futsal Project tournament on Sunday at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku.

The tournament, which drew six teams totaling 40 players, was the senior project of Maui High student Chai Cortez, who recently signed a scholarship agreement to play soccer at the University of Oregon.

The tournament raised more than 430 cans of food for the Maui Food Bank.

“One of my goals is to always give back to the community that has supported me through my journey and continue to mentor youth players,” Cortez wrote in an email. “It is such an awesome feeling to be able to give back to the community through such a great sport.”

Angelo Deloso-Flocco (center) tries to control the ball against Devlin. -- TRISHA KAPUAALA photo

The winning team comprised King Kekaulike students Zakariya Woolley, Cade Taniguchi, Mia Rose Daly, Jerycho Medeiros and Jericho Lara, and Kamehameha Maui’s Ilihia Keawekane.

The runner-up team consisted of Baldwin students: Camille Kimito, Hayden Hawes, Diego Roman, Kassie Inouye and Kaylcie Gaoiran.


Maui Style Wrestling practices begin

Practices have started or are about to start for various Maui Style Wrestling clubs around the county.

Kawika Kelii looks to get past Devlin. -- TRISHA KAPUAALA photo

The season starts March 31 at Hana.

Hana Takedown Club, 808 Wrestling, Hanaloa School of Jiu Jitsu, the Kihei Maulers and Maui Tiger Style have started practices. Practice schedules are as follows:

Hana, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15-3:30 p.m. at Hana High School gym (contact: Ryan Uchiyama, 248-8329).

808 Wrestling, Mondays-Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. at Kahului Jodo Mission (contact: Lei Flores, 268-4740).

Hanaloa, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. at 261 Hookahi St., Wailuku (contact: Steven Chang, 281-3189).

Kihei, Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Kamalii Elementary (contact: Les Riggle, 268-8643).

Maui Tiger Style, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3-6:15 p.m. at Iao Intermediate (contact: Kevin Grant, 854-6469).

Starting soon:

Lahaina Roughnecks on March 12, Mondays-Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. at Lahainaluna wrestling room (contact: Conrad Bolor, 281-0656).

Lahaina Red Raiders on March 13, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. at King Kamehameha III Elementary (contact: Terry Shibao, 385-3149).

Napili Surfriders on March 13, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Napilihau Rec Center (contact: Kim Ball, 280-1320).

Upcountry Wrestling Club on March 12, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-7 p.m. at Kalama Intermediate (contact: Johanna Estrella, 264-4164).

Lanai Wrestling Club on March 26, Mondays through Fridays, 4-6 p.m. at Pedro Dela Cruz Gym (contact: Jesse Del Rosario, 649-8011).

Molokai Wresling Club on March 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5:15 p.m. at Molokai Baptist Church (contact: Randy Manley 658-0076).