Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Maui lifters take top honors at state meet

Weightlifters from Maui’s HI Performance Athletics earned many of the top honors and set state records at the state championships, held Oct. 20 in Honolulu.

Tiffani Lee was named the Senior Women Outstanding Lifter after winning the state title in the women’s 55 kilogram division with a 70kg snatch and 91kg clean and jerk.

Loretta Kikuchi earned Outstanding Lifter honors for masters women after her 64kg snatch and 77kg clean and jerk while competing in the 50-year-old, 55kg division.

Kolby Kikuchi won a state title while competing in the youth, 67kg division. He was credited with an 85kg snatch and 105kg clean and jerk, and was named Outstanding Lifter for Youth Men.

Hannah Aiwohi was named the Outstanding Lifter in Youth Women with a 69kg snatch and 85kg clean and jerk.

Maui lifters making all six of their attempts were, Ber­tram Kikuchi, Kolby Kikuchi, Joanna Tablang and Taylor Taguchi.

HI Performance Athletics won the team championship with 124 points, 20 more than runner-up West Oahu Barbell.

Many state records in new weight classes were set during the state championships and the American Open 3, held in September in Las Vegas. Those setting records included Lee, Aiwohi, Kolby Kikuchi, Loretta Kikuchi, Kaylee Yagi, Kiare Pursely, Jai Dapitan, Hanalei Kauhaahaa, Hayley Sedino, Linda Nguyen, Oudlay Tom, Joanna Tablang, Valerie Matsunaga, Eric Chang, Ryan Towata and Bertram Kikuchi.

Arakawa earns all-PacWest honors

University of Hawaii Hilo senior midfielder Tiera Arakawa was named to the all-Pacific West Conference women’s soccer first team on Wednesday.

Arakawa, a graduate of King Kekaulike High School, was one of three Vulcans named to the first team — UH Hilo finished in a tie for second place in the PacWest standings. Arakawa recorded three goals and four assists on the season.

Baldwin graduate Brianne Cremer, a senior defender for Hawaii Pacific, was named to the third team.

Soriano registers ace at Waiehu

Edwin Soriano of Wailuku made a hole-in-one on Oct. 23 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Soriano used a 7 iron to ace the 150-yard eighth hole. Witnesses were Dennis Saito and Arthur Obrero.

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