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Kihei’s Aizeah Lakalaka tags Ewa Beach’s Sean Bentosino on a sacrifice bunt that brought in two runs in the third inning of Ewa’s 7-1 win Saturday in a Hawaii State Little League Junior (13-14) Division tournament game at Maehara Stadium. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Kihei sent to Junior elimination bracket

WAILUKU — Kihei manager Joe Koch told his players that they would be facing “the best team in the tournament” in their Hawaii State Little League Junior (13-14) Division tournament opener Saturday at Maehara Stadium. Ewa Beach lived up that billing, jumping on top early on the way to a ...

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Baxter wins again in Maui2Molokai

Competitors take off from the starting line in Saturday’s Maui2Molokai Stand-Up Paddle Race. Connor Baxter remained the only open-division male winner in the event’s eight-year history, covering the approximately 27 miles in 3 hours, 9 minutes. Travis Grant was the runner-up in 3:11. ...

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Miyamoto, Cabajar qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur

The Maui News Kimberlie Miyamoto of Kahului and Jasmine Cabajar of Wailuku earned the two qualifying spots available in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Saturday’s sectional qualifier at Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 7-13 at San Diego Country Club ...

KURT SUZUKI

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: _______________ KURT SUZUKI SATURDAY: 1-4, RBI, 0-2 on SB attempts against. Hit RBI single to center in seventh inning. SEASON: .250 batting avg. (33-132), 7 HR, 25 RBIs, 17 runs, 8-31 on SB attempts against.

Hinano Long spikes a ball past Kala‘i Anderson while Austin Peters looks on during an Aloha Volleyball match Saturday in Kula. Long and Peters won the 18 boys division. -- SCOTTIE ZUCCO photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL ALOHA VOLLEYBALL Saturday’s Results At Kula 11—1. Henry Devereux and Zion Mock, 2. Collin Phelps and Hayden Phelps, 3. Aubrey Blanchette and Raine Blanchette, 4. Mali‘e Vickers and Maile Freeland, 5. Makena Mock and Giulia Quinsaat, 6. Keely Peterson and Siena ...

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Miranda claims Just Scrap interim belt

FIRST PHOTO: Maui “PJ” Miranda of Maui celebrates his victory over David McKinney of the Big Island to claim the 145-pound interim championship at the Just Scrap mixed martial arts event Saturday night at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Miranda won the title fight by unanimous decision. ...

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Altura wins twice at state meet

FIRST PHOTO: Hawaii Swim Club’s Kysha Altura (top) and Iolani Swim Club’s LeGrand Pound compete in the state long-course swimming championships 17-18 girls 200-meter freestyle Friday at Kihei Aquatic Center. Altura finished first in 2 minutes, 6.97 seconds, one of her two victories on the ...

Kendall Grove of Wailuku lands a punch during his loss to John Salter in a Bellator 181 middleweight bout Friday. -- BELLATOR MMA photo

Salter beats Grove by technical submission

The Maui News John Salter defeated Kendall Grove of Wailuku on Friday in a Bellator 181 middleweight bout in Thackerville, Okla. Salter (14-3), ranked third in his weight class, won by technical submission on a rear naked choke at 4 minutes, 37 seconds of round one. He has won his last six ...

Merlin sails to the Transpac Yacht Race finish line Friday. -- MANA MEANS COMMUNICATIONS photo

Maui sailor completes Transpac Yacht Race

The Maui News Merlin, with Maui sailor Keahi Ho, completed the Transpac Yacht Race on Friday, arriving at the Diamond Head finish line after departing from San Pedro, Calif., on July 6. Merlin, sailing out of Santa Cruz Yacht Club and skippered by Bill and Lu Lee, had an official elapsed ...

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Fighters weigh in for Just Scrap card

Kauai’s Preston Smythe (left) and Maui’s Vinson Sylva pose Friday at Maui Harley-Davidson in Kahului during weigh-ins for today’s Just Scrap mixed martial arts card at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Smythe and Silva are to meet for the interim 155-pound title.

Logan Albinio pitches for Kaneohe in the third inning of the Oahu squad’s 13-3 victory over West Side Hawaii in the opening game of the Hawaii State Little League Junior (13-14) Division state tournament on Friday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku. -- The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

BASEBALL HAWAII STATE LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR (13-14) DIVISION STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s Results At Maehara Stadium KANEOHE 13, WEST SIDE HAWAII 3 West Hawaii 210 00—3 2 4 Kaneohe 205 15—13 13 1 Kaikea Kaupu-Manini, James Kapela (2), James Kaukahela (4) and Kapela, ...

KURT SUZUKI

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .250 batting avg. (32-128), 7 HR, 24 RBIs, 17 runs, 8-29 on SB attempts against.

Jasmine O’Brien of Hawaii Swim Club heads to a win in the girls 15-16 1,500-meter freestyle at the state long-course swimming championships Thursday at Kihei Aquatic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

O’Brien wins 1,500 as state meet opens

Jasmine O’Brien set a personal best by seven seconds, but was still slightly upset Thursday at the state long-course swimming championships at Kihei Aquatic Center. “I expected better. I wanted to go faster,” said the Hawaii Swim Club standout, who won the girls 1,500-meter freestyle in ...

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Grove, Salter weigh in

Kendall Grove of Wailuku poses with John Salter during Thursday’s weigh-in for today’s welterweight bout on the Bellator 181 cardin Thackerville, Okla. Grove (23-16) weighed in at 185.7 pounds. Salter (13-3), ranked third in his class by Bellator, weighed in at 185.0. BELLATOR photo

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Miyamoto wins Waialae Women’s Invitational Baldwin High School graduate Kimberlie Miyamoto won the Waialae Women’s Invitational golf tournament that took place Monday and Tuesday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Miyamoto, who now plays for Eastern Washington, closed with a ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Bowling VALLEY ISLE BOWLING LEAGUE Wednesday’s Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Strike Force 87, Hui Paani 78.5, Unrespectable’s 76.5, Pac Auto 68, No Ka Oi 66.5, Da Hui II 58, All Good 51, Da Kru 46.5, Da Hui 35.5. High series (handicap)—Ricky Komatsu 671, James ...

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Whitman ‘living the dream’ in London

As he spoke on the telephone from London, John Kahoohanohano Whitman marveled at the journey he has taken. After a youth spent in foster care on Maui, Whitman is now a 6-foot-1, 28-year-old standout all-around player for the University of East London volleyball team, returning to a sport he ...

Ka‘ale Mailou Kaiwi of Kiffmann’s Maui Elite Taekwondo delivers a kick during his 18-8 win over Texas’ Horacio Ibarra-Sayas in a USA Taekwondo national championships match Thursday. RICO SAN AGUSTIN photo

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, ...

Molokai Canoe Club takes part in the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association races that took place Saturday and Sunday and took competitors from Molokai to Oahu.  GLORIA REED photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Canoe Sailing HAWAIIAN SAILING CANOE ASSOCIATION Saturday’s Results Kaunakakai to Kailua, Oahu Traditional—1. Olukai (Jason Dameron) 5:58, 2. Kaanapali Beach Hotel (Ray Glauser) 6:03, 3. Maui Jim (Donny Jones) 6:09, 4. Hui Nalu Canoe Club (Jamie Brown) 6:16, 5. Aston Whaler (Derek ...