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Molokai High School’s Kairos Torres-Umi helped the Farmers win their fifth straight Maui Interscholastic League D-II title.

Jio, Torres-Umi recognized

Micah Jio and Kairos Torres-Umi will never forget their senior baseball seasons in the Maui Interscholastic League. Jio led Maui High School to its first state title in 35 years at the Division I level, and Torres-Umi guided Molokai to its fifth straight Division II MIL pennant. They are the ...

Bart de Zwart celebrates Tuesday after claiming a world record by covering 193.8 kilometers in 24 hours on his stand-up paddleboard off Erlach, Switzerland.

Haiku’s De Zwart sets 24-hour SUP distance record

Bart de Zwart completed a 24-hour stand-up paddling distance world record on Monday and Tuesday by covering 193.8 kilometers (120.2 miles) in Switzerland, his sponsor, Starboard, has reported. The 47-year-old from Haiku was paddling a 10.8-kilometer loop off the town of Erlach. The previous ...

Kurt Suzuki

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: THURSDAY: Braves idle. SEASON: .260 batting avg. (19-73), 3 HR, 16 RBIs, 8 runs, 4-13 on SB attempts against.

Seabury Hall’s Ava Shipman competes in the 1,500 meters at the state meet on May 13 — she won that race, and also claimed titles in the 800 and 3,000.
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Shipman, Cadiz earn top honors

A triple-gold-medal performance at the state meet that led Seabury Hall to a team championship has made senior Ava Shipman the winner of The Maui News Maui Interscholastic League Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year award. Baldwin sophomore Rey Cadiz is the boys honoree after sweeping ...

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From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: The Braves’ Kurt Suzuki waits for a throw as the Angels’ Danny Espinosa scores during the seventh inning of Los Angeles’ 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday. WEDNESDAY: 1-3, K, 1-3 on SB attempts against. ...


Polo teams tangle in Makawao

First Photo: Zach Pascua of ZZ Barns holds off Waiohuli Ranch’s Derrick Naauao while Rory Souza goes after the ball during ZZ Barn’s 5-0 win in a cowboy polo match Monday at Manduke Baldwin Polo Arena in Makawao. Second Photo: John Kirton of Team Manduke Baldwin rides ahead of Team ...

Rachel Andrews makes a turn on the way to a barrels win in the Kaupakalua Roping Club Memorial Day Rodeo that took place Saturday and Sunday at Kaupakalua Arena in Haiku.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Rodeo KAUPAKALUA ROPING CLUB MEMORIAL DAY RODEO Saturday’s and Sunday’s Results At Kaupakalua Arena All Around Keiki—1. C.J. Medeiros 420, 2. Branston Joseph 230. Cowboy—1. Rory Souza 650, 2. Brad Apo 580. Cowgirl—1. Leahi Poouahi 695, 2. Lehiwa Apo 580. ...

Maui Preparatory Academy’s Sophia Johnston is The Maui News MIL Girls Surfer of the Year for the third time after claiming four wins this season.
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Johnston, Fahland honored

Sophia Johnston of Maui Preparatory Academy has capped the most impressive surfing career in the sport’s short Maui Interscholastic League history by being named The Maui News MIL Girls Surfer of the Year for a third time. The boys award goes to King Kekaulike sophomore Alex ...


Gunter helps Cal Lutheran claim D-III national title

King Kekaulike High School graduate Gabe Gunter and the California Lutheran University baseball team won two games Tuesday to capture the NCAA Division III national championship in Appleton, Wis. After losing Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series 12-2 to Washington & Jefferson, ...

Sarah Ikioka and Redlands teammate Elizabeth Johnson reached the semifinals of the NCAA D-III tournament.
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Ikioka earns All-America tennis honors

University of Redlands freshman Sarah Ikioka, a Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate, earned NCAA Division III All-America honors by reaching the doubles semifinals of the national championship that took place last week in Chattanooga, Tenn. Ikioka and Elizabeth Johnson won two NCAA matches, ...

Valley Isle Sports In Brief

Hatch has hole-in-one at Kahili Golf Course Jan Hatch of Kahului recorded a hole-in-one Monday at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu. Hatch aced the sixth hole, using a driver for the 100-yard shot, which was witnessed by Tim Kennedy, Phillip Thomas and John Hatch. ***** Parents meeting set ...

Connor Baxter competes in the Hossegor Paddle Games in France last weekend.

Baxter sweeps SUP races at Hossegor Paddle Games

Connor Baxter of Pukalani swept his way to a victory in the Hossegor Paddle Games stand-up paddling races that took place Saturday and Sunday in France, winning the distance and sprint divisions in the Euro Tour event. The title followed a third-place finish the previous week in Sainte Maxime ...

Kurt Suzuki

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: TUESDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .257 batting avg. (18-70), 3 HR, 16 RBIs, 8 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against.

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Champions crowned in All Pono Tournament

First Photo: Kealah Yagi of the Phillies pitches in the first inning of the Maui team’s 9-2 victory over Alakai of Oahu in an All Pono Memorial Day Tournament Pony (13-14) division semifinal Monday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku. The Phillies later fell to Hui Aumakua of the Big Island 13-4 in ...

Anton Samuilau hits a return during his 6-3, 6-3 win over Mikael Matta on Monday in the Wailea Open men’s open title match at the Wailea Tennis Center. 
The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Tennis WAILEA OPEN Monday’s Results At Wailea Tennis Club Men’s Singles Open Final—Anton Samuilau def. Mikael Matta 6-3, 6-3. 4.5 Final—John Deinhardt def. Maxwell Linder 6-0, 6-0. 4.0 Final—Len Yorimoto def. Richardo Alboro (1) 6-2, 6-0. 3.5 Final—Mason ...

Kurt Suzuki

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: MONDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .257 batting avg. (18-70), 3 HR, 16 RBIs, 8 runs, 3-10 on SB attempts against, 6 PB, 2 errors.

C.J. Bohnen hits a return.
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Bohnen, Samuilau to play for Wailea Open doubles title

C.J. Bohnen hits a return during a 6-4, 6-2 victory for him and Anton Samuilau over Phillip Peterson and Rick Kepler in a Wailea Open men’s doubles open-division match Sunday at Wailea Tennis Club. Bohnen and Samuilau will face Mikael Matta and Jody Boeringa today for the title — in all, ...

Eric Casco heads to a win in the Kimo’s Rob Thibaut Memorial Longboard Contest on Saturday at Mala Wharf. Zane Schweitzer was second in the 40th edition of the event.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Swimming COACH SOICHI SAKAMOTO MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL Sunday’s Results At Sakamoto Pool Final team scores—1. Lahaina Swim Club 1,175, 2. Maui Swim Club 761, 3. Hawaii Swim Club 720, 4. Maui Dolphins 477, 5. Punahou Aquatics 231, 6. Island Aquatics 217, 7. Manoa Aquatics 216, 8. ...

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Teams vie to stay in title hunt at All Pono Tournament

First Photo: Trevor Kurasaki pitches for the Shockers during their 2-1 win over KRU at the War Memorial Complex’s Lau Hee Field in Wailuku on Sunday in the Bronco (12-and-under) Division of the All Pono Memorial Day Tournament. The four-day event will conclude today, crowning champions in ...

Maui Swim Club’s Kiakahi Matsumoto competes in men’s open 50-meter freestyle Saturday during the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Memorial Invitational at Sakamoto Pool. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Meet perpetuates coaching legacies

WAILUKU — Tradition was everywhere Saturday in the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Memorial Invitational. The 43rd edition of the swim meet, which honors the legendary coach and takes place at the pool that bears his name, also perpetuated the legacies of Tom Matsumoto and Spencer Shiraishi, former ...