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Nina Macphetridge of King Kekaulike High School hits the ball between the block of Baldwin’s Anela Bechert (left) and Siena DeCambra in the first set of Na Alii’s victory over the Bears in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I tournament semifinal Tuesday night. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Na Alii clinch state berth

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WAILUKU — When the King Kekaulike High School girls volleyball team looked like it was in trouble on Tuesday night, Chandler Cowell stepped up like she has so many times in her career. Cowell’s dominant play in the second set led King Kekaulike to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-15 victory over ...

Eric Dugas of Kihei won the Aloha Section Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday, earning a spot in next year’s Sony Open. ALOHA SECTION PGA photo

Dugas claims Aloha Section title, earns Sony Open spot

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The Maui News Eric Dugas of Kihei fired a 3-under-par 69 in gusty conditions Tuesday to win the Aloha Section Stroke Play Championship at Kapolei Golf Course on Oahu. Dugas, a pro at Makena Golf & Beach Club, was the only golfer in the 28-player field to shoot under par in the second ...

Undefeated Warriors sweep past Lunas

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The Maui News Talia Leauanae had 16 kills, 13 digs and two aces, and the Kamehameha Schools Maui girls volleyball team swept Lahainaluna 25-19, 25-17, 25-13 in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I tournament semifinal Tuesday night at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. Logan Spencer had six ...

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From shore, father and son bring in 433-pound marlin

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Joshua and Robert Malacas pose with a 433.8-pound blue marlin they caught from the Kaanapali shore on Saturday. Joshua was fishing with his father Robert at the Old Kaanapali pier on the north side of Black Rock. On his first cast from the end of the pier, Joshua had a hook-up within five ...

Valley Isle Sports/In Brief

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Kiffmann athletes compete in Las Vegas Miles Kiffmann went 1-1 in the black-belt men’s featherweight Olympic qualifier division of the World Taekwondo President’s Cup that took place Oct. 5-8 in Las Vegas. Kiffmann defeated USA Taekwondo national champion David Reitz before losing to ...

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• Lahainaluna High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.3 • SPORTS: Wrestling • FAMILY: Evelyn and Ferdinand Pascual of Napili • ACTIVITIES: Weight training at Coach Conrad’s house, coaching Lahaina Roughnecks • FUTURE PLANS: Studying engineering at Northern Arizona ...

Barry Sultanoff was the 70-74 division runner-up in the 5-kilometer race that took place Sunday in conjunction with the Maui Marathon.
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A return to running

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KAANAPALI — Barry Sultanoff doesn’t remember his Maui Half-Marathon run last year. On Sunday, he finished an unforgettable 5-kilometer race. Less than 100 yards from the finish line last year, Sultanoff collapsed, and he was later told by first responders that his heart had stopped for ...

Chai Cortez, a senior at Maui High School, is one of 28 players selected for the under-18 U.S. girls soccer training camp scheduled for Saturday to Oct. 28 in Chula Vista, Calif.
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Cortez going to U-18 national training camp

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Maui High School senior Chai Cortez has been selected for the girls under-18 U.S. soccer training camp scheduled for Saturday to Oct. 28 in Chula Vista, Calif. Cortez was one of eight defenders and 28 players overall named to the camp roster on Monday. Training will take place simultaneously ...

Lunas defeat Sabers, reach MIL semifinals

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Lahainaluna High School defeated Maui High 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 on Monday in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball tournament quarterfinal match in Lahaina. The Lunas (5-8) will face unbeaten Kamehameha Maui, the top seed, today at Baldwin’s Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. ...

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Macedo siblings claim titles at WSL junior event

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Lahaina siblings Ocean and Summer Macedo compete Monday at Turtle Bay, Oahu, where they each won World Surf League Junior Tour Hurley Surf Club Pro titles. Summer Macedo won the girls event with score of 13.24, taking the lead with an 8.17 wave with five minutes left in the championship heat, ...

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Okamura has lead in Sony Open qualifier

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Garrett Okamura of Wailuku shot a 2-under-par 70 on Monday at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu, giving The Dunes at Maui Lani professional a four-shot lead after the first round of the Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship. The tournament — which also serves as a qualifier for the PGA Tour’s ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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MIL Football MIL SECOND-ROUND STANDINGS DIVISION I W L Pct PF PA x-Maui High 2 1 .667 89 53 Baldwin 2 1 .667 128 70 DIVISION II W L Pct PF PA y-Lahainaluna 3 0 1.000 93 31 KS Maui 1 2 .333 70 86 King Kekaulike 0 4 .000 12 152 x-won first-round championship, y-clinched league ...

Yuko Nakai heads to a victory in Sunday’s Maui Marathon women’s race — she completed the course from Ho­okele Street in Ka­hului to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel in 3 hours, 17 minutes, 11 seconds. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui Marathon: Yoroizaka goes from wedding to winning

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LAHAINA — As part of his honeymoon, Tetsuya Yoro­izaka decided to take a Sunday run in the Maui Marathon. The 27-year-old, a world-class runner from Japan making his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance, covered the course from Ho­okele Street in Ka­hului to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel ...

Half-marathon runners near the midpoint of the 13.1-mile course, which began and ended at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui marathon races

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Sunday’s Results Marathon Hookele Street, Ka­hului to Kaanapali Beach Hotel Female 20-24—1. Kaitlynn Morgan 4:36:50, 2. Nikol Yonemura 4:36:50, 3. Rebecca Mathien 4:46:33, 4. Cassie Chidester 4:46:34, 5. Yuko Ueda 5:32:23, 6. Taylor Rousseu 6:58:29. 25-29—1. Lindsey Dwyer ...

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MIL Football MIL SECOND-ROUND STANDINGS DIVISION I W L Pct PF PA x-Maui High 2 1 .667 89 53 Baldwin 2 1 .667 128 70 DIVISION II W L Pct PF PA y-Lahainaluna 3 0 1.000 93 31 KS Maui 1 2 .333 70 86 King Kekaulike 0 4 .000 12 152 x-won first-round championship; y-clinched ...

Baldwin High School’s Chayce Akaka (left) and Kaikea Silva celebrate after Akaka scored on the return of a free kick after a safety in the first quarter of the Bears’ 59-47 win over Kamehameha Maui on Saturday at Kanaiaupuni Stadium. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Baldwin outscores Kamehameha Maui

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PUKALANI — If the Kanaiau­puni Stadium scoreboard needs a tuneup after Saturday night’s game, it wouldn’t surprise many people. In one of the highest-scoring football games in Maui Interscholastic League history, Baldwin High School beat Kamehameha Maui 59-47 on the Warriors’ senior ...

Air riflery competitors take part in the kneeling portion of Saturday’s Maui Interscholastic League championship at Maui High School. -- The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Julian claims second boys championship; Vista takes girls title

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Jacob Julian of Kamehameha Schools Maui won his second Maui Interscholastic League boys air riflery title Saturday at the Maui High gym in Kahului, and King Kekau­li­ke’s Leonani Vista completed her season-long ascension to win the girls championship by a one-point margin. Julian had a ...

Hawaii’s Diocemy Saint Juste tries to fend off San Jose State’s Maurice McKnight during the third quarter of the Rainbow Warriors’ 37-26 win over the Spartans on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. -- AP photo

Rainbow Warriors snap four-game losing streak

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HONOLULU (AP) — Diocemy Saint Juste had school-record 39 carries for 202 yards and two touchdowns to help the University of Hawaii football team snap a four-game losing streak with a 37-26 win over San Jose State on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Saint Juste now has 1,094 rushing yards ...

Kina Malafu, a graduate of Baldwin High School, was a two-time All-American at Kutztown (Pa.) University. -- DOC JONES photo

Malafu signs with Austin Elite of newly formed Major League Rugby

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Baldwin High School graduate Kina Malafu signed with the Austin Elite on Friday for next year’s inaugural season of Major League Rugby. Malafu is scheduled to graduate in December from Kutztown (Pa.) University, where he twice earned All-America recognition. “I’m simply privileged to ...

Kamehameha Maui boys capture MIL team championship

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The Kamehameha Schools Maui boys bowling team clinched its second Maui Interscholastic League championship in three years Saturday, defeating Maui High 3-0 at Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku on the last day of the regular season. The Kamehameha girls, already assured of a second straight MIL ...