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Valle falls in Bellator debut

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Baldwin High School graduate Tiani Valle of Kula punches Keri Melendez during their strawweight preliminary fight at Bellator 201 on Friday at the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif. Valle, making her Bellator debut, fell to 1-1 as a professional fighter with a submission loss to ...

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O’Brien finishes up at Oceania Championships Seabury Hall rising senior and Hawaii Swimming Club standout Jasmine O’Brien finished her appearance at the 12th Oceania Swimming Championships today with a fifth-place finish in the women’s 10-kilometer open ocean swim. On Friday in the ...

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BASEBALL LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT III MAJORS (11-12) TOURNAMENT Friday’s Results At Dorvin Leis Field CENTRAL EAST MAUI 16, LANAI 0 3 INNINGS Central East Maui 2(10)4—16 Lanai 000— 0 Russell Lopez, Deegan Silva (3) and Santana Sebastian, Drechen Perreira (3). Aiden Hough, ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: 0-0, run, HBP, BB. Entered at catcher in sixth inning; hit by pitch, scored in eighth; walked in ninth. SEASON: .290 batting avg. (53-183), 28 runs, 28 RBIs, 8 HR, 7 HBP, 4 E, 2-14 on ...

Toluta‘u continues to soar to new heights

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Life is moving rapidly for Vili Toluta‘u. The 2012 Baldwin High School graduate will play for the Seattle Seawolves in their semifinal game against the San Diego Legion in the first Major League Rugby playoffs on Saturday in Colorado. Earlier this month, he graduated from Central ...

Stone captures NSSA national championship

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Savanna Stone of Makawao celebrates after winning the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Explorers girls under-15 national title Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 14-year-old adds this title to her win last year at the Papara Pro Vahine Open Tahiti, a World Surf League ...

Valle weighs in ahead of Bellator 201

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First photo: Maui’s Tiani Valle (right) poses with opponent Keri Melendez during weigh-ins for Bellator 201 on Thursday. Valle (1-0), a Baldwin High School graduate and Kula resident, checked in a 114.5 pounds while Melendez (1-0) weighed in at 116 for their strawweight preliminary bout today ...

Maui United, Rush Maui clash as Maui Cup begins

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First photo: Maui United 04’s Aaliyah Racadio-Kahoohanohano (left) and Hawaii Rush Maui 03’s Teani Arakawa compete for a second-half header during a Maui Cup girls U16 match Thursday at Kahului Community Center. Rush Maui won 8-0. The Maui Cup, hosted by Maui United Soccer Club, features 53 ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: THURSDAY: Braves idle. SEASON: .290 batting avg. (53-183), 27 runs, 28 RBIs, 8 HR, 6 HBP, 4 E, 2-14 on SB attempts against.

O’Brien competes at Oceania Swimming Championships

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Jasmine O’Brien prepares to swim a preliminary race at the 12th Oceania Swimming Championships on Wednesday in Papua New Guinea. O’Brien, a rising senior at Seabury Hall who swims for Hawaii Swimming Club, won a bronze medal for Team Hawaii in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay Wednesday. She ...

Suzuki has all the right moves

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The Braves’ Kurt Suzuki avoids the tag from Reds catcher Curt Casali to score on a Johan Camargo base hit in the fourth inning of Atlanta’s 6-5 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday. While the Braves have been in a minor slump — the NL East leaders have lost five of their last six games — ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: WEDNESDAY: 2-4, run, RBI. Hit RBI single to left, scored in fourth inning; singled to left in eighth. SEASON: .290 batting avg. (53-183), 27 runs, 28 RBIs, 8 HR, 6 HBP, 4 E, 2-14 on SB attempts against.

Guzman wins King Auto Group title

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The Maui News Reese Guzman of Kahului won the girls 15-18 flight of the King Auto Group 13-18 State Junior Championships on Wednesday at The Club at Hokulia on the Big Island. Guzman, a rising senior at Maui High School and two-time Maui Interscholastic League champion, shot a 1-under 71 in ...

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Sailing Canoes Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association Saturday’s Results 25 miles from Kaanapali Beach to Kaunakakai 1. Olukai, Capt. Marvin Otsugi 1:34; 2. Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Capt. Ray Glauser 1:35; 3. Hui Nalu Canoe Club, Capt. Jamie Brown 1:37; 4. Auwahi Wind, Capt. Ikaika Kinkaid ...

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Baseball LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT III MINORS TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s Result At Kaunakakai CHAMPIONSHIP MAUI UPCOUNTRY 7, WEST MAUI 5 West Maui 013 010—5 Maui Upcountry 005 20x—7 Kaimana Ancheta, Keale Kuluhiwa-Kim (3), Rachel Pagdilao (4) and Ezekiel Opunui. Tyson Sawyer-Mahoe, Cayden ...

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: TUESDAY: Entered at catcher in ninth inning, did not bat. SEASON: .285 batting avg. (51-179), 26 runs, 27 RBIs, 8 HR, 6 HBP, 4 E, 2-14 on SB attempts against.

Valle: Bellator debut fight vs. Melendez ‘a blessing’

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KIHEI — As Tiani Valle works out in the South Side Boxing Club ring inside the garage at Nante Manangan’s house in north Kihei, she knows how big a step she is about to take. The 23-year-old Baldwin High School graduate and Kula resident will fight Keri Melendez in a strawweight bout on ...

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Grandy aces No. 16 at Maui Country Club George Grandy of Haiku made a hole-in-one on Wednesday at Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville. Grandy used a 9 iron to ace the 107-yard 16th hole. Witnesses were Grant Shoemaker, John Mills, Mike Rich, Raymond Tendo and Mark ...

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Little League District III Minors Tournament Monday’s Result • At Kaunakakai WEST MAUI 10, CENTRAL EAST MAUI 7 West Maui 111 430—10 Central East Maui 200 104— 7 Ezekiel Opuniu, Ezra Smith (4), Rachel Paglidao (6), Jarius Nahaoikaika (6), Kamahao Frais-Kaauamo (6) and Kaimana ...

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: MONDAY: 1-2, 2 BB, RBI, SF. Hit sacrifice fly to center in first inning; singled to right in third; walked in seventh and ninth. SEASON: .285 batting avg. (51-179), 26 runs, 27 RBIs, 8 HR, 6 HBP, 4 E, 2-14 on SB attempts ...