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Fighters weigh in for tonight’s MMA card

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Kaipo Cabatingan (left) and Jace Kaopua pose Friday at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului during weigh-ins for the “War on the Valley Isle 6” mixed martial arts card scheduled for today at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. SECOND PHOTO: Tiana Valle (left) and Ericka Ketchum, who are in ...

Hauser, Howard, Cropas, Abbot in Aloha Classic final

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Sarah Hauser continued her run of first-place finishes in the Aloha Classic on Friday, claiming a spot in the final of the International Windsurfing Tour event at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau. Hauser had the top women’s score of the day, a 15.26, and has finished first in all three of her ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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SAND VOLLEYBALL ALOHA VOLLEYBALL Friday’s Results At Kula 18 open—1. Chandler Cowell and Ella Connor, 2. Amy Russell and Mileina Sniffen, 3. Thomas Russell and Tyler Russell, 4. Jesse Coralle and Victoria Martins, 5. Luca Connor and A.J. Ashoff, 6. Aina Frazier and Tia ...

Aloha Classic likely to wrap up today

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The Maui News Organizers are anticipating ideal weather and ocean conditions today to run the final day of the International Windsurfing Tour Aloha Classic at Hookipa Beach Park. “Conditions look prime, possibly epic to wrap up the 2017 Aloha Classic tomorrow,” the IWT posted on its ...

Horses R Us takes USPA women’s championship

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The Hawaiian Hurricanes and Horses R Us compete in a U.S. Polo Association Women’s Championship Tournament match Sunday at Kaonoulu Ranch in Kula. Horses R Us won 7-1, and Roxy Keyfauver was named the match MVP. Employers Options was a 1-0 winner over Gold and Black in an earlier match. Kiana ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Aloha Volleyball to hold tournament today Aloha Volleyball is holding a Veterans Day tournament today at the Kula Sand Volleyball Courts. The tournament, for high school boys and girls, is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must sign up online at alohavolleyball.com. ***** Sabers ...

Altura, Cowell sign National Letters of Intent

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First photo: Kysha Altura of Maui Preparatory Academy signs a National Letter of Intent with Fordham University on Wednesday at the Maui Prep campus in Napili. The three-time Maui Interscholastic League Girls Swimmer of the Year won the 100-yard butterfly and 200 freestyle at the state high ...

Maui bodybuilders earn top finishes at Hawaiian Classic

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Micah Ornellas-Vergara and Verndette Galapon pose Saturday after competing in the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic bodybuilding competition at The Modern Honolulu hotel. Ornellas-Vergara was one of eight competitors from Maui to earn a top-four finish, placing fourth in the men’s physique Class D. ...

Carter Bell

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• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.3 (AP statistics, English) • SPORTS: Football • FAMILY: Linda Bell of Kahului and James Bell of La Habra, Calif. • ACTIVITIES: MHS Carpentry, Building and Construction, photography, carpentry • FUTURE PLANS: Studying business at ...

Shai Rawlins

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• Molokai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.6 • SPORTS: Volleyball, paddling, softball • FAMILY: Sean and Princess Kekahuna of Hoolehua • ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, paddling, beach clean-up, Ku la ia • FUTURE PLANS: Studying nursing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo • ...

Airline workers take to beach

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First photo: Emirates Airport Services employee Guillermo Duru has a shot blocked by Matthias Miesner of Swiss airline during the Aloha 808 Cup on Tuesday at Big Beach in Makena. Emirates won 21-15. The tournament, which has teams from airlines around the world and takes place at a different ...

Valley Isle Sports/In Brief

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Medeiros named to Big West all-freshman team University of Hawaii midfielder Leialoha Medeiros, a Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate, was selected to the Big West women’s soccer all-freshman team last week. Medeiros had one goal this season, in an Oct. 8 loss to UC Irvine. She played in 14 ...

Lahainaluna puts focus on balance

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The Lahainaluna High School football team vanquished one of the state’s top passing offenses Friday night by beating Iolani in the First Hawaiian Bank Division II Championship semifinals at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. On Nov. 18, the Lunas will face another of the state’s best air ...

Baker, Girardin, Katchadourian win Aloha Classic titles

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The Maui News Damien Girardin won the Aloha Classic amateur title Monday at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau, and Greg Aguera earned a pair of top-three finishes in the International Windsurfing Tour event. Girardin posted a score of 13.10 in the amateur final, and Yves Masnada finished second, ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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Swimming MAUI AGE-GROUP SWIMMING ASSOCIATION Saturday’s Results At Kihei Aquatic Center Male 8 and under 25 backstroke—1. Reyn Yamashiro, Hawaii Swim Club, 24.46; 2. Kaina Yamada, Lahaina Swim Club, 25.11; 3. Tristan Richard, Lahaina Swim Club, 25.80; 4. Wyatt Sharp, Lahaina ...

Aloha Classic narrows field of pro contenders

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Third-round matchups in the men’s and women’s pro divisions of this year’s Aloha Classic were finalized Sunday at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau, and the first champion of the International Windsurfing Tour event was crowned, with Ishii Ta­kara claiming the youth title. In the men’s pro ...

Limbhasut takes Kaanapali crown

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University of California junior K.K. Limbhasut charged from three shots back with a bogey-free final round to win the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic men’s golf tournament Sunday at the Royal Kaanapali Course. Limbhasut closed with a 5-under-par 66 — tied for the low round of the day — to ...

Maui High hosts martial arts tournament

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First photo: Rory Cooley (top) faces Ethan Figaroa on the way to taking the 6-and-under beginner grappling title during the Maui Open martial arts tournament Sunday at the Maui High gym in Kahului. The event, in its 12th year, drew approximately 150 competitors in youth and adult divisions. ...

Tendo wins MCC title for sixth time in seven years

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Raymond Tendo won the Maui Country Club championship for the sixth time in seven years Sunday, finishing with a 23-shot victory in the 54-hole event in Spreckelsville. Tendo shot 108 in the final 27 holes for a 218 total. Wally Taylor (117) was the runner-up, and Kimo Haynes (123) finished ...