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Close to home: Suzuki signs one-year deal with Angels

In his 15th Major League Baseball season, Kurt Suzuki will finally get to play for the home team. The 2001 Baldwin High School graduate confirmed to The Maui News on Friday that he will play for the Los Angeles Angels in 2021 on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. “It was a huge factor in ...

Senior Spotlight: Arakawa looking foward to next level

Senior Spotlight is a special series highlighting standout MIL student-athletes in fall and winter sports as they reflect upon their high school careers and look toward the future. Stories will run periodically in The Maui News. Her career for the King Kekaulike High School girls soccer ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF MAUI HAWAIIAN WOMEN GOLF CLUB Saturday’s Results At Waiehu Municipal Golf Course A flight—Kealohapoinaole Asato (ace) 64, Anela Tam Ho 71. B flight—Laakea Ah Sau 68, Haunani Kauhaapo 69, Ululani Davis 69, Malia Hokoana 69, Piilani Shimotsu 75. C flight—Pualani Morton ...

Niemann finishes with eagle, grabs share of lead at Sony Open

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Joaquin Niemann had no regrets about the 18th hole at the Sony Open. Four days after a pair of pars on the final hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the ...

Collias: It’s time to come together and find solutions

It was just over a week ago that we learned, for certain, that it would be at least a year’s time that Maui Interscholastic League sports would be dormant. Now, as we search for answers, some things are becoming more and more clear. Let’s start with this: People care deeply about this ...

Another tourney in Hawaii, a fresh start for most players

The Associated Press HONOLULU — For the 31 players at the Sony Open who took the 30-minute flight over from Maui, the decision to play was easy. They’re already in Hawaii, guaranteed a tropical climate and the course at sea level is an easy walk. Collin Morikawa wouldn’t know it any ...

Rugby players find way to get back on pitch

KAHULUI — Getting back on the field is all that matters to Maui rugby players, even if it means slightly changing the game. As the opportunities for organized sports statewide dwindle under the impacts of COVID-19, the Maui Rugby Organization has shifted to flag rugby for its members. ...

A very different Tournament of Champions could lead to change

KAPALUA — As the PGA Tour island-hops to Oahu this week, the 23rd edition of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course appears to have left a lasting legacy. The event that began in 1953 in California had its largest field ever, with 42 players who all finished ...

UH moves forward with plans to play football on campus

The Maui News With the recent news that Aloha Stadium is not suitable to have fans in the stands, the University of Hawaii Athletics Department announced Monday in a news release that it is moving forward with plans to host football games on the Manoa campus at the Clarence T.C. Ching ...

English completes wire-to-wire victory

KAPALUA — Harris English stuck to his game plan all week at the Kapalua Plantation Course and, after one extra hole Sunday, it turned into his first PGA Tour win in more than seven years. English beat Joaquin Niemann on the first hole of a playoff in the final round of the Sentry Tournament ...

English tops crowded leaderboard going into weekend at Kapalua

KAPALUA — With 15 players within four shots of his lead, Harris English sees a shootout coming this weekend in the final two round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course. English shot 6-under-par 67 on Friday to get to 14-under 132. He leads defending champion ...

Back on Maui, Morikawa vaults into contention

KAPALUA — Collin Morikawa acknowledges with a sly smile that he is as much of a hometown favorite as anyone in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. “I guess, yeah,” the California native said at the end of his media availability after Friday’s second round at the Kapalua Plantation ...

Prep cancellations deprive student-athletes of opportunities

If pieces of my youth or high school athletic career were cut short or canceled, I’d be devastated. As a former student-athlete, beginning from Haiku Elementary School and all the way through college at the University of Utah, I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Ramsay Anakalea of Wailuku made a hole-in-one on Monday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. Anakalea used a 9-iron to ace the 16th hole from 121 yards. Witnesses were Bob Ronde and John Lynn.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF RGC Golf Club Sunday’s Results At The Dunes at Maui Lani Low gross—Mark Shimamura. White tee net—Val Ogata 69, Clyde Imai 71, Mark Shimamura 73, Lance Terada 73, Gerry Caliva 76, Neal Nitta 76, Jeff Mahoney 76. Par 3s—No. 3: Neal Nitta; No. 6: Mark Shimamura; No. 8: ...

Thomas, English share early lead

KAPALUA — Harris English has only been to the Sentry Tournament of Champions once, in 2014 when he finished tied for 11th with a best round of 69. Justin Thomas has been here six years in a row and has won twice, including last year. In Thursday’s first round of the 2021 event, each ...

Garcia returns to Kapalua with big first round

KAPALUA — Back at the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2006, Sergio Garcia made it look like no time had passed at all. Garcia fired a 6-under-par 67 in Thursday’s first round, leaving the veteran Spaniard two shots out of the lead and in a tie for third place with ...

PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions

Thursday’s First Round At Kapalua Plantation Course Harris English 32-33—65 -8 Justin Thomas 31-34—65 -8 Robert Streb 32-35—67 -6 Sergio Garcia 34-33—67 -6 Nick Taylor 34-33—67 -6 Ryan Palmer 34-33—67 -6 Sungjae Im 35-32—67 -6 Patrick Reed 33-34—67 -6 Adam ...

Thomas, Johnson ready to get year underway at Kapalua

Before the turmoil going on in Washington, D.C., canceled the final two news conferences on the eve of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas gave thanks for being at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The world’s third-ranked player and defending champion here finished his news ...