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Chun hopeful for some prep sports beginning next month

A meeting scheduled for Wednesday with the state Department of Health was postponed, but Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive Director Chris Chun is hopeful sports are on track to return soon. “We submitted our HHSAA guidelines, the draft of our (COVID-19) guidelines to the ...

Coleman lifts No. 17 Texas over No. 14 UNC for first Maui Invitational title

The Associated Press ASHEVILLE, N.C. — It wasn’t long after Texas arrived for the relocated Maui Invitational that coach Shaka Smart pointed out the banners hanging above the court to recognize the tournament’s past champions. “We said: ‘There’s no Texas on these banners,’ ” ...

Sanchez says surgery for tumor ‘went well’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez said surgery to remove a cancerous tumor went well. The four-year veteran out of the University of Hawaii, who doubles as the Colts’ kickoff specialist, made the announcement in a Twitter post Tuesday night, one day after he ...

UH-SJSU moved to Aloha Stadium

The Maui News The football game between the University of Hawaii and San Jose State on Saturday has been moved to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, UH announced Tuesday. Kickoff is TBD, and the game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports pay-per-view. The game needed to be moved from SJSU due to ...

Montalvo pitches in as St. Anthony’s interim AD

KAHULUI — Lionel Montalvo is enjoying his current job as interim athletic director for St. Anthony High School, but he hopes to be able to leave it in the next few months. Montalvo is also the school’s baseball coach and he feels the job of athletic director is a full-time commitment. ...

Colts, former UH punter Sanchez to have cancerous tumor removed

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis punter Rigoberto Sanchez feels fortunate doctors found a cancerous tumor before it spread. So do the Colts. Less than 20 hours after punting the ball five times in a loss to Tennessee, one of the most popular players in Indy’s locker room ...

Hauser sets Guinness World Record

There is no dream too big, according to Maui’s Sarah Hauser, who last week was awarded the Guinness World Records title for the biggest wave ever windsurfed by a woman, a previously undocumented feat. The 31-year-old North Shore resident caught the 36-foot wave on New Year’s Eve last ...

Warriors deal Nevada first loss, 24-21

HONOLULU (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro passed for 246 yards and a touchdown and scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the University of Hawaii football team beat previously undefeated Nevada 24-21 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Cordeiro was 26-of-32 passing without an ...

From the MIL to the NFL

Statistics for Lahainaluna graduate Hercules Mata’afa of the Minnesota Vikings: SUNDAY: 1 tackle. SEASON: 8 tackles, 0.5 sacks.

AOY Rewind: Victorino humbled by Hall of Fame consideration

AOY Rewind is a special series of stories catching up with a handful of past Maui News Athletes of the Year. Stories ran periodically throughout the fall in The Maui News.   WAILEA — Shane Victorino took another step on his lifelong baseball journey earlier this month when he was notified ...

Stammberger signs with Pilots

Annika Stammberger of King Kekaulike High School poses for a photo with a University of Portland T-shirt. Earlier this month, Stammberger signed with the University of Portland, where she will play on the beach volleyball team coached by Seabury Hall graduate Dylan Hamilton. The Pilots compete ...

Sports Bulletin Board

* EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published in the Weekender. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews.com.   UPCOMING • BASEBALL Tuesday—The deadline to register for ...

Wailea Blue Course, closed since July, to reopen Dec. 20

Barry Helle has worked in a quiet office since July 6, but he will welcome the return to louder, more normal times in a few weeks. The Wailea Golf Club announced Wednesday that the Wailea Blue Course will reopen on Dec. 20. Helle, the general manager of the Blue Course, could not be ...

‘Best I have felt in years’

KAHULUI — Cameron Fernandez and her family have a lot to be thankful for this week. Fernandez, a two-time Maui Interscholastic League player of the year in girls basketball, has battled mental health issues for years since graduating from Lahainaluna High School in 2016. A college career ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Bowling Hawaiian Invitational League Sunday’s Results At Wailuku Lanes Standings—Shoots…Get Chance! 4, Gutter Punks 3, Slackas 2, Kalama Ku 2, Strike Zone 1, Team Foxxx 0. High series (handicap)—James Palafox 650, Kalani Himan-Kalua 630, Mary Naauao 604. High game ...

Ayresman headed to Whitworth

King Kekaulike High School’s Emma Ayresman smiles during her signing ceremony last week. Ayresman will be continuing her education and soccer career at Whitworth University, an NCAA Division III school.

Several from Maui win Aloha Section PGA Special Awards

The Maui News Wailea Golf Club was honored in three categories of the Aloha Section PGA 2020 Special Awards announced last week. Wailea’s Marcus Judge won the Player Development Award, and Claude Brousseau was honored in Professional Development. Judge was also selected Merchandiser of ...

Column: Maui Invitational absence felt by many

Today is usually my favorite day of the sports calendar on Maui, has been for three decades. However, as 2020 has taught all of us, things change. The Maui Invitational will not start its usual three-day, 12-game run today at the Lahaina Civic Center. It has moved 4,521 miles east to ...

Victorino hosts annual golf tournament

First photo: Shane Victorino waits to tee off on the Wailea Gold Course’s 15th hole Saturday during the golf portion of the 13th annual Shane Victorino Celebrity Dinner and Golf Classic. The St. Anthony School graduate — a two-time World Series champion and two-time All-Star — held the ...