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DOE: High school workouts allowed to begin Monday

Athletic workouts for high school spring sports are allowed to begin on Monday, Maui Interscholastic League executive board president Jamie Yap confirmed Thursday. The status of when and if competition can commence will be determined by the MIL athletic directors in the near future, Yap ...

Suzuki back in spring training action with Angels

Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki throws the ball during Los Angeles’ 6-2, six-inning win over the Texas Rangers in a spring training game Wednesday in Tempe Ariz. Suzuki, a Baldwin High School graduate in his first year with the Angels (2-1), hit an RBI single as part of his 1-for-2 day.

Matsumoto rewriting record books at Indiana State

Terre Haute, Ind., was close to the last place Kaimi Matsumoto thought she’d end up swimming in college when she was making her decision two years ago as a Baldwin High School senior. Now, the Indiana State University sophomore couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. “Well, before I ...

Littlefield enjoying senior season with Hornets

It was a goal that Skylar Littlefield is not likely to forget. Just 15 minutes into Sacramento State’s match against the University of Oregon on Feb. 19, the Baldwin High School graduate timed her run and leap perfectly off a corner kick and headed home the fifth goal of her ...

UH volleyball moves up to No. 1; Cowell earns weekly honor

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team took over the top spot in the AVCA coaches’ poll Monday, the first time this season the Rainbow Warriors have held the No. 1 spot in the country. Coming off four road wins to start its season last week, Hawaii (4-0) earned 15 ...

Kiner-Falefa confident as new Rangers shortstop

The Associated Press Isiah Kiner-Falefa has always been a shortstop, but first had to fake his confidence as a catcher and a third baseman for the Texas Rangers. After winning a Gold Glove as a third baseman last season, Kiner-Falefa feels like he can finally be himself, and the leader for a ...

Pono Foundation helps get players back on field

KAHULUI — Both teams wore Baldwin High School uniforms, coaches acted as umpires, and the atmosphere was lighthearted. The blue team won the best-of-3 series in the rubber game with a 12-0 victory over the gray in a baseball program sponsored by the Pono Foundation on Saturday at Maui High ...

On repeat: UH rallies for another close win over Beach

The Maui News For the second straight night, the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team found itself facing a double-digit deficit in the second half. And for the second straight night, the Rainbow Warriors rallied before holding on for the win after Long Beach State missed a ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Velez of Kahului aces hole at Wailea Emerald Raige Velez of Kahului hit a hole-in-one on Feb. 14 at the Wailea Emerald Course. Velez aced the No. 8 hole from 103 yards using a pitching wedge. Witnesses were Kulana Wilhelm-Anderson, Roy Anderson and Kevin Constantino. ***** Campbell of ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY VALLEY ISLE TRACK CLUB Saturday’s Results At Maui Tropical Plantation U18 (5K) Girls—1. Kaylee Volner, Upcountry Runners, 19:34.8; 2. Prianna Dugied, Upcountry Runners, 22:18.2; 3. Ellison Shapiro, Run it Forward, 23:00.9; 4. Makena Stevenson, VITC Central Maui, ...

Souza hopeful for one more season with Bears

Isaiah Souza has played for two world championship youth baseball teams in the last five years, but it is a possible season immediately ahead that he longs to play. The two-sport standout for Baldwin High School is a senior who has his fingers crossed that his final go-round in the maroon and ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Rodeo HHSRA MAUI DISTRICT At Kaonoulu Ranch Feb. 13 Unofficial Results Kaonoulu Ranch Roping Leadline Show No. 4 Barrel racing—1. Eldon-Buzzy Sproat 25.489, 2. Pilialoha Smith 33.006, 3. Kylee Lau 33.852, 4. Kairie Hashizaki 34.162, 5. Jordyn Franta 34.667, 6. Dayzee Lopes 39.697, ...

UH rallies, holds off Long Beach State

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team overcame a 16-point, first-half deficit before holding off Long Beach State 78-76 on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Justin Webster led the Rainbow Warriors (9-8, 7-8 Big West Conference) with ...

Helm finds a little bit of Hawaii in Portland

From Hoolehua to Walla Walla, Wash., Noelani Helm grew up playing volleyball. Born and raised on Molokai before moving to southeastern Washington in middle school when her father — former Molokai High School coach Matt Helm — became the women’s head coach at Whitman College, Noelani ...

UH sweeps UC San Diego again for Wade’s 200th win

The Maui News The second-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept No. 11 UC San Diego for the second straight night Thursday in San Diego, giving coach Charlie Wade his 200th win with the program. Colton Cowell had 13 kills and Rado Parapunov had 11 to lead the Rainbow ...

Hafoka begins coaching journey with Spartans

Fiemea Hafoka has reached her future. Years ago, Todd Rickard could tell she was on her way. More recently, Jamie Craighead knew it, too. Not surprisingly, basketball is right in the middle of the immediate future for Hafoka, the former Lahainaluna High School and San Jose State University ...

No. 2 Rainbow Warriors sweep away No. 11 Tritons

The Maui News Rado Parapunov had 12 kills and nine blocks to lead the No. 2 University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a sweep of No. 11 UC San Diego on Wednesday in San Diego. Parapunov also had two aces and three digs in the 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 win. King Kekaulike High School ...

Mind over muscle: Mahuka inspires with bodybuilding success

By pursuing her passions in the world of bodybuilding, Pepperlyn Mahuka hopes to encourage anyone of any age to follow their dreams and be “the best version of themselves.” The Haiku resident became Maui’s first-ever Bikini Pro in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF MAUI FIL-AM GOLF CLUB Sunday’s Results At Waiehu Municipal Golf Course February ace—A flight: Nelvin Ruiz; B flight: Jimmy Peros. Low net—A flight: Nelvin Ruiz 72, Rowell Prieto 75, David Balmores 76, Terry Fuentes 77; B flight: Jimmy Peros 71, Kale Kanno 72, Zac Kekona 72, ...