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Late score lifts Bears to win over Warriors

PUKALANI — Josiah Sniffen saw an opportunity for his Baldwin High School football team to win sitting right in front of him in the form of a loose football on the Kanaiaupuni Stadium turf on Friday night. The senior linebacker scooped up a dropped punt snap and rumbled 30 yards to paydirt ...

Central East Maui ready to take on Louisiana for US title

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As the steps start to increase in difficulty for Central East Maui Little League, its manager and coaches have stayed committed to being focused on the task at hand. It requires a lot of mental strength to keep a team full of youngsters focused throughout the 10-day ...

Connor leads Spartans’ sweep of Dragons

Ella Connor had 10 kills, and the Seabury Hall girls volleyball team swept past Hana on Friday night at the Dragons’ gym in Hana. Connor also had six digs and four aces in the 25-9, 25-18, 25-21 victory that pitted the two-time defending Maui Interscholastic League Division II champion ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

BOWLING ALOHA FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE Aug. 16 Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Anela’s 21, Eddie’s 21, Fred’s 19, Lee’s 18, Rudy 17, Wesley’s 16, Brian’s 16. High series (handicap)—Ken Potts 678, Celine Belanger 635, Sandy Keanini 624, Pasty Kaeo 620. High game ...

Sports Bulletin Board

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From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Washington Nationals: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: 1-4, 2 runs, RBI, HBP. Hit RBI single to left, scored in fourth inning; hit by pitch, scored in fifth. SEASON: 66-245 (.269), 13 HR, 30 runs, 48 RBIs.

Longtime friends work together to guide Maui players to unprecedented heights

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Throughout the Little League World Series there will be stories about teams becoming closer and forming lasting friendships. As the Central East Maui All-Stars prepare for a game that will determine the best team in the United States, the team’s coaches have grown just ...

Bears look to bounce back

WAILUKU — Laakea Asuega-Stark was the leading passer in the Maui Interscholastic League last season as a sophomore. Now, as a a junior captain and the unquestioned leader for the Baldwin High School football team, his goal is to lead the Bears back to the promised land. “Honestly, our ...

Disegna, Shaw lead Na Alii past Bears

The Maui News The King Kekaulike High School girls volleyball team improved to 2-0 in Maui Interscholastic League play with a sweep of Baldwin on Thursday at Na Alii’s gym in Pukalani. Montana Disegna and Temahh Shaw each had 11 kills to lead the defending MIL Division I champion Na Alii ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Washington Nationals: THURSDAY: 1-5, PB. Singled to left in ninth. SEASON: 65-241 (.270), 13 HR, 28 runs, 47 RBIs.

Central East Maui to play for US title

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Central East Maui’s showdown with South Riding, Va., at the Little League World Series had been billed as a possible pitching duel. After all, the Southeast champions hadn’t allowed a hit in their first two games in Williamsport. CEM, meanwhile, only had two runs ...

‘A new year’ for Lunas

LAHAINA — Joshua Tihada has grown up with Lahainaluna High School football. Now, the all-time leader in state tournament touchdowns is a senior. “No, I actually can’t believe I’m a senior,” Tihada said. “You know, we grew from where we started and we’ll see where this year takes ...

Maui Marathon to start at Sugar Mill

The Maui News The Maui Marathon is getting a new starting point. Runners in the 49th edition of the race, set for Oct. 13, will begin the 26.2-mile race at 5 a.m. at the historic Sugar Mill off Hansen Road in Puunene. In recent years, the race had started on Hookele Street, near where the ...

Spartans kick off MIL D-II title defense with sweep of Trojans

The Maui News Ella Connor had 12 kills and four digs to lead the Seabury Hall girls volleyball team to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-6 victory over St. Anthony at Erdman Athletic Center in Olinda on Wednesday night, the opening night of Maui Interscholastic League Division II play. The Spartans, the ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Lunas seeking boys basketball coach Lahainaluna High School is accepting applications for boys basketball head coach. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15. Resumes should be emailed to athletic director Scott Soldwisch at scott_soldwisch/lahainaluna/hidoe@notes.k12.hi.us. ***** ‘Play ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Washington Nationals: WEDNESDAY: Did not play. SEASON: 64-236 (.271), 13 HR, 28 runs, 47 RBIs.

Pitching key for Central East Maui

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Pitching is always at a premium at the Little League World Series. Each team is limited to strict rules that determine eligibility day to day throughout the tournament. For Central East Maui coach Brad Lung, the decisions to limit his pitchers is just part of the deal. ...

Sabers itching to get season started

KAHULUI — The Maui High School football team will be the last in the state to take the field for a game when the Sabers travel to the Garden Isle to play Kauai High on Saturday. “This team can be very good, it’s a long wait, so it’s kids gelling together and they’re getting ...

Warriors improve to 2-0 with sweep of Sabers

The Maui News Jhene Saribay had 10 kills and four aces to lead the Kamehameha Schools Maui girls volleyball team to a 25-10, 25-11, 25-17 victory over Maui High on Tuesday night at the Warriors’ gym in Pukalani. Logan Spencer added six kills, Taylor Morita had 16 assists and three aces, ...