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Sniffen’s perseverance leads to invited walk-on opportunity at Portland

Mileina Sniffen has gotten far listening to her father’s advice, especially when it comes to volleyball. That fatherly advice from Scott Sniffen led her to the University of Portland recently — with a president’s academic scholarship in hand from the school, she will be an invited ...

Ngan atop leaderboard at Western Intercollegiate

The Maui News University of Hawaii golfer Justin Ngan was tied for the lead after the first round of the 74th annual Western Intercollegiate on Monday in Santa Cruz, Calif. Ngan, a senior from Wailuku, had five birdies and two bogeys as he carded a 3-under 67 at the Pasatiempo Golf Club. ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: MONDAY: 1-2, 2B, run. Entered as pinch hitter, doubled to deep left, scored in seventh. SEASON: 2-14 (.143), 1 run.

Volleyball seniors thankful for ‘huge blessing’

For 19 Maui Interscholastic League seniors, it was the chance to play volleyball one more time with their high school teammates. The Pueo Volleyball Classic — a four-team girls club tournament — was won by the Lahaina Volleyball Club on Saturday at the Bozich Center gym on the Maui ...

UH sweeps CSUN, secures Big West regular-season title

The Maui News The undefeated University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept past Cal State Northridge 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 on Saturday in Northridge, Calif., clinching the program’s first outright conference regular-season championship since 1980. Rado Parapunov had a match-high 15 ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

BOWLING VALLEY ISLE BOWLING LEAGUE Wednesday’s Results At Wailuku Lanes Standings—Strike Force 23, Unrespectable’s 22, Kupono Bowlers 18, All Good 16, Wholly Rollers 14, Hammaz 10, Don’t Give a Split 1. High series (handicap)—Scot Gushikuma 719, Wesley Wong 658, Corey ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: SATURDAY: 0-3, K. SUNDAY: Game ppd. SEASON: 1-12 (.083).

Senior Spotlight: For Zeigler-Namoa, the sky is the roof

Senior Spotlight is a special series highlighting standout MIL student-athletes as they reflect upon their high school careers and look toward the future. Stories will run periodically in The Maui News. Ben Zeigler-Namoa is about five weeks away from his Baldwin High School graduation. He ...

Maui Prep to host basketball, volleyball camps this summer

Maui Preparatory Academy will be hosting youth basketball and volleyball camps in early June. MPA is partnering with Vertical Sports Maui for the Elite Basketball Camp, scheduled for June 1-4 at the school’s campus. The camp is for boys and girls ages 14-18 and will be held from 10 a.m. to ...

UH improves to 12-0 with four-set win over CSUN

Rado Parapunov had a match-high 17 kills and eight digs, and the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team remained undefeated after beating Cal State Northridge 25-17, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 Friday in Northridge, Calif. With his final kill — a crosscourt shot that ended the ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: Did not play. SEASON: 1-9 (.111).

Maui Invitational: Odom ‘confident’ 2021 tourney will be on Valley Isle

Looking at the present and future, Dave Odom had a great day on Wednesday. Odom’s son Ryan Odom was just named the new men’s basketball head coach at Utah State University. With that smile on his face, the elder Odom was also contemplating a return to the Valley Isle for the Maui Jim Maui ...

Wong receives standing ovation in return to Busch

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Kolten Wong waves to the crowd as they give him a standing ovation as he steps up to bat during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Wong, who spent eight years with the Cardinals, was making his first appearance back at Busch Stadium ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: THURSDAY: 0-4, 4 Ks, SH. Sacrificed to pitcher in 11th inning. SEASON: 1-9 (.111).

Ozee excited for trip back ‘home’ to Manoa

In a different shade of green, Amy Ozee will be at home this weekend. The Seabury Hall alum is a graduate student who plays for the Cal Poly women’s beach volleyball team. The Mustangs, who are 14-4 and ranked No. 6 in the AVCA coaches poll, will play No. 14 Hawaii (7-5) on Oahu in three ...

Wailea’s Brousseau honored with selection to Who’s Who

Wailea Golf Academy Director of Instruction Claude Brousseau, a PGA Master Professional, has done a lot of things in life, but nothing quite like his most recent honor. Brousseau was recently inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who, a biographical registry of individuals who have demonstrated ...

UH football team quarantining 81 after positive COVID-19 tests

The Maui News The University of Hawaii is quarantining 81 student-athletes on the football team after five student-athletes tested positive Tuesday, raising the team’s total to eight positive tests in the last week, the school said in a news release on Tuesday. The decision was made out ...

Na Alii’s Vasquez signs with Southwestern Oregon

King Kekaulike High School senior Michaelah Vasquez poses with family Tuesday after signing her letter of intent to continue her education and wrestling career at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Ore. Vasquez is the second female student-athlete in school history to earn a ...

Munoz of Wailuku has hole-in-one at Waiehu

Eddie Munoz of Wailuku recorded a hole-in-one on March 28 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. Munoz used an 8-iron to ace the No. 8 hole from 150 yards. Witnesses were Edward Coloma, Bernard Perez and Pat Hashimura.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

RGC Golf Club Sunday’s Results At Pukalani Country Club Low gross—Mark Shimamura 73. White Tees Net—Glenn Ono 66, Gerry Caliva 71, Jeff Mahoney 71, Miles Suzuki 71. Par 3s—Nos. 3, 8: Tom Huber; No. 14: Glenn Ono; No. 16: Dennis Pagco. Skins—Mark Shimamura 3, Gerry Caliva 2, ...