Central wins Senior district title; Kihei claims Junior crown

First photo: Konnor Palmeira pitches for Central East Maui in the second inning of a 10-0, six-inning victory over Upcountry on Monday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku that clinched the Hawaii State Little League District III Senior (15-16) Division championship. Central went 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring its opponents 29-1, and will next play in the state tournament, scheduled for July 7-11 at Hilo’s Walter Victor Stadium. Second photo: Kihei’s Bryson McCabe (left) and Zack Chmeleck celebrate after scoring in the third inning of an 11-1, five-inning win over Central to claim the Junior (13-14) Division district title. Kihei also won all three of its games in the tournament, by a combined score of 18-3, and advanced to the state tournament scheduled for July 14-18 at Maehara.

The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photos