Valley Isle Sports/In Brief

Grossman earns Coach of Year award

Seabury Hall’s Bobby Grossman was named the girls cross country High School Coach of the Year for the state of Hawaii by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association last week.

Grossman guided the Spartans to a second straight overall state title in October, with Seabury placing three runners in the top five at the state championship meet — Victoria Winham, who won back-to-back individual state titles, Darby Mulligan (fourth) and Kallalei Ryden (fifth).


Pro skills trainer to hold basketball clinics

Chris Hyppa, a professional skills trainer from Seattle, and Heads Up Basketball will hold youth basketball clinics Jan. 27-28 in Central Maui.

The clinic for players in kindergarten through 3rd grade will be held Jan. 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Puu Kukui School in Wailuku. The cost is $40.

The clinic for grades 4-8 is Jan. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at Maui High in Kahului. The cost is $70 for both days, $40 for a single-day drop-in.

The clinic for grades 9-12 is Jan. 28 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Maui High. The cost is $50.

To register, visit


USTA offers youth tennis classes

The USTA is offering beginner tennis classes for youth ages 6-14 starting Jan. 24 at the Eddie Tam Courts in Makawao.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 12-14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. for ages 6-8 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 9-11. Balls and racquets will be provided.

The early registration fee is $39 for six classes. An $8 late fee will be charged for those registering after Thursday. To register, visit

For more information, call (808) 585-9530.


Takitani aces No. 16 at Pukalani Country Club

Jason Takitani of Wailuku made a hole-in-one Saturday at Pukalani Country Club.

Takitani used a 6 iron to ace the 169-yard 16th hole. The shot was witnessed by Wade Kitagawa.