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Savanna Stone competes during finals day of the Papara Pro Open Tahiti on Monday. WSL / HANA CHICOU photo

Stone places second at Papara Pro Open Tahiti

Maui’s Savanna Stone finished as the runner-up at the Papara Pro Open Tahiti on Monday in Papara, French Polynesia.

The 15-year-old Stone, who won this World Surf League Women’s Qualifying Series event in 2017, defeated Oahu’s Gabriella Knudson 14.34-12.10 in the semifinals to make it to the two-surfer final.

In the final, defending champion Gabriela Bryan of Kauai got a pair of 8-point rides for a total of 16.33 to beat Stone’s 11.43.


Vaught earns Northwest Conference award

Pacific University sophomore catcher Montana Vaught, a Wailuku resident and Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate, was named Northwest Conference Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday after a stellar four-game series against Puget Sound over the weekend.

She hit .714 (10-for-14) with four doubles, two home runs, eight runs scored, 11 RBIs, a 1.429 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage.

For the season, Vaught is ranked in numerous statistical categories among the nation’s best in NCAA Division III softball. She is second in home runs (2) and third in total bases (50) as well as 19th in doubles (6) and hits (22).