Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Bunch places second at Sunset Pro Junior

Maui surfers Jackson Bunch and Ocean Macedo made it to the final of the Sunset Pro Junior on Tuesday, with Bunch finishing in second place and Macedo fourth in the event on Oahu’s North Shore.

In a close final, the Big Island’s Brodi Sale put up a two-wave score of 9.90 to edge Bunch (8.90), Oahu’s Shion Crawford (8.45) and Macedo (8.00).

California’s Kirra Pinkerton won the girls title.

The junior events were held in conjunction with the Sunset Open, a World Surf League Men’s Qualifying Series 1,000 event. Several Maui surfers are in the field for the QS event, including defending champion Cody Young.


Maui’s ESPN 900 AM expands to 102.5 FM

ESPN 900 AM is now simulcasting on 102.5 FM, Pacific Media Group announced Monday.

The radio station’s programming includes Maui Interscholastic League coverage, “Let’s Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey” and featuring Jordan Helle, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational men’s college basketball tournament and the Sentry Tournament of Champions PGA golf event, in addition to various national events.

“We are in a constant pursuit of providing more options for our listeners to find and listen to our programming,” PMG President and CEO Chuck Bergson said in a press release.


MAAC to host Super Bowl screening

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will once again be holding a watch party for the Super Bowl, which is set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.

Two large screens will show “The Big Game” between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers — one an LED screen outside the Yokouchi Pavilion, and another in the Castle Theater that is the largest movie screen in the state, according to the MAAC.

Admission is free. There will also be enterainment by Willie K and food trucks (Three’s Bar & Grill, Pele’s Pizza Hawaii, The Corn Project, Real Fruit Ice Cream Hawaii) in addition to a full range of beverages plus coffee and desserts.

Outside food and beverages, as well as tailgating, are not allowed. Gates open at noon.

For more information, visit mauiarts.org.


Dray of Kihei has hole-in-one at Maui Nui

Dillon “Pickle” Dray of Kihei hit a hole-in-one at Maui Nui Golf Club on Saturday.

Dray used a pitching wedge to ace the 17th hole. Witnesses were Justin Daiek and Anthony Musielak.