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Monteleone runs well at Arizona invitational

Lahainaluna High School track and field coach and masters competitor Cynthia Monteleone was invited to compete in her first track meet since March at the Desert Dream Last Hurrah Invitational in San Tan Valley, Ariz., last weekend. Temperatures reached 100 degrees, but she was able to run ...

Sports Bulletin Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published in the Weekender. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews. com. Upcoming events • BASKETBALL Today—A free basketball clinic will be ...

Chiarella playing way back on Korn Ferry Tour

Alex Chiarella has work to do and he is happy for that. Today, the Seabury Hall graduate heads into his fourth round of competitive golf in the last three months at the Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. He is tied for 118th, at even-par ...

Na Alii’s Arakawa honored by Gatorade

The Maui News Teani Arakawa, a rising senior at King Kekaulike High School, was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Hawaii Girls Soccer Player of the Year on Wednesday. Arakawa is the first Gatorade Hawaii Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from King Kekaulike and the school’s second ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Akina named MHS head soccer coach Maui High School announced Wednesday it has hired Timmy Akina Jr. as head boys soccer coach. Akina has more than 23 years of experience as a head soccer coach and official at both the youth and high school levels. Athletic Director Michael Ban said in a ...

Sentry announces $459,743 for charity

When Sentry Insurance took over as title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions in 2018, the business insurance company wanted to solidify itself as a presence on Maui. The company took another step in that direction on Tuesday with the announcement of $459,743 in contributions to ...

Coach Speak: Adolpho brings wealth of experience back home

In every mile, every game and every training session, Kalei Adolpho found value in all her student-athlete experiences — values she has brought back home as the Molokai High School girls basketball coach. Before Adolpho entered the Maui Interscholastic League in 2007, her shoes already had ...

Little League hopes to have seasons for older players

With practices allowed to begin Monday — and games as soon as July 1 — Hawaii State District III Little League has a goal of modified regular seasons for players 13 to 16 years old around the county. “We would like to do a Junior (13-14)/Senior (15-16) modified season involving multiple ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

ATHLETIC AWARDS MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Team MVPs Air riflery—Jordan Shim, Kamila Hera. Baseball—Taelen-John Bates. Basketball—Efren “JR” Villon, Kayla Thornton. Bowling—Zachary Domingo, Schuyler Barcoma-Suyat. Canoe paddling—Ethan Evangelista, Serena ...

Sports Bulletin Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published in the Weekender. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews. com. DIRECTORY • BADMINTON Keoni Tengan, Department of Parks & ...

Xterra World Championship canceled due to pandemic

Steve Fisher knew it might be coming, but Thursday’s announcement that the 25th edition of the Xterra World Championship — slated for West Maui on Nov. 8 — was canceled was still a blow. Fisher, 60, is one of two people who have completed all 24 previous editions of the off-road ...

Sports making plans as practices, competition allowed to resume soon

A day after the announcement signaling the first phase of organized sports returning to Maui County, the reactions ranged from full-speed ahead for some leagues to a cautious, wait-and-see approach from others. Central East Maui Little League has plans for regular seasons to go ahead in the ...

HCC back at practice, eyes busy summer

Paul Luuwai simply couldn’t turn off the coaching gene that runs deep within him. He couldn’t stay away from the youths that he mentors for Hawaiian Canoe Club. The veteran HCC keiki coach called a couple of his paddlers Sunday night and had them spread the word — practice, for 10 or ...

HSJGA gets creative to resume play

The first sign of sanctioned sports competition returning in Maui County came last week from the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association. The HSJGA emailed a press release outlining island-by-island match-play and stroke-play events later this summer leading up to the Michelle Wie Tournament of ...

Maui Invitational officials hopeful

As event after event gets postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Maui Jim Maui Invitational remain hopeful that the men’s college basketball tournament will be played as scheduled Nov. 23-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center. Tournament organizer KemperLesnik ...

Aguirre takes over Sabers’ girls hoops program

Victor Aguirre had a front-row seat to the remarkable race that took place in Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls basketball in 2020. By being named the Maui High School coach on Thursday, he figures to be much more involved next season. Aguirre resigned from Kamehameha Schools Maui ...

Coaches key to Lunas’ wrestling reign

One carries a notebook so detailed on all possible opponents that it would make the FBI jealous. The other carries an ever-present smile and commitment to the program that never stops. Todd Hayase and Conrad Bolor — the co-head coaches of the well-oiled machine that is the Lahainaluna ...

Swimmers happy to be back in the pool

KIHEI — With Maui County swimming pools opening on Monday, Reid Yamamoto was back in his element, albeit still somewhat remotely. The veteran Maui High School and Hawaii Swim Club coach sent 10 swimmers to work out in non-saltwater for the first time in 2 1/2 months. He posted a suggested ...

Maui’s volleyball players all ready for fall season

While details are still up in the air for all of them as their fall seasons rapidly approach, Maui’s indoor women’s college volleyball players are preparing full speed ahead. Kalena Vaivai, the 2016 Maui Interscholastic League Division I Player of the Year for King Kekaulike High School, ...

Mauian among mass cuts in minors

The news ran the gamut for Maui’s three Minor League Baseball players on Friday amid massive job losses across the sport. Maui High School graduate Mark Karaviotis, a Double-A infielder/outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was among the hundreds of players released as several reports ...