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A very different Tournament of Champions could lead to change

KAPALUA — As the PGA Tour island-hops to Oahu this week, the 23rd edition of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course appears to have left a lasting legacy. The event that began in 1953 in California had its largest field ever, with 42 players who all finished ...

UH moves forward with plans to play football on campus

The Maui News With the recent news that Aloha Stadium is not suitable to have fans in the stands, the University of Hawaii Athletics Department announced Monday in a news release that it is moving forward with plans to host football games on the Manoa campus at the Clarence T.C. Ching ...

English completes wire-to-wire victory

KAPALUA — Harris English stuck to his game plan all week at the Kapalua Plantation Course and, after one extra hole Sunday, it turned into his first PGA Tour win in more than seven years. English beat Joaquin Niemann on the first hole of a playoff in the final round of the Sentry Tournament ...

English tops crowded leaderboard going into weekend at Kapalua

KAPALUA — With 15 players within four shots of his lead, Harris English sees a shootout coming this weekend in the final two round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course. English shot 6-under-par 67 on Friday to get to 14-under 132. He leads defending champion ...

Back on Maui, Morikawa vaults into contention

KAPALUA — Collin Morikawa acknowledges with a sly smile that he is as much of a hometown favorite as anyone in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. “I guess, yeah,” the California native said at the end of his media availability after Friday’s second round at the Kapalua Plantation ...

Prep cancellations deprive student-athletes of opportunities

If pieces of my youth or high school athletic career were cut short or canceled, I’d be devastated. As a former student-athlete, beginning from Haiku Elementary School and all the way through college at the University of Utah, I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Ramsay Anakalea of Wailuku made a hole-in-one on Monday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. Anakalea used a 9-iron to ace the 16th hole from 121 yards. Witnesses were Bob Ronde and John Lynn.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF RGC Golf Club Sunday’s Results At The Dunes at Maui Lani Low gross—Mark Shimamura. White tee net—Val Ogata 69, Clyde Imai 71, Mark Shimamura 73, Lance Terada 73, Gerry Caliva 76, Neal Nitta 76, Jeff Mahoney 76. Par 3s—No. 3: Neal Nitta; No. 6: Mark Shimamura; No. 8: ...

Thomas, English share early lead

KAPALUA — Harris English has only been to the Sentry Tournament of Champions once, in 2014 when he finished tied for 11th with a best round of 69. Justin Thomas has been here six years in a row and has won twice, including last year. In Thursday’s first round of the 2021 event, each ...

Garcia returns to Kapalua with big first round

KAPALUA — Back at the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2006, Sergio Garcia made it look like no time had passed at all. Garcia fired a 6-under-par 67 in Thursday’s first round, leaving the veteran Spaniard two shots out of the lead and in a tie for third place with ...

PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions

Thursday’s First Round At Kapalua Plantation Course Harris English 32-33—65 -8 Justin Thomas 31-34—65 -8 Robert Streb 32-35—67 -6 Sergio Garcia 34-33—67 -6 Nick Taylor 34-33—67 -6 Ryan Palmer 34-33—67 -6 Sungjae Im 35-32—67 -6 Patrick Reed 33-34—67 -6 Adam ...

Thomas, Johnson ready to get year underway at Kapalua

Before the turmoil going on in Washington, D.C., canceled the final two news conferences on the eve of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas gave thanks for being at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The world’s third-ranked player and defending champion here finished his news ...

Players rave about Plantation Course

Adam Scott has always enjoyed the Kapalua Plantation Course, but perhaps never more than what he has seen lately. The 40-year-old Australian who is ranked 21st in the world has played here in the Sentry Tournament of Champions six times, but the last was in 2014. He got an up-close look at ...

Jaws Championship canceled following state suspension of surf competitions

The Maui News This season’s Big Wave Jaws Championship Peahi has been canceled following a state decision to suspended all surf competitions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism made the announcement of the ban on surf contests ...

Decision on MIL fall, winter sports likely to come today

It appears the fate of all fall and winter sports in the Maui Interscholastic League will be decided today. After a 2 1/2-hour meeting of MIL athletic directors Tuesday, a decision was made to hold an “emergency meeting” of the MIL Executive Council this morning, according to Maui High ...

Maui Marathon goes virtual for 2021

It wasn’t an easy decision, but it appears to be the best one for the Maui Marathon. The marathon, half marathon, 10K run/walk, 5K run/walk and marathon relay will all be held virtually after the event’s board of directors voted to do so late last month, due to the COVID-19 ...

HHSAA officially cancels March state tourneys

On the heels of announcements from around the state that the winter high school sports season is on the brink of being officially wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, three Maui Interscholastic League championship coaches reacted with mixed emotions over the weekend. Two of the state’s five ...

COVID-19 protocols key to holding Sentry TOC

The Sentry Tournament of Champions is set to run Thursday through Sunday at the Kapalua Plantation Course, its originally scheduled date. The journey to get there — with a field of 42 players that is as good or better than it ever has been in 23 events here — was anything but easy during ...

Mata‘afa makes first NFL start

Vikings defensive tackle Hercules Mata‘afa chases Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the first half of Minnesota’s 37-35 win over Detroit on Sunday. Mata‘afa, a graduate of Lahainaluna High School, made his first NFL start, starting at right defensive end in his 19th NFL game and ...

From the MIL to the NFL

Statistics for Lahainaluna graduate Hercules Mata’afa of the Minnesota Vikings: SUNDAY: 1 tackle, 1 sack for a loss of 5 yards, 1 QB hit. SEASON: 13 games, 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks.