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From NCAA champ to PGA Tour winner, Wolff shows he can excel at every level

KAPALUA — Just seven months ago, Matthew Wolff was competing in college. This week, the 20-year-old from California competed against some of the best players in the world and finished tied for 11th at 7-under-par 285 in the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua ...

Volunteers enjoy time helping out at Plantation Course

The Maui News Nearly 500 volunteers of all ages worked behind the scenes and in plain sight this week to ensure everything at the Sentry Tournament of Champions went as smoothly as possible. From tracking statistics to greeting fans, meal prepping and organizing the parking lot, volunteers ...

Hole of the Day

Patrick Reed (right) and Joaquin Niemann walk down the 18th fairway Sunday afternoon. The longest hole on the PGA Tour played as the third easiest on the day, at 0.235 strokes under par. In regulation play, it had 12 birdies, 19 pars, two bogeys — including a key one by winner Justin Thomas ...

Richards helps lead undefeated Bears to 51-37 win over Sabers

WAILUKU — Isaiah Richards hopes his Baldwin High School boys basketball team can capture its first Maui Interscholastic League championship since 2014. A 51-37 victory over previously unbeaten Maui High on Saturday night was another step toward that goal, but the 6-foot-2 Bears forward ...

Farmers pick up first win of season, beat Pine Lasses

The Maui News Jordyn McCutcheon scored 13 points and Tiler Hernandez-Adolpho had 10 to lead the Molokai High School girls basketball team to its first win of the season Saturday, 44-40 over Lanai at “The Barn” in Hoolehua. Lia-Chae Meyer chipped in six points for the Farmers, who ...

Lunas lead way at MIL opener, Paani Challenge

The Maui News The Maui Interscholastic League wrestling season kicked off Saturday at King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani, with Lahainaluna earning a meet-leading 156.5 points. With girls wrestlers competing in the Paani Challenge on Oahu, the MIL meet featured the boys. The Lunas got ...

Top-ranked Rainbow Warriors sweep past Golden Eagles

The Maui News Colton Cowell had a team-leading eight kills as the No. 1-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team completed a season-opening sweep of Charleston on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Cowell, a King Kekaulike High School alum, also had three ...

Na Alii boys notch 3-0 win over Bears

WAILUKU — In the rain before kickoff, the King Kekaulike High School boys soccer team huddled for a cheer and yelled “Upcountry.” The defending Maui Interscholastic League champions were getting hyped to face rival Baldwin for the first time this season. “We all came fired up ...

Kamehameha girls, boys remain unbeaten with wins over Seabury

The Maui News The Kamehameha Schools Maui girls and boys soccer teams kept their perfect Maui Interscholastic League records intact Saturday with victories over Seabury Hall at Kanaiaupuni Stadium in Pukalani. The Warrior girls got a hat trick from Takara Lee Kiesel in a 10-0 victory over the ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

ALOHA FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE Dec. 27 Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Eddie’s 69.5, Fred’s 60.5, Anela’s 60.5, Wesley’s 59.5, Lee’s 57.5, Brian’s 57, Rudy’s 49. High series (handicap)—Francine Hokoana 642, Anela Brittain 632, Celine Belanger 622, Ben Cariaga ...

Schauffele leads Thomas by 1 at Kapalua

KAPALUA — They have both won here, but the surroundings aren't super familiar for Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course. Blame that largely on the weather conditions. Schauffele, the defending champion, fired a ...

Defending champ Schauffele tops leaderboard

KAPALUA — It’s safe to say the race is on at the midway point of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Defending champion Xander Schauffele forged a 5-under-par 68 in tough weather conditions that ranged from sunny to blustery to sideways rain at times on the Kapalua Plantation Course to ...

Never been better for Rolfing, Kapalua

Mark Rolfing’s golf life appears to have hit its zenith this week as the Sentry Tournament of Champions teed off at the Kapalua Plantation Course. Rolfing is in the main booth for the Golf Channel and NBC with host Dan Hicks and analyst Paul Azinger. Hicks is handling the even-numbered ...

With Spare for Change, Havens gives back by sharing love of golf

KAPALUA — After the game of golf opened opportunities and positive experiences for David Havens, he wanted to share with others how picking up a club could do the same for them. Through his nonprofit organization Spare for Change, which was founded in 2011, Havens hopes to give back and grow ...

Notebook: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Max Homa wore pineapple-printed shoes with a matching hat and a collared Aloha shirt during Friday’s play at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. His outfit — not often seen on the PGA Tour — was for a good cause. As part of a new Aloha Friday promotion, any player who wore ...

Hole of the Day

With one birdie, 21 pars and 12 bogeys on Friday, the 161-yard, par-3 11th — the shortest hole on the course — matched the third hole as the toughest of the second round. It played to an average of 0.324 strokes over par.

Cowell, No. 1 UH open season with sweep

King Kekaulike High School graduate Colton Cowell had 10 kills to lead the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a season-opening sweep of Charleston on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Cowell, a redshirt senior outside hitter, hit .444 as the Rainbow ...

Spartans keep on rolling with win over Dragons

Ameera Waterford scored 18 points — including 12 in the first quarter — as the undefeated Seabury Hall girls basketball team stifled Hana 47-4 on Friday night at the Erdman Athletic Center in Olinda. Pio Tuivai added 11 points for the Spartans, who upped their Maui Interscholastic League ...

Kihei Little League sign-ups open through Jan. 15

The deadline to sign up for the upcoming Kihei Little League season is Jan. 15. The league is open to children ages 4-12 who are residents of or attend school in Kihei. Conditioning for 8-12 year olds begins Jan. 28. Tee-ball and coach-pitch divisions begin in late February. Opening day is ...

Sports Bulletin Board

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