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Bills eliminate Tagovailoa, Dolphins with 56-26 rout

The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were intent on not easing into the playoffs, while ending the Miami Dolphins’ chances. In a season-ending game in which the Dolphins had far more riding on the outcome, the Bills put an empathic stamp on their ...

Sentry TOC proves to be can’t-miss event

The field for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions became final at noon on Friday, and the list of 42 entrants looks impressive. The field includes three FedEx Cup champions, 28 of the top 30 from the 2019-20 FedEx Cup standings as well as eight of the top 10 in the Official World Golf ...

Plenty of hope for a return to some normalcy in Maui sports

The calendar has turned, finally, so it’s time to take a deep breath of fresh air, sports fans. Never have we had as challenging a year in the sports universe as 2020 turned out to be, and there’s plenty of hope that 2021 will see a return to normalcy. How long that will take is ...

Yagi signs with Simpson

Keelan Yagi of Maui High School smiles after signing to play baseball at Simpson University on Monday at the school’s gym. Simpson, located in Redding, Calif., competes in the NAIA.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

BOWLING HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL LEAGUE Dec. 20 Results At Wailuku Lanes Standings—Kalama Ku 18, Shoots…Get Chance! 13, Gutter Punks 11, Globowl Pindemic 8, Slackas 7, Team Foxxx 3. High series (handicap)—Janeen Souza 630, Mary Naauao 626, Malia Keanini 624, Kalani Himan-Kalua 614, ...

Ancer excited to make historic Kapalua debut

Abraham Ancer has represented Mexico proudly wherever his lifelong golf journey has taken him. Next week, he will add Maui to his list. Ancer and Carlos Ortiz will be the first Mexican players to compete in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course since the event ...

Tagovailoa will start at Bills, but will he finish?

The Associated Press MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins need a good game Sunday to ensure they get to keep playing, and that’s especially true for Tua Tagovailoa. With another dud, the rookie quarterback from Ewa Beach, Oahu, might be watching the final minutes from the sideline again as Miami ...

Kirkman to join national power Menlo

Nalani Kirkman of Lahainaluna High School poses for a photo with parents Kimo Kirkman and Steffani Baku Kirkman after signing with Menlo College on Oct. 5. Nalani Kirkman, the reigning MIL champion at 102 pounds, will be joining an Oaks women’s wrestling program that was the 2019 NAIA and ...

MPAL Flag Football signups open, games to start in Jan.

The Maui News The deadline to register for MPAL Flag Football youth league is today. The league — open to all fourth and fifth graders — is free, regardless of whether the child attends public or private school, and is coached by Maui Police Department officers. Practice starts on ...

Five past champions officially commit to TOC

The Maui News The Sentry Tournament of Champions today announced that five former champions — Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele — have committed to play in the limited-field event when the tournament returns to the Kapalua Plantation Course ...

Armanini earns national recognition for work with Maui’s young golfers

Chris Armanini saw a need and stepped up to help. Armanini, a teaching professional at Kaanapali Golf Courses, was recently honored as a Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Kids Golf, one of the world’s leading organizations in developing young golfers. “U.S. Kids Golf, it’s a great organization ...

UH men’s, women’s basketball games vs. Cal Poly canceled

The Maui News The opening Big West Conference series for the University of Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams were canceled Saturday due to COVID-19 issues in the Cal Poly programs. The Cal Poly men’s team called off its first two Big West series — including a pair of games ...

Valley Isle Track Club set to step up for idle youths

With no guarantee of a Maui Interscholastic League season or the resumption of school-affiliated youth running programs anytime soon, a small group of volunteers are forming the Valley Isle Track Club to give kids the opportunity to stay active, motivated and competitive. The running club is ...

From the MIL to the NFL

HERCULES MATA’AFA, VIKINGS FRIDAY: 4 tackles. SEASON: 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks.

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF MAUI HAWAIIAN WOMEN'S GOLF CLUB Dec. 19 Results At Waiehu Municipal Golf Course C Flight Ace—Namakaokalani Nakagawa 76, Leiroselani Kanoho 84. B Flight—Haunani Kauhaapo 72, Malia Hokoana 73, Lani Pomroy 74. A Flight—Kealohapoinaole Asato 72, Maile Rawson 74, Mahina Hew 74. ...

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 & ...

Hawaii beats Houston 28-14 in New Mexico Bowl — in Texas

The Associated Press and The Maui News FRISCO, Texas — Chevan Cordeiro threw three first-half touchdown passes, Calvin Turner broke the New Mexico Bowl record with a 92-yard kickoff return had another long scoring play to help Hawaii beat Houston 28-14 on Thursday in the New Mexico ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Golf RGC Golf Club 2020 Championship Top Ten (Net)—Victor Inouye 134, Neal Nitta 136, Gordon Guerrero 140, Wayne Omura 140, Irving Koja 143, James Palafox 143, Lance Terada 143, Glenn Ono 147, Mike Suyama 148, Mark Shimamura 149. 2020 RGC Golfer of the Year—Val ...

Trio ranked in world top 7 commits to Kapalua

The Maui News The Sentry Tournament of Champions announced today that Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm -- all of whom are ranked in the top seven in the world -- have committed to play in the 2021 limited-field event when the tournament returns to the Kapalua Plantation Course ...