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Estrella-Beauchamp excited for trip to US Olympic Trials

Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp is headed to rare territory for a Maui wrestler — the U.S. Olympic Trials this week in Fort Worth, Texas. Her cousin Nanea Estrella will be along to provide support. Estrella-Beauchamp, a 2020 Baldwin High School graduate who competes for Midland University ...

No. 1 Rainbow Warriors dominate No. 12 Tritons, improve to 9-0

The Maui News Rado Parapunov had 12 kills to lead a blistering attack, and the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept past No. 12 UC San Diego 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 on Saturday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Parapunov hit .526 as part of the ...

Mayor honors Maui Ducks

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on Thursday poses for a photo with members of the Maui Ducks flag football team that won the 7-under age division at the NFL Flag Bowl on Jan. 31. “These young athletes and their coaches bring home a championship and pride to our community,” Victorino ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Yonashiro of Kahului has ace at Waiehu Glenn Yonashiro of Kahului made a hole-in-one on March 20 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. Yonashiro used a pitching wedge to ace the 16th hole from 112 yards. Witnesses were Jordan Yonashiro and Matt Davis. ***** Komoda of Wailuku has hole-in-one ...

Senior Spotlight: Almeida never too far from supportive twin bro

Senior Spotlight is a special series highlighting standout MIL student-athletes as they reflect upon their high school careers and look toward the future. Stories will run periodically in The Maui News. Even after Lauren Almeida parts ways with twin brother Dylan in their college pursuits, she ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

BOWLING HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday’s Results At Wailuku Lanes Standings—Shoots…Get Chance! 39, Kalama Ku 39, Team Foxxx 29, Slackas 28, Gutter Punks 17, Globowl Pindemic 16. High series (handicap)—Janiesse Palafox 639, Christian Martin-Chu 634, Cindy Torres 629, Janeen ...

UH tops UC San Diego in four sets in home opener

Rado Parapunov had 17 kills and Colton Cowell added 14 as the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball opened its home slate with a four-set victory over No. 12 UC San Diego on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Chaz Galloway contributed 13 kills — ...

Tihada named head coach for new MPA girls basketball team

Maiki Tihada is used to being the first to do things on Maui basketball courts. She has done it again. On Thursday, Tihada, who changed her last name from Viela three years ago, was named the first head coach for the brand-new girls basketball program at Maui Preparatory Academy. “I’m ...

Wie West struggles to 81 in return to LPGA Tour

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Wie West struggled through a round of 9-over 81 in her first tournament in nearly two years, while Inbee Park shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Kia Classic at Aviara. Park had a solid, bogey-free round in rainy, breezy conditions ...

Wood completes wire-to-wire win at Kaanapali; Cabajar ties for third

LAHAINA — Jasmine Cabajar and Madison Wood both surprised themselves a bit at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic women’s college golf tournament Wednesday. Cabajar, a fifth-year senior for Portland State University and a Maui High School graduate, surged to a tie for third place after a ...

Anuenue Spring Break Classic

Wednesday’s Final Round • At Royal Kaanapali Course *-denotes player competing only as individual Team scores UC Davis 294-286-298—878 +14 Hawaii 305-291-302—898 +34 Portland State 305-297-310—912 +48 Hawaii-Hilo 343-365-329—1037 +173 Hawaii ...

Wie West looks forward to first-tee nerves again

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — New mom Michelle Wie West is looking forward to being nervous again on the golf course. It’s been nearly two years since she played a competitive round on the LPGA Tour and nine months since she gave birth to daughter Makenna. The Honolulu native ...

Gaining experience key for Rainbow Wahine

With less than a month left before the Big West Conference championship tournament, the Anuenue Spring Break Classic is crucial for the University of Hawaii women’s golf team this week at the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course. “It’s an important event, we always love coming to Maui,” Hawaii ...

Anuenue Spring Break Classic

Tuesday’s Second Round At Royal Kaanapali Course *-denotes player competing only as individual Team scores UC Davis 294-286—580 +4 Hawaii 305-291—596 +20 Portland State 305-297—602 +26 Hawaii Pacific 355-346—701 +125 Hawaii-Hilo 343-365—708 +132 Individual scores Madison ...

Mariota returning to Raiders after taking pay cut

The Associated Press Marcus Mariota agreed to take a pay cut on Tuesday to remain as backup quarterback for a second season for the Las Vegas Raiders. The Saint Louis School graduate had been due to be paid $10.5 million in the second year of his contract with the team after making $7.5 ...

Cabajar enjoying time back home

LAHAINA — When Jasmine Cabajar and her Portland State University women’s golf team landed on Maui on Thursday evening, their internal clocks were set past 10 p.m. Cabajar, a two-time Maui Interscholastic League individual champion for Maui High School, is the designated restaurant chooser ...

Keeping Score

Maui’s Kurt Suzuki smiles after scoring a run for the Angels in the second inning of Los Angeles’ 15-7 spring training win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

High schoolers excited to be back on field in MPAL flag football league

LAHAINA — David Hong is enjoying touching the football in Maui Police Activities League games. He is a sophomore at Lahainaluna High School who figures to play defensive line in the fall for the Lunas. For the 49ers flag football team in 7-on-7 MPAL play, he is a running back and ...

Senior Spotlight: Calibuso-Kwee grateful for family, coaches

Senior Spotlight is a special series highlighting standout MIL student-athletes as they reflect upon their high school careers and look toward the future. Stories will run periodically in The Maui News. Lana Calibuso-Kwee knows just how fortunate she is in this age of COVID-19. The Baldwin ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Takahashi of Kahului aces No. 2 at Waiehu Ryan Takahashi of Kahului made a hole-in-one on March 9 at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. Takahashi used a 9-iron to ace the No. 2 hole from 139 yards. The shot was witnessed by Molly Marchessault. _______________ Bierer of Kihei has ...