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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 • COACHING POSITIONS Friday—King Kekaulike High ...

Swimmers trade pool for ocean workouts

KIHEI — Kainalu Ball is used to swimming at the Kihei Aquatic Center, but with strict guidelines at Maui County pools in place right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he is now enjoying workouts in the Pacific Ocean. Ball, a rising senior at Maui High School, was a member of the 2020 Maui ...

Kepler’s road to coaching unconventional

* Coach Speak is a special series of stories highlighting coaches from around the Maui Interscholastic League. Stories will run periodically throughout the summer in The Maui News. Cassie Kepler’s call to coaching is different than most. While becoming the head cross country coach for ...

Maui County trio to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo

They don’t get to practice together very often, but that didn’t stop Daniel Miranda and Kahiwa Augustiro from qualifying for the National High School Finals Rodeo in team roping. Miranda is a rising junior at Hawaii Technology Academy on Maui, while Augustiro will be a freshman at Molokai ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

King Kekaulike seeking girls volleyball coach King Kekaulike High School is currently accepting applications for its girls volleyball head coach position. Applications are available at the school’s main office. Resumes and applications should be submitted to the main office no later than ...

Lolohea chooses rugby, commits to powerhouse Life

Sione Lolohea has been on college recruiters’ radars for a long time. He made news when he was offered a football scholarship from Brigham Young University as an 8th-grader at Maui Waena Intermediate School. But even through a standout career on the gridiron at Maui High School, rugby was ...

Suzuki ready to get back to work

Kurt Suzuki will finally reach the field as a world champion in less than a month. “It feels like it has been a long time coming, you know, right?” the Baldwin High School graduate, on the verge of his 14th Major League Baseball season, said Saturday from his home in Southern ...

Maui schools, athletes named HMSA Kaimana Awards recipients

The Maui News Seabury Hall’s Ameera Waterford and Kihei Charter’s William Kepler were the Maui Interscholastic League’s recipients of the HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program, the nonprofit health insurer announced Friday. The program recognizes Hawaii high seniors and schools ...

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 & ...

2019-20 MIL Athletes of the Year

Nanea Estrella remembers laughing at the thought when she first heard Zane Monteleone utter it. The Lahainaluna High School assistant wrestling coach told her as a freshman she could one day be a four-time state champion. That came true in February — she’s just the second in Maui ...

2019-20 MIL Athletes of the Year

Kaulana Tihada has grown up with a front-row seat to watch his older brother Joshua star on the football field. Justice Tihada walked the football journey at Lahainaluna High School first, paving the way for Josh in the Maui Interscholastic League. Neither of Joshua Tihada’s brothers were ...

60 games? Last year’s champs were in big trouble

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Maybe this gives fans a sense of what it will mean to have a Major League Baseball season shrunk down to just 60 games this year during the pandemic: Where were the Washington Nationals that far into 2019? Last year, the Nationals played their 60th of 162 ...

Dancil, assistants lead with humility, dedication

Humility and commitment comes up in every conversation involving King Kekaulike High School girls soccer coach Gundi Dancil. From coaching growing players in youth soccer clubs to high school athletes on the Pukalani campus, Dancil has a long history of building communities that are willing ...

Wailea Blue closing indefinitely due to ‘devastating economic conditions’

The Maui News Citing the “devastating economic conditions” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wailea Blue Course will be closed on July 6 until further notice. “This was an extraordinarily painful decision for us — we explored every option we could think of — but there’s ...

County Little League teams struggle to secure permits

Maui County Little League baseball teams are still striving to get on to the field this summer, although the requirements to get there are daunting, according to Hawaii State District III coordinator Ernest Delima. Mayor Michael Victorino announced on June 9 that practices for some outdoor ...

Ozee headed to Cal Poly

The Maui News Amy Ozee told The Maui News on Saturday that she will use her final season of college eligibility to play beach volleyball at Cal Poly. The Seabury Hall alum is a graduate transfer from the University of Hawaii, where she finished her career 79-27 as a four-year starter, ...

Coach Speak: Montalvo guides St. Anthony baseball

The St. Anthony High School baseball team has not been to a state tournament in a decade, but Lionel Montalvo is doing his best to return the program from the tiny Catholic school on Lower Main Street back to prominence. Montalvo was part of a remarkable run for the Trojans from 2007-10 as an ...

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 ...