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Salter beats Grove by technical submission

The Maui News John Salter defeated Kendall Grove of Wailuku on Friday in a Bellator 181 middleweight bout in Thackerville, Okla. Salter (14-3), ranked third in his weight class, won by technical submission on a rear naked choke at 4 minutes, 37 seconds of round one. He has won his last six ...

Maui sailor completes Transpac Yacht Race

The Maui News Merlin, with Maui sailor Keahi Ho, completed the Transpac Yacht Race on Friday, arriving at the Diamond Head finish line after departing from San Pedro, Calif., on July 6. Merlin, sailing out of Santa Cruz Yacht Club and skippered by Bill and Lu Lee, had an official elapsed ...

Fighters weigh in for Just Scrap card

Kauai’s Preston Smythe (left) and Maui’s Vinson Sylva pose Friday at Maui Harley-Davidson in Kahului during weigh-ins for today’s Just Scrap mixed martial arts card at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Smythe and Silva are to meet for the interim 155-pound title.

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BASEBALL HAWAII STATE LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR (13-14) DIVISION STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s Results At Maehara Stadium KANEOHE 13, WEST SIDE HAWAII 3 West Hawaii 210 00—3 2 4 Kaneohe 205 15—13 13 1 Kaikea Kaupu-Manini, James Kapela (2), James Kaukahela (4) and Kapela, ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .250 batting avg. (32-128), 7 HR, 24 RBIs, 17 runs, 8-29 on SB attempts against.

O’Brien wins 1,500 as state meet opens

Jasmine O’Brien set a personal best by seven seconds, but was still slightly upset Thursday at the state long-course swimming championships at Kihei Aquatic Center. “I expected better. I wanted to go faster,” said the Hawaii Swim Club standout, who won the girls 1,500-meter freestyle in ...

Grove, Salter weigh in

Kendall Grove of Wailuku poses with John Salter during Thursday’s weigh-in for today’s welterweight bout on the Bellator 181 cardin Thackerville, Okla. Grove (23-16) weighed in at 185.7 pounds. Salter (13-3), ranked third in his class by Bellator, weighed in at 185.0. BELLATOR photo

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Miyamoto wins Waialae Women’s Invitational Baldwin High School graduate Kimberlie Miyamoto won the Waialae Women’s Invitational golf tournament that took place Monday and Tuesday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Miyamoto, who now plays for Eastern Washington, closed with a ...

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Bowling VALLEY ISLE BOWLING LEAGUE Wednesday’s Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Strike Force 87, Hui Paani 78.5, Unrespectable’s 76.5, Pac Auto 68, No Ka Oi 66.5, Da Hui II 58, All Good 51, Da Kru 46.5, Da Hui 35.5. High series (handicap)—Ricky Komatsu 671, James ...

Whitman ‘living the dream’ in London

As he spoke on the telephone from London, John Kahoohanohano Whitman marveled at the journey he has taken. After a youth spent in foster care on Maui, Whitman is now a 6-foot-1, 28-year-old standout all-around player for the University of East London volleyball team, returning to a sport he ...

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Kaiwi, Patterson earn USA Taekwondo medals Ka‘ale Mailou Kaiwi of Kiffmann’s Maui Elite Taekwondo won a silver medal in the boys 8-9 black-belt middleweight sparring division of the USA Taekwondo national championships that took place from June 29 to July 6 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, ...

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Canoe Sailing HAWAIIAN SAILING CANOE ASSOCIATION Saturday’s Results Kaunakakai to Kailua, Oahu Traditional—1. Olukai (Jason Dameron) 5:58, 2. Kaanapali Beach Hotel (Ray Glauser) 6:03, 3. Maui Jim (Donny Jones) 6:09, 4. Hui Nalu Canoe Club (Jamie Brown) 6:16, 5. Aston Whaler (Derek ...

Family first as Grove prepares for Salter

Going into his 40th professional mixed martial arts fight, Kendall Grove is all about family these days. Grove (23-16) will face John Salter in Bellator 181 on Friday night in Thackerville, Okla. His grandfather, Moses Kauhaahaa Sr., died in February at the age of 85. His father, Eric Walla ...

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Maui High football tryouts to start Monday Maui High School will conduct junior varsity and varsity football tryouts next week, Monday through Wednesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school’s field. Students must have a current medical physical and parental consent form. For more ...

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ALOHA FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE Friday’s Results At Maui Bowling Center Standings—Fred’s 21, Lee’s 19, Francine’s 15.5, Mary’s 13.5, Eddie’s 12.5, Celine’s 12, Wesley’s 10, Rudy’s 8.5. High series (handicap)—Ernestine Kahalekai 611, Loretta Hoewaa 606, Richard Baqui ...

Central East Maui wins Senior state title

The Maui News Central East Maui won its third and fourth straight elimination games — 10-3 and 3-0 over Pearl City — on Monday to claim the Hawaii State Little League Senior Division (15-16) title at Wong Stadium in Hilo. Central will seek its third West Regional title in the last four ...

Molokai4Molokai concludes weekend focused on racing, culture

First photo: Troy Heen heads to the top overall time in Sunday’s Molokai4Molokai race, completing the 10-mile course from Kamalo Harbor to Kaunakakai Harbor in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds. The event concluded the Molokai Holokai weekend, which began with Saturday’s Maui2Molokai Challenge, ...

Central reaches final day of Senior state tournament

The Maui News Central East Maui moved two wins away from a Hawaii State Little League Senior (13-14) Division championship by defeating Honolulu 3-1 on Sunday in an elimination game at Wong Stadium in Hilo. Central will play Pearl City today, needing to win twice to earn one of the nine ...

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Paddling MOLOKAI4MOLOKAI Sunday’s Results Kamalo Harbor to Kaunakakai Harbor Female Stand-Up Paddleboard Open 30-39—1. Annabel Anderson 1:20:11, 2. Lisette Prado 1:33:11. Stand-Up Paddleboard 14-0 18 and under—1. Kali‘a Alexiou 1:23:31, 2. Lara Claydon ...

From Maui to the Majors

Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves: SUNDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .250 batting avg. (32-128), 7 HR, 24 RBIs, 17 runs, 8-29 on SB attempts against.