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Players rave about Plantation Course

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Adam Scott has always enjoyed the Kapalua Plantation Course, but perhaps never more than what he has seen lately. The 40-year-old Australian who is ranked 21st in the world has played here in the Sentry Tournament of Champions six times, but the last was in 2014. He got an up-close look at ...

Decision on MIL fall, winter sports likely to come today

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It appears the fate of all fall and winter sports in the Maui Interscholastic League will be decided today. After a 2 1/2-hour meeting of MIL athletic directors Tuesday, a decision was made to hold an “emergency meeting” of the MIL Executive Council this morning, according to Maui High ...

Maui Marathon goes virtual for 2021

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It wasn’t an easy decision, but it appears to be the best one for the Maui Marathon. The marathon, half marathon, 10K run/walk, 5K run/walk and marathon relay will all be held virtually after the event’s board of directors voted to do so late last month, due to the COVID-19 ...

HHSAA officially cancels March state tourneys

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On the heels of announcements from around the state that the winter high school sports season is on the brink of being officially wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, three Maui Interscholastic League championship coaches reacted with mixed emotions over the weekend. Two of the state’s five ...

COVID-19 protocols key to holding Sentry TOC

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The Sentry Tournament of Champions is set to run Thursday through Sunday at the Kapalua Plantation Course, its originally scheduled date. The journey to get there — with a field of 42 players that is as good or better than it ever has been in 23 events here — was anything but easy during ...

Mata‘afa makes first NFL start

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Vikings defensive tackle Hercules Mata‘afa chases Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the first half of Minnesota’s 37-35 win over Detroit on Sunday. Mata‘afa, a graduate of Lahainaluna High School, made his first NFL start, starting at right defensive end in his 19th NFL game and ...

From the MIL to the NFL

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Statistics for Lahainaluna graduate Hercules Mata’afa of the Minnesota Vikings: SUNDAY: 1 tackle, 1 sack for a loss of 5 yards, 1 QB hit. SEASON: 13 games, 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks.

Bills eliminate Tagovailoa, Dolphins with 56-26 rout

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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 ...