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Baseball is back on the Valley Isle

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KAHULUI — The crack of the bats, the snap of the mitts, the teams and umpires wearing uniforms, parents and fans looking on. All of the elements of real baseball permeated around the Maui High School field Saturday morning when the Braves met the Royals in the opener of the All Pono Spring ...

VITC set to host track and field meets starting Saturday

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After a smooth cross country club season, youth athletes are ready to hit the track. The Valley Isle Track Club so far has scheduled three meets for Maui’s runners, jumpers and throwers starting Saturday, followed by others on April 17 and April 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yamamoto ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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RODEO HHSRA MAUI DISTRICT March 13 Unofficial Results • At Kaonoulu Ranch, Kula Arena Junior/High School Show No. 12 Junior Bareback steer riding—1. K. Ka‘ili Rice 61 points. Girls breakaway—1. Chaya Gomes 3.39, 2. Bailey Sproat 4.90, 3. Elizabeth Miranda 6.16. Team ...

Rainbow Warriors outlast Beach in five-set thriller

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The Maui News Rado Parapunov slammed 27 kills, and the No. 1-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team downed No. 7 Long Beach State in five sets Saturday night in Honolulu in a match that included a little bit of controversy. Middle blocker Patrick Gasman added a career-high 17 ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: SATURDAY: 1-4, 2 Ks. Reached on infield single to third in second. SUNDAY: Did not play. SEASON: 1-4 (.250).

Connor looking foward to joining a new community at Cal Poly

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• 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. No matter if it was Ella Connor’s first time volleying the ball at Kalama Beach Park ...

No. 1 Rainbow Warriors get past No. 7 Beach in four sets

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The Maui News King Kekaulike High School graduate Colton Cowell had 14 kills and eight blocks to help the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team rally past No. 7 Long Beach State on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu Cowell also had five digs ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational announces field for 2022

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The Maui News The 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational men’s college basketball tournament will include Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State and Texas Tech, event organizers announced Thursday. The 39th annual tournament is set for Nov. 21-23, 2022, ...

Wie West back on leaderboard at ANA Inspiration

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The Associated Press RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Michelle Wie West was back on a major championship leaderboard Thursday at the ANA Inspiration. Playing for the second straight week after a 21-month break, Wie West shot a 2-under 70, leaving the Honolulu native four strokes behind leader ...

Maui water polo trio ready to kick off season at Cal Lutheran

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Jacsen Donohue will play in an official water polo match on Saturday, her first contest that has counted in over a year. She will be joined by fellow Mauians Taryn Sato and Aryana Johnson when their California Lutheran University women’s team takes on Redlands. Donohue, The Maui News Maui ...

Prep players returning to field in All Pono league

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Play ball! It’s not exactly what they originally had in mind, but Craig Okita and the Maui baseball community will take it. Okita, a two-time world champion head coach in Little League play and head coach for Baldwin High School, is the commissioner of the All Pono Spring Baseball League ...

Estrella-Beauchamp excited for trip to US Olympic Trials

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 — ...