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Maui schools, athletes named HMSA Kaimana Awards recipients

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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

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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. DIRECTORY • BADMINTON Keoni Tengan, Department of Parks & ...

2019-20 MIL Athletes of the Year

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

County Little League teams struggle to secure permits

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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 • BASKETBALL Today—A free basketball clinic will be ...

Chiarella playing way back on Korn Ferry Tour

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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 ...

Na Alii’s Arakawa honored by Gatorade

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The Maui News Teani Arakawa, a rising senior at King Kekaulike High School, was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Hawaii Girls Soccer Player of the Year on Wednesday. Arakawa is the first Gatorade Hawaii Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from King Kekaulike and the school’s second ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Akina named MHS head soccer coach Maui High School announced Wednesday it has hired Timmy Akina Jr. as head boys soccer coach. Akina has more than 23 years of experience as a head soccer coach and official at both the youth and high school levels. Athletic Director Michael Ban said in a ...

Sentry announces $459,743 for charity

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When Sentry Insurance took over as title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions in 2018, the business insurance company wanted to solidify itself as a presence on Maui. The company took another step in that direction on Tuesday with the announcement of $459,743 in contributions to ...

Coach Speak: Adolpho brings wealth of experience back home

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In every mile, every game and every training session, Kalei Adolpho found value in all her student-athlete experiences — values she has brought back home as the Molokai High School girls basketball coach. Before Adolpho entered the Maui Interscholastic League in 2007, her shoes already had ...

Little League hopes to have seasons for older players

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With practices allowed to begin Monday — and games as soon as July 1 — Hawaii State District III Little League has a goal of modified regular seasons for players 13 to 16 years old around the county. “We would like to do a Junior (13-14)/Senior (15-16) modified season involving multiple ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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ATHLETIC AWARDS MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Team MVPs Air riflery—Jordan Shim, Kamila Hera. Baseball—Taelen-John Bates. Basketball—Efren “JR” Villon, Kayla Thornton. Bowling—Zachary Domingo, Schuyler Barcoma-Suyat. Canoe paddling—Ethan Evangelista, Serena ...

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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. DIRECTORY • BADMINTON Keoni Tengan, Department of Parks & ...