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Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Cruz named NAIA national coach of year Grand View University men’s volleyball coach Donan Cruz was named the USMC/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year on Tuesday, the 2001 Baldwin High School graduate’s fourth such honor. Under Cruz’s guidance, the Vikings have won four straight Heart ...

Chiefs fly past 49ers in flag football final

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First photo: The Chiefs’ Po‘okela Aiu leaps to catch a first-half touchdown pass as the 49ers’ Christian Clarion defends during the Maui Police Activities League flag football championship game Friday evening at Sue Cooley Stadium. The Chiefs, a team made up of Kamehameha Schools Maui ...

Cowell, six other Rainbow Warriors named all-Big West

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The Maui News King Kekaulike High School graduate Colton Cowell earned his second all-Big West first-team honor Monday, among seven members of the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to receive all-conference honors from the league’s six head coaches. Cowell, a senior ...

Hawaiian Style 14s win title at Far Westerns

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The Maui News The Hawaiian Style Volleyball Club’s 14s team captured gold at the No Dinx/NCVA Far Western National Qualifier, winning their division Monday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Hawaiian Style went 10-0 over three days, defeating NorCal Volleyball Club 25-16, ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: MONDAY: 2-4, RBI. Hit RBI single to right in seventh inning; singled to left center in ninth. SEASON: 6-24 (.250), 1 run, 2 RBI.

Runners show training pays off at VITC meet

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WAILUKU — Every early morning and solo workout that Maile Crowe has done amid the COVID-19 pandemic was just another opportunity to lace up the track spikes and improve. The hard work and self-motivation showed on Saturday morning with her wins in the 13-18 girls 100- and 200-meter races at ...

Valley Isle Track Club

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Saturday’s Results, Top 8 At Yamamoto Track & Field Facility Note: h-hand timed Girls 13-18 100 meters—1. Maile Crowe, VITC, 13.12; 2. Jayce Bulosan, KS Maui, 13.15; 3. Mele Sjostrand, Upcountry, 13.96; 4. Sydney Snyder, Maui Prep, 14.44; 5. Clara Miller, Upcountry, 14.53; 6. ...

UH finishes off perfect regular season; Big West tournament set

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The Maui News The top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept past UC Irvine on Saturday night, completing the program’s first undefeated regular season. Rado Parapunov led the Rainbow Warriors (15-0, 10-0 Big West Conference) with 13 kills and five aces in the 25-17, ...

Ko wins Lotte with record 28-under

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The Associated Press KAPOLEI, Oahu — Lydia Ko is golfing like she is a kid again. In other words, she’s tough to beat. No one came close at the Lotte Championship. Ko torched Kapolei Golf Club and tournament records in the process. A final-round 65 Saturday left her at 28-under 260 and ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Games ppd. due to Twins’ COVID issues. SEASON: 4-20 (.200), 1 run, 1 RBI.

Kahale follows passion, eyes college volleyball

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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. Kanalu Kahale has always looked up to his oldest brother Kaimana, but the third-oldest of ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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BOWLING MBC HOLO DOUBLES LEAGUE Sunday’s Results • At Wailuku Lanes Standings—Francine/Harvey 17, Carmen/Brian 16, Celine/Eddie 10.5, Ipo/Toy 10, Karen/Zac 8, Quinn/Kurt 7, Lanell/Gerry 6.5, Sandy/Larry 5. High series (handicap)—Gerry Anderson 657, Brian DePonte 638, George ...

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. _______________ Upcoming events • BASKETBALL June 1-4—Maui ...

UH escapes with five-set win over UC Irvine

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Rado Parapunov slammed a match-high 25 kills as the top-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team narrowly avoided its first loss of the season, edging UC Irvine in five sets Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. King Kekaulike High School graduate ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: _______________ KURT SUZUKI FRIDAY: 0-4, 2 Ks. SEASON: 4-20 (.200), 1 run, 1 RBI.

Saso opens up two-stroke lead at Lotte Championship

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The Associated Press KAPOLEI, Oahu — Yuka Saso shot her second consecutive 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead over surging Lydia Ko after two rounds of the Lotte Championship. Saso, who’s playing on a sponsor’s exemption, made seven birdies in her first 10 holes to catch Ko, ...

No doubt, Cowell’s hard work paid off

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The long, winding road that is the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball career of Colton Cowell is near the finish line. From little-used serving specialist as a freshman to a redshirt season his second year in Manoa, he has developed into an all-conference, All-American standout who led ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Ngan ties for 15th at Western Intercollegiate University of Hawaii senior Justin Ngan finished in a tie for 15th place at the Western Intercollegiate on Wednesday in Santa Cruz, Calif. The Baldwin High School graduate, who shared the lead after the first round before falling back in the ...

Namoa leads Eastern Arizona to NJCAA Championship Tournament

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Susi Namoa has always played the game of basketball hard, but now she has a little extra motivation. Namoa, the unanimous Maui Interscholastic League Division I Player of the Year in 2019 for Lahainaluna High School, is a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard for the Eastern Arizona College women’s ...

From Maui to the Majors

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Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels: TUESDAY: 2-2, RBI, BB, SF. Singled to center in second inning; walked in fourth; reached on infield single to third in sixth; hit sacrifice fly to right in eighth. SEASON: 4-16 (.250), 1 run, 1 RBI.