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Lunas seeking move up to D-I

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Lahainaluna High School, the four-time defending Division II state champion in football, has emailed a proposal to fellow Maui Interscholastic League schools seeking to move to Division I for the 2020 season. Lunas co-head coach Dean Rickard confirmed the news on Wednesday evening — the ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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RGC Golf Club Sunday’s Results At Maui Nui Golf Club Low gross—Glenn Ono 75. Net—Glenn Okuda, Glenn Ono, Scott Suda 65, Val Ogata 67, Gerry Caliva 68, Victor Inouye 68. Par 3s—No. 3: Glenn Okuda; No. 7: Irving Koja; No. 12: Gordon Guerrero; No. 14: Jeff Mahoney; No. 17: Victor ...

CJ Hamasaki

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• Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.427 • SPORTS: Football, paddling, track and field • FAMILY: Cy and Dana Hamasaki of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: Hawaiian Ensemble, working with kids at Word of Life Christian Center, hula • FUTURE PLANS: Studying engineering in ...

Madison Eiting

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• Seabury Hall / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.5 (Honors math) • SPORTS: Swimming, water polo • FAMILY: Debbie Eiting of Kihei • ACTIVITIES: Island Aquatics, canoe paddling • FUTURE PLANS: Attending Linfield College • SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me how important ...

Sentry TOC ‘excited’ for expanded field

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The Sentry Tournament of Champions has been based on a winners-only-entry format since it was first played in 1953. It has been PGA Tour winners exclusively in its 22-year history at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The 23rd edition of the field here will look a little different when the event ...

HHSAA aims to have tentative start dates by end of month

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The first meeting of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association sports committee on Monday came up with a target date of May 31 to have tentative start dates for prep sports set for the 2020-21 academic year. HHSAA executive director Chris Chun said the remote meeting, which included ...

Back on course

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Scott Soldwisch’s birthday has included a round of golf for as long as he can remember. His 56th birthday was no exception Saturday as he and his 14-year-old daughter Ariya, an 8th-grader at Iao School, played the Maui Nui Golf Club course one day after courses around the county were ...

Maui Invitational unveils 2021 field

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Four teams ranked in this year’s final Associated Press Top 25 rankings will be headed to the Valley Isle in 2021. Oregon, Wisconsin, Houston and Bulter are among the eight teams set to compete in next year’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational — the 38th edition of the men’s college ...

Maui’s QS surfers await season restart

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Fortunately for the surfing community, simple ocean activities are still allowed and within health and safety guidelines imposed by state and Maui County orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the Valley Isle’s World Surf League Qualifying Series contenders, they are left waiting for ...

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 & ...

Chun: Season switches for HHSAA sports on table

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High school football games being played next spring? Golf and tennis in the fall? It’s all possible, according to Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive Director Chris Chun. There is a meeting scheduled for Monday with representatives from all of the state’s five leagues to ...

PGA changes include Sentry qualification, Tour cards

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The Associated Press and The Maui News Next year’s Sentry Tournament of Champions won’t exactly live up to its name, but it will include the PGA Tour’s best from this coronavirus-shortened season. As part of a number of announcements Thursday, the PGA Tour unveiled a plan for an ...

Little League World Series canceled

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League President Stephen Keener announced the cancellations in a Facebook Live broadcast ...

MCHCA calls off regatta season

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Because there are “too many unknowns” surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association president Keone Ball said it was clearly the right decision to cancel the summer regatta season. “It’s really unfortunate, especially for the kids,” Ball said via phone ...

Jayelyn Kalena Viela

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• Kamehameha Schools Maui / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.926 (ICS 101, SOC 100, ENG 100, PSY 100, MATH 115) • SPORTS: Softball • FAMILY: Jay and Lynn Viela of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: Student Government, National Honor Society, Letterman’s Club, 4-H • FUTURE PLANS: Studying business ...

Dominic Aflague-Mesta

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• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 4.429 (AP calculus, biology, psychology, literature, art history, world history, language and composition, physics, statistics) • SPORTS: Volleyball • FAMILY: Sheenah Aflague of Pukalani • ACTIVITIES: Interact Club, Maui ...

Column: Kapalua in Chiarella’s future

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At a time when we all need some good thoughts, I’m going to break out my crystal ball and take a look into the future of professional golf on Maui. Imagine, let’s say, the 2024 Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The $10 million-plus renovation of the layout in ...

NFL draft wraps up as SEC dominates

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The Associated Press Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent ...

Jio excelling at Oregon Tech

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Micah Jio’s baseball journey, which reached a stop sign last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, had been full speed ahead despite a serious arm injury. The 2017 Maui High School graduate is the starting second baseman at Oregon Institute of Technology, where he is a civil engineering ...