Coed Softball League
After taking Super Bowl Sunday off, South Maui's Co-Ed Softball League resumed on Sunday, Feb. 12. Chazzaniel Sau's three-run homerun was the big hit of the night, leading Cove Park 'Ohana to a 7-3 victory over the 808 Grinders. Hobrah's beat Stella Blues 15-8, and lastly, Nuts & Honeys held off Pool Polo 6-5.
Co-Ed Softball League Games are played Sunday nights at the South Maui Community Park field.
South Maui Youth Basketball League - Jr. Midgets
Jr. Midget Division games are played Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings at Kalama Park.
The Jr. Midgets Division played at Kalama Park on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the midst of another big, noisy crowd.
In the first game of the night, Eric Doolin scored six points as the Eagles edged the Heat 17-15. Johnny Magana led the Heat with six points. The Flames used their height advantage in the next game to easily beat the Aces 35-9. Rex Butihi scored eight points for the Flames, and Isaiah Chee scored five for the Aces.
The final game of the night between the Kihei Sharks and the Bulls was a great way to end the week. It was a close, back-and-forth contest that wasn't decided until the Sharks' Kanen Lamonica's basket in the final seconds. Dylan Smith scored six points to lead the Sharks. Elijah Mertens also scored six points to lead the Bulls.
One of the problems with Kihei having no gym (yet) is dealing with occasional challenging weather. On both Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, games at Kamali'i School were rained out.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, at Kalama Park, Perdon Abner scored 11 points, and Gabby Burton chipped in six to lead the Aces to a 19-16 win over the Kihei Sharks, who got four points from Alan Vigneux and three from Ranon Walker. The Flames remained undefeated at 3-0 with a hard-fought 31-22 win over the Heat. T-Jay Valle paced the Flames with 10 points, with Peter Konohia scoring six points. The Heat was led by Johnny Magana's seven points and La'akea Asuega-Stark's five.
The final game of the evening saw a hot-shooting Eagles team jump out to a 16-2 lead, then cruise to a 37-13 win over the Bulls. Eric Doolin set the high mark for points in a game so far this season by scoring 18 for the Eagles, with Kaimana Estencion adding seven points. The Bulls were led by Elijah Merten's six points and Kolu Archer's three.
It's always a fun experience for the Kihei kids to play at Pa'ia Gym on a regulation-sized court with a wood floor. At the gym on Saturday, Feb. 11, the Eagles routed the Kihei Sharks 33-14. The Eagles' Kevin Cacho scored 16 points, while the high scorer for the Kihei Sharks was Angel Pauole with six points. Then the Flames trounced the Bulls 41-9. Peter Konohia of the Flames scored eight points; the Bulls' high scorer was Joey Koch with five points. The Heat seared the Aces 16-10. Johnny Magana was the Heat's high-scorer with nine points; the Aces' Perdon Abner earned eight points for his team.
South Maui Youth Basketball League - Midgets Division
On Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Jaguars edged past the KYC Bobcats 25-22, with the Jaguars' Ian Abreu and the KYC Bobcats' Kamahi Carter each scoring 11 points. The Blazers singed the Hawks 22-13. Kealoha Silva was the Blazers high scorer with eight points; the Hawks' Jason Arrocena scored three points.
South Maui Youth Basketball League - Fryers Division
Fryers games are played at Kamali'i Elementary School on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
On Monday, Feb. 13, the Ninjas swept the Suns 26-10. The Ninjas' high scorer was Brock Howze with eight points; the Suns' Vincent Thomson scored four. The Aces pounded the Geckos 44-12. Raiden Ravida of the Aces scored eight points with Mateo Mendez of the Geckos scoring six. The Rebels overwhelmed the Titans 40-12. The Rebels' Samson Makoni earned eight points, with the Titans' Taylor Eldredge scoring six.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Bulls pulled ahead of the Geckos 26-22. Bode Woodard of the Bulls scored 12 points. Noe Pena of the Geckos scored 14. In the final game of the day, the Aces edged past the Titans 30-28. High scorer for the Aces was Colin Crawford with eight points. The Titan's high scorer was Sylas Sablas with 12 points.
There's great news for tennis players in South Maui. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21, the fence on the north side of courts three and four at Kalama Park will be replaced. Shortly after that's completed, all four courts are going to be resurfaced starting Monday, March 5. The project, which will take about a month to complete, will also include installation of new net posts.
The South Maui Parks Department apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause, but wants to remind the tennis playing public that all six courts at Waipuilani Park (behind Maui Sunset) will be open.
We're always looking for volunteer help with game timing, scorekeeping and officiating. If you have spare time and an interest in helping out with a great youth program, call either myself or Jake at 879-4533, send us a message on our South Maui Parks Facebook page, or just grab your shoes and a whistle and come to the park!