Co-ed Softball League
Co-ed Softball League games continued on Sunday, Feb. 26, at South Maui Community Park. Nuts and Honeys overcame the Cove Park 'Ohana 13-6. Hoobrahs used 14 walks to beat 808 Grinders 18-7. Fausto Allosado's fifth homerun of the season paced Pool Polos 10-4 win over Stella Blues.
Youth Basketball League - Jr. Midgets
The Jr. Midgets (ages 9 and 10) were back at Pa'ia Gym on Saturday, Feb. 25, with three action-packed games. The Eagles earned a 23-18 win over the Heat. Leading the way for the Eagles was Kevin Cacho's eight points, and Eric Doolin's six points. Johnny Magana's eight points were tops for the Heat. The Flames defeated the Aces 28-12. Peter Konohia led the Flames with eight points, Cy Kamanaha added six points. Perdon Abner had six points for the Aces. The day's final game between the Kihei Sharks and the Bulls was a thriller that had the crowd roaring and the old gym shaking. The Bulls led 12-4 at halftime. The Sharks fought back and Dylan Smith's three-pointer gave them the lead at 15-14 with less than a minute to play. Elijah Mertens scored eight points for the Bulls, the last two proving to be the game-winner with less than 20 seconds left on the clock as the Bulls prevailed 16-15. Joey Koch chipped in with six points. Smith topped the Sharks with seven points.
Back at Kalama Park on Thursday, March 1, the Kihei Sharks edged the Aces 15-12 behind Aiden Vigneux's six points, and Kanen Lamonica's five. Renan Dadez paced the Aces with five points. The Flames stayed undefeated after their 29-15 win over the Heat. Peter Konohia again led the way with six points, and Michael Villon also added six. Johney Magana was the Heat's top scorer with nine points. Wrapping up the basketball action for the week, the Eagles jumped out to a 12-0 lead and went on to beat the Bulls 22-8. Kevin Cacho had six points and Eric Doolin five for the Eagles. The Bulls were led by Elijah Merten's four points.
Youth Basketball League - Fryers
On Monday, Feb. 27, Sylas Sablas scored 12 points, leading the Titans over the Geckos 28-8. Aces just got by the Ninjas 28-26 behind Colin Crawford's eight points. Shane Taylor and Bode Woodard scored eight points each as the Bulls edged the Suns 26-22, who were led by Matthew Hirata's eight points.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, fans enjoyed three great games! Daven Baraodian scored eight points, and LJ Renon added six as the Aces handed the Rebels their first loss, 26-24. Noe Pena's 16 points helped the Geckos pick up their first win, 24-18 over the Suns, who were led by Nate Bell's 10 points. Mackenzie Fakavai scored 12 points, and made the game-winning basket at the final whistle leading the Ninjas over the Bulls 34-32. Shane Taylor was the Bulls top scorer with 14 points, followed by Paul Yamane, who finished with eight points.
Youth Basketball League - Midgets
Kamahi Carter scored 10 points, and Christian Gonsolves-Ino added six as the KYC Bobcats downed the Hawks 29-18. Isaiah Buduan and three others scored four points apiece to lead the Hawks. Elite used a height advantage to down the Blazers 28-15. Nakaluai Morando led Elite with five points, and Raider Damuni scored four points. Kealoha Silva had five points, and Nathan Howze scored four for the Blazers. The Kihei Boys handed the Jaguars their first loss of the season, 24-15, with Tristan Nichols scoring five points and Mark Ranchez four. Noa Ponce was top scorer for the Jaguars with five points, followed by Chandler Dobson's four points.