Co-ed Softball League
On Sunday, March 11, in a back-and-forth first game, Hobrahs led Cove Park 'Ohana 5-3 until CPO scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning, highlighted by Chaz Sau's three run homerun. Cove Park 'Ohana took a 9-7 lead to the bottom of the seventh inning, and was one out away from the win when Hobrahs connected on five straight hits, scoring three runs, pulling out a 10-9 victory. The second game saw undefeated Nuts & Honey's jump out to a 7-0 lead after two innings, and cruise to a 14-2 win over winless Stella Blues. The last game of another fun night at the Community Park saw Pool Polo score nine runs in the fifth inning to take a 13-5 lead, then held off a late 808 Grinders rally, winning 13-11.
Games continue every Sunday starting at 5 p.m.
Girls' Softball League
We are now registering girls ages 8 to 15 for our Girls' Softball League that runs through the summer. Forms can be picked up at the county Department of Parks and Recreation office located at the Kihei Community Center, 303 E. Lipoa St.
Youth Basketball League - Midgets
The Midgets division played three games at Pa'ia Gym on Saturday, March 10. In the opener, Elite broke open a close game in the second half and went on to top the KYC Bobcats 30-16. Nakuluai Morando led Elite with eight points, and Jaxon Naiditch added six. Kamahi Carter topped the Bobcats with eight points; Dylan Browning added six on two three-pointers. Game two of the morning saw the Kihei Boys use their speed and inside dominance to defeat the Blazers 32-20. Tristan Nichols scored nine points for Kihei Boys. Dylan Baraodian was next with eight points. Bryan Rodrigues was the Blazers leader with six points, Manix Benjamin added three points. The final game was won by the Jaguars with 34-17 victory over the Hawks. Ian "Steve Nash" Abreu scored nine points for the Jaguars, with Nathan Reily hitting all four of his shots for eight points. Isaiah Buduan topped the Hawks with eight points.
Back at Kalama on the Tuesday, March 13, the Jaguars and KYC Bobcats got the evening started. Led by Cyrus Pestana's eight points, the Jags got the win 24-19. Ian Abreu chipped in six points. Kamahi Cater and Dylan Browning paced the Bobcats with nine and four points respectively. The middle game of the evening saw the Blazers defeat the Hawks 30-24, with Bryan Rodrigues scoring 14 points and Manix Benjamin adding six points. Isaiah Buduan once again led the Hawks with 15 points, with Bryan Tagura scoring four. The final game was between two undefeated teams--the Kihei Boys and Elite. Tristan Nichol's nine points and Tyler Ramos's six points were tops for the Boys as they went on to defeat Elite 31-19. Elite was led by Christian Jenkins who scored eight points, and Marcus Jackson added six points.
Youth Basketball League - Fryers Division Playoffs
Fryers division playoffs started on Monday, March 12. The Bulls got 12 points from Paul Yamane, and 10 from Bode Woodard as they ended the Titans season 34-20. Sylas Sablas topped the Titans with 10 points and Kobie Pagan scored six. Leading just 10-4 at halftime, the Ninjas took control in the second half, and breezed past the Geckos 34-10. Mackenzie Fakavai had 10 points, and Brock Howze scored six leading the Ninjas. Gavin Muldoon's six points was tops for the Geckos. Dreidan Agaran and Colin Crawford scored eight points each as the Aces rolled over the Suns 44-18. The Suns were led by Nate Bell's 10 points, and Vincent Thomson scored six points.
The playoffs wrapped up with three games on the Wednesday, March 14. The first semifinal between the Rebels and Bulls was a shootout. Despite a league season high of 24 points from Shane Taylor, the Rebels prevailed 52-36. Bode Woodard added six points for the Bulls. Tyler Ramos had 12 points and Toa Afemui scored 10 to lead the Rebels balanced scoring. The second semifinal was between the Ninjas and the Aces. Mackenzie Fakavai's eight points and Xavier McMahon's six led the way as the Ninjas went on to defeat the Aces 26-12. LJ Renon and Daven Baraodian paced the Aces with four points each. In front of an estimated 100 vocal supporters crowding the grass around the court, the championship game didn't disappoint. The Rebels and the Ninjas battled back and forth the whole game with the Rebels pulling out a 44-36 win. Tyler Ramos continued his hot shooting by scoring 18 points for the Rebels, with Samson Makoni chipping in eight points. Koening Biegel scored 14 points leading the Ninjas, with Chaz Kaneakua adding six points.
It was another great Fryers division season! Already looking forward to next year!
Have a great week everybody!