Kickball leads off the week with another five games played on Sunday, Feb. 24. The Pono Stars got it all started with a hard fought 2-1 win over It Burns When I Kick. Al Kuehu's solo homerun late in the game was the big blow for Pono. The second game of the night was higher scoring, but just as contested, as Da Kine edged Don't Shaft My Balls 9-7. Kim Skog was the big foot for Da Kine, going three-for-five, with 2 RKI's (runs kicked in).
Josh Richardson went four-for-five, including a homerun, and kicked in two runs in leading Footloose to a lopsided 11-1 win over Balls To The Wall. Adriana Gomez was three-for-five with one RKI as Drinking Team With A Kicking Problem snuck by Balls Deep 3-2. Finishing the night was the first extra-inning game of the league with Ballsagna getting a 10-inning 4-3 win over Livin' The Dream. Whitney Patterson was 3-for-4 to lead Ballsagna, while Joe Chmeleck had a solo homerun for the Dreamers.
Ryan Zuckeran of Pono Stars gets ready to kick against “It Burns When I Kick.”
Fryers Division games on Feb. 25 got the week's basketball action going. The Rising Stars won easily over a very cold shooting Da Kine team 28-4, with Luke Alwood scoring eight points for the Stars. Next up, the Blue Devils got 10 points from Tyzon Buduan-Tagud as they edged the Falcons 24-22. Paul Yamane scored 12 points for the Falcons.
Raymond Steben scored 12 points and Sylas Sablas had eight points as the Titans ran past Elite 32-18. Ledjen Pahukoa was Elite's top gun, scoring 10 points. Lastly, Ajah Rajvong scored a game high 16 points, but it wasn't enough as Swag came away with a 34-24 win. "Toa" Afemui topped Swag with 10 points.
Junior Midgets Division games on Feb. 26 started off with a tight 30-28 Eagles win over the Cobras. Eric Doolin had 10 points to pace the Eagles, with Mitchell Hirose adding six points. Ben Janssen once again led the Cobras, scoring 12 points. Another close game followed, with the Rising Stars just getting by the Heat 16-13, behind Isaiah Chee's seven points. Christian Lee had four points to top the Heat. Game three was a 28-10 Flames win over Swag. Efron Villon scored 10 points for the Flames. Simpson Makoni scored four points for Swag.
The night ended with a great game between Elite and the Kihei Sharks that went back and forth until the very end, with Elite coming out on top 34-33. Raider Damuni had another big game, scoring 23 points for Elite. Elijah Mertens led the Sharks with nine points. Hobbs Wilstead scored eight points for the Sharks before fouling out.
We are always looking for volunteers to help officiate games. Just bring your shoes, and a willingness to help out--we'll supply the whistles. For information on any of our programs, call the South Maui Parks office at 879-4533, or check out our South Maui Parks Facebook page.