SMACKtion LEAGUE CLOSE TO PLAYOFFS
The South Maui Adult Coed Kickball (SMACK) League finished up its first season with games on April 28. With the teams thinking about playoff positioning, two of the five games went extra innings.
In the day's first game, It Burns When I Kick clinched the No. 1 playoff seed after their 14-6 win over Livin' The Dream. Matt Day led the way, going four-for-five, with two RKIs, while Todd Lawson was the Dream's big foot, also going four-for-five, with two RKIs.
Marcy Jean of It Burns When I Kick gets ready to throw out a runner in an April 28 game against the Meatballerz.
The second game saw Da Kine knock off the Meatballerz 12-5. Keith DeVey went three-for-five, with one RKI for Da Kine.
Josh Richardson went five-for-five, with two RKIs for Footloose. Mel Abon was three-for-five with three RKIs for Ballsagna as the teams played to a 10 inning, 10-10 tie.
Marcus Solar's three-for-four, three RKI night led Don't Shaft My Balls to a 9-4 win over Pono Stars. Sina Williams was the Stars' top kicker, going three-for-four with one RKI.
Marcus Benz of Balls Deep kicked in the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth, but Quinn Peterson came back with a two-run kick in the top of the tenth and Balls To The Wall held on for a 9-7 win.
SMACK playoffs were held on Saturday, May 11, at 5, 6, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, at the South Maui Community Park Softball Field.
Check for playoff scores in next week's issue.
SOUTH MAUI YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE UNDERWAY
Midgets Division (14 and under) basketball began Tuesday, May 7. Ten teams will play Tuesday and Wednesdays at Kalama Park at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
Girls' basketball and softball will start later this summer.
Makule Softball (40 and over) started Monday, May 13, at South Maui Community Park. The seven-team league will play every Monday night at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
SOUTH MAUI YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
After about a month break, South Maui Youth Basketball League (SMYBL) is back in action with our 14-and-under division beginning on Tuesday, May 7.
The opening game saw the Honey Badgers get 10 points from Chandler Dobson, and 7 from Johney Magana as they defeated Elite (Mauka), an all girl team, 27-15. Emma Hanlon scored eight points for Elite.
Jason Arrocena scored nine points, and Isaiah Buduan added eight more as the Southside's Finest rolled over Maui Lani 34-19. Kahai Bustillos led Maui Lani with eight points.
Tristan Nichol's 12 points, and Darren Yadao's 10 led eight players who scored for the Kihei Boyz in their 68-17 rout of the Night Marchers. Villiami Makoni scored eight points, including two three-pointers to lead the Marchers.
On Wednesday, May 8, the Night Marchers and Elite (Mauka) opened the action with the game of the day. It was a close game all the way and ended with Kamahi Carter's lay-up at the buzzer, giving the Night Marchers' a 30-29 win. Carter finished with 14 points, while Emma Hanlon scored a game-high 21 points in a losing cause for Elite (Mauka).
Up next, Lahaina (White) ran past Elite 61-30 behind 19 points from Iverson Turno, and 15 from Carter Stockham. Raider Damuni led Elite with 17 points.
Finishing the day, Lahaina (Red) blitzed Elite (Makai) 66-13. Tavake Faleta topped Lahaina with 21 points, followed by Augustus Elsa's 16 points. Bryan Rodrigues led Elite with 11 points.
Games are played Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Kalama Park starting at 5 p.m.
SOUTH MAUI SKATE JAM THIS WEEKEND!
Don't forget our second South Maui Skate Jam on Saturday, May 18, at Kalama Skatepark. This year, beginning and intermediate skateboarders 10 and under are invited to participate. One Love Skate will be on hand to lead everyone through some skateboarding games and contests. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon; registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The event will end with a lucky draw for a brand new helment, pad set or skateboard.
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.