Maui Sports

New Big Wave Challenge honors heroes of big wave surfing

Big wave surfing returns to the global stage with the New Big Wave Challenge, created by Bill Sharp, founder of the XXL Big Wave Awards.

PGA TOUR to return to Maui in January for 2024 tournament now called ‘The Sentry’

The PGA TOUR announced it will return to fire-stricken Maui in January for the 2024 edition of the tournament now called “The Sentry,” taking place at the Plantation Course in Kapalua.

Kapalua Golf to reopen Bay Course Sept. 20, Plantation Course Oct. 18

Kapalua Golf will reopen its Bay Course on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and its Plantation Course on Oct. 18, 2023.

Breaking: 2023 Maui Invitational relocates to Honolulu 

This year’s Maui Invitational will shift to the island of Oʻahu while its traditional home court – the Lahaina Civic Center – continues to serve as a critical hub for Maui wildfire recovery efforts. The 2023 Tournament will take place at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from Nov. 20 to 22. 

Gov. Green appoints Keith Amemiya as Chair of Sports Task Force

Keith Amemiya has recently been appointed as chair of Governor Green’s Sports Task Force, which is under the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Maui’s Team Wailea wins two events at 50th Queen Liliʻuokalani Canoe Race in Kona

Maui’s Team Wailea won the Iron Non Koa Open Division and the Unlimited Men’s Division at the prestigious 50th Queen LIli’uokalani Canoe Race on Saturday in Kailua-Kona.

Wailea Golf and Tennis, Chan Foundation donate $125,000 for Maui disaster relief

The Wailea Golf and Tennis Clubs, along with the Chan Foundation, have pledged $125,000 in contributions to aid Maui’s wildfire disaster relief efforts, distributing the funds to five local nonprofits.

Maui Interscholastic League develops tentative schedule amid wildfire recovery

The Maui Interscholastic League announced plans to release a Fall Sports schedule in the near future, with tentative games for West Maui schools that have yet to reopen following the Aug. 8 devastating wildfires.

Molokaʻi Hoe Canoe Race canceled to preserve resources for Maui relief efforts

The Oʻahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association has cancelled the Molokaʻi Hoe Canoe Race due to the unfolding crisis on Maui, emphasizing their responsibility to prioritize community well-being and uphold the spirit of aloha.

Maui’s Eli Hanneman earns career-changing win at Huntington Beach Pier 

Maui’s Eli Hanneman won the Wallex US Open of Surfing presented by Pacifico over standout competitor Crosby Colapinto. Hanneman now jumps to No. 4 on the Challenger Series and is currently qualified for the 2024 Championship Tour with two events remaining to secure his place there.

Eli Hanneman soars into US Open of Surfing Semifinals

Maui surfer, Eli Hanneman’s highly-anticipated breakthrough in 2023 now takes him into the Semifinals for a Finals Day showdown where he will face two-time US Open of Surfing winner Kanoa Igarashi (JPN). 

Central Maui Senior Little League’s World Series journey ends with No. 2 spot in the US

Central Maui Senior Little League reached the end of their World Series journey, earning the No. 2 spot in the US. The Maui boys came within one win of the US title and two wins of the World Series title, but fell to Cherry Hill, New Jersey in a 12-2 loss on Friday afternoon.

Central Maui advances to US Championship game of Senior League Baseball World Series

This morning’s 4-0 win against South Carolina, puts the Maui boys within one win of a US title, and within two wins of a World Series title. Central Maui Little League senior team will appear in a 1:30 p.m. game today for the US title against New Jersey.

Maui athletes take top honors at Molokaʻi-to-Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships

Maui women earned two of the top spots in the Solo SUP Foil division. Twenty-two-year-old Annie Reickert, finished the race in 3 hours, 2 minutes for second place; and 43-year-old Andrea Moller of Maui finished about 20 minutes later for third.   The men’s solo wing foil race was won by 19-year-old Finn Spencer from Maui who crossed the Ka’iwi Channel in 1 hour and 31 minutes.  Fellow Maui athlete, 14-year-old Bobo Gallagher rounded out the podium position in third place, completing the crossing in 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Central Maui Little League earns 12-0 win against Burbank, Ill. in Senior League World Series

The Central Maui Little League senior team defeated the Central Region representatives out of Burbank, Illinois, 12-0 during an early morning game (6 a.m. HST Monday, July 31, 2023) at  J.B. Red Owens Sports Complex in Easley, S.C.

Central Maui Little League suffers 6-1 loss to Cherry Hill, N.J. in Senior League World Series

The Central Maui Little League senior team suffered a 6-1 loss today in Game 6 of the Senior League World Series tournament against East Division winners, Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League out of N.J.

Central Maui Little League senior team advances in Senior League World Series

The Central Maui Little League senior team advances to Game 6 of the Senior League World Series tournament after defeating Weslaco, Texas 11-2 in Game 1 early Saturday morning.

Registration opens for Menehune Basketball League

Registration for the upcoming Menehune Basketball League begins today and runs through Aug. 11, 2023.

2023 Molokaʻi-2-Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships, July 30

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 24th edition of the Moloka‘i-2-O‘ahu Paddleboard World Championships or M2O, returns to the Ka‘iwi Channel with a sold-out international field on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

Central Maui Little League senior team advances to Senior World Series tournament

The Central Maui Little League senior team advanced to the Senior League World Series tournament taking place in South Carolina.  
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