APRIL 2-Ryan Koss, a 16-year-old from Kula, receives USA Triathlon All-American honorable mention for 2011 in the 16-17 age group, designating him as placing in the top 10 percent of competitors in his division at USAT events.
APRIL 4-Albee Layer of Haiku becomes the second consecutive Maui surfer to have his video win a $100,000 contest for a spot in an Innersection Surf movie. Matt Meola of Haiku won the contest in 2011.
APRIL 8-Oahu scores two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and defeats Maui 3-2 in the 77th annual state AJA baseball tournament final at Maehara Stadium.
David Graves drops back as coach Norm Chow looks on during the University of Hawaii football team’s practice at War Memorial Stadium in April.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
APRIL 12-Shannon Cabunoc of Kahului, a former football player at Saint Louis School and the University of Montana, bowls a 300 game in a Maui Teachers League match at the Maui Bowling Center.
APRIL 14-Maui High graduate Zach Scott scores the first goal of his Major League Soccer career in the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. The defender from Haiku entered the league in 2009.
APRIL 15-Tony Freudenberg wins the men's black-belt grand championship, and his school, Ohana Martial Arts, claims the overall title at the Hawaiian Karate Champion-ships at Wahiawa District Park Gym on Oahu. Freudenberg also takes the masters black-belt men's championship in kumite (point fighting).
APRIL 16-Linebacker JoJo Dickson, a Baldwin graduate, signs with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He would be released 11 days later.
APRIL 19-Shayna Miyajima, a Baldwin graduate playing in her first LPGA Tour event, misses the cut at the inaugural Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Oahu, shooting a 73 in the second round to finish at 7-over 151. Players at 147 and better make the third round.
APRIL 20-The Seabury Hall baseball team wins its first Maui Interscholastic League title by defeating Molokai 10-4 at Maehara Stadium in the Division II tournament final.
APRIL 21-The University of Hawaii football team conducts a spring practice at War Memorial Stadium. The Maui Cheer Allstars take first place in the level 2 senior division, and in level 4 claim second place in the small cheer division and the Most Entertaining Award, during the Jamfest National Cheer Competition in Las Vegas.
APRIL 26-The King Kekaulike boys volleyball team defeats Baldwin 26-24, 25-20, 25-14 at the Lahaina Civic Center in the MIL Division I tournament final to complete an unbeaten league season and win its first title.
APRIL 28-Desiree Ting shoots a 78 at Maui Country Club to win the Jim Sanders Realty Maui Women's Golf Championship for the fourth time in 10 years.
APRIL 30-The Arizona Cardinals agree to terms with defensive lineman Tevita Finau, a former Lahainaluna and Maui High player. He would be let go in May.