USTA challenger set for January in Lahaina
The USTA Hawaii Pacific Section announced Thursday that the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Royal Lahaina Resort will host the Royal Lahaina Challenger men's event in January.
The tournament is scheduled for Jan. 19-26 and will offer $50,000 in prize money.
A USTA challenger event took place last January at Wailea Tennis Center - Go Soeda of Japan was the singles champion after bowing out in the Australian Open's second round earlier in the month, and the doubles title went to Hsin-Han Lee and Hsien-Yin Peng, members of the Chinese Taipei Davis Cup team.
Honolulu hosted challenger events the previous three years.
For more information, go to royallahainachallenger.com.
Mountain bike event scheduled for Saturday
The Maui Mountain Bike Relay Race, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, is scheduled for Saturday, beginning and ending next to the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.
Check-in and late registration will begin at 7 a.m. The Maui pace relay and beginner individual event are scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m., the keiki race for 9:40-10 a.m. and the fast-pace relay and open individual race for 10:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Relay teams will consist of two people. Any off-road bicycle may be used, and a helmet must be worn while on a bicycle.
The fee is $2, which will be waived with the donation of a bag of clothes or housewares.
For more information or to register, go to mauiracereg.com or call Eric Sodano at 242-9754, ext. 206.
Fong aces No. 14 at Pukalani Country Club
Harry Fong Jr. of Kula recorded a hole-in-one Saturday at Pukalani Country Club.
Fong aced the 14th hole, using a 6-iron for the 133-yard shot, witnessed by Dennis Ikeda and Roger Cabudol.
Island Aquatics coaches earn honors
Shawn Donohue of Island Aquatics has been selected for the USA Water Polo national training select camp that will choose 20 players to compete in girls cadet 9th- and 10th-grade international events, and Stuart Jefferies, also from Island Aquatics, has been awarded a spot in an American Swimming Coaches Association fellowship program.
Donohue will attend a selection camp beginning today in Huntington Beach, Calif. Jefferies' fellowship will begin at September's ASCA world clinic in Las Vegas, and end with the U.S. championships in College Park, Md., in August 2014.
Youth volleyball classes available next month
Maui Volleyball Club will conduct mini volleyball classes for youths 4-10 next month at Kamehameha Schools Maui in Pukalani.
Participants will be divided into age divisions, and each group will have five sessions for a fee of $50 per person.
For more information, go to mauivolleyballclub.org or call 256-5746.