Mauians nominated for SUP awards
Ten athletes from Maui are among the candidates for SUP Magazine's stand-up paddler of the year awards.
The nominees from Maui in the male field of 23 are Kai Lenny, the winner of last year's award and a five-time Waterman League series champion; Connor Baxter, who won the Olukai Ho'olaule'a Maliko Downwind Run for a third straight year in May and was named the magazine's top SUP athlete in 2011 and 2012; Zane Schweitzer, who last month clinched the Waterman League's European Cup, with overall titles in all three tour stops so far; Kody Kerbox, this year's Alagoas Grand Slam champion; Noah Yap, who won two divisions in the Surfing America USA SUP Championships in June; Slater Trout, a six-time podium finisher at the Battle of the Paddle; and instructor Brennan Rose.
Among the 20 nominees in the female division, three are from Maui - Andrea Moller, who has won all six Olukai Ho'olaule'a titles; Talia Gangini Decoite, fifth in this year's Ho'olaule'a; and Suzie Cooney, a coach and clinic director.
Voting can be completed at supthemag.com. An award ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 2 in San Clemente, Calif.
Maui Crush finishes second in Oregon event
The Maui Crush Girls 99 soccer team finished second in the under-16 division of the Adidas Beaverton Cup that took place July 18-20 in Beaverton, Ore.
The team lost 7-1 to CU Reign in final final after going 3-0-1 in pool play.
The Maui players were Brandi Bautista, Kacy Navarro, Katie Smith, Kia Takamori-Tihada, Jordyn Smith, Chantel Martin, Ocean Dudoit, Maya Ryan, Aalilyah Times, Megan Jarviss, Leilani Lynch, Abigail Artates, Azita Rodriques and Kiana Vera, and the coaches were Belden Bautista, Joe Rod-riques and Rodney Kekona.
Johnston completes Ironman Canada
Becca Johnston of Lahaina finished 57th in the female 40-44 division of the Ironman Canada triathlon on July 27 in Whistler, British Columbia.
Johnston finished in 14 hours, 30 minutes, 51 seconds. She completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:25:56, the 112-mile bicycle leg in 7:35:32 and the marathon run in 5:21:26.
Munetake places 34th at Optimist tournament
Tyler Munetake of Wailuku tied for 34th place in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships that took place from July 24 to Tuesday at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Munetake recorded a 1-over-par 78 in the final round to finish at 13-over 301.
V Rattanaphiboonk of Thailand won the event, closing with a 74 for a 276 total.
Tyler also took second place in the long-drive contest with a 292-yard shot, two yards behind Nebraska's Jeff Paschal.
Lose records ace at Wailea Old Blue
Jim Lose of Wailea recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Wailea Old Blue Course.
Lose aced the second hole, using an 8-iron for the 102-yard shot, which was witnessed by Bev Lose.
Mud bog race scheduled for Aug. 17
A mud bog race is scheduled for Aug. 17 at Paradise Speedway Maui in Puunene, starting at 9 a.m.
Spectator gates will open at 6 a.m. Spectator admission will cost $12 for adults and $5 for youths 6-12, with no charge for anyone 5 and under.
For more information, go to paradisespeedwaymaui.com.