Jul 172013

mini-volleyballMaui Mini-Volleyball is designed to teach your son or daughter, ages 4-11 fundamental sports training and the introduction to the sport of volleyball. Through FUN, challenging, educational games and activities, your future athlete will develop loco motor movement, body control, and basic skills and concepts in volleyball. We will help to develop the athlete in your child, not just by teaching them the game of volleyball, but by nurturing the athletic skills that will allow them to play any sport.

Lil’ Diggers (ages 4-5)

Designed for keiki with little or no athletic experience. Diggers develop basic athletic movements and learn fundamental skills through fun games and exercises.

Lil’ Setters (ages 6-8) 

Designed for keiki with some athletic experience. Setters practice fundamental volleyball skills through a variety of drills.

Lil’ Spikers (ages 9-11)

Designed for keiki with some athletic experience. Spikers continue to refine their skills, learn game basics, and participate in coach-assisted scrimmages.

Clinics begin Sunday July 14th at Seabury Hall from 3:30-5pm.  A small fee of $3.00 will be collected at the door, every Sunday, from each participant.

** H.S. Volunteer Coaches Needed **
Open for High School Students in need of service hours or interested in helping our Maui County Youth…
contact Coach Bala at 256-5746

For More Information Visit www.mauivolleyballclub.org

Sep 262012

Fernandez records 22 kills in five-set victory over Sabers

KAHULUI – The race for second place is on in Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball.

King Kekaulike High School needed five sets, but outlasted Maui High in a battle between two of the three teams sharing the No. 2 spot in the standings entering Tuesday night, riding the performance of senior outside hitter Taylor Fernandez to a 25-22, 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12 win at the Sabers’ gym.

Fernandez had 22 kills – six in the final set – seven digs and two aces, helping Na Alii (3-3) remain in a tie for second place with Baldwin. Maui High (2-4) fell to fourth. Kamehameha Maui, undefeated in seven matches, is the eight-time defending MIL champion.

“Very close, it’s everybody’s game,” King Kekaulike coach Kapeka Vares said. “We’re always glad to just take one team at a time. We just don’t want to put so much expectations on us.”

Second place in the 12-match MIL regular season guarantees at least a playoff for a state berth. Fourth place means an extra night in the league tournament and possible date with the regular-season champion in the semifinal round.

“It’s a real battle right now, but it’s real important to grab at least second place for the tournament seeding,” Vares said after her team’s third five-set match of the season. “We’re just in the second round and it really is anybody’s game right now. We are lucky to have Baldwin, Maui High and Lahainaluna to bring the best out of us, that is just how it is.”

The Sabers took a 16-14 lead in the fourth set, but back-to-back kills by Fernandez tied the set for the ninth and final time, part of a 7-2 run culminated by Hiilei Mahuka-Kihewa’s kill. A kill by Fernandez ended the set.

In the fifth, Mahuka-Kihewa smacked a resounding kill for a 10-9 lead, and after the Sabers tied it, four Fernandez kills in a span of six points gave Na Alii a 14-12 advantage. A Maui High error ended the nearly two-hour match.

Kayla Uyesugi had six kills, three aces and three digs for King Kekaulike. Pua Borden had six kills, Mahuka-Kihewa had five kills and two digs and Sylvania Amor had five digs.

Fact Box

MIL Standings

Division I


W L Pct GB
Kamehameha Maui 7 0 1.000
Baldwin 3 3 .500 3 1/2
King Kekaulike 3 3 .500 3 1/2
Maui High 2 4 .333 4 1/2
Lahainaluna 0 5 .000 6
Division II
W L Pct GB
Molokai 4 0 1.000
Hana 3 0 1.000 1/2
Seabury Hall 2 1 .667 1 1/2
St. Anthony 3 2 .600 1 1/2
Lanai 0 4 .000 4
Maui Prep 0 5 .000 4 1/2


Tuesday’s Results

Baldwin def. Lahainaluna 25-11, 25-23, 25-23

King Kekaulike def. Maui High 25-22, 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12

Today’s Match

x-St. Anthony at King Kekaulike, 6 p.m.

Thursday’s Match

Maui High at Lahainaluna, 6 p.m.

Friday’s Matches

Hana vs. St. Anthony at War Memorial Gym, 6 p.m.

Lanai vs. Maui Prep at Lahaina Civic Center, 6 p.m.


Maui High’s Suli Hifo had 16 kills and six digs, Mele Enomoto had 15 assists, three kills, two aces and six digs, Kuulei Wasserman had 14 kills, two blocks and six digs, Toa Tongi had seven kills, Tina Lotulelei had six kills and Seini Vaha had five kills and three aces.

The Sabers, who have not been to the state tournament since 2006, were missing veteran Michelle Weckwerth, who was visiting her newborn niece in Washington state.

“This is a new team for me and all 18 have to play and just grow,” said first-year Maui High coach Lena Quilantang. “We don’t have any stars on the floor. We have a lot of returners, but no one like Taylor Fernandez – you can tell she is an experienced player.”


Sep 252012

MIL Volleyball

September 14, 2012

Olivia Wallace had eight kills and Pele Buika added seven as the Baldwin High School girls volleyball team earned its first victory of the Maui Interscholastic League season Thursday night, sweeping Lahainaluna at the Bears’ gym in Wailuku.

Wallace also had three aces and Buika had two blocks in the 25-11, 25-20, 25-14 win.

Gabby Cordoba had five kills, Kisaea Tasini had four kills and three aces, Taylor Badois had four kills, Tulu Tulenkun had 16 assists and Daisy Rano had eight assists for Baldwin (1-2).

Article Photos

Taylor Badois of Baldwin High School sets the ball as teammates Gabby Cordoba (right) and Oli-via Wallace look on Thursday night at the Bears’ gym.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The match was the first of the season for the Lunas.


KAMEHAMEHA MAUI 3, KING KEKAULIKE 0: At Pukalani, Bobbi-lin Kalama had 20 assists, five kills and four aces for Kamehameha Maui in a 25-10, 25-14, 25-20 sweep.

Sienna Davis led the Warriors (4-0) with eight kills and also had four aces and four digs. Leimana Kane had seven kills and three blocks, Raven Poepoe and Anuhea Kaiaokamalie each added five kills and Emma Yen had three kills and five digs. Kaiaokamalie also had four digs.

King Kekaulike fell to 1-3.