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More than 80 keiki practicing with Lahaina Swim Club

LAHAINA - The wall of honor at the entry hallway at the Lahaina Aquatic Center is rapidly filling up as the age group youth swimming accomplishments and accolades continue to mount.The community-backed facility opened some 28 years ago and has since become a recreational fast lane for swimmers ...

How do big blue-water game fish swim so rapidly?

For offshore fishing enthusiasts, understanding why fast game fish move so quickly and how they sustain their high-speed motion opens new vistas of appreciation for these highly evolved, finely tuned athletes that we challenge on hook and line.Water is dense. How dense? To quantify water's ...

Youth programs contributing to growth of LHS volleyball team

LAHAINA - The 2020 Lady Lunas volleyball season has been postponed, but the rising spirit of youth volleyball here on the West Side, bolstered by the intermediate school and club programs, will surely pave the way for future seasons for the high school team.Guided by families such as the Akima, ...

Do it with Dacron, Part II

Brighten things up: Using brightly colored Dacron proves quite convenient during any fish fight, allowing both angler and captain to evaluate the line-out status at a glance. One combo would be orange Dacron and yellow mono for the top shot. Both lines are "hi-vis" but very different colors, so ...

Hawaii High School Athletic Association cancels most fall sports

LAHAINA - The writing was on the wall, and athletic directors and coaches across the state were bracing themselves for the official announcement for months as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to strangle the world in general and the United States in particular. The Hawaii High School Athletic ...

Don’t cut corners with equipment

Marlin fishing is not for the faint of heart or weak of wallet. Nobody ever considered big-game fishing a poor man's sport, but even owners of fat wallets hate to throw money away. Cutting corners on low-quality equipment represents no savings at all if tackle failure ends up costing the fish ...

Wayne Cochran reflects on his five decades in West Maui

WEST MAUI - If there was ever a surfer's dreamscape, Maui's Wayne Cochran has certainly lived it in his five decades on the West Side of the Valley Isle. After arriving here in Lahaina amidst the wave of surfers/hippies that traversed the Pacific from California, "Wayno" quickly and naturally ...

How to differentiate bigeye and yellowfin tuna

The scientific name for the bigeye, Tunnus obesus, simply - and perhaps unflatteringly - means "fat tuna." However, if you've ever seen one, you'll know it is an apt description for this football-shaped speedster. The bigeye and yellowfin tuna are sometimes difficult to tell apart, especially ...

Foundation coordinates cleanup project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium

LAHAINA - The effervescent unity of the West Side community sparkled once again as a Lahainaluna High School Foundation-led maintenance project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium - the state-of-the-art athletic facility - continued its monthly cleanup effort at the historic campus. Lahainaluna High ...