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Team Troublemaker wins Lanai Rendezvous Substitute Tournament

The weekend warrior Troublemaker won this year’s Lanai Rendezvous Substitute Tournament with a 109.0-pound blue marlin by Deckman Derek Escalera. He was fishing with Captain Bob Schnoor and team members Mark Pastore and Darren Libstaff, who also caught a 78.0-pound blue marlin, the only ...

Kaunoa Senior Services offers online classes

WAILUKU — Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in September for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include: Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays; Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; Strength Training at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays; Interval Training at 9 a.m. on ...

Volunteers hold cleanup at Sue D. Cooley Stadium

LAHAINA — The altruistic nature of the Aloha State shines through in many ways. This “give back” mentality is manifested here on the West Side in the continuing care of Sue D. Cooley Stadium by volunteer organizations such as the Lahainaluna High School Foundation and the Friends of ...

Fast-moving marlin depend on vision

Marlin brains are tiny by comparison to the brains of mammals. An average size marlin has only enough brain tissue to fill a dessertspoon — and precious little of this is devoted to the higher brain activities as we understand them. Nonetheless, the brain and nerves of marlin obviously ...

New study finds age and growth of popular recreational fish

The Journal of Fish Biology published the first robust age and maturity study on ulua aukea and omilu by Hawaii fishery scientists. These two jacks are the most important nearshore species targeted recreationally throughout Hawaii, with many fishing clubs and tournaments devoted ...

Rascal joins 700-pound marlin club

MAALAEA — The Rascal, out of Maalaea Harbor, joined the 700-pound marlin club with a 705.9-pound blue by the father and son tag team of Ron and Chris Kirkpatrick. They were fishing with Captain Kamal Pfeifle and Deckman Chris Serra. Kamal motored out of the harbor and headed toward ...

Schauffele eligible for 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA — The Sentry Tournament of Champions was informed last week that the PGA Tour Policy Board has approved a new tournament eligibility category to include the men’s Olympic gold medalist in the year following his win, provided he is a full member of the tour at the time of his gold ...

Brown achieves fitness goal of 2,110 bodyweight squats

KAANAPALI — After doing 1,005 pushups in one set in February, Kaanapali resident Jerry Brown decided that he “didn’t want to leave the image of a ‘one-trick pony.’ ” So, the 68-year-old fitness and martial arts expert recently achieved 2,110 bodyweight squats in 1:34:37 at ...

Sharks in Hawaiian mythology

There are Gods in Hawaiian waters, and every fisherman is eventually forced to make his sacrifices to them. Whether he believes in them or not, they extract their pounds of flesh. In the Hawaii of legends, sharks spawned humans; chosen maidens gave birth to sharks; priests who ...

Lahaina Swim Club competitors excel at short course meet

LAHAINA — There is always something special about competing on your home course or field. Just ask Sacha Salem, 12, who led her Lahaina Swim Club teammates in an outstanding effort at the Maui Age Group Swimming Association short course meet two weeks ago at Lahaina Aquatic Center. ...