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Wakida Courts need to be replaced

LAHAINA — The public tennis courts on Front Street in Lahaina stand in a dilapidated state today, but the soulful legacy of their legendary founder shines on despite the physical outward appearance. Some 70 years ago, Shigeto “Shigesh” Wakida led the effort to promote the ...

Ali‘i Kai, Lani lands 546.0- pound marlin

LAHAINA — The 17.5-foot Ali‘i Kai, Lani towed in a 546.0-pound blue marlin by Capt. Jonny Keiley and his dad, Capt. Deli. They had been fishing the NASA Buoy on the 1,000-fathom ledge, backside of Lanai, picking up a box of mahi mahi. They had two lures out as they left the buoy, ...

Lahaina Girls play short season

LAHAINA — It was an inspiring scene to behold last weekend as Ainakea Park once again bustled with activity, with cars lining the field’s bordering fence and families making up picnic camps beyond the outfield. It was a return to the fun-filled action as the Lahaina Girls 13 and under ...

Hawaiian live-baiting: Why and how to use downriggers for big game

Running one bait deep and one on the surface is less trouble than having two live baits up on top. You don’t have to worry about what the two baits are doing back there to get tangled.  Downriggers also get the maximum life out of your baits. If you have a weak bait that is not swimming ...

Kapalua Golf hosts September events

KAPALUA — Kapalua Golf Courses hosted two special events in early September to rave reviews and strong attendance. On Sept. 5, the Plantation Course hosted a Women’s Golf Day event to a sold out crowd. The event was a great success with 54 golfers participating in a complimentary ...

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, ...