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Bicycling League to hold Maui Memorial Ride

KAHULUI — Maui Bicycling League will once again be participating in the global Ride of Silence movement, which takes place in hundreds of locations each year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. The Ride of Silence movement, held during ...

Ko‘a were key fishing grounds for ancient Hawaiians

The word ko‘a is about fishing grounds. The word often refers to a fishing shrine erected along the shorelines of the islands for offerings to ‘aumakua (personal gods) or to Kul‘ulakai, the god of fishermen. However, ko‘a are also fishing grounds that were known to hold an ...

Maui Prep Pueo seek opportunities to compete

NAPILI — While the cancellations of spring interscholastic athletic seasons continue across the state, the Maui Preparatory Academy Pueo have exhibited remarkable perseverance in maintaining some semblance of meaningful competition. These independent tournaments provide youth ...

The lore of sharks in Hawaiian culture

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 ...

Lahainaluna spring sports teams hoping for green light to compete

LAHAINA — The spring high school sports programs across the state remain on hold as the 2020-21 seasons wait in the on deck circle for the opportunity to compete. But as the pandemic continues to forestall interscholastic competition, the chances for any start up grow dimmer by the day. ...

When should you change lures?

During a day of trolling, how often should you change your fishing lures? The answers, and there are many, range from the practical to the psychological to the philosophical. All possible answers branch from this simple reply: when you change your lures depends on why you are ...

Lahainaluna softball team enjoys playing in a world-class venue

LAHAINA — The golden tradition of 190 years at Lahainaluna High School is manifested in part by the state-of-the-art facilities that grace the historic campus. Upon entering the school grounds at the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, the sparkling softball field graces the slopes ...

Start Me Up Cuz lands 641.5-pound marlin

LAHAINA — The Start Me Up Cuz joined the 600-pound marlin club with a 641.5-pound blue by Alex Golf. He was fishing with Capt. Steve Carroll and Deckman Jeremy Johnson. They were one mile south, outside Kamaiki, Lanai, on the 100-fathom ledge between Kamaiki and Armchair, when they ...

Maiki Tihada to lead new girls basketball team at Maui Prep

LAHAINA — The Tihada family of Lahaina has long been recognized as a stalwart supporter of the true grit character of the West Side community. Canoe club leaders, youth football directors, police officers, nonprofit organizers — this ohana truly represents the altruistic nature of Maui Nei. ...

Stand up paddling changes Joshua Riccio’s life

WEST MAUI — For as far back as he can remember, Joshua Riccio has found enjoyment at the beach and in the ocean. Growing up in the sand at Bradenton Beach, Florida, he surfed, wake boarded, went fishing and played constantly in the waves while actively competing in all manner of sports. ...