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Maui Prep Cross Country teams competing in club schedule

NAPILI — The determination and perseverance of long distance runners is exemplified in the Maui Preparatory Academy cross country program, as the independent school in Napili competes in a club schedule organized by the Valley Isle Track Club and sanctioned by USA Track and Field. ...

Parasitic passengers

It may not be obvious to the casual observer, but most fish caught in the wild carry parasites of one form or another. In fact, most fish parasites are internal, but even then, because of their small size, they are only noticed if they form an unsightly cyst or lump in the flesh. ...

Maui Girls Softball Association teams get the green light to play

LAHAINA — The sterling tradition of youth softball here on the West Side continues as Coach Lei Nakamura launches her 20th year of leadership of the program. Despite the cancellation of Maui Interscholastic League play that wiped out the Lahainaluna High School effort of 2020 and ...

Reading the birds

Much of your success as an angler comes from an ability to read birds. It’s a learned art, but fishermen can observe and get important messages from birds. One bird’s actions relay information to other birds. For instance, a hungry flock may head for the horizon without ...

West Maui Little League Baseball teams practicing to ‘Play ball!’

LAHAINA — The legacy of Little League Baseball here on the West Side began some 50 years ago and was carried forward through the efforts of community luminaries such as Bob Kawaguchi, Don Rosenthal, Brian Arakawa and so many others. Today, that sterling tradition of youth sports ...

Age and growth of Pacific blue marlin

Knowledge of the age and growth rates of billfish is essential for sensible management of our fishery. The continued viability of billfish stocks is of substantial importance to sport and commercial fishermen alike. Their high value in the marketplace and economic significance to the ...

Shortbill spearfish a light-tackle favorite for many anglers

Today, the shortbill spearfish is one of the most common billfish encountered in Hawaiian waters, where they are often referred to as “chuckers,” and in the early 1960s were always considered to be young striped marlin. These early catches of short-nosed spearfish misidentified as ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset hosts Sneakers for Scholarships

LAHAINA — The first annual Rotary Sneakers for Scholarships 2021 will be a VIRTUAL run, but participants can still have fun and raise resources for our future leaders! The event will begin on Feb. 14, 2021 and will conclude on Feb. 28, 2021. The cost is $35, and ...

Tre Rickard excels on the hardcourt and the gridiron

LAHAINA — The West Maui Youth Basketball League has inspired the hoop dreams of hundreds of West Side keiki for over 40 years. From the “Termite” Division of preschool age kids on up to the middle school ballers, the program at the polished hardcourt at Lahaina Civic Center has proven to ...

Hinatea starts new year with 470-pound blue marlin

LAHAINA — The Hinatea started off 2021 with a nice 470.2-pound blue marlin with Capt. Chris Cole and Deckman Dylan Lehmann. Chris was 300 fathoms southwest off the Palaoa Point Lighthouse, Lanai, as Dylan watched the pattern. Suddenly, they had a violent snap off the short corner ...