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LHS wrestlers win state championships

LAHAINA - The Lahainaluna High School wrestling team closed out the 2019-20 season with a thrilling finish at the Texaco-HHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on Feb. 21-22. The Lady Lunas fell just 6.5 points down from gold medalists Kamehameha Kapalama ...

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

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 ...

Lahaina Swim Club places seventh at state meet

LAHAINA - Although competitive swimming is usually viewed as an individual sport, team accomplishments are also high on the list for club organizations such as Lahaina Swim Club.Thus, the traditional top ten placings of the West Side program at the Hawaii Age Group Short Course Swimming ...

Four West Side karate students presented with black belts

LAHAINA - Four students of the Lahaina Dojo of the Japan Karate Shotokai, a traditional martial arts organization, were recently presented with the Dan (Black Belt) Certificates they earned in examinations held last year. Japan Karate Shotokai USA and Hawaii Chief Instructor Charles Lee flew in ...

Lahaina Canoe Club to open paddling season

LAHAINA - Lahaina Canoe Club opens the 2020 Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association's paddling season with club registration on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m to noon at Hanakao'o Beach Park (Canoe Beach). Registration assistance will be offered at the LCC hale.Lahaina Canoe Club welcomes all ...

Napili Canoe Club to hold registration

LAHAINA - Napili Canoe Club's Regatta Season Registration will be held at Hanakao'o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.Fees are $40 for youth paddlers, $150 for adults and $200 for families. Youth must have a birth certificate and valid ID to register, and ...

Luna swimmers set new MIL records

LAHAINA - It was another solid season for the Lahainaluna High School swim team, as the 2020 Hawaii High School Athletic Association concluded its season with the state championship meet at Kihei Aquatic Center last week. Guided by veteran mentors Tom Popdan and Jen Wiseman, the Luna boys and ...

Top Lahaina Harbor Charter Sportfishing Boat Deckmen for ’19

LAHAINA - Trying to come up with the Top Lahaina Harbor Charter Sportfishing Deckman statistics for billfish involves several variables. Just looking at total numbers doesn't reflect all the variables in the final rankings.Obviously, everyone looks at the number of blue marlin caught and total ...

Maui Prep boys basketball team earns playoff berth

NAPILI - In their inaugural Division II Maui Interscholastic League varsity season, the Maui Prep Pueo managed to finish with an 8-5 record and an appearance in the conference championship contest.After dropping their first four games, the Maui Prep team went on to win eight straight games in ...

Lady Luna soccer team looks forward to next season

LAHAINA - An unmistakable optimism empowers the Lahainaluna High School girls soccer program. Led by veteran coach and administrator Sky Delaney, the Lady Lunas finished the 2019-20 season last month in the middle of the Maui Interscholastic League standings with their collective eyes focused ...