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Maui Prep swimmer Mathew Iverson hoping to compete at Olympic Trials

NAPILI — Sixteen-year-old Mathew Iverson continues the West Side’s sterling legacy of youth competitive swimmers to rise to prominence in the three decades since the Lahaina Aquatic Center opened in 1993. Home to the Lahaina Swim Club, LSC has been the proving waters for elite ...

Secrets to catching marlin

Of all the offshore species that blue-water anglers want to get their hooks into, marlin are the most elusive and unpredictable. Blues and stripers are all major league players in Hawaii, and you’ve got to be in their league if you hope to bring one to your boat. Trolling is and ...

Mayor announces limited reopening of Satoki Yamamoto Track

WAILUKU — Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium reopened for limited public use on Friday, Feb. 19. The Yamamoto track will be open for running and walking only from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, the Maui Interscholastic League will be allowed ...

Do blue marlin attack marine mammals?

A question was asked: have marlin or swordfish ever been known to attack marine mammals, such as seals or dolphins? There appears to be only one published scientific observation of interactions between billfish and marine mammals of any kind. This was an observation in 1951 of ...

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 ...