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Winning ‘tagtics’

If you’re going to do something, do it right. In tagging terms, that means selecting the right stick for the job and then putting thought into how to use it. As with any fighting gear, tagging equipment should be the correct type for the job. There are different length tag poles ...

MIL football season may start in February

LAHAINA — The Hawaii High School Athletic Association and the Department of Education announced last week that interscholastic athletics are tentatively set to begin on Jan. 5, 2021. This start date covers low- and medium-risk programs, with high-risk sports, such as football and wrestling, ...

THERE HE IS!

The great fisherman, author Zane Grey, wrote millions of words that stirred the imagination and brought scenes of land and sea to vivid life. But for fishermen, three words of his never fail to start the adrenaline, to relive the action. Those words are: “There he is!” For ...

WSL 2021 Women’s Championship Tour to start at Honolua Bay

WEST MAUI — The World Surf League (WSL) last week confirmed the launch of the 2021 Championship Tour (CT) in Hawaii, with the women slated to compete at the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Honolua Bay. Providing flexibility to hold the contest in the best waves possible, the holding ...

Tight lines!

The next generation of monofilament gives anglers a strong advantage. Higher abrasion resistance, thinner diameter, greater strength. Don’t discard these claims as pure marketing hype. Thanks to rapidly evolving technology, today’s monofilaments offer distinct improvements over lines ...

Bone structure helps explain how marlin live

Bones invariably form the framework for anatomical descriptions. Quite apart from their own intrinsic fascination and beauty, their structure can tell us a great deal about how animals live. They dictate body form, provide protection for vital structures and transform the power from the ...

Exercise outlets thriving in West Maui

WEST MAUI — The importance of physical fitness and exercise has never been greater than in the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety and emotional upheaval dominate the psyches of populations around the world, and the vital remedy of concerted activity reigns high for people of all ages. ...

Just how big is that fish, and why it’s important

After 35 minutes of straining against an unseen foe, arms and back sore from battling both the fish and an ill-fitted harness, you heave a sigh of relief when the double line knot finally breaks the surface. You suddenly realize that an end to this self-induced torture could be near at ...

Sentry Tournament of Champions to feature limited ticketed guests

KAPALUA — The Sentry Tournament of Champions announced that it is on track to host its annual event with a limited number of ticketed guests onsite in 2021. The event returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 7-10. Information about the tournament is available at ...