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Lahaina Canoe Club presents inugural $1,000 scholarship to Sydney Snyder

LAHAINA — In celebrating its 50th year anniversary, Lahaina Canoe Club presented an inaugural $1,000 scholarship to Maui Preparatory Academy senior Sydney Snyder in recognition of her outstanding academic, athletic and community service achievements. She will attend Boston College in ...

Student-athletes competing in 7-on-7 football games

LAHAINA — Despite the loss of high school football for the 2020 season, several Maui community organizations — including the Maui County Police Department — have come together to promote 7-on-7 programs for student-athletes across the island. The NXT Level organization in ...

Yellowfin or bigeye?

Some people will try to tell you that juvenile bigeye and yellowfin tuna are difficult to tell apart. This statement is completely false and is usually perpetuated by fishery scientists and fishermen who have not seen enough of both species to qualify them to make any statements on fish ...

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 ...