Homecoming for the champions
Lahainaluna’s wrestling champs pose for family and friends who greeted them at Kahului Airport on Sunday night
Second photo: No Neighbor Island wrestling team had ever won the state crown until the Lahainaluna boys and girls teams both did it Saturday night at the Chevron State Wrestling Championships at the Blaisdell Arena on Oahu. The team returned to Maui on Sunday and was greeted by their supporters. Seniors Diamond Freitas and Christian Balagso held the state championship trophies as they led their teammates out of the Kahului Airport security area Sunday night. Freitas won the girls 112-pound weight class, while Balagso was third at 120 pounds for boys. A rally was planned on Lahainaluna Road later Sunday as the team returned to the West Maui school.