The Geckos (in green, first photo) and Lightning Cheetahs square off in a spirited U-6 soccer match Saturday at South Maui Community Park on the opening day of Kihei AYSO’s 2017 season. The fall AYSO season is underway around the island.
Second photo: Lightning Cheetah coach Jeannette Kasin hands out high-fives at the end of the team’s first half of play Saturday.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Members of the public wait in a crowded meeting room Wednesday at the David K. Trask Building in Wailuku to testify before the Maui County Liquor Control Commission. About 10 nonprofit directors and residents testified, including Nancy LaJoy, executive director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation (speaking at the lectern). The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Maui County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura testifies Wednesday before the Maui County Liquor Control Commission. Her proposal to eliminate stringent application requirements for one-day nonprofit fundraising events was approved by the commission. “Unfortunately, we had to do this,” she said after the meeting. “Do not criminalize good people; that’s what brought out the hearts and souls of the community. It’s a good result.” The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Around 100 community members listen to presentations Tuesday evening at the West Maui Senior Center. Hosted by the county Planning Department, the meeting focused on transportation issues as part of the West Maui Community Plan update. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photos
Kamehameha Maui quarterback Kainoa Sanchez
Maui High quarterback Kainalu Tancayo
Lahainaluna’s Joshua Tihada
Bishop Wickes and the Baldwin High School football team take on Kainalu Tancayo (second photo) and Maui High on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. On Friday, Kainoa Sanchez (third photo) leads Kamehameha Maui against Joshua Tihada (fourth photo) and Lahainaluna at Kanaiaupuni Stadium. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos