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Lahainaluna High School’s Koa Evalu-Robinson goes up for a shot as King Kekaulike’s Kaleb Chun defends during the third quarter of the Lunas’ 66-35 win over Na Alii on Wednesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lunas win MIL opener

LAHAINA — The Lahainaluna High School boys basketball team lost three senior leaders from last season, including Maui Interscholastic League Division I Player of the Year Jeremi Santos. The Lunas found a few candidates to fill those roles Wednesday night in a 66-35 win over King Kekaulike at ...

‘Rumble at Da Imu’ set for Friday

LAHAINA — Outdoor wrestling is an idea that has been gaining momentum on the Mainland, but it will reach the Maui Interscholastic League for the first time Friday night. Baldwin and Lahainaluna high schools will hold boys and girls dual meets at 6:30 p.m. under the lights at Sue Cooley ...

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Lunas top Na Alii, run MIL winning streak to 138

The Maui News The Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team rode the career-high 32-point performance of Braeanna Estabillo to a 60-44 win over King Kekau­like on Wednesday night in a Maui Interscholastic league game in Lahaina. The Lunas improved to 4-0 with their second win over Na ...

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The Maui News 2017 MIL Football All-Stars

When Baldwin High School’s Chayce Akaka and Maui High’s Atu Falekaono played together for the Kihei Dolphins in their Pop Warner football days, they both knew their paths might cross on the gridiron again. They did, a few times this season, as they battled for the Maui Interscholastic ...

Hercules Mataafa (50) has been named an All-American by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and ESPN. AP file photo

Mataafa named Polynesian HOF POY

The Maui News Washington State University defensive lineman Hercules Mataafa was named the recipient of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame College Player of the Year Award on Tuesday. In a video posted on the Polynesian HOF website, the Lahainaluna High School graduate said he was ...

Billabong Pipe Masters 2017

Payne sent to Pipe Masters second round

First photo: Dusty Payne of Lahaina competes during the first round of the Billabong Pipe Masters on Monday at the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore. The World Surf League championship tour season finale — which is also the third and final stop on the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing — ...

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Longtime TOC volunteer eager to return to Kapalua

The Sentry Tournament of Champions always runs with the help of volunteers positioned all over the Kapalua Plantation Course. Perhaps one of the most recognizable is Kay Smith, a 79-year-old who will be making her 10th appearance as a volunteer near the first tee when the tournament runs Jan. ...

Hercules Mataafa (No. 50), has been named to the AP, Sports Illustrated and Walter Camp All-America first teams. AP file photo

Mataafa named AP All-American

The Maui News Washington State University defensive lineman Hercules Mataafa was named to The Associated Press’ All-America first team Monday, the latest postseason honor for the Lahainaluna High School graduate. Mataafa, a 6-foot-2, 252-pound junior, has 43 total tackles, 30 solo, this ...

Tsang finishes second in Merrie Mile

The Maui News Ryan Tsang of Kihei placed second in the Kalakaua Merrie Mile on Saturday in Honolulu. Tsang finished the race — held in conjunction with the Honolulu Marathon — in a time of 4 minutes, 37 seconds, just five seconds behind winner Tsukasa Kawarai of Japan. In Sunday’s ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Boy's Basketball MAUI HIGH TOURNAMENT Saturday’s Results At Shine Matsui Athletic Center Girls exhibition: Keaau 61, Baldwin 51 Kamehameha Maui 47, Molokai 29 Ka‘u 48, St. Anthony 15 Maui High 53, Keaau 47 Golf Maui Hawaiian Men Golf Club Saturday’s Results At Waiehu ...

Kauanoe Keahi hangs over Taylor Pelegrino Hayase in an all-Lahainaluna High School girls 145-pound final at the Garner Ivey Invitational on Saturday at War Memorial Gym. Pelegrino Hayase won 8-6. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Lahainaluna wins Garner Ivey titles

WAILUKU — It was a final that the Lahainaluna High School boys team lost, but it served as perhaps the best snapshot of the Lunas’ night at the 50th annual Garner Ivey Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday at War Memorial Gym. Kainalu Estrella, last season’s state runner-up at 126 ...

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Swimmers, divers open Maui Interscholastic League season

Baldwin High School’s Kaipo Acain wins the boys 100-yard butterfly in 57.17 seconds at the first Maui Interscholastic League swimming and diving meet of the season Saturday at Kihei Aquatic Center. For more, see "Baldwin boys, girls kick off season with victories"

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Na Alii fall to Buffanblu on final day of Kaapuni

King Kekaulike High School’s Darius Lauture shoots as Punahou II’s Michael Dempsey defends during the second quarter of Na Alii’s 60-40 loss to the Buffanblu in a Kaapuni Tournament game Saturday at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. Lauture finished with six points for King Kekau­like, which ...

Warriors top Sabers for first win of season

The Kamehameha Schools Maui girls basketball team rallied from an early deficit to beat Maui High 42-29 on Saturday night in a Maui Interscholastic League game at Kaulaheanuiokamoku Gym in Pukalani. Kimani Fernandez-Roy scored 11 points for the Warriors (1-1), all in the final three quarters ...

Rebecca Buenrostro-Gallimore of Baldwin High School wins the girls 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 1.88 seconds at the Maui Interscholastic League meet Saturday. - The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Baldwin boys, girls kick off season with victories

Baldwin High School won the boys and girls team titles in the opening event of the Maui Interscholastic League swimming and diving season Saturday at Kihei Aquatic Center. The Bears’ Rebecca Buenrostro-Gallimore took first place in two individual girls events and was on two winning two ...

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Garner Ivey Invitational gets underway

Baldwin High School’s Jules Marinas takes down Waianae’s Kalana Pahinui on his way to a 15-7 decision in their 126-pound bout during the Garner Ivey Invitational on Friday at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. The tournament concludes today, with finals slated to start at 5:30 p.m. SECOND PHOTO: ...

Dusty Payne advances to the quarterfinals of the Pipe Invitational on Friday at the Banzai Pipeline. -- World Surf League / KELLY CESTARI photo

Payne earns spot in Billabong Pipe Masters

Dusty Payne of Lahaina won the Men’s Pipe Invitational on Friday, earning one of two wild-card spots in the World Surf League Championship Tour’s Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore. Payne, a former Championship Tour member, advanced through three rounds ...

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Aloha Volleyball hosts 12U tournament

Giulia Quinsaat passes a ball while partner Maile Freeland looks on during Aloha Volleyball’s 12-and-under tournament Friday at the Kula sand courts. The pair tied for seventh place, along with Josh Hyman and Malia Luther. Keala Giblin and Kristina Naish placed first, Jamie Ness and Makalani ...