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Maui High School’s Naia Nakamoto runs for a first-quarter touchdown during the Sabers’ 26-13 victory over Baldwin on Friday night at War Memorial Stadium. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Sabers beat Bears, secure MIL crown

WAILUKU — The Maui High School football team has had two seasons in one this year — and will get to play some more. The Sabers wrapped up the Maui Interscholastic League Division I title and the state tournament berth that goes with it Friday night, beating Baldwin 26-13. Maui High has ...

Chandler Cowell of King Kekaulike High School hits against Kamehameha Maui’s Logan Spencer (left) and Aliah Ayau in the second set Friday. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Na Alii top Warriors to force playoff for overall league title

WAILUKU — Things are getting better, in every sense of the word, for the King Kekaulike High School girls volleyball team. Na Alii got 18 kills from an intense — and healthy — Chandler Cowell on Friday night, and beat previously undefeated Kamehameha Maui 21-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-14 in ...

Seabury Hall’s Ella Connor celebrates alongside Kiana Hyman (6) and Isabel Bennett after the Spartans finished off a four-set victory over Hana on Friday night. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Spartans back on top with win over Dragons

WAILUKU — After an unprecedented season that ended in the Maui Interscholastic League tournament last year, the Seabury Hall girls volleyball team was fired up to get back to its usual spot at the top. Mission accomplished. ...

Hana High School’s Shaylee Roback (center) and Nohokula Lind attempt to block a shot by Molokai's Taye Mowat during the second set of the Dragons’ 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18 win over the Farmers on Thursday in a Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament semifinal at Jon Garcia Gym. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Hana earns state berth

WAILUKU — The Hana High School girls volleyball team knew what was on the line on Thursday at Jon Garcia Gym. Beat a tough Molokai team, and the night could end with a state tournament berth secure. The Dragons accomplished their goal, first getting past the Farmers 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, ...

MIL team to host state volleyball first-round match

The Maui News The Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball runner-up — either King Kekaulike High School or Kamehameha Maui — will play a home match Monday in the first round of the New City Nissan State Championship, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association announced ...

Kalia Kapisi has helped Maui High School move one win from a state tournament berth. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

This week in MIL Football

Baldwin vs. Maui High Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m. Overview The second-round championship in Division I goes to the winner. A Maui High win sends the Sabers to the state tournament; a Baldwin victory forces an overall title game between the teams next week. The Bears have the Maui ...

Seabury moves one win from perfect MIL season

The Maui News Isabel Bennett had 13 kills and Erica Pilotin had nine, along with eight digs and four aces, as Seabury Hall defeated Lanai 25-7, 25-12, 25-8 on Thursday in a Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament semifinal at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku, moving one win from a perfect ...

Isaiah Naauao-Asing heads to a time of 8.98 seconds in high school steer wrestling during Sunday’s Hawaii State Rodeo District competition at Kaonoulu Ranch in Kula. Naauao-Asing was the only competitor in the category. EMY FERGUSON photo

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Rodeo HSRA MAUI DISTRICT At Kaonoulu Ranch Saturday’s Results Keiki Show No. 2 Leadline Barrel racing—1. Kingston Abbey 30.622, 2. Evie Sproat-Augustiro 33.176, 3. Kamea Paoa-Otsuka 36.271, 4. Tayze Sinenci 43.77, 5. Eldon-Buzzy Sproat 1.04.517, 6. Emmett Boteilho 1.09.83, 7. ...

Chayce Akaka and the Baldwin High School football team faces Kainalu Tancayo (second photo) and Maui High on Friday at War Memorial Stadium. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Sabers, Bears ready for next chapter of renewed rivalry

After 13 seasons of one-sided dominance, the rivalry between the Baldwin and Maui high school football teams is back. The Sabers beat the Bears 32-21 on Sept. 16 to win the Maui Interscholastic League first-round title. It evened the series at 4-4 dating back to 2014 — quite a change from ...

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Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Davidson celebration of life set for Oct. 30 A celebration of life for Fred Davidson, who was a longtime three-sport referee in the Maui Interscholastic League, is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Wailea Kitchen and Tap. Davidson died last month at age 68. In lieu of flowers, a ...

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MIL TOURNAMENTS At Baldwin Wednesday’s Results D-II quarterfinal: Molokai def. St. Anthony 25-9, 25-7, 25-16 D-II quarterfinal: Lanai def. Maui Prep 25-20, 28-26, 13-25, 25-23 Today’s Matches D-II semifinal: Molokai vs. Hana, 5 p.m. D-II semifinal: Lanai vs. Seabury Hall, 7 ...

Nina Macphetridge of King Kekaulike High School hits the ball between the block of Baldwin’s Anela Bechert (left) and Siena DeCambra in the first set of Na Alii’s victory over the Bears in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I tournament semifinal Tuesday night. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Na Alii clinch state berth

WAILUKU — When the King Kekaulike High School girls volleyball team looked like it was in trouble on Tuesday night, Chandler Cowell stepped up like she has so many times in her career. Cowell’s dominant play in the second set led King Kekaulike to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-15 victory over ...

Eric Dugas of Kihei won the Aloha Section Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday, earning a spot in next year’s Sony Open. ALOHA SECTION PGA photo

Dugas claims Aloha Section title, earns Sony Open spot

The Maui News Eric Dugas of Kihei fired a 3-under-par 69 in gusty conditions Tuesday to win the Aloha Section Stroke Play Championship at Kapolei Golf Course on Oahu. Dugas, a pro at Makena Golf & Beach Club, was the only golfer in the 28-player field to shoot under par in the second ...

Undefeated Warriors sweep past Lunas

The Maui News Talia Leauanae had 16 kills, 13 digs and two aces, and the Kamehameha Schools Maui girls volleyball team swept Lahainaluna 25-19, 25-17, 25-13 in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I tournament semifinal Tuesday night at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. Logan Spencer had six ...

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From shore, father and son bring in 433-pound marlin

Joshua and Robert Malacas pose with a 433.8-pound blue marlin they caught from the Kaanapali shore on Saturday. Joshua was fishing with his father Robert at the Old Kaanapali pier on the north side of Black Rock. On his first cast from the end of the pier, Joshua had a hook-up within five ...

Valley Isle Sports/In Brief

Kiffmann athletes compete in Las Vegas Miles Kiffmann went 1-1 in the black-belt men’s featherweight Olympic qualifier division of the World Taekwondo President’s Cup that took place Oct. 5-8 in Las Vegas. Kiffmann defeated USA Taekwondo national champion David Reitz before losing to ...

Barry Sultanoff was the 70-74 division runner-up in the 5-kilometer race that took place Sunday in conjunction with the Maui Marathon.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

A return to running

KAANAPALI — Barry Sultanoff doesn’t remember his Maui Half-Marathon run last year. On Sunday, he finished an unforgettable 5-kilometer race. Less than 100 yards from the finish line last year, Sultanoff collapsed, and he was later told by first responders that his heart had stopped for ...

Chai Cortez, a senior at Maui High School, is one of 28 players selected for the under-18 U.S. girls soccer training camp scheduled for Saturday to Oct. 28 in Chula Vista, Calif.
The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Cortez going to U-18 national training camp

Maui High School senior Chai Cortez has been selected for the girls under-18 U.S. soccer training camp scheduled for Saturday to Oct. 28 in Chula Vista, Calif. Cortez was one of eight defenders and 28 players overall named to the camp roster on Monday. Training will take place simultaneously ...

Lunas defeat Sabers, reach MIL semifinals

Lahainaluna High School defeated Maui High 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 on Monday in a Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls volleyball tournament quarterfinal match in Lahaina. The Lunas (5-8) will face unbeaten Kamehameha Maui, the top seed, today at Baldwin’s Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. ...

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Macedo siblings claim titles at WSL junior event

Lahaina siblings Ocean and Summer Macedo compete Monday at Turtle Bay, Oahu, where they each won World Surf League Junior Tour Hurley Surf Club Pro titles. Summer Macedo won the girls event with score of 13.24, taking the lead with an 8.17 wave with five minutes left in the championship heat, ...