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Joshua Tihada carries the ball for Lahainaluna High School on Friday during a 35-27 win over Iolani in a First Hawaiian Bank Division II Championship semifinal at War Memorial Stadium that put the Lunas in the title game for the fifth time in 11 years. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lahainaluna puts focus on balance

The Lahainaluna High School football team vanquished one of the state’s top passing offenses Friday night by beating Iolani in the First Hawaiian Bank Division II Championship semifinals at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. On Nov. 18, the Lunas will face another of the state’s best air ...

Kai Katchadourian heads to the Aloha Classic masters title Monday at Hookipa Beach Park. International Windsurfing Tour / SI CROWTHER photos

Baker, Girardin, Katchadourian win Aloha Classic titles

The Maui News Damien Girardin won the Aloha Classic amateur title Monday at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau, and Greg Aguera earned a pair of top-three finishes in the International Windsurfing Tour event. Girardin posted a score of 13.10 in the amateur final, and Yves Masnada finished second, ...

Airline employees from across globe to play in Valley Isle volleyball event

The Maui News Air travel employees from around the world are scheduled to compete in the Aloha 808 Cup volleyball tournament, which begins today with matches at Big Beach in Makena and will have indoor play Wednesday and Thursday at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. According to tournament ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Swimming MAUI AGE-GROUP SWIMMING ASSOCIATION Saturday’s Results At Kihei Aquatic Center Male 8 and under 25 backstroke—1. Reyn Yamashiro, Hawaii Swim Club, 24.46; 2. Kaina Yamada, Lahaina Swim Club, 25.11; 3. Tristan Richard, Lahaina Swim Club, 25.80; 4. Wyatt Sharp, Lahaina ...

Ishii Ta­kara rides a wave en route to winning the Aloha Classic youth title Sunday at Hookipa Beach Park.
International Windsurfing Tour / SI CROWTHER photo

Aloha Classic narrows field of pro contenders

Third-round matchups in the men’s and women’s pro divisions of this year’s Aloha Classic were finalized Sunday at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau, and the first champion of the International Windsurfing Tour event was crowned, with Ishii Ta­kara claiming the youth title. In the men’s pro ...

California’s K.K. Limbhasut follows the flight of his shot off the Royal Kaanapali Course’s 14th tee Sunday during the final round of the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic.
ARIC BECKER photo

Limbhasut takes Kaanapali crown

University of California junior K.K. Limbhasut charged from three shots back with a bogey-free final round to win the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic men’s golf tournament Sunday at the Royal Kaanapali Course. Limbhasut closed with a 5-under-par 66 — tied for the low round of the day — to ...

The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Maui High hosts martial arts tournament

First photo: Rory Cooley (top) faces Ethan Figaroa on the way to taking the 6-and-under beginner grappling title during the Maui Open martial arts tournament Sunday at the Maui High gym in Kahului. The event, in its 12th year, drew approximately 150 competitors in youth and adult divisions. ...

Raymond Tendo watches a putt Sunday on the way to winning the Maui Country Club championship.
The Maui News / JOE BRADLEY photo

Tendo wins MCC title for sixth time in seven years

Raymond Tendo won the Maui Country Club championship for the sixth time in seven years Sunday, finishing with a 23-shot victory in the 54-hole event in Spreckelsville. Tendo shot 108 in the final 27 holes for a 218 total. Wally Taylor (117) was the runner-up, and Kimo Haynes (123) finished ...

Eric Lawrence hits a return during a 2-6, 7-6, 10-6 win for him and Brayden Corniel over Devon Baldwin and John Deinhardt in a Wailea Fall Doubles men’s 9.0 match Sunday at the Wailea Tennis Club. The tournament served as a benefit for the Semper Fi Fund, and more than $25,000 was raised through entry fees, a silent auction, sponsorships and donations to help ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Tennis WAILEA FALL DOUBLES Sunday’s Results At Wailea Tennis Club Women 9.0 Final—K. Christopher and J. Lopez def. C. Feike and J. Singsank (1) 6-0, 6-3. Semifinals—C. Feike and J. Singsank (1) def. R. Christopher and C. Walker 6-0, 6-1; K. Christopher and J. Lopez def. R. ...

Maui High School’s Naia Nakamoto heads upfield on the way to a touchdown in the second quarter of the Sabers’ 26-7 loss to Hilo on Saturday in a First Hawaiian Bank Division I State Championship semifinal game at Wong Stadium. -- Hawaii Tribune-Herald / TIM WRIGHT photo

Sabers fall to Vikings

HILO — The conditions were tough for the Maui High School football team Saturday at Wong Stadium, but Hilo made things much harder. Playing on a baseball field in a steady rain, the Sabers’ third trip to the First Hawaiian Bank Division I State Championship ended with a 26-7 loss to the ...

Bernd Roediger competes in an Aloha Classic men’s pro division first-round heat Saturday at Hookipa Beach Park. -- International Windsurfing Tour SI CROWTHER photo

Aloha Classic resumes pro competition

The pro men’s and women’s divisions returned to action Saturday in the Aloha Classic, with Bernd Roediger of Kahului posting the day’s top score in the International Windsurfing Tour event at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau. Roediger had a score of 15.04 to win his men’s first-round heat, ...

Baldwin cheer team places third in state

Baldwin High School finished third and Maui High was fourth out of four teams in the large division of the Zippy’s State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Baldwin, which won the Maui Interscholastic League title for a second straight year last week, ...

UH squanders second-half lead in loss to UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Hawaii football team squandered a third-quarter lead in losing 31-23 to UNLV on Saturday. The Rainbow Warriors (3-6, 1-5 Mountain West Conference) had gone in front 13-7 on Dru Brown’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Collie just over five minutes into ...

Raymond Tendo sinks a putt during the Maui Country Club championship Saturday. -- The Maui News / JOE BRADLEY photo

Tendo jumps out to 10-shot lead at Maui Country Club

Raymond Tendo, seeking his sixth Maui Country Club championship in seven years, held the lead after Saturday’s first 27 holes in Spreckelsville with a score of 110. Alan Grodzinsky and John Mills were tied for second at 120, one shot in front of Jon Yokouchi and Kimo Haynes. Chris Millen ...

Maui Invitational online single-ticket sale begins Tuesday

An online sale of remaining single-game tickets for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at mauiinvitational.com/tickets. The tournament, in its 34th year, is scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at the Lahaina Civic Center. Tickets for the Nov. 22 championship game, and for ...

Mark Rolfing

PGA recognizes Rolfings’ work assisting newborns

Kapalua residents Mark and Debi Rolfing received the PGA’s Distinguished Service Award on Thursday at a ceremony in Austin, Texas. The award “honors outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities including integrity, sportsmanship and a passion for the game of ...

California’s Collin Morikawa chips to the ninth green during the second round of the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic on Saturday at the Royal Kaanapali Course. -- ARIC BECKER photo

Cal’s Morikawa leads by one stroke at Kaanapali Classic

California’s Collin Morika­wa took a one-shot lead in the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic men’s golf tournament Saturday, shooting a 3-under-par 68 at the Royal Kaanapali Course for a 10-under total of 132. Morikawa, ranked seventh in the country by Golfweek, had five birdies and two bogeys ...

Anneliese Stoinski serves behind fellow Kihei resident Donna Barker during a Wailea Fall Doubles women’s 6.0 match Saturday at the Wailea Tennis Club. The tournament, which concludes today, is serving as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistant to ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. forces and their families. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

TENNIS WAILEA FALL DOUBLES Saturday’s Results At Wailea Tennis Club Men 9.0 First round—B. Peterson and R. Camp def. P. Franta and K. Tanaka Tamaki 4-6, 6-3, 11-9; C. deCrinis and P. Peterson def. K. Keller and F. Salvador 6-3, 6-2. Quarterfinals—B. Corniel and E. Lawrence (1) ...

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Lahainaluna High School’s Joshua Tihada tries to elude Iolani’s Lanakila Pei during the first quarter of the Lunas’ 35-27 win over the Raiders on Friday in a First Hawaiian Bank Division II State Football Championship semifinal game at War Memorial Stadium. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lunas reach state final

WAILUKU — The Lahainaluna High School football team relied on its offense in the first half and its defense in the second to reach the First Hawaiian Bank Division II State Championship final for the fifth time in the last 11 years. The defending champions beat old nemesis Iolani 35-27 on ...