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MIL STANDINGS BOYS DIVISION I W L T Pts Baldwin 2 0 1 7 Lahainaluna 2 1 0 6 King Kekaulike 1 0 1 4 Kamehameha Maui 1 0 0 3 Maui High 0 2 0 0 DIVISION II W L T Pts Seabury Hall 0 3 0 0 Wednesday’s Results Lahainaluna 5, Seabury Hall 1 Baldwin 3, Maui High ...

In his three times competing in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Jordan Spieth has finished first, second and tied for third. His victory at the Kapalua Plantation Course came in 2016, when he shot 30-under par. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Spieth, Kapalua a perfect fit

KAPALUA — In just three trips to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Jordan Spieth has recorded a win, a runner-up finish and a tie for third at the Kapalua Plantation Course. “It’s nice coming back here,” Spieth said in a press conference Tuesday. “I look at four or five courses in ...

Pasoni Tasini of the Arizona Cardinals tackles the Dallas Cowboys’ Rod Smith during a preseason game in August. AP file photo

Tasini signs futures deal with Cardinals

The Maui News Baldwin High School graduate Pasoni Tasini has been signed to a reserve-future contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced the signing of 10 players Tuesday, a day after coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement after five seasons with the team. Tasini, a ...

In his junior season, Hercules Mataafa (No. 50) tallied 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks for Washington State. JAKE RYAN photo

Mataafa to enter NFL draft

The Maui News Hercules Mataafa, a 2014 Lahainaluna High School graduate and consensus All-American defensive lineman at Washington State University, announced Sunday night on his Twitter account that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Mataafa recorded 22.5 tackles for ...

Dean Miyamoto (right) and Nyles Pokipala-Waiohu celebrate Lahainaluna High School’s second straight Division II state football title, earned with a seven-overtime win over Konawaena. -- The Maui News / ROBERT COLLIAS photo

Repeats -and- streaks

For many in the Maui County sports scene, 2017 ended much the same as 2016. From Lahainaluna High School’s dominance in football, girls basketball and wrestling to the Valley Isle’s baseball success, this year was filled with repeat championships and streaks kept intact. One of the most ...

Ashley Akamine of Lahainaluna High School goes up for a shot during the second quarter of the Lunas’ 56-43 win over Kamehameha Maui on Saturday at the Lahaina Civic Center. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lahainaluna fends off Kamehameha

LAHAINA — The 142nd consecutive Maui Interscholastic League victory for the Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team did not come easily. The Lunas had to battle to the final minutes for a 56-43 win over Kamehameha Maui on Saturday at the Lahaina Civic Center in a game the 13-time ...

Lunas bounce back, beat Warriors

The Lahainaluna High School boys basketball team bounced back from a nonleague loss to Iolani six hours earlier to record a mercy-rule 59-28 Maui Interscholastic League Division I win over Kamehameha Maui on Saturday night at Lahaina Civic Center. Reece Pascua and Iverson Turno scored 13 ...

King Kekaulike High School’s Teani Arakawa dribbles in front of Baldwin’s Bailey Keator during the first half of the Bears’ 2-1 win over Na Alii on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Late goal gives Baldwin win over King Kekaulike

Baldwin High School got a tiebreaking goal from Tysja Lee Kaanana late in the second half and defeated King Kekaulike 2-1 on Saturday in a Maui Interscholastic League girls soccer match at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. Kaanana scored in the 75th minute, on an assist from Sela Panuve, as ...

Harris records ace at Kahili’s 16th hole

Derek Paul Harris of Lahaina recorded a hole-in-one on Dec. 15 at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu. Harris aced the 16th hole, using a 7-iron for the 122-yard shot.

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The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Lunas outlast Crusaders in OT

Lahainaluna High School’s Koa Evalu Robinson (center) battles for position with Saint Louis’ Liloa Kapiko (right) and Lachlan Hanneman during the first quarter of the Lunas’ 70-64 overtime victory over the Crusaders in a Lahainaluna Invitational game Friday night at Lahaina Civic Center. ...

Puafisi

Puafisi guides Utah youth to national title

Few from Hawaii get the chance to make the 4,500-mile trip to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Earlier this month, 2008 Maui High School graduate Jay Puafisi not only visited the home of NFL history in Canton, Ohio, he left with a national championship. Puafisi was the head coach of an ...

Tuivai drops 32 as Seabury Hall defeats Lanai

Anaulei Tuivai scored 32 points to lead the undefeated Seabury Hall girls basketball team to a 52-18 victory over Lanai on Friday in Lanai City. Ameera Waterford added 11 points for the Spartans, who improved to 5-0 in Maui Interscholastic League play. Seabury held Lanai to six or fewer ...

James Judge leans in to dig a ball while partner Luca Connor looks on during Aloha Volleyball’s 14s doubles tournament Friday in Kula. -- SCOTTIE ZUCCO photo

Valley Isle Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL ALOHA VOLLEYBALL 14s Doubles Tournament Friday’s Results At Kula 1. Tyler Russell and Thomas Russell 2. James Judge and Luca Connor 3. Aina Frazier and Adrian Wertheim 4. Mercedes Winicki and Emeli Muagututia 5. Skylar Conley and Maria King 6. Lahela Pond and ...

JAKE RYAN photo

Mataafa, Cougars fall to Spartans

First Photo: Washington State’s Hercules Mataafa (50), Justus Rogers and Austin Regis tackle Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke during the Cougars’ 42-17 loss in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday in San Diego. Mataafa, a Lahainaluna High School graduate and consensus All-American, sat out ...

Cley Josef Palma of Lahainaluna High School releases a 3-pointer during the first quarter of the Lunas’ 74-48 loss to Palo Alto (Calif.) in a Lahainaluna Invitational game Thursday at Lahaina Civic Center.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lunas lose to Vikings of California

LAHAINA — Perhaps the final score indicated the difference between Hawaii high school basketball and the brand played in Northern California. Palo Alto High School beat Lahainaluna 74-48 on Thursday night in the Lahainaluna Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Lahainaluna coach Jason ...

Bears open with 3-0 victory over Lunas

The Maui News – The Baldwin High School boys soccer team opened defense of their Maui Interscholastic League title Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. Skyler Wong scored in the 24th minute, Jonathan Saito netted a goal in the 34th minute and ...

Melgar-Martich

Na Alii open with win

WAILUKU — Franco Melgar-Martich had never scored in a high school soccer match until his goal in the 29th minute of the Maui Interscholastic League opener on Wednesday night at War Memorial Stadium. Less than a minute later, he added another score to give King Kekaulike High School a ...

Kamehameha rallies to beat King Kekaulike

The Maui News – Kaylee Cambra and Ashley Peralta each scored 19 points to help the Kamehameha Schools Maui girls basketball team rally past King Kekaulike 55-53 in a Maui Interscholastic League game on Wednesday evening at Na Alii’s gym in Pukalani. The Warriors (3-1) were trailing 46-42 ...

Duquette, Akinaka lead Na Alii past Spartans

The Maui News – Erynn Duquette had four goals and an assist, and Lyti Akinaka added two goals and three assists to lead the King Kekaulike High School girls soccer team to an 8-3 victory over Seabury Hall on Wednesday night at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. Kalena Pfaeltzer gave the ...