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Lahainaluna girls finish off 12-0 regular season

The Maui News The Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team finished off another perfect regular season Thursday night, winning its 160th Maui Interscholastic League game in a row 58-35 over King Kekau­like in Pukalani. Ashley Akamine scored 19 points and Susi Namoa added 18 for the ...

Na Alii seeded fourth for girls soccer state tournament

The Maui News Maui Interscholastic League champion King Kekaulike High School has received the No. 4 seed for next week’s Queen’s Medical Center Girls Soccer State Championships. The brackets for the Division I and II tournaments were released Thursday. Na Alii (8-1-2), who edged ...

Rainbow Wahine earn road win vs. Mustangs

The Maui News Courtney Middap scored 15 points, and Makenna Woodfolk and Tia Kanoa each added 14 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 71-54 victory over Cal Poly on Thursday in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Kanoa also had seven assists and seven rebounds, and Leah ...

Na Alii go back-to-back

WAILUKU — In the end, when everything was finally decided, Gundi Dancil broke out his Christmas present to celebrate. The King Kekaulike High School girls soccer coach pulled a small, portable speaker out of his bag and cued up the song “Bring Sally Up” to commemorate the first ...

Draw sends Baldwin back to states, gives King Kekaulike MIL title

WAILUKU — A scoreless draw meant a whole lot in Maui Interscholastic League boys soccer on Wednesday night at War Memorial Stadium. Baldwin High School (6-1-2), the first boys state champion ever from the MIL last season, clinched a return to the state tournament with its 0-0 tie with ...

Payne leads strong Maui contingent at Sunset Open

Lahaina’s Dusty Payne competes during the third round of the Sunset Open, a World Surf League Qualifying Series 1,000 event, on Wednesday at Sunset Beach on Oahu. Payne earned the highest scores of the day with a 9.00 ride and 16.60 total. Also moving on to the fourth round were fellow Maui ...

Corpuz claims X-1 belt

Maui’s Koa Corpuz is declared the winner of his lightweight title fight against Suguru Nii of Japan at the X-1 51: “One to Remember” event Saturday at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. Corpuz became the new X-1 world champion at 155 pounds by knocking out Nii with a head kick in the second ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Water Sports PAIA BAY BEACHFEST Saturday’s and Sunday’s Results At Paia Menehune girls bodyboard—1. Stella Valdez, 2. Gabby Castella, 3. Kira Carpenter, 4. Hadley Talavs, 5. Kavai Pahukoa, 6. Phoenix Farrell. Menehune boys bodyboard—1. Otis Buckingham, 2. Nainoa Holland, 3. ...

Hard work pays off for Cowell

It has taken longer than perhaps anyone thought it would, but Colton Cowell has reached prime time for the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team. Cowell, a fourth-year junior outside hitter out of King Kekaulike High School, had just one career college start before beginning this season ...

Pacubas, Villon help Sabers hold off Bears

The Maui News Jojo Pacubas scored 20 points to lead the Maui High School boys basketball team to a critical 55-50 victory over Baldwin on Tuesday night at Jon Garcia Gym in Wailuku. The Sabers trailed 28-24 at halftime before rallying for the win, which tied them with the Bears for second ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

MAUI AJA BASEBALL LEAGUE At Maehara Stadium Sunday’s Results Maui A’s 9, Wailuku 8 Maui A’s 121 302 0—9 8 2 Wailuku 200 006 0—8 7 5 Dana Bui, Jai Jibas (5), Micah Kele (6), Graydon Tanaka (7) and Kalae Tom; Zach Ota, Kaikanae Beam (2), Haokea Tomita (5), Yasu Tokishi (7) ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

MIL Swimming At Kihei Aquatic Center Friday’s Results Girls Team—1. Baldwin 58.5, 2. Lahainaluna 44, 3. King Kekaulike 42.5 4. Maui High 29, 5. Seabury Hall 20, 6. Maui Prep 13, 7. Kamehameha Maui 2. 200-yard medley relay—1. Lahainaluna ‘A’ (Ryli Cherry, Hailey Bogar, Lexi ...

Reynolds, Fedak take Maui Oceanfront Marathon titles

LAHAINA — Justin Reynolds and Lauren Fedak had a few things in common on Sunday morning. Both were running their 11th marathon and each would chalk up a rare win at the 26.2-mile distance, finishing 78 seconds apart in the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Reynolds, 38, a visitor from Edmonton, ...

Maui Oceanfront Marathon

Sunday’s Results Shops at Wailea to Kamehameha Iki Park MARATHON Male 20-24—1. Liam Devereaux 4:09:04, 2. Kevin Yi 4:30:09. 25-29—1. Yoshihisa Tatsuta 2:57:37, 2. Tymon Ruttan 3:20:08, 3. Mitchell Davidson 3:38:03, 4. Kona Johnson 3:42:01, 5. Robert Moore 4:27:22, 6. Alex ...

Na Alii, Warriors head to playoff

PUKALANI — The banter between the coaches moments after the final whistle summed up the story from the Kamehameha Schools Maui vs. King Kekaulike High School girls soccer match on Saturday night. “Here we go again,” Kamehameha coach Brandon Kotter said. Veteran King Kekaulike ...

Kamehameha stuns King Kekaulike with last-minute PK

PUKALANI — It all happened in an instant. Just before the final whistle blew, with King Kekaulike High School on the precipice of its first Maui Interscholastic League boys soccer title since 2011, a penalty was called in the box and Kamehameha Maui’s Dylan Nakagawa buried the penalty ...

Na Alii girls, Seabury boys continue unbeaten runs

The King Kekaulike High School girls crew and Seabury Hall boys crew each picked up their fourth wins of the season Saturday at Maui Interscholastic League regatta No. 4 at Ka Lae Pohaku in Kihei. Both crews, as well as the Seabury mixed crew, entered the day already having secured MIL ...

Host Lunas win nine divisions at MIL round-robin meet

The host Lahainaluna High School wrestling team won six of 13 boys weight classes and three of eight girls divisions to lead the way at a Maui Interscholastic League round-robin meet Saturday at the Lunas’ gym in Lahaina. The Lunas’ boys champions were Zeff Dudoit (126 pounds), Jesse ...

Namoa helps Lunas clinch regular-season title with win over Sabers

The Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team clinched a state berth with its 158th Maui Interscholastic League win in a row, 49-29 over Maui High on Saturday night at Shine Matsui Athletic Center in Kahului. Susi Namoa poured in 32 of the Lunas’ points. Lahainaluna led just 12-11 ...

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