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Rivalry renewed: Lunas take on very familiar foe for title

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LAHAINA — The friendly football rivalry between Lahainaluna and Kapaa high schools renews today at 1:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium with the First Hawaiian Bank/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II state title on the line. It is a rematch of the 2016 state championship game won ...

Jaws Challenge on yellow alert for Monday, Tuesday

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Next week could be a very busy one on the local surf scene. The World Surf League’s Big Wave Tour announced Friday it has put the Jaws Challenge on yellow alert, with the competition possibly beginning on Monday or Tuesday at Peahi on Maui’s North Shore. The BWT recently started its ...

Lunas’ stellar senior class looks to go out as champs

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LAHAINA — The most successful class in Lahainaluna High School football history — 21 seniors strong — will finish their careers on Saturday in the First Hawaiian Bank Division II state championship game. The Lunas, winners of 20 straight games overall, will be playing for their third ...

Hachimura deserving MVP of epic Maui Invitational

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LAHAINA — Rui Hachimura admitted he wasn’t sure what was happening when his name was announced as the Most Valuable Player of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. “Oh, no,” Hachimura said in the post-game press conference following No. 3 Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over top-ranked Duke in the ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

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Ex-Saber Bartolotti signs with UH Former Maui High School pitcher Cira Bartolotti was part of the eight-player signing class announced by University of Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen on Wednesday. Bartolotti, a threat on the mound as well as at the plate, was the Maui Interscholastic ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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Hawaii State Doubles Racquetball Tournament Nov. 9-11 Results Men’s open—1. Kyle Paredes/Paul Morse, 2. Todd Kawasaki/Byron Tabisola. Men’s A—1. Jacy Edlao/Tom McCloskey, 2. Marc Miller/Harry Johnson Men’s B—1. Keoni Tengan/Clayton Nishikawa, 2. Donovan Nobriga/Eric ...

Rainbow Warriors hold on to beat Utes at Wooden Legacy

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored a career-high 24 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 90-79 win over Utah on Thursday night in the first round of the Wooden Legacy. Eddie Stansberry scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for the Rainbow ...

Instant Maui Classic

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LAHAINA — Try as they might, the unbeaten king of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational has fallen. The new king looks quite familiar. No. 3 Gonzaga bounded out to a big lead and then held on for dear life in an 89-87 win over top-ranked Duke in the tournament championship contest, which developed ...

No. 8 Tigers bounce back, beat Wildcats

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LAHAINA — One day after falling to top-ranked Duke, No. 8 Auburn got back on track in the final game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. More than six hours after the Blue Devils fell in the championship game to No. 3 Gonzaga, the Tigers (5-1) ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational • At Lahaina Civic Center

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Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Auburn 88, Xavier 79, OT Quarterfinals Duke 90, San Diego St. 64 Quarterfinals Arizona 71, Iowa St. 66 Quarterfinals Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 Tuesday’s Results Consolation San Diego St. 79, Xavier 74 Consolation Iowa St. 84, Illinois ...

Cyclones rout Aztecs, happy to leave Valley Isle with two wins

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LAHAINA — Marial Shayok scored 21 points and the Iowa State men’s basketball team cruised to a dominating 87-57 victory over San Diego State on Wednesday morning in the fifth-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Cyclones (5-1) shook off an ...

Musketeers pull away from Illini

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LAHAINA — Xavier is leaving the Valley Isle with a win after defeating Illinois 83-74 Wednesday night in the seventh-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. It wasn’t easy for the Musketeers (3-3) as they battled the Fighting Illini in a first half that ...

Field’s top talent draw lots of scouts to Lahaina Civic Center

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The Maui News There were 32 credentialed NBA scouts here at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational representing 27 of the 30 professional teams. In NBAdraft.net’s latest mock draft covering the lottery portion of the first round, Duke freshmen are tabbed to go 1-2-3. Zion Williamson is picked to ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament Images

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First photo: Gonzaga players and coaches celebrate with the Wayne Duke Trophy after defeating Duke 89-87 in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: The Blue Devils’ Marques Bolden dunks in the first half. Third photo: Arizona’s ...

Sela Panuve

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• Baldwin High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.909 (AP English, literature, physics) • SPORTS: Soccer, track and field, volleyball • FAMILY: Malakai and Malia Panuve of Pukalani • ACTIVITIES: AOHT Club, spending time with family and friends • FUTURE PLANS: Attending UCLA, LSU ...

Naighel Calderon

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• Lanai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.15 • SPORTS: Baseball, basketball, football • FAMILY: Charlie and Kimberly Calderon of Lanai City • ACTIVITIES: Letterman’s Club • FUTURE PLANS: Studying communication and cinematography at UC Santa Barbara • SPORTS LESSONS: ...

Blue Devils tested by Tigers, to play for sixth Maui crown

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LAHAINA — During a season where Duke’s highly touted freshmen have made the headlines, it was junior Marques Bolden that shined Tuesday afternoon at the Lahaina Civic Center. Bolden had seven blocks as top-ranked Duke, while challenged at times, led wire-to-wire to beat No. 8 Auburn 78-72 ...

Gonzaga rallies to take down Arizona

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LAHAINA — The Maui Jim Maui Invitational has its dream championship matchup, but not without some doubtful moments in the final game on Tuesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Third-ranked Gonzaga battled back in the second half for the second night in a row, overcoming gritty Arizona ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

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Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Auburn 88, Xavier 79, OT Quarterfinals Duke 90, San Diego St. 64 Quarterfinals Arizona 71, Iowa St. 66 Quarterfinals Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 Tuesday’s Results Consolation San Diego St. 79, Xavier 74 Consolation Iowa St. 84, Illinois ...