Rainbow Wahine fall to Titans in Big West opener

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The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team never led in losing to Cal State Fullerton 69-57 in both teams’ Big West Conference opener Thursday in Fullerton, Calif. Sarah Toeaina scored a game-high 23 points, but the Rainbow Wahine fell to 7-7. Julissa Tago and Tia ...

Rickie Fowler putts on the Kapalua Plantation Course’s 18th green during Wednesday’s Sentry Tournament of Champions pro-am. The tournament starts today. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Veterans look to turn tide

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KAPALUA — All of a sudden, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler are among the veterans on the PGA Tour. Johnson is 33 years old and ranked No. 1 in the world. Fowler is 29 and ranked seventh. Both are at the Kapalua Plantation Course for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which begins ...

Cody Young of Maui competes during the first round of the Jeep World Junior Championship today in Kiama, Australia. Young won his heat with a score of 14.97 to advance through to the third round. World Surf League / Ethan Smith photos

Young advances at junior worlds

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The Maui News Maui’s Cody Young won his first-round heat at the Jeep World Junior Championship today, earning a spot in the third round of the World Surf League junior tour event in Kiama, Australia. Young, who made the semifinals last year, started his quest for the title with a strong ...

Lunas down Na Alii for 143rd consecutive league win

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The Maui News Braeanna Estabillo had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, as the undefeated Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team defeated King Kekaulike 55-22 on Wednesday night at Na Alii’s gym in Pukalani. The Lunas improved to 9-0 in Maui Interscholastic League play and ran ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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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 ...

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Aden Molina

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• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.1 (AP computer science, European history, English) • SPORTS: Judo, wrestling • FAMILY: Jana Yamashiro of Kahului and Ariston Molina of Kihei • ACTIVITIES: Key Club, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Interact Club, building computers, ...

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Kayjan Pahukoa

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• Lahainaluna High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.5 • SPORTS: Basketball • FAMILY: Kai and Jan Pahukoa of Makawao • ACTIVITIES: Hunting for pigs, spending time with family and friends • FUTURE PLANS: Studying environmental engineering in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “What I ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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Lunas outlast Crusaders in OT

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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 guides Utah youth to national title

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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

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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

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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 ...