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Pine Lads improve to 5-0

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WAILUKU — The Lanai High School boys basketball team has not been to the state tournament since 2008, but the Pine Lads are making a push to get back there this season. They rolled to a 55-28 win over St. Anthony at War Memorial Gym on Friday night to improve to 5-0 in Maui Interscholastic ...

Spartans secure third straight MIL crown

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The Seabury Hall girls basketball team defeated Lanai 46-24 in the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament championship game Friday night in Lanai City. Ameera Waterford, Brittlay Carillo and Pio Tuivai each scored 11 points to help the Spartans improve to 14-0. As the regular ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

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TENNIS WAILUKU WINTER JR. SECTIONALS Friday’s-Monday’s Results At Wells Park, War Memorial courts, Kahului Community Center, Kalama Park and Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch Boys singles 18—Final: (1) Max Hoffman def. (2) Robert Chang 6-3, 6-2. Third place: (4) Hunter Fujimori def. ...

Lunas top Na Alii, claim MIL regular-season title

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PUKALANI — It’s a simple formula for the Lahainaluna High School boys basketball team, but it works to near perfection against Maui Interscholastic League foes. The Lunas relied on their vaunted defense to chalk up a 49-33 win over King Kekaulike on Thursday night. With the win, ...

Young earns first QS title with win at Sunset Pro

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The Maui News Maui’s Cody Young won the Sunset Pro on Thursday for the first World Surf League Qualifying Series title of his career. The 19-year-old went up against three former event winners in the final at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore, including last year’s winner and fellow ...

Lahainaluna girls finish off 12-0 regular season

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. ...

Mitchell Hirose

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• Maui High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.5 (English 100) • SPORTS: Football, track and field • FAMILY: Eric Hirose and Kai‘ili Bonifacio of Kihei • ACTIVITIES: Kahului Rugby, bodyboarding • FUTURE PLANS: Studying exercise science at a college in Washington • SPORTS ...

Charlie Abreu

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• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.7 (AP statistics, psychology) • SPORTS: Basketball, track and field • FAMILY: Cindy and Keoni Abreu of Pukalani • FUTURE PLANS: Studying sports medicine at Whitworth University • SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about ...

Hard work pays off for Cowell

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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

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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 ...