Maui Toy Works sales associate Perlina Cacal shows off some of the dolls that have added Hawaiian touches earlier this month at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Cacal said she has been working at the toy shop part time for five years and among her duties is creating little grass skirts during breaks between helping customers.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
The Maui United Soccer Club’s 2005 boys team celebrates after winning at the Hawaii State Cup on Sunday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. Shelley Merchant photos
Bailey Hoffman challenges for a ball.
Bella Ayau drives toward the goal.
The Bears’ Aliya Harmon follows through on a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
The Warriors’ Jaelyne Navarro slides safely into third as Baldwin shortstop Aliya Harmon covers the base.
Kamehameha Maui’s Jerriah Solomon pitches in the second inning Thursday.
Kamehameha Schools Maui shortstop Lauren Almeida stretches for a throw as Baldwin’s Lia Castillo slides into second with a stolen base during the second inning of the Bears’ 17-7, six-inning win over the Warriors on Thursday night at Patsy Mink Field. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Kihei Charter’s Devon Baldwin (from left) and Zack Fernando shake hands with Maui Prep’s Harrison Cramond and Noah Schwartzlow after Baldwin and Fernando posted a 6-0, 6-1 win Thursday at No. 1 doubles.
Kamehameha Schools Maui’s Kaelyn Kato hits a first-set return while teaming with Kayleen Lau to defeat Maui High’s Erica Gumboc and Jenna Payba at No. 1 doubles Thursday during the MIL team championship semifinals at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Nikki Fernando of Seabury Hall follows through on a shot during her win over to Lahainaluna’s Hailey Killett at No. 1 singles.
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino (second from right) takes part in a blessing Wednesday of the Iao Water Treatment Plant. County of Maui / RYAN PIROS photos
Raw water from the Iao-Waikapu Ditch flows inside pipes within the new Iao Water Treatment Plant. The plant has an average daily capacity of 3.2 million gallons per day, but its current production is 1.7 mgd because of a pending contested water case and a pending application for another 1.5 mgd to the state Commission on Water Resource Management.
County of Maui Board of Water Supply Chair Shay Chan Hodges asks the county’s top water official, Jeff Pearson, about the implications of House Bill 1326 for Maui residents at a meeting Thursday in Wailuku. Pearson said he will discuss whether Upcountry water will be affected after the end of the state legislative session, since the fate of the bill is unclear. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo