First photo: Joy Helle holds her hands over the ears of grandson Kasen Helle during Tuesday night’s Maui Interscholastic League boys basketball game at Shine Matsui Gym between home team Maui High and Baldwin High. They weren’t the only ones covering their ears as the exciting game, won by Maui High, 51-50, combined plenty of enthusiastic cheering with the thunderous music of the Maui High School Band.
Second photo: Seven-month-old Jaryn Palpallatoc wears headphones while watching Tuesday’s game with his aunt Lourdes Palpallatoc.
Third photo: Maui High School band members cheer after their team takes the lead with 21 seconds left in the game.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Lahainaluna High School’s Kiera Kaniho shoots between King Kekaulike’s Kaila Purdy (from left), Cailyn Ukida and TC Pahukoa during the first quarter Thursday night. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Na Alii’s Ledjan Pahukoa is guarded by Lahainaluna’s Margie Ruiz-Sana.
King Kekaulike’s Namahana Kaeo-Young drives past the Lunas’ Piper Pascua.
Lahainaluna’s Piper Pascua takes a first-quarter shot.
Lahainaluna’s Taylor Eldredge follows through on a 3-point attempt Thursday.
Charles Lopes and Ke‘olu Kahaleuahi-Cockett compete in K-2 calf mugging during MYRO Keiki Show No. 4 on Jan. 11 at Kaonoulu Ranch. EMY FERGUSON photos
Robbie Fisher participates in leadline pole bending.
Asena Wolfgramm competes in junior goat tying at the HHSRA Maui District Junior/High School Show No. 7.
Sierra Freitas works her way around a barrel during high school barrel racing.
James Walsh appears with his attorney, Myles Breiner, and paralegal Kristen Pae on Thursday afternoon in 2nd Circuit Court. Walsh pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree negligent homicide for a traffic collision June 20, 2015, that killed three men who were ejected from the bed of a pickup truck on what was then Mokulele Highway. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo
The Molokai Robotics team is made up of coach Edwin Mendija (front row, from left) and students Kamaka Adams, Maria Angst, Nathalie Hosten, assistant coach Kodie Place, and students Hokulani Carroll (back row, from left), Nathan Bishaw-Juario, Kamalu Kaawa-Richardson, Randall Cabreros and Aron Corpuz. Molokai Robotics photo