Teams represented schools, communities in heroic way

On the night of March 7 Upcountry, King Kekaulike and Lahainaluna squared off in an epic volleyball match that was witnessed by about 100 or so family and fans. There was no one there from The Maui News to report on the action. Nevertheless, those in attendance were privileged to watch a great match. Lahainaluna controlled the first two sets and start of the third set when King Kekaulike began an incredible comeback. It was rally after rally of determined volleyball action. The gym was raucous. Both teams left it all on the floor. Neither team gave in. At the end King Kekaulike prevailed with a well-earned victory. The Lunas also should be proud because when the tide turned they never quit.

Both teams deserve a lot of credit for the quality of play and sportsmanship. Too bad it never made The Maui News.

I understand we have limited staff at the newspaper. There must be a way to get information on these types of events when a news rep can’t attend, i.e., updates from faculty or coaches. It is unfortunate that the match did not receive the attention it deserved. On the other hand, those who were lucky enough to attend were treated to a special evening that won’t soon be forgotten.

Thank you to both teams for representing your schools and communities in such a heroic manner. Both squads should be commended for a great effort.

Mark D. Ross