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The Maui News 2019 MIL Football All-Stars: Tihada, Lai led way for Lunas

Tuipulotu Lai spent Sunday night at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He had attended church in the morning, but he couldn’t shake the aching feeling in his hand and had a fever. The Lahainaluna High School senior two-way lineman originally hurt the hand in a state semifinal win over Roosevelt ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Family Golf Day set for Dec. 21 at The Dunes The First Tee of Hawaii’s Family Golf Day is scheduled for Dec. 21 at The Dunes at Maui Lani. The free event, which runs from 9-11:30 a.m., features youth activities — including driving, chipping and putting drills — instruction from PGA ...

Sports Bulletin Board

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UH men ranked No. 1 in coaches preseason poll

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team was selected No. 1 in the AVCA preseason coaches poll Thursday. It is the fourth time in program history that the Rainbow Warriors will open the season as the nation’s top-ranked team, but it is the first time UH is the ...

Na Alii top Maui pair at state beach volleyball championships

The Maui News King Kekaulike High School’s Jesse Coralle and Annika Stammberger were the top Maui finishers at the Hawaii Beach Volleyball State Prep Championships on Saturday, placing fourth in the girls varsity division at Queens Beach in Waikiki. The Na Alii pair finished second in ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

TENNIS WAILUKU FALL JR. OPEN Friday’s-Sunday’s Results At Wells Park, War Memorial Complex and Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch Boys Singles 18—Final: (2) Rylan Woo def. (1) Hobbes Wilstead 5-7, 6-2, 10-5. Third place: John Deinhardt def. Quinn Shapiro 6-4, 6-3. Semifinals: (2) Rylan ...

Leauanae loving life as Alaska Anchorage’s libero

Talia Leauanae has become an expert at adapting on and off the volleyball court. The 2017 Maui Interscholastic League Division I Player of the Year for Kamehameha Schools Maui was an outside hitter for her entire volleyball life until she arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, to play in college a ...

Na Alii open season with win over Sabers

PUKALANI — In a battle of two young teams with their eyes firmly planted on the top spot in the Maui Interscholastic League Division I girls basketball race, King Kekaulike High School struck the first blow. Na Alii rolled to a 63-42 win over Maui High on Wednesday night in the league ...

Rolovich named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year

The Maui News University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year on Wednesday as the conference’s postseason awards were announced. In his fourth season as Rainbow Warriors head coach, Rolovich guided UH to a 9-4 record and the school’s first ...

Maui water polo players get golden opportunity

KIHEI — Living in a small town in the middle of the Pacific Ocean doesn’t always offer a lot of access to athletic opportunity, so Island Aquatics and Water Polo brought it to Maui. According to program director Shawn Donohue, the organization fundraised about $10,000 to host three-time ...

Paia Bay Beachfest set for Jan. 25-26

The Maui News The 23rd annual Paia Bay Beachfest is scheduled for Jan. 25-26 on the beach at the Paia Youth & Cultural Center. The family-friendly showcase for Maui’s young bodyboarders and surfers will begin with an event blessing on Jan. 25, with the first heat in the water at 8 ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

GOLF RGC Golf Club Sunday’s Results At Maui Nui Golf Course Low gross—Mark Shimamura 69. Net—Mark Shimamura 66, Lance Terada 67, James Palafox 68, Randy Nagamine 70, Wayne Omura 70. Par 3s—Nos. 3, 12: Clyde Imai; No. 7: Vince Tesoro; No. 14: Mark Shimamura; No. 17: Victor ...

Moore claims fourth world title

The Maui News Carissa Moore once again stands atop the women’s surfing world. And she is now the most decorated Hawaii surfer, male or female. The Honolulu native secured her fourth world title Monday during the Lululemon Maui Pro by advancing to the semifinals of the World Surf League ...

Young Lunas kick off MIL slate with win over Baldwin

WAILUKU — Same result, but a new era appears to have begun for the Lahainaluna High School girls basketball team. The Lunas rolled to their 163rd Maui Interscholastic League win in a row on Monday night — 68-25 over Baldwin at the Jon Garcia Gym — but this Lahainaluna roster has no ...

Young places fourth at Vans World Cup

Maui’s Cody Young competes during the fourth round of the Vans World Cup of Surfing on Monday at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore. Young won the heat with a score of 11.53 that included a ride of 8.00. He then finished second in his quarterfinal and semifinal heats to reach the final. ...

Moore qualifies for Olympics

The Maui News Carissa Moore is headed to Tokyo. The 27-year-old surfer from Honolulu provisionally qualified for the U.S. Olympic team for next year’s Tokyo Games by advancing to the quarterfinals of the Lululemon Maui Pro on Sunday at Honolua Bay. “I am honored to be going to the ...

Lunas’ senior class a special one

HONOLULU — Of the 22 starting spots for the Lahainaluna High School football team on Friday in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division II state championship game, 13 were manned by seniors. The Lunas (11-1) wrapped up their fourth straight state crown with a 21-10 win over Kapaa, but also ...

McDonald’s 3 TD passes help UH top Army

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Cole McDonald came off the bench to pass for 250 yards and three touchdowns, and the University of Hawaii football team rallied to a 52-31 win over Army on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. The Rainbow Warriors (9-4) overcame 411 yards rushing by the Black ...

Maui Pop Warner hosts annual Turkey Bowl

Hanapepe Colts running back Isahc Ulanday is tackled by the Kahului Warriors’ Joseph Cariaga III in the second quarter of Kahului’s 28-0 win in an Unlimited division game during Maui Pop Warner’s Turkey Bowl on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. The annual two-day event included a slate of ...

UH volleyball seeded 12th, to host opening rounds of NCAA Tournament

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team received the No. 12 seed for the NCAA Tournament and will host in the first two rounds this week. The tournament bracket was released Sunday. The Rainbow Wahine (24-3), champions of the Big West Conference, will face ...