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Estrella, Tihada selected to Hall of Honor

The Maui News Nanea Estrella and Joshua Tihada collected their share of accolades during their prep careers. Four state titles apiece, to be exact. A day after celebrating their graduation from Lahainaluna High School, they’ve added one more honor. The Luna pair are among the 12 senior ...

Hoeft ready to help Pilots

Shayla Hoeft is making the best of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of her senior season for the University of Portland beach volleyball team has turned into an opportunity, and the Seabury Hall graduate wants to make the most of it. “I’m so stoked that I get to come back,” ...

Na Wahine O Ke Kai, Molokai Hoe canceled

The Maui News The world championship events for outrigger canoe racing — the Na Wahine O Ke Kai and Molokai Hoe — were canceled by event organizers on Thursday. “As our state has been tremendously impacted by the global reach of this pandemic, the Board of The Oahu Hawaiian Canoe ...

Cabajar returning to Vikings

Jasmine Cabajar, like many others in her situation, has some unfinished business to take care of at Portland State University. The 2016 Maui High School graduate and two-time Maui Inter-scholastic League girls golf champion recently found out that she will get the chance to complete her ...

An unusual ring to it: Nationals opt for virtual Series ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will unveil their World Series championship rings during a “virtual” ceremony shown on television and online Sunday -- an unprecedented approach brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. With the start of the Major League Baseball season on ...

Sabers seeking coaches for boys soccer, girls basketball

The Maui News The Maui High School Athletic Department is accepting applicants for the 2020-21 school year for head coaching positions in girls basketball and boys soccer. To apply, email a resume to Athletic Director Michael Ban at michael.ban@k12.hi.us. The deadline to apply is Monday.

HHSAA plans for delayed start

Football practice for Hawaii high schools will be allowed to begin on Aug. 17 — about a month later than normal — under a tentative plan approved by a Hawaii High School Athletic Association committee on Monday. The committee — which included Lahainaluna High School athletic director ...

Back on court

WAILUKU — The Ahana family couldn’t believe their luck as they occupied the upper two tennis courts at War Memorial Complex on Saturday morning, the first day that tennis and pickleball courts were opened in Maui County since the shutdown orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maile Ahana ...

Manley sisters forge own legacy at Liberty

The first family of Molokai wrestling has also established an impressive presence at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Randy Manley, the veteran Molokai High School coach, wrestled at Liberty when current men’s head coach Jesse Castro was a graduate assistant with the ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Wagner of Kihei has ace at Wailea Gold Terrence Wagner of Kihei made a hole-in-one on May 5 at the Wailea Gold Course. Wagner aced the 11th hole from 95 yards. The shot was witnessed by James Goulart. _______________ Maui No Ka Oi Soccer Tournament canceled The Maui No Ka Oi Soccer ...

Sports Bulletin Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published in the Weekender. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews. com. DIRECTORY • BADMINTON Keoni Tengan, Department of Parks & ...

Wagner’s signing ceremony goes virtual

King Kekaulike High School senior and Hawaiian Style Volleyball player Julia Wagner smiles as she looks at a laptop during her signing ceremony last week at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Wagner, who committed to play at Fullerton College in the fall, signed while being joined by ...

Vierra recalls time with Jordan

Those who know he was there have been asking Joey Vierra what he recalls about being a minor league baseball teammate of Michael Jordan with the Double-A Birmingham Barons. The questions have popped up with “The Last Dance” documentary filling the sports television universe recently. ...

Lunas’ move to D-I unanimously approved

The last time Lahainaluna High School lost a Maui Interscholastic League football game was Oct. 15, 2016, when Baldwin beat the Lunas 19-13. Since then, Lahainaluna has won an MIL-record 25 straight league games and four straight Division II state titles. Chalk up another major, decisive ...

Silva’s 36-year tenure with Maui High comes to end

Gilbert Silva, a coach at Maui High School for the last 36 years, has ended his career with the Sabers, he said in an email to The Maui News on Saturday. Silva has been the head coach for Sabers girls basketball for the last 18 years, although he relinquished most of those duties to his ...

Column: Lunas’ proposed move to D-I provides dose of big sports news

There are more questions than answers at this point, but there is some sports news to talk about in Maui County. That much is certain. Lahainaluna High School, the four-time defending state champion in Division II football, is seeking to move up to Division I. It was a story we broke in ...

Sports Bulletin Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sports Bulletin Board is published in the Weekender. Mail or bring material to The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku, 96793; fax (808) 242-9087; call (808) 249-6845; or email sports@mauinews. com. DIRECTORY • BADMINTON Keoni Tengan, Department of Parks & ...

Cycle to the Sun moved to Aug. 22

With the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, and the hope that Maui County will resume “normal activities” in a few months, the 36-mile Cycle to the Sun has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 22. Since the 1980s, the steep and curvy 10,000-foot elevation climb has been ranked as one of the ...

Cowell, other Rainbow Warrior seniors returning for one more run at title

The University of Hawaii announced Thursday that all four seniors on the men’s volleyball team, ranked No. 2 in the nation when the season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will return next season. King Kekaulike High School graduate Colton Cowell, who was named a ...

Wailea Golf Club raises over $4K for Maui Food Bank

The Maui News A soft reopening of the Wailea Golf Club on Sunday netted more than $4,000 for the Maui Food Bank. Over 125 golfers participated in the charitable fundraiser at the Wailea Gold and Blue courses, with the chance to experience the new safety measures implemented in response to ...