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Forty Lahainaluna High School students competing in outrigger canoe paddling

January 23, 2020 LAHAINA — At all of the smaller schools in the Maui Interscholastic League, student-athletes are faced with the dilemma of choosing a sport in the winter months that fits their preferences and... more »»

 
 
 
‘Believe It or Not!’ fishing stories, Part II

January 23, 2020 One afternoon, while fishing just off Olowalu, a charter boat picks up a strike on the long rigger position. The 14. more »»

Maui Prep athletes excited about March debut of on-campus sports center

January 16, 2020 NAPILI — With the opening of the sparkling Bozich Center for Athletics and Performing Arts set for early March, Maui Preparatory Academy winter athletic teams power through their seasons with great... more »»

Top blue marlin for 2019

January 16, 2020 LAHAINA — 2019 was the worst year for big blue marlin over 400 pounds since I started keeping big blue stats in 1984, with only six making it to the scales (728.0, 666.0, 503.8, 495.5, 483.0 and 434. more »»

Revamped coaching staff leading Lahainaluna boys basketball team

January 9, 2020 LAHAINA — It is a Lahainaluna red-blooded coaching staff that takes the Luna boys into the 2020 campaign. more »»

‘Believe It or Not!’ fishing stories

January 9, 2020 I ran across some “Believe It or Not!” fish stories I wrote in 1986 about the days back then in Lahaina Harbor. Boats and names are anonymous to protect the guilty. more »»

Shortbill spearfish a light-tackle favorite for many anglers

January 2, 2020 Today, the shortbill spearfish is one of the most common billfish encountered in Hawaiian waters, where they are often referred to as “chuckers,” and in the early 1960s were always considered to be... more »»

Shortbill spearfish a light-tackle favorite for many anglers

January 2, 2020 Today, the shortbill spearfish is one of the most common billfish encountered in Hawaiian waters, where they are often referred to as “chuckers,” and in the early 1960s were always considered to be... more »»

Coach looks forward to exciting year for Lahainaluna wrestlers

December 26, 2019 LAHAINA — The Spartan, cramped wrestling room above the floor at the Jimmie H. more »»

First tags deployed in the International Great Marlin Race

December 26, 2019 The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is not only the birthplace of the International Great Marlin Race (IGMR); it’s also the birthplace of marlin satellite tagging. more »»

Coach: MIL champion Lady Lunas a work in progress

December 19, 2019 LAHAINA — Lahainaluna High School head basketball coach Todd Rickard describes the 2019-20 Lady Lunas as a work in progress. more »»

Trolling lures and baits, Part II

December 19, 2019 No matter what form of bait or lure you choose and regardless of how you choose to rig it, your options to run it range from right off the rod tip to outriggers, downriggers, release clips,... more »»

West Maui powerlifters set new records at world championships

December 12, 2019 LAHAINA — Two of Lahaina’s top female powerlifters had breakthrough performances at the World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships that were held Nov. 15-17 in Las Vegas. more »»

Trolling lures and baits

December 12, 2019 Trolling lures used for game fish range from tiny heads to massive plastic moldings that appear at first glance to be misplaced boat fenders. more »»

Swimmer Lexi Anderson earns scholarship to San Diego State University

December 5, 2019 LAHAINA — She is a young teenager that represents the steadfast pathway to success that has solidified the character and integrity of the Lahaina communit. more »»

Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course reopens following nine-month refinement project

December 5, 2019 KAPALUA — Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, reopened for daily-fee play on Nov. more »»

Genetic research helps separate the species of billfish

December 5, 2019 A “Billfish of the World” poster released by marine artist Craig Smith with the collaboration of Dr. Julian Pepperell shows only eight billfish instead of the current number of 13. more »»

Community is the focus at 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions

November 28, 2019 KAPALUA — January of 2020 is just around the corner, and with it, the Sentry Tournament of Champions. more »»

How are marlin able to ‘light up?’

November 28, 2019 Ever wonder how marlin “light up?” If you were to look at marlin skin under a microscope, you would notice that right under the mucous layer is an area of tiny crystal structures punctuated by dark... more »»

West Maui Youth Basketball League teams fill up fast

November 21, 2019 LAHAINA — The West Maui Youth Basketball League is perhaps the Valley Isle’s most endearing keiki sports program. more »»

Sentry Tournament of Champions announces military tickets presented by Southwest Airlines

November 21, 2019 KAPALUA — With less than 60 days remaining before the winners-only field arrives at The Plantation Course at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions from Jan. more »»

 
 

 

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