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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 »»

Fo Reel wins 2019 Lahaina Yacht Club Wahine Fishing Tournament

November 21, 2019 LAHAINA — The Fo Reel won this year’s Lahaina Yacht Club Wahine Fishing Tournament with a 169.6-pound blue marlin. The captain was Pat Fondrea with Co-capt. more »»

Lahaina Junior Golf Association celebrates its tenth anniversary

November 14, 2019 WEST MAUI — Imagine the awestruck feeling of impressionable youngsters introduced to the game of golf at two of the world’s premiere courses here on the West Side. more »»

Kaiolohia wins 2019 Johnny Baldwin Halloween Shootout

November 14, 2019 LAHAINA — The Kaiolohia won the 2019 Johnny Baldwin Halloween Shootout with a 221.4-pound blue marlin by Matt Chierek. The rest of the team was Capt. Scott Karli, Zeke and Jim Oldenberg. more »»

Nick Webb takes charge of LHS boys basketball team

November 7, 2019 LAHAINA — There were some big shoes to fill after Lahainaluna High School varsity basketball coach Jason Justus stepped down after the 2018-19 season. more »»

Recalling the strangest fish I’ve ever seen

November 7, 2019 LAHAINA — The strangest fish I have ever seen in my 35 years of fishing photojournalism was the 575-pound sunfish that was brought to the harbor loading dock scale by the Desperado back in 1995. more »»

Seniors set great example for Lahainaluna football team

October 31, 2019 LAHAINA — Nineteen Lahainaluna High School seniors played their last Maui Interscholastic League regular season football game last Saturday nigh. more »»



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