Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGE! HOMECOMING GAME VS. BEARS MOVED TO WAR MEMORIAL - October 15, 2014


UPDATE!!! (October 15, 2014)  DUE TO THE APPROACH OF TROPICAL STORM  (POTENTIAL HURRICANE) ANA WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO HIT MAUI SOMETIME ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE HOMECOMING GAME AGAINST BALDWIN HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM!!!

JV starts at 4:30 p.m. and the Varsity contest is slated for 7:00 p.m. Hopefully the weather is not that bad.





















 





ATTENTION! Lahainaluna's Homecoming Game against Baldwin High School on Saturday,
October 18, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 will be played at War Memorial Stadium instead of at Lahainaluna's home stadium. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Stadium will not be ready to host the game on October 17th 18th.



Yes, this is old news to some but I wanted to make sure word got out since my posted football schedule on this site remained unchanged. I certainly did not want to be blamed if people showed up at the Lahainaluna campus only to realize the game is on the other side!

Hopefully, the impending storm that will be known as Hurricane Ana continues to grow and move towards the Hawaiian Island chain with an estimated arrival date on Maui of - yes, you guessed it - Saturday, October 18th.

I'm not a religious man, but I am definitely praying that this hurricane weakens and changes direction soon. Of course, the priority is to minimize loss of life and property damage, but in my case, I DO NOT want to shoot the homecoming game in a torrential downpour. My equipment ain't exactly weather-sealed!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LAHAINALUNA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL v. KING KEKAULIKE L0-3 - September 25, 2014


Lahainaluna’s girls varsity volleyball team continue to improve and be competitive, facing MIL-leading and undefeated Na Alii of King Kekaulike at Lahainaluna’s home gym. Although they lost in 3 sets: 15-25, 24-26, 23-25, they were in it in every match and had legitimate chances to wins sets 2 and 3 but could not close it out. Even in Set 1, the Lunas ran out to a 5-1 lead before King Kekaulike battled back.

 The improvement over the course of the week is remarkable. Against Maui High on Saturday, the team came out incredibly flat. They could not serve-receive to save their lives. Errors led to aces and easy points for Maui High. Poor passing led to an inability for setter to set up any kind of offense. They could not get on track at all in any of the sets to mount any kind of sustained rally.

 On Tuesday, the team played well for 2 of 3 sets. The first set, Lunas took an early lead, lost it, regained the lead, but could not finish it off. The second set was a return to the nightmare of poor serve-receive and passing. The third set, the Lunas got back on track and kept it close throughout.

 Tonight against King Kekaulike, the Lady Lunas played well in all 3 sets.

It was only their second home game of the year despite already being the in the second round of MIL play, but the crowd that came out to support was very raucous and enthusiastic, especially the members of the Lady Lunas’ basketball team. It was hilarious watching them cheer on their classmates!

Although their winless record does not reflect it, these girls continue to compete and play hard against their opponents and are fun to watch and to cheer for.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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LAHAINALUNA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL v. KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI L0-3 - September 23, 2014



After Saturday’s match against Maui High where the Lunas look like they had digressed from an early season of improvement, I was not sure what to expect against the MIL’s #2 team in Division I.  The Lady Lunas were focused early. They took a lead 14-9. The frontline was blocking well. Balls were dropping on Kamehameha’s side that normally would be dug and kept in play. The fans in the stands were getting anxious. The Warriors took the lead back. In the past, the Lunas would normally fold and the game would get away from them. This time, they kept fighting and took back the lead. But the Warriors are too strong and deep. They prevailed in the first set 21-25.







 The second set, the Lunas could not get on track with their serve-receive game. They could not get their offense going. Lunas lost the second set 10-25.

 
 


In the third set (actually toward the end of the 2nd set), the Warrior’s coach put in Thalia Leauanae, the freshman daughter of my co-worker. I made sure to get in some shots of her in action. Fortunately, she had a really good game all-around: hitting, serving, and defense. The Lunas shook off the 2nd set and played well in the third. Unfortunately, they fell short 23-25.

 









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LAHAINALUNA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL JV v. KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI L1-2 - September 23, 2014


After a particularly hard few days at the office, I decided to take an hour vacation at the end of the day so that I could head Upcountry to do what I do to RELAX: take photos at Lahainaluna sporting events.  I haven’t shot the JV girls in a while, so it was the perfect opportunity to get some shots of them in action against Kamehameha Schools Maui.
 
The girls won the first set, but lost the next two. They, too, were plagued by the same serve-receive difficulties that plague the varsity at times. Scores:  21-17, 16-21, 6-15
 





 
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LAHAINALUNA BOWLING v. KING KEKAULIKE - September 20, 2014


The schedule says 2:30pm start. So I got there at 2:00pm to shoot warm-ups. But when I got there, the matches were already going on!

 Fortunately, my former legal secretary was working the counter as her sister is the Maui High coach. Also fortunate, Lanes 1 and 2 next to the Lahainaluna girls was not being used. So I sat there for a bit trying to get photos  of the girls in action.



 



The boys were occupying the last lane, which is great because the side door there supplies enough ambient light to get somewhat decent photos. Moreover, lone ranger Shawn Takahashi was not bowling alone anymore. There were two other guys with him so he is no longer alone.

 Hopefully I can catch one more match and try to get a nice group shot of all the bowlers.
 







 
High Scores:  Shawn Takahashi 114, Ennah Cabading 150, 132, Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez 100

 

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LAHAINALUNA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL v. MAUI HIGH- September 20, 2014


I missed the JV game and warm-ups due to the BBQ rally. When I got there, it was super hot in the gym. I swear, I was still sweating like a pig half an hour after I go there! The matches were originally scheduled for 4:30pm/6:00pm but were moved up. The Lady Lunas came out really flat. They could not serve-receive to save their lives. They were down big and early in each set. It was a frustrating day for both players and coaches alike as they lost:  7-25, 14-25, 13-25.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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