|Shooting girls soccer at the Pit. Photo of the shooter by Roxanne Sinenci.|
Before I begin, I just wanted to wish my wife a very happy anniversary today. Eighteen years ago we started going out together, as they used to say back in the day. I was a senior at UH, just a few weeks before my graduation, and she was a junior. We've been together since. Without her understanding and patience, I would not be able to do what I do in chronicling Lahainaluna's athletic activities. So thank you, Madelyn.
Starting today and probably into February starts a period of Saturdays full of athletic events. Being just a one-man operation (literally), I cannot be in two places at the same time. Between boys basketball (JV and varsity), girls basketball (JV and varsity), boys and girls soccer, wrestling, swimming and paddling, I will be one busy little photographer. I can't even begin to think about Menehune basketball (boys and girls)!
For example, my schedule for the next few Saturdays:
December 3, 2011
10:00am Lahainaluna girls soccer vs. Hana at Lahainaluna field
5:30pm Lahainaluna JV girls basketball vs. Baldwin at Lahaina Civic Center
7:30pm Lahainaluna girls basketball vs. Lake Oswego (Ore.), championship game at Seabury Hall Wahine Classic (Unfortunately, cannot stay in Lahaina for the boys JV basketball game against Baldwin at 7:00pm, but my rationale is, I cannot miss a championship game and it's a varsity matchup.)
December 10, 2011
9:00am Maui Invitational Tournament - Lahainaluna wrestling at the Lahaina Civic Center
5:00pm Lahainaluna Boys Soccer vs. Maui High at Lahainaluna field (1st half only)
5:45pm Lahainaluna JV girls basketball vs. Maui High at Lahainaluna gym (few minutes only)
6:15pm Lahainaluna boys basketball vs. Seabury Hall at Baldwin High School (2nd half only - started at 5:30pm)
7:45pm Lahainaluna girls soccer vs. Maui High at Lahainaluna field (2nd half only - started at 7:00pm)
Sorry to Lahainaluna swimming, which has a swim meet in Kihei at 10:00am and to the girls JV basketball team, which has a 5:30pm start at Lahainaluna gym.
December 17, 2011
10:00am MIL Swimming at Kihei Aquatic Center
10:30am MIL Paddling: Meet #1 at Kahului Harbor
3:30 pm Pick-up the wife at the airport from her PI vacation
???? St. Anthony Invitational Tournament: Lahainaluna vs. who knows and when
4:00pm Lahainaluna JV girls basketball v. Baldwin at Lahaina Civic Center
5:00pm Lahainaluna boys soccer vs. St. Anthony at Lahainaluna
5:30pm Lahainaluna JV boys basketball v. Seabury Hall at Lahaina Civic Center
7:00pm Lahainaluna girls basketball v. Kamehameha Schools Maui at Lahaina Civic Center
7:00pm Lahainaluna girls soccer v. St. Anthony at Lahainaluna field
Right now, I am just scrambling to get a hold of schedules for the various sports so that I can coordinate and plan out my schedule for the next three months. The AD says he'll put it up on the Lunasathletics.com website, but that has not been updated in a while. I hope to catch at least all the sports at least once. Swimming and paddling may get at the most coverage on two occasions, but I will do the best I can.
|Shooting girls basketball at Kamehameha Schools Maui. Photo by Cam Neizman|
|Shooting football at War Memorial. Photo by Fred Sinenci.|
|Shooting the Lady Lunas at the HHSAA State Playoffs in 2011. Photo by Cam Neizman.|