Maui Sports

Breaking: Maui Jim Maui Invitational to return to Maui in 2024 following wildfires

The Maui Jim Maui Invitational announced that the 2024 tournament will return to the island of Maui after the wildfires on Maui caused a move of the tournament to Honolulu in 2023. The 41st annual tournament will return to the historic Lahaina Civic Center Nov. 25-27, 2024, and include five of the current top-20 teams in college basketball.

Members of Lahainaluna football team join field as honorary captains for Super Bowl LVIII coin toss

Present on the field Sunday were Lahainaluna head football coach Dean Rickard, offensive coach Garrett Tihada, former coach Bobby Watson and athletic director John Conrad. Team captains joined their coaches on the field: Kaulana Tihada, Morgan “Bula” Montgomery, Teva Loft and Kuola Watson.

Inaugural golf tournament raises $35,000 for Lānaʻi Culture & Heritage Center

More than 70 golf enthusiasts shared a day on Mānele Golf Course for the inaugural Lānaʻi Culture & Heritage Center tournament. The tournament, held on Saturday, raised more than $35,000 to support the nonprofit’s mission to celebrate and preserve Lānaʻi’s culture and diverse heritage.

Maui Ocean Center presents 2024 Maui 5K on March 3

Registration is open for the 13th annual Maui 5K Run and Walk, set to take place, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 3, 2024. Participants will receive medals and T-shirts honoring Lahaina.

Kōkua needed for KZ Cheer team to represent Lahaina in All-Star Nationals

A GoFundMe effort has been launched to help the KZ Cheer team, competing under the team name Lahaina Strong, represent Maui at the All-Star Nationals this month.

Maui Powerhouse Gym introduces community-focused Kihei Boxing Academy

Maui Powerhouse Gym, known for its modern amenities, expert trainers and welcoming atmosphere, is now commencing community-based fitness programs at its facility in Kīhei.

Opening coin toss of Super Bowl LVIII to acknowledge Lahainaluna football after Maui wildfires

Lahainaluna High School football coaches Dean Rickard (co-head coach), Garret Tihada (associate head coach) and Bobby Watson (former head coach) will join players Morgan “Bula” Montgomery, Teva Loft, Kaulana Tihada and Kuola Watson as honorary coin toss captains at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11. 

Kamehameha Maui girls basketball player named national finalist for Jersey Mike’s Naismith Courage Award

Kamehameha Schools Maui high school senior Kealoha Baricuatro has been named a finalist for the 2024 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Basketball Courage Award. Baricuatro, who tragically lost her father due to COVID-19, and lost her home during the Maui wildfires, was selected as one of 10 national finalists.

Maui man confirmed as record holder: 72 foot wave at Peʻahi “Jaws” is the largest wave ever kitesurfed

The International Kitesurfing Association officially measured and certified the wave, and Guinness approved the new record on Jan. 22, 2024, a year to the day after McLaughlin conquered the wave.

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority announces more than $7.5 million in grants statewide

In 2024, HTA is partnering to provide more than $7.5 million in total funding to support 163 nonprofit organizations, community groups, practitioners, projects and events throughout the state.

MACC broadcasting Sunday’s Big Game on two huge screens

Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced it will broadcast The Big Game on two large screens Sunday, Feb. 11. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. and gates open at noon.

Carissa Moore to ‘step away’ from competitive surfing after 2024 Olympics

Hawaiʻi’s own five-time World Champion Carissa Moore announced today that she will be stepping away from competitive surfing to start a new chapter in her life and career. She will step away from competition following the 2024 Lexus Pipe Pro, the 2024 SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro, and the 2024 Olympic Games Paris.

Maui’s Jackson Bunch earns runner-up at SAMBAZON World Junior Championships

Maui’s Jackson Bunch’s (HAW) run in the World Junior Championships culminated with a runner-up finish.

Wailea Golf Academy director named best teacher in Hawaiʻi

For the third time, Wailea Golf Academy’s director of player development has been voted by his peers as Golf Digest’s best teacher in the state.

Phone line inoperable at Waiehu Golf Course

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced its phone line is inoperable until repairs are made on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.

Aloha for Lahaina: PUMA Golf’s limited edition ‘L’ cap to support Maui fire recovery

To help support the recovery efforts in the Maui community, PUMA Golf has teamed up with local Maui artist, Wailani Artates, to design a Limited Edition “L” golf cap inspired by Lahainaluna High School’s “L” on the hill above the school.

Maui Oceanfront Marathon set for Jan. 14 with newly designed race courses

The Maui Oceanfront Marathon, which includes a 5K, Mom’s 6-miler and half-marathon, is back for its 16th running on Jan. 14 with new race courses.

Scottie Scheffler heads The Sentry’s field of 59 for upcoming PGA Tour event on Maui

Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose are among the final field of 59 set to tee it up Jan. 4-7 at The Sentry tournament, which kicks off the 2024 PGA Tour season.

The fan experience at The Sentry offers something for everyone 

From exclusive food offerings to prime views in golf, there will be plenty for fans to enjoy when The Sentry returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 4-7, 2024.

Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, and Jordan Spieth make return to The Sentry

The Sentry announced Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, and Jordan Spieth will make their return to the event on Maui from Jan. 4-7, 2024, at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
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