8th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

MHS Girls Volleyball News Release

Photo Courtesy MHS Girls Volleyball Booster Club.

The quiet morning at Ironwood Hills Golf Course was interrupted by the familiar “ping” of metal on rubber as 42 eager golfers set out to win the 8th annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, hosted by Molokai High School (MHS) Girls Volleyball Booster Club on Aug. 25. Great camaraderie was shared by all and participants and guests enjoyed awards, special prizes, lucky number and lunch served by MHS’ Lady Farmers. All proceeds go towards expenses for the upcoming season.

Blossom Poepoe, Keif Apo and Keith Hirashima net a score of 59.2, winning this year’s tournament. Friendly Market’s team –Jeff Egusa, Sty Falealii and Frances Magdarilla –came in a close second with a score of 59.3. This year marked one of the closest tournaments as four teams net 59, separated by only a few decimal places. Golfer-of-the-Day went to 89-year-old George Harada, who won a greenie and led his team to a fourth place finish.

This is a fresh start for new coaches Mahealani Rawlins, Hale Domingo and Sumu Asano, who inherit a program filled with the rich tradition of molding great volleyball players and even greater young adults. While there are no seniors on this year’s team, veteran coach Uilani Ramos and new athletic director Hoku Haliniak will help ease the transition.

Congratulations to last year’s graduates who will pursue higher education: LeeNell Hernandez at North Idaho College, Carol Kahee at Maui Community College and Natalia Levi at University of Colorado. To coaches Matt Helm, who recently moved to Washington to coach women’s volleyball at Whitman College, and to assistant coach Kim Helm, good luck with your endeavors and rest assured that this team will continue your legacy.

Mahalos go to Litchun Arinoki’s Tempura House, Coca Cola Molokai, Friendly Market, GT Auto, Haku Designs, Hikiola Coop., Imports Gift Shop, Kamoi Snack N Go, Kalae Maliu, Manae Goods and Grinds, Maui Golf Shop, Heather McGoldnick, Linda Mina, Misaki’s, Molokai Drive Inn, Molokai Drugs, Molokai General Store, Ohana Ministries, PK Distributors, Rawlins Chevron, Larry Rawlins Jr., Janet Tamanaha, Sheldeen & Bobby Takeo’s Sushi Factory, M&M Christopher Ward, Wailea Golf Club, Marge Yokomizu-Bento and Zen Stylin. You continue to open your hearts and your generosity allows our kids to excel and enhance the experience of their wonder years.

We thank our host Darrell Rego and tournament directors Dana Takashima and Jennie Makaiwi for making this year’s tournament one of the best. And to all the golfers who participated this year, a warm mahalo –your fun-loving, competitive spirit allows for this very special day together. Can’t wait to do it all over again next year!

MHS girls’ volleyball will host their first game against Lanai on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the MHS Barn. Come support your Lady Farmers!



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