Sports

Volleyball Falls to Seabury

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Volleyball Falls to Seabury

Photo by Catherine Cluett.

The Lady Farmers volleyball team put up a valiant fight in a pair of home games against the Seabury Spartans last weekend. Seabury won both three-set games, with 25-13, 25-15, 25-12 Friday night, and concluding Saturday 25-10, 25-18, 25-17. Previously undefeated, the Lady Farmers now stand at 4-2 this season.

The Farmers also celebrated the team’s seniors, Kelsie Espiritu-Tanabe, Rebecka Adolpho, Shanrese “Lehiwa” Pedro and Kiana Simmons Friday night with colorful decorations, a slideshow, and lei.

The Lady Farmers’ next home event will be Oct. 23-25 when they host the MIL Championships.…

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2014

Photo by Laura Pilz.

 

With flat water and a clear sky above, Waikiki Beachboys Canoe Club wahine paddlers placed first out of 61 crews at the 36th annual Na Wahine O Ke Kai race last Sunday morning. Paddling 42 miles across the Ka`iwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu with top teams from around the world, Waikiki Beachboys crossed the channel in 5 hours 29 minutes 12 seconds.

Alanna Bender, a paddler for Waikiki Beachboys, said her team trains in flat water and expected light trade winds during the race. She said these conditions are better than heavy winds and high surf that can cause the canoe to spin out or flip over.…

MHS Football Falls to Seabury

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

MHS Football Falls to Seabury

Molokai football was defeated 43-30 by Seabury Hall last Thursday on Maui. Pictured here, Molokai’s Ena Victorino rumbles for first-quarter yardage. Photo by Matthew Thayer/The Maui News.…

Farmers Beat Pine Lads in Lanai Football Debut

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Farmers Beat Pine Lads in Lanai Football Debut

Photo by Pierce Myers, courtesy of Lanai Athletic Director Roderick Sumagit.

The Farmers eight-man football squad played a historic game against Lanai last weekend, winning 33-0. It was the first home game for the Pine Lads since 1953, marking the Lanai team’s eight-man debut in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL).

Molokai’s Alden Abafo scored the two touchdowns in the first quarter, followed by 20-yard touchdown pass by Kaimana Kahale from John Michael Mokiao-Duvauchelle. Kayson Castro-Wallace caught a two-point conversion from Keoni Makekau, and in the second quarter, William Dela Cruz scored another 20-yard touchdown pass from Mokiao-Duvauchelle.

In the fourth quarter, Jaymen Baagay-Cenal (pictured here) finished the game with an 85-yard run.…

Volleyball Maintains Undefeated Season

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Volleyball Maintains Undefeated Season

The Lady Farmers Volleyball team didn’t lose a set in a pair of home games against the Lanai Pine Lasses last weekend. With a 4-0 season record, the Molokai team is currently ranked first place in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II volleyball standings, according to The Maui News. Pictured here, senior Rebecka Adolpho spikes the ball, assisted by sophomore Precious Rawlins, during last Friday night’s three-set victory, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16.

Saturday, the Lady Farmers again came out on top, 25-17, 25-21 25-21. The team will face Seabury at the Barn this Friday at 7 p.m. and noon on Saturday.…

Gold and Silver at Pailolo Challenge

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Gold and Silver at Pailolo Challenge

Photo by Catherine Cluett.

Molokai paddlers celebrated top finishes at last weekend’s Pailolo Challenge. The 25-mile channel race from Maui to Molokai is tagged as “the world’s funnest canoe race” and features a downwind course for six-man teams in a variety of divisions. Molokai’s Team Boomski swept the women’s open unlimited division with a first place finish at Kaunakakai harbor in three hours 55 minutes. Wa`akapaemua men also won the men’s open in three hours seven minutes, while the ladies of Wa`akapaemua (pictured here) earned second in the women’s 50+ division with a time of four hours 17 minutes.…

Week of Defeat and Victory for Alex Mawae

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Week of Defeat and Victory for Alex Mawae

Community Contributed

By Clare S Mawae

It was quite the week for Molokai’s 12-year-old Alex Mawae. It all started and finished at Lahaina harbor, with disappointment after his final heat at the Lahaina Surfa’s Stand Up Paddle (SUP) contest, and finishing the week with eyes sparkling joy from the NSSA SUP surf event. After competing in the Lahaina’s Surfa’s SUP contest on Aug. 30, Alex went on to win the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA)’s SUP division on Sept. 5.

At the Surfa’s SUP, Alex won his heat in the first round, showing that he was in contention for the top three places.…

Grace Under Pressure: Miss Rodeo Hawaii

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Grace Under Pressure: Miss Rodeo Hawaii

From left to right, Cheyanne’s parents Deanna and Kalapana, Cheyanne Keliihoomalu, and her grandfather Jimmy Duvauchelle. Photo by Catherine Cluett. 

This year’s Miss Hawaii Rodeo, Cheyanne Keliihoomalu, is making history as the first contestant from Molokai to compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant this December. She gained support on her home island last weekend with a fundraiser dinner held at Coffees of Hawaii.

“The support has been overwhelming and I really appreciate all the love,” said Keliihoomalu.

With the attendance of family and friends, the 24-year-old used it as an experience to practice her speech that she has to give at the national pageant in Las Vegas on Hawaii and the history of the paniolo culture.…

Girls Volleyball Starts Strong

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Girls Volleyball Starts Strong

Photo by Bianca Moragne.

The Lady Farmers dominated their home court at the Barn last weekend against Maui Prep, taking both games Friday and Saturday. At Friday night’s game, the girls won three sets 25-10, 25-18, 25-12; on Saturday, they scored 14-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-12.

The team played well for their first game of the season, said head coach Mahea Rawlins. She said she hopes the girls will continue to work on their teamwork.

“I think nerves were coming out for the first game [on Saturday],” Rawlins said. “When they play, they give it their all, but I think there’s still a lot to be worked on.”

The team of 14 girls brought on five freshman and two sophomores this year, after losing six seniors last season.…

Channeling a United Community

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Molokai’s gearing up for Na Wahine O Ke Kai and Molokai Hoe, the annual women’s and men’s canoe races from Molokai to Oahu, with the goals of celebrating the events and bringing the community together.

Kulaia, a ho`olaulea on Sept. 19 organized by Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee, will welcome paddlers coming to the island for Na Wahine O Ke Kai and pays tribute to the Molokai crewmembers on the three-year Worldwide Hokule`a Voyage. The festival will be held in front of the Molokai Public Library and aims to support Molokai’s economy and businesses with various vendors and booths lining the street, said event coordinator Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello.…