Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u Charter schools news release
The first 5K in the Kualapu’u Charter and Molokai Middle School series of five 5K’s went off without a hitch this Saturday with over 40 participants – racers, runners and walkers – taking on the three-mile challenge from Coffees of Hawai`i to Ala Ekahi and back.
Taking first place overall was Molokai High School track standout Akona Adolpho, winning in a time of 20:07. Second and third places went to fellow MHS teammates: Hunter Manaba with a time of 21:50 and Grayson Aldridge with a time of 22:08. In the women’s open division, Sue Forbes and Jesse Ford continued their three-year duel with Sue managing to outlast her longtime rival and friend. Their times were 22:28 and 24:04, respectively. Third place in the women’s division went to high school sophomore Kristin Tancayo who finished in 30:58.…
Molokai High School wrestlers competed in the HHSAA State Championship this weekend. The girls team placed fifth overall with a score of 91.1, and the boys finished 35th out of 48 schools with a 10.5.
Five girls and one boy placed in the individual competitions. Kailaoe Cabating came out in second in the 105-pund weight class, Rizpah Torres Umi finished third in the 125 class, Desiree Corpuz tooke fourth place in the 113 class, Cendell Manley finished fifth in the 140 and Karley Kaulili placed sixth in the 109-pound weight class. Noah Caparida finished sixth in the boys 140-pound weight class.…
Molokai Bowhunters Club News Release
The Molokai Bowhunters Club wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We plan to keep everyone informed of our club activities throughout the year. Our range is located in Kalae, just past Coffees of Hawaii on the left, heading up to Kalaupapa. The range consists of 10 acres of official targets, uphill & downhill challenges and practice targets.
First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge our elected officers of the Molokai Bowhunting Club:
PRESIDENT – DAMIAN PIRES
VICE PRESIDENT – GODFREY AKAKA
SECRETARYS – KALEO LENWAI / SHARIS KIKUKAWA
TREASURE – BRYAN YATSUSHIRO
SGT @ ARMS – BRIAN TACHIBANA
HUNTING COORDINATORS – NELSON RAPANOT, KIMO KAIAMA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
NFAA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR – NELSON RAPANOT
RANGE DIRECTORS – LANCE TANCAYO, BRIAN TACHIBANA
REGISTRATION LEADERS – MARY RAPANOT, SUSAN NARTATEZ, SHERYL RAWLINS-LENWAI
HANDICAP CHAIRMAN – KALEO LENWAI
FOOD COORDINATORS- WARREN LEE, FRANKY PUPUHI
The Molokai Bowhunters Club first started back in 1988 and was founded by our late friend Joe Kailiponi, a seven-time state champion and well known member of the archery/bowhunting community.…
The Molokai High School Wrestlers competed at the MIL championships on Maui this weekend. The girls team finished second overall, and the boys finished fourth overall. There were ten wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament this coming weekend.
Here are the individual awards for the MIL championships:
1st Place – Kaila’oe Cabating (107lbs); Desiree Corpuz (113lbs); Alexandria Simon (119lbs); Rizpah Torres-Umi (127lbs)
2nd Place – Karley Kaulili (111lbs); Rizpah Torres-Umi (137lbs); Cendall Manley (142lbs); Noah Caparida 142lbs); Solomon Maliu (173lbs); Rusty Nakayama (217lbs)
3rd Place – Sierra Pico (123 lbs); Saydee Makaiwi-Samitara (132lbs); Alika Kaahanui (147lbs)…
Molokai Middle and Kalapu`u Charter schools news release
Molokai Middle School is joining forces with Kualapu’u Charter School to host five 5K FUN-raising races this spring. Race dates are the following Saturdays: March 2, 9 and 16, and April 6 and 13. All 5K races will begin at 8 a.m. at Coffee’s of Hawaii.
The five races in the series will be used as qualifying races for each school’s team that will compete in the Honolulu 5K for Kids Sunday, April 28. School teams will be chosen based upon each runner’s best three out of five race results. Total combined time in three races will be used to determine selection.…
The baseball field in Maunaloa sat abandoned for 30 years. There were no games, no lessons on teamwork or sportsmanship, no scoreboards and no homeruns. But Saturday morning, as overcast skies gave way to a bright, windy day, the boys and girls of Team Molokai made their way onto the field near Maunaloa Elementary School. For them it was just another ball game, but for the community it was so much more.
Team parent Kalehua Sproat Augustiro said the game gives a boost to an area that’s often outside of the action.
“It brings life to the town of Maunaloa,” Sproat-Augustiro said.…
Professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Sale Sproat is humble and shy by nature. But when the soft-spoken Molokai boy learned about a casting call for television show “The Ultimate Fighter,” he didn’t hesitate to answer it.
“Sale’s been dominating in Hawaii for three years,” said his Molokai coach, Beau Kikukawa. “He’s the top 185-pound fighter in Hawaii. That’s an accomplishment from a small community.”
Sproat was training at least six hours per day for fight on Oahu the following week when he shared his plans with fellow fighters of Molokai MMA club, Relentless MMA.
“I told my guys, I’m going to fly out [to Las Vegas] and try out,” he recalls.…
As the overtime clock ticked down to its final seconds, Molokai High and Seabury Hall were tied for the tenth time and the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL)Girls Division II Championship was anybody’s game.
The Lady Farmers claimed the victory, though, with one solid shot and two successful free throws in the last 29 seconds, securing a 53-49 win. The Lady Farmers claimed the MIL Championship title and sent the fans and players into wild celebration, according to the Maui News’ report of the game, played at Maui High School’s gym. The win brought the Lady Farmers their tenth MIL championship since 1985, when the team first entered the league.…
Competitors from Kualapu`u and Kilohana Schools face off on opposite ends of the rope, and the crowd begins to roar as game official Hanohano Naehu announces the beginning of the match. With toes digging into the grass, students lean back on the line. On one side, Kualapu`u Principal Lydia Trinidad leans forward, her hands clenched, gesturing wildly to egg on her students. Kilohana Principal Richard Stevens paces the other end of the line, urging his crimson-clad athletes to hold tight. Smiles turn to grimaces, inching the ti leaf tied in the middle of the rope toward the victory line. With a final heave, Kualapu`u lunges for the win.…
Molokai Southside Boxing Club News Release
Three young boxers from Hawaii, including Hunter-Gabriel Manaba of Molokai, made the cross-country journey to the first-ever USA Boxing Junior World Team Open held in Reno, Nevada January 7 to 11. The event showcased many of the nation’s top 15 and16 year old boxers vying for the opportunity to represent the U.S. at the 2013 AIBA Junior Men’s World Championships.
Tournament action began with preliminary rounds on Monday, Jan. 7 and Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Spa with each session beginning at 6 p.m. nightly. Kauai native Kristopher Alcos did not advance to the quarterfinals which took place on Wednesday, Jan.…