Molokai High School tennis players Pono Chow and Kamanu Pascua went into their final game of the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) championship match last Saturday against King Kekaulike. With one win for each team and 300 spectators surrounding the court, this final game could put Chow and Pascua in the Molokai history books as the island’s first MIL tennis champions.
“I just kept telling myself and my partner that we have to win – we just have to,” said Chow. “We played hard to the end and we won.”
Boys’ tennis coach Pono Asano said when he met with Chow and Pascua before the final game, the first thing out of the players’ mouths was “I won’t quit.”
“That mentality speaks volumes,” Asano said.…
MHS Athletic Staff
The Molokai High School Lady Farmers Softball Team split a pair of games two weeks ago with the Lady Dragons from Hana and then won the series by taking the tiebreaker.
Amanda Venegas-Makaiwi went the distance for Molokai in the opener and picked up the win in an 11-5 victory. Venegas-Makaiwi gave up five hits and struck out five in seven innings of work. She walked six and hit one Hana batter.
A misplayed fly ball put the Lady Dragons up by a run in the top of the first but the Farmers took advantage of four Hana errors to score four runs without the benefit of a hit. …
Molokai Southside Boxing News Release
The 2013 Hawaii State Regional Junior Olympic Boxing Championships were March 16 and 17 at Palolo Gym. On the first day of the competition, Molokai Southside Boxing Club’s 13 year-old Kekaiomalu Adachi weighed in at 110 pounds and fought hard in three one-minute rounds, coming up short in points against 14-year-old Matthew Perez of BoxFit808. Later, 16-year-old Hunter Manaba weighed in at 141 pounds, defeating 15 year-old Charles Naone of Pearlside Boxing Club in a non-tournament but sanctioned match. Hunter advanced to the finals and will represent Team Hawaii in the upcoming National Junior Olympics.
On day two, 15-year-old Michaiah Soares weighed in at 154 pounds and fought three tough two-minute rounds against Waipahu’s seasoned15-year-old Kekoa Balasi; with only a few seconds left in round three, the contest was stopped.…
Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u Charter schools news release
Rain clouds parted this weekend for the second race in the Kualapu’u Charter and Molokai Middle schools 5K series. Racing under cool, wet road conditions, MHS basketball standout Kaimana Kahale pulled away from MMS honor student Kaina Adolpho shortly after the mid-point turnaround. The two runners finished first in their respective divisions with times of 21:25 and 22:18. Winning first in the elementary school division was first-time contender Bucky James Torres who had an impressive debut, running 26:16 for the 3.1 mile course.
For the women, the duel continued between Jessie Ford and Sue Forbes, with Sue attributing her win to foregoing libations and an early night’s sleep.…
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. …
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.…