Sports

Learn to Stand Up Paddle

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Youth in Motion News Release

Youth in Motion will be starting up their Stand Up Paddling season from Aug. 18 through Thanksgiving this year. If anyone is interested in joining Youth in Motion for the 2014/15 year, please come down to their beach area at the harbor on Thursdays Aug. 7 and 14 at 6 p.m. for sign up and learn more about the program for the coming year. Swimming will also be introduced in September and again in 2015.

Youth In Motion is also encouraging adults and youth who are interested in volunteering, planning, coordinating, writing, photography and filming to participate in the program so that they can assist with the website, newsletters, videos, social media, and bring back the festival, “A Celebration of Youth Opportunities,” “Na Opio Hana Pa`a.”

There are plenty of fun ideas for the coming year to fit the mission statement, “Empower, Equip, Educate, Challenge and Motivate Youth through activities that engage and develop their mental, emotional, creative and physical skills on the land and in the ocean.”

For more information, please contact Clare Seeger Mawae at clare@youthinmotion.org or 808-336-0946.…

Double Race Weekend

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Double Race Weekend

Community Contributed

By Clare Mawae

Molokai was the center of Stand Up Paddling activity on the weekend of July 12 and 13, with epic down wind paddling conditions for two incredible races on Molokai shores.

First was the M2Molokai race, in which 80 plus competitors crossed the channel from Maui to finish at Kaunakakai wharf, with a close finish between Connor Baxter, 3:04:31, Kai Lenny, 3:06:44 and Dave Kalama, 3:08:58 . Almost half of the competitors stayed over on Molokai to compete in the M4Molokai the following day.

The M4Molokai race ran from Kamalo Wharf to Hotel Molokai, an 8.5 mile perfect downwinder for both novices and advanced paddlers.…

Athletic Mandatory Parent Meeting

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

MHS Athletics News Release

Due to new policies for the Department of Education, Molokai High School (MHS) Athletic Department will conduct three parent athletic meetings during the sports seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) for school year 2014-15.

The fall season meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 30 at the Café from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The winter season meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at the MHS Library. The spring season meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at the MHS Library. All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Forms needed: Physical form, Release of Liability form, Concussion form, receipt of student fees paid and check off form.…

Keiki Make Waves at Last Surf Meet

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Keiki Make Waves at Last Surf Meet

Photo by Matt Yamashita.

Keiki surfers took on the waves and competed in fun heats at Waialua Beach last Saturday. They surfed their way through the day with the sun shining, cool winds blowing and light waves crashing to the shoreline, for the last Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai surf meet of the summer.

Photo by Matt Yamashita.

The meet, made possible through funding provided by Friendly Isle United Fun, was part of the 25th Annual drug and alcohol-free Keiki Surf Meet Series. The event gives aspiring surfers age 13 and younger the opportunity to compete and have fun learning to surf.…

Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

Community Contributed

By Clare Mawae

Molokai’s 12-year-old Alex Mawae took the short course by storm with phenomenal finish amongst 300 plus paddlers in the short course of the Hui O He’e Nalu Independence Day Paddleboard and Stand Up paddle race. Alex took first place in his 13 and under divisionand 23rd overall in a virtual no wind race among many solid paddlers. His sister Josie also put in a credible finish to the short course while their mom Clare Mawae finished second in her division with a solid and respectable time in the long course.

The short course was from Sunset beach to Waimea, a four-mile course and the seven-mile long course started from Turtle Bay.…

Catching the Summer Swell

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Catching the Summer Swell

Photo by Clare Mawae.

Dozens of Molokai youth gathered last weekend at Waialua Beach for the first Keiki Surf Meet of the summer series. The next meet will be held on Saturday, June 28, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.…

Baseball Clinches Fifth at States

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Molokai High School (MHS) baseball team scored fifth place in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Division II State Championships on Oahu after consecutive wins over Radford High School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

At the start of the state championship, MHS lost to Kauai High School, 8-0 in the quarterfinals on May 14 at Hans L’Orange Field.

On May 15, MHS senior David Rapanot pitched a three-hitter to lead the Farmers to victory over Radford with a 6-0 final score in the semifinal game.

That following Friday, the teamadvanced to play against Hawaii Prep. Molokai Baseball defeated Hawaii Prep 9-2 in six innings at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu to claim fifth place in the state championship.…

Coaching Positions

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

MHS Athletics News Release

Molokai High School Athletic Department has open coaching positions for Air Riflery and Baseball.

Please submit your resume to the Athletic Department or main school office by June 30.  Resumes can also be emailed to hoku_haliniak@notes.k12.hi.us.

Minimum qualifications: National Federal High School Fundamentals in Coaching, High School Diploma and at least three years of coaching experience.

For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at 567-6959.…

Back-to-Back National Champions

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Back-to-Back National Champions

Community Contributed

By Jonalyn Ragonton

A year ago, a flag football team, Packers, competed in the WASUP National Flag Football tournament in Las Vegas, competing against mainland and Hawaii teams.  The Packers are affiliated with the Play Sports Hawaii flag football league on Oahu.  The boys, ages 8-9, set a new record for mercy-ruling all of their opponents and total points scored against them was 6.  They won the 9U Division.

They are coached by Ladd Mokiao, a 1998 graduate of Molokai High School, who was asked to take over as coach for his son, Lathan, and his teammates about 5 years ago. …

Wrestling Club Success

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Wrestling Club Success

Community Contributed

By Louise Manley

On Saturday, May 10 at the Lahaina Civic Center on Maui, Molokai Wrestling Club(MWC)participated in the annual USA Wrestling Hawaii State Tournament with 648 children in attendance.  As more than 25 teams gathered together, youth from preschool through high school prepared to wrestle opponents of similar age and weight with the hopes of ultimately earning a state title.  Though the event may appear to some like organized chaos, to others who love the sport, it is energizing and full of anticipation.

One young wrestler said, “States makes me feel nervous, anxious, and exhausted all at the same time, but the challenge to win makes me so excited!”

Such passion was evidenced as 31 of our wrestlers put it all on the mat and ended up earning 17 medals — six first places, six second places, two third places and three fourth places.…