Sports

Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

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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

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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

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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.…

Alex Mawae Takes Lahaina

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Alex Mawae Takes Lahaina

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Twelve-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai headed to Lahaina last weekend to participate in the Lahaina SUP Surf contest. Having just come back from California taking fourth place in the surfing portion of the Californian event, Alex wanted to see how he faired with the Maui boys. With entries from well-known top international SUP/surfers in the other divisions and a full division of 12 and under, Alex Mawae did well competing against the Maui surfers and taking third place with a very credible performance.

This was Alex’s second SUP/Surfing event compared to the many long distance events he has done since the age 8.…

Learning Life Lessons Through Basketball

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Learning Life Lessons Through Basketball

The Harlem Ambassadors pose with the Molokai All-Stars after a basketball show full of fun, laughs and slam dunks. Photo by Bianca Moragne.

The Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Team brought its positive message of pursuing an education, staying drug free and of course, basketball, to the Barn last Monday night for a spectacle of slam dunks and laughs.

Taking to the court in a charity game, the Harlem Ambassadors played the Molokai All-Stars, a team of volunteers from the fire department, police department and Friendly Market, in a game full of music, dancing and fun.

“Please stay in school, stay focused, be obedient, listen to your parents or guardians, the leadership that is before you,” said Lade Majic, coach of the Harlem Ambassadors.…

Hawaiian Youth make an Impact in California

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Hawaiian Youth make an Impact in California

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Josie and Alex Mawae just came back from California, having participated in two Stand Up Paddling events. Young competitors from all over the country as well as Brazil headed to Orange County to participate in the second annual Junior Pro Sup Fiesta at Bolsa Chica State Park on Sunday, May 4. This was the biggest youth event in the World that set the standards for the future of the sport.

The day, before many of the kids participated in Stand Up For the Cure at Newport which raised money for breast cancer. In that day alone, 15 lives got saved from the free cancer detection clinics with Skin and Breast Cancer.…

Softball Closes With Optimism

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Even after two losses at the state softball tournament last week, the Lady Farmers don’t exactly feel like underdogs.

“The girls really played well and I’m really proud of them,” said head coach Coco Augustiro. “Despite losing at state we still feel like winners.”

The team rallied hard at the Hawaii High School Athletic Association softball tournament on Oahu, but could not overcome a tough first inning against the Konawaena Wildcats last Thursday in the fifth place semifinals.

With cleats sinking in mud and pouring rain splashing the field, the Lady Farmers lost against the Wildcats 5-2 in the Division II games at Central Oahu Regional Park.…