Winter season filled with success for Molokai High School Athletics.
By Sean Aronson
The paddling team had a very competitive season after not fielding a team last year. Coach Tania Kaholowaa has been working with many Molokai girls during their summer season and was excited to enter the M.I.L. fray.
Initially it was difficult as many of her summer girls competed in other winter sports, leaving the two most important positions in the canoe, seats 1 and 6, to newcomers. Nine girls participated.
The end of the season saw increased ability and performance, says Kaholowaa, and she is expecting good things next year. At the final race of the year, Molokai placed third, but was disqualified for wearing “Save La’au” shirts, instead of a uniform. And we got dq’d.
The team had to compete in Maui for each of its races, but next year expects to bring a regatta to Molokai.
Coach Kaholowaa would like to say how proud she is of her young team and also to thank team mom and assistant coach Tammi Levi.