The Molokai Boys Cross Country traveled to King Kekaulike HS on Maui last weekend for their final regular season race. Molokai finished 2nd in the DII team competition behind Seabury Hall. Top finishers for Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross’s team were:
Caele Manley, Molokai, 19:31 Kaina Adolpho, Molokai, 20:24 Robert Mawae, Molokai, 20:28 Ikua Deponte, Molokai, 20:49 Karter Kester, Molokai, 21:14 Nainoa Kahale, Molokai, 21:22 Kekumu Helm, Molokai, 21:29 Tekoa Torres-Umi, Molokai, 23:55 Napana Keoho, Molokai, 25:02
Ross said he was happy with the team’s performance, “We will be ready to run our best race of the season at MIL’s. It was a good warm-up at King Kekaulike.”
Both the Boys and Girls cross country teams will compete in the MIL Championships at Kapalua on Oct.…
David Ainoa Jr. with his plaque from National Park Service, with Mikiala Pescaia
David Ainoa Jr., son of David and Vivian Ainoa, has announced his retirement after working many years for the National Parks Service at Kalaupapa National Historic Park.
“This announcement comes with mixed feelings as we say a heartfelt ‘ALOHA’ to one of our employees. David Ainoa Jr. has been an employee of Kalaupapa National Historical Park for the last seven years of his career, and he has decided that the time has come to retire,” states an NPS news release.
David began his journey with NPS as a Maintenance Worker for the Facilities Division, according to NPS.…
Photo by Arlene DeRouin
The Molokai HS Lady Farmers girls’ volleyball team finished their regular season at 8-4 with two home wins over the St. Anthony Trojans at The Barn last weekend. Friday night was Senior Night and the Farmers won 25-17, 25-15 and 25-15. On Saturday, Molokai won 25-9, 25-13 and 25-10. The Lady Farmers will get ready for the MIL Championships starting on Oct. 18 at Baldwin HS on Maui. Molokai will be the #3 seed in the tournament, and will face either Seabury or Hana in the first round.
Head Coach Mahea Rawlins has her team ready for the postseason, “This weekend games were great and we were able to utilize our middle hitters to lessen the pressure on our outside hitters.…
The Lady Farmers Volleyball team got back on track with two wins over Maui Prep Academy last weekend at The Barn. Molokai won in four sets on Friday night 25-13, 23-25, 25-8 and 25-15 and got a sweep in three games on Saturday, winning 25-17, 25-22, and 25-17. Molokai is now 6-4 on the season and will host St. Anthony (2-7) this weekend at The Barn. Friday night will be senior night, with game time at 7 p.m. Maui Prep has a record of 2-7.
Head Coach Mahea Rawlins is optimistic and looking forward to the rest of the season.
“I’d say that we are building good chemistry right now and our seniors are doing a great job in leading the team,” she said.…
By Na Kupuna O Moana
Na Kupuna o Molokai, under the direction of Kumu Raquel Dudoit, traveled to enter the Kupuna Hula Festival in Kona on on Sept. 13 and came home a bigger winner.
We entered in five different divisions winning first place in Tutu Wahine (Haunani Kamakana), Tutu Kane (Allen Diorec) and Mixed Group. Our Kane group came in second. We also won the overall, making this our fourth time winning this prestigious award.
Raquel won the special award given by Nalei Kunewa, in honor of her husband who passed away, for the third time in a row.…