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Action Packed Sports Recap

By Maria Angst, Community Reporter 

Photo courtesy of MHS Sports.

On Wednesday Oct. 18, the third-seeded Girls Volleyball Farmers (9-4) smashed a 3-0 victory over the sixth-seeded Pine Lasses (3-10) in the MIL Division II Girls Volleyball tournament in a first-round match at the Erdman Athletic Center in Olinda. However, Maui Preparatory Academy won in four sets over Molokai in the semifinals of the MIL Division II tournament the following night in Hana. 

Molokai High School (MHS) Air Riflery continued to shoot high marks on Oct. 14, qualifying for their MIL championship tournament on Saturday, Oct. 21.  

At the MIL tournament, the Farmers took 11th and 13th place for the boys and girls respectively. Top shooters for the boys were Kaldryn Lenwai and Jaden Sasada. For the girls, top performers were No`eau Lenwai and Aiko Kanemitsu. 

On Oct. 14, Molokai Football traveled to Oahu to take on Pac 5 in a non-conference 11-man game at Kamehameha Kapalama under the lights. Molokai fought back from an early 7-0 deficit, rallying behind a Tonka Kalilikane to Kinohi Kaupu touchdown to tie the game before the half. A late score by Farmers’ Clarence Tanabe brought the game to a 13-14 conclusion in the favor of Pac 5. 

The next weekend, Oct. 21, Farmers Football was back in action on Molokai for their senior day game against the Lanai Pinelads. The Farmers took the victory in a lopsided 75-32 win, securing satisfaction for the eight seniors calling it a career for Molokai High School. 

MHS senior Clarence Tanabe was honored by KHON2 as this week’s rising star. The wide receiver for the Farmers was highlighted for his scoring abilities and work as a kicker and punter, as well as being a multi-sport athlete and honor roll student. 


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