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T-ball Hits Off the Season

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

T-ball Hits Off the Season

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Little League T-Ball division had its Opening Day two weeks ago at Kaunakakai Ball Park. T-ball players are ages 4 to 6 years old. According to the Little League, the T-ball season lasts 10 weeks and features one practice and one game per week to introduce youth to the fundamentals of the sport.

Lady Farmers Harvest State Berth

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Lady Farmers Harvest State Berth

Photo by Lee DeRouin

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Lady Farmers of the Girls Volleyball team qualified for the State Tournament last weekend at the MIL DII Championships on Lanai, coming in second in the league. Molokai defeated Seabury in five sets (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25 and 17-15) in the semifinal to punch their ticket to states. They lost to Hana in the championship game 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-22 and 25-10).

“I am super proud of my team,” said Head Coach Mahea Rawlins. “They played very hard [against] Seabury to make it to states. If we stick together as a team and play as a team, we will be OK.…

Sports Wrap Up Fall Seasons

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Sports Wrap Up Fall Seasons

Photo by Stef Hubbard

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Air Riflery

Head Coach Chinky Hubbard and his Air Riflery team of eight girls and three boys competed in the MIL Championships last Saturday at Baldwin High School. Molokai had a strong showing but senior Jershon Kaalekahi was the only shooter to advance to the Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Riflery Championships on Oct. 25 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Kaalekahi finished in fifth place overall with a score of 488 points and had the best prone score of 187.

The boys team finished in sixth place overall with Kaohele Kaiama tied for 12th place with 459 points and Edwin Greenleaf in 21st place with 438 points.…

Students Intern with Local Businesses

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Students Intern with Local Businesses

 

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hawkins

Seven Molokai High students will have the opportunity to intern with some of Molokai’s 16 businesses that were selected to attend the Made in Maui County Festival (MIMCF) Nov. 4-5. The internship is a partnership between MHS’s Career and Technical Education and Fine Arts departments, the county’s Office of Economic Development, Kuha`o Business Center, and vendors that will be participating in the MIMCF. The program is being piloted for the county here on Molokai.

“This program has the potential to take our students to the next level in preparing for the business world,” said Jennifer Hawkins, small business specialist with the Kuha`o Business Center.…

Home Win for Football

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Home Win for Football

Photo by Rick Shonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Farmers eight-man football team won their home opener this past weekend beating Hana 74-10 in front of a great crowd at the Molokai High School field. The Farmers are the defending Maui Interscholastic League Eight-Man Champions and they will travel for the next two weekends for games at Lanai and Seabury.

Senior quarterback Jayden Dudoit-Tabilangan led a potent Farmer offense as he was 5-6 for 137 yards with two touchdown passes, one to Decker Bicoy and the other to Kairos Torres-Umi. He also ran for another. Jayse Lalim-Rillon and Nalima Puaa-Aki both had two rushing touchdowns.…

The Week in Sports

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The Week in Sports

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Girls Volleyball

The Molokai High School Lady Farmer volleyball team had its first home games of the season last weekend at The Barn in Ho`olehua.

On Friday night, Sehja Pedro had four kills and Jaide Kiaha had four aces as Molokai High School swept Maui Prep 25-11, 25-15 and 25-11. Brooke Keliihoomalu, Kawaohi Duvauchelle and Stasia Kaahanui each had three kills for the Farmers.

On Saturday, Molokai upped its record to 4-2 by winning again in three sets 25-10, 25-11 and 25-8. Maui Prep fell to 0-5. All players for each team played equal time on Saturday and stats were pretty even all around for both teams.…

First Wins for Girls Volleyball

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

First Wins for Girls Volleyball

Photo by Rick Shonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Lady Farmers volleyball team got their first wins of the season last weekend on Maui when they took on the St. Anthony Trojans at War Memorial Gym. On Friday night, the Lady Farmers dropped the first set but then took the next three to defeat St. Anthony 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-17, 25-21). On Saturday, the Farmers won 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17) to improve their record to 2-2 for the season. St. Anthony is 2-2 also.

Head Coach Mahea Rawlins was happy the team played well.

“We came back when needed to and the passers did a good job, the setters moved the ball around and the hitters attacked aggressively and were able to put ball away,” she said.…

Girls Volleyball Launches Season

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai High School Girls volleyball team is preparing for a new season, and head coach Mahealani Rawlins is excited about her team this year.

“We have players who are willing to learn more and give their 110 percent each day at practice,” she said. “Each position will have to be earned which makes the competition even better.  It’s awesome being able to witness the talent and love that these girls have for the sport.”

Rawlins said she likes to help her players get to the next level of competition. As coaches, she said her staff have noted the team has a lot of potential athletes who can take the sport to the next level in their future.…

Experiencing Kalaupapa

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Community Contributed

By Aka`ula Students

Editor’s note: A group of Aka`ula School students recently had the opportunity to spend time in Kalaupapa, and shared their experiences in the school’s newsletter, reprinted with permission here.

Kalaupapa
By Dillon DeCoite, Junior

The scenery at Kalaupapa is breathtaking. Kalaupapa is a small peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. The peninsula has, what I believe is, the most beautiful scenery anywhere. During summer vacation, I had the opportunity to go to Kalaupapa and stay for five days. I did many things while at Kalaupapa, but overall jumping off the pier was my favorite part.…

Join Molokai Swimmers

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Join Molokai Swimmers

Molokai Dolphins swimmers Kaleb Kester and Mykal Kahinu pictured with coaches Jesseca Oswald, Jessie Ford, and Marlena Nip at the 2016 Jr Age Group State Meet, Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

Molokai Dolphins News Release

Molokai’s own age group swim club is coming into its fourth year this October, and is continuing to grow. New registration for 2017 begins as early as September 2016, for both new and returning swimmers. If your swimmer is a beginner, he or she must be able to swim a full length unattended; if unable, another option is the parent can register with USA-Masters swimming and assist the child in pool.…