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Top Places for Judo

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Top Places for Judo

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Judo team closed their regular season with a Maui tournament last weekend, bringing home many top three finishes. 

For the boys, top finishers were Randyn Cabreros in third place at 121 pounds, Ekolu Horner taking first at 178 and Nalu Kalipi winning the 220 division. On the girls’ side, Anjolie Manaba finished first at 98 pounds, Kaia Yamashita and Kiliohu Duvauchelle took first and second, respectively, at 109, Noeau Lenwai placed second at 115, Olapa Duvauchelle claimed second at 122, Reina Kahue Cabanting placed third at 139, Sonni Han won the 154 division and Ara Puaa placed second at 172 pounds. …

Baseball Continues Winning Streak

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Baseball Continues Winning Streak

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Molokai High’s baseball team hit it out of the park last weekend playing on their home field against Seabury. The Farmers picked up two more wins, coming out of the weekend with a 6-0 season record and the title of regular season champs. 

On Friday, Molokai beat Seabury 14-4 in six innings. Saturday’s game closed with a 12-1 score, in a game that honored the team’s five seniors, Steven-James Arce, Hezekiah Horner, Angelo Duvauchelle, Gavin Ainoa and Saven Kaahanui.

The team goes into the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament seeded number one, and will play Hana (0-6) in the semis on Thursday.…

Judo Debuts on the Mat

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Judo Debuts on the Mat

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

In its first tournament of the season and the first for its judoka, the judo team competed last weekend at Kamehameha Maui High, taking home four first places, a second place and a third place finish. 

“It was a great opening tournament for our new judoka,” said Head Coach Kalei Roberts. “They witnessed and experienced their first live judo matches. It took a little time to get in the groove of things, but once they finished their first matches, they understood the protocol and could focus more on their game plans. We have a lot of areas to improve on and look forward to the next tournament.”…

Tennis Scrimmage

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Tennis Scrimmage

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Molokai High Girls Tennis team got a taste of the game last Saturday with a scrimmage with St. Anthony at their home courts in Kaunakakai. They won two out of three matches. 

“Proud of the girls today against St Anthony,” said Head Coach Emilio Macalalad. “Girls played two doubles and one singles. Naiomi Cabreros won straight sets in singles. Alyssa Movick and Irish Oamil won the doubles match taking it to the third set as a comeback after losing the first of the three sets. Newcomers Malia Grik Lani and Danica Duffy lost their match, but we won two of three matches today.…

MHS Students Travel East

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Community Contributed

By Ric Ornellas

“Spring Break” in America — since the 1930s — meant college students breaking from long winter studies to bask in lazy sun-and-surf days. But that wasn’t the case for a select cohort of 13 Molokai High School students, members of the Molokai College Career Club (MC3). 

The MC3, during this March 13-18 holiday, traveled 5,000 miles on a self-funded college career tour to Columbia University and New York University in NYC and Princeton University and Monmouth University in New Jersey. 

They further enjoyed a customized career night organized by Emily Harris, a NYC resident, longtime MHS supporter since 2014, and mainland paddler in Na Wahine o Ke Kai.…

Baseball Adds to Unbeaten Season

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Baseball Adds to Unbeaten Season

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Molokai High Baseball team had a weekend of wins on Maui last weekend over the Hana Dragons. Friday’s three-inning game ended 20-0, with Molokai’s Solomon Kikukawa-Teriong hitting a home run, with leading hitters Kikukawa-Teriong, Gavin Ainoa, Seven Kaahanui, Hezekiah Horner and Angelo Duvauchelle. 

“The boys were excited to play in War Memorial again,” said Head Coach Keahi Rawlins. “We got an early lead offensively and commanded the strike zone on the mound. The bats were loud all game and Solomon got a hold of one for three run blast. Kobra did an outstanding job on the mound throwing strikes.…

Volleyball Gets Weekend Sweep

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Traveling to Lanai last weekend, the Molokai High Boys Volleyball team took two home wins. Friday’s three-set game was 25-16, 25-12 and 25-18, with Saturday’s win in five sets, 25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 19-25 and 15-13. 

“To travel to Lanai is always fun, the laid-back lifestyle, the beautiful greenery and the gym packed with fans like the old days,” said Head Coach Hale Domingo. “Friday night was crazy, fun and exciting. It was back and forth for three sets, and we pulled it off. We captured the momentum late in all three sets and rode it out the doors with the win.”…

2 Wins for Softball

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

2 Wins for Softball

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Lady Farmers Softball team got two wins on Maui over Hana last weekend. Friday’s game closed at 16-5 and Saturday’s with 15-5 in six innings. Molokai’s season record is now 4-1-1 and Hana is 0-5.

Molokai will travel to Lanai to finish the regular season, following by another trip to Lanai for the MIL DII Girls Softball Tournament April 28-30. …

Softball Hosts Lanai

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Softball Hosts Lanai

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

In a nailbiter tie that was called to an end by darkness, the Molokai High Softball team hosted Lanai at home last weekend. Friday’s game was recorded as a 16-16 tie after the sixth inning. 

On Saturday, Lanai beat Molokai 13-3 in five innings.

“Our Lady Farmers did great this weekend, and although the outcome was not what we expected it to be these young ladies gained valuable game experience,” said Coach Kalei Pastrana. “Either we win or we learn, and our Lady Famers worked hard and we are happy to see the progress that they’ve made, as they continue to trust in the process and allow themselves to grow in the sport of softball.”…

Robotics Team Goes to Regionals

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Robotics Team Goes to Regionals

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Molokai High’s Robotics team built their own robot over the past few months and last weekend, took it to the regional First Robotics Competition (FRC) organized by Hawaii First Robotics, a nonprofit that fosters STEM learning and competitions. Along with other Hawaii teams, the event, held at Oahu’s Stan Sherriff Arena, also hosted teams from Japan and Australia. 

Molokai teamed up with ‘Iolani and St. Louis high schools, an alliance that got them to the semifinals, according to ‘Iolani parent and Molokai resident Jeannine Rossa.

“Going into this event, we never actually got to test our hanging mechanism properly since we didn’t have the space to build the hanging bars,” posted Coach Edwin Mendija on social media.…