Sports

3 Named Judo All Stars

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The Molokai High School Judo team had three judoka named to The Maui News 2017 MIL Judo All Stars last week. For the boys junior Ikua Deponte was the top all-star at 161 pounds and competed at the state championships. For the girls, freshman Maria Angst was selected top all-star at 98 pounds and competed at the state tournament and sophomore Cameryn Kahalewai was the top all-star at 122 pounds and placed sixth in the state championships in her weight class.…

Softball Player and Coach of the Year

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The Maui News 2017 Maui Interscholastic League Softball All Stars were announced last week and Molokai senior Brooke Keliihoomalu was named Player of the Year and was joined on the first team by five Lady Farmer teammates. Juniors Kaydence Kalawe-Oswald, Sydney Rawlins and Camille Ledesma also made the firstt team, along with sophomores Cahlvrie and Cami Horner. The Lady Farmers had four players on the second team: seniors Precious Rawlins and Nadia Augustiro and freshman Kianne Demello-Galam and Felicity Pestrana. To cap off a successful season, Head Coach Kawehi Horner was named Coach of the Year.

Keliihoomalu, who is headed to play college softball at Lake Region State College in North Dakota, said she achieved her goal.…

Student Athletes Honored at Banquet

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Student Athletes Honored at Banquet

More than 160 certificates were handed out to Molokai’s student athletes at last Wednesday’s 2016-2017 Molokai High School Athletic Recognition Banquet held at the Molokai High School Cafeteria. In addition to the certificates handed out by Athletic Director Lee DeRouin and his staff, fall, winter and spring sports were all recognized and there was also a Parade of Athletes and recognition of Maui Interscholastic League individual and team champions.

“This year’s athletic banquet is dedicated to Bill Umi [who passed away this year],” announced DeRouin at the event. “Bill was a passionate and devoted supporter of Molokai High School Athletics. His contributions included many hours as and official, volunteer coach, play-by-play announcer, supportive parent, cheerleader, and the Athletic Director’s go to guy.…

When Teachers Play Golf

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

When Teachers Play Golf

The 2017 Molokai Classic Golf Tournament was held last weekend at the iconic Ironwood Hills Golf Course. The bi-annual tournament was organized by Molokai High School teachers and has been going on for more than 15 years.

This year’s winners were Lee DeRouin (gross -78) who won the Molokai Jacket and the Horns’ trophy, and Glenn Sakamoto (net -63) who won the Molokai Cup trophy. The Molokai Classic organizers and participants wants to thank Ironwood for their generous donation to the tournament and for keeping the game of golf alive on Molokai.…

Teams Close Out Sports Season

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Boys Volleyball

The Molokai Boys Volleyball team participated in the 2017 DII State Volleyball Championships in Honolulu two weeks ago and finished in fourth place. The Farmers, who won the DII MIL Championship, finished with a record of 13-4 (1-2 HHSAA).

At the state tournament, Molokai won its first game against Hawaii Prep 3-1(25-16, 12-25, 25-19, and 27-25) to advance to the semifinals against Hawaii Baptist. The Farmers lost to the reigning champions in three sets (25-6, 25-16, and 25-19). Head Coach Hale Domingo and his team then advanced to the third place game at the Blaisdell Center Arena against St.…

Sports Roundup

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Softball team finished their season 8-2 after losing both state games at McKinley High School softball field. On Thursday they faced St. Francis and lost 11 to 1. On Friday they faced Waipahu and lost 5-4 in five innings with a time limit of one hour and 30 minutes for consolation games.

Boys Volleyball competed in two games on Thursday and Friday at Hawaii Baptist Academy gymnasium. On Thursday, they beat Hawaii Prep 3-1 to advance to the semi finals against Hawaii Baptist on Friday, but lost 3-0. The Farmers played in the third place game on Saturday, with results to be announced next week.…

Horner-Villa Pursues College Baseball

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Horner-Villa Pursues College Baseball

Photo by Lauren Palmer-Villa

Levi Horner-Villa is a 2016 Alumni of Molokai High School and is playing his freshman baseball season at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. His Wildcats recently won the Northwest Conference with a 24-10 overall record. Horner-Villa played in 22 games, mostly as the designated hitter, and batted .270 with 3HRs and 11 RBIs.

While at Molokai High, he was named The Maui News Maui Interscholastic League Division II Player of the Year as a senior in 2016 and was team captain for the Farmers Baseball team for three years. His parents are Nathan and Rethysia Horner.

Linfield Head Coach Scott Carnahan had nothing but praise for the freshman player from Molokai.…

Track, Judo, Softball Prep for States

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Judo
The Molokai Famer Judo team participated in the MIL Championship last weekend at Baldwin High School on Maui. The Farmers will be sending four student athletes to the State championships on Oahu this weekend. For the boys, Ikua Deponte was champion in the 161 pound division. For the girls, Maria Angst was the champion at 98 pounds, Cameryn Kahalewai was champion at 161 pounds and Payton Kaalekahi was second place at 129 pounds.

The state Judo Championships will be on Saturday, May 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Track
The Molokai Farmers Boys and Girls Track and Field teams completed in the MIL championships last weekend at the War Memorial Stadium in Kahului.…

Volleyball MIL Champs

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Volleyball MIL Champs

Photo by Anjo Hoopai-Waikoloa

The Molokai Farmers Boys Volleyball team won the Maui Interscholastic League Division II Championships in Hana last weekend.  As the regular season league champion and the number one seed, Molokai advanced to the championship game by defeating Lanai.  The championship game was against Seabury, as they had beat Hana in the semi-finals.

In the championship game on Friday, the Farmers found themselves down 2-0 but rallied to force a fifth set with the Trojans, coming out on top in the last set 16-14.  Because Molokai was the league champion, it forced a winner take all playoff on Saturday for the championship and a berth in this week’s State Volleyball Championships on Oahu.…

Baseball Finishes Fifth in State

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Baseball Finishes Fifth in State

Photo by Rick Schonely

The Molokai Farmers Boys Baseball team came home with a fifth place showing at the Wally Yonamine Foundation 59th Annual HHSAA State Baseball Championship on Oahu last weekend. The Farmers picked up two victories after dropping their first game to the Kauai Red Raiders 4-3 in eight innings. Molokai came back with victories over Radford 3-1 and then advanced to Les Murakami Stadium on the campus of the University of Hawaii for the fifth place game and beat Farrington 10-4.

Kauai ended up winning the State Championship by beating Damien 5-4.

Molokai was coached by Head Coach Ilika Kaahanui, along with his assistant coaches Kenny Adachi, Milton Loo and Armondo Habon.…