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Farmers Rake in Wins

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Farmers Rake in Wins

Photo by Lily Jenkins

The Molokai High Canoe Paddling team had a strong weekend on Maui. The girls’ team finished first in their first heat and second in the finals behind Seabury. The mixed crew finished third in their first heat and fourth in finals.

Molokai Wrestling head coach Randy Manley took seven wrestlers to Oahu last weekend for the prestigious Officials Tournament on Oahu. Jayse Lalim-Rillon, Jake Samaniego, Caele Manley, Hauoli Caparida, Tekoa Torres-Umi, Jarron Boswell and Makananui Kaahanui competed against the top wrestlers in the state. Lallim-Rillion took second at 106 pounds, Caele Manley took fifth at 138 pounds and Kaahanui took third at 220 pounds.…

Swimming, Paddling Splash into Season

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

With Molokai High School athletes gearing up for the winter season of competition, the swimming and paddling teams are training to make a splash this year.

The Boys and Girls Swim teams are preparing for the upcoming season with a new head coach, Amanda Labriola. Labriola comes to Molokai from Westerly, Rhode Island where she has coached numerous swim teams and also coached at Westfield State University. She has also been coaching the Molokai Dolphins Swim Team.

She said she is excited for the high school season.

“I have about 16 swimmers this year which is an awesome turnout,” said Labriola.…

Farmers on the Mat

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Farmers on the Mat

Photo by Kabbie Bicoy-Juario

Last Thursday evening, members of the boys and girls high school wrestling team battle each other in friendly competition at a Green and White Inter-Squad Match at The Barn. With no home matches this year, the event offered Farmer fans a chance to see the team in action and raise support for off-island travel. Concessions were sold to help support the team’s expenses this year.

Boys Basketball Begins Preseason

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Boys Basketball Begins Preseason

Photo by Renee Morey-Kester

The Molokai High School Boys Basketball team shot their first hoops of the preseason last weekend at Maui High School. First year Head Coach Bob Danner and his team played the host Sabers in their first game and lost 54-37. The following night, the Farmers lost to last year’s DII champions, University High School 67-30. In their last game of the tournament, the Farmers faced league rival Seabury and came up short 61-41.
The Farmers start their regular season on the road at Hana Dec. 27-28. Their first home games of the season will be at The Barn Jan.…

Cross Country End Season at States

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Molokai HS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were represented at this year’s State Championships at Hawaii Prep Academy on Hawaii Island. Three boys a one girl qualified to run at the event. Jake Samaniego was the top finisher for the Farmers as he came in 46th out of 200 runners with a time of 19:46. Kaina Adolpho finished in 148th place (21:17) and Karter Kester was 189th (22:11). Cameryn Kahalewai was the only girl from Molokai to run and she finished in 186th place with a time of 27:59. Keeya Bicoy-Juario traveled with the team as an alternate.

Boys Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross, in his 17th year as head coach, enjoyed this year’s team.…

Strong Performance for Volleyball at States

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Molokai Girls Volleyball team made its first appearance at the Division II State Volleyball Tournament since 2010. They won their first match against Kohala (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 19-25, 15-5). Shaelyn McCutcheon had 11 kills, Precious Rawlins had 15 digs and 23 assists and Brooke Keliihoomalu and Taye Mowat had nine kills each. Sejah Pedro added eight kills and Mary-Rose Ringor had nine digs and Mary-Grace Ringor added 13 assists.

In their next match, the Lady Farmers facednumber one seed Hawaii Baptist and lost in three sets (25-8, 25-4, and 25-12). Molokai then faced Waianae in the consolation bracket and lost in two sets (25-12 and 25-8).…

Shooter Ranks 13th in State

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Molokai senior air riflery marksman Jershon Kaalekahi was the top shot from Maui County and finished in 13th place overall at last week’s Air Riflery State Championships on Oahu.  Kaalekahi, a three time state qualifier, shot his personal best with a combined score of 522, placing 13th out of 60 competitors and the top marksman from the MIL.

Head Coach Chinky Hubbard, along with his assistant coach Keith Imakyure, was proud of his marksman.

“I’m totally stoked on Jershon’s performance,” said Hubbard. “His hard work and determination paid off, putting him at the top of all MIL competitors.  His score of 522 surpassed his expectations. …

Farmers Repeat as MIL Champs

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Farmers Repeat as MIL Champs

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely

It was Thursday night under the lights of War Memorial Stadium in Kahului, Maui last Thursday. The Molokai High School eight-man football team was ready to face off with arch rival Seabury Hall for the biggest game of the season, the Maui Interscholastic League Championships.

“Seabury put together a great game plan and came at us with some new formations that took a while for us to adjust to,” said Head Coach Mike Kahale. “We found ourselves down 12-0 after an early score and turnover.  I knew that if we kept our composure and did not panic that we would be able to overcome.”

Photo by Rick Schonely

After a nail-biter first quarter, the Farmers did indeed overcome, and got back on track to take a 19-12 lead at halftime.…

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.

Football, Air Riflery Gear Up for Final Events

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Football, Air Riflery Gear Up for Final Events

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Farmers are hopeful to repeat as MIL eight-man football champs this year, as the rematch is set for this year’s championship game. Molokai (4-0) will face Seabury (3-1) on Thursday Oct. 27 at 6pm at War Memorial Stadium on Maui. Seabury defeated Lanai last weekend weekend in a semifinal game at Olinda 57-30 and Molokai advanced to the final because Hana forfeited their semifinal game due to lack of players. The Farmers beat Seabury two weeks ago at Olinda 49-21 and last year, won their first ever Championship over Seabury 55-16.…