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June Golf Ace

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

June Golf Ace

Community Contributed
By Rick Schonely

Ponciano Raguindin is the June Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club.
Raguindin, a veteran PE teacher at Molokai High School and Molokai’s FIL-AM pro golfer, shot 36–39 for a gross total of 75 and with his 11 handicap his 64 net got him the victory. Congratulations Poncie!

The Hui O Kukui Golf Club would like to thank the staff and management of iconic Ironwood Hills Golf Course for perpetuating the game of golf on Molokai.…

MHS Sports Celebrate Successful Year

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

MHS Sports Celebrate Successful Year

Molokai High School (MHS) teams and athletes were honored at the annual sports banquet on May 21.

With the school year wrapping up, families and coaches gathered at the MHS cafeteria to recognize the accomplishments of this year’s athletes and athletics department, and especially the departing seniors.

This year, the Farmers produced four Maui Interscholastic League champion teams: baseball, eight-man football, boys volleyball and girls softball. Additionally, individual Molokai athletes from wrestling, cross country and track and field qualified for their respective state tournaments.

The boys volleyball team finished highest in the state tournament this year of all MHS teams, earning fourth place.…

May Golf Ace

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

May Golf Ace

By Rick Schonely

Don Habon is the May Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club.
Habon, a real Molokai Cowboy and all-around great guy, shot 42-43 for a gross total of 85. With his 18 handicap, his 67 net got him the victory! Congratulations Don!

The Hui O Kukui Golf Club would like to thank the staff and management of iconic Ironwood Hills golf course for perpetuating the game of golf on Molokai.

 

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Middle School Soccer Up and Running

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Middle School Soccer Up and Running

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Soccer players from Molokai Middle School had a chance to test their skills in a season opener scrimmage. The soccer team will hold another scrimmage on May 8 at Molokai High School before traveling to Maui on May 18 to compete in a tournament.…

Softball Wins MIL Championship

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Softball Wins MIL Championship

Lady Farmers Softball took on Lanai to determine the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) champion this past weekend. The number one ranked Lady Farmers contested the final at home. Friday’s game went into the 6th inning tied, 22-22, when it was delayed due to darkness. The 7th inning began Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The Lady Farmers held the Pine Lasses scoreless, before putting up the walk-off run in the bottom of the 7th, resulting in a 23-22 win for Molokai. With the win, the Lady Farmers claimed the regular season and tournament championship for the MIL Division II, as well as the number one seed for the upcoming state tournament.…

Farmers Roll at MILs

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Farmers Roll at MILs

Famers Volleyball got the weekend started by claiming the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II title. Defeating Seabury Hall in a tournament held on Lanai, the boys volleyball team capped off an undefeated season and earned back-to-back MIL championships. The Hale Domingo coached crew will make the journey to Oahu to compete in the state tournament from May 9-11.

Likewise, Farmers Baseball finished a perfect season by securing the MIL Division II title. Defeating Seabury Hall in a 2-0 victory, the Farmers earned an astounding tenth straight MIL title. The Farmers held Seabury to seven scoreless innings, with both David Lima-English and Kobra Cariaga-Abafo throwing no-hitters in the win.…

Volleyball Named Regular Season Champs

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Volleyball Named Regular Season Champs

In a stunning display of skill, the Molokai Boys Volleyball team continued their remarkable run by securing commanding victories over Lanai. This past Friday, the matchup saw Molokai triumph 3-1 with scores of 25-13, 25-17, and 25-12. Lanai fought hard and won the third set with a score of 21-25.

Molokai continued their winning streak with Lanai on Saturday. Lanai struggled to keep pace with Molokai’s relentless offensive onslaught, with Molokai winning 25-12, 25-10, and 25-20. Molokai’s cohesive teamwork and strategic plays were evident throughout the match, highlighting their status as a formidable force in the league.

With this victory, Molokai extended their undefeated streak to an impressive 8-0, earning their position as the regular season champions.…

Pickleball ‘Caught in a Pickle’

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Pickleball ‘Caught in a Pickle’

The $1.69 billion 2025 Maui County budget includes funding for a variety of Molokai projects — from suicide prevention programs, to the Molokai Hunting Club, to the MEO bus. There was, however, one project not in the county plan that raised more concerns than any other: pickleball.

Molokai’s pickleball participation has exploded in the past six months, with participants estimating that up to 300 Molokai residents now play the sport. The quick-growing sport has gained popularity with Molokai kupuna in particular, who use the low-impact game to exercise and socialize.

“I’m going to be 77 and I’m still playing,” said Clay Ching.…

April Golf Ace

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

April Golf Ace

Community Contributed
By Rick Schonely

Jeff Egusa, iconic Molokai businessman and professional golfer, is the April Ace Winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Egusa, an Ironwood Hills legend and one of the Susumu Brothers with his good buddy Dana Takashima, shot 38-40 for a gross total of 78 and with his 12 handicap his 66 net got him the Victory. Congratulations Jeff!

The Hui O Kukui Golf Club would like to thank the staff and management of iconic Ironwood Hills golf course for perpetuating the game of golf on Molokai.…

Baseball Clinches Regular Season Crown

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Baseball Clinches Regular Season Crown

Farmers baseball secured the regular season championship and the number one seed for the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament with wins at Seabury Hall this past weekend. Friday’s victory came in a 10-0 shutout. David Lima-English shined as the starting pitcher, tossing seven strikeouts in the win. The Farmers’ offense was bolstered by strong hitting from the likes of Kian Toledo, who ripped a two-run triple, and Kobra Cariaga-Abafo.

Saturday’s game was much closer, but the Farmers still came away with the win in a narrow 3-2 victory. Despite being out-hit, the Farmers held on to their perfect record. Pitcher Kobra Cariaga-Abafo threw four shut-out innings and came away with the pitching win.…