Sports

Teams Celebrate Seniors

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Teams Celebrate Seniors

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

It was a sentimental celebration in Farmers sports this week as seniors were honored, athletes brought their teams to victory and the soccer and paddling teams ended their season. 

Girls Basketball traveled to Maui for the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament. They first competed against Seabury, beating them with a score of 51 to 8. This win secured their spot for the HHSAA DII Girls State Championships, which will mark the Lady Farmers’ first appearance at states since 2016. The MIL tournament didn’t stop there. The girls competed against Lanai Pinelases for the championship, which they lost 62 to 31.…

Sports Roundup

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The Barn had a double header last week for Farmers Basketball, with the boy’s team competing against Maui Preparatory Academy and the girl’s team taking on Seabury Hall. On Maui, Farmer paddling, swimming and wrestling teams competed. 

Molokai High’s basketball teams showed great sportsmanship during their games this week. The games were back to back starting with the boy’s first game Friday evening which closed with a score of Molokai 62, Maui Prep 39. Following the boy’s victory, the girls won Seabury with a score of Molokai 40, Seabury 11. The next morning, each of the four teams faced on in rematches.…

MHS Prepares for Ka Molokai Makahiki

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

MHS Prepares for Ka Molokai Makahiki

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

It’s a new year and the annual Makahiki games are right around the corner. In a time of joy and prayer, friendly competition will excite Molokai’s community. Last Thursday, Molokai High School students prepared with their own Makahiki games to find their representatives for the upcoming community games on Jan. 28.  

“Since we started academies this year, we wanted to kind of have our academies build that sense of belonging and that teamwork, that idea of teamwork,” said Vice Principal Tilana Roberts. “So each academy actually finds the champions.” 

According to Roberts, freshmen to seniors are in academies of community service and sustainability academy (CSS) or innovation and business technology (IBT).…

Golf Ace

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Golf Ace

Community Contributed

By Rick Schonely

Rodney Reyes is the January ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. “Hot Rod” Reyes and retired Molokai dentist and Molokai golf pro Dana Takashima were tied with a 69 net each which forced a play-off. Still tied after two playoff holes, Reyes got his par on the number three hole to claim the victory.

A great day was had by all at the first golf tournament of 2023. There was great fellowship, and great golf and a luncheon to follow. The club would like to thank the staff and management of iconic Ironwood Hills golf course for perpetuating the game of golf on Molokai.…

Weekend in Sports

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Weekend in Sports

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

It was a busy weekend for Molokai High athletes, with many teams kicking off the new year with competition. Boys Basketball had two home games last weekend against Waldorf. The final score on Friday came out to Waldorf 45, Molokai 41. The rematch on Saturday took the score to Waldorf 41, Molokai 33. 

On Maui, Farmers paddling, swimming and soccer competed. For paddling, the girls took fourth, the boys took fourth and the mixed team also placed fourth. Six swimmers swam great times, and Mauli Pupuhi came in first overall in the 100 and 50 freestyle.…

Golf Ace and Teacher’s Game

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Golf Ace and Teacher’s Game

Community Contributed

By Rick Schonely

Retired dentist and Molokai pro golfer Dana Takashima scored a hole-in-one on Dec. 17 at Iconic Ironwood Hills golf course. It was the number one hole and the first shot of the day for Takashima with his 7-iron from 135 yards. Takashima was just hoping that it would not hit the tree in front of the first green, but it got by and rolled true to the pin and dropped in
for an ace. It’s his second ace. The shot was witnessed by Molokai golf pros Bob Danner, Rodney Reyes, Zachary Helm Greg Len-Wai, Jeff Egusa and Ponciano Raguindin. …

Weekend of Basketball Games

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

Molokai High’s Girls and Boys Basketball teams competed last weekend. 

At the Barn, the Lady Farmers went up against Lanai Pinelasses. Their first game closed with a score of Lanai 54, Molokai 36. Coming back the next day for the rematch, the girls pulled a score of Lanai 54, Molokai 21.

On Maui, the boys competed against Seabury Hall. With a similar outcome as the girls’, their games ended with a score of Seabury 53, Molokai 21, with a score of Seabury 60, Molokai 25 in the rematch. 

Farmers Basketball will be back in action after winter break.…

Sports Successes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Sports Successes

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter 

Many firsts happened last weekend in Farmer’s winter sports. Lady Farmers Soccer had its first official Maui Interscholastic League game in 12 years of Molokai High history. Molokai Swimming, Westling, and Boys Basketball had their first competitions of the winter sports season and girls’ basketball continued their MIL journey. 

Soccer at Molokai High started up again in 2019, but it wasn’t until this year that the girls played Seabury Hall in Ho’olehua as an official MIL soccer game. 

“We’re super excited to finally be a varsity program after many years in the making thanks to the commitment of plays coaches and the Molokai High Athletic department.…

Ace of Aces

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Ace of Aces

Community Contributed

By Rick Schonely

On Saturday, Dec. 3 the Hui O Kukui Golf Club held their annual Ace of Aces Club Championship at iconic Ironwood Hills Golf Course. Longtime Molokai High School security guard and all-around great guy David Spencer is this year’s Ace of Aces and the new president of the club. Spencer shot 44-44 for a gross score of 88 and with his 22 handicap his net score of 66 got him the low net victory and his name on the “Carl Puhi Perpetual Award” trophy. 

Greig Len Wai, the pride of Friendly Market Center, was this year’s low gross winner with a score of 38-39 for a total of 77.…

Winter Sports Kick Off

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The Farmers are starting the 2022-2023 season of winter sports, with some teams having already started competition, while others are gearing up for their first games. Boys and girls basketball, wrestling, canoe paddling, soccer, swimming and the basketball cheerleaders are all looking forward to an active season. 

Boys basketball has already had an eventful pre-season. The past weeks they have traveled to the outer islands to gather some experience and get ready for the MIL season. Boys Basketball headed to Maui for a tournament against Maui High, Seabury and Kapaa. Then they traveled to Oahu to play against Kahuku and Castle.…