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Paddling Starts MIL Season

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Paddling Starts MIL Season

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Paddling crews competed in their first regatta of the season last Saturday at Kahului Harbor on Maui. Molokai’s varsity girls crew cam in third place with a time of 5:03:75. The Farmers mixed crew finished in fourth place with a time of 4:49:11. Molokai will travel to Maui again this weekend for another MIL regatta at Kahului Harbor.

Head Coach Stefanie Hubbard is excited to get the paddling season started.

“We’ve got a fairly novice team this year, so this was the first time many of them have raced,” she said. “We faced some windy conditions, but I’m very pleased with how both crews performed.  …

Girls Basketball Lose 2, Host Spartans

Friday, January 11th, 2019

The Lady Farmers Basketball team lost two games last weekend to Seabury Hall on Maui. Seabury (8-0) is undefeated in Maui Interscholastic League Division II league play and won Friday night 61-32 and 55-15 on Saturday. Molokai (5-3) is in second place in the standings and will host the Lady Spartans this weekend at The Barn in Ho’olehua.

Molokai Head Coach Kalei Adolpho knew this road trip was going to be challenging.

“We had a tough series this weekend and it was not the showing we wanted but we look forward to coming home to The Barn this weekend,” she said.…

Girls Volleyball Ends Season Short of States

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Girls Volleyball Ends Season Short of States

The Lady Farmers Girls Volleyball team hosted this year’s MIL DII Girls Volleyball Championships last week at The Barn in Ho’olehua. Molokai was the number two seed behind number one Seabury and faced off with number three Hana in a semifinal match last Thursday night. The Lady Dragons beat the Lady Farmers in four sets 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, and 25-22 to advance to Friday’s championship game against Seabury. The Spartans won the regular season title and beat Hana in three sets 25-18, 25-19 and 25-21 to claim the tournament championship and the number one seed from the Maui Interscholastic League in the state tournament.…

Cross Country Sends Three to States

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Cross Country Sends Three to States

Seven boys and seven girls represented Molokai in the Maui Interscholastic League Championship Cross Country race on Maui last Saturday. Three are now headed to the state championships on Oahu this Saturday, Oct. 27. Top finisher for the girls and headed to states in Keeya Bicoy who finished in 11th place overall with a time 22:53. The boy’s top finisher and headed to states in Alex Mawae who finished in 19th place with a time of 18:53. Also qualifying for states is Kamalu Kaawa Richardson who finished in 27th place with a time of 19:19.

Girls Head Coach Kabbie Bicoy-Juario praised her runners.…

Air Riflery Finishes Season

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Air Riflery Finishes Season

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Air Riflery teams finished their seasons at the MIL Championships last Saturday at Baldwin’s Jon Garcia Gym.

The Lady Farmers were led by Maria Angst, who finished in 16th place overall with a score of 482. Melody Kaili-Kalua finished in 52nd with a score of 433. The girls took seventh place as a team.

For the boys, Gavin Makekau was the tops finisher in 54th with a score of 433 and Charles Kamai-Cacpal was 69th with 412 points. Molokai finished sixth in the team standings.

A total of 98 shooters from all over Maui County participated in this year’s championships.…

Lady Farmers Host Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Lady Farmers Host Volleyball Tournament

The Lady Farmers Volleyball team will host the Maui Interscholastic League Division II Girls Volleyball Championships this week at The Barn in Ho’olehua. Molokai finished the season as the number two seed with a 10-2 record after winning two matches last week over Haleakala Waldorf. The Lady Farmers won both nights in three sets. Thursday’s score was 25-14, 25-19 and 15-17. On Friday, it was another three-set win 25-14, 25-16 and 25-15.

Last Thursday night was senior night, and six seniors were honored: Kawohi Duvachelle, Kaitlin DeRouin, Taye Mowat, Stasia Kaahanui, Mary Rose Ringor and Mary Grace Ringor.

“Overall it has been a great season and senior night was over the top,” said Head Coach Mahea Rawlins.…

40th Wahine Channel Crossing

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

40th Wahine Channel Crossing

Their hands joined together, hundreds of women from around the world racing in the 40th annual Na Wahine O Ke Kai took collective breaths during the pule at Hale O Lono before the start of the grueling channel crossing. A deep history of wahine have crossed before them.

In 1954, two years after the men’s channel race began, a women’s crew proposed to make the crossing but coaches and officials believed the Ka’iwi Channel to be too dangerous for women to handle. It was more than 20 years before two crews of women made the first unofficial crossing in 1975. On Oct.…

Recalling Kulaia History

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee News Release

Historical records dating back to 1865 note Hawaiian outrigger canoe race competitions as one of the many events our kupuna took part in during annual la kulaia, days of festivities honoring the Kingdom of Hawaii and especially honoring our beloved monarchy.  During that era, kulaia generally occurred once a year during a national holiday or birthday celebration of a mo’i (monarch). 

After the overthrow of our beloved Hawaiian Kingdom, kulaia festivities changed focus and no longer celebrated the Kingdom and monarchy.  In historical records, we see the shift from national celebration to simply canoe race competitions.  Therefore, pieces of our historic kulaia were lost and forgotten.…

Pine Lads Football Beat Farmers for 1st Time

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Pine Lads Football Beat Farmers for 1st Time

 

The Molokai High School 8-Man Football team had won 15 straight MIL league games and the last three MIL championships going into last Saturday’s game against Lanai at Lanai City. The Pine Lads stopped that streak with a 44-16 win over the Farmers, showing that they will be competitive this year again. Lanai was in the championship game against Molokai last year and this was the first time they have beat Molokai’s football team.

Molokai Head Coach Mike Kahale knew it would be a competitive game.

“We knew going in that Lanai would be a tough match up,” he said.…

Volleyball at Home, Football at Hana

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Fall sports are getting underway at Molokai High School and this weekend the Lady Farmer Girls Volleyball team will host Haleakala Waldorf at The Barn on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The girls are coached by Mahea Rawlins.
The Football team will begin their season this Friday with a 6 p.m. game under the lights at Hana. Head Coach Mike Kahale has his team ready and the Farmers are 1-0 after beating Pahoa on Hawaii Island 14-8 in a preseason game earlier this month.…