Sports

Baseball Shows ‘Heart’ at States

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Baseball Shows ‘Heart’ at States

 

After winning their seventh straight league championship, the Farmers Baseball Team made it to states last week, where they finished their season with a 9-4 record after losing games Thursday and Friday.

 

“This was definitely a learning experience for both players and coaches.  Our youth and inexperience really played its roll this week and at this level of baseball, it hurt us,” said first year Head Coach Keahi Rawlins. “On the other hand we held our own and had a chance to show the state our potential for the future. We got closer as a team and didn’t give up although we had every excuse to shut down and give up.”

 

On Thursday, Molokai lost to Waimea 20-5, and ended their games at states with a loss to Waipahu on Friday, 9-5.…

Judo at States

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Judo at States

Nine Molokai judokas competed at states last Saturday, with a handful of first round wins on the mat. Maria Angst, Hiwa Duvauchelle, Reese Raguindin, Makani Davis, Kawohi Duvauchelle, Payton Kaalekahi, Cameryn Kahalewai, Kawena Davis, Rosie English and Christian Hubbard all represented the Farmers. All Farmer judoka eventually were eliminated from placing at states but Duvauchelle came close, falling one match short of medaling.

“We are overwhelmed with all of the support and love that the Molokai judo team has received this season,” said Head Coach Kalei Davis. “We are grateful to all of the parents who have helped out this season!…

Strong Showing for Softball at States

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Strong Showing for Softball at States

The Lady Farmer Softball team’s season came to a close after a series of close games and a strong showing at the state tournament on Maui last week.

On Wednesday, Molokai fell to Radford 18-17 in a wild night at the Patsy Mink Field in Kahului. Thirty-five runs were scored, with 18 of them unearned, 14 errors, 23 walks and 12 wild pitches. On Friday, Molokai came out swinging to sweep Nanakuli 11-0 in four innings, allowing the Lady Farmers to advance to the consolation championship on Saturday. McKinley harrowingly won the Saturday time limit game 7-6 in six innings.

The Softball team finished their season, playing with only nine girls, under first year Head Coach Lacey Santiago with a 10-5 record.…

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.…