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Golf Ace

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Golf Ace

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Greig Len Wai is the 12th and final Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Len Wai shot 39-37 for a gross total of 76 and with his 12 handicap his 64 net tied him with Club President Rick Schonely. After Schonley missed a par putt for a win on the first hole, Len Wai birdied number two and got the victory. Len Wai now qualifies for the Ace of Aces tournament next month. The winner of the December Ace of Aces tournament will replace Schonely as the club president for the calendar year of 2022.…

Molokai Football Gets Historic Win

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Molokai Football Gets Historic Win

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Farmers Football team traveled to Maui last Friday for a controlled scrimmage with the Na Ali’i of King Kekaulike High School. Head Coach Mike Kahale and his staff and players made history by winning 22-8 and got their first 11-man football victory in the school’s history. Molokai won the Maui Interscholastic League’s eight-man championship title for five straight years before having no league football for the past two years because of the pandemic.

The MIL eight-man season was set to move forward this year but after Hana and Lani football teams cancelled their teams this season due to COVID restrictions, Kahale secured this one and only game and road trip for his team.…

Girls Cross Country Runs on Maui

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Girls Cross Country Runs on Maui

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai High Girls Cross Country team traveled to Upcountry Maui Saturday for an MIL race at Kamehameha Maui. 

Junior Kailani Bicoy received another top 10 ribbon with her ninth place finish and a time of 24:31.3. Junior Tenley Akutagawa finished 41st with a time of 29:25.09.

Head Coach Kabbie Bicoy-Juario was proud of her runners. 

“These girls have been working very hard and running practices in the mornings before school has paid off,” she said. “They both beat their best times in this race and have improved a lot. Now it’s time to put all what they have learned together and get two weeks of good practice before the MIL Championships at Baldwin on Saturday, Nov.…

MHS Sports Scoreboard

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Air Riflery at Baldwin High

Saturday, Nov. 13

Molokai High Girls, 9th place overall

Noeau Lenwai (top Molokai finisher, 19th place) 84 – 3, 71 – 0, 81 – 0, 236 – 3

Raven Morris 87 – 1, 58 – 0, 79 – 1, 224 – 2

Kekai Maikui 82 – 1, 61 – 0, 65 – 0, 208 – 1

Kuulei Simon 74 – 1, 63 – 0, 70 – 0, 207 – 1

Molokai High Boys, 16th place overall

Kyden Sasada 88 – 1, 52 – 0, 74 – 1, 214 – 2

Jaden Sasada 80 – 1, 46 – 0, 53 – 0, 179 – 1…

Football to Play King K in Season’s Only Matchup

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Football to Play King K in Season’s Only Matchup

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai High eight-man Football team has been practicing since the new school year started in August. After a shutdown for a bit because of new pandemic regulations, they resumed practice in September, hoping for a season and the chance to win their sixth straight MIL title. But things again hit a roadblock for the team, with Maui Interscholastic League play essentially getting cancelled. 

“When Hana cancelled their season early on, and then we got word from Lanai the day after our first Green and White scrimmage that they had cancelled as well,” explained Head Coach Mike Kahale.…

Girls Volleyball Sweeps Maui Prep

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Girls Volleyball Sweeps Maui Prep

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Lady Farmers Volleyball team won two matches at Maui Prep when they traveled to West Maui last weekend. Molokai got the sweep winning in three sets on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s score was 25-8, 25-7 and 25-14. Lia-Chae Meyer had eleven kills and one ace, Jordyn McCutcheon had 10 kills, six aces and two assists and Daisci Burrows had 30 assists, two kills and five aces.

On Saturday, the Lady Farmers (5-3) did it again in three sets winning 25-8, 25-15 and 25-14. Meyer had 16 kills and five aces, McCutcheon had nine kills and four aces and Burrows had 28 assists, two aces and two kills.…

Golf Ace

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Golf Ace

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Legendary Molokai golfer Ronald “Naka” Nakagawa is the November Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Naka shot 38-40 for a gross score of 78. With his 13 handicap, his 65 net got him the victory. Nakagawa now qualifies for the December Ace of Aces tournament.…

Strong Finish for Cross Country

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Strong Finish for Cross Country

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Boys Cross Country team ran at Lahainaluna last Saturday and Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross liked what he saw from his Farmer runners. 

“Our boys ran hard and did well. Namaka’s shoes came off during the race, so he finished the race barefoot,” he said. “Now it is time for some more training before the MIL Championship race on Thanksgiving weekend at Baldwin High.”

Senior Namaka Ross finished 10th with a time of 19:25.8, sophomore Jericho Adolpho ran in 19:52.6 for 16th, and junior Johnson Harris finished 41st with 23:31.6. …

Girls Volleyball Split Weekend

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Girls Volleyball Split Weekend

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Lady Farmers Girls Volleyball team earned a split with the Hana Lady Dragons last weekend in Hana. Hana High School’s Lady Dragons (5-1) won 3-2 in a tough five-set match on Friday night, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-27 and 15-12. On Saturday, Molokai (3-3) got the win 3-1 in four sets, 25-14, 25-20, 21-25 and 25-22.

Head Coach Mahea Rawlins was happy with her team’s play. 

“Our girls experienced a great challenge in reaching five sets on Friday night,” she said. “Despite all the adversities, they still fought to the end. Although we came up short on Friday, to me we won in our own way.…

Disappointing News for Football Season

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Disappointing News for Football Season

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Molokai High 8-Man Football held their first Green and White scrimmage last Friday afternoon.

Head Coach Mike Kahale and his staff and players were happy to be out on the field again. 

“It was an exciting scrimmage and a great opportunity for our boys to play at ‘game’ speed and intensity,” he said. “It was a defensive battle with Team White prevailing in a 8-6 victory.”

Nakoa Orlando scored on an outside run for Team Green and Clarence Tanabe caught a long touchdown pass from Angelo Duvachelle for Team White.

Kahale was hoping for some Maui Interscholastic League games after 19 months of no games, but got some disappointing news. …