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Golf Ace

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Golf Ace

Community Contributed

By Rick Schonely

Retired dentist and Molokai pro golfer Dana Takashima is the October Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Takashima had a gross score of 84 and with his 14 handicap his 70 net score got him the victory. 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.…

Farmers Sports Round-Up

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

By Sage Yamashita | Intern Reporter 

Molokai High School’s Farmers took strides with athletic wins throughout the weekend. The Lady Farmers Volleyball team traveled to Maui to play against Haleakala Waldorf while boys and girls Cross Country ran at Baldwin. On the neighboring island of Lanai, Farmers Football took on the Pinelads in an 8-man game. 

On Friday night, Sep. 23, Molokai High’s Volleyball team dominated the game. They took the win in four sets, 3-1 over Haleakala Waldorf. The first set landed with the Lady Farmers winning 25-14. Waldorf took on the second set with a score of 20-25. Then pulling through, the Farmers stole the game in the last two sets, 25-13 and 25-19.…

Football Expands Horizons

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Football Expands Horizons

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The Farmers expanded their 11-man football experience two weeks ago at an exhibition game against Waialua in Oahu. 

 The team played with power through the game with a final score of 22-14 Waialua. Even with the loss, the boys represented Molokai well. According to Nichol Kahale, the last time Molokai played Waialua at Waialua High School was in the 1950s.

“Happy that this is finally happening,” Kahale shared on social media. “…In the 1950s my dad, Larry Helm, Uncle Greg Helm, Kimberly Ku’uipo, and Tomie Helm played football against my father-in-law Larry Kahale. My dad shared with me that their shoulder pads were made of cardboard.”…

Volleyball Shows Spirit at Home

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

By Sage Yamashita | Intern Reporter

Last Friday night, Sept. 16, the Barn was decked out in Senior Night decorations and Farmer’s spirit. It was a close game between the Lady Farmers and Maui Preparatory Pueos. Molokai High brought effort and support that pushed the game to five sets. 

It started rough for the Lady Farmers as Maui Preparatory took the first set, 25-13. Bouncing back, Molokai’s girls took the second set, 25-20. Taking it away, Pueos accomplished the next set, 25-19, and the Farmers tied it up, winning the fourth set, 25-21. The fifth set ended with a 15-12, giving Maui Preparatory the win.…

New Coach Helps Gym-Goers Get Healthy

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

New Coach Helps Gym-Goers Get Healthy

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Post-COVID, many residents are looking to get back in shape or start new, healthy practices. Lance Purdy, a fitness trainer who began working at Na Pu’uwai’s Integrated Fitness Center gym in February, is here to help. 

“During the pandemic, a lot of people lost their habits so the whole idea is trying to get back those habits,” said Purdy, IFC supervisor and coach. Though the gym was closed or open with restrictions and limited hours during much of the past several years, everyone is getting back on track and he’s happy to see the gym busier these days. …

Mixed Results for Girls Volleyball

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Mixed Results for Girls Volleyball

By Sage Yamashita | Intern Reporter

The Lady Farmers Volleyball team showed strength in their first games of the season the past three weekends. 

The girls launched their season with away games against Lanai Aug. 26-27. They lost both games to the Pine Lasses. Back home two weeks ago, the Lady Farmers hosted St. Anthony and brought themselves back from the loss. 

Friday night, Sept. 2, the Barn was filled with the family and community of the Lady Farmers. St. Anthony took set one, 25-20. The second set came up with a supportive crowd and loud cheers to bring the Farmer spirit.…

Molokai Paddlers Get Golds at World Sprints

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Molokai Paddlers Get Golds at World Sprints

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Molokai’s Penny Martin and Camie Kimball won three gold medals with their team last month at the International Va’a Federation’s Va’a World Sprints held in the United Kingdom near London. The two paddled with the Island Masters crew, a group of women from around Hawaii, in the Womens 70 division. They earned first place in the 500 meter straight race, the 500 meter with one turn and the double hull events. 

In the 500 straight race, they won by just a fraction of a second. 

“It was a butt clencher,” Martin laughed. “We thought we lost but we got in and found out we won.…

Farmers Take First Season Win

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Farmers Take First Season Win

By Sage Yamashita | Intern Reporter

The Molokai Farmers Football team put on an excellent game this weekend against Lanai Pinelads. Taking the win at 41-6, the Farmers took the start to the season with the supporting community and spirit of the cheerleaders right beside them. Head Coach Mike Kahale with his staff and players worked hard to start the season strong. 

Reflecting on the game, Kahale was pleased with the effort. He said it feels like years ago since the last real season of football, with only the one 11-man controlled scrimmage with the Na Ali’i of King Kekaulike High School in between.…

Bring On the Green and White

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Bring On the Green and White

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The Farmers Football team kicked off the 2022 season with a Green and White scrimmage last Saturday. Players and coaches put on a competitive game, while the Cheer and Dance team led the spirit, with lively community support.

Both teams’ first official game will be this Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at home, hosting the Lanai Pine Lads. …

New Maui Bus for MHS Athletes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

New Maui Bus for MHS Athletes

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

A new bus has arrived to safely transport student athletes on Maui when they travel there for competitions. 

Molokai High’s athletes travel to Maui to compete in several sports during each season. MHS Athletic Director Lee DeRouin said the school already had a bus on Maui that was purchased in 2016 and is still in use. But with the increase of student athlete participation and new sports added in recent years, the athletic department needed another bus to safely transport the students and coaches. 

Both students and coaches are grateful for the new ride. Coach Kabbie Juario-Bicoy has traveled to Maui with her teams multiple times and knows the importance of getting from point A to B safe and smooth. …