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Golf Aces to Play Off

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Golf Aces to Play Off

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Molokai High School Athletic Director Lee DeRouin is the December Ace for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. DeRouin shot 39-39 for a gross total of 78 and with his 10 handicap his net 68 got him the victory.

He is the last qualifier for the clubs Ace of Aces Tournament on Dec. 5 at iconic Ironwood Hills Golf Course. All 12 Ace winners from this year will play off for the club championship.…

Golf Ace

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Golf Ace

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Jeff Egusa is the November Ace for The Hui O Kukui Golf Club. The monthly Ace Tournament was held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Ironwood Hills Golf Course. Egusa shot 37-40 for a gross total of 77 and with his 11 handicap he had a net score of 66 for the win.…

Hole in One

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Hole in One

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Celeste Furey got her first ever hole-in-one on the first hole at Ironwood Hills Golf Course on Sept. 8. She used her 9-wood and got her ace on her first shot of the day. Witnesses were her husband, Pat, and Chris Herse. Congratulations Celeste!…

Golf Winner

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Golf Winner

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Hui O Kukui Golf Club’s September Ace is Jennie Makaiwi. Jennie shot 46-46 for a gross score of 92. With her 28 handicap her net was 64 and secured her the win. Congratulations Jennie!…

Golf Winner

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Golf Winner

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Hui O Kukui monthly Ace tournament was held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Ironwood Hills Golf Course. The winner was The Molokai Dispatch’s own Sports Reporter Rick Schonely. Schonely shot 40-43 for a gross total of 83 and with his 14 handicap his net 69 finished in first place.

“I would like to thank Ironwoods Hills and all of the Molokai golfers that I play with that have helped me to become a better person and a better golfer,” he said. “We enjoy competing against each other but the best part is having fun and getting good exercise.…

Nakagawa Hits Fifth Hole in One

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Nakagawa Hits Fifth Hole in One

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

On Saturday, July 4 in the monthly Ace for Kukui O Molokai Golf Club, long time and legendary Molokai golfer Ronald “Naka” Nakagawa got his fifth all-time hole in one on the first hole at iconic Ironwood Hills Golf Course. His 8-iron shot on the 125 yard Par 3 hole was beautifully hit at the pin and rolled in for an ace. It was his second hole in one of the year! He got his fourth all time ace on Jan. 29 on the same hole. Naka is on fire in 2020 at Ironwoods!

The Hui O Kukui held its July Ace Tournament on the 4th of July at Ironwood Hills GC and Henrietta Holi-Helm is the July Ace winner.…

Pastrana Will Play College Softball

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Pastrana Will Play College Softball

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

On Molokai, many grow up living the baseball life and Felicity “Wehi” Pastrana has excelled at softball and baseball since she can remember.
“I cannot remember a time, where I was not at a baseball park. I practically grew up or lived at the Little League Park,” she said. “My brother started playing Little League at the age of 5, the year I turned 1, and ever since then I was always at the park.”

With the current COVID-19 times, spring sports were cancelled, and the Lady Farmers Softball season was not to be but Pastrana will continue her softball career at the college level at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon in the fall.…

Fall Canoe Races Cancelled

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

OHCRA News Release

The spirit of aloha continues to permeate our Hawaii communities as we champion making difficult decisions to support one another and care for the safety and health of our people and visitors. Many have had their lives change overnight and businesses, as well as individuals, continue to feel these effects as we transition into the next phase of our statewide COVID-19 response efforts.

As our state has been tremendously impacted by the global reach of this pandemic, the Board of the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (OHCRA) together with the organizing committee of Na Wahine O Ke Kai, regretfully announce the decision to cancel this year’s championship canoe races — Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai, scheduled for Sept.…

Friday Night Lights

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Friday Night Lights

By Rick Schonely

The Molokai High Athletic Department has been honoring the seniors of the Class of 2020 by lighting up The Barn each Friday night.

Per the Hawaii State Department of Education, “Public high schools will fire up their stadium lights in honor of the Class of 2020 on Friday nights, starting tonight Apr. 24 and through May 29. Lights will go on at 8:20 p.m., which is 2020 hours on the 24-hour clock, for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor our seniors as part of the #bealight movement.”

Imua Farmer Nation and congratulations seniors!…

Cheerleaders Excel at Molokai High

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Cheerleaders Excel at Molokai High

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Everyone needs someone to cheer them on, especially when life is challenging, and hope is at a minimum. Knowing that to be true, Melinda Yamashita and Louise Manley, coaches of the Molokai High School Cheer and Dance Squad, seek to instill a philosophy of cheer that they trust will have lasting impact long after the senior game is done and the pompoms are all put away.

Though the squad focuses on fall sports, they practice year around and normally make appearances at home volleyball games in the spring. Like all other sports, their year was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…