Sports

Paddling Prowess

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Paddling Prowess

Photo by Pamela Mathis

Molokai’s Chad Lima (left) and John Russel Phifer won first place in the OC2 iron division of the 2017 Ozone/Kai Waa/Maui Jim Maui to Molokai two weeks ago. The 26-mile race started at DT Fleming beach on Maui and finished at the Kaunakakai wharf. Other Molokai paddlers also joined the race in other divisions.…

Boys Doubles Headed to States

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Molokai High School Tennis team traveled to Wailea, Maui last weekend for the Maui Interscholastic League Tennis Championships. Under first year Head Coach Amanda Labriola,  the doubles team of Noeau Likua and Shyloh Kawaauhau-Puaa advanced to the state level, and the pair will play at the championships on May 4-6.

Likua and Kawaauhau-Puaa started play on Thursday with all their teammates and advanced by winning all three of their matches on Friday and the match to advance to states on Saturday.

Molokai players that made it to the second round were Michelle McGuire and Paula Maroto, Kurtis Ostlund and Alan Maroto, Shiloh Kawaauhau-Puaa and Noeau Likua, Erik Svetin and Christian Ragonton and Cassandra Ragonton and Romelyn Ragonton.…

Volleyball Finishes Near Perfect Regular Season

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Boys Volleyball team finished it regular season with two wins on the road last weekend at Pedro Dela Cruz Gym at Lanai City for an 11-1 season record. On Friday the Farmers beat the Pine Lads (0-12) in three sets 25-12, 25-18 and 25-22. On Saturday, it was another win for the Farmers in the last game of the season 25-11, 25-13 and 25-18.

Head Coach Hale Domingo and his team will now get ready for this weekend’s Maui Interscholastic League DII Boys Volleyball Tournament at Hana. Molokai is the number one seed and will play number four Lanai in the semifinals.…

Judo Readies for MILs

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Molokai HS Judo team traveled to Maui for to last weekend’s fourth MIL meet at King Kekaulike High School. Coach Lihau Maioho said the team only took three students to this event.

“Our judoka competed well and the placings were Alana Morris in second place at 122 pounds, Ikua DePonte in second place at 161 pounds and Jershon Kaalekahi came in third.”

The MIL Championships are this weekend at Baldwin High School and the state Judo championships will be on May 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center.…

Softball MIL Champs

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Softball MIL Champs

Photo by Lee DeRouin

The Molokai Lady Farmer Softball team completed an undefeated season and won the Division II Maui Interscholastic League Championship last weekend on Maui by beating Lanai 13-6 on Saturday at Patsy Mink Field in Kahului. It was Molokai’s first league championship since 2014. The Lady Farmers advanced to the championship game by beating Hana in the semifinals 13-3 in six innings on Friday. Molokai, and Lanai as runner up, will now travel to State Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium and McKinley High School May 3-6.

Head Coach Kawehi Horner said his team started off slow on Friday, after flying in the rain to Maui in the morning, but they took care of business.…

Volleyball Regular Season Champs

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Volleyball Regular Season Champs

Photo by Rick Schonely

The Molokai High School Boys Volleyball team clinched the Maui Interscholastic League Division II Regular Season Title last weekend in front of the home crowd at The Barn. The Farmers (9-1) won two exciting 5 set matches against Seabury (7-3) to secure the top seed in the MIL DII Tournament at Hana April 27-29.

On Friday, the Farmers celebrated Senior Night and got a five-set victory 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-11. Molokai was led by Kaina Adolpho with 10 kills, Michael Sterner and Lekilii Burrows added seven kills each, and Kawena Augustiro had six aces. On Saturday, it was another five-set victory 23-25, 25-13, 29-31, 26-24 and 15-12.…

Softball Closes Undefeated Regular Season

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Softball Closes Undefeated Regular Season

Photo by Chris Sugidono, The Maui News

The Girls Softball team completed an undefeated season last weekend on Maui. The Lady Farmers (6-0) beat Seabury (1-5) twice at Eddie Tam Field in Makawao, 13-1 on Friday and 13-3 on Saturday. Molokai will now travel to Maui this weekend for the Maui Interscholastic League Division II Girls Softball Tournament at Patsy Mink Field in Kahului. The Lady Farmers are the number one seed and will play number four Hana in the semifinals at 2 p.m. on Friday. The DII final is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.

“It is always fun getting that [win] and the girls have again done well and are playing with passion and love,” said Head Coach Kawehi Horner.…

Baseball Wins 5th Straight Title

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Baseball Wins 5th Straight Title

Photo by Matthew Thayer of The Maui News

The Molokai High School Boys Baseball team won its fifth straight Maui Interscholastic League Division II Championship last weekend at Maehara Stadium in Kahului. The Farmers (10-1) beat Seabury (8-3) on Friday night in a marathon 11 inning game 10-9 to punch their ticket to this year’s state tournament on Oahu. Molokai also beat St. Anthony in the semifinal game 12-0 on Thursday to advance to the final.

Molokai has won 47 of their last 48 MIL games. The only loss was earlier this season to the Spartans. Seabury’s three losses are all to Molokai this year.…

Boys Volleyball Wins 2 at Hana

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys Volleyball Team traveled the long road to Hana last weekend and picked two wins over the Dragons. On Friday the Farmers (7-1) won in three sets 25-15, 25-18, and 26-24. Hana is 4-6 on the season. On Saturday, after a good night’s rest, the boys took care of business and won in three sets 25-15, 25-9, 25-13. No stats were reported on either game.

Head Coach Hale Domingo knows all too well about a road trip to Hana.

“What a weekend…. Everyone knows that if you can survive the drive that’s half battle,” he said. “It was a successful weekend not because we won two games but because all the boys pulled together and played volleyball as a team.”

This road trip is unlike any other in the state and Domingo was proud of his team.…

Tennis Finishes Regular Season

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Tennis teams traveled to Maui last weekend for their last matches of the Maui Interscholastic League Tennis regular season, with some wins and some losses.

On Friday, they played against Kamehameha Maui and the both the boys and girls lost 3-2. Genevieve Kikukawa won her singles match in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Romelyn and Cassandra Ragonton won their doubles match 6-2, 6-1. Noeau Likua won his singles match 6-3, 6-4 and Kurtis Ostlund won his singles match 6-2, 6-1.

On Saturday, the Farmers played against King Kekaulike and the girls lost 3-2 and finished their season 0-8.…