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Six 2nd Place Finishes for Judo

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Six 2nd Place Finishes for Judo

Photo by Matthew Thayer of The Maui News

The Molokai Boys and Girls Judo teams traveled to Maui’s Baldwin High School last Saturday for the season’s second Maui Interscholastic League Judo meeting, raking in six second places.

On the boys’ side, top finishers were Ikua Deponte in second place at 161-pound A division and Jershon Kaalekahi in second place at 161-pound B division. The girls also all finished in second place, with Maria Angst at 103 pounds, Payton Kaalekahi and Cameryn Kahalewai at 129 pounds and Journey Miguel at 154 pounds. They are coached by Tilana Kawaa and Lihau Maioho.

“This competition was a great learning experience for all the Molokai judoka that participated,” said sophomore Kahalewai, who’s competing in her second year with the sport.…

2 Wins for Softball on Lanai

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Molokai Lady Farmer Softball team traveled to Lanai last weekend and continued their undefeated season with two wins over the Pine Lasses at Lanai City.

On Friday Molokai (4-0) held off a Lanai (2-2) rally in the bottom of the seventh to win 6-5. Cahl Horner pitched a complete game two hit victory and was also 2-4 at the plate. Head Coach Kawehi Horner said both teams played well.

“Friday was a good day and it turned out a close one after a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh but our defense and Lanai’s defense held it down,” he said.…

Tennis Hosts Seabury

Friday, April 7th, 2017

 

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Tennis teams hosted Seabury at their Ho`olehua courts last weekend. On Friday ,the girls lost 3-1 and the boys lost 5-0. On Saturday, they lost again by the same scores.

Head Coach Amanda Labriola was proud of her team’s performance.

“This weekend went awesome and our girls all played amazing and I think they are definitely proud of themselves,” she said. “Our boys also put up a good fight but Seabury has a very strong team both the boys and girls. Romelyn Ragonton and Cassandra Ragonton won their matches both days and Genevieve Kikukawa went into third set on Friday and gave it everything she had.”

The Farmers will be on the road on Maui next weekend, playing Kamehameha on Friday and against King Kekaulike on Saturday.…

Judo Brings Home Wins

Friday, April 7th, 2017

 

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Judo team got their season started at Kamehameha High School on Maui last weekend. Cameryn Kahalewai won in the girl 122-pound weight class. Cameryn is the defending league champion. Maria Angst was the girl’s winner at 98 pounds. Other girls finishers were Makani Davis in third at 115 pounds and Payton Kaalekahi third at 120 pounds. For the boys, Kaohu Albino finished third at 145 pounds.

The Judo team will have competitions every weekend in the month of April before the MIL Championships on April 29 at Baldwin.

Coaches are Tilana Kawaa and Lihau Maioho.…

Baseball Earns Regular Season Title

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys Baseball team cinched the regular season championship last weekend on Maui, winning games against both Seabury and St. Anthony. The Farmers have won 44 of their last 45 MIL league games and the team is now seeking its fifth straight league title.

Last Friday, the Farmers (8-1) beat Seabury 5-1 at Eddie Tam Field in Makawao. Nainoa Kaahanui struck out six and allowed only four hits in the victory. The next day, Molokai beat St. Anthony 16-3 at Maehara Stadium in Kahului to finish the regular season on a strong note. Aaron Rapanot had three triples and drove in four runs.…

Home Wins for Boys Volleyball

Friday, April 7th, 2017

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai High School Boys Volleyball team won its fourth match in a row with wins over Lanai at The Barn last weekend at Ho`olehua. On Friday the Farmers (5-1) lost the first set before defeating the Pine Lads (0-8) 14-25, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-14.  Molokai was led by junior Kaina Adolpho with nine kills, sophomore Peter Keliihoomalu added eight kills, senior Michael Sterner had 16 kills and seven aces and senior Kawena Augustiro had 24 assists.

On Saturday, the Farmers won in three sets, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-15. Keliihoomalu had 10 kills, Sterner added seven kills and three aces, junior Keison Poaha Alcon had 22 assists and three kills and senior Lekili Burrows added five kills.…

Farmers Volleyball Sweeps Dragons

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Farmers Volleyball Sweeps Dragons

Photo by Rick Schonely

The Molokai High School  Boys Volleyball team improved to 3-1 in Maui Interscholastic League Division II play with wins over Hana last weekend at The Barn in Ho`olehua. The Farmers had two bye weeks after splitting two games at Seabury earlier in March but got the wins they needed against the Dragons.

On Friday, Molokai won in four sets (25-13, 25-20, 28-30, 25-11) and on Saturday the Farmers only needed three sets to get the win (25-18, 25-20, 25-18). No stats were reported for Friday’s game but on Saturday, Molokai was led by Junior Kaina Adolpho with 14 kills, Sophomore Peter Keliihoomalu added 12 kills. …

Baseball Wins 3-Game Sweep

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys Baseball Team improved to 6-1 on the season with three wins over visiting Lanai (1-6) last weekend at Duke Maliu Park in Kaunakakai. Saturday’s game was the Farmers’ last home game of the season so it was senior day, honoring the team’s seven seniors: Aaron Rapanot, Kairos Torres-Umi, Paul Kanemitsu-Toa, John Michael Mokiao-Duvachelle, Jayden Dudoit-Tabilangan, Nainoa Bishaw-Mokiao and Kekaiakea Maliu.

Thursday’s game had lefthander Nainoa Kaahanui on the mound for Molokai and the Farmers got the win 12-2 in six innings. Kaahanui had seven strikeouts and was 2-3 at the plate with one RBI and two runs scored.…

Mixed Results for Tennis, Track and Field

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Track and Field

The Molokai High Track and Field team competed on Maui last weekend, with Sehja Pedro placing first in Girls Discus with a throw of 98-1. Preston Pascua-Kahookano placed second in Boys Shotput as well as Discus.

Head Coach Micah Buchanan was happy with his team’s performance.

“The athletes did great on Friday,” he said. “Our first timers did awesome and we had a lot of personal bests. Preston… made states for shot put and discus and Sehja… had the best throw for the girls for discus.”

Buchanan added that Keaolewa Davis-Mendija did great for the first time in high jump and was second in his heat of the 100 meter run.…

Softball Starts Season with 2 Wins

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Softball Starts Season with 2 Wins

Photo by Rick Schonely

The Molokai High School Girls Softball team opened up their 2017 Maui Interscholastic League Division II season with two wins over Hana last weekend at Ho`olehua. On Friday, the Lady Farmers (2-0) won 16-1 in four innings behind the great pitching of Cahl Horner. Horner helped her team on offense also going 2-2 at the plate with three runs scored. Sydney Rawlins was 2-4 with a double and a triple and Nadia Augustiro was 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. On Saturday, Molokai defeated the Dragons (0-2) 22-5 in five innings with Tehani Yamamoto on the mound.…