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7 to Wrestle at States

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

7 to Wrestle at States

Molokai’s Hauoli Caparida battles Lanai’s Jake Ballesteros on the mat. Photos by The Maui News/Chris Sugidono

Seven Molokai wrestlers qualified for the state competition after top finishes at last weekend’s MIL Championships at Maui High School. Though only first and second place finishers at the event go on to the state championship, the Molokai High School Boys and Girls Wrestling team at 13 student athletes finish in first, second or third place in the MILs.

Molokai’s Kelsey-Lee Bicoy-Juario and Lahainaluna’s Taylor Pelegrino Hayase. Photos by The Maui News/Chris Sugidono

Sweeping the competition on the mat for first place in the 220 pound division was Martika English.…

Wrestling Closes Regular Season with Wins

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

 

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Wrestling team had another successful weekend at Baldwin High last weekend at the JV Championships, coming home with three titles and a second place.

Though no official results were reported at press time, Head Coach Randy Manley said Alea Davis took first at 102 points,  Shia English won at 122 pounds,  Maile Kaahanui earned a win at 138 pounds, and  Charnel Deluna took second at 132 pounds.

It was the team’s last regular season match before the MIL Championships at Maui High this weekend.

“Our position going into the MIL is not as clear as it has been in the last few years,” said Manley.…

Swimmer Headed to States

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Swimmer Headed to States

Photo by Amanda Labriola

After a strong showing at last weekend’s MIL Championships, the Molokai Boys and Girls Swim will be represented at the upcoming state championship by senior Kahale Ramos-Naehu. He received a state-qualifying time in both the 50 meter freestyle and the 100 meter breaststroke, after finishing third and second in those events, respectively.

Along with Ramos-Naehu, Michelle McGuire also made it to the finals in her event, and finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke, almost qualifying for states. The boys 200m free relay came in fifth overall.

From Molokai’s Aka`ula School, Jalen Kalama also finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke.…

Girls Paddling 3rd in State

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Girls Paddling 3rd in State

 

Photo by Stefanie Hubbard

The Molokai Girls Paddling team is now ranked third in the state after finishing the state championships with a bronze medal. The team, coached by Stefanie Hubbard, traveled to Oahu’s Keehi Lagoon last weekend. They finished first in their preliminary heat with a time of 04:23.99 to qualify for the final.

Later in the day, they battled with rival and fellow MIL crew Seabury to place third with a time of 04:24.89. Seabury took the girls championship with a time of 04:16.80.

“I am extremely proud and happy for just how well they did,” said Hubbard.…

Wrestling, Boys Basketball Prep for MILs

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Wrestling

The Molokai Wrestling team traveled to Maui for a round robin tournament at Maui High last Saturday. Three boys finished in first place: Caele Manley at 138 pounds, Diego Deponte at 160, and Makana Kaahanui at 220. On the girls’ side, Martika English and Sehja Pedro tied in a three-way for first place in the 225 pound girls division.

Other top three finishes for the Farmers were Keeya Bicoy in second place at 117 pounds and  Taye Mowat in second in the 145 division.

The Farmers will have one more regular season round-robin meet at Baldwin before the MIL Championships on February 11th at Maui High.…

Girls Close Basketball Season

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Girls Close Basketball Season

Photo by Rick Schonely

Molokai hosted the MIL Girls Basketball Tournament last weekend at the Barn, and after three hard-played games, the Lady Farmers ended their season without a ticket to the state tournament.

Molokai played strong in the tournament’s first game on Thursday night against Lanai, closing the night at 52-29, advancing the Lady Farmers  to the championship game against Seabury on Friday. Molokai was led by senior Brooke Keliihoomalu with 19 points. Sydney Rawlins had 13, Camille Ledesma had 7 points and 5 assists and Nadia Augustiro added 8 points.

“The coaching staff is very proud of the Lady Farmers tonight playing inspiring defense to avoid elimination,” said Molokai Coach Lee DeRouin Thursday night.…

Girls Paddling Heads to States

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Girls Paddling Heads to States

Photo by Stefanie Hubbard

The Molokai Girls and Mixed Canoe Paddling teams paddled in Kihei last Saturday for the MIL Championships. The girls finished in second place (4:14:45) behind Seabury (4:10:25) to qualify for the State Championships this Saturday at Keehi Lagoon on Oahu. The Mixed crew came in fifth with a time of 4:21:48.

Head Coach Stefani Hubbard is very happy with her team’s progress this season.

“Three months ago, I never would’ve thought that we would be second place in MILs and heading back to states,” she said. “After losing five seniors last year, I really looked at this year as a ‘rebuilding’ year.”

But after working to put together a team, the girls have showed strong results throughout the season.…

Mixed Success for Basketball on Lanai

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Both the Boys and Girls Basketball teams traveled to Lanai last weekend for a series of tightly-matched games and a win for both the Farmers and Lady Farmers. The girls are also prepping to host the MIL Division II Championship tournament this weekend at home.

Girls

In the first of the final two games of the girls’ DII regular season, the Pine Lasses defeated the Lady Farmers 60-41 Friday night. Molokai was led by senior Brooke Keliihoomalu with 18 points and senior Nadia Augustiro had 9 points. Lanai was led by senior Tyana Soberano-Foster with 25 points; Jana Ohashi added 12 points and Kayla Garcia had 9 points.…

Top Finishes for Paddling, Wrestling, Swimming

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Top Finishes for Paddling, Wrestling, Swimming

Photo by Amanda Labriola

The Molokai Canoe Paddling girls team competed in the season’s third MIL regatta at Hanakao`o Beach Park last Saturday in Lahaina and finished in third place (4:42:19) behind Seabury and King Kekaulike. Seabury swept all three varsity divisions, and are undefeated this season, along with holding the last eight league titles.

Molokai Coach Stefanie Hubbard says her girls are focused and aiming to win this season.

“The girls aren’t hurt with their third place finish, but they’re definitely not satisfied with it either,’ she said. “This race, if anything, has lit a new fire within them, leaving them hungry for more.”

Hubbard said the mixed (boys and girls) crew did not travel this past weekend but will for next two races.…

Molokai Basketball Hosts Seabury

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Molokai Basketball Hosts Seabury

Photo by Rick Schonely

The Molokai Farmers Boys and Girls Basketball teams hosted the Seabury Hall Trojans last weekend at home at The Barn in a series of hard-fought games.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Farmers hosted Seabury at The Barn, and Friday was Senior Night for Molokai’s four seniors, Brooke Keliihoomalu, Precious Rawlins, Nadia Augustiro and Catherine Merkel. The Lady Trojans got the win in a hard fought close game 45-41 to improve to 6-1 on the season. Molokai (0-5) was led by junior Sydney Rawlins with 11 points and senior Keliihoomalu added 10. Augustiro had 8 points and junior Camille Ledesma finished with 6 points.…