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Fall Sports Primed for ‘Exciting’ Season

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The school year has started and sports are back in full swing at Molokai High School. This year will be

filled with excitement, as seniors’ last regular scheduled season of sports was during their freshman year.

COVID-19 may have put a bump on the sports schedule for the last two years, but it didn’t put a bump on

students’ spirit towards playing for Molokai High. 

“We are super excited getting fall sports underway,” said MHS Athletic Director Lee DeRouin. “We offer sideline cheer, eight-man football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls air riflery.” 

He encouraged each student at Molokai High to come out and play.

From a coach’s perspective on the starting season, Kaimana Kahale, a coach of the football team, said he is thrilled to be back on the field.

“Personally, as well as the rest of the coaching staff, we are really excited and stoked,” he said. 

Kahale knows how important this season is after only having one football game last year. 

“It was a challenge [last year], but we’ve ramped it up the past several weeks and we’re getting some of the highest numbers we’ve had in a long time.” 

As the practices continue for football and the team prepares for upcoming games, volleyball and cheer are also underway, and in the next weeks, cross country and air riflery will begin practice.

Students are excited with the sports schedule in motion.

“It’s a lot… different than last year because we just came out of the COVID pandemic,” stated Olapa Duvauchelle, a senior on the girls volleyball team. “This year has already started off good.”

DeRouin said a schedule of games can be found on milsports.org and athletic/parent guardian meetings will be held virtually on Aug. 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A meeting link will be sent out as the date approaches.

Let’s get out there, Molokai High and community, to support our teams in this long awaited season!


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