MHS Kicks Off Fall Sports
By Maria Angst, Community Reporter
Molokai High School’s (MHS) Farmers inaugurated the 2023 fall season with a win as they defeated the Lanai Pinelasses in girls volleyball at the Barn this past weekend.
On Friday night, Aug. 25, MHS’s volleyball team took the victory in three sets over the Lanai Pinelasses, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15.
Saturday morning, the rematch was held, with Molokai again taking the win in four sets, 3-1. The Lady Farmers advanced the score the first two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-15. Lanai found their way in the third set 25-15, but the Farmers came right back, winning the last set of the game, 26-24.
The Lady Farmers start the 2023 Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) DII girls volleyball season 2-0 and will be traveling to Hana to face the Lady Dragons on Sept. 8 and 9.
MHS Athletic Director Lee DeRouin stated that he had been looking forward to the start of the fall season.
“Molokai High football will open up at home Sept. 2 vs Seabury as well at 11 a.m. after having a successful Green and White scrimmage this past week,” said DeRouin.
“The boys and girls cross country and air riflery teams have started practices along with the side-line cheerleading team to prepare for their season. Please remember you can purchase your tickets for all our home events on gofan.com,” DeRouin explained.
Through a recent press release, the MIL expressed their sympathy and support for Lahaina and the Maui ʻohana during this challenging time. According to the MIL, school athletics will aid in the healing process for Maui communities, and the MIL will soon release updated fall sports schedules.
These fall schedules are being adapted due to the dynamic circumstances caused by the Maui wildfires, with options such as rescheduling games based on venue availability. While school calendar limitations might lead to forfeits or incomplete seasons, according to the MIL, “every accommodation will be made to help support our teams.”