The Molokai High School Boys and Girls swim teams started their Maui Interscholastic League season at the Kihei Aquatic Center last weekend. Top finishers for the Farmers were:
Boys: Jalen Kalama, 5th in 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:16.16
Girls: Kapili Naehu-Ramos, 5th in 200 Individual medley with a time of 2:50.84
“We had a lot of awesome swims this weekend and I had 5 kids that this was their first ever swim meet and they did super great,” said Head Coach Amanda Labriola. “Michelle McGuire carried her 200 free relay team with amazing split times and Royden Abafo broke a minute in the 100 free swimming a 59.34 and also broke 30 (seconds) in the 50 fly swimming a 29.”
Molokai will swim next at the MIL Invitational #1 at the Kihei Aquatic Center Jan.…
Kester Aguirre focuses on the ball playing against Maui High School. Photo courtesy of Chris Sugidono/The Maui News
The Molokai High School Boys Basketball Team traveled to Maui last weekend for the Maui High School preseason tournament.
The Farmers played Keaau in their first game, and lost 59-31. Molokai then played host Maui High in the feature game Friday night and lost 50-36. Saturday, the Farmers faced Kamehameha Maui and fell short 47-29.
New Head Coach Nohea Pangkee has seven returnees and senior leader Kaina Adolpho from last year’s team, and said he is excited for the new season.
“The weekend went well and the kids were happy to compete,” Pangkee said.…
Photo by Lee DeRouin
US Open Tennis Champion Tracy Austin, Scott Holt, and world rank tennis players Shelby Rogers and Steve Johnson took the time Nov. 16 with Molokai’s tennis student-athletes team. The students were very motivated by the tennis instruction and gifts to the program, and now look forward to the spring season.…
Caele Manley, left, competes in a wresting match. Photo courtesy of Molokai wrestling
The 2017-18 wrestling season for the Molokai High School Farmer Boys and Girls has already begun, with regular practices having been underway for several weeks. The preseason tournament season begins on Maui Dec. 8-9, with the Maui Invitational Tournament. The regular season begins only a few days after Christmas, on Dec. 27.
“This year could prove to be an exciting season for Farmer Wrestling,” head coach Randy Manley said. “The boy’s team is led by a strong core of seniors: Diego DePonte, Caele Manley and Hauole Caparida. These seniors along with junior, Tekoa Torres-Umi, spent part of their summer training on the Mainland and wrestling in a multi-day national tournament in Idaho.…
Despite losing the last three preseason games on Oahu, the Molokai Lady farmers performed well and came close to a win in their last two games. Photo by Natasha McCutcheon
The Molokai High School Lady Farmers Girls Basketball team, under first-year Head Coach Shane Mokiao, traveled to Oahu last weekend to play three preseason games at The Hanalani Lady Royals Challenge in Mililani.
In their first game of the new season, Molokai lost to a good Kamehameha (Kapalama) II team 40-25. Coach Mokiao was pleased with his team’s performance, “We gave up only 11 points in second half and the girls played great defense.…