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Boys Cross Country MIL Champs

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Boys Cross Country MIL Champs

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Boys Cross Country team returned from from Maui last Saturday as Maui interscholastic League Division II champions. They beat Lanai and Seabury by one point, 132-133, to be named the DII champs. Jake Samaniego finished in fifth place overall with a time of 19:00 and will be joined at the State Tournament on Hawaii Island on Oct. 29 by Kaina Adolpho (16th with 19:48) and Karter Kester (33rd with 20:58).

Molokai’s other boys finishers were Diego Dupont (37th, 21:27), Nainoa Kahale (46th, 22:01), Alex Mawae (51st, 22:17) and Erik Svetin (58th, 24:01).

“The boys all ran their best race of the year and peaked at the right time to give us a chance at the DII title,” said boys Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross.…

Running for Sixth

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Running for Sixth

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Boys Cross Country team traveled to King Kekaulike High School on Maui last weekend for their last race of the regular season. As a team, Molokai placed sixth and Jake Samaniego was the top finisher for the Farmers in sixth place with a time of 18:39. Kaina Adolpho finished in 18th place with a time of 19:49 followed by Kainoa Kahale (39th with 20:59), Ikua Deponte (45th in 21:19), Alex Mawae (66th in 22:00) and Erik Svetin (102nd with 24:00).

Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross will now prepare his runners for the MIL Championship on Oct, 22 on Maui.…

Youth in Motion Takes on Channels

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

During the last week of July there were two major channel paddle events, the Maui Jim Maui 2 Molokai Challenge crossing the Pailolo channel on Saturday, July 23, and the Molokai 2 Oahu Race crossing the Kaiwi Channel on Sunday, July 31. Tropical Storm Darby through a curveball making the Molokai organizers cancel the Maui to Molokai event. However, a few days later Molokai’s young paddler Alex Mawae and his paddling buddies decided they still wanted to cross and bring their boards over in epic Pailolo Channel conditions. So the impromptu photo shoot with local filmmaker Matt Yamashita and Mickey Pauole took place with Alex, age 14, Slater, 13, Kali`a, 15, Lara, 16, Jack, 11 and Dylan, 15 .…

Top Finish Channel Crossings Youth in Motion

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Top Finish Channel Crossings Youth in Motion

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Two weeks ago, Molokai’s young paddler Alex Mawae was one of three young paddlers in the team Youth in Motion two win the Maui 2 Molokai race in their division. On Saturday, July 18, the 27-mile Maui 2 Molokai race took off toward Kaunakakai Harbor, with Alex, age 13, Kalia Alexiou and Annie Reickert, both 14 years old.

Team Youth in Motion were on fire and with every person they passed, the team got stronger and more determined to finish the race under 5 hours. Kamalo buoy was the home stretch and Alex’s paddling grounds proved to be the most fun with some epic glides and dolphins riding the bumps alongside them.…

Molokai Paddle Race Brings Fun and Competition

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Molokai Paddle Race Brings Fun and Competition

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Molokai is prominent in the paddling circles whether it is OC1, OC6, Ski or SUP as Molokai is hailed as the official center of the World Championship long distance paddle races. Molokai 4 Molokai was conceived after watching one too many events finish on Molokai and competitors leaving soon after. The 8.5 mile race course continued on from where the former Molokai Holokai race left off and prior to that the Molokai Challenge.

This year there were two courses, long and short, and four categories with 12 divisions. The event was blessed with the presence of Keith Reagan, Herman Andaya and Sharon Zalsos from the County of Maui at the start of the race.…

Youth in Motion Takes on Ka`iwi Channel

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Youth in Motion Takes on Ka`iwi Channel

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

The Maui Jim 40th Annual Molokai Challenge was held on Saturday, May 30 with an international fleet of paddlers racing Surf Ski’s OC1, Prone and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) from Kaluakoi, Molokai to Hawaii Kai, Oahu in this 32 mile race. Youth in Motion put a three-person SUP team together so that the kids could experience the channel as they lead up to their main event in July 2015.  The team consisted of 13-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai, 15-year-old Lara Claydon from Maui, whose Dad works with the Molokai Baptist Church, and Youth in Motion founder Clare Mawae.…

Molokai Paddlers Shine in Olukai Races

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Twelve-year-old Alex Mawae charged at the Olukai for the Stand Up Race on May 2, taking second place in his division of 17 and under in a record time of 1:09.26.  The course was from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha Beach along Maui’s North Shore, a total distance of over eight miles. He smashed his previous times and his personal goal for this year. Only 25 minutes behind World Champion Connor Baxter, this is certainly not bad for this young man! This year, the 17 and under division was strong with 11 contestants out of 327.…

Molokai at NSSA Championships

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Molokai at NSSA Championships

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

Alex Mawae recently competed at the regional event of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) surfing competition in the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Division at Kewalo’s, Oahu on March 16 and placed third in his division. This was an awesome experience for young Alex as he got a chance to see the incredible talent of the future Hawaii surfing generation. SUP has recently been added into the NSSA and slowly growing with the young competitors.

Twelve-year-old Alex’s strengths lie in long distance paddling when he first came on the Stand Up Paddling scene at 9 years competing in the Molokai Holokai and then onto the famous Maliko run on Maui’s north shore.…

Stand Up World Tour at Turtle Bay

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

The opening of the Stand Up World Tour for 2015 was the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro along with the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge leading to the main event, the Sunset Pro at Sunset Beach. Alex Mawae from Molokai had the experience of his young life with challenging conditions, big surf and being around kids who just ripped in the surf. The World Tour has always had the Na Kama Kai events added in for young and upcoming paddlers to attend. This year at Turtle Bay, the youth outnumbered the women with 20 youth competitors.…

Stand Up World Tour at Turtle Bay

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Stand Up World Tour at Turtle Bay

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By Clare Seeger Mawae

The opening of the Stand Up World Tour for 2015 was the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro along with the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge leading to the main event, the Sunset Pro at Sunset Beach. Alex Mawae from Molokai had the experience of his young life with challenging conditions, big surf and being around kids who just ripped in the surf. The World Tour has always had the Na Kama Kai events added in for young and upcoming paddlers to attend. This year at Turtle Bay, the youth outnumbered the women with 20 youth competitors.…