The Week in Sports
By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter
The Molokai High School Lady Farmer volleyball team had its first home games of the season last weekend at The Barn in Ho`olehua.
On Friday night, Sehja Pedro had four kills and Jaide Kiaha had four aces as Molokai High School swept Maui Prep 25-11, 25-15 and 25-11. Brooke Keliihoomalu, Kawaohi Duvauchelle and Stasia Kaahanui each had three kills for the Farmers.
On Saturday, Molokai upped its record to 4-2 by winning again in three sets 25-10, 25-11 and 25-8. Maui Prep fell to 0-5. All players for each team played equal time on Saturday and stats were pretty even all around for both teams. Coaches did not report final stats on Saturday.
Head Coach Mahea Rawlins was pleased with her team’s play.
“I want to say that all my players are improving in their individual skills,” she said. “We’re playing more as a team and bonding very well. I’m glad that everyone got playing time. We went into this week’s matches hoping to minimize our errors and to play to our potential.”
Rawlins likes that her team is dedicated to the sport this season.
“These girls are working hard every day and I like that but we still have room for improvement in the upcoming games,” she said, adding she was pleased with their games. “Our team did really good. We served really well and played as a team. I am really proud of their accomplishments this weekend.”
The Lady Farmers will have a bye this week before hosting undefeated Seabury on Friday Sept. 30 and Saturday ,Oct. 1 at The Barn.
The Air Riflery team travelled to Maui last weekend for a meet at Maui High. Head Coach Chinky Hubbard had nine shooters, with two boys and seven girls. The boys’ team came in sixth place overall with Jershon Kaalekahi tied for third and Ka`ohele Kaiama in 11th place. Kaiama had the best kneeling score of the meet with an 87.
The girls placed 10th as a team with Sonja Angst in 24th, Fera Davis 28th, Campbell Kahalewai 31st, Journey Miguel 35th, Melody Kaili-Kalua 39th, Maria Angst tied for 41st and Pa`a`aina Kee tied for 48th. Sonja Angst was also tied with two others for the best prone score of 93.
Girls Cross Country
The Girls Cross Country team with Head Coach Eugene Santiago travelled to Maui last week end for the Westside Invitational at Kapalua Golf Course. The girls ran their best with Keeya Bicoy-Juario finishing in 22nd with a time of 26:58, Kelsey Bicoy-Juario in 30th 27:52, Cameron Kahalewai in 35th 28:31, and Kaitlyn Naeole in 52nd 31:25. Kayla Derouin made the trip but did not run due to injury. The girls will return to Maui to run at the Kamehameha Schools Campus on Oct. 1.