Victories for MHS Sports
By Maria Angst, Community Reporter
This past Saturday, the Molokai High School (MHS) Cross Country Team competed at King Kekaulike, featuring both the Boys and Girls divisions.
As a team, the Molokai boys placed fifth with a score of 143. Top finishers for Molokai included Jericho Adolpho placing 18th with a time of 20:02.8 and Sonny Dunham placing 22nd with a time of 20:55.5.
For the Girls Cross Country Team, top finishers included Kaia Yamashita placing 19th with a time of 26:15.2, Sonni Han with a time of 32:43.1 at 39th, and Ara Puaa with a time of 33:05.1 at 40th.
Braylen Colon, Aristotle Oamil, Makana Nelson-Angelsea, Tyshonn Harper, Teaho Poepoe, Randy Cabreros, and Kahuluii Pali-Pahupu also placed in the competition.
Girls Volleyball was also in action, securing a resounding victory over Kihei Charter in both matches this past weekend.
On Friday Sept. 22, Molokai Girls Volleyball clinched the win with a commanding score line of 3-0. The momentum carried into Saturday’s match, where Molokai once again dominated with a score of 3-0, exhibiting exceptional teamwork and skill.
With these victories, the Lady Farmers are now standing at an impressive 6-2 in the D2 rankings. Looking ahead, Molokai is set to host Haleakala Waldorf in an anticipated matchup at the Barn on Sept. 29 and 30.
MHS Football was victorious this weekend as well with a 47-0 victory over Hana. The game witnessed a relentless offensive display, commencing with Christian Nip’s 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter, followed by a successful extra point conversion.
In the first quarter, David Kalilikane and Chauncey Adolpho also contributed with touchdowns, extending the lead to 21-0. By the second quarter Nip had another 27-yard touchdown run, and Jona Dudoit’s 17-yard interception return for a touchdown solidified Molokai’s dominance at 34-0.
Kalilikane’s 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter along with Japheth Kaholoaa’s 74-yard touchdown reception put the finishing touch on Molokai’s performance, securing the 47-0 victory.
Additionally, MHS Football had their first 11-man home game in over 60 years on Sept. 16. This intense, non-league game between Waialua and Molokai, was marked by standout plays throughout all four quarters. However, Molokai fell short, ending the game 31-24 in favor of Waialua.