Wrestling and Basketball
By The Molokai Dispatch Staff
Molokai High wrestlers competed on the mat for the first time since the pandemic last weekend at Maui High, with many top results.
“We had a good first tournament of the season and the first in almost two years,” said Head Coach Randy Manley. “Fourteen of the 16 that wrestled had at least one win. Our standouts were Chloe Manaba, Johnson Harris and Heno Kaiama.”
On the girls’ side in the top three finishers, Chloe Manaba took first place in the 102-pound category, Barbara Simon third place at 117 pounds, Carly Dudoit and Kuulei Simon second and third place respectively at 132 pounds, and Stephanie Gandeza second place at 155. For the boys, top results were Reyn Raguindin who won second place in the 113B category, Johnson Harris earning second place at 132 pounds, Christian Nip in third place at 145B, Hezekiah Horner taking first place at 160B, and Heno Kaiama in second place at 220 pounds.
Molokai Wrestling will travel to Lahainaluna this weekend.
Boys and Girls Basketball teams also competed last weekend, with the girls hosting Seabury at home and the boys traveling to Seabury. Both teams lost both their games.
Friday night, the girls finished Seabury 56, Molokai 25, and celebrated the team’s three seniors that night — Kaualea Helm, Lia-Chae Meyer and Sally Andallo-Merkel. Saturday’s score was 53-27, with Seabury again taking the win. Molokai’s leading scorers for both games were Meyer, Helm and Leila Hooper-Phifer.
Molokai Girls Basketball is 2-2 for the season, and will travel to Lanai this weekend for the final tournament of the MIL DII regular season.
For the boys, Friday night finished with a 57-20 win for Seabury, and 62-32 again on Saturday. Molokai Boys Basketball is now at 0-4 for the season, and will host Maui Prep next weekend, with senior night on Friday.