Wrestling Sends 9 to States


Photo by Jason Hayase

After expectation-exceeding results for the Molokai Wrestling team at the Maui Interscholastic League Championships last weekend, nine wrestlers will compete at states Feb. 14-15. As a team, the girls finished third, and the boys took fourth place at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Head Coach Randy Manley was extremely proud of his wrestlers.

“Overall our guys and girls did well and some did better than anticipated,” he said. “Kamahina Kaiama-Kanuha (128 pounds) and Martika English (184) both beat opponents in the semi-final round that they had previously lost to. Caele Manley (154) and Diego DePonte (162) were our stand out first place winners for the boys and both secured nail biting one point victories over their opponents in the finals. Ale`a Davis (99) and Daisha Kahoalii-Kalilikane (140) finished first place for our girls. We are excited about moving these nine on to the state tournament and will be working hard over the next week and half in preparation for the final battle.”

Photo by Jason Hayase

Headed to states for Molokai for the girls are Davis, English, Kahoalii-Kalilikane, Luhi Pedro, Sunni Chow and Keeya Bicoy. Boys headed to states are Caele Manley and Ikua Deponte. The Championships will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 14-15, at the Blaisdell Center Arena on Oahu.


MIL Championship Molokai Results


108 pounds—3. Jayse Lalim

140—3. Hauoli Caparida

147—4. Chevy Augustiro

154—1. Caele Manley; 4. Tekoa Torres-Umi, Molokai.

162—1. Diego Deponte

287—3.  Kukiai Kaopio


99 pounds—1. Alea Davis

114—3. Tihani Kahoalii-Kalilikane

119—2. Keeya Bicoy

124— 4. Alana Morris; 5. Shia Anne English

129—2. Kamahina Kanuha-Kaiama.

134—3. Kelsey Bicoy; 4. Chaenel Deluna

140—1. Daisha Kahoalii-Kalilikane; 3. Claudia Keanini

147—4. Taye Mowat; 5. Maile Kaahanui

157—2. Sunni Chow

186—2. Martika English

227—2. Luhiehua Pedro


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