Molokai lost two close boys volleyball matches to defending Maui Interscholastic League champions Baldwin over the weekend.
In the Farmers first home game of the season at The Barn, Baldwin defeated Molokai in five sets. Molokai won the first set 26-24 and then lost the next two 25-22 and 25-29. Molokai came back strong in the fourth set, 25-23, to set up the deciding fifth set. Baldwin won the tiebreaker 15-13.
Dhavin Spencer-Basa led Molokai with 16 kills in the match. He was helped by Israel (Paka) Adolpho and David Gomes who had 11 kills apience. Adolpho also added three block while Gomes had one block and one ace. Naino Langer led Molokai with four aces.
The following day, The Famers came out on fire, dominating the first two sets, 25-12 and 25-20. Baldwin regained its composure and won the next two sets 25-21, 25-22. In the fifth set, Baldwin held off Molokai 15-11.
Molokai was led by Spencer-Basa and Claude Kapuni with 13 kills each, with Kapuni adding two blocks. Royce Calairo added eight kills, one block and two aces for the match. Langer led the Farmers with 54 assists in the match, he also added two kills.
The two losses drop Molokai to 2-4 in MIL play this year.
The volleyball boys have two more home games this coming weekend, The team faces Seabury Hall Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon, both games are in The Barn.
National History Day competitors going to Nationals
Great news for two Molokai High School sophomores. Michael Onofrio and Michael Kikukawa placed first on Saturday at Windward Community College in the Hawai’i History Day competition for National History Day.
The two students of Laura Buller submitted a project called “Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev: Ending The Cold War.” The two will now be among 40-50 Hawaii students going to the University of Maryland at College Park, near Washington D.C. on June 10-19 for National History Day.
Good luck Michael and Michael!