The Ohana Motors Rebels is a Senior Softball League team based in Lihue, Kauai. The team played its inaugural season in 2013 and represented Kauai in Division E at the 2013 Hawaii State Seniors Softball Tournament on Oahu. The team reached the championship game in Division E in its first year.
In our second year, we posted a winning record, ending the season with a three-game winning streak. This streak continued in the 2014 Hawaii State Tournament, with the team crushing all three opponents on the way to winning our bracket, and again reaching the finals of Division E.
The Rebels completed our third year by capturing the Hawaii State Championship in “B” Division. The Rebels won the first-half Kauai league title and finished the season in second place after an extra-innings loss in the championship game. Our overall record was 18-4, and we represented Kauai in the “B” Division of the Hawaii Senior Softball State Tournament in Kona.
In 2016, The Rebels again reached the Championship Game of the Hawaii State Tournament in “B” Division, ultimately falling to the eventual champion Honomu Rockets of the Big Island. The Rebels completed the regular season with the team’s best record in our history, finishing at 19-3.
Our players hail many communities on Kauai, from the Westside to the North Shore. The core members have many years of experience, with a number having played on some of the best teams on the island in years past.
All the players appreciate the very strong support of our sponsor, Ohana Motors. Ohana Motors’ Russell McCluskey is clearly the best team owner in the Kauai Senior Softball League, having supplied the team with full top-quality uniforms, the best bats, practice and game balls, refreshments after practice as well as at games, and generous assistance with travel accommodations to local tournaments.
We play hard, we have fun, and we support each other in improving our skills – with the goal of being the best we can possibly be. Our recent success proves that all the hard work the team puts in is well worth the effort.