2015 Hawaii State Tournament
The Rebels traveled to Kona on the Big Island and captured the State Championship of “B” Division in convincing fashion, cruising through the opposition and outscoring the four opponents by a combined 28 runs – scoring 60 runs while only giving up 32. This gave the Rebels an overall record of 9-2 over three years of State Tournament competition.
The 2015 Kauai Senior League season concluded with the Rebels finishing in second place after losing a close decision to the East Kauai Gents in extra innings in the Kauai Seniors League Championship Game. The Rebels won the first half title with an outstanding 10-1 record, and finished the second half with a record of 8-3. The overall season record of 18-4 far eclipsed the team’s previous best record of 11-9 in 2014.
2014 Hawaii State Tournament
After a successful 2014 season in which the Ohana Motors Rebels posted a winning record of 11 wins and 9 losses, the team headed to the 2014 Hawaii State Seniors Softball Tournament on Maui on a roll. The team finished the season on a three-game winning streak, providing solid momentum heading into the State Tourney.
The Rebels finished in a tie for fifth place in the 11-team Kauai Senior Softball League. This finish placed the team once again in Division E of the State Tournament. The team was determined to reach the Division Championship Game – and win!
The Rebels exceeded all expectations. The team rolled through their bracket, winning all three games in convincing fashion. The Rebels blasted the Vikings 15-3 (12-run mercy ruling), crushed the Local Boyz 18-6 (also a mercy-rule shortened game), and shut out the previously high-flying Maui Raiders 11-0. The Rebels totally dominated the other teams in the bracket, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 44-9.
Unfortunately, with Tropical Storm Iselle bearing down on Hawaii, the team had to return home early to avoid potentially being stranded on Maui when the storm arrived. In fact, the rains came and washed out the championship game without the Rebels having the opportunity to play Maui’s Dragons for the Division E title.
2013 Hawaii State Tournament
Division E included two groups of four teams each. The Rebels won two of three games in our bracket, and won the bracket based on our defeating the other team that also finished 2-1 with the best total of “runs scored.” This placed us in the championship game of Division E against the winner of the other bracket in the division.
The team we faced in the final was a strong group of players that last season competed in Division B at the State Tournament and did very well. The Rebels fell in the final, but we were all proud of how far we came and look forward to more success in the 2014 campaign.