New ‘do for coach

When Kaua‘i High School air riflery teams travel to the Hanapepe Armory Thursday, will coach David Nobriga be sporting a new ‘do?

Nobriga, who had made a wager with his team earlier in the year, lost that bet last Thursday when one of his girls, Casey Shimokawa, topped the 250-mark in their dual win against Island School.

Shimokawa finished her match with a 259 (89-86-84), earning an 84 in the standing position, one of the hardest positions to score high in and the highest score of the day. Her teammate Lianne Muraoka finished with a 248 (95-78-75).

That wager was common knowledge among coaches and schools within the KIF as Col. Jerald Knudsen, coach of the Kapa‘a team, said Nobriga’s hair was going to turn red.

“They wanted to do it after the match, but I said I was going to do it,” Nobriga said while volunteering at the KIF cross country races Saturday morning. “I have until Thursday to do it, so I’m going to do it.”

Nobriga said Thursday’s matches against the Menehune is a pivotal one for the Red Raiders who are currently undefeated.

“If we can pull this one off, we clinch the title,” Nobriga said.

Kapa‘a hosts Island School in the second match.

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