Raiders, Menehune win opening shooting matches

Kaua‘i and Waimea high schools won their matches Thursday as the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation opened its fall air riflery season.

Shooting at Island School because the Hanapepe Armory is under renovation, the Menehune girls out-pointed the boys in its win over Kapa‘a.

At the Kaua‘i High School range, the Red Raider boys five members shot in the 200-point range to lead the Raiders in outscoring Island School.

Bryle Rivera led the Menehune boys with a 218 (79-80-59) as Waimea outscored Kapa‘a men 1062-881, the Warriors getting its top score from Reji Butac who finished with a 193 (79-77-37).

Brandi Briones, a returning shooter, paced the Menehune girls with a 235 (88-75-72) in Waimea’s 1082-983 edge over Kapa‘a as all five Waimea team shooters posted 200-plus scores.

In both matches, the Kapa‘a and Waimea girls outscored their boy counterparts.

Kapa‘a girls made a strong showing when Heather Walker topped the list with a 234 (86-77-71). She was followed with a strong backing as Britney Inanod (74-75-51-200), Darlene Jerpulo (66-67-66-199) and Alma Iglesia (76-73-47-196) posted scores that could have any one of them take pacing positions.

The Menehune boys, all posting 200-plus scores in its win, had a strong front four as following Rivera’s 218, Ty Shitanaka was a point back at 217 (86-78-51), Peter Joyce finished at 213 (83-74-56) and Kellen Nadatani finished at 210 (90-73-47). Geoffrey Tran rounded out the Menehune team at 204 (83-76-45).

Following Briones, the Menehune girls, who outshot their boys’ team by 20 points, saw Rachel Wright finish with a 225 (83-77-65), Breeann Abuan added 213 (888-73-52), Keri Souza finished with a 206 (87-71-48) and Joanna Andres rounded out the team showing on 203 (80-68-55).

Kaua‘i boys posted five shooters in the 200-plus range in its win over Island School, paced by the high point of senior Kelan Adachi who finished at 244 (92-74-78). Tyler Navarro followed at 232 (91-64-77), Shaun Koide added 223 (82-60-62) and Jonathan Cabot finished at 214 (77-53-84). Kent Rapozo, a senior, rounded out the Raider boys’ scoring with a 201 (79-60-62).

Kenji Rutter topped the Island School boys’ scoring with a 211 (84-54-73) with Kaylen Blaine following at 194 (86-53-55).

Brianne “Malu” Hornos stepped up to lead the Raider girls with a 244 (84-74-86) followed by Rachel Hamamura coming back onto the field with a 234 (82-72-80).

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