Flies may have bothered Brianne “Malu” Hornos, but could not stop her from posting high scores Thursday.
Hornos finished the day with the highest girls’ score at 236 (81-76-79), but Kaua‘i dropped that series to Waimea, 1640-1379.
On the boys’ side, Tyler Navarro jumped to a 246 over his last week’s 232 to help lead the Red Raider men to a 1,661-1,559 win over Waimea.
Island School also split its series with Kapa‘a, winning its boys match, 1,038-921, while the Kapa‘a girls were victorious over Island School, 1,136-973.
“I had a fly in my prone and standing positions,” Hornos, who learned her riflery skills from former Waimea shooter Brian Martin, said. “But I was all-black in the kneeling so hopefully, that will make up the difference.”
Hornos finished by leading the field with a 236, a drop from her 244 last week, showing an improvement in her standing position with a 76 over her last week’s 74, despite the fly, or a bullet that hit the white portion of the target. The fly in her prone position dropped her from last week’s 84 to 81.
Rachel Wright, working to conceal her satisfaction with the day’s shoot after also placing all-black in the kneeling postion, paced the Waimea girls with a 227 (81-68-78) followed by BreeAnn Abuan posting a 226 (91-55-80) in the victory that gives the Menehune wahine sole possession of the lead in the two-week old KIF riflery season.
Brandi Briones trailed just two points off the pace with a 224 (86-71-67) followed by Amber Duldulao (87-47-66-200) and Joanna Andres (74-52-72-198) for the Menehune girls.
Following Hornos, Kaua‘i women scoring included Valerie Ganiban finishing with a 227 (88-70-69), her prone position score being the highest in that field for the day despite her finishing that phase in just six minutes.
Meghan Fujimoto, recovering from her bad standing shoot last week, finished with a 206 (73-61-72), the first-year shooter improving in the standing position from a 32 last week to 61 this week. Rachel Hamamura posted a 203 (67-64-72) followed by Delissa Nobria, another first-year shooter, finishing with a 193 (77-48-68).
Tyler Navarro, Kelan Adachi and Kent Rapozo posted near-perfect prone position scores of 90 each. That helped them lead the Red Raider victory as Tyler finished with a 246 (90-78-78), Adachi posted a 231 (90-62-79) and Rapozo finished with a 224 (90-64-70).
Shaun Koide (76-62-76-214) and Sheldon Chu (83-52-76-211) rounded out the Raiders’ team scoring.
Peter Joyce worked hard for Waimea, isolated to the first five bays under the tent. He finished by setting the Waimea pace at 220 (81-63-76) followed just three points back by Geoffrey Tran, a returning shooter, at 217 (81-55-81).
Three other Waimea fell below the 200-mark with Ty Shitanaka finishing at 199 (79-54-66), Kellen Nadatani posting a 196 (81-48-67) and Charles Paul Agmata rounding out the Menehune team scoring at 189 (78-54-57).
Aaron Rozon and Kenji Rutter paced the Island School boys with scores of 214 each. The scores reflected an improvement over last week’s performance against Kaua‘i when Rutter topped the Island School scores with a 211 and Rozon finished with a 171.
Following the scoring leaders, John Hatakeyama (81-72-54-207), Logan Domingo (86-76-43-205) and Steven Baptiste (61-69-68-198) rounded out the team scoring.
Justen Uegawa (63-78-50-191) and Marvin Woods (77-65-48-190) paced the Kapa‘a boys.
Kamala Rojas posted the second-highest prone score of all the shooters in four schools with a 91. She followed that with a solid 82 in the kneeling and a 69 in standing for a 242 overall to lead the Kapa‘a girls.
Heather Walker followed four points back at 237 (92-82-63), posting the highest score in kneeling at 92.
Alma Iglesia (86-81-61-228), Darlene Jarquio (92-73-50-215) and Britney Inanod (81-69-64-214) rounded out the Kapa‘a team scoring that saw all five girls post 200-plus scores.
Stephanie Steuri (83-73-59-215) paced the Island School girls, jumping into the team scoring following her 142 score last week. Alexandra Mink-Flacco (55-75-80-210), Lindsey Duarte (77-57-71-205), Samantha Barry (76-45-52-173) and Sofia Fernandez (68-55-47-170) rounded out the scoring.
Kaua‘i travels to the Kapa‘a High School range on Thursday while Waimea will shoot against Island School at the Kaua‘i High facility.
Both matches start at 3 p.m.