Kaua‘i girls, Waimea boys split Saturday bowl

Jessica Iwata may not have rolled the highest score, but was consistent as she led the Kaua‘i girls to a 2198-2018 edge over the Waimea girls, Saturday.

Waimea’s Matthew Haack finished three pins behind Kaua‘i’s William Balbin, 194-197 in Game 1, but a strong Game 2 pushed Haack ahead of Balbin, 184-171, to lead the Menehune boys to an 11-pin edge over Kaua‘i, 2243-2232.

Kapa‘a boys finished in third place as the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation entered its second week of bowling at the Lihu‘e Lanes. Aaron Belmonte (174-220-157) set the pace for the Warrior boys who finished with a 1998 team pinfall over three games. Belmonte’s 220 in Game 2 was the highest score rolled in the day.

Kapa‘a girls also finished third with an 1855 pinfall paced by Mindy Agena (162-131-148).

Jayson Manzano paced the Island School boys who finished with a 1492 pinfall, Manzano’s strongest showing coming in Game 2 where he rolled a 140.

Two girls represented the Island School girls who finished with a 599 pinfall paced by Angela Choy (101-119-80).

Following two weeks of competition, Iwata (156-176-158 on Saturday) leads the field with a 943 total pinfall over six games.

Bonte Acosta (140-160-151 on Saturday) and Tiffany Lum (151-149-157 on Saturday) lead the Menehune girls with 937 and 936 pinfalls, respectively.

These figures demonstrate the closeness of the competition within the girls’ field.

Agena (162-131-148 on Saturday) and Joanna Chang (133-121-156 on Saturday) lead Kapa‘a girls with 875 and 847 pinfalls, respectively.

Megan Perius, despite rolling less than Choy on Saturday (105-96-98), leads Island School with a 665 pinfall over Choy’s 549.

Haack, 195-184-140 on Saturday, takes the lead in the boys field with a 1047 pinfall, challenged just three pins back by Kapa‘a’s Belmonte who posts a 1044 pinfall over six games.

Harold Shimono Jr. (160-156-123) follows Haack with a 904 pinfall for Waimea, challenged by Darrel Nonaka (119-150-160) with 903 pins over six games.

Kelii Gonnsalves, 172-149-160 on Saturday, follows Balbin with a 1002 pinfall over six games for Kaua‘i.

Belmonte’s 1044 pinfall for Kapa‘a is followed by Troy Wong, 180-143-103 on Saturday, who posts an 849 pinfall over six games.

Manzano finished with a 678 pinfall following Saturday’s matches with Daniel Miller, 93-118-124 on Saturday, following with a 597 pinfall for the Island School boys.

KIF bowling continues Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center.

The KIF will be hosting this year’s Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association’s state championships at the Lihu‘e Lanes on Oct. 30-31.


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