High school air riflery teams split series
All four high schools split their series at the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation air riflery matches Wednesday.
Waimea, hosting the Kaua‘i High School teams at the Hanapepe Armory, split its series, the Menehune girls posting a 50-point margin over Kaua‘i, while the Waimea boys dropped its match to the Red Raider boys by just 13 points.
Over at the Island School range, the Voyagers’ boys topped Kapa‘a, 1,081 to 656 points while the Kapa‘a girls posted a 200-point victory over Island School, 950 points to the Voyager wahine’s 750 points.
Kapa‘a’s Kichelle Momohara, posting the best girls’ performance in the kneeling position at 78 toward her 220 (80-78-62) points.
She was followed by Shyanne Almarza (74-65-71-210), netting the best showing in the standing position, Bianca Verasammy (73-64-38-175), Breanna Kaleohi (77-54-42-173) and Annie Ballesteros (79-52-41-172).
Island School was led by Jessica Raitz (82-64-40-186), Alex Orbert (66-50-37-153), Laura Macklin (56-52-42-150), Jordan Macklin (65-28-49-142) and Bell Ynojosa (45-39-35-119).
Over at the Hanapepe Armory, Waimea’s girls posted 200-plus scores through its entire eight-shooter field, Jessica Tangalin posting the best round at 245 (90-72-83), including the second-best score of all the girls in the prone position at 90. She was followed by Melia Takakusagi (90-67-78-235), also posting a 90 in the prone position, team captain Jackie Taylor (87-77-71-235), Kayla Ishida (86-65-83-234) and team captain Nikki Acoba (92-61-77-230), who topped the prone position scoring at 92 points.
Other Menehune girls on the range included Courtney Guirao (80-78-63-221), Krisha Esposo (78-55-73-206) and Mariah Paiste (86-71-49-206).
Kristyn Yamamotoya set the pace for the Kaua‘i High School girls with a 241 (89-76-76) followed by Brooke Hornos finishing at 229 (83-67-79), Meghan Leary (89-60-75-224), Emma Leary (86-55-7-220) and Jamie McDermott (83-54-78-215). Other Red Raiders on the range include Sara Koide (86-61-67-214), Joelle Patricio (81-56-71-208) and Cheyenne Tannery (88-33-60-181).
The Kaua‘i boys were led by team captain Matthew Kawamura who posted a high 236 (92-62-72) to lead the boys to an 1,126 total, just 13 points ahead of Waimea boys who finished with an 1,113 point-total behind the high score of Anthony Daliscon (93-69-84-246), the highest boys’ score of the day, including the highest score in the prone position at 93.
Following Kawamura, Kaua‘i went to Brandon Chun at 229 (90-65-74) and Alec Greer at 228 (81-69-78). Colby Ihara-Takase (60-86-76-222) and Hikari Oberman (77-62-72-211) rounded out the team scoring. Micah Chun (61-71-70-202), Brandon Iida (76-61-70-207) and Richard Garcia (80-49-75-204) were also on the range.
Following Daliscon, Waimea got a 235 from team captain Jaron Parongao (88-71-76), with Kris Toma (91-59-66-216), Vhinsel Purpose (81-69-63-213) and Sean Dela Cruz (78-52-73-203) rounding out the Menehune team scoring.
Devon Hartsell (80-35-65-180), Weston Souza (76-36-67-179) and Christian Fontanes (84-26-30-140) were also on the range.
Chad Andrade led the Island School team with a high score of 232 (87-76-69) followed by Marcus Punua (90-81-49-220), Cole Moore (73-73-67-213), Micah Kimi (89-73-50-212) and David Caminos (81-57-66-204). Stephen Foster (65-60-29-154) and Davis Huffman (81-59-54-182) were other Voyagers on the range.
Kalani Murakami led the Kapa‘a boys whose four-man aggregate scoring totaled 656 points. Murakami finished with a 211 (79-76-56) followed by Justin Pasadava (70-50-60-180), Kenneth Firestone (75-44-36-155) and Ka‘ana Aki (63-31-16-110).
The Warriors next travel to the Kaua‘i High School range and Island School visits the Hanapepe Armory against Waimea, Wednesday.
Both matches start at 3 p.m.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.