Red Raiders sweep preseason air riflery

Alexys Bermudez of Waimea had high-point honors for the girls, but Kauai High School outpointed the field to take a preseason air riflery match Saturday.

“We shot a preseason match at Island School with Kauai High, Waimea and Island School in attendance,” said Sean Magoun, the Island School coach. “The results suggest that this year will be a very competitive year.”

Magoun said the match format was similar to the state format, where an individual marksman shot 20 recorded shots in each position, or two targets. The shooter had 30 minutes to complete the prone position, 40 minutes for standing, and 30 minutes for kneeling.

In the boys’ field, Kauai’s Hikari Oberman fired off a total of 459 (175-142-142) out of a total 600 points to lead the Red Raider boys to a 2,172 showing over Waimea’s 2,073 points.

Host Island School fielded three boys with Chad Andrade being the sole scoring shooter, collecting 458 points (167-161-130).

Waimea topped its scoring behind Kris Toma, who carded 433 (173-153-107) points followed by Weston Souza (166-151-103-420), Devon Hartsell (162-151-103-416), Jaron Parongao (130-160-112-402), and Anthony Daligcon (162-149-91-402).

Other Menehune on the range included John Anthony who posted a 366 (133-135-98).

Following Oberman for the Red Raiders, Alec Greer had a strong showing, finishing with 449 (175-161-113) followed by Brandon Iida (172-144-125-441), Darion Gerardo (180-156-79-415) posting the highest round in the prone position at 180, and Micah Chun (167-133-1080408).

Other Red Raider boys on the firing line included Bryson Chun (139-84-57-280) and Ryker Amimoto (166-146-109-316).

Following Bermudez, the Menehune wahine got 440 (173-155-112) points from Kayla Ishida followed by Quiana Duarte (168-138-130-436), Kisha Esposo (I175-107096-378) and Tiffany Minia (145-128-92-365) in its challenge against Kauai.

The Red Raider ladies posted five shooters in the 400-point range to stay ahead, posting its 2,100-point total to Waimea’s 2,071 points and Island School’s 1698 points.

Krystle Pascua topped the Kauai girls on 429 (155-133-141) points followed by Jamie McDermott (158-152-1143-424), Brooke Hornos (165-131-124-420), Sara Koide (144-160-115-419), and Meghan Leary (171-136-101-408).

Other Red Raiders on the range included Emma Leary (150-123-101-374), Kailee Arakaki (153-133-99-385), and Angel Irish Domingo (137-113-87-337).

Alex Obert topped the Island School Voyager wahine with 367 (157-122-88) points followed by Jessica Raitz (154-112-94-360), Amanda Nguyen (168-97-67-332), Deanna Sloger (152-105-66-323), and Lauren Oike (130-110-76-316).

Other Voyager women on the firing line included Cambria Ort (145-55-104-304) and Ariana Wilson (111-124-60-295).

Island School hosts Kauai High School and Waimea travels to the Kapaa High School range on Wednesday when the Kauai Interscholastic Federation opens its regular season starting at 3 p.m.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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