Red Raiders undefeated in KIF air riflery

HANAPEPE — Kauai High School blasted its way to a sweep over Waimea in a bout of previously unbeated juggernauts.

Waimea girls’ Melia Takakusagi had the high-point of the day, although the Red Raiders came away with the team victory.

Takakusagi fired off a day’s high 251 points (94-75-82) in the prone, standing and kneeling positions, but the Menehune girls came up short 1195 points to Kauai’s 1212.

The Kauai sweep keeps the Red Raiders with an undefeated record in Kauai Interscholastic Federation air riflery, which completed its fourth week of competition.

Heading into the match last week, both Kauai and Waimea were undefeated.

On the boys’ range, Kauai’s Colby Ihara-Takase posted the day’s high-point at 253 (90-76-87) to lead the Red Raider boys to another 1212 points to Waimea’s 1155 points posted by its boys.

Other results

At the Island School range, the Voyagers split its series with Kapaa, when Amanda Nguyen posted a 212 (81-79-52) to lead the Voyager women to a 931-923 edge over the Warriors who got the range-high score of 213 from Breannah Kaleiohi (78-68-67-213) and Keisha Aki (74-67-62-203).

Chad Andrade of Island School boys posted the range-high score of 217 (78-61-78), but Kapaa boys took a 947-938 win over the Voyagers behind Kalani Murakami’s 200 (70-67-63).

Mason Tabura (77-83-38-198), Joven Gouvea (79-71-41-191), Justin Hatchell (72-58-59-189) and Devon Manuel (84-55-30-169) made up the scoring Warrior boys.

Following Andrade, Sam Goldberg (89-36-62-187), Tanner Tavares (74-61-51-186), Micah Kimi (68-71-38-177) and Coleman Jonas (77-61-33-171) made up the scoring Voyager boys.

Daniel Wu (40-33-23-96), Michael Chung (64-49-41-154) and Michael McEvoy (77-42-37-156) were other Voyagers on the firing line.

On the Island School girls’ range, Ashley Silvestre (87-58-53-198), Ariana Wilson (82-64-43-189), Alex Obert (73-59-40-172) and Deanna Sloger (69-61-30-160) followed Nguyen.

Other Voyager women firing on the line included Lauren Oike (72-64-12-148), Jessica Raitz (71-56-30-157) and Angelique Silvestre (61-27-34-122).

Following Kaleiohi and Aki, Marissa Goo (84-70-39-193), Sage Watanabe (68-59-31-158) and Shyanne Almarza (80-31-45-156) figured in the Kapaa scoring.

Other Warrior wahine on the line included Annie Ballesteros (48-44-58-150) and Alohilani Chun (47-38-45-130).

Following Takakusagi at the Hanapepe Armory range, Kayla Ishida (93-74-83) followed with 250, Alexys Bermudez (89-69-75) and Grachel Singson (83-68-82) each posted 233 scores followed by Krisha Esposo (86-71-71-228).

Other Menehune girls on the line included Chelsea Samatra (78-67-83) posting a 228, Courtney Guirao (82-66-71-219) and Quiana Duarte (82-55-66-203).

Brooke Hornos led the Kauai girls with a 249 (89-76-84) followed by Megan Leary (88-75-81-244), Krystle Pascua (87-75-81-243), Emma Leary (90-68-82-240), and Jamie McDermott posting a 236 (84-76-76) despite having issues with her weapon late in the opening position.

Other Red Raider ladies on the line included Kailee Arakaki (84-64-54-202), Joelle Patricio (81-47-67-195) and Sara Koide (91-60-75-226).

Following Ihara-Takase on the boys’ range, Micah Chun posted a 245 (94-66-85) followed by Alec Greer (90-69-83-242), Hikari Oberman (81-77-82-240) and Ryker Amimoto (89-62-81-232).

Other Red Raiders on the line included Darian Gerardo (83-67-81-231), Bryson Chun (83-65-77-225) and Brandon Iida (76-45-77-198).

Jaron Parongao topped the Waimea boys on a 249 (83-78-88) followed by Kristopher Toma (88-67-81-236), Weston Souza (94-63-76-233), John Anthony Prado (87-65-79-231) and Anthony Daligcon (81-50-75-206).

Other Menehune boys on the firing line included Devon Hartsell (88-46-70-204) and Zayin Minia (84-41-58-183).

KIF air riflery continues with Match No. 5, Wednesday when Kapaa travels to meet Waimea at the Hanapepe Armory while the undefeated Kauai hosts Island School at its range.

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


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