Raiders riflery gets hot; Menehune sweep match

Kauai High School air riflery topped both the boys and girls matches Thursday at the Kapaa High School range.

“The range was hot with some outstanding scores,” said Marcela Hornos, the Kauai High School scorer. “Led by Colby Ihara-Takase with 265 (97 prone, 76 standing, 92 kneeling) points and Emma Leary with 264 (93-75-96) points, the Kauai boys and girls teams each finished with 1,253 points.”

Kapaa High School  boys, led by Kalani Murakami’s 235 points (87-67-81), finished with 1,017 points while the Warrior wahine, getting top scoring honors from Marrissa Goo at 249 (83-77-89) points, gathered 1,064 points.

Over at the Hanapepe Armory range, Island School’s Chad Andrade took high-point honors at 251 (87-84-80), but the Voyager men fell to the Menehune, 1,188-1,075.

Alexys Bermudez (86-69-89) and Courtney Guirao (86-72-86) each posted scores of 244 to lead the Waimea girls to an 1,195-928 win over Island School.

Following the two leading Menehune ladies, Christina McLaughline came in at 240 (89-70-81) points, with Quianna Duarte (87-67-80-234), and Kayla Ishida (88-68-77-233) rounding out the scoring five.

Other Menehune on the line lincluded Marley Perreira, who posted a 234 (84, 78-72), Melanie Sacro (85-65-81-231), Melia Takakusagi (88-62-80-230) and Krisha Esposo (83-58-73-214).

Amanda Nyugen (89-48-70-201) topped the Island School girls followed by Ashley Silvestry (79-58-58-195), Deanna Slogger (79-45-63-187), Lauren Oelke (72-41-59-172) and Cambria Ort (80-36-51-167). Other Voyager women on the firing line included Alex Obert (60-42-52-154) and Angelique Silvestry (39-43-45-127).

Following Andrade for the Island School boys, Micah Kimi posted a 221 (78-56-87) followed by Tanner Tavares (81-55-68-204), Michael Chung (92-35-75-202) and Michael McEvoy (87-57-53-197). Other Voyager men on the line included Stephen Foster (71-49-51-171) Coleman Jonas (71-38-74-183) and Andy Anderton (48-26-19-93).

Jaron Parongao (94-84-82-160) topped the Waimea boys, followed by Weston Souza (90-76-81-247), Kristopher Toma (82-66-85-233), Anthony Daligcon (82-68-75-225) and Devon Hartsell (86-67-70-223). Other Waimea boys on the line included Keane Caberto (78-51-60-189), Zayin Minia (69-58-65-192) and Anthony Prado (87-59-81-227).

Micah Chung (89-76-85-250) followed Ihara-Takase in the leader’s spot. Alec Greer (90-77-81-248), Ryker Amimoto (93-71-83-247) and Hikari Oberman (88-71-84-243) followed in the scoring positions. Other Red Raider boys on the line included Darian Gerardo (82-73-85-240), Bryson Chun (90-71-79-240) and Ryan Valhuerd (86-59-59-204).

Justin Hatchell (76-77-69-222) filled in the No. 2 spot behind Murakami, followed by Mason Tabura (70-61-75-206), Joven Gouveia (79-57-68-204) and De’vonn Manuel (76-30-44-150). Kahia Kahiwala (78-51-64-193) was the only other Warrior boy on the line.

Following Emma Leary, Sara Koide posted a 259 (86-78-95) followed by Krystle Pascua (87-69-94-250), Brooke Hornos (89-75-82-246) and Jamie McDermott (72-76-86-234). Other Kauai girls on the firing line include Kailee Arakaki (86-60-66-212), Joelle Patricio (88-74-70-232) and Meghan Leary (89-61-82-232).

Breannah Kaleiohi (75-65-73-213) trailed Goo followed by Shyanne Almarza (74-62-71-207), Sage Watanabe (72-45-83-200) and Keisha Aki (76-60-59-195). Other Warrior ladies on the line included Annie Ballesteros (48-47-72-167), Rachel Apana (79-42-45-166), Sierra Shigematsu (74-37-39-150) and Alohilani Chun (44-62-68-174).

The KIF air riflery matches take the week off due to fall break, returning for its final match, Oct. 16 when Kauai hosts Waimea for a rematch at the Kauai range and Kapaa hosts Island School at the Warrior range.

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association state championships is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Oahu.

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

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