Kauai High School fielded eight marksmen to the Kauai Interscholastic Federation Air Riflery all stars.
Joining the KIF champion Red Raiders, Waimea High School fielded two students, a boy and a girl to complete the 10-member all-star squad.
“We need to acknowledge Colby Ihara-Takase who placed himself in 12th place, and Brooke Hornos in 21st place,” said Marcela Hornos, the Kauai High School scorekeeper. “With just a point apart, Colby finished at 515 points and Brooke finishing at 514, it shows how the girls are better and more competitive in this sport.”
During the 2013 Civilian Marksmanship Program Hawaii High School Athletic Association Air Riflery Championships, Tuesday at the Neal Blaisdell Hall in Honolulu, Ihara-Takase tallied 11 bull’s eyes with his 515 points, the third highest recorded by shooters at the state tournament.
“Colby did really well,” said Mike Kano, a consistent spectator and supporter during the KIF matches. “Placing 12th and 21st is an achievement. If their teammates shot better, it would be a different story.”
The Kauai High School boys finished seventh in the team competition with 1,800 points and 20 bulls.
Joining Ihara-Takase as a KIF all-star, Kauai’s Ryker Amimoto finished 36th with 467 points and seven bulls.
Other all-stars on the boys team include Alec Greer of Kauai, a sophomore, finishing 42nd at the state tournament with 383 points and a bull’s eye, and Micah Chun, a junior at Kauai, finishing 41st at the state tournament with 435 points and a bull’s eye.
Jaron Parongao, a consistent leader on the Waimea High School firing line, finished the state tournament in 30th overall, second only to Ihara-Takase, with 482 points and seven bulls.
Brooke Hornos, a sophomore at Kauai High School, leads the girls all-stars, finishing 21st at the state tournament with 514 points and nine bulls.
The Kauai High School girls finished fifth at the state tournament with 1,813 points and 19 bulls.
Following Brooke, Emma Leary, another Red Raider sophomore, lays the foundation for a solid team next year, finishing the state tournament in 40th place with 448 points and five bulls.
She is joined on the KIF air riflery all-star squad by her sister Meghan Leary, a senior, who finished the state tournament in 41st place with 430 points and two bulls.
Senior, Sara Koide, got the nod for the all-stars, finishing the state tournament in 42nd place with 421 points and three bulls.
Waimea High School senior Alexys Bermudez rounds out the all-star girls, finishing the state tournament in 39th place with 451 points and eight bulls.