Menehune sweep Warriors

KAUMAKANI — The Kapaa High School girls all fired over 200-point performances, but fell to the Waimea High School girls, 1193-1124, Wednesday at the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center.

On the boys’ arena, Waimea boys held off the Warriors by eight points, 1112-1104.

“I think I did pretty good, today,” said Devon Hartsell who finished in the middle of the Waimea scoring pack. “My kneeling score was pretty good, but the actual match shooting doesn’t really reflect what we do during practice shoots.”

Hartsell finished with 87 points in kneeling, the best performance in that phase for the day. His final score came to 222 points (84 prone, 51 standing, and 87 kneeling).

John Anthony Prado led the Menehune boys with a 233 (87-67-79) followed by Keane Caberto (77-77-77-231), Hartsell, Sean Delacruz (86-63-67-216), and Ryan Lomongo (74-60-77-211).

Other Menehune on the firing line included Dennison Mopas (79-57-74-210), Christian Fostanes (73-47-62-182), and Andrew Evans (75-43-67-185).

Joven Gouveia topped the Kapaa boys’ scoring, finishing the day with a 231 (89-68-74) in the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center. He was followed by Maverick Yadao (86-65-73-224), Ian Kimura (85-54-83-222), Mason Tabura (89-64-66-219) and Kalai Cacal (76-52-80-208).

Other Warrior men on the firing line included Kyler Tom (80-49-75-204), Laa Aki (81-34-66-181) and Zyron Albite-Ruiz (49-55-63-167).

The hot, tight quarters of the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center took its toll on some of the girls.

“It was loud, and hot,” said Kapaa shooter Deidre Andaya. “But I think I did OK at over 200.”

Andaya finished, like Hartsell, in the middle of the Kapaa scoring pack with a 218 (85-51-82). Breannah Kaleiohi (79-80-81-240) led the Warrior scoring followed by Janice Manique (82-62-84-228), Karyn Koko (83-69-71-223), Andaya, and Kelli Jim (81-64-70-215).

“I didn’t make it to the line,” said Larissa Tsai, a Kapaa freshman. “I didn’t get a good score. But this is about trying and improving.”

Other Kapaa women on the line include Alexis Ochoa (90-62-60-212), Genivelle Mabiog (78-62-64-204), and Selena Rivera (75-52-77-204).

On the Menehune side, Kayla Ishida did not appear to be phased when her weapon malfunctioned, forcing a switch during the opening phase.

Despite the disruption, Ishida managed the second top Waimea score at 240 (88-79-73), topped by nine points by fellow Menehune Janine Prado (79-83-87-249). Melia Takakusagi finished equal second at 240 (91-70-79).

Following the leaders, Quianna Duarte picked up the No. 3 spot at 236 (85-69-82) followed by Hope Coyaso (86-61-81-228).

“It was OK, I guess,” said Coyaso, firing on the first relay. “I think I did pretty good in kneeling, but my standing was off. This site is flatter than where we practice, but it’s really loud. The loudness throws me off.”

Other Menehune ladies on the firing line included Robyn Acob (82-67-68-217), Karla Bermudez (74-53-64-191) and Tiffany Minia (73-67-70-210).

“I did bad, today,” Acob said. “I was better in my standing than my kneeling.”

Bermudez said she was doing alright, but was ruined in her standing phase.

“I really messed up in my standing,” Bermudez said. “I was doing alright; the major even said I was doing alright, but everything came apart after that.”

With the win, Waimea next travels to Island School on Wednesday while Kapaa hosts Kauai High School at its range on the Warrior campus. Both matches start at 3 p.m.

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