Waimea, Kauai sweep air riflery matches

KALAHEO — Waimea High School and Kauai High School swept their respective series when the Kauai Interscholastic Federation opened its air riflery season Wednesday.

Waimea High School pit its marksmen against Island School at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. The Menehune men were victorious 1,119 against the Voyager men who posted an 813.

Braden Kobayashi set the pace for Waimea with a 259 (93 prone, 80 standing, 86 kneeling) and Tanner Tavares topped the Voyagers with a 217 (84-66-67).

Island School finished with just one girl, Quinn Catlin, posting a total 136 (55 prone, 27 standing, and 54 kneeling) to give the victory to Waimea girls who finished with a team total 1,190 points.

Khryshia Pascual set the pace for the Menehune wahine, finishing with a 264 (95-79-90).

Kauai High School traveled to the Kapaa High School range located below its new tennis courts where the Red Raider boys outshot the Warriors by 29 points — 1,187 to Kapaa’s 1,158 points.

Top gun for the Red Raiders belonged to Brandon Marcos who ended the day with 262 (91-88-83), getting the highest points for the boys after outscoring Kobayashi by three points.

Maverick Yadao set the pace for the Kapaa boys with a 253 (94-84-75).

The girls’ competition was even closer with Kauai staying ahead of Kapaa by 11 points — 1,201 to Kapaa’s 1,190 points.

Xandra Masumoto took high point honor for Kauai girls with a 248 (85-90-73), falling short of the day’s high point to Waimea’s Pascual who carded a 264.

Janice Manique (96-72-80-248) set the pace for the Warrior wahine.

The results of the season opener sets up a showdown between Kapaa and Waimea on Wednesday when Kapaa travels to the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center and Kauai High School visits the Island School range in Puhi.

Wednesday’s results

Waimea boys: Keane Caberto (86-75-74-235), Bryan Ingeniero (91-67-81-239), Braden Kobayashi (93-80-86-259), Dennison Mopas (82-68-76-226), Tevin Shigematsu (81-42-37-160).

Island School boys: Kamalei Baptist (68-38-20-126), Bryant Wu (82-49-65-196), Tanner Tavares (84-66-67-217), Chase Lockhart (62-28-27-217), Reece Valencia (62-47-48-157). Exhibition: Ranger Robinson (46-35-36-117), Henry Scheerer (76-23-35-134), Bryce Yoshida (62-35-59-156).

Waimea girls: Robyn Acob (95-62-81-238), Erika Esposo (87-67-76-230), D’Annalyn Helgen (85-54-76-215), Ashley Pascual (72-63-86-221), Khryshia Pascual (95-79-90-264). Exhibition: Janine Prado (92-57-85-234), Kristine Ruiz (84-41-70-195), Venice Subia (87-66-71-224). Experience only: Tatiana Acain (75-34-65-174), Natalie Blum (76-42-68-186).

Kapaa boys: Michael Tsai (81-68-67-216), Mark Corpuz (86-76-72-234), Ian Kimura (82-63-69-214), Maverick Yadao (94-84-75-253). Exhibition: Zyron Albite-Ruiz (80-53-52-185), Braden Tabura (77-72-47-196).

Kauai boys: Brandon Marcos (91-88-83-262), Kaimi Texeira (91-79-74-244), Kaimana Texeira (90-84-59-233), Grant Calipjo (79-76-60-215), Kendrick Cadiz (90-74-69-233). Exhibition: Keenan Iwai (61-41-34-136).

Kapaa girls: Alicia Hayakawa (88-83-58-229), Larissa Tsai (88-86-63-237), Haley Gokan (84-79-74-237), Analani Bacon (88-81-70-239), Janice Manique (96-72-80-248). Exhibition: Cherish Kuloloia (75-64-64-203), Loren Weiner (90-58-56-204), Brianna Wright (85-68-60-213).

Kauai girls: Kailee Arakaki (93-78-70-241), Kaori Kaya (91-75-74-240), Xandra Masumoto (85-90-73-248), Emily Melchor (84-87-75-246), Kelli Okayama (89-77-60-226). Exhibition: Kimberly Matutina (84-73-43-200), Kaeley Yamamotoya (82-67-62-211).

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