Warrior girls win first air riflery match

LIHUE — Kapaa High School’s Janice Manique repeated as high pointer Wednesday at the Kauai High School range during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air riflery match.

This week, Manique’s high pointer performance earned the Kapaa High School girls team a win over the host Red Raiders — 1,180 to 1,149 points. Manique’s performance shadowed last week’s shooting where the Warrior sharpshooter piled up 246 points behind 90 points in the prone position, 70 points in standing, and 86 points in the kneeling phase.

Manique’s total was just five points better than Kauai’s top shooter, Kailee Arakaki (88-72-81-241) where Arakaki scored better than Manique in the standing position but was outshot in the other two phases.

Kapaa’s women victory also gives them a W after weeks of coming close, but failing to cross into the winner’s circle.

“We have been close,” said Ian Versammy, the Kapaa coach during the preparation period. “This year has been a lot better for the teams compared to previous years. We’ve been close, really close, in many cases — less than 10 points. Maybe today, we’ll get a win.”

On the boys’ range, Kauai boys kept its undefeated streak going as Kaimi Texeira claimed high point honors on a 253 (94-80-79) behind a 94-point (out of a possible 100 points) showing in the prone position, the highest score in that position at the Kauai range.

Brandon Marcos, last week’s high-pointer for the KIF, followed five points back at 248 (90-81-77) despite claiming the highest score in the standing position at 80.

The pair led the Raiders to an 1,187 to 1,125 win over the Kapaa boys who got a 237 (89-70-78) from Michael-John Anderson and Ian Kimura (90-64-83).

“Having Kapaa improve to where they are is great,” said Keith Hornos, the Kauai coach. “It gives the league more parity and anyone can win on any given day. It just depends on who shows up to shoot. It’s very exciting.”

No results were available from the match between Waimea and Island School.

Kapaa next hosts Waimea at the Kapaa High School range while Kauai hosts Island School at the Kauai High School range Wednesday. Both matches start at 3 p.m.

Results

Kapaa boys: Michael-John Anderson (89-70-78-237), Ian Kimura (90-64-83-237), Maverick Yadao (85-76-74-235), Mark Corpuz (85-56-69-210), Michael Tsai (84-61-61-206). Keahi Holden (35-20-23-78), Braden Tabura (89-36-59-184).

Kauai boys: Kaimi Texeira (94-80-79-253), Brandon Marcos (90-81-77-248), Grant Calipjo (88-62-81-231), Kendrick Cadiz (83-77-71-231), Jacob Alvarez (86-55-83-224). Kaimana Texeira (76-68-75-219), Keenan Iwai (81-44-65-190), William Andres (90-62-58-210).

Kapaa girls: Janice Manique (90-70-86-246), Brianna Wright (90-73-82-245), Larissa Tsai (86-68-78-232), Alicia Hayakawa (92-63-75-230), Khalie Miranda (76-65-86-227). Haley Gokan (81-67-75-223), Karyn Koko (82-48-61-191), Loren Weiner (80-55-64-199), Anna-Malia Santos (87-64-70-221).

Kauai girls: Kailee Arakaki (88-72-81-241), Kaori Kaya (86-59-87-232), Kelli Okayama (92-67-68-227), Lilinoe Wilson (86=64-77-227), Emily Melchor (84-75-63-222). Kimberly Matutina (81-54-74-209), Jenna Takata (90-31-72-193), Kaeley Yamamotoya (78-36-60-174).

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