Warrior girls tighten the race

KAPAA — Kapaa’s Brianna Wright and Janice Manique tied for high-point honors, and led the Kapaa girls air riflery team to its second straight win in as many weeks Wednesday afternoon at the Kapaa High School range.

Wright rose from the ranks to finish with a 261 (98 prone, just two points shy of a perfect score, 78 in the standing, and 85 in the kneeling position) to tie with Manique, a consistent high-pointer for Kapaa, at 261 (94-83-84) points. The pair led the Kapaa girls to a 1,263 total over Waimea’s 1,207 points. Janine Prado (91-85-81-257) led the Waimea girls’ effort.

On the boys’ range, Waimea’s Braden Kobayashi continued his high-point status with a 256 (89-77-90) to lead the Menehune to a 1,224 point total over Kapaa’s 1,209, the Warriors’ lead coming from Maverick Yadao who tallied a 251 (90-73-88).

“I had everyone who pointed shooting in the first relay,” said Ian Versammy, Kapaa coach. “After last week’s win for the girls, I set the cutoff high, and once they qualified, I had them in the first relay so they wouldn’t run out of light like last week. We lose light quickly in Kapaa.”

Over at the Kauai High School range, the Red Raiders were winners over Island School, the Kauai girls finishing with 1176 points led by Lilinoe Wilson picking up a personal best 239 (93-70-76) over Island School’s two-shooter total 319.

Brandon Marcos set the pace with the day’s high point 257 (87-84-86) to lead the Red Raider boys to a 1,188 total over Island School’s 952, the Voyagers getting its lead from Tanner Tavares (82-62-79-233).

Kapaa girls’ win tightens up the race in that division for the final match of the season, Wednesday when Waimea hosts Kauai at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. Waimea girls, with its one loss, has to win the match to clinch the KIF season. If Kauai girls win, there will be a shootoff on Oct. 7 as both teams will have two losses.

The Kauai boys are currently undefeated, but are facing a strong Menehune squad who outscored them 1,224 against Kapaa to Kauai’s 1,188 point total over Island School. A Menehune win will force a shootoff, Oct. 7.

Kapaa will travel to the Island School range. Both matches start at 3 p.m.


Island School boys: Tanner Tavares (82-62-79-223), Bryant Wu (89-50-73-212), Reese Valencia (72-48-60-180), Kamalei Baptiste (89-51-38-178), Kaikea Kaui (69-36-54-159). Preston Patterson (56-31-49-136), Ka‘ohu Ranis (73-25-41-139), Henry Scherer (75-36-48-159)

Kauai boys: Brandon Marcos (87-84-86-257), Kendrick Cadiz (89-66-80-235), Jacob Alvarez (89-59-86-234), Kaimi Texeira (88-71-74-233), Grant Calipjo (91-62-76-229). Keenan Iwai (78-65-65-208), Michael Perreira (79-56-79-214), Willam Andres (89-62-68-219)

Island School girls: Aliana Ho (89-58-37-184), Catlyn Quinn (72-35-28-135)

Kauai girls: Lilinoe Wilson (93-70-76-239), Kailee Arakaki (85-76-75-236), Kelli Okayama (87-79-69-235), Jenna Takata (90-63-81-234), Kaori Kaya (90-73-69-232). Kierstyn Bukoski (81-62-69-212), Kimberly Matutina (79-71-72-222), Emily Melchor (72-72-67-211)

Kapaa boys: Maverick Yadao (90-73-88-251), Ian Kimura (93-76-79-248), Michael Anderson (90-69-82-241), Mark Corpuz (84-74-82-240), Michael Tsai (87-68-74-229). Braden Tabura (84-59-69-212), Keahi Holden (63-64-54-181), Kainalu Gorospe (82-20-37-139)

Waimea boys: Braden Kobayashi (89-78-87-256), Dennison Mopas (85-78-87-250), Eilon Jamoraban (88-72-85-245), Keane Caberto (86-68-85-239), Bryan Ingeniero (85-72-77-234). Kaya Labanon (76-27-70-173), Keinan Kamakele (74-42-63-179), Dawson Franco (80-46-71-197)

Kapaa girls: Brianna Wright (98-78-85-261), Janice Manique (94-83-84-261), Alicia Hayakawa (88-78-85-251), Haley Gokan (95-74-79-248), Loren Weiner (91-71-80-242). Analani Bacon (90-73-66-229), Larissa Tsai (87-60-85-232), Khaelie Miranda (89-57-81-227)

Waimea girls: Janine Prado (91-85-81-257), Khryshia Pascual (91-77-85-253), Robyn Acob (86-71-79-236), D’Annalyn Helgen (82-65-85-232), Erika Esposo (91-56-82-229). Tatiana Acain (79-47-77-203), Ashley Pascual (81-56-83-220), Kristine Ruiz (80-74-73-227)


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