KIF air riflery all stars announced

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    Kapaa High School’s Janice Manique readies her weapon for firing in the prone position at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, in this Sept. 27 photo.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    Waimea’s Braden Kobayashi sights in during the prone position in the second relay against Island School at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, in this Sept. 27 photo.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    Kauai’s Brandon Marcos reaches for his binoculars to check sightings during prone position shooting at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, in this Aug. 30 photo.

The list naming the Kauai Interscholastic Federation Air Riflery All-Stars was released Thursday. Six boys and six girls shooters were recognized by the league.

Those listed had the best averages from the season. To qualify, shooters had to have competed in at least four matches.

Four Kapaa girls filled in the top four this year. Leading the girls is Warriors senior Janice Manique with an average of 264.25 — the best average of the year.

Manique was the top KIF shooter at states, placing 49th overall with a score of 518-11 (185-4, 154-3, 179-4).

Warriors junior Alicia Hayakawa, junior Haley Gokan and senior Larissa Tsai were also named. Kauai High sophomore Kierstyn Bukoski and junior Jenna Takata rounded out the girls top six.

Bukoski competed as an individual at states and finished 108th overall (488-7; 176-4, 153-1, 159-2).

Waimea High School senior Braden Kobayashi topped the boys list with an average of 258.6667.

Kobayashi also competed at the state championships as an individual and was 91st overall with a score of 496-10 (184-7 prone, 150-1 standing, 162-2 kneeling).

Senior Ian Kimura and freshman Michael Rosa represent Kapaa in the list of boys standouts. Kauai High School has three boys all stars: sophomore William Andres, junior Brandon Marcos and junior Jacob Alvarez.

Kapaa High School, winner of both the KIF boys and girls championships, have six all stars this year — two boys and four girls.

The Warrior boys placed 13th with a total score of 1,997-39, and the girls finished 14th with 1,989-37 at the 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Riflery Championships last month at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall in Honolulu.

The Kapaa boys team from states were: Michael John Anderson (513-14 total; 190-7 prone, 148-0 standing, 175-7 kneeling), Mark Corpuz (496-9; 178-3, 152-4, 166-2), Rosa (495-8; 186-6, 141-0, 168-2) and Kimura (493-8; 179-2, 152-3, 162-3).

The Warrior girls all stars all competed at states. Their scores from the tournament were: Manique (518-11; 185-4, 154-3, 179-4), Gokan (504-8; 177-5, 157-2, 170-1), Hayakawa (493-7; 181-6, 150-1, 162-0) and Tsai (474-11; 162-4, 131-1, 181-6).

KIF Air Riflery All-Stars

Boys: 1. Braden Kobayashi, Waimea, senior, 258.6667; 2. Ian Kimura, Kapaa, senior, 258.25; 3. William Andres, Kauai, sophomore, 257; 4. Brandon Marcos, Kauai, junior, 255.75; 5. Michael Rosa, Kapaa, freshman, 254.25; 6. Jacob Alvarez, Kauai, junior, 252.5.

Girls: 1. Janice Manique, Kapaa, senior, 264.25; 2. Alicia Hayakawa, Kapaa, junior, 259.25; 3. Haley Gokan, Kapaa, junior, 257; 4. Larissa Tsai, Kapaa, senior, 252; 5. Kierstyn Bukoski, Kauai, sophomore, 251; 6. Jenna Takata, Kauai, junior, 250.


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