Waimea boys beat Island on tiebreaker

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    Waimea’s Kaela Tsuchiya checks a pellet’s condition before loading, Wednesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air rifle match at the Island School range.

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    Quinn Catlin is one of two senior girls who lead the line of shooters on the firing line, Wednesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air rifle match at the Island School range.

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    Waimea’s Larissa Kobayashi leads the line of shooters at the Island School range, Wednesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation match.

LIHUE — Individual boys’ scores in the kneeling position determined the outcome Wednesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air rifle matches at the Island School range and at the Kapaa High School range.

The kneeling position individual scores were the tie-breaker between the visiting Waimea High School boys and the hosting Island School boys who both finished the day deadlocked at 1096-1096 points. Waimea broke the stalemate, culling 385 points led by Bergan Ceballos (81 points) and Keinan Kamakele (80 points) in the kneeling position to surge past the Voyagers’ 326 points led by Ka‘ohu Ranis (73 points) and Bryant Wu (72 points).

“This was a great match,” said Sean Magoun, Voyagers’ coach. “The boys tied for team score and we had to go to our last position (kneeling) and add up the five scoring shooters’ scores to determine the winning team. Waimea edged us out, but a great match altogether.”

On the girls’ range, Waimea completed its winning trip when Larissa Kobayashi led the Menehune wahine with 248 points (90 prone, 73 standing, and 85 kneeling) to claim the win, 1168 points to Island School’s 994 points.

The excitement overflowed onto the Kapaa range where the Warriors split its series against visiting Kauai, and joining the lineup, two Kauai Christian Academy fielded a pair of individual marksmen — Kai Koga (57-39-54-150), and Miles Tristan (35-17-15-67).

Michael Rosa repeated as high-pointer for Kapaa with a 255 (90-81-84), but the Warriors came up short, 1127 points to Kauai’s 1278 points, led by Brandon Marcos posting 260 (92-82-86) points.

Kapaa’s Kiara Dolino (90-79-83-252) and Kauai’s Kelli Okayama (96-75-81-252) topped the girls with each shooter bagging 252 points. The Warriors’ Alicia Hayakawa joined the fray at 252 (93-78-81) points, and the Kapaa girls pulled ahead, 1218-1148 points for its second consecutive win.

With the results of the second week recorded, Kapaa girls and Kauai boys hold the lead with two victories apiece.

Kapaa will travel to the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Wednesday to meet the Menehune in a match that starts at 5 p.m. while Island School will visit the Kauai High School range for a 3 p.m. shoot.


Island School boys: Joshua Dobashi (73-52-62-187), *Kaikea Kaui (94-68-67-229), *Cody Manibog (79-68-61-208), Kainoa Morang (67-45-67-179), *Tiago Morgado (89-58-53-200), *Ka‘ohu Ranis (92-61-73-226), *Bryant Wu (92-69-72-233), Anakin Zingray (54-55-50-159)

Waimea boys: Kylan Takakusagi (86-48-60-194), *Shannon Caoagdan (83-66-79-228), *David Rickards (78-60-68-206), Breicen Medina (43-34-58-135), *Bergen Ceballos (87-69-81-237), *Keinan Kamakele (81-59-80-220), *Derick Soriano (83-45-77-205), Kaya Labanon (75-55-67-197)

Island School girls: *Quinn Catlin (82-56-75-213), *Paulina Do (86-48-80-214), *Emma Harris (82-42-69-193), *Bonnie Lee (44-62-67-173), Maiya Oshima (67-25-51-143), *Taylor Raco (72-64-65-201)

Waimea girls: *Dawn Serapio (85-71-74-230), Keycee Saniatan (81-67-62-210), *Leslie Uri (86-65-76-227), *Larissa Kobayashi (90-73-85-248), *Kaela Tsuchiya (88-63-78-229), *Norie Mae Ramirez (85-80-69-234), Jenna Antolin (95-55-62-212), Rhona Lei Batacan (81-49-55-185)

Kapaa boys: *Michael Anderson (87-74-86-247), Isaac Gorospe (68-38-56-162), *Songkrit Janphet (83-61-75-219), *Ryan Laborte (75-45-75-195), *Michael Rosa (90-81-84-255), Eli Saflor-Celebrado (75-28-69-172), Nicholas Uribe (72-52-52-176), *Keio Wakuta (89-51-71-211)

Kauai boys: *Brandon Marcos (92-82-86-260), *William Andres (97-78-80-255), *Kaimana Texeira (95-78-86-259), *Michael Patricio (84-83-82-249), Bryce Fernandez (79-62-81-222), Kalen Konishi (90-69-83-242), Russell Medeiros (82-43-61-186), Jacob Alvarez (92-78-85-255)

Kapaa girls: Pe‘alani Hurley (34-71-66-171), *Analani Bacon (90-65-69-224), *Kiara Dolino (90-79-83-252), *Haley Gokan (88-87-72-247), *Alicia Hayakawa (93-78-81-252), Kaylee Mederos (55-4-23-82), *Loren Weiner (90-74-79-243), Erin Well (62-44-44-150)

Kauai girls: *Kelli Okayama (96-75-81-252), *Kierstyn Bukoski (86-65-91-242), *Jenna Takata (92-75-83-250), Joenicia Cemelo (85-60-63-208), Noelle Oyama (76-44-58-178), *Kylee Viernes-Toyama (80-65-81-226), *Glycelle Morden (81-63-69-213), Kaylah Santos (76-54-62-192)

Kauai Christian Academy boys: Kai Koga (57-39-54-150), Tristan Miles (35-17-15-67)


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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