LIHUE — Kauai High School marksman Brandon Marcos was just three points shy of perfect in the prone position of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air rifle match against Island School Thursday afternoon at the Kauai High School gym.
Kaimana Texeira, the Raiders’ high-pointer for the day with 265 points, finished the position just a point back at 96 points.
The top score in each of the three positions — prone, kneeling and standing — is 100, making 300 an overall perfect score.
Together, the Raider boys’ leaders combined to finish with a 1,302-point total, breaking the 1,300-point mark by two points, to defeat the Island School boys, who collected 1,083 points at the match that was re-located to the gym due to weather concerns.
Kauai’s score was the highest posted during the day after the Kapaa High School boys bested the Waimea boys team 1,161-1,139 at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Micheal Anderson led the Warriors’ win at 263 (96-79-88) points, two points shy of Texeira’s mark, and Waimea High School topped its effort with Bergen Ceballos finishing at 252 (85-81-86) points.
For the girls, Kauai High completed a Raider sweep by besting the Voyager women, 1,223-998, led by Kierstyn Bukoski firing 254 points (90 prone, 76 kneeling, and 88 standing). The Voyager girls had Bonnie Lee netting 250 (89-77-84) points.
The Kapaa girls posted the best score of the day at 1,250 points while beating out Waimea, whose Menehune girls ended with 1,212 points, led by Norie Mae Ramirez finishing at 255 (95-79-81) points, three less than Kapaa’s top shooter Haley Gokan, who ended at 258 (94-78-86).
Bryant Wu topped the Voyager boys’ performance with 235 (92-55-88) points.
The KIF air rifle reaches its midway mark Wednesday when Kauai visits Waimea with a venue to be announced (either Kauai High School or Kalaheo Neighborhood Center), with the first rounds firing at 5 p.m. Island School will host the Kapaa Warriors with the first rounds firing at 4:30 p.m. at its Puhi campus range.
Island School boys: Bryant Wu (92-55-88-235), Ranis Kaohu (89-74-63-226), Anakin Zingray (83-55-75-213), Tiago Morgado (92-52-67-211), Joshua Dobashi (81 prone-66 kneeling-51 standing-198 total), Kaikea Kaui (78-53-59-190), Laurenz Meyer (88-51-50-189), Cody Manibog (78-58-45-181).
Kauai boys: Kaimana Texeira (96-78-91-265), Brandon Marcos (97-83-84-264), William Andres (96-79-88-263), Jacob Alvarez (92-75-91-258), Micheal Patricio (90-77-85-252), Kalen Konishi (90-73-86-249), Bryce Fernandez (90-61-85-236), Russell Medeiros (89-50-58-197).
Island School girls: Bonnie Lee (89-77-84-250), Quinn Catlin (79-58-66-203), Paulina Do (76-46-78-200), Taylor Raco (63-50-60-173), Maiya Oshima (81-51-40-172), Emma Harris (79-17-58-154).
Kauai girls: Kierstyn Bukoski (90-76-88-254), Kelli Okayama (96-76-77-249), Jenna Takata (91-69-83-243), Keiley Albarado-Planas (85-73-85-243), Kylee Viernes-Toyama (92-63-79-234), Kaylah Santos (92-74-61-227), Ciana Ruiz (90-59-76-225), Noelle Oyama (90-60-67-217).
Kapaa boys: Micheal Anderson (96-79-88-263), Michael Rosa (94-78-90-262), Ryan Laborte (74-61-81-216), Songkrit Janphet (72-74-65-211), Keio Wakuta (82-53-74-209), Nicholas Uribe (86-42-78-206), Isaac Gorospe (66-29-44-139)
Waimea boys: Bergen Ceballos (85-81-86-252), Keinan Kamakele (87-72-85-244), Shannon Caoagdan (93-67-82-242), Derick Soriano (84-54-65-203), Kylan Takakusagi (84-46-68-196), Kaya Labanon (83-44-67-194), David Rickards (71-53-69-193), Breicen Medina (79-40-58-177).
Kapaa girls: Haley Gokan (94-78-86-258), Loren Weiner (91-77-83-251), Kira Dolino (94-70-85-249), Analani Bacon (87-77-83-247), Alicia Hayakawa (95-73-77-245), Pe‘alani Hurley (60-56-65-181).
Waimea girls: Norie Mae Ramirez (95-79-81-255), Kaela Tsuchiya (90-79-77-246), Rhona Lei Batacan (83-76-80-239), Dawn Serapio (89-72-75-236), Leslie Uri (90-65-81-236), Jenna Antolin (80-69-74-223), Keycee Saniatan (87-60-64-211), Jemaica Tumbaga (83-48-55-186),Glydelle Valmoja (66-42-41-149).
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.