Waimea girls take KIF air riflery crown

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    A trio of Menehune sharpshooters draw beads during the prone position shooting, Tuesday at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls air riflery shootout at the Island School range.

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    Island School range director Sean Magoun and Waimea coach Victor Aguilar assist sharpshooters during the set up and prep period for prone position shooting, Tuesday during the Kauai Interscholasttic Federation air riflery shootout between the Waimea and Kauai high school girls at the Island School range.

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    A Waimea High School coaching assistant gets a photo of the prone position set up, Tuesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air riflery shootout between Waimea and Kauai High School girls at the Island School range.

PUHI — The Waimea High School girls air riflery team outpointed Kauai High School by 28 points to claim the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls air riflery title Wednesday afternoon during a shoot off held at a “neutral field” — Island School.

Jenna Antolin, a first-year sharpshooter, set the pace for the shootout by finishing with a day’s high 259 points (83 prone, 82 standing, and 94 kneeling). Kauai High School’s leading scorer, Glycelle Morden, finished nine points back at 250 (91-71-88) despite her strong showing in the prone position.

Red Raider Kierstyn Bukoski, who led the girls through the season, tumbled to the No. 3 scoring spot at 241 (89-68-84) following a tie for the No. 2 position by Lauryn Tugade (89-67-86-242) and Cody Lagazo (89-68-85-242).

On the Menehune side of the range, Leslie Uri (86-78-77-241) bumped Rhona Lei Batacan (94-73-74-241) for a spot on the Waimea team.

“Per the rules of CMP, when there is a tie between two shooters — Batacan and Uri — the tiebreakers is the last target fired, which was kneeling,” said Victor Aguilar, the Waimea coach. “Being that Ms. Uri fired a 78 compared to Ms. Batacan’s 74, Ms. Uri should be included in the Top 5 shooters for Waimea.”

The Kauai High School boys team clinched the KIF title on the Oct. 2 match at Waimea after outpointing the Menehune, 1,273 points to 1,246 points to remain undefeated in the season.

During that match, Waimea girls took the competition 1,262 to 1,169 to force the shootout in the championship battle.

Both KIF championship teams will be participating in the 2019 Civilian Marksmanship Program Hawaii High School Athletic Association air riflery championships that will contest on Oct. 29 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Oahu.

The following are results for the KIF air riflery competition:

Kauai Girls – 1,211 points: *Kierstyn Bukoski (89 prone, 68 standing, 84 kneeling, 241 total), Joenicia Camelo (82-70-78-230), *Cody Lagazo (89-68-85-242), Logan Lagazo (75-47-79-201), *Glycelle Morden (91-71-88-250), *Lauryn Tugade (89-67-86-242), Shyatesa Lagundino-Keoho (61-62-69-192), *Kylee Viernes-Toyama (88-64-84-236)

Waimea Girls – 1,239 points: *Jenna Antolin (83-82-94-259), Rhona Lei Batacan (94-73-74-241), *Kieran Canavan (91-73-79-243), Larissa Kobayashi (90-74-74-238), *Norie Mae Ramirez (94-67-87-248), *Keycee Saniatan (89-85-74-248), Kaela Tsuchiya (86-70-74-230), *Leslie Uri (86-78-77-241)

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

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