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Air Riflery Highlights (9/16/23)
Saturday's BIIF Air Riflery Match #3 was held at Hilo High School's Gym. Cole Kihara of Waiakea High (WHS) led all boys with a 261-7, closely followed by Kainalu Pakani of Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i (KSH) with a 257-5 and Jeremiah-James Sioloa-Carvalho of Hilo High School (HHS) with a 257-3. Rounding out the top 10 were Kuhio Haili-Mizumoto (HHS) 252-1, Caysen Jay Guillermo (KSH) 251-2, Cajohn Mar (KSH) 249-7, Kamamalu Kotake (HHS) 249-6, Brennan Tagawa (WHS) 248-3, Reyn Kaneshiro (HHS) 247-4, and Cadyn Corpuz (WHS) 246-6.

Francis Anne Dela Cruz of Waiakea High School (WHS) had another outstanding match leading all girls with a 271-8. She was followed by St. Joseph (STJ) teammates Zalia Olivera with a 265-8 and Raylee Mateo 265-7, who were joined by Jillian Lum of Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i (KSH) 265-4. Rounding out the top 10 were Danica-Jason Fujimoto (KSH) with a 262-9, Kathryn Son (HHS) 262-1, Haeli Baldwin (HHS) 261-4, Amy Gushiken (KSH) 261-3, Karly Chang (WHS) 258-5, and Lauren Kamauu (KSH) 258-3.

Notables from the other participating schools:


Christian Liberty Academy (CLA)
Tobie Narimatsu - 212-1

Keaau High School (KEU)
Ohn Urushiyama - 214-1

Konawaena High School (KON)
Rodeo Denis - 196-0

Kealakehe High School (KEA)
Nicholas Johnston - 186-3

Kanu O Ka Aina Charter School (KAN)
Kaweloanu Castro - 245-4

Kau High School (KAU)
Devin Alpin - 147-0

Connections Charter School (CON)
Vincent Meribela - 89-0


Christian Liberty Academy (CLA)
Alexandra Gray - 250-2

Keaau High School (KEU)
Celeste Douglas - 210-1

Kealakehe High School (KEA)
Tehani Cacino - 190-0

We'd like to welcome Connections and Kani O Ka Aina Charter Schools as they are participating in their first year. This is also Kau's 2nd year participating. Kealakehe returns after a hiatus from competition (from what I was told, they were one of the original schools to compete in BIIF Air Riflery). Hats off to all the competitors and coaches for helping make the sport of Air Riflery grow in the BIIF!!!

Our next match will be on Saturday, September 23rd, 9am, at Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i's Koai'a Gym.

*For those who are wondering what the number is following the score of each Air Riflery it is known as the "inner ten". The "inner ten" or the “10 ring” on an air rifle target is .5mm, literally the size of a typed period. Imagine looking or aiming at that from 10 meters away 

Kelly Galdones
KSH Air Riflery