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Kadooka, Ventenilla start air riflery season strong

By Jerry Campany on September 1, 2015

Kailua’s Lauren Kadooka was the OIA’s top shooter as air riflery season began over the weekend, leading Kailua to a win over Moanalua. Kadooka shot a 526.09 to lead all scorers in the Surfriders’ 1,806.18-1,793 win. Jennifer Loui of Pearl City was another sure shot, carding a 523.17 in the Chargers’ win over Kapolei. Nicholas Ventenilla of Kalani was the high scorer on the boys side, shooting a 507.14 in a win over Kaiser. Other top scoring boys were Mario […]

Takakusagi, Hines receive NIAAA scholarships

By Nick Abramo on June 30, 2015

Melia Takakusagi and Raymond Hines were awarded National Interscholastic Athletic Administators Association scholarships at the recent Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference at the Hilton Waikoloa Villiage earlier this month. Takakusagi participates in air riflery for Waimea and Hines is a water polo player and paddler for Mid-Pacific.

Dreaming of SuperFerry savings

By Paul Honda on April 10, 2015

The news that some state senators are pushing for a legislative move to bring back the once-popular Superferry — however a long shot the idea really is — has at least one high school coach thinking out loud. Kalaheo air riflery coach Craig Garcia penned this comment on Facebook: heading to maui for states this year… this would go a long way for us if it was still running. we had a potential of 1 making the cut heading into […]

Vodzak sets ILH air rifle record

By Nick Abramo on February 23, 2015

Punahou’s Dylan Vodzak set a record by scoring 482.8 to win the varsity division at the ILH Precision Air Rifle Individual Championships on Saturday at Mid-Pacific Institute. Kamehameha’s Keanu Paikai is the previous record-holder (481.5). The top eight participants from Saturday are below. ILH Precision Air Rifle Individual Championships Feb. 21 at Mid-Pacific Institute 1. Dylan Vodzak (Punahou), 482.8 2. Alexa Yoo (Pac-Five), 476.3 3. Dorothy Sanidad (Sacred Hearts), 471.2 4. Angelique Mara (Sacred Hearts), 469.6 5. Ryan Ogasawara (Punahou), […]

Sacred Hearts takes ILH air rifle title

By Nick Abramo on February 18, 2015

Sacred Hearts clinched the ILH precision air rifle championship on Saturday. The Lancers tied with Punahou for first place with a 6-1 record, but won the the season-average tiebreaker for the title. Sacred Hearts won two matches on Saturday, against Punahou and St. Francis. Results from last Saturday follow, with high individual scorers in parentheses. The ILH individual championships are scheduled for Saturday. >> Sacred Hearts 2,157 (Angelique Mara, 378) def. Punahou 2,045 (Dylan Vodzak, 370) >> Punahou 2,148 (Vodzak, […]

Nirei leads Pac-Five air riflery team to 2 wins

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2015

Darren Nirei was the high scorer for Pac-Five in two ILH Precision Air Rifle match victories Saturday. The Wolfpack beat Island Pacific and Saint Louis. Results from Saturday follow, with each team’s high scorer in parentheses. >> Pac-Five 2,218 (Darren Nirei, 379) def. Island Pacific 2,138 (Jessica Sato, 369) >> Pac-Five 2,218 (Nirei and Evan Ebesu 373) def. Saint Louis 683 (Terry Pham, 357) >> Mid-Pacific 2,192 (Colby Sakumoto 373), def. St. Francis 385 (Isabel Villanueva, 385) >> Kamehameha 1,300 […]

St. Francis’ Villanueva shoots 383 in ILH air riflery

By Nick Abramo on February 2, 2015

St. Francis’ Isabel Villanueva scored 383, the highest score in Saturday’s ILH precision air riflery matches. Villanueva’s 383 came in a win over Saint Louis. She also recorded a 379 in a loss to Island Pacific. Sacred Hearts’ Angelique Mara shot a 379, in a loss to Island Pacific. Results from Saturday, with high scorers for each team in parentheses. >> Pac-Five 2,195 (Darren Nirei 377) def. Kamehameha 1,915 (Isaiah Lopes 349) >> Punahou 2,194 (Ryan Ogasawara 373) def. Mid-Pacific […]

Unorthodox, but precise: Villanueva, Silva

By Paul Honda on October 30, 2014

That was fun. It’s not often that little quirks in fundamentals lead to championship-level performance, but that’s exactly the case with St. Francis seniors Isabel Villanueva and Toni Silva. The two finished first and second in the Civilian Air Marksman/HHSAA air riflery state championships on Tuesday. (See the story in Wednesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, subscriber content.) Their coach, Delwin Dang, knows shooting well. But he allowed for their slightly different shooting styles because, well, they worked. Villanueva finished with a 548 […]