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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 […]

Villanueva, Ebesu take ILH air riflery titles

By Jerry Campany on October 26, 2014

Isabel Villanueva of St. Francis hit 24 bulls and shot a three-round total of 550 to win the girls ILH air riflery championship on Saturday at the Saint Louis range. Villanueva was almost automatic from the prone position, hitting 15 bulls — seven in a row at one point — and scoring 197 points to earn a medal for that discipline as well. She scored the most points in the standing with 178 and came home with 175 in the […]


Kalani, Pearl City gain OIA air riflery titles

By Nick Abramo on October 13, 2014

Kalani’s boys and Pearl City’s girls won the OIA air riflery team championships on Saturday at Pearl City. Shane Xu’s score 513.09 led the Falcons to a 1,937.19 to 1,924.24 victory over Moanalua. Danielle Tababe shot a 540.21 as the Chargers defeated Kalani 2,093 to 1,935.24. Tanabe’s score was also good enough for the girls individual title. Leielhua’s Bennet Cariaga captured the boys individual crown with a 528.14. OIA top 10 girls 1. Danielle Tababe (Pearl City), 540.21 2. Kiara […]

Punahou’s Rodan ties ILH air riflery record

By Nick Abramo on October 13, 2014

Punahou senior Dean Rodan tied the ILH Sporter Air Riflery record on Saturday in a victory over Kamehameha. Rodan will compete in the ILH championships next Saturday at Mid-Pacific. Rodan’s three-position score of 279 tied the mark set by Kamehameha’s Keanu Paikai on Oct. 2, 2010. Paikai won the state championship that year and followed it with another title in 2011. Paikai went on to shoot for the Alaska Fairbanks rifle team. Varsity scores from Saturday’s match follow: Girls >> […]

Kalani boys shoot down Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on October 6, 2013

The Kalani boys pulled a huge upset in the OIA Air-Riflery semifinals on Saturday, beating defending champion and host Pearl City by the narrowest of margins. The Falcons move on the face Leilehua for the league team championship next Saturday, also at Pearl City. The Falcons got solid performances from each of their shooters to down the Chargers by two points, 1,872, 1870. Pearl City hit the target 23 times to Kalani’s 20, but the Falcons were more accurate around […]

Somera stepping up in senior year

By Jerry Campany on September 20, 2013

Pearl City shooter Ashley Somera shot a season-high 532 with 13 bulls-eyes in an air riflery win over Campbell on Wednesday. The Chargers remained unbeaten at 4-0. Somera, one of only two seniors on a Chargers team that is trying to defend its OIA crown, has three of the top four reported scores in the OIA this year. She has scores of 524 and 518 so far this year. Somera finished sixth at states last year with a 531, and […]

ILH Air Riflery season underway

By Hawaii Prep World on August 24, 2013

ILH 3-Position Sporter Air Rifle Saturday’s results Boys Punahou 1,022, St. Francis 225 High Scores: David Watanabe, PUN, 271 Ethan Shin, StF, 225 Maryknoll 968, Saint Louis 914 High Scores: Darren Nirei and Jonathan Hayashi, Mary, 245 James Carvalho, StL, 247 Girls Punahou 1,039, St. Francis 1,016 High Scores: Kelli Shimazu, PUN, 266 Isabel Villanueva, StF, 269 Sacred Hearts 1,019, Pac-Five 959 High Scores: Sara Tashima, SHA, 268 Nadia Hata, Pac 5, 261 La Pietra 896, Island Pacific Academy 229 […]