Air Rifle Team Remains Strong After Losing Streak


MĀNOA- On Sept. 22, 2018, the Kamehameha Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys and Girls Air Rifle Teams went to Mid-Pacific Institute for their fourth match of the 2018-2019 season.

After two straight loses, the Warriors showed up at the match, determined to beat Pac-5. The competition was fierce as the warriors rallied behind Coaches Nate and Chloe Urabe. After the three-hour competition was over, however, Pac-5 pulled through with a win over the Warrior’s varsity teams.

Although they have been dealt multiple loses, the Warriors are still hopeful with Boys Varsity Shooter Shane Aczon’s message capturing the spirit of the young, passionate team; “It’s a lot harder than it looks. There are many different factors when shooting that determines whether or not the shot turns out good or bad. We took a loss this week. However, we learned a lot and we are going to take what we learned and use it to improve in order to come out victorious at our next match.”

Boys Team Captain Kekoa Kaeha is proud of the team, and when asked about the match he had this to say: “Overall it was a close match…some of us were off our game but it is all good. The season’s dwindling down but we are still holding our own.”

The Air Riflery team’s next match will be at the St. Louis Range on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 at 09:00 am.