Kona-area schools compete in XC and air riflery

  • West-side schools traveled across the island for Saturday's weekly 5k cross country meet at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i. Schools such as Kealakehe, HPA, Konawaena and Makua Lani competed. (CONNOR WHITT/HAWAII-TRIBUNE HERALD)

  • Konawaena's air riflery team competed on the east side of the island this weekend in the third week of shooting action. Front row from left —Kahiau Kan and Bernard Kraan. Back row from left — Valentino Marchetti, Skyler Lippert, David Jennings and Rodeo Denis. (CONNOR WHITT/HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD)

Teams from the Kona region traveled to the Hilo area Saturday to partake in a variety of BIIF competitions. In air riflery’s weekly outing at Hilo High, Konawaena tallied a team score of 727 as the top west-side finisher for the boys, while Kealakehe sported a collective 345 on the girls side. In cross country’s 5k meet at Waiakea, Hawaii Prep led west-side schools in both the girls (second overall, 52 points) and boys (third overall, 118 points) races.