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Big Island Bulls

Four Big Island soccer players helped the Honolulu Bulls win the championship in the U-12 silver division of the Hawaiian International Cup played on Oahu last week. From left, Travis Ichishita, Matthew Enriquez, Kala’e Mills and Chase Lurbecki each play for the Kona Crush Soccer Academy and Vinny La Porta, who coached the Bulls team to the title. Enriquez is from Waiakola while the other three are from Kailua-Kona.

Peaman Red White and Blue Biathlon

Frozen Pea Productions will host the Peaman Red White and Blue Biathlon Sunday at the Kailua Pier.

The half-mile swim and 3.5 mile race starts at 8 a.m. The theme for the race is Independence Day.

The all-ages event is free and participants are just asked to sign out when they are done.

For more information, contact Peaman at 938-2296.

Benefit for Kona Pony Lil’ Soljahs


A benefit concert to help Mustang 9’s state champions Kona Lil’ Soljahs to participate in the World Series will occur 9:30 p.m. to midnight at Sansei Bar & Grill at Queens’ MarketPlace.

Presale tickets are $10; $12 at the door. Tickets can be bought from any Lil’ Soljahs parent. Call Grad at 895-7505, Analu at 854-1322 or Melissa at 640-5519.

Donations are also being accepted to help with team expenses. Donations can be made at any HFS Federal Credit Union branch under Waimea Athletics Sub#6.

The Pony World Series starts July 22 in Walnut, California.

Kona Crush Soccer tryouts


Kona Crush Soccer Academy will be holding open tryouts July 19 at Pualani Field. Tryouts will consist of two hour-long sessions with the head coach of the age group. Group times are: Under-8 coed, U-10 coed, U-11 boys, U-12 girls — 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.; U-13 boys, U-14 boys, U-14 girls — 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m.; and U-16 boys, U-18 girls 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

No registration is necessary, but a ball is required. For more information, email

Waikoloa Mega Sports Camp

July 21-25

At Mega Sports Camp kids will be coached in soccer, basketball, cheerleading and flag football.

The faith-based camp sponsored by Abundant Life Ministries will be at Hooko Park in Waikoloa.

Registration is open daily at 8 a.m. and the opening events begin at 9.

Registration includes, a T-shirt, backpack, trophy and snacks.

The cost is $45 per child. There are discounts available for families.

Register online at or call 883-9512 for more information.

Waimea Sports Expo

July 26

The second annual Waimea Sports Expo will be held at Waimea Park.

This free, family-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event offers an opportunity for youth and families to participate in instructional clinics and mildly competitive games.

For more information, contact Melissa Samura, Waimea Recreation Director at 887-3014 or

LavaKids Aquathlon

July 27

Lavakids will hold an aquathlon in conjunction with the Greg Cameron Firemen’s Fund Biathlon at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

Keiki 6 and younger will participate in a free beach dash, while 7- to 10-year-olds will battle in a 100-meter swim and kilometer run and 11- to 14-year-olds will race in a 200-meter swim and 2-kilometer run.

The cost is $15 and participants may also race in the Greg Cameron Biathlon for no extra cost.

For more information, visit or or email Jesse Ebersole at HPA tennis camp

HPA Tennis Camps

Aug. 12-14, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 6-17

The HPA tennis camp, open to ages 6-17 of all skill levels, will be hosted by HPA tennis coach Jeff Lewis.

Register a minimum of six days prior to camp to assure a spot and consistency in the program.

The cost is $130 per week. To register, contact Lewis at 881-4037 or or download a form at

Big Island sailing camp

Intermediate class July 28 to Aug.1

Two dinghy and keelboat sailing camps will be available for participants ages 10-16. Day camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Novice teens and intermediate sailors are encouraged to join the July 14-18 session. Intermediate sailing and intro to race is July 28 to Aug. 1.

The cost is $165 for new sailors, $145 for returning sailors. Scholarships are available.

Call Alicia Starsong at 325-5529 or email

Biddy Basketball clinics and league

Aug. 4, 6, 11, 14 and 21

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering Biddy Basketball clinics and league for ages 5-8 at Kekuaokalani Gym in Kailua-Kona.

Clinics registration is slated July 21-31.

The league is scheduled Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, with play at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 14.

Registration forms are available 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the gym office.

Volunteer coaches and officials are needed.

For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wesley Sermons at 327-3553.

Basketball clinics upcoming in Hilo

Sunday, July 27 and Aug. 3

Former University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball player Aukai Wong will hold basketball clinics from 5:45-7:45 p.m. in Hilo.

There are two divisions: one for intermediate boys and girls and another for high school boys and girls. One hour will be devoted to a study session with another on “intense” basketball drills.

T-shirts, drinks and snacks are included.

For more information, contact Wong at 365-3080 or

Yagi hoops camp in Hilo

July 21-24

The county Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp in Hilo.

The camp, open to boys and girls ages 9-17, will be held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the Panaewa Covered Play Courts.

Teenage campers will receive personalized instruction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Full-court games are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ages 9-12 will receive similar instruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Four-on-four games are at 1 and 3 p.m.

Early registration is $60 per child. The cost will rise to $70 after July 14. Participants will receive camp shirts and group photo.

Registration forms are available during business hours at the department’s Recreation Division Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St., Hilo, and online at Checks must be made payable to the Director of Finance and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Volunteer coaches are welcomed and should contact Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Specialist, at 938-2012 or

Soccer camp at UH-Hilo

July 21-24

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a soccer camp from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 7-10 and 1-4 p.m. for 11- to 14-year-olds.

The camp fee is $60. Registration deadline is July 18.

For more information, contact Camp Coordinator Gene Okamura in the UH-Hilo soccer office at 932-7166 or

Information and registration forms are also available at

Kealakehe announces fall start dates

Football: Varsity and JV meet at the Waverider Stadium south end at 3:30 p.m. July 21

Volleyball: Varsity and JV meet at the gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Cross country: Varsity and JV meet at the Waverider Stadium north end at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Bowling: Varsity, boys and girls, meet at the gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Air riflery: Varsity, boys and girls, meet at the air riflery range by the woodshop at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

Forms are available at the registrar’s office or at

Honokaa to hold fall tryouts

Football: 3 p.m. July 21, varsity locker room

Cross country: Boys/girls, 3 p.m. Aug. 4, locker room

Girls volleyball: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Hilo Armory

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

For more information, call the athletic office at 775-8800, ext. 237.

Konawaena announces fall start dates

Football: July 21 at the football stadium, with coach Cliff Walters

Volleyball: Aug. 4 at the gym, with coach Ainsley Keawekane

Cross country: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 on the track, with coach Patrick Bradley

Bowling: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 at the administration office, with coach Clyde Takafuji and Steve Tanaka

Air riflery: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 at the rifle range, with coach 1st Sgt. Lydell Libre

Cheerleading: Aug. 4 at the gym lobby, with coach Stacy Brown

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

Forms are available in the athletic office, athletic trainers’ office or VP office on campus.


Family days at Waikoloa resort

Through July

Waikoloa Beach Resort offers “family golf days” during July.

Families can play the Kings’ course after 3:30 p.m. for $50 per adult and $25 for juniors including complimentary junior Nike rental clubs. Adult rental clubs are available for $25.

For more information, visit or call 886-7888.

Kids Bowl Free at KBXtreme


KBXtreme in Kailua-Kona is partnering with Kids Bowl Free, a national summer bowling program for children younger than 15, to allow two free games on weekdays.

This year, KBXtreme is nominating Big Island elementary and intermediate schools for the Bowling for Schools $50,000 grant program. The program runs to Aug. 31.

Register at

Kona Aerials Gymnastics Summer Fun Camp

Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The Kona Aerials Gymnastics Summer Fun Camp is open for children ages 5-10.

The camp takes 14 enrollments per day. Registration is necessary to guarantee a spot in the program. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to Kona Aerials Gymnastics Club.

For more information, contact Kona Aerials at 329-4313 or

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