Short Hops April 2


Positive Coaching Alliance today

The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Positive Coaching Alliance workshop at 6 p.m. today at Old Kona Airport Park’s main pavilion.

Registration for the two-hour workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m., and a fee of $5 includes a workshop booklet.

For more information or to register, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735.

Keauhou Canoe Club family fun day Sunday

Keauhou Canoe Club will host a keiki training event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at Keauhou Bay.

Children ages 8 to 14 will learn basic paddling techniques and strokes as well as swim and water safety. They will also learn about six-man, two-man and one-man paddling with canoe rides.

For more information, go to keauhoucanoeclub.com, or contact Nathan Libarios at 937-5390 or hawaiinat@yahoo.com.

Keauhou Canoe Club practice begins Monday

Keauhou Canoe Club begins its practice schedule next week at Keauhou Bay. Days and times are subject to change.

The schedule is as follows:

Children

c Specials under 12: Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. Coaches Paul Aguirre, Leslie Crawford

c Boys 12-18: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Coach Nathan Libarios

c Girls 12-18: Tuesday and Thursday, with move to Monday and Wednesday as soon as possible

Women

c Novice B women: Monday and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Coach Paul Aguirre

c Novice A, open masters plus: Monday and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Coach Paul Daugherty

Men

c Novice B men: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Coach Noah Gibson

c Novice A men: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Coach Robert Olson

c Open men: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.

c Masters plus: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Coach Bob Bruce

Torch Run Sunday in Kailua-Kona

The Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Kailua-Kona First Hawaiian Bank branch in Lanihau Shopping Center.

From First Hawaiian Bank, runners and walkers will go down Palani Road to Kailua Pier before heading south on Alii Drive and continuing to Hale Halawai. Participants will then turn around, return to Kailua Pier and go up Palani Road to the race finish at The Club in Kona.

Registration will begin an hour before the race at First Hawaiian Bank, and race organizers will sell Torch Run T-shirts for $30. The race honors Troy Barboza, a fallen Hawaii police officer and a former Special Olympics Hawaii coach. The Hawaii Police Department, a race sponsor, will carry its Flame of Hope throughout the streets of Kailua-Kona to raise funds for Special Olympics West Hawaii.

A Special Olympics athlete will carry the Flame of Hope during the final leg of the Torch Run and light a cauldron at The Club in Kona to signify the beginning of the Weinberg Regional Special Olympics Powerlifting Meet at The Club in Kona. For more information on the Torch Run, contact Special Olympics West Hawaii Area Director Sandie Dela Cruz at 987-5057.

Kayak fishing clinic April 13-14

A fishing clinic for kayakers will be held April 13 and 14. The session on April 13 starts at 9 a.m. at P&P Kayaks at 73-4976 Kamanu Street, Suite 101. The session will cover basic fishing by kayak in Hawaiian waters. Participants will construct their own fishing rigs for inshore and ocean offshore species.

The April 14 session will be on the water with a probable launch site from Keauhou Bay.

For further information, call Kelly Harison of P&P Kayaks at 990-6699.

Hawaii Cycling Club time trials this month

The Hawaii Cycling Club will present the Waikola Beach team time trial and the Hapuna Beach time trial this month to bicyclists of all ages and abilities.

The Waikola Beach team time trial will be at 8 a.m. April 13. Cyclists are encouraged to form teams of three to four riders. Individual cyclists will be assigned to a team. The race will begin at the Highway 19 sign just south of Waikola Beach Road. Cyclists will ride 16.7 miles south to Kona International Airport.

Registration will be from 7 to 7:40 a.m. adjacent to Bike Works Beach and Sports in the Queens’ MarketPlace. A prerace meeting will be held at 7:50 a.m. near the start line.

The Hapuna Beach training time trial will be held at 8 a.m. April 20 starting at the entrance to the Hapuna Beach parking lot. Cyclists will ride mauka on Hapuna Beach Road, turn south on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway to the Waikoloa Village Road intersection, where they will make a U-turn (police will be directing traffic) and ride north to the finish line near Kaunaoa Drive for a total travel of 12.7 miles.

Registration will be from 7 to 7:40 a.m. near the snack bar at Hapuna Beach. The prerace meeting will be held at the start line at 7:50 a.m.

At the end of HCC events there is a talk story/aid station.

For additional information, visit hawaiicyclingclub.com.

Kona Horseshoe Pitchers tournament April 20-21

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club’s annual Hand of Friendship Horseshoe Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. April 20-21 at Old Kona Airport Park behind the tennis courts.

The tournament will follow a mixed doubles format. The play for April 20 will require a $25 registration fee, and it will use a count-all scoring system with no handicaps.

The top 10 scorers will then be able to compete on April 21 in a 10-round championship class event. There is a $20 entry fee for the second day.

The deadline to enter is April 14. Contact Al Mehlhouse at 322-7085, or Reggie Gomes at 756-8085 for more details.

KGMA hunting permits available

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will grant muzzleloader animal control permits for feral goats and feral sheep at Kaohe Game Management Area through April 14.

Kaohe Game Management Area is an archery unit for game mammals with no bag limit for sheep and goats. To increase public harvest efficiency of feral goats and sheep, DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife is allowing the use of muzzleloaders for licensed hunters by permit.

Permits will be available at the Kilohana check station for muzzleloader for feral goats and sheep with no bag limit, but every effort must be made to retrieve and harvest animals within designated areas.

Hunters must use every safety precaution in using muzzleloaders. Blaze orange is required for all hunters in Kaohe GMA, including archery hunters.

DLNR is increasing hunter participation in Kaohe GMA to protect Palila Critical Habitat from overgrazing of mamane trees from feral goats and sheep. Further information may be obtained by contacting the DOFAW offices in Hilo at 974-4221 or in Waimea at 887-6063.

KS-West Hawaii golf tournament Saturday

The parent association of Kamehameha Schools West Hawaii will hold its 14th annual golf tournament Saturday at Big Island Country Club. Check in will be at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start will follow at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per player, and the format will be two-man scramble format. Lunch and awards will follow.

Enrollment forms are available at the website westhawaiiatp.com. Call Patricia Clark at 756-1795 for more information. The registration deadline is Friday.

KBXtreme to host PBA regional tournament

Approximately 40 professional bowlers will come to the Big Island for the PBA West/Northwest Kona Open Regional Bowling Tournament, which will take place April 22-23 at KBXtreme.

Some of the pros expected to attend include Norm Duke, Rhino Page, Scott Norton, Josh Blanchard, Missy Parkin, Michael Fagan, Tommy Jones, Steve Smith and Tom Hess.

The event also includes a pro-am in which amateurs can compete with the professionals. KBXtreme is seeking sponsors to ensure a successful tournament.

For more information, contact KBXtreme at 326-2695 or kbxtreme.com.

Kai Ehitu golf tournament Saturday

Kai Ehitu Canoe Club will hold its inaugural benefit golf tournament Saturday at Kona Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start follows at 8 a.m.

The $110 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and awards.

For more information, or to make donations, call Tifani at 769-1309 or Christel at 333-8450, or go to kaiehitu.org.

Fords to appear on Emily T. Gail Show

Billy and Theresa Ford, Big Island residents for more than 30 years and relatives of Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke, are guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

They will discuss Coke’s activities when he visits, including working on his pitching at Old Airport Park’s baseball fields. They will also discuss his interactions with youth sports teams at the park.

Jeff and Holly Coakley from the 808 Mx/ATV Association will also be guests on this week’s show. They will discuss the history of the organization, and they will share information on the April 13 races at the Hilo Drag Strip.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at emilytgail@emilys.org or call 896-6780. Past shows are available at facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory, iTunes and espnhawaii.com.

Weekly golf tourney results

Big Island Country Club

March 20-21 results

c Low gross men’s championship scores: 1. Jim McCully 167; 2. Ron Ahlers 169

c Low gross women’s score: Barbara Millslagle 151

c Low net women’s score: Judy Sudnikovich 159

c A flight low gross score: Tom Johnson 161

c Low net men’s score: Dick Peters 139

c Notes: Results from BICC members championship

Wednesday’s results

c Team scores: 1. Barb Millslagle/Dick Peters/Don Wood 25 under; 2. Rod Kebo/Swen Willadsen/Shirley Akana 21 under; 3. Rick Dvorak/Nozomi Wood/Ron Ahlers 21 under

c Low net scores: 1. Dick Peters 57; 2. Rick Dvorak 64

c Closest to the hole: Dan Brown (5, 8); Frosty Johnson (13); Rod Kebo (17)

M&M Ladies Golf Club

March 26 results

c A flight scores: 1. Bettina Linke 33; 2. Shoko Ioh 34; 3. Randi Wilson 35

c B flight scores: 1. Gayle Scoggin 31.5; 2. Judy Pettersen 33.5; 3. Norma Julia 36

c Low putts: Shoko Ioh 31

c Note: Members played odd holes, half handicap

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Bill Hawkins 65; 2. Len FEllez 65; 3. Jim Anderson 66

c B flight low net scores: 1. Walt Disney 66; 2. John Karwoski 66; 3. Bill Olafson 67

c Closest to the pin: Dennis Carino (2); Arvid Brjornton (6); Pete Callahan (8); Bill Efinger (12); Bill Hawkins (17A); Jim McQuaid (17B)

c Low gross score: Bill Hawkins 71