PTA suspends hunting indefinitely
Pohakuloa Training Area is off limits to weekend hunters for the foreseeable future because of the many troop rotations coming to the Big Island.
The PTA command team will monitor the training schedule and, if there is a lull in training, may open selected areas for bow hunting of mammals.
Check the PTA website (garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta/default.htm) and Twitter feed (twitter.com/usagpohakuloa) for updates.
For more information, call Bob McElroy, public affairs officer, at 969-2427.
Makeup Konawaena parents meeting today
Any Konawaena parents who missed the fall sports meeting can attend today’s makeup meeting at 6 p.m. in the Konawaena High School library.
Tickets for Konawaena’s opener on Oahu on sale
Konawaena’s football team opens its season against Iolani in the Father Bray Bowl at Aloha Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Advanced sale tickets are available for purchase for $7. For information, call Nikki at 937-6474 or stop by Nikki’s Salon at Manago Hotel in Captain Cook.
The Wildcats, defending BIIF Division II champions, face the Red Raiders of Iolani, the five-time state Division II champions. The opener is part of a doubleheader. Mid Pacific faces Waipahu in the 5 p.m. game.
Wahine Sailing Regatta Aug. 25-26
The Kona Sailing Club Wahine Sailing Regatta will be Aug. 25-26 on the Kona Coast. Registration and sign-in will begin at 9 a.m. both days.
On Aug. 25, coffee and clinic begin at 9:30 a.m. U.S. sailing certified instructors will lead an on-land class covering teamwork, sail trim (getting the most out of your sails), race starts and strategy, and basic racing rules. An on-water clinic will follow, ending at 3 p.m. The cost is $10 for KSC members and $15 for non-members.
On Aug. 26, there will be a skipper and crew meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. The race sequence will begin at 11:50 a.m. Wahine will sail two races and end the afternoon with heavy pupus and awards celebration at KSC clubhouse.
The cost is $15 for sailors (race and celebration), and $10 for meal only.
To sign up or for further information, contact Alicia Starsong at 325-5529 or by email to email@example.com.
Positive Coaching Alliance workshops ongoing
The Positive Coaching Alliance Big Island and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will host two free “coaching for winning and life lessons” workshops in the coming weeks. These workshops are mandatory for all youth coaches who will use county facilities for practices and games.
The workshops are free, but there is a fee of $6 to cover the cost of a PCA workbook. Each participant will receive a two-year certification for all parks and recreation leagues and youth leagues. The department encourages all coaches to attend.
The registration form is available at the recreation division office at 799 Piilani Street and online at hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/ and can be dropped off or faxed over to the office. Attendees can pay for the book at the workshops. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the date of the workshops.
c Today: Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale, registration and check-in are at 6 p.m. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
c Aug. 28: Waimea Community Center, registration and check-in are at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735, ext. 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea to Stars cycling race Saturday
The Sea to Stars cycling expedition will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. The race begins at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and ends atop Mauna Kea. With a steepness grade of more than 17 percent, Sea to Stars is one of the toughest hill climbs in the world.
The registration fee is $95.
After the race, shuttle buses will transport cyclists back to the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows for an outdoor recovery party. Organizers will award the top overall male and female finishers.
For more information and to register, visit seatostars.net or active.com.
Konawaena seeking baseball coaches
Konawaena High School needs varsity and JV baseball head coaches for the 2012-13 school year.
Applications are available in Konawaena’s main office, and the position will remain open until filled.
For more information, contact Konawaena Athletic Director Bill Trumbo at 323-4500, ext. 270.
HI-PAL hoops tourneys this summer
The Hawaii Police Department’s traffic services section and the Hawaii Island Police Activities League will conduct Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments on the following dates:
c Friday-Sunday: The new covered sports building in Panaewa
c Aug. 24-26: Honokaa Parks and Recreation sports complex
c Sept. 8: Naalehu gymnasium
The tournaments offer five boys age divisions (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14), a high school boys division, three girls age divisions (10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under) and a high school girls division. The tournament’s age cutoff date is Dec. 31, 2011.
Each division has a limit of 10 teams. Teams interested in participating must complete registration materials two weeks prior to the start of a tournament.
Submit registration packets at the community policing office (formerly the receiving desk in the public safety building) in Hilo or the Kona police receiving desk.
Interested teams may also fax materials to 961-2209 in East Hawaii or 327-3583 in West Hawaii.
For more information, call Joseph Botelho at the East Hawaii HI-PAL office (961-2220) or Randy Morris at the West Hawaii HI-PAL office (326-4646, ext. 258).
PCA Summer ‘Fun Raiser’ Aug. 18 at Big Island CC
Big Island Country Club will host the Puu Anahulu Community Association 10th annual “Fun Raiser” golf tournament on Aug. 18. The event is sponsored by the PCA and raises funds to support association community projects.
The event is a four-person team, modified scramble using the latest July handicap. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes green fee, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the Puu Anahulu Community Center immediately following the tournament.
Registration forms are available at the Big Island Country Club, located on State Highway 190 at mile marker 20, or on the Big Island Country Club website, bigislandcountryclub.com. The registration deadline is Aug. 6. Registrations received by July 28 will be entered into a special drawing. For tournament or fundraising information, call 325-5428.
Beginner golf classes for women
Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth will offer a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at Makalei Golf Club beginning Saturday.
The classes are open to all women interested in the basics of golf. Classes meet five consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.
The cost for all five classes is $50. To enroll, call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130.
Rain Forest Runs Aug. 18 in Volcano
The third annual Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs will take place Aug. 18 at Cooper Center in Volcano.
The event will begin at 7 a.m. with a half-marathon. A 10-kilometer run will follow at 7:30 a.m., with a 5K run/walk set for 7:45.
The entry fee is $75 for the half-marathon, $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K. Those wanting to register for the half-marathon must do so by 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Athletes may register in person from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.
Athletes can register for the 10K and 5K runs until 7 a.m. on race morning.
Also, a carbo-loading dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kilauea Military Camp’s cafeteria. The cost is $15 for those age 12 and up and $8.50 for children ages 6-11.
Registration forms are available online at rainforestruns.com and at VAC’s Niaulani Campus.
For more information or to learn about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sharron Faff at 967-8240 or email@example.com.
Mitsubishi Electric Championship tickets on sale
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai tickets are on sale. The Champions Tour’s season-opening event will take place Jan. 16-20 at Hualalai Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort.
Weekly grounds tickets are available in advance for $25, and a one day grounds pass is $15. Youth 18 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets may be purchased online at pgatour.com/tickets, or by calling 800-417-2770.
Players eligible for the 2013 field so far include Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry and Tom Watson. The 54-hole event offers a $1.8 million purse. Dan Forsman is the defending champion.
For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai or to purchase tickets, visit mechampionship.com.
Fall Kupuna softball league starting soon
The fall Kupuna softball league will start play Sept. 9. The league is for players, men and women, 50 years and older. The league will play on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and will run through Nov. 18. The league will play one nine inning game each Sunday at the Old Kona Airport Park fields.
There league will hold a blind draft of players before the season begins. For more information, call Martin Hauser at 443-9724.
HIBT needs volunteers for upcoming tourney
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament organizers seek volunteers for their annual tourney, which takes place Aug. 13-17 in Kailua-Kona.
Event activities begin on Wednesday and run through Aug. 18, and officials need assistance with Kailua Pier operations, administration and HIBT retail store duties.
Shift volunteers will receive T-shirts and discounted parking. To sign up or for more information, call 741-0806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly golf tourney results
M&M Ladies Golf Club
July 31 results
c Scores: 1. Mitsuyo Oshima 30; 2. Judy Pettersen 30.5; 3. Wanda Goldscharek 32
c Low putts: 1. (tie) Mary Desisto 32; 1. Wanda Goldscharek 32
c Note: Members played “Mutt & Jeff” (all par 3s, par 5s).
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Women’s Golf Club
c Scores: 1. Ailota Nesheim even; 2. Mary Desisto 2 under; 3. (tie) Hawn Hawkins 3 under; 3. Fletcher Olson 3 under; 5. (tie) Kassie Wessels 4 under; 5. Carole Abarcar 4 under
c Closest to the pin: Fletcher Olson (3); Hawn Hawkins (12); Ailota Nesheim (6); Carole Abarcar (16)
c Birdies: Ailota Nesheim (1, 6)
c Chip-ins: Mary Vandamme (7); Ailota Nesheim (1)
c Note: Members played “match vs. par.”
Makalei Kolepa Hui
c A flight low net scores: 1. Dave Peters 67; 2. Dave Puckett 69
c B flight low net scores: 1. Chuck Wells 64; 2. Bill Stockly 71
c Closest to the pin: Tom Bates (2); Bill Stockly (12); Eddie Nakaya (15)
Men’s Golf Club
c Low net scores: 1. Larry Stevens 68; 2. (tie) Cullen Burgess 71; 2. Jim Anderson 71
c Closest to the pin: Joe Goldscharek (3); Cullen Burgess (5); Walter Welton (12); Pete Callahan (17)
c Low gross score: Cullen Burgess 76
Big Island Country Club
c Low net scores: 1. Eddie Salas 68; 2. Ray Poston 69; 3. (tie) Steve Rickard 70; 3. Garland Lowe 70; 3. Tom Johnson 70
c Closest to the pin: Rick Robinson (5); Jim McCully (8); Kelly Lowe (13); Barb Millslagle (17)