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Short Hops Feb. 19

Big Island Candies tournament May 10

The Big Island Senior Golf Tournament will be held May 10 at the Waikoloa Kings Course. This event is open to all Big Island residents aged 55 or older and is sponsored by the Big Island Candies Foundation, Waikoloa Kings Course and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Residents can enter the tournament as a foursome or individually. The tournament fee is $90 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and gratuities. Slots are available to the first 140 entrants on a first come, first served basis.

The tournament format is 18 holes, low net with an established handicap index as of March 2013. The maximum handicap index is 40. All USGA and special course rules will apply. Golfers will be divided into four flights, men and women aged 55-64, and men and women 65 and older.

Tournament entry forms will be available beginning March 4 at the West Hawaii Special Programs office West Hawaii Civic Center, Building B, Hilo Kamana Senior Center, Keaau Community Center and by appointment at the Naalehu and Waimea Coordinated Services for the Elderly office.

Tournament fees must accompany completed registration forms to be confirmed. The deadline for submission of entry forms and payments is April 25. Completed forms and payments will only be accepted at the West and East Hawaii Elderly Recreation offices.

For more information, call Kelly Hudik at the Elderly Recreation office in Kona at 323-4340 or Iris Yugawa in Hilo at 961-8710.

Big Island Country Club sees pair of holes-in-one

Wendy Lusk hit a hole-in-one on Feb. 12, and Robert Eder followed suit on Feb. 14.

Lusk’s shot came on the 127-yard fifth hole from the red tee with a 3-iron. Rich Tudin and Dave Smith witnessed the shot.

Eder hit his on the 150-yard 13th hole from the white tee. He used a 5-iron. Gary Lyells and Bob Raatz witnessed the shot.

Waiakea seeks girls volleyball coach

Waiakea High School is accepting applications for varsity girls volleyball coach for the 2013-14 school year. Applications may be picked up at the Waiakea High School office weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information, call Tom Correa at 974-4830.

AYSO spring registration ongoing

AYSO soccer teams are accepting registration for the spring season in West Hawaii.

Players may register at The early registration fee of $65 for new players and $50 for returning fall players can be paid on the website, or it can be mailed to AYSO Region 527 PO Box 1598 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Early registration runs through Friday, after which the fee will increase to $80. There is a $5 discount for additional children, and there are other discounts available at the website.

For more information, call the AYSO hotline at 329-2151.

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.

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 March 16.

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.

Fink a guest on Emily T. Gail Show

David Fink, who finished second at the Amer Ari Invitational, is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at and as an iTunes podcast.

Fink is from Oahu and plays for Oregon State.

Also, Corey Kozuma, captain of the University of Hawaii at Hilo golf team will discuss his and his teammates’ experiences in the tournament. Scott Head, vice president of resort operations for Waikoloa Beach Resort who played in the event when he attended the University of Hawaii, is also a guest.

Gail will also have information on the Run for Hops set for March 9 in Kailua-Kona. The race is a fundraiser for Peoples Advocacy Trails Hawaii. Gail will also share information on Sunday’s Team Mango Springtime Triathlon at Kailua Pier.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at Past shows are available at, iTunes and

Waverider Triathlon Club race March 17

The Waverider Triathlon Club will host the 5K Leprechaun-a-thon and Sham-Walk at 7 a.m. March 17. Registration will run from 6 to 6:40 a.m.

The registration fee will be $12 before March 10 and $15 thereafter.

People can sign up on or pick up a race form from Bike Works Kona or the Big Island Running Co. For more information, send an email to

Kai Ehitu golf tournament April 6

Kai Ehitu Canoe Club will hold its inaugural benefit golf tournament April 6 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

College-prep basketball camp June 3-7

Hawaii Island Hoops will hold its college-prep basketball camp June 3-7 at the Kekuaokalani Gym. Registration is ongoing.

The camp includes Nike SPARQ Training, daily fundamental training workouts, shooting clinics, defensive breakdowns, team offense, individual skills competitions, team tournament and championship game. There will also be a 3-point shootout, free-throw and slam dunk contests, all-star games and awards ceremony.

The camp is open to boys ages 13-19 that are looking to improve their skills and learn a college-style program. The registration fee is $350 and includes instruction from NCAA, NAIA and junior college players and coaches, and evening college-prep seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment.

All meals are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit or For more information, contact Director Andy Smith at 937-3082 or by email to

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Feb. 12 results

c Scores: 1. Fletcher Olson/Barbara Crutcher/Linda Takai/Gayle Scoggin 100; 2. Patty Wall/Mary Desisto/Linda Nauman/ Robyn Perry 102; 3. Diana Butler/Diane Ilstrup/Bettina Linke/Judy Pettersen 104; 4. Pualani Willing/Dee Fraser/Louise Fenton/Mitsuyo Oshima 105

c Note: Members played four-person team scramble.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Results from Feb. 7 and 14 40th Anniversary Na Wahine O Waikoloa’s Club Championship

c Club champion: Fletcher Olson 173

c Overall low net score: Kay Bryant 143

c Championship flight low gross score: Denise Heatley 174

c Championship flight low net score: Joy Aslett 146

c A flight low gross scores: 1. Jayne Roth 197; 2. Betty Box 215

c A flight low net scores: 1. Dee Dee Kosa 152; 2. Mary Higgins Colucci 153

c B flight low gross scores: 1. Sandy Price 226; 2. Nan Powell 235

c B flight low net scores: 1. Shirley Clark 158; 2. Audrey Hamilton 167

c Feb. 7 closest to the pin: Kay Bryant (3); Dee Dee Kosa (6); Mary Higgins Colucci (12); Jayne Roth (16)

c Feb. 7 birdies: Kay Bryant (3); Margaret Dewers (7); Dee Dee Kosa (3)

c Feb. 7 chip-ins: Rita Eder (15), Nan Powell (18)

c Feb. 14 closest to the pin: Jayne Roth (3); Dee Dee Kosa (6); Betty Box (12); Joy Aslett (16)

c Feb. 14 birdies: Denise Heatley (7, 12); Fletcher Olson (2)

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Feb. 9 results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Dave Peters 67; 2. John Kiaha 71

c B flight low net scores: 1. Larry Leedom 69; 2. (tie) Chuck Wells 72; 2. Wayne Watanabe 71

c C flight low net scores: 1. Paul Kelley 67; 2. Ed Skelton 70

c Closest to the pin: Tom Bates (2); Larry Leedom (5); Dave Peters (15)

Feb. 16 results

c Closest to the pin: Harvey Honda (2); Larry Leedom (5, 12); Norm Pacheco (15)

c Note: First week of Alii Cup Match Play tournament, no low net scores.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Mike Gregg 67; 1. Cullen Burgess 67; 3. Larry Stevens 68

c B flight low net scores: 1. (tie) John Karwoski 70; 1. Will Johnson 70; 3. (tie) Joe Goldscharek 71; 3. Bill Olafson 71; 3. Gene Young 71

c Closest to the pin: Bob Marten (3, 5); Jon Wamba (12); Eric Hosticka (17A); Bill George (17B)

c Low gross scores: 1. (tie) Cullen Burgess 74; 1. Jason Zadig Ra 74

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Jim McCully/Frank Jung/Bob Raatz/Mike McKay 28 under; 2. Al Akana/Shirley Akana/Dick Peters/Swen Willadsen 24 under; 3. Rick Dvorak/Tom Johnson/Darlene Peters/blind draw 19 under

c Low net scores: 1. Jim McCully 65; 2. Al Akana 68;

c Closest to the hole: Darlene Peters (5); Reed Bender (8, 13); Jim McCully (17)

c Note: Members played “four person team, two low net.”