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Short Hops Feb. 5

Cal Ripken Baseball registration ongoing

Registration for Cal Ripken Minors (ages 8 to 10) will be held today through Thursday at Old Kona Airport Park’s Mauka dirt field and at Waikoloa’s Hooko Street Park from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call Keana at 333-1251, Hondo at 960-1964 or Andy at 896-6941 or send an email to

Amer Ari Intercollegiate golf tourney this week

The 23rd annual Amer Ari at Waikoloa Beach Resort will take place Wednesday through Friday on the Kings’ Course.

A total of 20 college teams are scheduled to participate in the Amer Ari this year. All rounds start at 7:30 a.m., including today’s practice round.

Some of the attractions include the second-ranked University of Texas team, as well as top individual players Pan Cheng-Tsung (No. 1) of Washington, No. 3 Pontus Widergren of UCLA, No. 4 Talor Gooch of Oklahoma State and No. 5 Patrick Rodgers of Stanford. University of Hawail at Hilo will also participate.

For more information, contact the Kings’ Course at 886-5375.

Honokaa baseball golf benefit tourney Sunday

A golf tournament to raise funds for Honokaa High School baseball is set for noon Sunday at Makalei Golf Club.

The registration fee is $120 per player, and it will include green/cart fee, practice range, shirt, heavy pupus, awards and tournament prizes. There will also be par 3 contests and a hole-in-one contest.

For more information, call 325-6625 or log on to

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 starting Saturday and going 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.

Hawaii Cycling Club time trial Feb. 16

The Hawaii Cycling Club’s first of eight training time trials will be held at 8 a.m. Feb. 16. The race starts at Kaiminani Drive and goes north 10 miles on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Registration takes place from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Pukiawe Street off Kaiminani Drive, with a prerace meeting at 7:40 a.m.

All training time trial races are free and open to all bicyclists. There is a talk story station after the finish line with food and hydration.

For additional information, visit

West Hawaii Aikido Club accepting new members

West Hawaii Aikido Club is accepting new members.

Aikido is a martial art that concentrates on the development of ki (inner energy) and kokyu (breath power).

Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kona Imin Center in Holualoa.

There are practice fees, and liability waivers are required. For further information, contact Jo Ma at 989-5253.

Mitsubishi Electric Championship the topic on Emily T. Gail Show

This week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at and as an iTunes podcast, will continue to look back at the Mitsubishi Electric Championships at Hualalai. Gail will host Brian Goin of the PGA Championship and Kelly Fliear, the tournament manager, to discuss the tournament.

Jay Radzavicz, of The Golf Channel’s Learning Center, and Dave Senko, a PGA Tour media official, will also be guests.

Champions Tour player Jay Don Blake and his wife and caddie, Marcie, will discuss having 25 family members here for the tournament. Tom Lehman will discuss his participation in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association major fundraiser at Nanea Golf Club.

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

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

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Jan. 24 results

c A flight scores: 1. Margaret Tigue 47; 2. (tie) Mary Desisto 52; 2. Jan Loskutoff 52; 2. Linda Vater 52

c B flight scores: 1. Mary Higgins Colucci 47; 2. (tie) Rita Eder 49; 2. Mona Peck 49; 2. Sandy Price 49

c Birdies: Mary Higgins Colucci (12)

c Closest to the pin: Mona Peck (3); Kay Bryant (6); Mary Higgins Colucci (12); Jan Loskutoff (16)

c Note: Members played “throw out three worst holes, full handicap.”

Thursday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Margaret Tigue 66; 2. Kay Bryant 72; 3. (tie) Mary Desisto 75; 3. Margaret Dewers 75

c B flight low net scores: 1. Mary Higgins Colucci 69; 2. Kaylyn Lyells 74; 3. Nan Powell 76; 4. Rita Eder 78

c Chip-in: Pat Cassel (1)

c Birdie: Margaret Dewers (4)

c Closest to the pin: Mary Desisto (3); Trish Kimball (6); Jan Loskutoff (12); Margaret Tigue (16)

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. John Kiaha 69; 2. Harvey Honda 70

c B flight low net scores: 1. Roger Higgins 67; 2. (tie) Ken Alton 71; 2. Steve Hayward 71

c C flight low net scores: 1. Bob Macomber 70; 2. Ed Skelton 71

c Closest to the pin: Bob Macomber (2); Dave Peters (5); Tom Bates (12); Wayne Watanabe (15)

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. JC Carlton 66; 2. Chuck Coupe 67; 3. Jon Wamba 69

c B flight low net scores: 1. Bob Currier 67; 2. Mike Robinson 68; 3. Will Johnson 70

c Closest to the pin: Bill Hull (3); Bob Marten (5); Mike Gregg (12); Dennis Carino (17A); Chris Shibley (17B)

c Low gross score: 1. Jason Zadig Ra 73

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Swen Willadsen/Beau Willadsen/Al Droscoski/Rick Dvorak 22 under; 2. Ron Ahlers/Frosty Johnson/Reed Bender/Dick Peters 20 under; 3. Tom Johnson/Ed Staniec/Grant Wilson/blind draw 20 under

c Low net scores: 1. Rick Dvorak 66; 2. Barb Millslagle 66

c Closest to the hole: Ron Ahlers (5); Dick Peters (8); J. McCully (13); Frosty Johnson (17)

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