Short Hops Jan. 1


Nelson hits hole-in-one

Aron Nelson hit a hole-in-one at Big Island Country Club on Friday. He used a 6 iron on the 142-yard 8 hole from the white tee. Nick Nelson witnessed the shot.

Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club season begins Jan. 10

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club will kick off the league season at 4 p.m. Jan. 10. The format will be a weekly doubles round-robin tournament at the horseshoe courts behind the Old Kona Airport Park tennis courts. Single players will be paired with other singles.

Contact Al at 322-7085 for more league information. Entries are limited, so sign up soon.

There will also be open play for Kupuna at 9 a.m. Wednesdays.

RBI girls softball registration Jan. 13

RBI girls softball registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at 700 Manono Street in Hilo. For more information, call Coach Tracy Miyashiro at 936-3681.

Kona Elks Hoop Shoot Jan. 12

All free throw shooters ages 8 (by April 1, 2013) to 13 are invited to Kekuaokalani Gym on Jan. 12 for the Kona Elks Hoop Shoot.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and competition starts at 10 a.m. Age groups are 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13.

The Elks will give trophies for first and second places in each group with separate competition for boys and girls. Each contestant gets 25 shots at the hoop from the free throw line (the 8-9 year age group shoot from 4 feet in front of the line and with the smaller ball) with 15 additional shots if a tie breaker is needed.

The boy and girl in each age group with the highest scores may advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals at Springfield, Mass., set for April 18-21. Kona Elks Lodge 2616 provides for transportation of winners along with one parent for out-of-state competition.

All children who reside in West Hawaii are invited to participate.

There is no registration fee or early registration. For more information, call Joe Reynolds at 334-0077.

Hilo to Volcano 50K held Jan. 19

The Big island Road Runners will hold the Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra and the 31 mile relay Jan. 19. Runners can choose between running the 50 kilometer (31 mile) course from Coconut Island to Cooper Center in Volcano Village as an ultra-marathoner or as part of a three-person relay team.

In the relay event, team members take turns running two mile legs up the mountain. The ultra runners start at 6 a.m., and the relay teams start at 6:30 am. The registration fee for either event is $35 until Jan. 6. After that date, the fee is $40. Big Island Road Runner Club members get a $5 discount.

The registration form is online at bigislandroadrunners.org/html/htv_50k.html. For more information, call Steve Pavao at 430-0267.

HI-PAL 3-on-3 Jam held Jan. 19-21

The Hawaii Police Activities League will hold its 23rd annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in January. The three-day tournament will run Jan. 19-21 a the outdoor courts next to Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

Interested parties may register through Jan. 11.

Teams will be divided by age, starting with 5-and-6-year-olds and going through 13-and-14-year olds. There will also be 12-and-under girls and 14-and-under girls. Team rosters are limited to five players.

Because space is limited, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested teams should call the West Hawaii HI-PAL office at 326-4646, extension 258; Officer Randy Morris at 936-2789; or the Hilo HI-PAL office at 961-2220.

Softball tourney Jan. 25-27

There will be a slow-pitch softball tournament Jan. 25-27 at Old Kona Airport Park. There will be separate tournaments for men and women, with a co-ed home run derby on Jan. 26. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in the tournament.

The registration fee is $300, and there is a minimum deposit of $100 due by Jan. 19. For more information or to register, contact Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Dec. 25 results

c Low score: 1. Sue Ostrowski 51

c Low putts: Sue Ostrowski 31

c Note: Members played “throw out one hole on front and one hole on back full handicap.”

Dec. 18 results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Barbara Crutcher 74; 2. Diana Butler 76; 3. Judy Sudnikovich 77

c B flight low net scores: 1. Judy Pettersen 70; 2. Gayle Scoggin 76; 3. (tie) Mitsuyo Oshima 79; 3. Sue Ostrowski 79

c Low putts: Judy Pettersen 26

c Chip-ins: Mitsuyo Oshima (6); Marian Mark (13); Judy Pettersen (18)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c Scores: 1. (tie) Sandy Price 48; 1. Trish Kimball 48; 2. Mary Desisto 51; 3. Kay Bryant 52; 4. (tie) Carole Abarcar 53; 4. Margaret Tigue 53; 4. Mona Peck 53; 4. Dee Dee Kosa 53

c Birdies: Nan Powell (12)

c Closest to the pin: Dee Dee Kosa (3); Mary Desisto (6); Nan Powell (12); Sandy Price (16)

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

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Results: 1. Mary MacLean; 2. Randi Wilson

c Low putts: Randi Wilson; Jeanene Dickenson

c Closest to the pin: Harriet Corlett (17)

c Note: Members played, “train wreck.”

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. John Kiaha 71; 2. Ralph Sallee 72

c Closest to the pin: Jerry Conner (2); Bobby MacComber (5); Dave Puckett (12); Wayne Watanabe (15)

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. JC Carlton 64; 2. Peter Liljeholm 65; 3. Pete Callahan 71

c B flight low net scores: 1. Bruce Cook 67; 2. (tie) Chris Shibley 71; 2. Denny Wade 71

c Closest to the pin: Jason Zadig-Ra (3); Peter Liljeholm (5); Brian Hansen (12); Marlin Ahl (17A); John Karwoski (17B)

c Low gross score: Peter Liljeholm 69

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Bob Raatz/Diane Raatz/Jim McCullly/Blind draw (Barb Millslagle) 26 under; 2. Swend Willadsen/Beau Willadsen/Barb Millslagle/Rick Dvorak 16 under; 3. Ron Nelson/Don Wood/Rick Robinson/Steve Rickard 14 under

c Low net scores: 1. Diane Raatz 64; 2. Jim McCully 67

c Closest to the pin: Beau Willadsen (5); Tom Johnson (8); Jim McCully (13); Ron Ahlers (17).