Short Hops Jan. 15


Waikoloa Canoe Club seeks coach

Waikoloa Canoe Club is seeking candidates for its head coach position. Candidates need to have at least 10 years paddling experience, be energetic and able to work with all ages and experience levels of paddlers, and must be up for the responsibility and challenges the head coach position requires.

Interested persons should contact Jim Albone at 987-5985.

Forte hits hole-in-one

Nancy Clavel Forte had her fifth hole-in-one on Jan. 8 at the 17th hole on the Mauna Lani Resort Francis Ii Brown North Course. Playing with her husband, Paul Forte, Nancy used a 9 iron for the 89-yard par 3. Her other holes-in-one were at Detroit Golf Club, Oakland Hills, and Vero Beach.

Biesemeier hits hole-in-one

Dorene Biesemeier had an ace on the par 3 fifth hole on Thursday at Kona Country Club’s Mountain Course. The distance was 110 yards, and Biesemeir used a 7 wood. Gary Biesemeier and Donald and Kathryn O’Sullivan witnessed the ace.

JV baseball tourney on MLK Day

Konawaena High School will host an inaugural Martin Luther King Day junior varsity baseball tournament, starting at 8 a.m. Monday. All games will be played at the Gabby Inaba Field on the campus at Konawaena.

Konawaena, Kealakehe, Hilo and either Waiakea or Kamehameha-Hawaii JV teams will participate. Food will be available throughout the day.

Hilo to Volcano 50K held Saturday

The Big Island Road Runners will hold the Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra and the 31-mile relay Saturday. 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 $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.

Catch A Fire Futbol Club registration Sunday

The Catch A Fire Futbol Club will hold registration for the spring season from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hualalai Academy. A parents’ question-and-answer session will follow.

The program is open for soccer players of all abilities, ages 5-14. The registration fee for 6-and-under is $150, and $200 for the older age groups. There is also a $35 Hawaii Youth Soccer Association fee.

For more information, visit catchafirefutbol.com.

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 Saturday. For more information or to register, contact Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

Rolfing a guest on Emily T. Gail Show

NBC/Golf Channel analyst and host of Global Golf Adventures Mark Rolfing is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

Rolfing will discuss the PGA Tour “Aloha Swing,” which includes the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Maui, the Sony Open on Oahu and the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at the Hualalai Golf Course at Hualalai Resort. The Mitsubishi Electric will be played this weekened.

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

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Jan. 8 results

c A flight scores: 1. Diana Butler 34; 2. Sue Ostrowski 36.5; 3. Dee Frasier 38

c B flight scores: 1. Mitsuyo Oshima 39.5; 2. Louise Fenton 40; 3. Bettina Linke 41

c Low putts: Bettina Linke 29

c Chip-ins: Mitsuyo Oshima (3, 12); Bettina Linke (16, 17)

c Note: Members played “back nine half handicap.”

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c A flight low gross scores: 1. Willie Ryan 91; 2. Margaret Dewers 95

c A flight low net scores: 1. Nicole Harris 75; 2. Kay Bryant 76

c B flight low gross scores: 1. Margaret Tigue 104; 2. Carole Abarcar 105

c B flight low net scores: 1. Kaylyn Lyells 73; 2. (tie) Mary Higgins Colucci 74; 2. Sandy Price 74

c Low putts: 1. Joy Aslett 33; 2. Audrey Hamilton 34; 3. (tie) Kay Bryant 35; 3. Mary Desisto 35; 3. Margaret Dewers 35

c Birdies: Willie Ryan (7, 15); Sue Johanson (12); Mary Vandamme (16)

c Closest to the pin: Willie Ryan (3); Margaret Dewers (6); Sandy Price (12); Kaylyn Lyells (16)

c Note: Members played “low gross/net/putts.”

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Greg Molfino/Barb Poston/Al Droscoski/Fred Richburg 39 under; 2. Jim McCully/Ray Poston/Roger Sudnikovich/Judy Sudnikovich 25 under; 3. Swen Willadsen/Rick Dvorak/Darlene Peters/Rod Kebo 23 under

c Low net scores: 1. Fred Richburg 61; 2. (tie) Al Droscoski 64; 2. Roger Sudnikovich 64

c Closest to the pin: Greg Molfino (5); Tim Howard (8); Barb Poston (13); Roger Sudnikovich (17)

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

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Tom Johnson/Dick Peters/Ray Poston/Jim Marra 27 under; 2. Al Droscoski/Lyle Cabacungan/Rick Dvorak/Swen Willadsen 19 under; 3. Al Akana/Shirley Akana/Ron Nelson/George Doerfeler 19 under

c Low net scores: 1. Dick Peters 63; 2. Jim Marra 64

c Closest to the hole: Lyle Cabacungan (5); Jim Marra (8); Ron Ahlers (13); Rick Dvorak (17)

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. John Kiaha 65; 2. Tom Bates 70

c B flight low net score: 1. Roger Higgins 66

c C flight low net scores: 1. Ed Skelton 69; 2. Bill Stockly 70

c Closest to the pin: John Kiaha (2, 5); Bill Stockly (12); Dave Peters (15)