Short Hops Jan. 22


Kowal hits hole-in-one

Jack Kowal hit a hole-in-one Jan. 9 at Makalei Golf Course.

Kowal hit the shot on the 164-yard 15th hole with a 9-iron.

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.

Cal Ripken Baseball registration upcoming

Registration for Cal Ripken Minors (ages 8 to 10) will be held Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7 at Old Kona Airport Park’s Mauka dirt field and at Waikoloa 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 BigIslandBaseball808@gmail.com.

St. Michael’s tournament Saturday

The St. Michael’s golf tournament will be held Saturday at Makalei Golf Club. Players may participate in either a two-person scramble or best ball, though restrictions apply to the best ball.

The registration fee is $150 for individuals and $250 for teams. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., and play begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Pete Callahan at 315-7609 or Lee Kagawa at 325-3212.

Pikake Women’s Golf Club holds meeting

Pikake Women’s Golf Club will hold an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Makalei Golf Club.

The club welcomes women of all skill levels.

For more information, call Diane Moore at 325-3227.

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 the topic on Emily T. Gail Show

The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai will be the topic on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

Gail will host a talk story show with volunteers, spectators, media and many of the players and their families. Guests include Joe Don Blake and family, Hale and Sally Irwin, Olin Browne, D.A. Weibring, Tom Lehman, Jim Thorpe, Fred Funk, David Frost and John Cook.

Volunteer Bill Verbrugge will discuss his 18 years as a volunteer for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship media center.

Chick Kunitake and others share their experiences as spectators.

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.

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 active.com or pick up a race form from Bike Works Kona or the Big Island Running Co. For more information, send an email to waveridertriathlonclub@gmail.com.

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, slam dunk contest, all-star game 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 HawaiiIslandHoops.com or facebook.com/hawaiiislandhoops. For more information, contact Director Andy Smith at 937-3082 or by email to director@hawaiiislandhoops.com

Kona Lodge 2616 Hoop Shoot

Held Jan. 12 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium

c Boys ages 8-9: 1. Tulensa Freddy 10; 2. Trez Uemoto 9; 3. Keyshawn Lorenzo 8

c Boys ages 10-11: 1. Steve Alokoa 19; 2. Bo Terry 16; 3. Kaoha Wilson 14

c Boys ages 12-13: 1. B.J. Esau 17; 2. Shrew Talley 15; 3. Lewko Lai 15

c Girls ages 12-13: 1. Mikayla Tablit 21; 2. Kawena Kaohimaunu 19; 3. Mahie Kaawa-Wilson 17

Weekly golf tourney results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c A flight scores: 1. Margaret Dewers 7; 2. Sue Johanson 2; 3. Deanna Spooner 1

c B flight scores: 1. Kaylyn Lyells 8; 2. (tie) Nan Powell 3; 2. Mary Vandamme 3

c Closest to the pin: Mary Desisto (3); Shirley Clark (6); Mona Peck (12); Betty Box (16)

c Note: Members played “train wreck — full handicap.”

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Len Fellez 65; 2. (tie) Bob Martin 69; 2. Larry Stevens 69

c B flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Larry Terpening 70; 1. Denny Wade 70; 1. Bob Currier 70; 4. Joe Goldscharek 72

c Closest to the pin: Bob Johnson (3); Jim Anderson (5); Jason Zadig-Ra (12); Mike Gregg (17A); John Davis (17B)

c Low gross score: Jason Zadig-Ra 71

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Ralph Sallee 68; 2. Dave Peters 71

c B flight low net scores: 1. Wayne Watanabe 71; 2. Bill Stockly 72

c C flight low net scores: 1. Joe Scarber 73

c Closest to the pin: Chuck Wells (2); Wayne Watanabe (12); Dave Peters (15)

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Scores: 1. Sara Ito 18; 2 Sharon Ford 16; 3. Jayne Williams 13; 4, (tie) Ann Wilkie 12; 4. Randi Wilson 12

c Low putts: Sara Ito

c Closest to the pin: Sara Ito (5); Karin Hughes (14)

c Chip-ins: Alice Ishida; Randi Wilson

c Note: Members played “net pars or better.”