Short Hops Jan. 29


Cal Ripken Baseball registration ongoing

Registration for Cal Ripken Minors (ages 8 to 10) will be held today through Thursday and Feb. 5-7 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 BigIslandBaseball808@gmail.com.

Pikake Women’s Golf Club holds meeting

Pikake Women’s Golf Club will hold an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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.

Several guests on Emily T. Gail Show

Kevin Ginoza, PGA pro at Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings’ Course; Shannon Walker, golf sales coordinator at Waikoloa Beach Resort; and Henry Park of the University of Hawaii golf team are guests on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

Ginoza will discuss the 23rd annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament played on the Kings’ Course at Waikoloa running Feb. 5 through Feb. 8. There are 20 teams participating, including Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Colorado, Hawaii and the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Walker will discuss golf memberships at the course. Park, from the Big Island, will discuss college golf and what he learned by being a member of the HSJGA when he was a junior golfer. He will discuss the challenges of balancing golf and academics and how helpful his mentors such as Kevin Hiyashi have been as he sets his goals.

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.

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 kaiehitu.org.

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

Weekly golf tourney results

Makalei M&M Ladies Golf Club

Jan. 22 results

c A flight scores: 1. Shoko Ioh 32; 2. Diana Butler 33; 3. Yuko Suzuki 37.5

c B flight scores: 1. (tie) Robyn Perry 32; 1. Judy Pettersen 32; 3. Linda Hogan 35

c Low putts: Yuko Suzuki 32

c Note: Members played “even holes half handicap.”

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Chuck Coupe 62; 2. Bud Truswell 69; 3. (tie) Walt Welton 70; 3. Len Fellez

c B flight low net scores: 1. Bob Currier 63; 2. Olie Olsen 68; 3. Jim Anderson 70

c Closest to the pin: Bruce Cook (3, 17B); Chuck Coupe (5); Curtis Boyd (12); Steve Kimes (17A)

c Low gross scores: 1. (tie) Bob Marten 74; 1. Chuck Coupe 74

c Ace of the Month of January: Chuck Coupe 62

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c A flight low gross score: Hariet Corlett 81

c A flight low net scores: 1. Ann Wilkie 66; 2. Ailota Nesheim 73

c B flight low gross score: Sally Wamba 99

c B flight low net scores: 1. Mary MacLean 74; 2. Gayle Osterloh 75

c Chip-ins: Gayle Osterloh (11); Penny Knowles (13); Yuko Suzuki (14)

c Closest to the pin: Ann Wilkie (12); Hariet Corlett (17)