Short Hops July 16


Konawaena hoops team to host Utah power

Konawaena’s boys basketball team will play Utah’s Alta High School at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Onizuka Gymnasium.

Alta, from Sandy, Utah, was a Class 5A state runner-up last season. Also on Thursday, Alta will take on Kealakehe at 11 a.m. at Kealakehe and Honokaa at 7 p.m. at Onizuka Gym before spending two days on Oahu as part of a two-island cultural tour.

For more information, call 323-4533.

Parker needs assistant volleyball coach

Parker School seeks an assistant girls volleyball coach for the upcoming fall season.

Practices take place four days per week in Waimea, with matches scheduled on weeknights and Saturday mornings around the island.

For more information, contact Parker Athletic Director Ceri Whitfield at cwhitfield@parkerschool.net.

Konawaena fall sports meeting Wednesday

Konawaena High will conduct a fall sports meeting for parents who have children participating in high school athletics at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s cafeteria.

Konawaena has named Stacy Brown its varsity cheerleading coach and Penny Racoma its JV cheerleading coach. Any students interested in being on the cheerleading team should attend the meeting.

For more information, call 323-4533.

Beginner golf classes for women

Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth will offer a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at Makalei Golf Club beginning Aug. 17.

The classes are open to all women interested in the basics of golf. Classes meet five consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

The cost for all five classes is $50. To enroll, call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130.

Coakley on Emily T. Gail Show

Jeff Coakley will be a guest on the Emily T. Gail show on espnhawaii.com under “lineup.”

Coakley will discuss the 808MX/ATV Association, and he will provide an update on the 808MX Races at the Hilo Motor Sports Complex on Saturday.

Gail will share information on the BikeWorks-Starbuck MS Team Ride set for Aug. 3-4 and the Daniel Sayre Foundation Dinner scheduled for Aug. 1

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show contact emilytgail@emilys.org.

BIRR Mana Road race Aug. 4 in Waimea

The Big Island Road Runners will host the Mana Road 10’s Race at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4 on Mana Road in Waimea.

The event includes 6.2- and 10-mile races, with registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Mana Road on race day. Admission is $10 for non-BIRR members and $5 for members.

A postrace ceremony features prizes and refreshments.

For more information, call BIRR president Steve Pavao at 430-0267.

Firemen’s Fund Weekend Saturday and Sunday

The Firemen’s Fund Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday on the Kohala Coast.

On Saturday, there will be a four-man scramble at the Hapuna Prince Golf Course. The registration fee is $125, and play begins at noon.

On Sunday, there will be a biathlon at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. The 400-meter swim and one-mile run will begin at 8 a.m., and the registration fee is $25.

Proceeds will benefit the Greg Cameron Firemen’s Fund, a nonprofit charitable foundation for employees of the Hawaii County Fire Department.

For registration and more information, go to TGCFF.com or call Grant Kojima at 895-5361. Readers can also follow the group on Facebook at facebook.com/tgcff.

Kealakehe football workouts ongoing

The Kealakehe football team’s Prepare to Succeed summer workouts are taking place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from to 3 to 6 p.m. through July 26 at the school’s baseball field.

Students must have completed Department of Education physical examination and parent consent forms on file with the school in order to participate.

Forms are available at Kealakehe’s attendance and main offices. Workouts also require students wearing cleats for outdoor activities and gym shoes for the weight room.

For more information, call 960-4867.

Three coaching positions open at Konawaena

Konawaena High needs cross-country and track and field coaches for the upcoming seasons.

To apply or obtain more information, contact Konawaena Athletic Director Bill Trumbo at 936-5708.

Kealakehe cheerleading tryouts July 22-25

Kealakehe High School will hold cheerleading tryouts for all grades from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. July 22-25 in the wrestling room located in the school’s gymnasium.

Students will need a current physical and a consent form at the first day of tryouts. Forms are available at the administration building’s registrar office.

Call 327-9500 or 345-6556 for more information.

Kealakehe fall sports start soon

Kealakehe High School’s fall sports will begin practice soon. The start dates are as follows:

c Football:. 3 p.m. Monday in Building AA near the weight room

c Girls volleyball: 8 a.m. July 28 in the gymnasium

c Cross-country: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the stadium

c Air riflery: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the riflery range

c Bowling: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the gymnasium

All student-athletes must have completed the consent and physical forms. These forms are available in the attendance office at Kealakehe. For more information, call the Kealakehe athletic department at 326-4300, ext. 2213.

Hawaii Prep seeks JV volleyball coach

Hawaii Prep has an immediate opening for a girls junior varsity volleyball coach.

Interested parties should contact HPA athletic director Stephen Perry at sperry@hpa.edu for more information.

Keaau holds conditioning sessions

Keaau High School is holding the following conditioning sessions for fall sports. All current and incoming students are encouraged to participate.

c Cheerleading: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

c Football: 2 to 5 p.m. daily at the football field

c Volleyball: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the gym

c Basketball: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gym

c Soccer: Contact coach Richard Handy at 895-4005 for more information.

c Cross-country: Contact the athletic office for details.

All students wishing to participate must have a completed physical on file with the athletic office prior to starting. For more information, contact the athletic office at 982-4220 ext. 2229.

Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp in July

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hawaii Police Department’s HI-PAL Program and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars are sponsoring the inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp for boys and girls ages 9 to 17 set for July 31 through Aug. 3.

Named in honor of the former University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball coach who helped guide the various camps and clinics around the Big Island, the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp will take place at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and other Hilo gyms.

Instruction and drills will be conducted throughout the day, and games will be played at night.

The camp fee is $70. All enrollees will receive a camp shirt and a group photo.

Bill O’Rear, a former Vulcan star and a UH-Hilo Hall of Fame member, is the lead clinician. Various guest clinicians will be announced at a later date. Parks Director Clayton Honma will serve as the camp director.

Registration forms are available during normal business hours at the Parks and Recreation office located in Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St. in Hilo.

Make checks payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Additional coaches are welcome. To sign up, contact Jason Armstrong at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Coaches will be selected from a list of volunteers.

Mauna Loa time trial Saturday; other events

On Saturday, Hawaii Cycling Club will host its first Mauna Loa Training Time Trial.

This 17.5-mile trial with an elevation gain of 4,500 feet will start at the bottom of Mauna Loa Observatory Road and go up to the Mauna Loa Observatory parking lot.

The event starts at 8 a.m. with registration from 7 to 7:40 a.m. followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:50 a.m.

The HCC and the Queen Kaahumanu Tri Club also hold the First Tuesday Training Time Trials.

The dates for these training time trials this summer are Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. The 5.1-mile course runs from Kaiminani Drive north to the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

The start time is 7 a.m.

For additional information on these and other Hawaii Cycling Club events, visit hawaiicyclingclub.com.

Weekly golf tourney results

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Ray Poston,/Swen Willadsen/Frosty Johnson 10 under; 2. Steve Rickard/Tom Johnson/Barb Poston 10 under

c Low net score: Barb Poston 67

Closest to the pin: Barb Millslagle (8); Barb Poston (13, 17)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Low gross scores: 1. Margaret Dewers 100; 1. Margaret Tigue 100; 2. Mary Desisto 101; 3. Dee Dee Kosa 109

c Low net scores: 1. Sandy Price 76; 2. Trish Kimball 78; 2. Kasie Wessels 78; 3. Carole Abarcar 85

c Low putts: 1. Dee Dee Kosa 34; 2. Mary Desisto 35; 3. Sandy Price 36

c Chip-ins: Margaret Dewers (18)

c Closest to the pin: Trish Kimball (3); Carole Abarcar (6); Kasie Wessels (13); Noriko Kato (16)

c Notes: Members played a game of “low gross/net/putts, full handicap.”