Hawaii’s Tachibana pleads not guilty in DUI case
HONOLULU — A University of Hawaii football player is pleading not guilty to drunken-driving.
Backup linebacker Alema Tachibana was released on $500 bail after his arrest last month on suspicion of drunken driving.
The 21-year-old is suspended from team-related activities until the case is resolved, the university announced Monday.
His attorney, R. Patrick McPherson, entered the plea on Tachibana’s behalf in District Court Monday. Tachibana was not in court.
UH’s training camp begins on Aug. 1, with the first practice on Aug. 2.
Tachibana’s trial is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Two other Hawaii football players have been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving this year.
Sanford wins Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series
Texas native angler Jack Sanford won the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series title. Sanford won with 1,334 points. A team from Mexico held on for second place on Marlin Magic II, and Heidi and Tim McBride edged out of a tie for third by tagging three marlin for 600 points.
Sanford started the tournament early with a 940-pound blue marlin on Friday, 23 minutes into the first day of the tournament. Sanford was fishing on board Marlin Magic I with Capt. Jason Holtz and crew Brian Toney and Doug Pattengill.
On Saturday, Marlin Magic II garnered 800 points to get within striking distance of the 940 points of Marlin Magic I, but Sanford struck back decidedly with a 394-pounder.
Back in June, Sanford started the series by catching a 757-pound blue to win the Kona Kickoff tournament in late June. He has fished every tournament this summer and has been fishing Kona tournaments every year since 1987. A Texan by birth, Sanford currently works in Qatar in the Middle East, travelling further to fish Kona each year than anyone else.
During the championship there were also teams from Mexico, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and California, as well as Hawaii.
Konawaena fall sports parents meeting
Konawaena High School will hold a fall sports parents meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s cafeteria.
School administrators will provide information on sign-ups, physical examinations and parental consent forms. Parents/guardians will receive a parent/student athlete handbook and watch a short video on the risks inherent in athletic participation and the important role parents play in the process.
Parents of all students participating in fall sports must attend. For more information, call the Konawaena athletics office at 323-4533.
Kealakehe needs baseball coach
Kealakehe High School seeks a varsity baseball coach for the 2012-13 season.
Applications are available in the high school’s attendance office, and the application deadline is Friday.
For more information, call 327-4300, ext. 2213.
Kealakehe fall sports tryouts this month
Kealakehe High School’s fall sports tryouts will begin in late July.
Students wanting to participate in fall sports must complete physical examination and athletic consent forms before doing so.
The forms are available in the school’s attendance office.
The first day of practice for each fall sport begins at 3 p.m., with other information listed below:
c Cheerleading: July 28 (band room)
c Bowling: July 29 (KBXtreme)
c Girls volleyball: July 29 (high school gym)
c Cross-country: July 29 (Waverider Stadium)
c Air riflery: Aug. 6 (riflery range)
For more information, call 327-4300, ext. 2213 after July 15.
Honokaa athletics around the corner
Honokaa High School’s athletic department has scheduled the first day of tryouts for each of its fall sports.
Times, dates and locations are listed below:
c Football: 3 p.m. July 23 in the varsity football locker room
c Girls volleyball: 2:30 p.m. July 30 in the Honokaa Armory
c Cross-country: 2:30 p.m. July 30 in Building V locker room
Athletes must file physical examination forms, parent permission forms and emergency cards with the school before participating. Forms are available in the school’s main office, athletic trainer’s room and athletic director’s office.
For more information, call the athletics office at 775-8800, ext. 237.
HIBT needs volunteers for upcoming tourney
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament organizers seek volunteers for their annual tourney, which takes place Aug. 13-17 in Kailua-Kona.
Event activities begin on Aug. 8 and run through Aug. 18, and officials need assistance with Kailua Pier operations, administration and HIBT retail store duties.
Shift volunteers will receive T-shirts and discounted parking.
To sign up or for more information, call (808) 741-0806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Konawaena seeking baseball coaches
Konawaena High School needs varsity and JV baseball head coaches for the 2012-13 school year.
Applications are available in Konawaena’s main office, and the position will remain open until filled.
For more information, contact Konawaena Athletic Director Bill Trumbo at 323-4500, ext. 270.
Kona Marlins registration upcoming
The Kona Marlins will conduct registration for the upcoming Big Island Pop Warner football season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Yano Hall in Captain Cook.
For more information, contact Jacob Medeiros at 960-1507.
HI-PAL hoops tourneys this summer
The Hawaii Police Department’s traffic services section and the Hawaii Island Police Activities League will conduct Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments on the following dates:
c Friday through Sunday: Papaaloa Gymnasium in Laupahoehoe
c July 29-Aug. 1: Kekuaokalani Gymnasium
c Aug. 10-12: The new covered sports building in Panaewa
c Aug. 24-26: Honokaa Parks and Recreation sports complex
c Sept. 8: Naalehu gymnasium (tentative)
The tournaments offer five boys age divisions (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14), a high school boys division, three girls age divisions (10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under) and a high school girls division. The tournament’s age cutoff date is Dec. 31, 2011.
Each division has a limit of 10 teams. Teams interested in participating must complete registration materials two weeks prior to the start of a tournament.
Submit registration packets at the community policing office (formerly the receiving desk in the public safety building) in Hilo or the Kona police receiving desk.
Interested teams may also fax materials to 961-2209 in East Hawaii or 327-3583 in West Hawaii.
For more information, call Joseph Botelho at the East Hawaii HI-PAL office (961-2220) or Randy Morris at the West Hawaii HI-PAL office (326-4646, ext. 258).
Soccer training program Aug. 3-4 in Kailua-Kona
The Zig Kory Soccer Academy will conduct a soccer training camp Aug. 3-4 at Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona.
Ziggy Korytoski, the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s men’s soccer coach, will oversee the camp.
One session for players ages 8-18 will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, with two more sessions scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $80 before July 22 and $95 thereafter.
A little kickers program for ages 4-7 costs $45. For more information, contact UH-Hilo assistant director Terry Yamane at 640-0694 or Diane at 938-9391, or call the American Youth Soccer Organization at 329-2151.
PCA Summer ‘Fun Raiser’ Aug. 18 at Big Island CC
Big Island Country Club will host the Puu Anahulu Community Association 10th annual “Fun Raiser” golf tournament on Aug. 18. The event is sponsored by the PCA and raises funds to support association community projects.
The event is a four-person team, modified scramble using the latest July handicap. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes green fee, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the Puu Anahulu Community Center immediately following the tournament.
Registration forms are available at the Big Island Country Club, located on State Highway 190 at mile marker 20, or on the Big Island Country Club website, bigislandcountryclub.com. Registration deadline is Aug. 6. Registrations received by July 28 will be entered into a special drawing. For tournament or fundraising information, call 325-5428.
Max Gail on Emily T. Gail Show
Actor Max Gail, known to many as Wojo from the series “Barney Miller,” will be a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available at espnhawaii.com under “lineup” and as an iTunes podcast.
Max Gail will have an update on the movie “42,” about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Gail plays the part of Burt Shotton, who was Robinson’s manager with the Dodgers.
Also, Bert Roussel, founder of the Mardi Gras golf tournament, and volunteers and supporters Judy Alderson and Scott Spencer will be guests. They will discuss the success of this year’s tournament, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at 896-6780. Past shows are available at facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory.
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. 11.
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.
Weekly golf tourney results
Na Wahine O Waikoloa
Women’s Golf Club
c Low gross scores: 1. Hawn Hawkins 95; 2. Mary Desisto 102
c Low net scores: 1. Sandy Price 75; 2. (Tie) Audrey Hamilton 80; 2. Carole Abarcar 80
c Birdies: Sandy Price (6); Mary Desisto (12)
c Closest to the pin: Hawn Hawkins (3, 16); Sandy Price (6); Mary Desisto (12)
c Low putts: 1. Carole Abarcar 33; 2. (Tie) Margaret Dewers 35; 2. Audrey Hamilton 35
c Notes: Members played a game of “low gross/net/putts.”
M&M Ladies Golf Club
July 10 results
c A flight low net scores: 1. Ailota Nesheim 73; 2. Randi Wilson 76; 3. Janis Walker 79
c B flight low net scores: 1. Phyllis Maffi 68; 2. Judy Burger 71; 3. Wanda Goldscharek 74
c Low putts: Mary Desisto, Janis Walker 30
c Chip-in: Randy Wilson
Makalei Kolepa Hui
c A flight low net scores: 1. Harvey Honda 66; 2. Eddie Nakaya 71
c B flight low net scores: 1. Chuck Wells 63; 2. Artie Guerin 71
c C flight low net score: Bobby Macomber 74
c Closest to the pin: Roger Higgins (2); Dave Puckett (5); Bobby Macomber (12); Tom Bates (15)
Men’s Golf Club
c Low net scores: 1. (tie) Tandy Kualii 67; 1. Jim McQuaid 67; 2. (tie) Mike Nichols 69; 2. Bob Currier 69; 2. Steve Kimes 69
c Closest to the pin: Peter Liljeholm (3); Steve Kimes (5); Jim Anderson (12); Ollie Olinger (17)
Big Island Country Club
c Scores: 1. Barb Poston/Reed Bender 12 under; 2. Rick Robinson/Tom Johnson 9 under; 3. Jim Stafford/Frank Jung 6 under
c Closest to the pin: Al Droscoski (5); Eddie Salas (8); Steve Rickard (13); Rick Robinson (17)
c Note: Members played “two-person team, one low net.”