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Leeward Steelers registration July 13

The Leeward Steelers Pop Warner football team will hold its registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 behind Kekuaokalani Gym. Children ages 7-15 are invited to register. For more information, call 960-7219.

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, track and field and cheerleading 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: 8 a.m. July 22 in the stadium

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

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 gymnaisum

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, extension 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 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: Wednesday through Friday, starting July 10, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

c Volleyball: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the gym

c Basketball: Monday and Wednesday 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 interested 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.

Players may register by July 15 for $60.

Late enrollment 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 Street 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 Coaches will be selected from a list of volunteers.

Mauna Loa time trial July 13; other events

On July 13, 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 today, 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

King’s Swim Saturday at Kailua Bay

Kona Aquatics will host its 19th annual King’s Swim at 8 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Bay.

The 1.2-mile course begins at Kailua Bay and ends at Kamakahonu Bay, directly in front of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

Event organizers will not allow fins or wetsuits. Applications are available at Bike Works (74-5583 Luhia St.) in Kailua-Kona. The original registration deadline has passed, but late registration takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Kailua Pier on race day.

The late registration fee is $20.

Awards go to the top three male and female finishers and to winners in each of the event’s 14 age groups. Volunteers with kayaks or surfboards wishing to join the safety patrol for the swim are welcome to participate.

For more information, call Steve Borowski at 334-0083.

HIBT fishes for volunteers

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is looking for more than 50 volunteers to help with the running of the 54th annual tournament.

A variety of tournament support is needed, including Kailua Pier operations, the HIBT retail store and administration.

Each volunteer will receive an HIBT T-shirt and discounted parking for shift volunteers. Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

HIBT event headquarters, retail and tournament control will once again be anchored at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to Kailua Pier.

Tournament volunteers are needed from July 21 through Aug. 13. To volunteer, call Ann at 836-3422 or email For more tournament information, go to

Post on Emily T. Gail Show

Sandra Post, who was the first Canadian to play on the LPGA, will be a guest on the Emily T. Gail show on under “lineup.”

Post won the LPGA Championship, and she is a member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame and the Canada Golf Hall of Fame. She was Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1978. She will discuss the U.S. Women’s Open and much more.

Gail will recap some local Big Island news, including the UCC Coffee Kunitake Farms Kona Marathon.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show contact

Weekly golf tourney results

Na Wahine

Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. Dee Dee Kosa 61; 2. Audrey Hamilton 64; 3. (tie) Carole Abarcar 65; 3. Deborah Ingman 65; 4. Margaret Tigue 66

c Chip-in: Dee Dee Kosa (13)

c Closest to the pin: Judy Frazier (6); Mona Peck (12); Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. Bob Marten 64; 2. (tie) Pete Callahan 68; 2. Brian Hansen 68; 4. (tie) Peter Liljeholm 69; 4. Olie Olsen 69

c Closest to the pin: Walter WElton (5); Larry Stevens (8); Bruce Cook (14); Curtis Boyd (17)

c Low gross score: Bob Marten 67

M&M Ladies Golf Club

June 25 results

c A flight scores: 1. Randi Wilson 29.5; 2. Mary Desisto 31; 3. Yuko Suzuki 31.5

c B flight scores: 1. Judy Pettersen 28; 2. (tie) Barbara Crutcher 29.5; 2. Robyn Perry 29.5

c Chip-ins: Mary Desisto (14); Butchie Hayward (14)

c Low putts: Randi Wilson 28

c Note: Members played “cross-country half handicap”

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Dave Peters 67; 2. (tie) Stan Dodd 72; 2. John Kiaha 72

c B flight low net scores: 1. Roger Higgins 66; 2. Larry Leedom 70

c C flight low net scores: 1. Norm Pacheco 72; 2. Ken Alton 72

c Closest to the pin: Dave Puckett (2); John Kiaha (5); Ken Alton (12); Steve Hayward (15)

c Low gross score: Stan Dodd 75