Short Hops July 9


Leeward Steelers registration Saturday

The Leeward Steelers Pop Warner football team will hold its registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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.

Firemen’s Fund Weekend July 20-21

The Firemen’s Fund Weekend will be held July 20-21 on the Kohala Coast.

On July 20, there will be a four-man scramble at the Hapuna Prince Golf Course. The registration fee is $125, and play begins at noon.

On July 21, 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.

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 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: Wednesday through Friday, starting Wednesday, 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 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 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.

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 hibt@hawaii.rr.com. For more tournament information, go to hibtfishing.com.

Roussel on Emily T. Gail Show

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

Roussel will discuss the 29th annual Mardi Gras Golf Tournament at Waikoloa Beach Course. The tournament raises funds for the West Hawaii chapter of the America Cancer Society.

Also, Mary Bea Porter King, former LPGA player and president and cofounder of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association, will discuss the USGA Jr. Amateur Qualifying at Waikoloa Kings and the HSJGA King Auto Group State Championship hosted by The Club at Hokulia.

Juliana Kasberg and her daughter, Erica, talk about Evan Kasberg, who plays for Parker School, playing in the qualifier. They will also share stories about playing golf as a family outting.

Also, 11-year-old Titan Oshura gives an update on his progress as an HSJGA member.

Gail will share information on the BikeWorks community bike rides and the BikeWorks-Starbuck MS Team Ride set for Aug. 3-4.

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

Weekly golf tourney results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Foursome team score: 1. Celeste Bell/Dee Dee Kosa/Deborah Ingman/Kasie Wessels 74

c Threesome team scores: 1. (tie) Maureen Brown/Sandy Price/Margaret Tigue 77; 1. Carole Abarcar/Pat Cassel/Mona Peck 77

c Chip-in: Pat Cassel (6)

c Closest to the pin: Deborah Ingman (3); Margaret Dewers (6); Mona Peck (12); Kasie Wessels (16)

c Note: Members played “team dice game, full handicap.”

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. Chuck Coupe 67; 2. (tie) Mike Gregg 68; 2. Bob Currier 68; 4. Phil Wagner 70

c Closest to the pin: Mike Gregg (5, 13); Jim McQuaid (8); Walter Welton (17)

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Barb Poston/Steve Rickard/Swen Willadsen 18 under; 2. Frosty Johnson/Tom Johnson/Ed Salas 15 under

c Low net scores: 1. Frosty Johnson 61; 2. Ed Salas 66

c Closest to the hole: Ed Salas (5); Ray Poston (8, 17); Ron Ahlers (13)

c Note: Members played “three-person team, two low net.”