Short Hops June 11


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.

Konawaena physical examinations June 20

Konawaena High will offer physical examinations for the 2013-14 season from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 20 at Konawaena’s Onizuka Gymnasium.

The cost of the physical examinations is $15.

For more information, send an email to chelsea_qualey@notes.k12.hi.us or shaun_oness@notes.k12.hi.us.

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.

Honokaa seeks girls volleyball coach

Applications are being accepted for the girls volleyball coaching position at Honokaa High and Intermediate School.

Applications may be picked-up at the school office between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The deadline to submit applications is June 21.

For more information, call 775-8800, ext. 228.

Three coaching positions open at Keaau

Keaau High needs girls soccer, tennis and swimming and diving coaches for the upcoming seasons.

All interested applicants can obtain an application at the school’s main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants must pass a Department of Education background check; the application deadline is Friday.

For more information, call 982-4220, ext. 2229.

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.

MLB baseball clinic Wednesday in Keaukaha

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a free youth baseball clinic for boys and girls ages 5-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hualani Park in Keaukaha.

Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. All participants must bring a registration/waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian, a hat, a baseball glove, shoes and a water bottle. Forms are available at the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation’s main office at 799 Piilani St. in Hilo and county gymnasiums around the island.

For more information, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735 or 938-2012.

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.

Cycling club announces summer events

On Saturday, the Hawaii Cycling Club will host its 16-mile Almost Summer Solstice Training Time Trial from Kaiminani Drive north to Puuanahulu Landfill Road.

Registration will be on Pukiawe Street (the first road mauka of Queen Kaahumanu Highway on the south side) from 7 to 7:40 a.m. The prerace meeting will be at 7:50 a.m.. The talk story/aid station will be at Puuanahulu Landfill Road.

This is a free event.

Then on July 13, the 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 July 2, 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.

Hapuna Roughwater Swim set for June 29

The Hapuna Roughwater Swim, the second leg of Bike Works Beach & Sports’ triple crown of swimming, will take place at 8 a.m. June 29 at Hapuna Beach State Park.

Register by Saturday at academyswimhawaii.org to guarantee a race T-shirt.

Registration forms are also available at Bike Works.

Race organizers need volunteers for water patrol.

For more information, contact Ed Doherty at EdDoherty1@yahoo.com.

King’s Swim July 6 at Kailua Bay

Kona Aquatics will host its 19th annual King’s Swim at 8 a.m. July 6 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. A non-refundable entry fee of $15 must accompany the application.

The Registration deadline is June 29, and 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.

Mauna Kea pro-am July 1-5

Mauna Kea Golf Course will host its 40th annual pro-am tournament July 1-5. The total purse for pro golfers is $10,000.

Entries are limited to the first 26 paid teams by Saturday.

Tournament entry fees are $8,700 per team of four or $2,900 per amateur.

Entry fees include dinner functions (spouses included), amenity tournament gifts and prizes, and green and cart fees for two practice and three tournament rounds.

Practice rounds will take place July 1 and 2, and tournament play will begin July 3.

For more information on the pro-am or to receive an entry form, contact Lyanne Ching at 882-5405.

Rolfing to join Emily T. Gail Show

Golf Channel analyst and host of Global Golf Adventures on NBC Mark Rolfing is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show available at espnhawaii.com under “lineup.”

Rolfing, who was inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, works on the NBC coverage of the PGA Tour and the Players Championship, U.S. Open, Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. He will discuss this week’s U.S. Open and much more.

Jenn Lawson, project cooordinator for the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, will also be on the show. Lawson will share information about the group’s volunteer day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday planting trees and taking a short hike or tour of the Waikoloa Dry Forest. Keiki are welcome to the volunteer day. Keiki 9 and up are also invited to attend the free Waikoloa Future Foresters held every Friday from June 28 to July 26. For information, go to waikoloadryforest.org or call Lawson at 339-2142.

Past Emily T Gail Shows are available at espnhawaii.com or as a free podcast at iTunes and Facebook/emilytgail. Contact Gail at 896-6780 for information.

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.

Weekly golf tourney results

Na Wahine

Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Scores: 1. Kasie Wessels 34; 2. Pat Cassel 33; 3. Audrey Hamilton 32; 4. Jan Loskutoff 31; 5. Margaret Tigue 30

c Birdies: Dee Dee Kosa (16)

c Closest to the pin: Jan Loskutoff (3); Carole Abarcar (6); Pat Cassel (12); Jan Loskutoff (16)

c Notes: Members played a game of “point par.”

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Arvid Bjornton 68; 2. Cullen Burgess 69; 3. Curtis Boyd 74

c Closest to the pin: Brian Hansen (5); Mike Robinson (8, 13); Geney Young (17A)

c Low gross score: Cullen Burgess 73

M&M Ladies Golf Club

June 4 results

c Scores: 1. Barbara Crutcher 34.5; 2. Mitsuyo Oshima 35.5; 3. (tie) Vangie Isenhour 37; 3. Judy Pettersen 37

c Chip-ins: Vangie Isenhour (10); Kasie Wessels (11)

c Low putts: Vangie Isenhour 30

c Note: Members played “odd holes less half handicap.”