Short Hops June 18


Kalama hits hole-in-one

John Kalama III hit a hole-in-one at Big Island Country Club on June 9.

He used a 9-iron on the 144-yard 17th hole from the red tee. Fred Spender, Maurice Kahawii and Butch Rubenstein witnessed the shot.

Leeward Steelers registration June 29

The Leeward Steelers Pop Warner football team will hold its registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 and July 13 behind Kekuaokalani Gym. Children ages 7-15 are invited to register. For more information, call 960-7219.

Hard Naks workouts July 1-5

Hard Naks will host a high-performance speed camp July 1-5 at Konawaena High School. The camp is open to boys and girls.

Hard Naks coaches will be teaching linear and lateral speed, proper technique in combine tests (shuttle, L-drill, 40-yard dash), sports specific weight training, and sports specific stretches to improve athleticism and speed.

Elementary and intermediate students will work out from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and high school athletes will work out from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The early registration fee is $50 by June 28. The fee after June 28 is $75.

To register, call (808) 280-7513 or email hardnakstraining@gmail.com. Visit hardnaks.com for more information.

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.

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 Friday.

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

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.

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 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 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 to guarantee a race T-shirt.

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.

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 Low gross scores: 1. Deborah Ingman 94; 2. Margaret Dewers 105

c Low net scores: 1. Mary Vandamme 77; 2. Margaret Tigue 79

c Low putts: 1. Margaret Tigue 36; 2. Deborah Ingman 37; 3. Carole Abarcar 39

c Closest to the pin: Deborah Ingman (3, 6); Sally Evans (12); Carole Abarcar (16)

c Note: Members played, “low gross/net/putts 0 full handicap.”

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. (tie) JC Carlton 69; 1. Tom Lullo 69; 3. Bob Marten 70; 4. Al Sullivan 74

c Closest to the pin: Bob Currier (2, 5); Bruce Totten (12); Bruce Cook (15)

c Low gross score: Bob Marten 73

M&M Ladies Golf Club

June 11 results

c Scores: 1. Barbara Crutcher 33.5; 2. Judy Pettersen 34; 3. Yuko Suzuki 37

c Low putts: (tie) Judy Pettersen 31; Yuko Suzuki 31

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

Makalei Kolepa Hui

June 8 results

c A flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Dave Peters 67; 1. Tom Bates 67

c B flight low net scores: 1. Bill Stockley 67; 2. Larry Leedom 68

c Closest to the pin: Ed Skelton (2); Dave Puckett (5); Joel Sparks (12); Stan Dodd (15)

Saturday’s results

Blue Ball Tournament

c Low team score: Larry Leedom/Paul Kelley/Dave Peters/Roger Higgins 72

c Closest to the pin: Eddie Nakaya (2); Dave Puckett (5, 12); Stan Dodd (15)