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Short Hops March 26

Big Island Running Co. meeting today

Big Island Running Co. is offering free training groups for the Kona Marathon 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon again this year. The first meeting is at 5 p.m. at the Alii Drive store.

Runs will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. All ability levels are welcome. For more information, contact Melissa at 327-9333 or

Mac-A-Thon held Saturday

Hawaii Island’s oldest foot race, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club’s Mac-A-Thon, will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The Mac-A-Thon offers distances of 5K or 10K on the old government road that extends from the sacred waters of Honaunau Bay to Napoopoo Road.

The registration fee includes an awards ceremony, a mac-nut pancake breakfast and a silent auction.

Check-in and late registration will take place at the Keoua Halau in Honaunau. Parking is limited at Honaunau Bay, so participants should plan to park along the highway and walk to the check-in/late registration area.

The entry form is available at the Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club website at The registration fee is $30 through Wednesday and $40 through race day. Racers 15 and younger pay only $10. Pre-registered runners will receive a race T-shirt.

Late registration closes at 6:30 a.m. race day.

Positive Coaching Alliance April 2

The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Positive Coaching Alliance workshop at 6 p.m. April 2 at Old Kona Airport Park’s main pavilion.

Registration for the two-hour workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m., and a fee of $5 includes a workshop booklet.

For more information or to register, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735.

Kai Opua practice schedule starts today

Kai Opua Canoe Club has scheduled opening practice sessions for the upcoming regatta season.

The first novice B men’s practice will take place at 4:30 p.m. today.

Initial practices for other divisions are listed below:

c Open, age division women: 5:15 p.m. April 1

c Open, novice A, age division men: 5:15 p.m. April 2

For more information, visit or call 938-8577.

Torch Run April 7 in Kailua-Kona

The Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place at 9 a.m. April 7 at the Kailua-Kona First Hawaiian Bank branch in Lanihau Shopping Center.

From First Hawaiian Bank, runners and walkers will go down Palani Road to Kailua Pier before heading south on Alii Drive and continuing to Hale Halawai. Participants will then turn around, return to Kailua Pier and go up Palani Road to the race finish at The Club in Kona.

Registration will begin an hour before the race at First Hawaiian Bank, and race organizers will sell Torch Run T-shirts for $30. The race honors Troy Barboza, a fallen Hawaii police officer and a former Special Olympics Hawaii coach. The Hawaii Police Department, a race sponsor, will carry its Flame of Hope throughout the streets of Kailua-Kona to raise funds for Special Olympics West Hawaii.

A Special Olympics athlete will carry the Flame of Hope during the final leg of the Torch Run and light a cauldron at The Club in Kona to signify the beginning of the Weinberg Regional Special Olympics Powerlifting Meet at The Club in Kona. For more information on the Torch Run, contact Special Olympics West Hawaii Area Director Sandie Dela Cruz at 987-5057.

Kayak fishing clinic April 13-14

A fishing clinic for kayakers will be held April 13 and 14. The session on April 13 starts at 9 a.m. at P&P Kayaks at 73-4976 Kamanu Street, Suite 101. The session will cover basic fishing by kayak in Hawaiian waters. Participants will construct their own fishing rigs for inshore and ocean offshore species.

The April 14s session will be on the water with a probable launch site from Keauhou Bay.

For further information, call Kelly Harison of P&P Kayaks at 990-6699.

Nominees sought for 2013 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame

The Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame is seeking public nomination for candidates for August’s induction.

The Hall of Fame nomination packet and submitting instructions are available at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation’s website, There is no fee, and the deadline for nominating a candidate is April 7.

The criteria for induction are as follows:

c Sustained outstanding contribution to the sport and the community

c International, national, and local accomplishment and recognition

The 2013 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame awards dinner will take place Aug. 22 at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Oahu.

Previous inductees in the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame are as follows:

c 2010 — Eddie Aikau, Wally Froiseth, Fred Hemmings, Duke Kahanamoku, Buffalo Keaulana, Rabbit Kekai, Keo Nakama, Nappy Napoleon, Rell Sunn

c 2011 — Peter Cole, Ethel Kukea, Aileen Soule, Nainoa Thompson

c 2012 — Ricky Grigg, Archie Kalepa, Brian Keaulana, Michael Tongg, Royal Surfing Alii: HRH Prince David Laamea Kahalepouli Kawananakoa, HRH Prince Edward Abnel Keliiahonui, HRH Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, HRH Princess Victoria Kaiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu-i-Lunalilo Cleghorn.

KGMA hunting permits available

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will grant muzzleloader animal control permits for feral goats and feral sheep at Kaohe Game Management Area through April 14.

Kaohe Game Management Area is an archery unit for game mammals with no bag limit for sheep and goats. To increase public harvest efficiency of feral goats and sheep, DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife is allowing the use of muzzleloaders for licensed hunters by permit.

Permits will be available at the Kilohana check station for muzzleloader for feral goats and sheep with no bag limit, but every effort must be made to retrieve and harvest animals within designated areas.

Hunters must use every safety precaution in using muzzleloaders. Blaze orange is required for all hunters in Kaohe GMA, including archery hunters.

DLNR is increasing hunter participation in Kaohe GMA to protect Palila Critical Habitat from overgrazing of mamane trees from feral goats and sheep. Further information may be obtained by contacting the DOFAW offices in Hilo at 974-4221 or in Waimea at 887-6063.

KS-West Hawaii golf tournament April 6

The parent association of Kamehameha Schools West Hawaii will hold its 14th annual golf tournament on April 6 at Big Island Country Club. Check in will be at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start will follow at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per player, and the format will be two-man scramble format. Lunch and awards will follow.

Enrollment forms are available at the website Call Patricia Clark at 756-1795 for more information. The registration deadline is Friday.

KBXtreme to host PBA regional tournament

Approximately 40 professional bowlers will come to the Big Island for the PBA West/Northwest Kona Open Regional Bowling Tournament, which will take place April 22-23 at KBXtreme.

Some of the pros expected to attend include Norm Duke, Rhino Page, Scott Norton, Josh Blanchard, Missy Parkin, Michael Fagan, Tommy Jones, Steve Smith and Tom Hess.

The event also includes a pro-am in which amateurs can compete with the professionals. KBXtreme is seeking sponsors to ensure a successful tournament.

For more information, contact KBXtreme at 326-2695 or

Kai Ehitu golf tournament April 6

Kai Ehitu Canoe Club will hold its inaugural benefit golf tournament April 6 at Kona Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start follows at 8 a.m.

The $110 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and awards.

For more information, or to make donations, call Tifani at 769-1309 or Christel at 333-8450, or go to

Big Island Candies tournament May 10

The Big Island Candies Senior Golf Tournament scheduled for May 10 is sold out. Any additional registrations received will be placed on a wait list and notified in the event of cancellations.

For additional information, contact Kelly at 323-4340 or Iris at 961-8710.

Weekly golf tourney results

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Garland Lowe/Kelly Lowe/Eddie Salas/DanBrown 49.33; 2. Al Akana/Shirley Akana/Ron Auftin/Claudine Auftin 50.57; 3. Bob Raatz/Kay Bryant/Bob Eder/Rita Eder 51.34

c Notes: Results from Ohana Day Golf Tournament, which featured a four-person elimination scramble format

M&M Ladies Golf Club

March 19 results

c Scores: 1. Linda Takai 33.5; 2. Diana Butler 34.5; 3. Vangie Isenhour 35.5; 4. Linda Hogan 36

c Chip-ins: Diana Butler (16)

c Low putts: Diana Butler 29

c Note: Members played even holes half handicap.

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Steve Kimes 66; 2. Jimmy Durham 67; 3. (tie) Cullen Burgess 68; 3. JC Carlton 68; 3. Jon Wamba 68

c B flight low net scores: 1. Phil Souder 63; 2. Bod Reed 68; 3. Olie Olsen 69

c Closest to the pin: Bill Efinger (3); Olie Olsen (5); Bob Marten (8, 14); Cullen Burgess (17A); Phil Souder (17B)

c Low gross score: Peter Liljeholm 73

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1.Dave Puckett 65; 2. Dave Peters 68

c B flight low net scores: 1. Wayne Watanabe 69; 2. (tie) Roger Higgins 72; 2. Steve Hayward 72; 2. Ken Alton 72

c C flight low net scores: 1. Mike Query 66; 2. (tie) Artie Guerin 74; 2. Norm Pacheco 74

c Closest to the pin: John Kiaha (2); Jerry Connor (5); Chuck Wells (12); Roger Higgins (15)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Low net team scores: 1. Rita Eder/Dee Dee Kosa/Mona Peck/Willie Ryan 65; 2. Carole Abarcar/Mary Ann Doherty/Sue Johanson/Sandy Price 66

c Birdies: Sandy Price (6); Dee Dee Kosa (12)

c Closest to the pin: Sue Johanson (3); Carole Abarcar (6); Margaret Tigue (12); Willie Ryan (16)

c Note: Members played “Sucker in the Bucket.”