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Short Hops Nov. 20

Poi Pounder Baseball Classic champions announced

The winners of the Poi Pounder Baseball Classic are listed below. The tournament for children ages 9 to 14 was played over the Veterans Day weekend in Hilo.

Twenty-four teams played in the event.

c Mustang Division (9- and 10-year-olds): 1. Lil Soljahs (Kona); 2. Andrews Braves (Hilo)

c Bronco Division (11- and 12-year-olds): 1. Andrews Braves (Hilo); 2. Kona Crush (Kona)

c Pony Division (13- and 14-year-olds): 1. RBI-Red (Hilo); 2. Big Island Baseball Orioles (Hilo)

Ka‘u seeking baseball coach

Ka‘u High School needs a head baseball coach for the upcoming spring season.

Applications are available in the school’s main office, and the application deadline is Nov. 30.

For more information, contact Ka‘u Athletic Director Kalei Namohala at 928-2012 or 928-2088.

Big Dog walk/run Thursday

Big Island Road Runners will hold the inaugural Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The walk/run will start and finish at the parking area of Moku Ola or Coconut Island off Banyan Drive in Hilo.

The event is free, and registration will be at the event just prior to the start. There is no cost for the event, but participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or a monetary donation for the Salvation Army.

All walkers and runners are welcome. Membership is not required for this event. There will be no time limit, and there will be post-run refreshments. For more information, call Steve Pavao at 430-0267.

Elks Hoop Shoot Dec. 8 in Hilo

The annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set to begin, and the local contest will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Hilo Armory.

The contest is open to boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The free-throw shooting contest boasts the largest noncommercial, co-educational sports program in America, with more than 3 million participants each year.

Participants advance through local, district, state, regional and national levels. One boy and one girl in each of the three age categories (8-9, 10-11, 12-13) wins a national title at the finals in Springfield, Mass. The top six national finalists’ names are inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

For more information, contact Nathan Suganuma at 937-1948.

Puu Anahulu Wahine Golf Tourney Dec. 15

Big Island Country Club will host the Puu Anahulu Wahine Golf Tournament on Dec. 15.

The event is a two-person team, modified women’s scramble using the latest November handicap. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person and includes green fees, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the Puu Anahulu Community Center immediately following the tournament.

Registration forms are available at the Big Island Country Club, located on State Highway 190 at the 20-mile marker or at The entry deadline is Dec. 1. Registrations received by Friday will be entered into a special prize drawing.

For tournament or fundraising information call 325-5428.

Survive the End of the World 10K Dec. 22

Kealakehe High School’s Waverider Triathlon Club will hold its Survive the End of the World 10K at 7 a.m. Dec. 22 at Kahaluu Beach Park. Interested runners may pick up an entry form at Bike Works Kona or sign up at The cost is $30.

For more information, contact Kristin Drost at

Softball, T-ball registration Dec. 4

A girls softball registration and clinic will begin Dec. 4 in Kohala.

Registration, for girls ages 9 to 14, will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 at Kamehameha Park. Late registration will be Dec. 12. Practice begins the last week of December, and games will be played from early January to early March.

Also, there will be free registration for T-ball on the same dates at Hisaoka Gym for boys and girls ages 5 to 8. T-ball teams will practice late December and early January and will play games from mid-January to early March.

Free registration includes a uniform. The clinic is sponsored by the Kohala Community Athletic Association. For more information, contact Tom Morse at or 345-0706.

Alumni Football USA games next year

Alumni Football USA games return to the Big Island early January. These games are an opportunity for alumni of local high schools to play in a full contact football game while raising money for their old high schools.

The games are as follows:

c Kealakehe Alumni vs. Konawaena Alumni, 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Kealakehe High School.

c Hilo Alumni vs. Waiakea Alumni, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Wong Stadium.

c Honokaa Alumni vs. Kohala Alumni, 4:00 p.m. Jan. 6 at Honokaa High School.

c Keaau Alumni vs. Hawaii Prep, TBA.

Only the first 40 players to sign up for each team will get to play. There is no registration fee, but there is a $100 fee to play.

The fee includes everything for game day: Alumni Football USA organizes and coordinates the games, rental of professional helmet, pads and equipment, game day EMTs, officials, announcers,

Field Liability insurance, DVD of your game and commemorative T-shirt. For more information, visit or call 866-U-GET-HIT.

Doyle a guest on Emily T. Gail Show

Anne Doyle, author of “Powering Up! How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders,” is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at and as an iTunes podcast.

Doyle will discuss her role as a sports reporter and anchor for CBS-TV in Detroit from 1978–1983 who helped women reporters gain equal access to sports locker rooms. Doyle also shares stories from her days as one of the first female sports broadcasters and how far things have evolved for women in broadcasting.

Gail will also give updates on the PGA Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Jan. 16-20.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at Past shows are available at, iTunes and

Weekly golf tourney results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Winning team: Mo. Brown/Rita Eder/Audrey Hamilton/Kasie Wessels 76

c Closest to the pin: Kay Bryant (6); Kassie Wessels (12); Sharry McCorkle (16)

c Birdie: Kasie Wessels (12)

c Note: Members played “roll of the dice.”

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. Joe Goldscharek 70; 2. Dennis Carino 71; 3. (tie) Bob Johnson 72; 3. Gene Young 72; 3. Ted Field 72

c Closest to the pin: Dave Johnson (3); Brian Hansen (5); Bob Marten (12); Larry Stevens (17A); Bill Andres (17B)

c Low gross score: Dennis Carino 79

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Ron Ahlers/Judy Sudnikovich/Rick Robinson/Diane Raatz 24 under; 2. Grant Wilson/Ed Staniec/Swen Willadsen/blind draw 24 under; 3. Al Akana/Shirley Akana/Marty Keiter/blind draw 23 under

c Low net scores: 1. Rod Kebo 66; 2. Shirley Akana 67

c Closest to the pin: Denny Dickenson (5); Marty Keiter (8); Judy Sudnikovich (13); Dave Moore (17)

c Note: Members played four-person team, three low net.

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c A flight low gross score: Ann Wilkie 88

c A flight low net scores: 1. Randi Wilson 71; 2. Sara Ito 76

c B flight low gross score: Mary Pat Hay 97

c B flight low net scores: 1. Karin Hughes 77; 2. Jeanene Dickenson 80

c Low putts: Wanda Goldscharek 31

c Chip-ins: Sandy Mackey (10); Sara Ito (3)

c Closest to the pin: Karin Hughes (17)

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Nov. 13 results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Patty Wall 71; 2. Judy Sudnikovich 72; 3. (tie) Ailota Nesheim 77; 3. Randi Wilson 77

c B flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Vangie Isenhour 68; 1. Kasie Wessels 68; 3. (tie) Shoko Ioh 71; 3. Sue Ostrowski 71

c Low putts: Patty Wall 28

c Chip-ins: Randy Wilson (4); Judy Pettersen (7)