Short Hops | Sept. 17, 2013

Hawaii Cycling Club hosts ‘Out-n-Back’

On Saturday, the Hawaii Cycling Club is presenting the second annual 22.2-mile “Out-n-Back” training time trial. The event starts at 8 a.m. at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on the Queen Kaahumanu Hightway.

Cyclists ride north to Waikoloa Beach Road, make a U-turn and return to mile marker 86.

Registration begins at 7 and runs until 7:40 a.m. at the cemetery turnoff.

This is a free event and cyclists of all abilities are welcome.

For more information visit

Habitat for Humanity golf tourney Oct. 7

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii’s inaugural golf tournament is set for Oct. 7 at Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club.

The format will be four-person team best ball. Entry fee of $300 per player includes one mulligan, continental breakfast, lunch and entry to the awards ceremony. Space is limited to 72 golfers.

Businesses can participate and contribute to Habitat’s mission by becoming hole sponsors.

Those interested in golfing at the tournament or becoming a hole sponsor may email or call 331-8010.

Honokaa basketball clinic Oct. 11-13

There will be a basketball clinic Oct. 11-13 at the Honokaa Parks and Recreation gym featuring Alika Smith, head coach of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I champion Kalaheo Mustangs.

Youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade will go from 9 a.m. to noon, while instructors will work with students in grades seven through 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Daphne Honma at 937-3223 or Cheyenne Meyer at 345-8751.

UH-Hilo’s Hufford selected PacWest Freshman of the Week

PHOENIX — University of Hawaii at Hilo rookie goalkeeper Jenna Hufford of Shingle Springs, Calif.’s Ponderosa High has been selected the Pacific West Conference Women’s Soccer Freshman of the Week.

The conference announced the honor on Monday for matches contested Sept. 9 to 15.

The honor is awarded to a true or redshirt freshman for her overall outstanding play.

Hufford led the Vulcans to a 1-0-1 week by producing a 0.45 goals against average during her 200 minutes in net.

She registered a 0-0 double-overtime draw against BYU-Hawaii on Sept. 12 and claimed a 4-1 win versus Chaminade on Sept. 14. Both games were nonconference contests.

Cycling club rides to Saddle Road bypass

The Hawaii Cycling Club’s Oct. 5, club ride will be on the new Saddle Road bypass.

The ride will start at 8 a.m. near the Mamalahoa Highway and the bypass intersection.

The ride will be out and back entirely on the new road — a distance of 20 miles.

The ride is free and open to both members and nonmembers. There will be separate groups to accommodate riders of different abilities. Parking and other information will be in future notices. For more information visit

First Tee begins

soon at Makalei

The First Tee Program for 7- to 17-year-olds will be held at Makalei Golf Club with sessions starting at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Registration begins at 2:15 in the Makalei parking lot. There is a $25 registration fee per participant for new members. All future sessions will be at 3 p.m Sundays at the Makalei driving range. Email for more information.

Kukio swim is Oct. 5

The 10th annual Kukio Blue Water Swim, which benefits the Hui Laulima O Kekaha Kai, is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 5.

The race consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Uluweuweu Bay.

Athletes can register online by Oct. 3 at for $50; 18 and younger, $20. Fee includes race shirt, swim cap and brunch.

Race day registration is $60 each — shirt is not guaranteed for late entries

For race information contact Paola Pagan at 325-4108.

IKL championships Nov. 2 in Kona

The Kona Branch of the International Karate League will host its ninth annual IKL Karate Championship from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

IKL branches from Hilo, Paauilo, Honokaa, Waimea, North Kohala, Waikoloa, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe, Pahala, Keaau, Oahu and California will be attending.

The tournament will feature competition in kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and kobudo (weaponry) for children, teenagers and adults.

The free tournament is open to the public.

For more information about the tournament, contact Hanshi Julian Shiroma at 328-9458 or 938-2414, or visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c Low net winners: 1. Tom Lullo 66; 2. Mike Robinson 67; 3. (tie) Chuck Coupe and Mike Nichols 69.

c Closest to the pin: Walter Welton (5); Gene Young (8); Coupe (13);Ollie Olinger (17).

c Low gross: Cullen Burgess 74

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c Low gross winners: 1. Fletcher Olson 81; 2. Toshie Kinjo 101; 3 (tie): Dee Dee Kosa and Jan Loskutoff 105.

c Low net winners: 1. Trish Kimball 67; 2. Mary Desisto 71; 3. Audrey Hamilton 72.

c Low putts: 1. Kosa 31; 2. (tie) Kimball and Olson 32.

c Closest to the pin: Olson (3); Judy Frazier (6); Sandy Price (12); Desisto (16).

c Note: Game of the day was low gross/net/putts — full handicap.

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight: 1. John Kiaha 66; 2. (tie) Joel Sparks, Steve Schmelz and Ralph Sallee 71.

c B flight: 1 Joe Scarber 66; 2. Paul Kelley 69.

c Closest to the pin: Eddie Nakaya (2), Kiaha (5), Stan Conrad (12), Stan Dodd (15).

c Low gross: Kiaha 79.

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Al Droscoski, Swend Willadsen, Rick Robinson and Eric Curtis, -25 (Droscoski was blind draw).

c Low net: Robinson 64.

c Closest to the pin: Tom Johnson (5, 17); Barb Millslagle (8, 13).

c Note: Format was four-person team, 3-2-1 low net.