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Short Hops | Sept. 24, 2013

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 to 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.

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 intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and the bypass.

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

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

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 attend.

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

Bell among Gail’s guests

Rich Bell of Bike Works Beach and Sport, and Hawaii Cycling Club is a guest on the Emily T. Gail Show, which can be found at under lineup.

Bell talks about the Bikeoloa in Waikoloa Initiative and his group’s partnership with the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative to create more trails and exposure to the forest lands. Bell has information on the next First Friday Night Ride in Waikoloa, set Oct. 4.

Beverly Bland and Christine Young talk about upcoming Waikoloa dry forest walking tours. Information is available at

Paola Pagan, Kukio Community Association Manager and Director of the 10th annual Kukio Blue Water Swim will also be a guest.

Past shows are available at or as a free podast at iTunes. Contact Emily at for information.

HI-PAL hoops results

More than 80 youths on 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships Friday through Sunday at Waiakea Uka Gym.

The Hawaii Warriors sixth-graders outgunned the Hawaii Warriors seventh-graders 52-32 to claim the tournament title. Kiai Apele led the champions with 16 points and Keawe Silva added 12. Randon Arima scored 10 for the runners-up.

The Keaau Chargers — led by Gabriel Bergen’s 19 points — finished third, defeating the Fly Girls 43-17. Also participating in the event were Kohala NSP, Panaewa Sharpshooters, Piopio Bears, Kona Shut D I and II, Kona Stingrays, Stray Kats, Waiakea Titans, Konawaena, St. Joseph and Paiea.

For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, call Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, ext. 258.

Mauna Kea Polo starts Oct. 6

The Mauna Kea Polo Club’s 2013 season begins Oct. 6 and runs through Dec. 15. Games are held at 1 p.m. Sundays at Waikii Ranch polo field. Gates open to the public at noon.

Tickets are $5 per person; free for children 12 and younger and military personnel with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at Wishard Gallery in Waimea.

For more information, email or call Paula Beamer at 960-5098.

Beginner golf classes for women

Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth is offering a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at the Makalei Golf Club beginning Oct. 26. Class meets from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Cost of instruction is $50. Call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130 to enroll.

Horseshoe club begins play Oct. 17

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club will start its eight-week fall sanctioned doubles league Oct. 17. All league games are played from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Palm Court horseshoe pits behind the tennis courts at Old Kona Airport Park.

League fees are $5 per week.

Call 322-7085 for membership information, or 756-8085 for league and tournament details.

Keiki Tri slated for Oct. 19

The Hawaii Police Department’s Hawaii Isle Police Activities League and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring the Keiki Triathlon Oct. 19 in Kailua-Kona. The event is open to youth ages 7 through 14.

Nine- to 14-year-olds start the triathlon with a 100-yard swim at the Kona Community Aquatic Center, followed by a 3.2-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run within the Old Kona Airport Park complex.

Seven- and 8-year-olds race half those distances.

Those interested in participating or needing additional information may call Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, ext. 258 or Darrell Yamamoto from the county Department of Parks and Recreation at 961-8735.

The deadline to register is Oct. 11.

Ward hits hole-in-one

Steven Ward used a 7-wood to hit a hole-in-one Sunday on the seventh hole at Mauna Lani Resort’s South Course. Ward hit from the blue tees for a 217-yard shot that was witnessed by Neil Veith and Bill Weigang.

Weekly golf tournament results

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c Low net winners: 1. Mike Gregg 61; 2. Bob Marten 65; 3. (tie) Steve Kimes, Bruce Cook and Marlin Ahl 66.

c Closest to the pin: Gregg (5, 8); Marten (13, 17).

c Low gross: Marten 69

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s results

c 1. Steve Rickard, Swend Willadsen and Reed Bender -23.

c Team longest putt: Tom Johnson, Ed Salas and Frosty Johnson.

c Low net: Bender 67.

c Note: Format was three-person team, two low net.

c Closest to the hole: Barb Millslagle (5, 8); Salas (13, 17).

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c 1. Carole Abarcar 48; 2. (tie): Audrey Hamilton and Judi Wooley 50.

c Birdies: Toshie Kinjo (16)

c Closest to the pin: Kasie Wessels (3); Wooley (6); Mary Desisto (12); Kinjo (16).

c Note: Game of the day was throw out three worst holes, full handicap.

M&M Golf Club

Sept. 17 results

c 1. Fletcher Olson 32; 2. Vangie Isenhour 32.5; 3. Barbara Crutcher 36.5.

c Chip-ins: Olson (7); Isenhour (16)

c Low putts: Olson 30

c Note: Members played “ones”