Short Hops


Kealakehe physical examinations at 5:30 p.m. today

Kealakehe High School will offer physical examinations for the 2013-14 season at 5:30 p.m. today at the school’s athletic training room.

Students must bring a signed physical examination form; the cost is $20.

Physical examination forms are available in the school’s main office and athletic training room.

For more information, contact Tina Vyas at tvyas@ahct.k12.hi.us.

Horseshoe pitchers league begins Thursday

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club’s eight-week sanctioned league will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Old Kona Airport Park’s horseshoe pits.

The league fee is $5 per week, and the number of entries will determine the league format.

KHPC conducts casual competitions from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at the horseshoe pits, which are located behind Old Kona Airport Park’s tennis courts.

League members encourage any interested participants to attend and register for league play.

For more information, contact Reggie at 756-8085.

Kawaihae sailing race/rally Saturday

The Kona Sailing Club’s annual Kawaihae race/rally adventure will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Honokohau Harbor’s green buoy.

Member and guest boats are welcome, and the registration fee is $15 per boat. Commodore Joe Dubose will lead a mandatory skippers meeting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Kona Sailing Club’s clubhouse.

The Kona Sailing Club will award trophies to class winners and offer a meal at $10 per person in Kawaihae.

For those wanting to attend the post-rally dinner, send an email to socialdirector@konasailingclub.org.

For more information, contact Dubose at commodore@konasailingclub.org.

Big Island All-Stars camp this weekend

The 2013 Big Island All-Stars Honokaa Basketball Camp will take place Saturday through Monday at Honokaa’s Parks and Recreation gym.

The camp is for children who just completed kindergarten through eighth grade. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the gym on Saturday for those in kindergarten through third grade (or 8 years old and younger) and at noon for grades four through eight (age 9 and older).

Sessions start at 8:30 a.m. for the first age group and 1 p.m. for the second.

Pick up applications from Anna Muranaka at the Parks and Recreation gym or Daphne Honma at the Honokaa High and Intermediate School. The camp fee of $50 includes instruction, a T-shirt and a basketball. Make checks payable to Big Island All-Stars and write “Honokaa Basketball Camp” in the memo.

Mail a completed application form and the camp fee to: Daphne Honma, P.O. Box 355, Paauilo, HI 96776.

The deadline to mail in applications is Friday. Camp organizers will accept walk-ins. Each session is limited to 90 applicants.

The camp schedule follows:

c Saturday: Session I (K-3) 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Session II (grade 4-8) 1 to 4:30 p.m.

c Sunday: Session I 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Session II 1 to 4:30 p.m.

c Monday: Session I 8:30 12 p.m.; Session II, 1 to 4:30 p.m. At 11:45 a.m., an awards ceremony will be held for K-3 and at 4:15 p.m. one will be held for grades four through eight.

This year the camp will sell Domino’s Pizza (cheese or pepperoni) for $2 per slice between noon and 1 p.m. as well as drinks for $1 every day.

For additional information, contact Honma at 937-3223 or daph_o@hotmail.com.

Kukio Challenge June 2 at Kukio Bay

The 12th annual Kukio Challenge will take place at 9 a.m. June 2.

The race features a half-mile swim, three-mile run, and a two-mile paddleboard/stand-up paddleboard course.

Athletes age 14 and older may register for the event, which is limited to 100 entrants.

The cost is $65, and athletes must register online at kukio.net by 3 p.m. May 31. Participants may register on race day for $75.

Proceeds benefit the Hui Laulima O Kekaha Kai, a group that aims to ensure protection of the natural, cultural and scenic resources of Kekaha Kai State Park in North Kona.

For more information, call Paola Pagan at 325-4108.

College-prep hoops camp June 3-7

Hawaii Island Hoops will hold its college-prep basketball camp June 3-7 at the Kekuaokalani Gym. Registration is ongoing.

The camp includes Nike SPARQ Training, daily fundamental training workouts, shooting clinics, defensive breakdowns, team offense, individual skills competitions, team tournament and championship game. There will also be a 3-point shootout, free-throw and slam dunk contests, all-star games and awards ceremony.

The camp is open to boys ages 13-19 who are looking to improve their skills and learn a college-style program. The registration fee is $350 and includes instruction from NCAA, NAIA and junior college players and coaches, and evening college-prep seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment. All meals are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit HawaiiIslandHoops.com or facebook.com/hawaiiislandhoops. For more information, contact Director Andy Smith at 937-3082 or director@hawaiiislandhoops.com.

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 who register by July 15 may register 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 also 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.

Beginner golf classes for women

Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth will offer a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at Makalei Golf Club beginning Saturday.

The classes are open to all women interested in the basics of golf.

Classes meet five consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

The cost for all five classes is $50. To enroll, call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130.

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 August 13.

To volunteer, call Ann at 836-3422 or email hibt@hawaii.rr.com. For more tournament information, go to hibtfishing.com.

Big Island speed camp June 6-7

Joshua Abner, the track and field and cross-country coach at Honokaa High, and Rick Hagedorn of Speedburners will host the Big Island Speed Clinic at Konawaena High June 6 and 7.

The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. both days, with clinic-day registration at 9 a.m. June 6.

The cost of the clinic is $100 for both days. Runners who register before Friday receive a $10 discount.

For more information, contact Abner at (270) 839-3136 or joshua.abner@yahoo.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 early at academyswimhawaii.org to guarantee a race T-shirt.

Registration forms are also available at Bike Works. Race organizers need volunteers for water patrol.

For more information, contact Ed Doherty at EdDoherty1@yahoo.com.

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.

Special room rates for registered amateur players begin at $299 per night in a Mountain View category room at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Rates include complimentary daily breakfast for two. Golf professional rooms are complimentary for Monday through Friday nights.

Practice rounds will be 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.

Weekly golf tourney results

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Peter Liljeholm 70; 2. Jimmy Durham 71; 3. Bob Marten 72

c B flight low net scores: 1. Al Sullivan 68; 2. Joe Goldscharek 71; 3. (Tie) Chris Shibley 72; 3. Arvid Bjornton 72

c Closest to the pin: Gene Young (3, 14); Marlin Ahl (5); Mark Jackson (8); Bob Marten (17A); Joe Goldscharek (17B)

c Low gross score: Peter Liljeholm 74

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c Scores: 1. Trish Kimball 36; 2. Jayne Roth 36.5; 3. Sandy Price 38.5; 4. Mary Desisto 41

c Birdies: Trish Kimball (6)

c Closest to the pin: Margaret Dewers (3, 16); Trish Kimball (6); Maureen Brown (12)

c Notes: Members played a game of “ones, half-handicap”