Short Hops


Kukio Challenge Sunday at Kukio Bay

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

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. Friday. 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.

Parks and Recreation wrestling in Waimea

Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Waimea will offer free summer youth wrestling classes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Beginning June 4, classes will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Waimea Community Center.

To register, call Waimea Parks and Recreation director Melissa Samura at 887-3014 or Frank Vannatta at 937-5028, or send emails to parksandrecwaimea@gmail.com.

Kealakehe football summer workouts begin Monday

The Kealakehe football team’s Prepare to Succeed summer workouts will begin Monday.

Workouts will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from to 3 to 6 p.m. through July 26 at the school’s baseball field. Students must have completed Department of Education physical examination and parent consent forms on file with the school in order to participate.

Forms are available at Kealakehe’s attendance and main offices.

Workouts also require students wearing cleats for outdoor activities and gym shoes for the weight woom.

For more information, call 960-4867.

Tommy Bahama Golf Classic guests on Gail show

Representatives from Tommy Bahama, North Hawaii Hospice and Mauna Kea Golf Course are guests for this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

Guests will discuss the Tommy Bahama Golf Classic, which will take place June 17. They include Tommy Bahama’s Johnny Ng, Brenda Supnet and Jason Grant; North Hawaii Hospice’s Katherine Ciano and Marty Hind; and Josh Silliman, Mauna Kea Golf Course’s director of golf.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at emilytgail@emilys.org or 896-6780.

Past shows are available at facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory, iTunes and espnhawaii.com.

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, a team tournament and a championship game.

There will also be a 3-point shootout, free-throw and slam dunk contests, all-star games and an 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 may register by July 15 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 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.

Cycling club announces summer events

On June 15, the Hawaii Cycling Club will host its 16-mile Almost Summer Solstice Training Time Trial from Kaiminani Drive north to Puuanahulu Landfill Road,

Then on July 13, the club will host its first Mauna Loa Training Time Trial.

This 17.5 mile-trial with an elevation gain of 4,500 feet, will start at the bottom of Mauna Loa Observatory Road and go up to the Mauna Loa Observatory Parking Lot,

Both events start at 8 a.m. with registration from 7-7:40 a.m. followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:50 a.m.

The HCC and the Queen Kaahumanu Tri Club also hold the First Tuesday Training Time Trials.

The dates for these training time trials this summer are June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.

The 5.1-mile course runs from Kaiminani Drive north to the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

The start time is 7 a.m.

For additional information on these and other Hawaii Cycling Club events visit hawaiicyclingclub.com.

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.

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. Olie Olsen 64; 2. Mike Gregg 66; 3. (Tie) Mike Robinson 68; 3. Bob Marten 68

c Closest to the pin: Sid Yanabu (2, 8); Peter Liljeholm (6); Mike Robinson (12); Bob Marten (17)

c Low gross score: Bob Marten 71

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c A flight scores: 1. Carole Abacar 50; 2. (Tie) Mary Desisto 53; 3. Margaret Dewers 53

c B flight: 1. Trish Kimball 47; 2. Margaret Tigue 51

c Birdies: Mary Desisto (3)

c Closest to the pin: Mary Desisto (3, 6); Jayne Roth (12); Margaret Tigue (16)

c Notes: Members played a game of “throw out three worst holes, full handicap.”

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Tuesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Mary Desisto 34; 2. Judy Pettersen 34.5; 3. Barbara Crutcher 35

c Chip-ins: Randi Wilson (1); Judy Pettersen (5)

c Low putts: Randi Wilson 30

c Notes: Members played a game of “better nine less, half-handicap.”