Short Hops


Horseshoe pitching club members bring home titles

Kona Horseshoe Pitching Club members Linda Taketa and Tiffany Ferriera took top honors in the Hawaii State Doubles Championship held July 6 and 7 on Kauai, going undefeated in the Class A division.

Longtime Kona club leader Reggie Gomes and his partner, Jimmy Taketa, took second in Class B action.

A new eight-week summer league will start Aug. 1, with competition scheduled for Thursday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m. at the horseshoe courts behind the tennis courts at Old Kona Airport Park. You must be a club member to participate. League fees are $5 per week.

Contact Al at 322-7085 for membership information, and Reggie at 756-8085 for league play details.

40-and-over basketball league starting

A 40-and-over half-court men’s basketball league will start Aug. 14 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

Anyone interested in being drafted or placing a team should call Chuck Corbe at 327-3287.

West Hawaii Aikido club now accepting new members

West Hawaii Aikido club is accepting new members interested in practicing the martial art of aikido.

Students should be 8 years or older. Classes are instructed by sensei Ray Tanaka.

Practices are 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kona Imin Center in Holualoa.

For further information, contact Jo Ma at 989-5253.

Team Mango hosts Trashcan Triathlon

Team Mango will hosts its annual Trashcan Triathlon on July 28 near Kailua Pier.

In the short sprint-distance (half-mile swim, 10-mile bike and three-mile run) triathlon, participants will have time deductions if they pick up trash on the Trashcan Triathlon race course.

For more information, visit teammango.org.

Parker needs assistant volleyball coach

Parker School seeks an assistant girls volleyball coach for the upcoming fall season.

Practices take place four days per week in Waimea, with matches scheduled on weeknights and Saturday mornings around the island.

For more information, contact Parker athletic director Ceri Whitfield at cwhitfield@parkerschool.net.

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 Aug. 17.

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.

Koizumi and Manzo guests on Emily T. Gail Show

Jamie Koizumi, the assistant golf pro at Waikoloa Beach Resort, will be a guest on the Emily T. Gail Show this week. Koizumi talks about playing Kona junior golf in the early 90s, when she won the USGA Junior Amateur and played collegiately at Duke.

Jeff Manzo of Bike Works Beach & Sport at Queens MarketPlace will talk about the BikeWorks Starbucks team that will ride in the fifth annual MS Weekend Ride Aug. 3-4. The ride is on the Ironman bike course, with a 65-mile ride on Day 1 and a 50-mile trip on Day 2.

BIRR Mana Road race Aug. 4 in Waimea

The Big Island Road Runners will host the Mana Road 10’s Race at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4 on Mana Road in Waimea.

The event includes 6.2- and 10-mile races, with registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Mana Road on race day. Admission is $10 for non-BIRR members and $5 for members.

A postrace ceremony features prizes and refreshments.

For more information, call BIRR president Steve Pavao at 430-0267.

Kealakehe football workouts ongoing

The Kealakehe football team’s Prepare to Succeed summer workouts are taking place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from to 3 to 6 p.m. through Friday 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 room.

For more information, call 960-4867.

Coaching positions

open at Konawaena

Konawaena High needs cross-country and track and field coaches for the upcoming seasons.

To apply or obtain more information, contact Konawaena Athletic Director Bill Trumbo at 936-5708.

Kealakehe fall

sports start soon

Kealakehe High School’s fall sports will begin practice soon. The start dates are as follows:

Girls volleyball: 8 a.m. Sunday in the gymnasium

Cross-country: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the stadium

c Air riflery: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the riflery range

Bowling: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the gymnasium

All student-athletes must have completed the consent and physical forms. These forms are available in the attendance office at Kealakehe. For more information, call the Kealakehe athletic department at 326-4300, ext. 2213.

Hawaii Prep seeks

JV volleyball coach

Hawaii Prep has an immediate opening for a girls junior varsity volleyball coach.

Interested parties should contact HPA athletic director Stephen Perry at sperry@hpa.edu for more information.

Keaau holds conditioning sessions

Keaau High School is holding the following conditioning sessions for fall sports. All current and incoming students are encouraged to participate.

Cheerleading: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 Football: 2 to 5 p.m. daily at the football field

Volleyball: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the gym

Basketball: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gym

Soccer: Contact coach Richard Handy at 895-4005 for more information.

Cross-country: Contact the athletic office for details.

All students wishing to participate must have a completed physical on file with the athletic office prior to starting. For more information, contact the athletic office at 982-4220 ext. 2229.

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.

The camp fee 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 St. 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.

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

July 16 results

A flight scores: 1. (tie) Fletcher Olson 34.5; 1. Yuko Suzuki 34.5; 2. Janis Walker 35.5

B flight scores: 1. Kasie Wessels 34.5; 2. Mitsuyo Oshima 38.5; 3. Vangie Isenhour 39

Chip-ins: Butchie Hayward (8); Mitsuyo Oshima (18); Yuko Suzuki (2)

Low putts: Yuko Suzuki 29

Note: Members played a game of “better nine half-handicap.”

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

Scores: 1. Barb Millslagle and Debbie Dunagan 6 under; 2. Tom Johnson and Swend Willadsen 6 under

Low net score: Tom Johnson 72

Closest to the pin: Swend Willadsen (5, 13, 17); Barb Millslagle (8)

Note: Teams played in two person teams, low net on holes 1-6 and 13-18, and low nets on Nos. 7-12.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Golf Club

Thursday’s results

A flight scores: 1. Kasie Wessels 25.5; 2. Dee Dee Kosa 28; 3. Margaret Dewers 28.5

B flight scores: 1. Margaret Tigue 25; 2. Sandy Price 25.5; 3. (Tie) Pat Cassel 26; 3. Audrey Hamilton 26

Birdies: Margaret Dewers (3)

Closest to the pin: Margaret Dewers (3), Mona Peck (6), Celeste Bell (12), Margaret Dewers (16)

Notes: Members played a game of “best nine holes, half-handicap.”