SHORT HOPS


13th annual Westside Softball slow pitch tournament

The Westside Softball team will host the 13th annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Jan. 24 to 26 at the Old Kona Airport Park.

The tournament will feature men’s and women’s divisions and offer team and individual awards. The event will also include a home run derby.

The entry fee per team is $300, with $100 due by Jan. 19. Limited slots are available.

To register a team, contact Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

West Coast Little League meeting

West Coast Little League will hold a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at Hooko Park in Waikoloa.

On the agenda will be board member elections for the upcoming season.

For more information contact Kristi Gaidya at 960-8042

Bell and Sumic guests on Gail show

Rich Bell and Elle Sumic — instructors for the PATH Bicycle Traffic Safety Class — are guests on the Emily T Gail Show.

Carl “Gecko” Koomoa, discusses Team Mango’s upcoming Journey-2-Lala Land, 17-mile hill climb for runners and cyclists.

Also on the show, Katherine Ciano, Jennifer Ching and Diane Rivas look back at the Carlos Rivas Memorial Polo Tournament for Hospice at Waikii Ranch.

Shows are available at espnhawaii.com under lineup or on iTunes. Contact Gail at 896-6780 or emilytgail@emilys.org for more information.

9th annual Jingle Bell Beach Run on Dec. 22

Hawaii Sport Events presents the ninth annual Jingle Bell Beach Run on Dec. 22 at Kailua Pier. The Christmas-themed event starts at 7:30 a.m. and features a 5K- and 1-mile run/walk and free Santa’s Keiki Dash for children 6 and younger.

Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the mile event with late fees applied to race-day sign-ups.

Entry forms are available at Big Island Running Company until Dec. 21. For registration details and more information visit kona5K.com or email Rani Henderson at rani@hawaiisportevents.com.

Keaau seeking head football coach

Keaau High School is seeking a varsity head football coach.

All interested parties can pick up an application at the school’s main office between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Deadline for applications is Dec. 18. For further information, contact the athletic office at 982-4220, ext. 2229.

Kealakehe seeking head football coach

Kealakehe High School is seeking a varsity head football coach.

All interested parties can pick up an official application packet at the school’s athletic office.

Qualified candidates can also contact athletic director Mike Hernandez at 960-2809 or mike_hernandez@notes.k12.hi.us to receive an application. The due date for all applications is Saturday.

Boys and girls baseball and basketball offered in Kohala

The Kohala Community Athletic Association is offering clinics and registration for upcoming baseball and basketball seasons for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. today through Thursday at Hisaoka Gymnasium.

Registration is free and includes a uniform and clinic.

An additional sign-up will be held Dec. 18, but no clinic will be offered.

For more information contact Tom Morse at 345-0706.

Konawaena to host softball clinic

Konawaena High School, in cooperation with the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, will host a softball camp Friday through Sunday. The camp will provide instruction to improve the development of softball programs at all levels of youth softball. The clinic will feature fundamental instruction and game situational strategies.

Coach Bob Coolen, the head softball coach at UH-Manoa, along with former UH-Hilo coach Callen Perreira — currently the head softball coach at College of Southern Nevada — will lead the instruction.

Applications and information fliers are available from the athletic department at Konawaena.

The $75 fee includes softball jersey, drill guide and individual player evaluations.

Call Bill Trumbo at 936-5708 for more information.

Hawaii Cycling Club offers group rides

The Hawaii Cycling Club hosts classes for beginning and intermediate bicyclists Saturdays at Old Kona Airport Park.

Each group is led by an experienced HCC member who maintains a pace appropriate for each group, keeps riders together and provides instruction.

Cyclists meet in the parking lot at 6:55 a.m. Riders generally travel north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

Beginners ride 10 to 12 miles with as many as three stops.

The intermediate group rides 36 miles with stops at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, the scenic overlook on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Kua Bay.

For more information, visit hawaiicyclingclub.com.

Parks and Recreation plans youth basketball league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a basketball league for children ages 9 to 14. League play is scheduled from Jan. 27 to March 13. Games will begin at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

The league is also looking for volunteer coaches and officials.

Registration forms are available between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

For more information, call Wesley Sermons or Diego Padillio at 327-3553.

Weekly golf tournament results

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday

A Flight

1. Randi Wilson (70); 2. Yuko Suzuki (73); 3. (tie) Butchie Hayward, Fletcher Olson (75)

B Flight

1. Kasie Wessels (71); 2. Vangie Isenhour (72); 3. Gayle Scoggin (74)

Chip-ins: Vangie Isenhour (2); Fletcher Olson (12)

Low putts: (tie) Yuko Suzuki; Kasie Wessels 30

Note: Members played low net.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Womens Golf Club

Saturday

A Flight

1. Willie Ryan (28); 2 (tie). Carole Abarcar, Judi Wooley (31)

B Flight

1. Mona Peck 24; 2. Dee Dee Kosa (28); 3. Rita Eder, Nan Powell, Kelly Wakayama, Maureen Brown (29)

Chip In: Audrey Hamilton (3); Rita Eder (7)

Closest to the Pin: Yuriko Daniel (3), Kelly Wakayama (6), Nan Powell (12), Kay Bryant (16)

Game of the Day: Best Nine, half handicap

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday

1. Dick and Darlene Peters, Frosty Johnson, blind draw (-19)

2. Al and Shirley Akana, Tom Johnson, Swend Willadsen (-18)

Blind draw was Rick Dvorak

Individual low net: Rick Dvorak (68)

Closest to the hole: Barb Millslagle (5); Shirley Akana (8); Al Akana (13); Shirley Akana (17)

Note: Members played in four-person teams, odd/even, two low nets on odd holes, three low nets on even holes.

Saturday

1. Reed Bender, Harry McMillan, Al and Shirley Akana (-25)

2. Denny and Jeanene Dickenson, Ed Staniec, Grant Wilson; 3. Barb Millslagle, Swend Willadsen, Al Droscoski, Rick Dvorak (-19)

Individual low net: Shirley Akana (65)

Closest to the hole: Gary Biesemier (5); Rodger Sudnikovich (8); Shirley Akana (13); Marv Hasting (17)

Note: Members played in four person teams, two low nets

Hole-in-one: Big Island Country Club reported a hole in one by Janis Walker on Dec. 6. Walker made the shot on hole 16 from a distance of 117 yards. Witnesses were Linda Wessels, Robyn Perry and Ailota Nesheim.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday

A Flight

1. Bob Marten (69); 2. Chuck Coupe (70); 3. (tie) Peter Liljeholm, Harry Welch (72)

B Flight

1. Bill Olafson (68); 2. Ollie Olinger (71); 3. (tie) Marlin Ahl, Ted Field, Bill Andrews, John Karwoski (75)

Closest to the pin: Harry Welch (5); Dennis Carino (7, hole-in-one); Peter Liljeholm (13); JC Carlton (16A); Ted Field (16B)

Low gross: Bob Marten (71)

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday

A Flight

1. Roger Higgins (67); 2. Stan Dodd (70)

B Flight

1. Ed Skelton (72); 2. (tie) Artie Guerin, Paul Kelley, Norm Pacheco (75)

Closest to the pin: John Kiaha (2), Ed Skelton (5), Harvey Honda (12), Stan Dodd (15)

Gross score: Stan Dodd (77)