Short Hops | 1-21-14

Kealakehe seeking VB, cheerleading coaches

Applicants for the head coach positions of the boys volleyball and girls cheerleading teams should submit letters of interest, resumes, and three letters of reference to Athletic Director at Kealakehe High School by Thursday. For more information, contact athletic director Mike Hernandez at 327-4300, ext. 2213, or

Westside Softball slow pitch tournament

The Westside Softball team will host the 13th annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Friday to Sunday 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. Limited slots are available. For more information, call Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

Parks and Recreation plans hoops 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.

BIIF seeking water polo officials

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation is seeking water polo officials for the spring season. Experience is not required and officiating classes will be offered.

For more information contact Kealakehe athletic director Mike Hernandez at 327-4300, ext. 2213, or

Talking about Mitsubishi golf

KLEI TV Channel 6 “Talk Story Hawaii” series will feature the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai where Bernhard Langer was the winner. The series includes conversations with players, organizers, PGA officials, volunteers and fans. Air times are today and Wednesday following the 6 p.m. news, Wednesday at 7 a.m., and Sunday at noon.

For more information, contact Chip Begay, KLEI TV general manager at or Emily T Gail at 896-6780.

‘Super’ day at Hapuna Golf Course

The Inaugural Hapuna Big Game Golf Tournament on Feb. 2 will start at 7:30 a.m. with a four-person scramble, followed by lunch buffet and big-screen viewing of the Super Bowl.

Kick-off is scheduled at 1:30. For an entry form, visit Deadline is Jan. 31. A portion of the proceeds goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sister Hawaii: Holly Brown, or 695-4571; Gail Takaki, or 430-5898.

Hawaii Racing Association survey

The Hawaii Racing Association is updating its membership list for 2014 to find out what types of motorsports Big Island residents are most interested in having at the proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

The HRA’s website shows potential uses for a 250-acre park and offers an online survey.

For more information on the Kona Motorsport Park project, visit

West Hawaii Hockey holding sign-ups

West Hawaii Hockey is holding sign-ups and practices for the 2014 season at 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Old Kona Airport Park hockey rink.

The registration fee for first-year players is $25, which includes equipment provided by the league.

An adult league plays at 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays.

For more information, contact Tim Rude at 987-8631 or visit

Big Island Running Company offers training

The Big Island Running Company are offering guided speed workouts concluding March 8 — the week of the Run For Hops 10K/5K.

The training cycle will coincide with group runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Each runner will be supplied with a training program consisting of four scheduled runs.

For more information, email John at or call Big Island Running Company at 327-9333.

Hawaii Cycling Club’s Century Ride

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host the Hawaii Century Ride on April 5 starting and ending at Spencer Beach Park.

Participants will have a choice of three distances: 107 miles, 62 miles and 31 miles. There will be food and beverages on the course and festivities after the event.

The entry fees are $40 through Jan. 31, $50 through March 23 and $60 thereafter.

For more information, visit

Hawaii Cycling Club offers Lavaman training

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host free training time trials on Feb. 15 and March 15 for participants training for Lavaman Waikoloa.

The Prologue time trial on Feb. 15 is a fast 10-mile course beginning at Kaiminani Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7.

The Kua Bay time trial on March 15 starts on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of Waikoloa Beach Road at 8 a.m. The course is 12.2 miles with challenging hills.

For more information, visit

Hawaii Cycling Club offers group rides

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

Each group is led by an experienced HCC member.

Cyclists meet in the parking lot at 6:55 a.m.

Beginners ride 10 to 12 miles; intermediates 36 miles.

For more information, visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Tom and Frosty Johnson, Steve Rickard, Ron Ahlers (49.5); 2. Dave Ruthruff, Rod Kebo, Fred and Linda Richburg (50.0); 3. Barb Millslagle, Al Droscoski, Rick Dvorak, Swend Willadsen (50.27); 4. Al and Shirley Akana , Ron and Claudine Austin (51.25); 5. Gary Biesemeier, Marv Hasting, Joe Coors, Jared Keanaaina (52.65)

Note: Members played four-person scramble.


1. Steve Rickard, Al Droscoski, Frosty Johnson, Nozomi Kishimoto (-25); 2. Gary Biesemeier, Marv Hasting, Grant Wilson, Dick Peters (-21); 3. Al and Shirley Akana, Tom Johnson, Don Wood (-18)

Blind draw: Dick Peters

Low nets: Steve Rickard (66); Al Akana (68)

Closest to the hole: Al Akana (5); Steve Rickard (8); Reed Bender (13); Gary Biesemeier (17)

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

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A flight

1. Bruce Totten (65); 2. John Davis (71); 3. (tie) Peter Liljeholm, Dennis Wade (72)

B flight

1. (tie) Joe Goldscharek, Steve Pierce (70); 3. Ollie Olinger (71)

Closest to the pin: John Davis (5); Bruce Totten (8); Brian Hansen (13); Marlin Ahl (17)

Low gross: Bruce Totten (79)

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club


A flight

1. Gayle Osterloh; 2. Mary Pat Hay; 3. Randi Wilson; 4. Pualani Willing; 5. Carol Laughlin

Closest to the pin: Gayle Osterloh (13); Ann Wilke (17)

Low putts: Gayle Osterloh

Makalei Kolepa Hui


A flight

1. Harvey Honda (67); 2. Ralph Salle (69)

B flight

1. Larry Leedom (68); 2. Norm Pacheco (70)

Closest to the pin: Ken Alton (2); John Kiaha (5); Norm Pacheco (12); John Kiaha (15)

M&M Golf Club


A flight

1. Diana Butler (58); 2. Mary Desisto (59); 3. Butchie Hayward (60); 4. (tie) Yuko Suzuki, Janis Walker (61)

B flight

1. Judy Pettersen (54): 2. Sue Ostrowski (55): 3. (tie) Marian Mark, Mitsuyo Oshima (56)

Chip-ins: Marian Mark (12), Sue Ostrowski (12), Kasie Wessels (6)

Low putts: Janis Walker (29)

Note: Members played “Throw Out One Hole Front & One Hole Back Full Handicap.”


A flight

1. (tie) Fletcher Olson, Janis Walker (40.5); 3. Butchie Hayward (44.5)

B flight

1. Sue Ostrowski (39.5); 2. Marian Mark (41.5); 3. Kasie Wessels (42)

Chip-ins: Sue Ostrowski (11); Linda Takai (11)

Low putts: Ailota Newshem (32)

Note: Members played all par 4s half-handicap.