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January 27, 2014 - 11:07pm

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

Parks and Recreation plans hoops league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is currently holding a basketball league for children ages 9 to 14. League play runs to March 13. Games are at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

The league is 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.

‘Super’ day at Hapuna Golf Course

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

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

Mediate, Rolfing on Gail show

Pro golfer Rocco Mediate and NBC Sports/Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing will be guests on the Emily T Gail Show. Kelly Fliear, tournament manager of the recent Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, will share stories about the volunteer effort.

Past shows are available online at For information, contact Emily at 896-678 or

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 a proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

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

For more information, 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

UH-Hilo tennis fundraiser in Ninole

The UH-Hilo tennis team will play exhibition matches Feb. 8 at the Waterfalling Estate in Ninole as part of a fundraiser for the Richard and Ruth Matsuura Vulcan Tennis Endowed Scholarship. The event, from 3 to 6 p.m., will have pupus and live music by Lito Arkangel.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or in advance from the UH athletics ticket office. For more information, contact Karl Sloss at (842)-922-7221 or

Big Island Running Co. 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.

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 distances: 107 miles, 62 miles and 31 miles. There will be food and beverages on the course and festivities after the event.

The ride is a fundraiser for North Hawaii Hospice. Entry fees are $40 through Friday, $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 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; the intermediate group 36 miles.

For more information, visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Barb Millslagle, Marv Hasting, Joe Coors, Gary Biesemeier (-28); 2. Al and Shirley Akana, Steve Rickard, Rod Kebo (-27); 3. Denny and Jeanene Dickenson, Dick and Darlene Peters (-26)

Blind draw: Rod Kebo

Low nets: Steve Rickard (62); Joe Coors (64)

Closest to the hole: Shirley Akana (5); Darlene Peters (8); Shirley Akana (13); Joe Coors (17)

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

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A flight

1. Bob Marten (64); 2. JC Carlton (65); 3. (tie) Bruce Totten, Jon Wamba (68)

B flight

1. Bob Currier (62); 2. Steve Pierce (63); 3. Arvid Bjornton (66)

Low gross: Bob Marten (66)

Closest to the pin: Bob Johnson (5); Bud Truswell (8); JC Carlton (13); Garry Rai (17A); Bob Currier (17B)

Double eagle: Bob Marten (2, par 5)

M&M Golf Club


1. Diana Butler (71); 2. Linda Nauman (73); 3. Janis Walker (74)

Chip-ins: Norma Julia (2); Linda Nauman (17)

Low putts: Janis Walker (28)

Note: Members played “low net.”


1. Diana Butler (67); 2. Gayle Scoggin (70); 3. Norma Julia 73

Low putts: Diana Butler (32)

Note: Members played low net.

Makalei Kolepa Hui


A flight

1. Ralph Sallee (68); 2. Dave Duckett (69)

B flight

1. (tie) Roger Higgins, Harvey Honda (72)

C flight

1. Ed Skelton (73); Ken Alton (74)

Closest to the pin: Dave Duckett (5); Tom Bates (12); Steve Hayward (15)

Ace of the month: Artie Guerin (66)

Low gross: Stan Dodd (81)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


A flight

1. Willie Ryan (58): 2. (tie) Joy Aslett, Margaret Tigue (64); 4. Yuriko Daniel (65)

B flight

1. Kate Wilson (58); 2. Jayne Roth (60); 3. Kelly Wakayama (62); 4. Trish Kimball (63)

Chip-in: Kasie Wessels (9)

Birdies: Yuriko Daniel (12); Margaret Tigue (14); Trish Kimball (16)

Closest to the pin: Kate Wilson (3); Willie Ryan (6); Yuriko Daniel (12); Trish Kimball (16)

Game of the day: Best 16 — full handicap