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January 30, 2014 - 11:46pm

‘Sweetheart Shuffle’ at Kealakehe

The Waverider Triathlon Club will host 10K (with partner) or 5K (solo) runs at 7 a.m. Feb. 15 at Kealakehe High School.

Fees are $15 for singles and $25 for couples through Feb. 7, then $18 and $30 respectively. Proceeds benefit the club.

Sign up at or at Big Island Running Company.

For more information, email

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

Mitsubishi discussion on Gail TV

Na Leo O Hawaii, channel 53, will air conversations from the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai on “Emily T Gail Talk TV” Saturday at 8 a.m. Guests include Golf Channel analyst David Marr and Champions Tour player Jay Don Blake.

For information, contact Gail at 896-6780.

Parks and Recreation holding hoops league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a basketball league for 9- to 14-year-olds. Games are at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through March 13.

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.

Hapuna tourney entry deadline today

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 p.m.

Today is the registration deadline; find an entry form at A portion of the proceeds goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii’s Holly Brown at or 695-4571; or 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 would like to see 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