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February 18, 2014 - 12:05am

Family canoe paddling with Waikoloa club

Waikoloa Canoe Club is offering a family-friendly event at Anaehoomalu Bay from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and March 2. Participants must be able to swim. The club offers a keiki program for those age 8 and older and an adult program for participants 18 and older. For more information, visit

Roller derby team holds golf fundraiser

The Echo City Knockouts roller derby team is holding a golf tournament fundraiser Saturday at Makalei Golf Club. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes greens fee, continental breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf and gift bags. There will be prizes.

The format is two-man scramble. Extra game options are available. For more information, contact Dana at 245-2340 with a text or leave a voicemail.

Coaches discuss Waikola golf on Gail show

Shannon Walker (Waikoloa Beach Resort) and coaches John Fields (University of Texas) and Earl Tayima (UH-Hilo) analyze the Amer Ari Division I Intercollegiate Golf Tournament held recently at Kings’ Course on the Emily T Gail Show. Oklahoma State won the team and individual honors at one of the top intercollegiate golf events in the country.

Emily also has an update on the Bike Works Beach & Sport Lavaman Sunset Run on March 28 and community bike rides every Tuesday at 8:30 am.

For information, contact Emily at or 896-6780.

High school rodeo kicks off

The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea begins at 8 a.m. March 8-9 and continues the first weekend of April and May. Saturday is keiki and junior divisions; Sunday is the high school division. The state finals junior division is May 9-11 and high school division is June 12-15.

The competition is free, and donations are welcomed. There is food concession benefiting the program.

For more information, contact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or

Kai Opua Canoe Club season begins

The Kai Opua Canoe Club has announced its 2014 start dates.

Girls (12-18): 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 10

Boys (12-18): 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 11

Novice “Y,” coed, and under-12: 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 25

Women: Novice A and B (new paddlers), 4:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 10

Open and age divisions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 31

Women’s team meeting: 5:30 p.m., March 28, at the Kai Opua Canoe Halau

Practices are at Kamakahonu Beach near King Kamehameha Hotel in Kailua-Kona. New paddlers must have copies of identifications, and paddlers under 18 need parental/guardian signatures.

For more information, call Bo Campos at 938-8577.

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

Big Island Running Company offers training

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

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

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

Parks and Recreation has 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.

Hawaii Cycling offers Lavaman training

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host free training time trials at 8 a.m. March 15 for participants training for Lavaman Waikoloa.

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

For more information, visit

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 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

‘Leprechaun-Sham’ run/walk

Kealakehe High School’s Waverider Triathlon Club will present the “5K Leprechaun-A-Thon & Sham-Walk” at 7 a.m. March 15 at Magic Sands Beach Park.

Fees are $15 through March 8; $18 thereafter. Race bib pickups will be from 6 to 6:40 a.m. There will be a prize drawing and refreshments after the run.

Sign up at, Bike Works Kona or Big Island Running Company.

For more information, call Kristin Drost at 443-4484 or email

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Bob and Diane Raatz, Bob and Rita Eder (47.17); 2. Steve Rickard, Ron Ahlers, Tom and Frosty Johnson (49.78); 3. Barb Millslagle, Al Droscoski, Rick Dvorak, Swend Willadsen (50.10); 4. Dick and Darlene Peters, Bob Wolsborn, Rick Robinson (52.4)

Note: Members played four-person scramble on “Ohana Day.”

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A flight

1. (tie) Jon Wamba, Mike Nichols (66); 3. Mark Jackson (67)

B flight

1. (tie) Doug Sandall, Bud Truswell (66); 3. Bill Andrews (68)

Closest to the pin: Harry Welch (3A); Joe Goldscharek (3B); Harry Welch (6); Sid Yanabu (12); Tom Lullo (16)

Low gross: Bob Marten (73)

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club


1. Mary McLean (63); 2. (tie) Randi Wilson, Mary Pat Hay (68); 4. (tie) Joy Sokabe, Karin Hughes, Janet Ford (70); 7. (tie) Judy Burger, Wanda Goldscharek (71)

Closest to the pin: Vangie Isenhour (5); Vangie Isenhour (8); Elaine Tews (13); Judy Clark (17)

M&M Golf Club


A flight

1. Hanni Kozler (64); 2. Diana Butler (67); 3. Fletcher Olson (70)

B flight

1. (tie) Gayle Scoggin, Linda Takai (68); 3. Marian Mark, Sandy Mackey (71)

Chip-ins: Hanni Kozler (6); Gaye Scoggin (16); Marian Mark (14)

Low putts: (tie) Fletcher Olson, Hanni Kozler (33)

Note: Members played low net.

Makalei Kolepa Hui


1. Dave Puckett and Harvey Honda (139); 2. Tom Bates and Paul Kelly (143); 3. Artie Guerin and John Kiaha (147); 4. Larry Leedon and Steve Schmelz (149)

Closest to the pin: Steve Schmelz (2); Steve Hayward (5); Roger Higgins (15)

Low gross: Stan Dodd (80)

Note: Members played in two-man teams, with blind draw.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Club champion: Fletcher Olson (166)

Overall low net: Kay Bryant (141)

Championship flight

Low gross: Yuriko Daniel (188)

Low net: Mary Desisto (145)

A flight

Low gross: 1. Kassie Wessels (208); 2. Noriko Kato (211)

Low net: 1. Carole Abarcar (148); 2. Trish Kimball (152)

B flight

Low gross: 1. Shirley Clark (225); 2. Sandy Price (240)

Low net: Nan Powell (153); 2. Sally Evans (162)

Chip-ins: Margaret Dewers (11); Margaret Tigue (14); Maureen Brown, Rita Eder, Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Birdies: Margaret Dewers (11); Rita Eder, Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Closest to the pin: Willie Ryan (3); Sue Johanson (6); Trish Kimball (12); Kay Bryant (16)

Game of the day: 41st Annual Na Wahine O Waikoloa Championship Tournament final round