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February 3, 2014 - 10:14pm

‘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 Friday, then $18 and $30 respectively. Proceeds benefit the club.

Sign up at or at Big Island Running Company.

For more information, email

UH-Hilo tennis fundraiser in Ninole

The UH-Hilo tennis team will play exhibition matches Saturday 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

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

Champions Tour players on Gail show

Roger Chapman, Mark McNulty and Olin Browne are among the Champions Tour players on the Emily T Gail show, available at or as a free podcast from iTunes.

There will be an update on the Lavaman Waikoloa, starting March 28.

For information, contact Emily at 896-6780 or

Rolfings on ‘Talk Story’

“Talk Story Hawaii” on KLEI TV, channel 6, features Mark Rolfing (Golf Channel) and Pete Rolfing (PCR Sports). “Talk Story Hawaii” airs 6:05 p.m. today and Thursday, 9 a.m. Wednesday and noon Sunday.

For information, visit or contact Emily T Gail at 896-6780 or

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 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

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.

‘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, and $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

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 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. Gary Biesemeier, Marv Hasting, Don Wood, Dick Peters (won card off) (-21); 2, Tom Johnson, Jim McCully, Rod Kebo, Louie Wong (-21); 3. Al and Shirley Akana, Roy and Debbie Coburn (-20)

Low net: Marv Hasting (63); Al Akana (won card off, 67)

Closest to the hole: Ed Staniec (5); Jim McCully (8); Jim McCully (13); Barb Millslagle (17)

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A flight

1. (tie) Bill Hull, Harry Welch (67); 3. (tie) Cullen Burgess, Dennis Carino (69)

B flight

1. Marlin Ahl (66); 2. (tie) Bruce Cook, Steve Pierce (67)

Closest to the pin: Doug Sim (5); Bill Jaeger (8); Bill Jaeger (8); Mike Gregg (17A); Bob Currier (17B)

M&M Golf Club


A flight

1. (tie) Fletcher Olson, Butchie Hayward (70); 3. Kasie Wessels (72)

B flight

1. Marian Mark (69); 2. (tie) Sue Ostrowski, Mitzi Oshima (74)

Chip-in: Robyn Perry (3)

Low putts: Sue Ostrowski (31)

Note: Members played low net.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


A flight

1. Willie Ryan (28.5); 2. (tie) Sue Johanson, Dee Dee Kosa (30); 3. Mary Desisto (30.5)

B flight

1. Shirley Clark (26); 2. Sandy Price (30); 3. Nan Powell (30.5); 4. Judy Frazier (31.5)

Birdies: Yuriko Daniel (4)

Closest to the pin: Joy Aslett (3); Jayne Roth (6); Judi Wooley (12); Cindy Carlson (16)

Game of the day: Mutt & Jeff, half-handicap