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February 6, 2014 - 11:34pm

Konawaena springsports meeting

Konawaena will hold a spring sports parents’ meeting Feb. 12 at the Konawaena cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

Parents who have children planning to participate in spring sports are required to attend this meeting once during the school year.

‘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 today, 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

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.

For information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or

‘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 today, $50 through March 23 and $60 thereafter.

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

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

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