Short Hops | 3-18-14


Echo City member rolls into Gail show

On the Emily T Gail Show:

  • Dana Bruyn, a member of Kona’s roller derby team Echo City Knockouts, discusses the practices, which are at 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the hockey rink at Old Kona Airport Park. The team is recruiting new members, coaches, referees, volunteers and statisticians. For more information, contact Kenani Balesteros at 938-3568 or visit echocityknockouts.com.
  • Update on the 808 MX/ATV Association races Saturday in Hilo.
  • Update on the Hawaii Junior Golf Day, a free introductory clinic for junior golfers this Saturday at Makalei and Hilo Municipal golf courses. Registration for the The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association events is at 8:30 a.m., and the clinics are from 9 to 11 a.m. Register at hsjga.org.
  • Update on the free Bike Works Waikoloa Lavaman clinic Sunday at Anaehoomalu Bay with Andrea Bess.

Gail shows are available at espnhawaii.com, under the “lineup” tab, or on iTunes as a free podcast. For more information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or emilytgail@gmail.com.

Bocce club holds meetings

The Kailua-Kona Bocce Ball club will hold a membership drive and meetings 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday behind the tennis courts and next to the horseshoe pits at Old Kona Airport Park. For more information, see Tom at the meetings or leave a message at 479-6362.

Keauhou Canoe Club season begins

The Keauhou Canoe Club is starting its season.

  • Boys/girls (under 12): 3:30 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Boys/girls (12 and older): 3:30 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Women: Novice B, 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Novice A, open, 40s-65-plus, 5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Men: Novice B, 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Novice A, open, 40s, 5 p.m.; 50-65-plus, 5 p.m., starting today

For more information, visit keauhoucanoeclub.com.

Kai Opua Canoe Club season underway

The Kai Opua Canoe Club has started its regatta practice season for:

  • Girls (12-18): 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Boys (12-18): 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Novice “Y,” co-ed, 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 and Wednesdays
  • Women’s team meeting: 5:30 p.m. March 28, at the club halau
  • Women’s open and age divisions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 31
  • Men’s Novice B (new paddlers): 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 25
  • Men’s open and age divisions: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting April 1
  • Specials, coed under 12: 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 25

Practices are at Kamakahonu Beach near King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. All paddlers must know how to swim. New paddlers must have identifications; paddlers younger than 18 need their parent or guardian’s signature.

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

Kealakehe seeking coaches

Kealakehe is looking for cross-country and cheerleading coaches for the fall season.

For more information, contact Kealakehe athletic director Mike Hernandez at 327-4300, ext. 2213, or mike_hernandez@notes.k12.hi.us.

Free youth admission to Vulcans games

The University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic department is offering free admission to youth organizations for home baseball and softball games.

Children 12 and younger wearing team or organization uniforms may enter home games for free. Organizations include youth sports teams, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Tickets are available at the Vulcans ticket office and the ticket table at home games.

For more information, call 932-7603 or email vtickets@hawaii.edu.

UH-Hilo soccer camps

Soccer camps are scheduled this month at UH-Hilo.

  • Women’s camp, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., UH-Hilo soccer field, ages 15 and older, $50
  • Men’s camp, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., UH-Hilo soccer field, ages 15 years and older, $50

Registration is taken until the day of camp. For forms, visit hiloathletics.com or call 932-7166.

High school rodeo at Paniolo Park

The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea continues the first weekend of April and May. Saturday activities feature keiki and junior divisions; Sunday activities feature high school participants. The state finals junior division is May 9 to 11 and high school division is June 12 to 15.

The competition is free; donations are welcome. Food will be sold, with proceeds to benefit the program.

For more information, contact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or paniolomau@aol.com.

Canoe race at Kawaihae Surf Park

The Kohala Coast/Beanie Heen Memorial races will be at 9 a.m. March 29 at Kawaihae Surf Park. The races, for OC-1, OC-2 and SUP on short and long courses, start and end at the park. There will be a party and raffle after the races.

For more information, call Mike Akau at 938-4077.

Hawaii Youth Rugby

The Hawaii Youth Rugby league is holding a referee certification clinic Friday at the Panaewa Park in Hilo.

For registration information, contact Helen McCormick at 345-7754 or helen@hawaiiyouthrugby.com.

Gold Coast Little League softball

Gold Coast Little League is accepting registration for girls ages 7 to 16 from Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kohala, Honokaa, Paauilo and Laupahoehoe. Sign-ups are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at Waimea Park. The season fee is $65 per player.

For more information, visit littleleague.org, call Geri at 960-0733 or email questions to goldcoastlittleleague@hotmail.com.

Kona Coast Little League registration

Kona Coast Little League is accepting registrations for Minor (ages 9-10) and Major (11-12) divisions from players who reside in the area from Pottery Terrace to Manuka.

Applicants must provide proof of residency.

For more information, call Hano Grace at 960-2366 or Tasha Terazono at 443-6574.

West Side Hawaii Little League

West Side Hawaii Little League is holding sign-ups for girls and boys ages 10-13 at Hooko Park in Waikoloa from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays in March.

For more information, contact Karlos Gacayan at 960-0626 or kgacayan@hawaii.rr.com.

Kamehameha Schools golf benefit

West Hawaii Ohana, the nonprofit parent association of Kamehameha Schools, will hold its 15th annual Golf Outing on March 29 at Big Island Country Club. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 8:30.

The event is open to everyone. The entry fee is $100 per player. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for the Kapalama Campus West Hawaii boarders. Lunch and an awards presentation follow the two-person scramble format play.

Enrollment forms are available at westhawaiiatp.com and can be emailed.

Deadline for entries is March 22. For more information, call Patricia Clark at 756-1795.

Basketball junior high league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an instructional basketball league for students in grades six to eight.

The season starts in April. Games will be played Thursdays and Saturdays.

Registration forms are available at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

Referees are needed. For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wes Sermon at 327-3553.

Hawaii Cycling Club Century Ride

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host the Century Ride on April 5 to benefit North Hawaii Hospice.

The ride starts and ends at Spencer Beach Park. Distances are 31 miles (starting at 8 a.m.), 62 miles (7:30) and 112 miles (6:30).

Entry fees are $50 through March 23 and $60 thereafter. Participants will receive a T-shirt, food at rest stops on the course and a barbecue after the rides.

For more information or to register, visit hawaiicyclingclub.com.

Big Island Running Co. offers training

Big Island Running Co. will offer free training groups for the Kona Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K races.

An introductory meeting will be at 5 p.m. March 27, at the Big Island Running Company store on Alii Drive, with a run afterward. No running experience is necessary.

Running schedules will be tailored to an individual’s fitness and goals, and runs will be scheduled to coincide with group runs at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and long runs at 6:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The Kona Marathon is June 22.

For more information, contact Melissa at 327-9333 or melissa@bigislandrunningcompany.com.

Workshop on coaching

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a Positive Coaching Alliance meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Makaeo Events Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park.

Registration is at 5 p.m. For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wes Sermon at 327-3553.

Hawaii Racing Association survey

The Hawaii Racing Association is updating its membership list for 2014 to find out what types of motor sports 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 hawaiiracingassoc.org.

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday

1. Al and Shirley Akana, Dick and Darlene Peters (48.28); 2. Swend Willadsen, Rick Dvorak, Barb Millslagle, Al Droscoski (49.8); 3. Tom and Frosty Johnson, Ron Ahlers, Steve Rickard (49.92); 4. Bob and Diane Raatz, Bob and Rita Eder (50.16)

Note: Members played in format of four-person scramble.

Saturday

1. Don Wood, Nozomi Kishimoto, Darlene Peters, Roy Deithler (-27); 2. Jim McCully, Frank Jung, Cindy Loo, Marv Hasting (-25, won card off); 3. Al Droscoski, Swend Willadsen, Rick Dvorak, Grant Wilson (-25); 4. Garland Lowe, John Matthews, Barb Millslagle, Rick Robinson (-18)

Low net: Swend Willadsen (67); Al Akana (68)

Closest to the hole: Garland Lowe (5); Cindy Loo (8); Kelly Lowe (13); Denny Dickenson (17)

Note: Members played in four-person teams, format of 2 low nets.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday

Flight A: 1. Jon Wamba (66); 2. Walter Welton (67); 3. Denny Carino, Pete Callahan (68)

Flight B: 1. Al Sullivan (65); 2. Tom Lullo (67); Bill Olafson (67)

Low gross: Jon Wamba (78)

Closest to the pin: Mike Robinson (5); John Davis (8); Gil Sanguinetti (13); Dick Scammell (17A); Tom Lullo (17B)

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday

Flight A: 1. Randi Wilson (36); 2. Mary Desisto (37.5); 3. Butchie Hayward, Yuko Suzuki (39)

Flight B: 1. Linda Nauman (34.5); 2. Judy Pettersen (35); 3. Shoko Ioh (36.5)

Chip-ins: Linda Nauman (8), Mitsuyo Oshima (11), Diana Butler (13), Janis Walker (16), Yuko Suzuki (17)

Low putts: Diana Butler, Randi Wilson (29)

Note: Members played in format of front nine, half-handicap.

Friday

1. Janis Walker (67); 2. Deborah Ingman (69); 3. Hanni Kozler (70); 4. Butchie Hayward (71)

Low putts: Deborah Ingman (31); Sue Ostrowski (31)

Note: Members played in format of low net.

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday

Alli Cup, Match Play, Round 1

Match 1: Ken Alton def. Ed Skelton, 3 and 2

Match 2: John Kiaha def. R. Ladera, 7 and 5

Match 3: Stan Dodd def. P. Kelley, 7 and 5

Match 4: S. Schmelz def. J. Scarber, 2 and 1

Match 5: C. Wells def. S. Hayward, 7 and 6

Match 6: R. Higgins def. L. Reefer, 3 and 1

Match 7: L. Leedom def. N. Pacheco, 3 and 2

Match 8: D. Puckett def. A. Guerin, 1 up

Closest to the pin: Ed Skelton (2); Stan Dodd (12)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday

Flight A

Low gross: 1. Toshie Kinjo (97); 2. Willie Ryan (100)

Low net: 1. Kay Bryant (73); 2. Sue Johanson (76)

Flight B

Low gross: 1. Dee Dee Kosa (105); 2. Trish Kimball (109)

Low net: 1. Shirley Clark, Mary Vandamme (74)

Low putts: 1. Kay Bryant, Toshie Kinjo (32); 2. Dee Dee Kosa (35)

Chip-in: Judy Frazier (17)

Closest to the pin: Trish Kimball (3), Sue Johanson (6), Mary Desisto (12), Toshie Kinjo (16)

Note: Members played in format of low gross-net-putts and full handicap.

Waikoloa Village Golf Club

March 10

Hole-in-one: Patricia Jorgensen (12).

Witnesses: Leonard Healy, Gene Moody