Short Hops | 3-25-14

Beanie Heen canoe races at surf park

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

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

Special Olympics events

Two Special Olympics events are slated for April 6.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. at First Hawaiian Bank off Palani Road. At 8 a.m., participants will carry the “Flame of Hope” to Hale Halawai then end near the Kona Community Aquatic Center. A fee of $30 includes a commemorative shirt.

The Big Island Softball Tournament begins at 9 a.m. at Old Kona Airport Park. The tournament is a qualifier for the state competition on Oahu.

For more information, call Denise Lindsey, Special Olympics West Hawaii Area Director, at 345-0433.

On the Gail show

  • Susie Dorian talks about her son, world-class surfer Shane Dorian, who spent 11 years on the World Championship Tour and won the top prize, Global Big Wave Award, in 2008. Shane and his sister Page produce the Shane Dorian Keiki Classic, a free competition for local kids at Banyans.
  • Dick Mudry, longtime sports and golf writer and Pittsburgh Pirates fan, talks about attending spring training games this season.
  • Gail has information on the Hawaii Wildlife Center ( in Kapaau, which is open to the public, and the Hawaii Cycling Club ( Century Ride to benefit North Hawaii Hospice.

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

Hawaii Youth Rugby leagues

The Pacific Rim Rugby Club is seeking girls and boys players for its middle and high school leagues.

The practices are 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Old Kona Airport Park’s lighted football field.

For more information, call coach John Nuualiitia at 345-7754 or 747-4412.

Wildcats football festivities

The Konawaena Wildcats football team will hold a celebration 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Patz Pies @ Paparoni’s in Captain Cook. The buffet is at 2, and the program, with honors and awards presentations, is at 3.

Tickets, which include the buffet and prize drawings, are $20 in advance and can be purchased from the Konawaena High School Athletic Department.

A limited number of tickets is available on day of event at $25 each.

Summer hoops camp at Konawaena

The 2014 Hawaii Island Hoops College-Prep Basketball Camp will be held June 16-20 at the Konawaena High School gym.

The camp, under the direction of Andy Smith, offers skill development for youngsters and introduces them to college-style workouts and training.

Smith will be joined on the teaching staff by college coaches from the junior college, NAIA and NCAA levels.

The camp fee is $350 and includes a Nike reversible jersey and shorts, college coaching and instruction, all meals, daily seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment, plus a beach trip.

For more information and registration, go to or email Smith at:

Keauhou Canoe Club season underway

The Keauhou Canoe Club has started 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.

For more information, visit

Kai Opua Canoe Club season underway

The Kai Opua Canoe Club has started its season.

  • 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.
  • Women Novice A and B (new paddlers): 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Women’s team meeting: 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the club halau
  • Women’s open and age divisions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Men’s Novice B (new paddlers): 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 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 today

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.

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, con tact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or

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, call Geri at 960-0733 or email questions to

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 to 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

Kamehameha Schools golf benefit

West Hawaii Ohana, the nonprofit parent association of Kamehameha Schools, will hold its 15th annual Golf Outing on Saturday 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.

For more information, call Patricia Clark at 756-1795 or visit

Basketball junior high league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an instructional basketball league for children 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.

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

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. Thursday, at the Big Island Running Company store on Alii Drive, with a run afterward. No running experience is necessary.

For more information, contact Melissa at 327-9333 or

Hawaii Cycling Club events

  • The Century Ride on April 5 benefits 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 fee is $60. Participants will receive a T-shirt, food at rest stops on the course and a barbecue after the rides.
  • The free Hapuna Beach Training Time Trial on April 19 starts at 8 a.m. at Hapuna Beach and ends 12.7 miles at the Mauna Kea resort. Registration is at 7 a.m.

For more information, visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


  • Flight A: 1. Arvid Bjornton (62); 2. Dick Scammell, Joe Goldscharek (67); 4. Bob Currier (68)
  • Closest to the pin: George Leishman (5); Al Sullivan (8); Dick Scammell (13, 17A)

M&M Golf Club


  • Flight A: 1. Diana Butler (30.5); 2. Shoko Ioh (34.5); 3. Randi Wilson (38)
  • Flight B: 1. Bettina Linke (32); 2. Marian Mark (36.5); 3. Judy Pettersen (38)
  • Chip-ins: Nalin Canine (5), Shoko Ioh (7)
  • Low putts: Mary Desisto (31)
  • Note: Members played in format of “back nine,” with half-handicap.


  • 1. Janis Walker (25.5); 2. Diana Butler (27); 3. Robyn Perry (27.5); 4. Butchie Hayward, Marian Mark, Sue Ostrowski (29)
  • Low putts: Robyn Perry (30)
  • Chip-in: Mary Desisto (12)
  • Note: Members played in format of “criss cross,” with half-handicap.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


  • Flight A: 1. Sue Johanson (48); 2. Toshie Kinjo, Mary Desisto, Kay Bryant (50)
  • Flight B: 1. Judy Frazier (46); 2. Kate Wilson (47); 3. Carole Abarcar, Shirley Clark (50)
  • Chip-in: Judy Frazier (14)
  • Closest to the pin: Sue Johanson (3), Willie Ryan (6), Dee Dee Kosa (12); Willie Ryan (16)
  • Note: Members played in format of “throw out 3 worst holes” with full handicap.

March 17

  • 1. Kathryn Freitas, Judy Gibbons, Gayle Scoggin, Mary Ann Doherty (58); 2. Martha Sue Brown, Sue Ostrowski, Marian Mark, Sandy Price (62); 3. Randi Wilson, Linda Nauman, Dee Dee Kosa, Rita Eder (63); 4. Joan Shepherd, Kay Bryant, Deanna Spooner, Mona Peck (64)
  • Lowest-putt team: Randi Wilson, Linda Nauman, Dee Dee Kosa, Rita Eder (23)
  • Accurate drive: Elaine Tews (11)
  • Chip-ins: Kathryn Freitas (2), Elaine Tews (2), Linda Nauman (6)
  • Closest to the pin: Wanda Goldscharek (3), Judy Gibbons (6), Hanni Kozler (12), Judy Burger (16)
  • Note: Members played in format of team scramble with Ambrose handicap.