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March 4, 2014 - 12:05am

Kealakehe seeking cross-country, cheerleading 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

Free youth admission to Vulcans games

The University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic department is offering free admission to youth organizations for the 2014 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 and boy and girls scouts.

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

For more information, call the ticket office at 932-7603 or visit

Run For the Hops fundraiser for PATH

BMW Hawaii & Bike Works presents the seventh annual Run For the Hops 10K and 5K races at BMW Hawaii on Loloku Street on Saturday.

The races start at 7:30 a.m. and are a fundraiser for Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii.

Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for ages 14 and younger until Friday. A $10 late fee is applied to race-day sign-ups.

For entry forms, visit or contact Joe Loschiavo at

Gail talks multisport activities

Grant and Janet Higa Miller, Jessica Marcotte and Jason Nicholas are among many guests who will share insight from Kona Beach & Sport in Kailua Village about multisport activities in West Hawaii on the Emily T Gail Show at

Gail also will have updates on Lavaman Waikoloa activities, including the free clinic March 23. The main Lavaman event is March 30.

For information on the Emily T Gail Show, contact Gail at 896-6780 or

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

Kai Opua Canoe Club start dates

The Kai Opua Canoe Club is set to start its season.

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

Men: Novice B (new paddlers), 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, starting March 25; Novice A, open and age divisions, 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 1

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.

Keauhou Canoe Club start dates

The Keauhou Canoe Club is set to start its season.

Orientation for youth paddlers is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16. Lunch will be provided.

Boys/girls (under 12): 3:30-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 17

Boys/girls (12 and older): 3:30-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting March 17

Women: Novice B, 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 5; Novice A, open, 40s-65-plus, 5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 5

Men: Novice B, 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 18; Novice A, open, 40s, 5 p.m., starting March 18; 50-65-plus, 5 p.m., starting March 18

For more information, visit

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.

Gold Coast Little League softball

Gold Coast Little League is accepting registration for girls ages 7 to 16 from 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 sign-ups

West Side Hawaii Little League will take sign-ups at Hooko Park in Waikoloa from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays in March.

Sign-ups are for girls and boys ages 10-13.

For more information, contact Karlos Gacayan at 960-0626 or

Waimea Cowboys football and cheer

Practices for the Waimea Cowboys football and cheer teams begin today at Waimea School field.

Registration is open to children ages 5 to 15. The fee to participate is $85.

The requirements to play are: a 2014 registration packet, current sports physical, original birth certificate, copy of medical insurance card (front and back), second quarter report card, and photo of the student-athlete. Practices are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information, call Russell Crabbe at 557-1901, Anne Daugherty at 960-0011 or Toni Connors at 990-7853.

Hawaii Junior Golf Day

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association is offering free introductory clinics for junior golfers on March 22 at Makalei Golf Club. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and clinics are 9-11.

Online registration is at

Instructional basketball junior high league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an instructional basketball league for students in grades 6-8. The season starts in April, and games will be played Thursdays and Saturdays. Registration applications can be picked up at Kekuaokalani Gym.

Individuals interested in refereeing are welcomed. For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wes Sermon at 327-3553.

Kona Hongwanji Judo Club tournament

The Kona Hongwanji Judo Club will hold its 20th annual Oyama Invitational Judo Tournament at 9 a.m. March 16 at the Ellison Onizuka Gymnasium at Konawaena High School. The tournament is open to the public.

For more information, contact Daniela Araki at

Kona horseshoe club spring league

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club Spring League will start March 13. Membership is required for NHPA-sanctioned doubles play. Singles will be matched up when possible. The eight-week league costs $5 per week and is played from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Palm Court horseshoe pits at Old Kona Airport Park.

Everyone is welcome to casual play, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

For more information, call Reggie at 756-8085.

‘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 Saturday; $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

Big Island Running Company offers training

The Big Island Running Company is offering guided speed workouts concluding Saturday.

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.

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). There will be aid stations every 15-25 miles.

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

For more information or preregistration, visit

Hawaii Cycling Club 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. Registration is 7-7:40 a.m. at Bike Works Beach & Sport in the Queens Shops.

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

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 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

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. March 18 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.

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Rick Dvorak, Marv Hasting, Tom and Frosty Johnson (-22); 2. Barb Poston, Diane Raatz, Al and Shirley Akana (-22); 3. Ron Ahlers, Barb Millslagle, Tim Howard, Beth Madill (-19)

Low net: Ray Poston (63); Al Akana (66)

Closest to the hole: Kelly Lowe (5); Tim Howard (8); John Matthews (13); Barb Millslagle (17)

Note: Members played in four-person, 1-2-3 format.


1. Gary Biesemeier, Rod Kebo, Al Akana, Frosty Johnson (-31); 2. Swend Willadsen, Marv Hasting, Don Wood, Nozomi Kishimoto (-28); 3. Jim McCully, Grant Wilson, Darlene Peters, Ron Ahlers (-26); 4. Garland and Kelly Lowe, John and Gloria Matthews (-22)

Low net: Swend Willadsen (64); Rod Kebo (65; won card-off)

Closest to the hole: Ron Ahlers (5); Kelly Lowe (8); Ron Ahlers (13); Al Akana (17)

Note: Members played in four-person, 2-net-balls format.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


Flight A

1. Dick Scammell (66); 2. Peter Liljeholm (67); 3. (tie) Harry Welch, Steve Kimes (68)

Flight B

1. Joe Goldscharek (65); 2. Jim McQuaid (66); 3. Bill Olafson (67)

Closest to the pin: Ken Williams (5); Ollie Olinger (8); Dick Scammell (13); Len Fellez (17A); Gary Kiernan (17B)

M&M Golf Club


Flight A

1. Linda Nauman (60); 2. Randi Wilson (62); 3. (tie) Diana Butler, Yuko Suzuki 65

Flight B

1. Butchie Hayward (65); 2. Shoko Ioh (67); 3. (tie) Judy Burger, Marian Mark (69)

Chip-ins: Yuko Suzuki (5), Randi Wilson (6) and (7), Janis Walker (10), Marian Mark (11), Mitsuyo Oshima (11)

Low putts: Randi Wilson (29)

Note: Members played “throw out two bad holes, replace with par full handicap.”


Flight A

1. Diana Butler (28); 2. Ailota Nesheim (30.5); 3. Fletcher Olson (31.5)

Flight B

1. Linda Takai (23.5); 2. Gayle Scoggin (27); 3. Butchie Hayward (28)

Chip-ins: Linda Takai (18); Gayle Scoggin (11)

Low putts: (tie) Linda Takai, Gayle Scoggin (33)

Note: Members played “best three par-3s, par-4s, par-5s, half-handicap.”

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Flight A

1. Shelley Sanders (42); 2. Cindy Carlson (43); 3. (tie) Yuriko Daniel, Noriko Kato (46.5)

Flight B

1. Carole Abarcar (44.5); 2. Judy Frazier (45.5); 3. Sandy Price (46); 4. (tie) Sally Evans, Kaylyn Lyells (47)

Chip-In: Dee Dee Kosa (3); Kaylyn Lyells (7); Sally Evans (15); Noriko Kato (15)

Birdies: Yuriko Daniel (2)

Closest to the pin: Mona Peck (3), Kaylyn Lyells (6), Sally Evans (12), Willie Ryan (16)

Game of the Day: Par 4s, half-handicap