Little League island championship
The youth baseball postseason starts today with three ages 9-10 teams vying for the Little League island championship at Greenwell Park in Captain Cook.
North Hawaii faces Ka‘u at 3 p.m. today, and Hilo is also in the double-elimination event.
Games are slated at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; the title game is at 11 a.m. Sunday. If necessary, a winner-take-all will follow.
On the Emily T Gail Show
• Craig Paulter, Director of Tennis at Mauna Kea Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club, talks with Gail. The Seaside Tennis Club was ranked No. 6 in the Top 25 Tennis Resorts in the U.S. — No. 1 in Hawaii — according to Tennis Resorts online. Paulter talks story about his role as director of tennis.
• Gail speaks about the eighth annual Tommy Bahama Classic Golf Tournament and helicopter ball drop to benefit North Hawaii Hospice on June 16 at Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course.
• Also discussed is how to join Bikeworks Team Kona for the Hilo Triathlon on July 13 at James Kealoha Beach Park or the Bikeworks MS Team and ride Aug. 2 and 3 to benefit the MS Society of Hawaii.
Gail shows are available at espnhawaii.com, under “lineup,” or on iTunes as a free podcast. For more information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or email@example.com.
Keaau meeting for cheerleading
Keaau High School will hold an informational meeting on cheerleading for the next school year at 5 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria. All potential cheer athletes, new and returning, should attend. For more information, call the athletic office at 982-4220, ext. 2229.
Keaau seeking softball coach
Keaau High School is accepting applications for the junior varsity and varsity softball head coach position.
Applications can be picked up at the school’s main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Applications must be submitted by June 13 and date-stamped to be eligible.
Applicants must complete interviews and agree to background checks.
For more information, call the athletic office at 982-4220, ext. 2229.
Family days at Waikoloa resort
Waikoloa Beach Resort offers “family golf days” in June and July.
Families can play the Kings’ course after 3:30 p.m. for $50 per adult and $25 for juniors including complimentary junior Nike rental clubs. Adult rental clubs are available for $25.
For more information, visit waikoloagolf.com or call 886-7888.
Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim
The Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim, part of the Bike Works Triple Crown Series, will take place June 14 at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.
To register, visit flpreregister.com. Early registration guarantees a race shirt.
Water patrol volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, contact Ed Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free bowling for keiki
KBXtreme in Kailua-Kona is partnering with Kids Bowl Free, a national summer bowling program for children younger than 15, to allow two free games on weekdays.
This year, KBXtreme is nominating Big Island elementary and intermediate schools for the Bowling for Schools $50,000 grant program. The program runs to Aug. 31.
Register at kidsbowlfree.com/kbxtreme.
Kealakehe seeking bowling coach
Kealakehe is seeking a bowling coach for the fall season.
For details, contact Kealakehe athletic director Mike Hernandez at 327-4300, ext. 2213, or email@example.com.
Makalei summer tournament
The second of four events of a summer tournament at Makalei Golf Club is scheduled for June 21.
The other dates are July 19 and Aug. 16.
Prizes are given at each event, and points accumulate toward qualification for the Makalei Cup Challenge.
For more information, call 325-6625.
AYSO soccer camps
AYSO Region 527 and Team Soccer Direct are offering camps June 24 to 26 at Old Kona Airport Park. The day camp, for U-6 to U-14, is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $130.
The high school camp, for U-14 to U-18, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $85.
There is a $10 discount for registration online at teamsoccerdirect.com. Each player receives a T-shirt and certificate.
Participants must bring balls.
For more information, contact Kim Evans at 960-2097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pool closed for holiday
The Kona Community Aquatic Center will be closed Wednesday for observance of King Kamehameha Day. It will reopen at 6:15 a.m. Thursday for public recreational and adult lap swimming.
High school rodeo at Paniolo Park
The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea features the state finals high school division Thursday to June 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 email@example.com.
Brantley Center golf benefit
The Brantley Center will host its 36th annual golf tournament fundraiser June 22 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
The format is two-person best ball.
Entry forms can be obtained from various Big Island golf courses, by calling the Brantley Center at 775-7245, or online at brantleycenter.org.
Following the tournament, there will be a luncheon, auction and prizes at Banjy’s Paradise Bar and Grill in Waikoloa.
Proceeds benefit adults with disabilities who participate in rehab programs offered at the center. The center welcomes donations from individuals and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible.
Big Island soccer camp at HPA
The Big Island I.D. Soccer Camp will be held June 23 to 26 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
The camp is divided into two sessions: Youth Camp, Under 7-U14, runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
College I.D. Camp, U15 to U18, runs from 3 to 6 p.m.
Cost is $165 per camper.
To register, email the player’s name and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 285-4815.
20th annual King’s Swim
Kona Aquatics will host the 20th annual King’s Swim on July 5 at Kailua Bay.
The 1.2-mile course begins at Kailua Bay and ends at Kamakahonu Bay. No wetsuits or fins are permitted.
Applications are available at Bikeworks in Kona. A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 must accompany the application. The registration deadline is June 30. Late registration will be held at Kailua Pier from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day for $20.
Division awards will be presented to the top three finishers and prizes will be drawn throughout the postrace ceremonies.
Volunteers with kayaks, surfboards or standup paddleboards who volunteer for safety patrol are welcome; report to the pier before 7:30 a.m.
For more information, call Steve Borowski at 334-0083.
Registration for Hilo’s triathlon
Hilo’s first official triathlon will start at 7 a.m. July 13 at James Kealoha Beach Park.
The Olympic-distance race — 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike ride and 10-km run — is limited to 500 participants.
Registration is $175 to midnight June 30.
For more information and registration, visit hilotriathlon.org.
Summer hoops camp at Konawaena
Huntington Prep’s Rob Fulford will be the guest coach at the 2014 Hawaii Island Hoops College-Prep Basketball Camp.
The camp is scheduled June 16 to 20 at Konawaena High School.
Fulford has a 138-17 record in five years at Huntington Prep and sent 30 players to the Division 1 level. In that five-year span, he coached 15 McDonald All-American nominees and current NBA player Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The HIH camp features coaches from the NCAA, NAIA and junior college levels.
The camp fee is $350. For more information or to register, contact camp director Andy Smith at hawaiiislandhoops.com.
Workshop on college recruiting process
A “College Night” session offers high school and junior high students information on the recruiting process from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 at the Kahakai Elementary School library.
Athletes of all sports and their parents are welcomed to the free session, presented by AYSO and moderated by George Kuntz, the men’s soccer coach at California State Fullerton.
For more information, call Kim Evans at 960-2097.