Short Hops | 7-1-14

Haaheo Volleyball holding tryouts

Haaheo Volleyball Club will hold tryouts 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Kealakehe Gymnasium for ages 14-17.

For more information, contact Kahinu Lee at 896-4639.

4th of July LavaKids Liberty Fun Run

The inaugural 4th of July LavaKids Liberty Fun Run will be held Friday before the start of the Kailua-Kona Independence Day parade on the parade route.

The 1-mile race starts at Big Island Honda; the half-mile at the north lawn of Hulihee Palace. Both races will end at Coconut Grove Marketplace volleyball court.

Admission for 5- to 16-year-olds is two cans of food to be donated to the Food Basket. Registration is at 5 p.m. at the race starts. The races are scheduled to begin at 5:50 p.m.

Prizes will be handed out for the most patriotic, and flags will be given to finishers. For more information, contact Gerry Rott at

July 4 rodeo festival in Waimea

Parker Ranch will hold its 52nd annual July 4 Rodeo and Horse Races starting at 9 a.m. with a grand entry parade.

Events include the poo wai u, ranch mugging and team roping. There will be food trucks and keiki activities including pony rides and a petting zoo.

Tickets are available for $7 in advance and $10 at the gate, and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 885-7311 or visit

20th annual King’s Swim

Kona Aquatics will host the 20th annual King’s Swim on Saturday at Kailua Bay.

The 1.2-mile course begins at Kailua Bay and ends at Kamakahonu Bay. No wetsuits or fins are permitted.

Race day registration will be held 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Kailua Pier 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.

Special Olympics coaches needed

Special Olympics West Hawaii is looking for soccer coaches. Practices and games are underway at Old Kona Airport Park fields from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The season runs through Aug. 10.

Basketball coaches are also wanted for the Winter Games. The season runs from September through November.

For more information, call Lona Warner at 989-2080.

Biddy Basketball clinics and league

The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering Biddy Basketball clinics and league for ages 5-8 at Kekuaokalani Gym in Kailua-Kona.

The clinics are scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Aug. 4, 7, 11, 14 and 21. Registration is July 21-31.

The league is scheduled for Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, with play at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 14.

Registration forms are available 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the gym office.

Volunteer coaches and officials are needed.

For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wesley Sermons at 327-3553.

Basketball clinics upcoming in Hilo

Former University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball player Aukai Wong will hold basketball clinics in Hilo from 5:45-7:45 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27; and Aug. 3.

There are two divisions: one for intermediate boys and girls and another for high school boys and girls. One hour will be devoted to a study session with another on “intense” basketball drills.

T-shirts, drinks and snacks are included.

For more information, contact Wong at 365-3080 or

Karate tourney July 12 in Hilo

The International Karate League will be host a Tournament of Champions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 at Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium.

Marking the first IKL tournament in Hilo in 28 years, the event will welcome schools from the mainland and the islands.

The tournament is hosted by Wilbur Mina of Keaau Dojo.

Admission is free.

Soccer tryouts

Kona Crush Soccer Academy will hold open tryouts July 19 at Pualani Field. Tryouts will consist of two hourlong sessions with the head coach of the age group. Group times are: Under-8 coed, U-10 coed, U-11 boys, U-12 girls — 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.; U-13 boys, U-14 boys, U-14 girls — 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m.; and U-16 boys, U-18 girls 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

No registration is necessary, but a ball is required. For more information, email

Yagi hoops camp in Hilo

The county Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp on July 21-24 in Hilo.

The camp, open to boys and girls ages 9-17, will be held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the Panaewa Covered Play Courts.

Teenage campers will receive personalized instruction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Full-court games are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ages 9-12 will receive similar instruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Four-on-four games are at 1 and 3 p.m.

Early registration is $60 per child. The cost will rise to $70 after July 14. Participants will receive camp shirts and group photo.

Registration forms are available during business hours at the department’s Recreation Division Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St., Hilo, and online at Checks must be made payable to the Director of Finance and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Volunteer coaches are welcomed and should contact Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Specialist, at 938-2012 or

Soccer camp at UH-Hilo

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a soccer camp July 21-24. Sessions for ages 7-10 are from 9 a.m. to noon, for 11 to 14 from 1-4 p.m.

The camp fee is $60. Registration deadline is July 18.

For more information, contact Camp Coordinator Gene Okamura in the UH-Hilo soccer office at 932-7166 or

Information and registration forms are also available at

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

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

Family days at Waikoloa resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort offers “family golf days” during 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 or call 886-7888.

Makalei summer tournament

The second of four events of a summer tournament at Makalei Golf Club is scheduled for Saturday.

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.

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

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Reed Bender, Grant Wilson, Al Droscoski, Barb Millslagle (-23)

Low net: Barb Millslagle (67)

Closest to the hole: Frosty Johnson (5); Jim McCully (8, 17); Grant Wilson (13)

Format: Two low nets


1. Grant Wilson, Debbie Dunagan, Barb Millslagle, Al Droscoski (-17)

Blind draw: None

Low net: Rod Kebo (66)

Closest to the hole: Grant Wilson (5); Barb Millslagle (8, 17); Fred Richburg (13)

Format: One low net on par 3s, two low nets on par 5s, three low nets on par 4s

M&M Golf Club

June 24 at Makalei Golf Club

Flight A: 1. Sandy Webb (34); 2. Janis Walker (37); 3. Randi Wilson (38)

Flight B: 1. Judy Burger (33.5); 2. Mitsuyo Oshima (35.5); 3. Mary Desisto (36.5)

Chip-in: Judy Burger (15)

Low putts: Barbara Woodring (29)

Format: Odd numbered holes, half-handicap

Makalei Kolepa Hui


1. John Kiaha (127); 2. Larry Reifsnider (119)

Closest to the pin: Joe Scarber (2); John Kiaha (5); Ed Skelton (12); Ralph Sallee (15)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


1. Margaret Tigue (52); 2. Carole Abarcar, Dee Dee Kosa (55); 3. Sandy Price (56); 4. Mary Desisto, Mona Peck (58)

Chip-ins: Mary Desisto (15)

Closest to the pin: Carole Abarcar (3); Margaret Tigue (6); Mary Desisto (12, 16)

Format: Best 16, full handicap