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July 18, 2014 - 12:05am

On the ‘Emily T Gail Show’

• Warren Pierce, longtime WJR Detroit radio personality who has interviewed more than 50,000 guests in his career, shares how Detroit sports and talk radio have evolved. He looks back on the 1967 and 1984 Detroit Tigers teams that won the World Series.

• J.R. De Groote, West Hawaii Today Sports Reporter, gives an update on the local sports scene, how to submit news to the sports department and how WHT is providing more sports coverage including video.

• The Bob May Golf Academy, headquartered at Waikoloa Beach Resort till the end of July, is offering lessons for all levels of golfers. May, the winner of the 1999 British Masters and who tied for first with Tiger Woods at the 2000 PGA Championship, talks story about his teaching style and more.

Emily has information on:

• The 115-mile MS Hawaii Ride on Aug. 2-3 and how to become a Bike Works team member. The MS Ride will be headquartered at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

• Community Bike Rides, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Bike Works at Queens’ Marketplace.

• Waikoloa Family Golf Days, after 3:30 p.m. $25 keiki with free rental clubs, $50 adults.

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.

Kealakehe announces fall start dates

Football: Varsity and JV meet at the Waverider Stadium south end at 3:30 p.m. July 21

Volleyball: Varsity and JV meet at the gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Cross country: Varsity and JV meet at the Waverider Stadium north end at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Bowling: Varsity, boys and girls, meet at the gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Air riflery: Varsity, boys and girls, meet at the air riflery range by the woodshop at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

Forms are available at the registrar’s office or at khswaveriders.org.

Konawaena announces fall start dates

Football: July 21 at the football stadium, with coach Cliff Walters

Volleyball: Aug. 4 at the gym, with coach Ainsley Keawekane

Cross country: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 on the track, with coach Patrick Bradley

Bowling: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 at the administration office, with coach Clyde Takafuji and Steve Tanaka

Air riflery: Boys/girls, Aug. 4 at the rifle range, with coach 1st Sgt. Lydell Libre

Cheerleading: Aug. 4 at the gym lobby, with coach Stacy Brown

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

Forms are available in the athletic office, athletic trainers’ office or VP office on campus.

HPA seeks assistant volleyball coach

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is looking for an assistant varsity girls volleyball coach. The season runs from Aug. 4 to Nov. 1.

For more information, email athletic director Stephen Perry at sperry@hpa.edu.

Konawaena seeks baseball coaches

Konawaena is accepting applications for the varsity and junior varsity baseball head coach positions for the upcoming school year.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 1.

For more information, contact athletic director Bill Trumbo at 323-4500, ext. 270, or william_trumbo@notes.k12.hi.us.

Honokaa to hold fall tryouts

Football: 3 p.m. July 21, varsity locker room

Cross country: Boys/girls, 3 p.m. Aug. 4, locker room

Girls volleyball: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Hilo Armory

Note: Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.

For more information, call the athletic office at 775-8800, ext. 237.

HHC summer series kicks off

The Hawaii Cycling Club presents the new “Sea to Mauna Loa” on Aug. 9. The race, more than 40 miles, will start on Waikoloa Beach Road at Queens’ Marketplace. More details are being developed.

The popular 22.2-mile “Out n Back Training Time Trial” occurs at 8 a.m. Sept. 20. The course starts at the Veterans Cemetery heading north on Highway 19, makes a U-turn at Waikoloa Beach Road and ends with a sprint to the finish line at the 85-mile marker. Registration is at Veterans Cemetery from 7–7:40 a.m.

Sunrise Athletics run/walk on tap

Sunrise Athletics’ second annual 5K and 1.5-mile Fun Run/Walk — Supported by BioAstin will be held July 26 at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. The 5k will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 1.5-mile race at 8:15 a.m.

There will be postrace snacks, giveaways, field-day events and a rummage sale ongoing throughout the event. There will be awards for the top overall runners, age group and other categories. The “Race to the Top” organization winner bringing in the most participants will be announced and given the monetary award.

Applications may be picked up at Spencer’s Health and Fitness, Just Cruising Coffee, Starbucks-Puainako and Big Island Running Company in Kailua-Kona and Hilo. Deadline to register with shirt guaranteed is Saturday, but late registration until race day is accepted with no extra cost and no shirt guaranteed.

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.

Makalei summer tournament

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

The last event is scheduled for Aug. 16.

Prizes are given at each event, and points accumulate toward qualification for the Makalei Cup Challenge.

For more information, call 325-6625.