Short Hops | 7-22-14


Horseshoe club to start league play

The Kona Horseshoe Pitcher’s Club will begin its fourth league play of 2014 on July 31 at the horseshoe pits behind the tennis courts at Old Kona Airport Park.

Membership is required for this eight-week sanctioned doubles league. New or returning players will be paired whenever possible. Play is from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, with a weekly fee of $5. For more information, call Reggie at 756-8085 or Al at 322-7085.

Free, informal play is from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Pitchers of all skill levels are welcomed.

Kealakehe announces fall start dates

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

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

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.

HCC 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 last of four events of a summer tournament at Makalei Golf Club is scheduled for Aug. 16.

Prizes will be given, and points accumulate toward qualification for the Makalei Cup Challenge.

For more information, call 325-6625.

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club

Saturday

1. Reed Bender, Ed Staniec, Frosty Johnson (-18)

Low net: Ed Staniec (68)

Blind draw: none

Closest to the hole: Ed Staniec (5); Rick Robinson (8); Frank Jung (13); Eddie Salas (17)

Format: Three-person team, two low nets

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

July 5 at Big Island Country Club

Flight A: Low net, 1. Steve Pierce (64); 2. Sid Yanabu (66); 3. Mike Nichols (66)

Low gross: Sid Yanabu (77)

Closest to the pin: Harry Welch (5); Jim Geiser (8); Mark Jackson (13); Sid Yanabu (17)

July 12 at Big Island Country Club

Flight A: Low net, 1. Curtis Boyd (63); Mike Gregg (65); Mike Nichols (68)

Low gross: Mike Gregg (77)

Closest to the pin: JC Carlton (5); Mike Nichols (8, 13); Mike Gregg (17)

Saturday at Big Island Country Club

Flight A: Low net, 1. Mike Robinson (61); 2. (tie) Pete Callahan, Al Sullivan (68)

Closest to the pin: Mike Robinson (5); Mike Gregg (8); Sid Yanabu (13); Harry Welch (17)

Low gross: Mike Robinson (77)

M&M Golf Club

July 15 at Makalei Golf Club

1. Butchie Hayward (71); 2. Mary Desisto (74); 3. Barbara Woodring (75); 4. Linda Takai, Randi Wilson (76)

Low putts: Barbara Woodring (29)

Format: Low net

Friday at Big Island Country Club

1. Butchie Hayward (51); 2. Kasie Wessels (53.5); 3. Ailota Nesheim (54); 4. Judy Pettersen (57)

Low putts: Ailota Nesheim (34)

Format: Throw out 2 holes on the front and 2 holes on the back, half-handicap

Makalei Kolepa Hui

July 12 at Waikoloa Village

Flight A: 1. Harvey Honda (74); 2. (tie) John Kiaha, Dave Puckett (75)

Flight B: 1. (tie) Ed Skelton, Paul Kelley (74)

Closest to the pin: Larry Leedom (3, 12); Dave Puckett (6); Wayne Watanabe (16)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday

1. Mary Vandamme (25); 2. Dee Dee Kosa (25.5); 3. Margaret Tigue (28.5); 4. Noriko Kato (29.5); 5. Yuriko Daniel (31)

Closest to the pin: Dee Dee Kosa (3, 6); Mary Desisto (12); Mary Vandamme (16)

Format: Mutt and Jeff, half-handicap

Hole-in-one

Name: Buddy Bohn

Date: July 12

Course/hole: Hapuna Golf Course/No. 13

Yardage: 108

Club: 52-degree wedge

Witnesses: Barry Willis, Dick Nunke, Steve Schleder