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July 25, 2014 - 12:05am

On the ‘Emily T Gail Show’

Guests: Pat Cunningham is a member of the Michigan women’s softball Hall of Fame and owner of Lafayette Laundry in Detroit. Brad Snyder and Rochelle Witek, hosts of The Undercard radio show on, talk about their involvement in the Detroit community and commitment to promoting mixed martial arts and boxing in Detroit.


  • Joining the Bike Works Team for the MS Hawaii Ride on Aug. 2-3, with its headquarters at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Day 1, the ride goes 65 miles north on the Ironman course to Hawi. Day 2, the ride goes 50 miles south towards Kailua-Kona. For information, email
  • The 17th annual Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Awards Dinner, Dancing and Fundraising Silent Auction at the Fairmont Orchid on Saturday, Aug. 30. Members of the Hawaii County Fire Department will be honored. Funds raised go to purchasing rescue equipment and training. To buy tickets or donate a silent auction item or individually purchase equipment, visit

Gail shows are available at, under the “lineup” tab, or on iTunes as a free podcast. For more information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or

Kealakehe announces fall start dates

Volleyball: Varsity and JV meet at the gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4

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

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

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

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.

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.

Horseshoe club to start fourth 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.

Third league play

Plc Team Score

1 Pat McDonald/Al Mehlhouse 14-8-2

2 Bill Phelps/Kimo Treacy 14-10-0

3 Linda Taketa/Tiffy Galieto 13-10-1

4 Hans Haynes/Charles Hymons 12-12-0

5 Rudy Mockchew Sr./Rudy Mockchew Jr. 12-12-0

6 Jimmy Taketa/Reg Gomes 11-11-2

7 Tom Sills/Peter Callahan 9-12-3

8 Scott Mello/Kirk Minthorne 9-13-2

9 Gary Hammond/Chris Marsciullo 8-14-2