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August 19, 2014 - 12:05am

Echo City roller derby Saturday

The Echo City Knockouts roller derby team will host the PRG’s Killer Bees at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. There will be vendors and food.

For more information, visit

Kona fishing action Saturday on ABC

Kona-based Farish Media, in association with California-based Corday Productions, will air “Pacific Blue Marlin — Tag and Release Tournament (T.A.R.T)” at 8 p.m. Saturday, on KITV.

The tournament promotes conservation of the marlin species through the tag and release format while educating viewers about marlin biology, science and habits.

The special was written, filmed and edited in Kona by Farish Media, Inc., a full-service production house since 1994.

Fishing tournament a benefit for veterans

The Veterans Helping Veterans fishing tournament will be held Aug. 29-30.

Registration, food and a silent auction will be 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club clubhouse. On Saturday, fishing starts at 7 a.m. and the banquet at 6 p.m.

The entry fee is $300 per boat/team of four anglers and two crew. A portion of the fees plus all of the silent auction proceeds will go to the Kona Posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

For more information, call Jill Jermann, Pacific Rim Supplies, sponsor, at 326-4994, or Don Zero, Legion Public Information Officer, at (509) 879-1040.

Senior softball fall league

The senior slowpitch softball fall league will begin Sept. 7. Games start at 10 a.m. at Old Kona Airport Park fields.

Players must be 50 years or older. The fee is $10 per player.

For more information, contact Martin Hauser at 443-9724 or

Kealakehe seeking assistant coach

Kealakehe is seeking an assistant cross country coach for the fall season.

For more information, contact Kealakehe athletic director Alan Vogt at 313-3774 or 960-2809 or Alan_Vogt/KEALAKEH/

Konawaena football ticket information

At the gate: Adults $6; senior citizens/active military, $2; grades one-eight, $1; under 6, free; high school students with BIIF card, free; visiting high school students with BIIF card, $1.

Packages: adult 5-game, $24; Ohana Family (2 adults, 2 children), $53; Club 55 (age 55 and over), all home games, $8

Benefit for season ticket and package holders: VIP express entrance

Note: Sales begin 1 1/2 hours before game time, at 3:30 p.m. There is no early admission, and set-up is not permitted.

Konawaena football media day

The Konawaena Wildcats football media day will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Julian Yates Field. Family, friends, fans and all media will be granted exclusive access to the squad. Autographs, photo sessions and special arrangements for interviews with coaches and players will be available. There is no admission for this event.

BIRC offers marathon training

Big Island Running Company is again offering a free training program for the Honolulu Marathon.

The program will start with a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Alii Drive location in the Coconut Grove Marketplace, with a short run following. Runs will be scheduled to coincide with group runs at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and a long run at 6:30 a.m. Saturdays. Each participant will have additional running days on their own.

The Honolulu Marathon begins at 5 a.m. Dec. 14.

For more information, contact Melissa Braswell at or call 327-9333.

Waimea offers bubble ball soccer league

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Waimea Athletics, is registering participants for an indoor bubble ball soccer league from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 at Thelma Parker Gym.

Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rosters are limited to six players, age 12 and older. There are eight teams in the league.

Email to register. For more information, visit

Waimea offers instructional tennis

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Waimea Athletics, is holding sign-ups for instructional tennis at Waimea Park.

The free clinics are instructed by tennis pro Jeff Lewis, director of Rutgers Tennis Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Clinics will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 18. The program is limited to the first 12 participants in two divisions offered: ages 6-9 and 10 and older.

To sign up, email For more information, visit

Waimea offers Biddy Basketball

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Waimea Athletics, will hold a Biddy Basketball league.

The league will be Sept. 15 to Oct. 22. The games will be played at various gyms, starting at 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Fees are $10, payable to Waimea Athletics.

For more information, email or visit

UH-Hilo Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The 2014 Vulcans Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo.

Reservations are $50 per person and can be made by calling HOF coordinator Joey Estrella at 895-5977. Corporate tables of eight are available.

The 2014 class includes former UH-Hilo Athletic Director Bill Trumbo, tennis player Arthur Santos and softball pitcher Leo Sing Chow.

HPA to host fun run/dog walk benefit

Hawaii Preparatory Academy invites runners, walkers, friendly canines and families to participate in the fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 on the school’s cross country course.

Bieni Kohler-Johnson, who graduated from HPA in 1983, died in June 2009 after a battle with breast cancer.

Net proceeds from the event will fund the annual Bieni Kohler-Johnson ’83 Scholarship at HPA. Registration and pledges are available online at

The top fundraiser will receive the grand prize of a two-night stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The runner-up will receive a round of golf for four at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Fundraisers do not need to be present to win. Entry fee is $25 for adults, $10 for students 10 and under, with a late fee of an additional $10 after Sept. 9. All preregistered participants are guaranteed a shirt and goodie bag.

The entry fee for dogs is $10 and includes dog goodies in the owner’s goodie bag. For more information, contact Liz Noetzel at 989-9100 or

HI-PAL hoops sign-ups

HI-PAL is seeking teams interested in playing in “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournaments Aug. 30-31 at Papaikou Gym and Sept. 12-14 at Waiakea Uka Gym.

Teams in the 5-6 division and 7-8 division are wanted for the August tournament, and in the 9-10 division and 11-12 division for the September tournament.

Deadline to submit completed forms is Friday for the August tournament and Sept. 1 for the September tournament.

The age cut-off for the tournaments is Dec. 31, 2014. Players are allowed to play on one team per division.

All HI-PAL roster, waiver and seat belt forms are required for participation.

For registration, call HI-PAL at 961-8121.

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Al Droscoski (70); 2. Grant Wilson (71); Barb Millslagle (73)

Closest to the hole: Al Droscoski (5); Tom Johnson (8, 13); Steve Rickard (17)

Format: Individual low net


1. Frosty Johnson, Reed Bender, Harry McMillen, blind draw (-27)

Blind draw: Steve Rickard

Low net: Steve Rickard (62)

Closest to the hole: Eddie Salas (8); Steve Rickard (13, 17)

Format: Four-person team, two low nets

M&M Golf Club

Aug. 12 at Makalei Golf Club

Flight A: 1. Randi Wilson (37.5); 2. Wanda Goldscharek (40.5); 3. Yuko Suzuki (43.5); 4. Vangie Isenhour (44.5)

Flight B: 1. Pua McGinness (39); 2. Kasie Wessels (40.5); 3. Judy Pettersen (44.5); 4. Diana Olsen, Linda Takai (48)

Chip-in: Pua McGinness (11)

Low putts: Pua McGinness (28)

Format: Par 4s, less half-handicap

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Low gross: 1. Yuriko Daniel (90); 2. Noriko Kato (106); 3. Kasie Wessels (107); 4. Carole Abarcar (114)

Low net: 1. Dee Dee Kosa (73); 2. Mary Vandamme (77); 3. Sally Evans, Margaret Tigue (78)

Low putts: Kasie Wessels (32); 2. Noriko Kato (33); 3. Dee Dee Kosa (34)

Closest to the hole: Yuriko Daniel (6, 12); Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Format: Low gross/net/putts, full handicap