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November 25, 2013 - 11:01pm

Bradley named new Konawaena track coach

Patrick Bradley, the newly appointed track and field coach at Konawaena, has scheduled an informational meeting for all students interested in participating in track this spring on Dec. 3 at 2:45 p.m. at the stadium.

Coach Bradley will outline plans for offseason training and be available to provide more information about the track program.

Boys and girls baseball and basketball offered in Kohala

The Kohala Community Athletic Association is offering clinics and registration for upcoming baseball and basketball seasons for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 from Dec. 9-12, at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hisaoka Gymnasium.

Registration is free, and includes a uniform and clinic.

An additional signup will be held Dec. 18, but no clinic will be offered.

For more information contact Tom Morse at 345-0706.

Konawaena to host softball clinic

Konawaena High School, in cooperation with the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation, will host a softball camp Dec. 13 to 15. The camp will provide instruction to improve the development of softball programs at all levels of youth softball. The clinic will feature fundamental instruction and game situational strategies.

Coach Bob Coolen, the head softball coach at UH-Manoa, along with former UH-Hilo Coach Callen Perreira — currently the head softball coach at College of Southern Nevada — will lead the instruction.

Applications and information flyers are available from the athletic department at Konawaena.

The $75 fee includes softball jersey, drill guide and individual player evaluations.

Call Bill Trumbo at 936-5708 for more information

McCord to appear on Gail show

Sue McCord is a guest on the Emily T Gail Show. McCord will talk about the Waikoloa Village Canoe Club. McCord also has information on the Lions Club Waikoloa Village Christmas Parade and Keiki Fest at the Waikoloa Village Clubhouse on Dec. 7.

The Emily T Gail Show is available at under lineup. For information contact Gail at or 896-6780.

Hawaii Cycling Club offers group rides

The Hawaii Cycling Club hosts classes for beginning and intermediate bicyclists Saturdays at Old Kona Airport Park.

Each group is led by an experienced HCC member who maintains a pace appropriate for each group, keeping riders together and providing instruction.

Cyclists meet in the parking lot at 6:55 a.m. Riders generally travel north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

Beginners ride 10 to 12 miles with as many as three stops.

The intermediate group rides 36 miles with stops at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, the scenic overlook on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Kua Bay.

For more information, visit

Wobble Gobble set for Thanksgiving Day

Big Island Running Company will host the ninth annual Walua Road Wobble Gobble fun run and walk at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. The event starts at the Walua Road trailhead on Lako Street, mauka of the Chevron gas station.

Participants may run or walk a 1-mile, 3.5-mile or 6.4-mile course.

The event is free, but participants are asked to each donate two cans of food to the Hawaii Food Bank. Volunteer help and postrace refreshment donations are also welcome.

For more information call Melissa at 327-9333 or email

Parks and Recreation plans youth basketball league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a basketball league for children ages 9 to 14. League play is scheduled from Jan. 27 to March 13. Games will begin at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

The league is also looking for volunteer coaches and officials.

Registration forms are available between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

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

Waimea tee ball and coach pitch season

Parks and Recreation Waimea, in partnership with Waimea Athletics, will host a coaches meeting today at the Waimea Community Center. All coaches are asked to attend.

Player registration will be $40, which includes uniform, hat, ball and team equipment. Sign up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until Dec. 14, at Waimea Community Center.

For more information call or email Melissa Samura at 887-3014 or

Weekly golf tournament results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


A Flight

1.Yuriko Daniel (38); 2. Willie Ryan (37); 3. Kay Bryant (36); 4. Margaret Tigue (31)

B Flight:

1.. Sandy Price (36); 2. Nan Powell (35); 3. Dee Dee Kosa (34); 4. Audrey Hamilton (33)

Chip in: Kay Bryant (13)

Birdies: Yuriko Daniel (7), Audrey Hamilton (12), Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Closest to the Pin: Yuriko Daniel (3); Pat Cassel (6); Kay Bryant (12); Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Game of the Day: Train Wreck

Big Island Country Club


1. Al and Shirley Akana, Ron and Caludine Austin (-24); 2. Dick and Darlene Peters, Al Droscoski, blind draw (-22); 3. Ron Ahlers, Frosty and Tom Johnson, blind draw (-19)

Blind draw was Swend Willadsen

Individual low net: Claudine Austin (65)

Closest to the hole: Al Akana (5); Jim Jacobs (8); Barb Millslagle (13); Rick Dvorak (17)

Note: Teams played in four person teams, 2-3-1 format


1. Barb Millslagle, Swend Willadsen, Rick Dvorak, Al Droscoski (-26); 2. Dick and Darlene Peters, Tom and Frosty Johnson (-24); 3. Al and Shirley Akana, Ron Nelson, blind draw (-20)

Blind draw was Dick Peters

Individual low net: Darlene Peters (68)

Closest to the hole: Ron Ahlers (5); Al Akana (8); Shirley Akana (13); Al Droscoski(17)

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


1. Bill Andrews (65); 2. Larry Terpening (70); 3. Pete Callahan (71)

Closest to the pin: Dennis Carino (5); Bud Truswell (8); Bill Andrews (17)

M&M Golf Club


1. Butchie Hayward (31); 2. Kasie Wessels (34); 3. (tie) Fletcher Olson 36, Gayle Scoggin (36)

Chip-ins: Gayle Scoggin (2); Randi Wilson (16)

Low putts: Randi Wilson (28)

Note: Members played “even numbered holes” less 1/2 handicap.

Makalei Kolepa Hui


Flight A

1. Joel Sparks (70); 2. Stan Dodd (73)

Flight B

1. Larry Leedom (66); 2. Bill Stockley (68

Flight C

1. Joe Scarber (68); 2. Artie Guerin (69)

Closest to the pin: Joe Scarber (2); Larry Leedom (5); Tom Bates (12); Dave Puckett (15)

Low Gross: Stan Dodd (81)