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West Hawaii Hockey holding sign-ups


West Hawaii Hockey holding sign-ups

West Hawaii Hockey is holding sign-ups and practices for the 2014 season at 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Old Kona Airport Park hockey rink.

The registration fee for first-year players is $25, which includes equipment provided by the league.

An adult league plays at 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays.

For more information contact Tim Rude at 987-8631 or visit

HI-PAL 3-on-3 basketball tournament Jan. 18-20

The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League will hold its 24th annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in Kona from Jan. 18 to 20. Sign-ups are being accepted until Jan. 10.

Registration is open to children ages 5 to 14, with multiple age divisions. Team rosters are limited to five players. Because of limited space, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Contact the West Hawaii HI-PAL office at 326-4646, ext. 258, or Officer Randy Morris at 936-2789.

Elks basketball competition set Jan. 11

Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 are invited to participate in the Elks Hoop Shoot Competition on Jan. 11 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

Registration begins at noon with competition to follow. Age groups are: 8 to 9, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13.

The boy and girl in each age group with the highest scores may advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals April 10 to 13 at Springfield, Mass.

This is a free event. For information, call Joe Reynolds at 334-0077.

North Hawaii Little League registration open

North Hawaii Little League is accepting registrations from boys and girls ages 9 to 12 for its 2014 season. The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

A mandatory meeting and clinic for all interested participants is set from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 4 at Waimea Park’s main field. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided for all participating youths.

Interested participants may contact Vice President Jerry Bleckel at 333-9552 or

BIIF seeking water polo officials

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation is seeking water polo officials for the spring season. Experience is not required and officiating classes will be offered.

For more information contact Kealakehe athletic director Mike Hernandez at 960-2809 or

Westside Softball slow pitch tournament

The Westside Softball team will host the 13th annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Jan. 24 to 26 at the Old Kona Airport Park.

The tournament will feature men’s and women’s divisions and offer team and individual awards. The event will also include a home run derby.

The entry fee per team is $300, with $100 due by Jan. 19. Limited slots are available.

To register a team, contact Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

West Coast Little League meeting

West Coast Little League will hold a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at Hooko Park in Waikoloa.

On the agenda will be board member elections for the upcoming season.

For more information contact Kristi Gaidya at 960-8042.

Gail recaps Hawaii State Open

The Emily T Gail show takes a look back at the Mauna Lani Resort 2013 Aloha Section PGA Hawaii State Open.

Included in the conversation are Mauna Lani Resort President Takashi Yamakawa, Mauna Lani Director of Golf Tom Sursely, Executive Director of Aloha Section PGA Wes Wailehua, Dean Wilson and senior professional winner Jeff Coston.

Past shows are available at under “lineup” or as a free podcast on iTunes. Contact Gail at for information.

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, keeps riders together and provides 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

Parks and Recreation plans youth hoops 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.

Weekly golf tournament results

M&M Golf Club


1. (tie) Wanda Goldscharek, Gayle Scoggin, Kasie Wessels, Randi Wilson, Judy Burger, Vangie Isenhour, Shoko Ioh, (45); 2. Janis Walker, Marian Mark, Butchie Hayward, Mitsuyo Oshima (47.5)

Chip-ins: Mary Desisto (4); Butchie Hayward (5, 6)

Closest to the pin: Diana Butler (2); Sue Ostrowski (5); Kasie Wessels (12); Shoko Ioh (15)

Note: Members played team scramble.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Dec. 12

1. Willie Ryan, Randi Wilson, Sandy Price (58) ; 2. Margaret Dewers, Wanda Goldscharek, Sally Evans, Gayle Scoggin (59); 3. Becky Hubbard, Sue Ostrowski, Carole Abarcar, Maureen Brown (62)

Lowest Putt Team: Willie Ryan, Randi Wilson, Sandy Price (23)

Chip-in: Sally Evans (16)

Closest to the pin: Willie Ryan (3, 6), Randi Wilson (12), Kay Bryant (16)

Birdies: Mona Peck (12), Yuriko Daniels (1)

Note: Members played team scramble with Ambrose handicap.


1. Yuriko Daniel, Mary Desisto, Kasie Wessels, Dee Dee Kosa (82); 2. Judi Wooley, Jan Loskutoff, Sally Evans, Judy Frazier (85); 3 (tie). Kay Bryant, Nan Powell, Maureen Brown, Cindy Carlson; Willie Ryan, Mona Peck, Rita Eder, Trish Kimball (89)

Team low putts ties: Yurkio Daniel, Mary Desisto, Kasie Wessels, Dee Dee Kosa; Judi Wooley, Jan Loskutoff, Sally Evans, Judy Frazier (27)

Chip-in: Sandy Price #7

Closest to the pin: Cindy Carlson (3), Kasie Wessels (6), Cindy Carlson (12), Dee Dee Kosa (16)

Note: Teams played modified scramble, no handicap.

Big Island Country Club


1. Reed Bender, Barry Pugh, Harry McMillan, Scott Smith (-22, won card off); 2. Denny and Jeanene Dickenson, Rick Dvorak, Al Droscoski (-22); 3. Dick Peters, Ed Staniec, Grant Wilson, blind draw Ron Ahlers (-21, won card off); 4. Gary Biesemeier,

Marv Hasting, John Wilkins, Jordan Wilkins (-21)

Low net: 1. Al Droscoski (67, won card off); 2. Marv Hasting (67)

Closest to the hole: Shirley Akana (5, hole-in-one); Al Droscoski (8); Rick Robinson (13); Nozomi Wood (17)

Note: Members played in four-person team, one low net Holes 1-6, three low nets Holes 7-12, two low nets Holes 13-18.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A Flight

1. Bob Johnson (67); 2. Walter Welton (70); 3. (tie) Olie Olsen, Bob Marten (71)

B Flight

1. Jim Dahm (66); 2. Bill Andrews (67); 3. Arvid Bjornton (71)


Closest to the pin: Cullen Burgess (5); Brian Hansen (8); Mike Robinson (13); Bob Johnson (17A); Ted Field (17B)

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