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Blake talks about golf, father on Gail show


Blake talks about golf, father on Gail show

Patrick Blake will be a guest on the Emily T Gail show. Patrick talks about his father, Champions Tour player Jay Don Blake, who earned a spot in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Blake also shares how his father helped to shape him into becoming a basketball coach and sports talk show host.

Gail also has an update on the Lavaman Waikoloa weekend, including the BikeWorks Sunset 5K Run/Walk on March 28 to benefit PATH Bike Safety Education program.

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

Hawaii Cycling Club offers Lavaman training

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host free training time trials on Feb. 15 and March 15 for participants training for Lavaman Waikoloa.

The Prologue time trial on Feb. 15 is a fast 10-mile course beginning at Kaiminani Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7.

The Kua Bay time trial on March 15 starts on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of Waikoloa Beach Road at 8 a.m. The course is 12.2 miles with challenging hills.

Visit for more information about the events.

Big Island Running Company offers training

The Big Island Running Company are offering guided speed workouts concluding March 8 — the week of the Run For Hops 10K/5K.

The training cycle will coincide with group runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Each runner will be supplied with a training program consisting of four scheduled runs.

For more information, email John at or call Big Island Running Company at 327-9333.

Hawaii Racing Association survey

The Hawaii Racing Association is updating its membership list for 2014 to find out what types of motorsports Big Island residents are most interested to have at the proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

The HRA’s website shows potential uses for a 250-acre park and offers an online survey.

To vote, renew HRA membership, or for more information on the Kona Motorsport Park project visit

Ka‘u High looking for coaches

Ka‘u High School is looking for water polo and track coaches.

Applications can be picked up at the school’s main office. The school will be accepting application until Friday.

Contact Kalei Namohala at 928-2088 for more information.

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

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

Hawaii Cycling Club’s Century Ride

The Hawaii Cycling club will host the Hawaii Century Ride on April 5 starting at Spencer Beach Park.

Participants will have a choice of three distances: 100 miles, 62 miles and 31 miles. There will be food and beverages on the course and festivities after the event concludes.

Visit for more information about the events.

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 Sunday. Limited slots are available.

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

Hawaii Cycling Club offers group rides

The Hawaii Cycling Club hosts classes for beginning and intermediate bicyclists Saturdays at the 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 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


A Flight

1. Diana Butler (33.5); 2. Mary Desisto (36.5); 3. Randi Wilson (39)

B Flight

1. Gayle Scoggin (32); 2. Kasie Wessels (33.5); 3. Mitsuyo Oshima (36.5)

Chip-ins: Sandy Webb (1), Judy Burger (2)

Low putts: (tie) Judy Burger, Marian Mark, Kasie Wessels (30)

Note: Members played back nine, half handicap.


1. Sue Ostrowski (30); 2.Butchie Hayward (30.5); 3. (tie) Robyn Perry and Judy Burger (31.5)

Chip-ins: Linda Nauman (7); Butchie Haward (17)

Low putts (tie): Sue Ostrowski, Linda Nauman (31)

Note: Members played better nine, half handicap.

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


A Flight

Low gross: 1. Yuriko Daniel (93); 2. Kasie Wessels (100)

Low net: 1. Jayne Roth (72); 2. Kay Bryant (77)

B Flight

Low gross: 1. Dee Dee Kosa (106); 2. Trish Kimball (110)

Low net: 1 (tie). Sandy Price, Nan Powell (74); 2. Sally Evans (80)

Low putts: 1. Jayne Roth (31); 2. Dee Dee Kosa (33); 3 (tie) Kay Bryant and Nan Powell (35)

Closest to the pin: Mona Peck (3); Kasie Wessels (6, 12), Mary Desisto (16)

Note: Members played low gross/net/ putts, full handicap.

Big Island Country Club


1. Gary Biesemeier, Marv Hasting, Joe Coors, Jim McCully (-29); 2. Ron Ahlers, Rick Dvorak, Rod Kebo, Dick Peters (-27); 3. Shirley Akana, Frosty Johnson, Barb Poston, Darlene Peters (-24)

Low net: Harry McMillan (62); Gary Biesemeier (65, won card-off)

Closest to the hole: Ron Ahlers (5); Dick Peters (8); Darlene Peters (13); Herman Manalili (17)

Note: Members played in four-person teams, 3-2-1, three low nets on Hole 1, two low nets on Hole 2, one low net on Hole 2, repeat process.


1. Gary Biesemeier, Joe Coors, Jim Jacobs, Marv Hasting (-25); 2. Bob Raatz, Rick Dvorak, Rod Kebo, Fred Richburg (-23); 3. Al and Shirley Akana, Swend Willadsen, Nozomi Kishimoto (-20)

Low net: (tie) Dick Peters, Joe Coors (64)

Closest to the hole: Rick Dvorak (5); Joe Coors (8); Marv Hasting (13); Joe Coors (17)

Blind draw: Barb Millslagle

Note: Members played in four-person teams, 3-2-1, three net scores on Holes 1-6, two net scores on Holes 7-12, one net score on Holes 13-18.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A Flight

1. Bruce Totten (68); 2. Steve Kimes (69); 3. Sid Yanabu (72)

B Flight

1. Jim McQuaid (63); 2. Ken Williams (67); 3. Ollie Olinger (69)

Closest to the pin: Art Misaki (5); Art Misaki (8); Brian Hansen (13); Bob Johnson (17A); Dick Scammell (17B)

Low gross: (tie) Steve Kimes, Bruce Totten

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club


A Flight

1. Butchie Hayward (68); 2. Randi Wilson (72); Gayle Osterloh (73)

Closest to the pin: Randi Wilson (5); Sally Wamba (13)

Low putts: Mary Pat Hay

Makalei Kolepa Hui


A Flight

1. Tom Bates (68); 2. Stan Dodd (70)

B Flight

1. Roger Higgins (70); 2. Steve Hayward (72)

C Flight

1. Paul Kelly (74)


Closest to the pin: John Kiaha (2); Steve Schmelz (5); Roger Higgins (12); Larry Leedom (15)

Ace of Aces Champion: Tom Bates