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Westside Softball slow pitch tournament


Westside Softball slow pitch tournament

The Westside Softball team will host the 13th annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament today to Sunday 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. Limited slots are available. For more information, call Jamieson Taketa at 938-8664 or Shane Alani at 640-0824.

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 Monday 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.

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 327-4300, ext. 2213, or

‘Super’ day at Hapuna GC

The Inaugural Hapuna Big Game Golf Tournament on Feb. 2 will start at 7:30 a.m. with a four-person scramble, followed by lunch buffet and big-screen viewing of the Super Bowl.

Kickoff is scheduled at 1:30. For an entry form, visit Deadline is Jan. 31. A portion of the proceeds goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sister Hawaii: Holly Brown, or 695-4571; Gail Takaki, or 430-5898.

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 in having at the proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

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

For more information on the Kona Motorsport Park project, visit

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

Hawaii Cycling Club’s Century Ride

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

Participants will have a choice of three distances: 107 miles, 62 miles and 31 miles. There will be food and beverages on the course and festivities after the event.


The entry fees are $40 through Jan. 31, $50 through March 23 and $60 thereafter.

For more information, visit