Short Hops | 2-11-14

Konawaena spring sports meeting


Konawaena spring sports meeting

Konawaena will hold a spring sports parents meeting Wednesday at the Konawaena cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

Parents who have children planning to participate in spring sports are required to attend this meeting once during the school year.

‘Sweetheart Shuffle’ at Kealakehe

The Waverider Triathlon Club will host 10K (with partner) or 5K (solo) runs at 7 a.m. Saturday at Kealakehe High School.

Fees are $18 for singles and $30 for couples. Proceeds benefit the club.

Sign up at or at Big Island Running Company.

For more information, email

Golf tourney benefits Kohala Hospital

The Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament at Hapuna Golf Course on Saturday begins with 7:15 a.m. check-in and 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee is $195, which includes beers and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and gift bags for golfers. Proceeds go to the Emergency Room building.

For more information, contact Betty Meinardus at or 889-5304.

Hualalai golf volunteers discuss funding

Kris Hazard and Larry Webb, Rotary Club of Kona volunteer co-chairs for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, discuss how funds impact the community on “Talk Story Hawaii” on KLEI-TV, channel 6, at 6:05 p.m. today. “Talk Story” airs again at 7 a.m. Wednesday, 6:05 p.m. Thursday and noon Sunday.

For more information, visit

Hazard and Webb can also be heard on the Emily T Gail Show available at Emily and Ellie Sumic have updates on the BikeWorks Lavaman Sunset 5k Run/Walk at Queens Marketplace on March 29.

For information, contact Emily at 896-6780 or Free podcasts of the show are available at iTunes.

Family canoe paddling with Waikoloa club

Waikoloa Canoe Club is offering a family-friendly event at Anaehoomalu Bay, 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 22 and March 2. Participants must be able to swim. Keiki program is for ages 8 and older, adult program for 18 and older. For more information, visit

Roller derby team holds golf fundraiser

The Echo City Knockouts roller derby team is holding a golf tournament fundraiser Feb. 22 at Makalei Golf Club.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes greens fee, continental breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf and gift bags. There will be prizes.

The format is two-man scramble. Extra game options are available.

For more information, contact Dana at 245-2340 with a text or leave a voicemail.

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

Parks and Recreation has hoops league

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is currently holding a basketball league for children ages 9 to 14. League play runs to March 13. Games are at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

The league is 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.

Hawaii Cycling offers Lavaman training

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

The Prologue time trial Saturday 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.

For more information, visit

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 a proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

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

For more information, 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

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.

‘Leprechaun-Sham’ run/walk

Kealakehe High School’s Waverider Triathlon Club will present the “5K Leprechaun-A-Thon & Sham-Walk” at 7 a.m. March 15 at Magic Sands Beach Park.

Fees are $15 through March 8, and $18 thereafter. Race bib pickups will be from 6 to 6:40 a.m. There will be a prize drawing and refreshments after the run.

Sign up at, Bike Works Kona or Big Island Running Company.

For more information, call Kristin Drost at 443-4484 or email

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 distances: 107 miles, 62 miles and 31 miles. There will be food and beverages on the course and festivities after the event.

The ride is a fundraiser for North Hawaii Hospice. Entry fees are $40 through Friday, $50 through March 23 and $60 thereafter.

For more information, visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Swend Willadsen, Kevin Hegeman, Nancy Brown, Monte Simmons (-18); 2. Rick Dvorak, Rod Kebo, Barb Millslagle, Marv Hasting (-17)

Low nets: Marv Hasting (65); Al Akana (66)

Closest to the hole: Kevin Hegeman (5); Ron Ahlers (8); Shirley Akana (13); Tom Johnson (17)

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


1. Gary Biesemeier, Marv Hasting, Mark Clairehugh, Ray Poston (-22, won card off); 2. Frosty Johnson, Dave Ruthruff, Brad Dixon, Jim McCully (-22); 3. Reed Bender, Tom Johnson, Barry Pugh, Harry McMillen (-20); 4. Al and Shirley Akana, Dick and Darlene Peters (-19)

Low nets: Jim McCully (67, won card off), Tom Johnson (67)

Closes to the hole: Shirley Akana (5); Marv Hasting (8); Gary Biesemeier (13); Rod Kebo (17)

Note: Members played in four-person teams, two-low-nets format.

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club


A flight

1. Mike Gregg (62); 2. Mike Robinson, JC Carlton, Peter Liljeholm (67)

B flight

1. Mike Nichols (65); 2. Bruce Gansneder (68); 3. Bruce Cook (69)

Low gross: Peter Liljeholm (75)

Closest to the pin: Cullen Burgess (5); Pete Callahan (8); Jon Wamba (13); Cullen Burgess (17A); Curtis Boyd (17B)

M&M Golf Club


A flight

1. Diana Butler (34.5); 2. Mitsuyo Oshima (35); 3. Kasie Wessels (36.5)

B flight

1. Linda Takai (31); 2. Gayle Scoggin (33); 3. (tie) Bettina Linke, Marian Mark (34)

Chip-ins: Linda Takai (2), Gayle Scoggin (4), Marian Mark (13)

Low putts: Janis Walker (29)

Note: Members played “nine front or back half-handicap”


A flight

1. Butchie Hayward (26.5); 2. Janis Walker (30.5); 3. Hanni Kozler (31.5)

B flight

1. Marian Mark (24); 2. Linda Takai (25); 3. Gayle Scoggin (25.5)

Chip-ins: Sue Ostrowski (15); Hanni Kozler (4)

Low putts: Janis Walker (29)

Note: Members played “Criss Cross, half-handicap

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Chip-ins: Dee Dee Kosa (13)

Birdies: Dee Dee Kosa (13), Fletcher Olson (14), Nan Powell (12), Margaret Tigue (16)


Closest to the pin: Kelly Wakayama (3); Fletcher Olson (6); Nan Powell (12); Yuriko Daniel (16)

Game of the Day: 41st annual Na Wahine O Waikoloa Championship Tournament, first round