Short Hops | 4-15-14

On the Emily T Gail Show


On the Emily T Gail Show

Andrea Bess, Pacific Island Fitness instructor and Bike Works member, talks about her experiences at Waikoloa Lavaman and her training for the upcoming Brazil Ironman in her home country. She has suggestions for new recreational athletes on getting fit in a fun way.

Cheryl, Bike Works Kona Beach & Sports manager and a recreational runner, talks about how cruise ship visitors are more interested these days in getting exercise during their stop in Kailua-Kona.

J.R. de Groote, West Hawaii Today sports reporter, talks about studying journalism at Arizona State, returning home and covering the BIIF and world-class sporting events here in Hawaii. J.R. reflects on how he got involved in roller hockey in West Hawaii as a keiki and semipro hockey now. He plays at Old Kona Airport Park where anyone can join at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.

Emily has information on the Daniel Robert Sayre Memorial Foundation. The public is invited to a gifting ceremony for the Hawaii County Fire Department at Hapuna Beach State Park, south pavilion, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Foundation will be giving about $58,372 worth of equipment, including a long-range communication system for Hapuna Beach donated by Ironman.

Emily has information on the Kona Table Tennis Club, which has open play 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Kekuaokalani Gym.

Gail shows are available at, under the “lineup” tab, or on iTunes as a free podcast. For more information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or

Konawaena golf benefit

The ninth annual Konawaena Foundation golf tournament is scheduled for May 3 at Makalei Golf Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start at 8.

The format is two-person scramble, with each person hitting at least six tee shots. Big Island Honda will give away a new Honda for the first hole-in-one on a designated par-3; there will be prizes on other par-3s.

For applications, call Lee Kagawa at 747-8730. Applications must be submitted by April 24 to Makalei Golf Club.

To sponsor a hole or to make a prize donation for this event, call Reginald Morimoto, Konawaena Foundation tournament chairman, at 329-6828.

Honokaa seeking football coaches

Honokaa High School is accepting applications for varsity football head coach and assistants.

Applications are available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. school days, in the main office, and can be delivered to the main office or the office of the athletic director in the gym.

Deadline for applications is April 25.

For more information, call Athletic Director Keith Tolentino at 775-8800, ext. 237.

Kealakehe seeking coaches

Kealakehe is looking for cross-country and cheerleading coaches for the fall season.

For more information, contact Kealakehe athletic director Mike Hernandez at 327-4300, ext. 2213, or

Parks and Recreation activities

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering after-school programs for youth.

The “board and table games” activity, for ages 5 to 14, is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16 to May 14, at Kekuaokalani Gym. Register by April 30.

The “sports and games” activity, for ages 9 to 14, is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, April 14 to May 15, at the gym and Old Kona Airport Park fields. Register by April 24.

Registration forms can be picked up 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, at Kekuaokalani Gym. For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wesley Sermons at 327-3553.

Hawaii Cycling Club events

Saturday: The Hapuna Beach Training Time Trial starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to the park. Registration for the 12.7-mile event will be from 7 to 7:40 at the mauka end of the parking lot.

May 10: The Upolu Airport Training Time Trial starts at 8 a.m. at the north end of Maluokalani Street and Highway 120. Registration for the 16-mile event will be from 7 to 7:40 a.m. in the middle of Maluokalani Street in Kawaihae.

For more information, visit

Pueo Kupuna golf fundraiser

The Pueo Kupuna softball team will hold its fifth annual golf tournament fundraiser April 27 at the Big Island Country Club. Tee time is 7 a.m. The format will be two-man scramble, modified best ball.

To enter, call Jan Pakele at 895-3535.

Konawaena football festivities

The Konawaena Wildcats football team will hold a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Patz Pies at Paparoni’s in Captain Cook. The buffet is at 2 p.m.; the honors and awards presentations begin at 3.

Tickets, which include the buffet and prize drawings, are $20 in advance and can be purchased from the Konawaena High School athletic department.

A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event for $25 each.

Summer hoops camp at Konawaena

The 2014 Hawaii Island Hoops College-Prep Basketball Camp will be held June 16 to 20 at Konawaena High School.

The camp, under the direction of Andy Smith, offers skill development for youngsters and introduces them to college-style workouts and training.

Smith will be joined on the teaching staff by college coaches from the junior college, NAIA and NCAA levels.

The camp fee is $350 and includes a jersey and shorts, college coaching and instruction, meals and seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment.

For more information and registration, go to or email Smith at

Hawaii Youth Rugby leagues

The Pacific Rim Rugby Club is seeking male and female players for its middle and high school leagues.

The practices are 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Old Kona Airport Park’s lighted football field.

For more information, call coach John Nuualiitia at 345-7754 or 747-4412.

Gold Coast Little League softball

Gold Coast Little League is accepting registration for girls ages 7 to 16 from Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kohala, Honokaa, Paauilo and Laupahoehoe. Sign-ups are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at Waimea Park. The season fee is $65 per player.

For more information, visit, call Geri at 960-0733 or email questions to

Kona Coast Little League registration

Kona Coast Little League is accepting registrations for Minor (ages 9-10) and Major (11-12) divisions from players who reside in the area from Pottery Terrace to Manuka.

Applicants must provide proof of residency.

For more information, call Hano Grace at 960-2366 or Tasha Terazono at 443-6574.


Big Island Country Club


1. Tom and Frosty Johnson, Eddie Salas, Al Akana (-19, won card-off); 2. Barb Millslagle, Darlene Peters, Marv Hasting, Walt Schamle (-19)

Low net: Bob Raatz (67); Reed Bender (71)

Closest to the hole: Jeanene Dickenson (5); Gary Biesemeier (8); Jeanene Dickenson (13); Walt Schamle (17)

Format: Four-person teams, 1-3-2 low nets

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday, at Big Island Country Club

Flight A: 1. Arvid Bjornton (63); 2. Marlin Ahl (66); 3. Jim McQuaid (67)

Closest to the pin: Jim McQuaid (5); Bill Andrews (8); Brian Hansen (13); Dick Scammell (17)

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday, at Big Island Country Club

1. Mary Pat Hay (30.5); 2 Karin Hughes (31); 3 Joan Shepherd (33.5)

Low putts: (Tie) Joan Shepherd, Karin Hughes, Mary Pat Hay

Closest to pin: Hanni Kozler (5); Mary MacLean (13)

Low net: Karin Hughes (68)

Format: Best nine, green tees

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday, at Makalei Golf Club

Flight A: 1. Butchie Hayward (68); 2. Shoko Iho (69); 3. Mary DeSisto (71)

Flight B: 1. Marian Mark, Judy Pettersen (68); 2. Mitsuyo Oshima (80)

Chip-ins: Marian Mark (2), Mary DeSisto (3)

Low putts: Mary DeSisto (28)

Format: Low gross, full handicap

Friday, at Big Island Country Club

1. Linda Nauman (25); 2. Butchie Hayward (33); 3. Diana Butler (34.5)

Low putts: Linda Nauman (31)

Format: Front nine, half-handicap

Makalei Kolepa Hui


Flight A: 1. John Kiaha (66); 2. Ralph Sallee (67)

Flight B: 1. Roger Higgins, Bill Stockly (67)

Flight C: 1. Joe Scarber (65); 2. Norm Pacheco (70)

Closest to the pin: Steve Hayward (2), hole-in-one, 185 yards, 6-iron; Artie Guerin (5); Joe Scarber (12); Larry Leedom (15)

Club Championship

First round

1. John Kiaha (79); 2. Ralph Salle (82); 3. Joel Sparks, Roger Higgins (83)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Flight A

Low gross: 1.Fletcher Olson (90); 2. Toshie Kinjo (95)

Low net: 1.Yuriko Daniel (74); 2. Sue Johanson (77)

Flight B:

Low gross; 1. Linda Vater (103); 2. Trish Kimball (107)

Low Net: 1. Carole Abarcar (71); 2. Margaret Tigue, Sandy Price (78)

Low putts: 1. Carole Abarcar (32); 2. Maureen Brown, Diana Olsen (33); 4. Rita Eder (34)

Chip-in: Yuriko Daniel (17)


Birdies: Maureen Brown (12), Diana Olsen (12), Sandy Price (12)

Closest to the pin: Sue Johanson (3), Toshie Kinjo (6), Maureen Brown (12), Linda Vater (16)