Short Hops | 4-25-14

Horse show at HPA


Horse show at HPA

The 38th annual Horse Show, featuring jumping and play day events, will be held 9 a.m. Sunday at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s upper campus in Waimea.

Riders not yet entered in the show must post entries before the start of the division in which they wish to compete. Fee is $10 for the day, plus the regular class entry fee.

The free event is open to the public. For more information or show registration, contact Judy Folk at 885-4302 or

Konawaena football events

The Wildcats will hold a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Patz Pies at Paparoni’s in Captain Cook. Tickets, which include a 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.

The Wildcats will partner with Hawaii Food Basket on May 30 for a food drive at their Green & White game at Konawaena High School.

Fans who donate four cans or five pounds of food will receive complimentary tickets to the game. Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for senior citizens; and free for children 12 and younger. Food items must be in cans or unopened nonperishable bags.

The Green & White game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., preceded by a 5:30 flag football game between the police and fire departments.

Parks and Recreation activity

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 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14, at Kekuaokalani Gym. Register by April 30.

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.

Makalei club closure

The Makalei Golf Club will be closed today for maintenance and will reopen Saturday.

For more information, call the club at 325-6625.

Kai Opua Canoe Club regatta

The 15th annual Businessmen’s Regatta on Sunday starts with registration at 8 a.m. then racing at 9.

The fees are: $120 for 6-person crew, additional $60 for double hull entry; $200 for double hull entry only.

There are multiple divisions, and crew can be single-sex or mixed. Crew can also be combined with other teams. Participants should bring own paddles; Kai Opua will supply them and steersmen if needed.

Festivities include a best-costume award and postrace party.

For more information, call Uncle Bo at 938-8577 or Mike Atwood at 334-9481.

Registration for Hilo’s triathlon

Hilo’s first official triathlon will start at 7 a.m. July 13 at James Kealoha Beach Park.

The Olympic-distance race, which consists of a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike ride and 10-km run, is limited to 500 participants.

Registration is $150 through May 30 and $175 to June 29. Online registration ends at midnight June 30.

For more information and registration visit

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 Friday.

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

Pueo Kupuna golf fundraiser

The Pueo Kupuna softball team will hold its fifth annual golf tournament fundraiser Sunday 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.

Hapuna hosts golf benefit

Hapuna Golf Course will host a charity golf tournament May 4 to benefit American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Hawaii.

The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes greens and cart fee, on-course beverages and lunch at Arnie’s.

To enter the four-person scramble tournament, call Hapuna Golf Course at 880-3000 by April 30.

A special room rate at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel for tournament participants is available May 2 to 5. Call (866) 774-6236 and ask for the “Drive to Fight Cancer” group rate.

Hawaii Cycling Club Upolu time trial

The Upolu Airport Training Time Trial starts at 8 a.m. May 10 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

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.