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High school rodeo at Paniolo Park


High school rodeo at Paniolo Park

The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea features the state finals junior division Friday to Sunday. The high school division is June 12 to 15.

On Friday, the first go round begins at 1 p.m.

On Saturday, the second go round begins at 9 a.m., with the finals starting about 1.

On Sunday, activities including a live auction, awards banquet, and lunch at Pukalani stables begin at 10 a.m.

The competition is free; donations are welcome. Food will be sold, with proceeds to benefit the program.

For more information, contact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or

Pickleball classes

The Holua Pickleball Ohana is offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes at 3 p.m. Wednesday and May 14.

There is a $5 court fee. The group will provide paddles, balls, ice water, chairs, shade and snacks.

Drop-in play is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until dark, and Fridays from 8 to 11 a.m.

For more information, call Jackie at 895-8973.

On the Emily T Gail Show

  • Harlem Globetrotters fan favorite Bull Bullard expresses gratitude for his foster mom in Detroit who encouraged him to play basketball to keep him out of trouble. While they were in Hawaii, Bull and his basketball troupe educated students about bullying prevention.
  • Sean “Peaman” Pagett talks about his 26 years of organizing more than 327 free sports events in Kailua-Kona that have attracted thousands. Peaman has an amazing never-say-die spirit despite physical challenges.
  • Emily has an update on the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative projects including a volunteer day of planting native species at 8 a.m. Saturday. For information, call Jen Lawson 339-2142 or visit

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

Workshop on college recruiting process

A “College Night” session offers high school and junior high students information on the recruiting process from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 at the Kahakai Elementary School library.

Athletes of all sports and their parents are welcomed to the free session, presented by AYSO and moderated by George Kuntz, the men’s soccer coach at California State Fullerton.

For more information, call Kim Evans at 960-2097.

Half-court hoops for 50-over

A 3-on-3 half-court league for players 50 and older is scheduled to start May 28 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

The games are from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be 12 teams.

For more information, call Chuck Corbe at 327-3287.

Horseshoe club league starting

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club will start its eight-week doubles league on May 15. The games are from 4 to 6 p.m. at the horseshoe courts at Old Kona Airport Park.

League fees are $5 a week and include a prize and potluck party at the end of the league season. Players must be NHPA members and have their own shoes. Pitchers without partners will be matched up when possible.

Drop-in play is on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call Reggie at 756-8085.

Konawaena football game and food drive

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. Nonperishable food items must be in cans or unopened 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.

Police department race benefit

The inaugural “Run To Honor” 5K run/2-mile walk/Keiki Fun Run will be May 17 at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo.

The run and walk start at 8:30 a.m., with check-in and registration 7 to 8 a.m. Entry fee is $25.

The Keiki Fun Run, for ages 6 to 14, starts at 9:30 a.m., with check-in and registration 7 to 9:15 a.m. The Fun Run is free.

T-shirts are included, and there will be food, entertainment and keiki activities.

Registration forms are available at police stations islandwide or

For more information, contact Community Policing Lt. Darren Horio at 961-2350 or

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 — 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 midnight June 30.

For more information and registration visit

Kealakehe seeking bowling coach

Kealakehe is seeking a bowling coach for the fall season.

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

Hawaii Cycling Club events

  • The Upolu Airport Training Time Trial starts at 8 a.m. Saturday 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.
  • The Saddle Road 40K Training Time Trial starts at 8 a.m. May 24 at mile marker 34.5 on Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Registration will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m. in the Mauna Kea State Park parking lot. The course is entirely on the highway, heading south to the turnaround at mile marker 22 and returning to just before the 34.5 marker.

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.

Weekly golf tournament results

Big Island Country Club


1. Ron Ahlers, Barb Millslagle, Swend Willadsen, Al Droscoski (-22); 2. Garland and Kelly Lowe, Grant Wilson, blind draw (-20)

Blind draw: Ron Ahlers

Low net: Al Droscoski (61)

Closest to the hole: Barb Millslagle (5); Kelly Lowe (8); Shirley Akana (13); Eddie Salas (17)

Format: Four-person team; two low nets; for holes 7, 13, 16, all four net scores recorded

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday at Makalei Golf Club

Flight A: 1. Vangie Isenhour (32); 2. Butchie Hayward (33); 3. Mary DeSisto (33.5)

Flight B: 1. Barbara Crutcher (31.5); 2. Judy Pettersen (36.5); 3. Linda Takai (37)

Chip-ins: Butchie Hayward (3), Mitsuyo Oshima (6), Shoko Ioh (8), Sandy Webb (14)

Low putts: Not posted because of aerification of the greens

Format: Ones, half-handicap

Makalei Kolepa Hui


Flight A: John Kiaha (64); Larry Leedom (66)

Flight B: Artie Guerin (65); Norman Pacheco (66)

Closest to the pin: Ed Skelton (5); Walt Thompson (12); Norman Pacheco (15)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Flight A: 1. Jayne Roth (31); 2: Yuriko Daniel (35); 3. Margaret Dewers (38)

Flight B: 1. Carole Abarcar (33.5); 2. Dee Dee Kosa (34.5); 3. Judy Frazier (37.5)

Birdies: Carole Abarcar (16)


Closest to the pin: Willie Ryan (3), Sandy Price (6), Dee Dee Kosa (12), Carole Abarcar (16)

Format: T & F, half-handicap