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Kona Aquatics tryouts


Kona Aquatics tryouts

Kona Aquatics will have open tryouts for swimmers ages 7-11. Parents can bring their swimmer to the Kona Aquatics Center any day at 3 p.m.

Basic requirements are to be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with side breathing. For any questions, call 640-0959.

Open coaching position at Waiakea High

Waiakea High School is seeking a head coach for boys and girls cross country. Applications are available at the high school’s main office, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is June 9. Applicants must pass a DOE criminal background check.

For questions contact athletic director Tom Correa at 974-4830.

BISA Special Teams Camp & Clinic

Big Island Sports Academy and the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation Department and Konawaena High School are pleased to announce a specialty clinic and instructional camp, which will be for boys and girls ages 12-18, and take place at Konawaena High School June 8-11.

The cost of the camp is $125 per player and early enrollment, which takes place at, ends on June 4. Enrollment is limited. Registration will also be available on June 8 before the start of the camp if space is available.

Tee-Off for Kids golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Club Big Island will host the 11th annual Tee-Off for Kids golf tournament on Saturday, June 10 at Francis H. I‘i Brown South Course at Mauna Lani. Proceeds raised will be used to fund activities and programs designed to nurture island youth through the clubs in Pahoa, Keaau, Hilo, Ocean View and Pahala. The BGCBI also has plans to open a club on the west side this year.

For event information, as well as registration, donor and sponsorship forms, contact BGCBI executive administrator Gail Hamasu at 961-5536 or Registration deadline is May 26.

Nobu Yamauchi Memorial Golf Tournament

The 15th annual Nobu Yamauchi Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 12 at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Entry fee is $125 and there will be a 7 p.m. shotgun start. The format for the tournament will be two-person RBI Crazy Scramble using 30 percent of the team handicap with two putt maximum.

Team net prizes will be awarded randomly. There will also be a special prize for the best team low gross and the best team low net. The grand prize this year will be awarded to the low net team that finishes in 15th place. This is the 15th year of the Nobu Yamauchi RBI Organization.

Other prizes awarded will be hotel stays at the California Hotel and Casino, Kahala Hotel and Resort ocean view room valued at $955, Grand Wailea Hotel and Resort valued at $699, golf equipment, complimentary golf, restaurant certificates, and much more.

Funds raised will be used for the Nobu Yamauchi RBI Organization and partial scholarship for RBI players who will be attending college.

Male and Female scholarships will be awarded.

Hapuna Rough Water Swim

The Hapuna Rough Water Swim, the second leg of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming summer series, will take place on Sunday, June 18. Along with the 1-mile race, there will also be a 400-meter swim for keiki. To register, visit

Water Patrol is also needed for the event. Contact Ed Doherty with any questions at

HIH College Prep Hoops Camp

Hawaii Island Hoops will hold its annual College Prep Hoops Camp at Kealakehe High School June 19-23.

The overnight camp, led by director Andy Smith, is focused on helping student-athletes improve their skills, while introducing them to a college style program, workouts and training.

College coaches from the NCAA, NAIA and and Junior College level will be attending the camp, which is is $350 for the week. Daily meals will be included in the fee, as well as daily seminars on financial aid and athletic recruitment. There will also be a Hapuna Beach trip.

Registration is now open at

Soccer ID Camp

Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host a soccer camp June 26-30 for kids ages 5-18. Each day the camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 13-18.

San Diego Club Director Jeff Illingworth will run the camp and will be helped by UC Santa Barbara head coach Tim Von Steeg, UC San Diego goalkeeper coach Trenton Painter, and Jennifer Jacques, a member of the Kona Crush staff.

To register visit For more information call 619-933-6769.

FilAm Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament

The 11th annual FilAm Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament will take place July 15-16 at Holua.

The tournament will host the following formats: regular doubles teams (not team tennis), men’s, women’s, mixed, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5 and open.

Cost is $35 per player for one event for $60 for two events. Free food and drinks provided to registered players. Registration is currently open at For more information email Deadline is July 10 at midnight.

Hawaii Cycling Club’s Sea-to-Stars race

Hawaii Cycling Club, along with Bike Works, is once again hosting the 48-mile, 9,800 foot elevation climb, Sea-to-Stars bicycle race on Aug. 5.

Cyclists may sign up at for the $70 early-bird price, discounted from the regular $95 fee, until May 31. Discounts are also available for HCC members,students, and the military. The field will be limited to 50 riders.

Registration will be done online only, and will end on Aug. 1. There will be no registration on the day of the race.

E-mail Tom at with any questions.

On the Emily T Gail show

Winona Chen, of Bike Works Beach and Sport, talks about the training event she had at Hapuna Beach for athletes preparing for the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon taking place this Saturday. An Ironman veteran, Winona talks about what she has learned about organizing events and how sharing her experience as an athlete is a chance for her to give back to the sport. Winona also has information on the free Honu expo at the Fairmont Orchid this week beginning Wednesday where Bike Works Triathlon Retail and Bike Tech and a Honu Souvenir store will be open to everyone.

Emily talks about recent events and upcoming events including:

– Richard Kimitete and the Kai Ehitu Canoe Club honoring his father with the recent 35th annual Papa Kimitete Regatta

– Bill Trumbo and his efforts with the Big Island Sports Academy including the Football Training Academy

– Hapuna Rough Water Swim which is part of the Triple Crown of Open Ocean Swimming.


– Hawaii Cycling Club Sea to Stars and the opportunity to volunteer for the event

The Emily T Gail Show is available at under lineup or facebook/Emily T Gail. For information contact Emily at 896 6780 or