Short Hops

Hawaii-Hilo baseball clinic

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will host its annual Waiakea ‘Uka Vulcan Baseball Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The clinic is open to children ages 7-13.


For more information call Mark Osorio at 959-9474

Family Support Hawaii tennis tourney

Family Support Hawaii will hold its fourth annual Serve It Forward tennis tournament at the Holua Tennis Center on Jan. 13-14.

Funds generated have provided school supplies through the Early Head Start Preschool program, enabled the Early Intervention Services to purchase a “mobile Stander that allows young children who are delayed in walking or standing to experience the joy of moving independently in a standing position, and aided support groups for fathers through the Fatherhood Initiative.

For more information visit or call 334-4120.

Rizzuto estate sale

An estate sale for the late West Hawaii Today columnist Jim Rizzuto will be held Jan. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Waimea at 65-1552 Kawaihae Road. Among the items will be a hoard of tackle including hundreds of rods and too many lures to count. For more information email

HPA looking for football head coach

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is looking for a head football coach for the 2018 fall season. All interested parties should contact Stephen Perry at


Kona Aquatics swim team tryouts

Tryouts will be available for the Kona Aquatics anytime at the Kona Aquatic Center after 3 p.m. Kids between the ages of 8 and 11 should ask for Kristen or Eric. For more information call 334-0083.