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Short Hops May 7

Keauhou Canoe Club announces scholarship winners

Keauhou Canoe Club awarded its annual college scholarships to two high school seniors who are West Hawaii paddlers.

The James F. Rogers Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence for $1,000 was awarded to Sean Duim. who is completing his studies at Kamehameha-Oahu. Duim plans to study business and real estate at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall.

The Mike Haines Memorial Scholarship for leadership and community service for $1,000 was awarded to Cameron “Kalama” Freitas from Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino High School. Freitas will be studying Hawaiian language and culture at either the University of Hawaii or West Hawaii Community College in the fall.

Canoe club members support these scholarships with donations each year. This is the first time in six years of awarding scholarships that both recipients also paddled for Keauhou Canoe Club during their paddling careers. The presentation ceremonies will be coordinated with these young men and proud families.

Kohala seeks volleyball, basketball coaches

Kohala High School is currently seeking applicants for head girls volleyball coach and head girls varsity basketball coach for the 2013-2014 seasons.

Interested persons may pick up and submit an application at the main high school office. Deadline to apply is Wednesday.

Keaau spring football training starts Thursday

Spring football for Keaau High will begin Thursday, with sessions running from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.

Those wanting to participate must have a valid physical examination form on file in the school’s athletics office. Proper attire includes shorts, T-shirts, cleats and running shoes.

For more information, call 982-4220, ext. 2229.

Roller derby bout Saturday at Kekuaokalani Gym

The Kona Outlaw Roller Girls will take on the Waimea Wranglers in a roller derby bout at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

General admission tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door ($2 in advance, $5 at the door for children age 10 and under). Tickets are available at Alii Buzz, Josie’s Salon and Hustle Clothing.

Skye Storm and the Bachelor Auction Dancers will provide halftime entertainment, and the event also offers concession stands. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 895-4090, send an email to or visit Kona Outlaw Roller Girls on Facebook.

Hawaii Cycling Club time trial Saturday

HCC will hold the Upolu Airport training time trial on Saturday. The time trial starts at Maluokalani Street in Kawaihae and finishes 16 miles north at the Upolu Airport Road sign.

Registration will be on Maluokalani Street from 7 to 7:40 a.m.. The prerace meeting will be at 7:50 a.m. near the start line. The talk story/aid station will be directly across the road from the finish line.

For additional information, visit

Papa Kimitete Regatta May 18 in Kailua-Kona

The Kai Ehitu Outrigger Team will host the Papa Kimitete Regatta at 8 a.m. May 18 at Kailua Pier.

The regatta, which kicks off the Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association season, offers food booths, craft vendors, silent auctions and raffles.

For more information, visit

Physical exam screenings at Keaau High

Keaau High will offer physical examination screenings for all high school and middle school athletes from 2 to 5 p.m. May 15 in its high school gym.

Students must bring completed physical examination forms to the screenings, which will cover athletic participation for the entire 2013-14 season. Adults must accompany students under the age of 14.

Forms are available at any high school athletics office, and the cost for the screenings is $25.

For more information, call 982-4220, ext. 2230.

Pueo golf tournament May 19

Pueo, a Waimea-based Hawaii Kupuna Softball League team, will host its annual fundraising golf tournament at 7:30 a.m. May 19 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.

The tournament will employ a two-man scramble (modified best ball) format. To enter, call Jan Pakele at 895-3535.

College-prep hoops camp June 3-7

Hawaii Island Hoops will hold its college-prep basketball camp June 3-7 at the Kekuaokalani Gym. Registration is ongoing. The camp includes Nike SPARQ Training, daily fundamental training workouts, shooting clinics, defensive breakdowns, team offense, individual skills competitions, team tournament and championship game. There will also be a 3-point shootout, free-throw and slam dunk contests, all-star games and awards ceremony.

The camp is open to boys ages 13-19 who are looking to improve their skills and learn a college-style program. The registration fee is $350 and includes instruction from NCAA, NAIA and junior college players and coaches, and evening college-prep seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment. All meals are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit or For more information, contact Director Andy Smith at 937-3082 or by email to

Beginner golf classes for women

Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth will offer a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at Makalei Golf Club beginning May 18.

The classes are open to all women interested in the basics of golf. Classes meet five consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

The cost for all five classes is $50. To enroll, call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130.

HIBT fishes for volunteers

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is looking for more than 50 volunteers to help with the running of the 54th annual tournament. A variety of tournament support is needed, including Kailua Pier operations, HIBT retail store, administration and a whole lot more. Each volunteer will receive a HIBT T-shirt and discounted parking for shift volunteers. Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

HIBT event headquarters, retail and tournament control will once again be anchored at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to Kailua Pier. Tournament volunteers are needed from July 21 through August 13.

To volunteer, call Ann at 836-3422 or email

For more tournament information, go to

Big Island speed camp June 6-7

Joshua Abner, the track and field and cross-country coach at Honokaa High, and Rick Hagedorn of Speedburners will host the Big Island Speed Clinic at Konawaena High June 6 and 7.

The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. both days, with clinic-day registration at 9 a.m. June 6.

The cost of the clinic is $100 for both days. Runners who register before Friday receive a $10 discount.

For more information, contact Abner at (270) 839-3136 or

Mauna Kea pro-am July 1-5

Mauna Kea Golf Course will host its 40th annual pro-am tournament July 1-5. The total cash purse prize for pro golfers is $10,000.

Entries are limited to the first 26 paid teams by May 25. Tournament entry fees are $8,700 per team of four or $2,900 per amateur. Entry fees include dinner functions (spouses included), amenity tournament gifts and prizes, and green and cart fees for two practice and three tournament rounds.

Special room rates for registered amateur players begin at $299 per night in a Mountain View category room at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Rates include complimentary daily breakfast for two. Golf professional rooms are complimentary for Monday through Friday nights.

Practice rounds will be July 1 and 2, and tournament play will begin July 3.

For more information on the pro-am or to receive an entry form, contact Lyanne Ching at 882-5405.

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

April 30 results

c Scores: 1. Mary Desisto 26; 2. Robyn Perry 26.5; 3. Randi Wilson 29

c Chip-ins: Mitsuyo Oshima (8)

c Low putts: Norma Julia (33); Robyn Perry (33); Randi Wilson (33)

c Note: Members played “criss-cross less half handicap.”

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c A flight scores: 1. Kay Bryant 35.5; 2. (tie) Margaret Dewers 36; 2. Dee Dee Kosa 36; 2. Jayne Roth 36

c B flight scores: 1. Mary Vandamme 36; 2. Pat Cassel 37; 3. Sandy Price 39

c Closest to the pin: Margaret Dewers (3); Sue Johanson (6); Pat Cassel (12); Sue Johanson (16)

c Note: Members played “T and F, half handicap.”

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Bob Johnson 64; 2. JC Carlton 66; 3. Bob Marten 70

c B flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Bill Jaeger 71; 1. Walter Welton 71; Phil Wagner 71; Gene Young 71

c Closest to the pin: JC Carlton (5); Bob Marten (8, 14A); Joe Goldscharek (14B); Bill Hawkins (17)

c Low gross score: Bob Marten 73

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. (tie) Dave Peters 68; 1. Joel Sparks 68

c B flight low net scores: 1. Ed Skelton 66; 2. Artie Guerin 67

c Closest to the pin: Eddie Nakaya (2); Roger Higgins (12); Dave Puckett (15)

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Low net scores: 1. Steve Rickard 66; 2. Dick Peters 69; 3. Karl Taft 70

c Closest to the hole: Darlene Peters (5); Karl Taft (8); Tom Johnson (13); Ron Ahlers (17)

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Ron Ahlers/Frank Jung/Reed Bender/Ron Nelson 17 under; 2. Dick Peters/Denny Dickenson/Steve Rickard/Rick Robinson 10 under

c Low net scores: Gary Biesmeier 67

c Closest to the hole: Al Droscoski (5); Ron Ahlers (8, 13); Rick Robinson (17)

c Note: Members played four-person team, two low net.