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February 25, 2014 - 12:05am

Family canoe paddling with Waikoloa club

Waikoloa Canoe Club is offering a family-friendly event at Anaehoomalu Bay from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Participants must be able to swim. The club offers a keiki program for those age 8 and older and an adult program for participants 18 and older. For more information, visit

High school rodeo at Paniolo Park

The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and continues the first weekend of April and May. Saturday activities feature keiki and junior divisions; Sunday features high school participants. The state finals junior division is May 9 to 11 and high school division is June 12 to 15.

The competition is free, and donations are welcome. Food will be sold, benefiting the program.

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

Honaunau canoe club launches season

The Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club kicks off its paddling season in Honaunau on Saturday with the Louis Kelekolio Memorial Canoe Race, followed by lunch and membership meeting.

The race, for OC1 and OC2 canoes, starts at 9 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m. There will be 6-mile and 10-mile courses, with several age divisions.

Season practice will begin Monday, 3:30 p.m. for keiki and 4:30 p.m. for adults.

For more information, visit or email

Luge judge on Gail show

John Porter, an international luge judge for 20 years, discusses the Olympic sport on the Emily T Gail Show at

Gail also will discuss the recent Mitsubishi Electric Championship tournament with a panel of golf experts including Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw.

Emily T Gail Shows are available at under “lineup” tab or as free podcasts at iTunes. For more information, contact Emily at 896-6780 or

Kona horseshoe club schedule

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club Winter League awards potluck will be at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Spring League will start March 13. Membership is required for NHPA-santioned doubles play. Singles will be matched up when possible. The eight-week league costs $5 per week and is played 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Palm Court horseshoe pits at Old Kona Airport Park.

Everyone is welcome to casual play 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

For more information, call Al at 322-7085.

Kawaihae canoe club youth program

The Kawaihae Canoe Club youth program, open to 11- to 18-year-olds, begins Monday.

The club holds practices at 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Kawaihae Harbor. A shuttle van picks up participants at 3 p.m. at Waimea Community Center, and returns them to the center at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Debbie at 937-4700 or Izzy at 987-2819.

Gold Coast Little League softball

Gold Coast Little League is accepting registration for girls ages 7 to 16 from Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kohala, Honokaa, Paauilo and Laupahoehoe. Sign-ups are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at Waimea Park. The season fee is $65 per player.

For more information, visit, call Geri at 960-0733 or email questions to

Waimea Cowboys football and cheer

Practices for the Waimea Cowboys football and cheer teams begin March 4 at Waimea School field.

Registration is open to children ages 5 to 15. The fee for participants who register before Friday is $80 and $85 thereafter.

The requirements to play are: a 2014 registration packet, current sports physical, original birth certificate, copy of medical insurance card (front and back), second quarter report card, and photo of the student-athlete. Practices are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information, call Russello Crabbe at 557-1901, Anne Daugherty at 960-0011, or Toni Connors at 990-7853.

Run For Hops 5K &10K

Bike Works presents the seventh annual Run For Hops 5K &10K at 7:30 a.m. March 8. The event is a fundraiser for a Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) safety program for fourth-graders.

The start and finish of the races will be at BMW of Hawaii on Loloku Street. Entry forms are available at and Bike Works locations in Kona and at Queens Marketplace in Waikoloa. Limited registration is available on race day from 6:15 to 7 a.m.

For more information, contact race director Joe Loschiavo at or 990-8686.

Kai Opua Canoe Club start dates

The Kai Opua Canoe Club has announced its 2014 start dates.

Girls (12-18): 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 10

Boys (12-18): 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 11

Novice “Y,” coed, and under-12: 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 25

Women: Novice A and B (new paddlers), 4:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 10

Open and age divisions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 31

Women’s team meeting: 5:30 p.m., March 28, at the Kai Opua Canoe Halau

Practices are at Kamakahonu Beach near King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. New paddlers must have copies of identifications, and paddlers younger than 18 need parent or guardian signatures.

For more information, call Bo Campos at 938-8577.

‘Leprechaun-Sham’ run/walk

Kealakehe High School’s Waverider Triathlon Club will present the “5K Leprechaun-A-Thon &Sham-Walk” at 7 a.m. March 15 at Magic Sands Beach Park.

Fees are $15 through March 8; $18 thereafter. Race bib pickups will be from 6 to 6:40 a.m. There will be a prize drawing and refreshments after the run.

Sign up at, Bike Works Kona or Big Island Running Company.

For more information, call Kristin Drost at 443-4484 or email

Big Island Running Company offers training

The Big Island Running Company is offering guided speed workouts concluding March 8 — the week of the Run For Hops 10K/5K.

The training cycle will coincide with group runs at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each runner will be supplied with a training program of four scheduled runs.

For more information, email John at or call Big Island Running Company at 327-9333.

Hawaii Cycling offers Lavaman training

The Hawaii Cycling Club will host free training time trials at 8 a.m. March 15 for participants training for Lavaman Waikoloa.

The Kua Bay time trial starts on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of Waikoloa Beach Road. The course is 12.2 miles with challenging hills.

For more information, visit

Hawaii Racing Association survey

The Hawaii Racing Association is updating its membership list for 2014 to find out what types of motorsports Big Island residents are interested in having at a proposed Kona Motorsport Park.

The HRA’s website shows potential uses for a 250-acre park and offers an online survey.

For more information, visit

Weekly golf tournament results

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club


Flight A

1. Gayle Osterloh; 2. Randi Wilson; 3. Joy Sokabe; 4. Vangie Isenhour; 5. Joan Shepherd; 6. Nancy Wantabe

Closest to the pin: Joy Sokabe (8); Nancy Wantabe (13); Nancy Wantabe (17)

Chip-ins: Sandy Mackey (11); Vangie Isenhour (15)

M&M Golf Club


1. Gayle Scoggin (30.5); 2. Hanni Kozler (32.5); 3. Marian Mark (33.5); 4. Butchie Hayward (34)

Chip-ins: Hanni Kozler (6)

Low putts: Hanni Kozler (33)

Note: Members played “Better Nine,” half-handicap.

Makalei Kolepa Hui


Flight A

1. Stan Dodd (71); 2. Harvey Honda (75)

Flight B

1. (tie) Dave Puckett, Larry Leedom (69)

Flight C

1. Ed Skelton (71); 2. Ken Alton (72)

Closest to the pin: Stan Dodd (12); Steve Schmetz (15)

Low gross: Stan Dodd (79)

Ace of the month: January — A. Guerin (66); February — Stan Dodd (63)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Flight A

1. Kay Bryant (41); 2. Mary Desisto (38); 3. Shelley Sanders (37); 4. (tie) Trish Kimball, Margaret Tigue (33)

Flight B

1. Mary Vandamme (39); 2. (tie) Nan Powell, Sandy Price (36); 3. Dee Dee Kosa (34)

Chip-in: Audrey Hamilton (2); Nan Powell (2); Yuriko Daniel (6); Kaylyn Lyells (7); Cindy Carlson (11)

Closest to the pin: Mary Desisto (3); Kaylyn Lyells (6); Shirley Clark (12); Kay Bryant (16)

Game of the day: Point Par