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May 30, 2014 - 12:05am

Keaau seeking softball coach

Keaau High School is accepting applications for the junior varsity and varsity softball head coach position.

Applications can be picked up at the school’s main office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Applications must be submitted by June 13 and date-stamped to be eligible.

Applicants must complete interviews and agree to background checks.

For more information, call the athletic office at 982-4220, ext. 2229.

Konawaena football game and food drive

The Wildcats will partner with Hawaii Food Basket today 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.

Senior kicker John Replogle will be honored at a halftime ceremony for accomplishments that earned him a spot on the 2013 All-BIIF First Team.

Registration ends today for Waimea sports festival

The second annual Waimea Sports Expo will be held July 26 at Waimea Park.

Vendors, sports affiliates and health fitness groups interested in participating should contact Waimea Recreation Director Melissa Samura at 887-3014 or

Deadline for registration is today.

Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim

The Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim, part of the Bike Works Triple Crown Series, will take place June 14 at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To register, visit Early registration guarantees a race shirt.

Water patrol volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, contact Ed Doherty at

Free tennis lessons at Holua

Holua Resort will hold free tennis clinics Saturday through the “Tennis Across America” program of the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Tennis professional Don Guluzzy will conduct the three one-hour sessions, scheduled between 8 and 11 a.m. Racquets and balls will be provided.

Registration must be made in advance; call the Holua pro shop at 322-6090.

Basketball camp in Honokaa

The Big Island All-Stars Honokaa Basketball Camp will be held today to Sunday at Honokaa Parks and Recreation Gym.

The camp is for children who just completed kindergarten through eighth grade.

Registration begins today at 7:30 a.m. for kindergarten through third grade, or 8 and younger; noon for fourth- through eighth-graders, or keiki 9 and older.

The session for the younger group runs 8:30 a.m. to noon, while the older group goes 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The application period has ended. For more information, contact Daphne Honma at 937-3223 or

Free bowling for keiki

KBXtreme in Kailua-Kona is partnering with Kids Bowl Free, a national summer bowling program for children younger than 15, to allow two free games on weekdays.

More than 8.2 million children have participated in the program, in which bowling centers, schools and youth organizations provide a summer activity for families.

This year, KBXtreme is nominating Big Island elementary and intermediate schools for the Bowling for Schools $50,000 grant program. The program runs Sunday to Aug. 31.

Register at

Kealakehe seeking bowling coach

Kealakehe is seeking a bowling coach for the fall season.

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

Golf benefit for HPA athletics

The 18th annual Headmaster’s Cup for HPA Booster Club and Athletics is scheduled for noon Saturday at Hualalai Resort.

The tournament is a two-player format.

For more information, contact Julie Kojima at 881-4056 or

Makalei summer tournament

The second of four events of a summer tournament at Makalei Golf Club is scheduled for June 21.

The other dates are July 19 and Aug. 16.

Prizes are given at each event, and points accumulate toward qualification for the Makalei Cup Challenge.

For more information, call 325-6625.

AYSO soccer camps

AYSO Region 527 and Team Soccer Direct are offering camps June 24 to 26 at Old Kona Airport Park.The Day Camp, for U-6 to U-14, is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $130.

The High School Camp, for U-14 to U-18, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $85.

There is a $10 discount for registration online at Each player receives a T-shirt and certificate.

Participants must bring balls.

For more information, contact Kim Evans at 960-2097 or

High school rodeo at Paniolo Park

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

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

Big Island soccer camp at HPA

The Big Island I.D. Soccer Camp will be held June 23 to 26 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

The camp is divided into two sessions: Youth Camp, Under 7-U14, runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

College I.D. Camp, U15-U18, runs from 3 to 6 p.m.

Cost is $165 per camper.

To register, email the player’s name and date of birth to or call 285-4815.

20th annual King’s Swim

Kona Aquatics will host the 20th annual King’s Swim on July 5 at Kailua Bay.

The 1.2-mile course begins at Kailua Bay and ends at Kamakahonu Bay. No wetsuits or fins are permitted.

Applications are available at Bikeworks in Kona. A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 must accompany the application. The registration deadline is June 30. Late registration will be held at Kailua Pier from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day for $20.

Division awards will be presented to the top three finishers and prizes will be drawn throughout the postrace ceremonies.

Volunteers with kayaks, surfboards or standup paddleboards who volunteer for safety patrol are welcome; report to the pier before 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call Steve Borowski at 334-0083.

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

Summer hoops camp at Konawaena

Huntington Prep’s Rob Fulford will be the guest coach at the 2014 Hawaii Island Hoops College-Prep Basketball Camp.

The camp is scheduled June 16 to 20 at Konawaena High School.

Fulford has a 138-17 record in five years at Huntington Prep and sent 30 players to the Division 1 level. In that five-year span, he coached 15 McDonald All-American nominees and current NBA player Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The HIH camp features coaches from the NCAA, NAIA and junior college levels.

The camp fee is $350. For more information or to register, contact camp director Andy Smith at

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.

Brantley Center golf benefit

The Brantley Center will host its 36th annual golf tournament fundraiser June 22 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.

The format is two-person best ball.

Entry forms can be obtained from various Big Island golf courses, by calling the Brantley Center at 775-7245, or online at

Following the tournament, there will be a luncheon, auction, and prizes at Banjy’s Paradise Bar and Grill in Waikoloa.

Proceeds benefit adults with disabilities who participate in rehab programs offered at the center. The center welcomes donations from individuals and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible.