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June 13, 2014 - 12:05am

Deadline for Keaau softball applications

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 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Applications must be submitted by Friday 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.

Father’s Day fun run in Waimea

The Waimea Preservation Association is sponsoring a benefit 4.5k fun run/walk Sunday starting at 8 a.m. at the Waimea Tax Office, at the corner of the main intersection across from Bank of Hawaii.

Registration for the stroller-friendly run/walk is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Fees are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 to 18; free for children younger than 12.

After the race, there will be refreshments, including complimentary bottled water, and prizes at Spencer House. Participants will receive bandanas and souvenir family photos taken on the front lawn.

For more information, call Pete Hendricks at 885-4453 or Patti Cook at 937-2833, or visit

Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim

The Hapuna Beach Roughwater Swim, part of the Bike Works Triple Crown Series, will take place Saturday 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

Hawaii Cycling Club time trial

The Hawaii Cycling Club’s Hilo series of free Training Time Trials continues Saturday at 8 a.m. with an 11.1-mile ride in Pahoa starting at Pohoiki Road and Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

Registration is 7 to 7:30 a.m. at Ahia Road and Pahoa-Kalapana Road, where the trial finishes. There will be a warm-up ride to the start and an informal group ride after the trial.

For more information visit

Soccer camps at UH-Hilo

The University of Hawaii at Hilo soccer program is hosting three camps over the next two months.

• The Vulcans Keiki Soccer Summer Camp will be June 16 and 17 on the soccer field. Registration for the free clinic for players 4 to 6 years old is Friday.

• Vulcans Soccer Summer Camps are on tap for June 16 to 19 and July 21 to 24. Ages 7 to 10 are on the field 9 a.m. to noon; ages 11 to 14 on the field 1 to 4 p.m.

The camp fee is $60. Deadline registrations are Friday for the June camp and July 18 for the July camp.

For more information, contact Camp Coordinator Gene Okamura in the UH-Hilo soccer office at 932-7166 or

Information and registration forms are also available at

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.

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

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 Friday to Sunday.

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

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.

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 to 14, runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

College I.D. Camp, U15-18, 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 $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