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June 17, 2014 - 12:05am

Special Olympics coaches needed

Special Olympics West Hawaii is looking for soccer coaches. Practices and games are underway at Old Kona Airport Park fields from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The season runs through Aug. 10.

Basketball coaches are also wanted for the Winter Games. The season runs from September and through November.

For more information, call Lona Warner at 989-2080.

Workshop on college recruiting

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.

Soccer tryouts

Kona Crush Soccer Academy will be holding open tryouts July 19 at Pualani Field. Tryouts will consist of two hourlong sessions with the head coach of the age group. Group times are: Under-8 coed, U10 coed, U11 boys, U12 girls — 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.; U13 boys, U14 boys, U14 girls —10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; and U16 boys, U18 girls 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

No registration is necessary, but a ball is required. Additional information can be obtained by emailing

On the ‘Emily T Gail’ show

Winona Chen of Bike Works, who earned a spot in the Ironman World Championships at the recent Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, is encouraging new and seasoned triathletes to join Bike Works Team Kona for the Olympic distance Hilo Triathlon on July 13 at James Kealoha Beach Park. She will be hosting a free prerace training event on July 6.

Gail has information on joining the Bike Works MS Team Ride on Aug. 2 and 3 on the Kohala Coast, benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hawaii. More information is available at Bike Works Beach and Sport Queens Marketplace or online at

Shows are available at under “lineup,” on iTunes as a free podcast or at

For information, contact Gail at 896-6780 or

Just Scrap in Hilo

Just Scrap will hold a mixed martial arts card at 7 p.m. Saturday at Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo. Tickets are $20 general and $30 at cageside. Tickets are available at

In the main event, it’s Chad “Brahma Bull” Thomas vs. former UFC champion Ricco “Suave” Rodriguez for the Just Scrap World Title belt. In other key bouts, it’s Shane “Suga” Nelson vs. knockout artist Kaleo Kwan; and Keenin Cohen vs. Charlie Alaniz.

For the 170-pound title, it’s Kaeo Meyers vs. Scotty Hao; for the 135 title, it’s Petey Vital vs. Rob Midel; for the 125 title, it’s Russell “Da Muscle” Mizuguchi vs. Federico Vento.

Vulcans offer baseball camps

The 2014 Vulcans Baseball Academy will begin June 23 and end July 23 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo baseball field.

The 10-day academy is divided into four one-hour, age-group sessions. Time slots are 9:30–10:30 a.m. for ages 16-18, 10:45–11:45 a.m. for 11-12, 12:15–1:15 p.m. for 9-10, and 1:30–2:45 p.m. for 13-15. Each age-group is limited to 12 participants.

Dates of the Academy are: June 23, June 25, July 1, July 3, July 7, July 9, July 14, July 16, July 21, July 23.

The fee is $100 and registration deadline is Friday. Registration forms are available online at or by contacting Assistant Academy Director Shaye Miura at 345-7032 or

Yagi hoops camp in Hilo

The Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp July 21 to 24 in Hilo.

The camp, open to boys and girls ages 9 to 17, will be held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the Panaewa Covered Play Courts.

Teenage campers will receive personalized instruction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Full-court games are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ages 9 to 12 will receive similar instruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Four-on-four games are at 1 and 3 p.m.

Early registration is $60 per child. The cost will rise to $70 after July 14. Participants will receive camp shirts and group photo.

Registration forms are available during business hours at the Department’s Recreation Division Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St., Hilo, and online at Checks should be made payable to the Director of Finance and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Volunteer coaches are welcomed and should contact Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Specialist, at 938-2012 or

Soccer camp at UH-Hilo

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a soccer camp July 21 to 24. Sessions for ages 7 to 10 are from 9 a.m. to noon, for 11 to 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The camp fee is $60. Registration deadline is July 18.

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 Saturday.

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

Brantley Center golf benefit

The Brantley Center will host its 36th annual golf tournament fundraiser Sunday 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 ID Soccer Camp will be held June 23 to 26 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

The camp is divided into two sessions: ages 7 to 14, 8 a.m. to noon; ages 15 to 18, 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


Big Island Country Club

June 4

1. Al Droscoski, Lyle Cabacungan (65.4); 2. Barb Millslagle, Fred Richburg (66.8); 3. Steve Rickard, Rod Kebo (67.3)

Closest to the hole: Rod Kebo (5); Barb Millslagle (8, 13, 17)

Format: Two-person scramble


1. Grant Wilson, Ed Staniec, Rod Kebo, Louis Wong (-18)

Blind draw: Grant Wilson

Closest to the hole: Al Droscoski (5); Steve Rickard (8, 13); Rod Kebo (17)

Format: 1-2-3, one low net on hole 1, two low nets on hole 2, three low nets on hole 3, repeat process


1. Rod Kebo, Frank Jung, Reed Bender, Jim McCully (-23)

Blind draw: Jim McCully

Low net: Jim McCully (68)

Closest to the hole: Rod Kebo (5, 8); Jim McCully (13)

Format: Two low nets

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday at Big Island Country Club

Low net winners: 1. JC Carlton, Marlin Ahl, Tom Lullo (67); 4. Curtis Boyd (68)

Closest to the pin: Walter Welton (5); JC Carlton (8); Joe Goldscharek (13); Marlin Ahl (17)

Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club

Thursday at Makalei Country Club

Format: Skins

Pualani Willing: Hole 4 with net 4, hole 10 with net 2

Judy Pettersen: Hole 15 with net 2, hole 16 with net 2

Sara Ito: Hole 2 with net 2, hole 8 with net 3

Closest to the pin: Sara Ito (2); Randi Wilson (12)

Note: Willing scored an eagle 3 on par-5 hole 10

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday at Makalei Golf Club

Flight A: 1. Butchie Hayward (34.5); 2. Pualani Willing (35.5); 3. Janis Walker (36)

Flight B: 1. Mitsuyo Oshima (29); 2. Shoko Ioh (35.5); 3. Judy Burger (38)

Low putts: Pualani Willing, Randi Wilson (31)

Format: Better nine, half-handicap

Makalei Kolepa Hui


Flight A: Roger Higgins (67); Harvey Honda (71)

Flight B: Artie Guerin (70); Paul Kelley, Steve Hayward (71)

Closest to the pin: Roger Higgins (2); Norm Pacheco (5); Steve Schmelz (12); Harvey Honda (15)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa


Low gross: 1. Yuriko Daniel (92); 2. Shelley Sanders (99)

Low net: 1. Mary Vandamme, Carole Abarcar (71)

Low putts: 1. Carole Abarcar (33); 2. Mary Desisto (34); 3. Dee Dee Kosa (37)

Closest to the pin: Dee Dee Kosa (3); Judy Frazier (6); Maureen Brown (12); Mary Desisto (16)

Chip-in: Margaret Dewers (7)

Format: Low gross/net/putts, full handicap