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Jan. 22 Big Island briefs

UH football to hold

signing day reception

A national letter of intent signing day reception with University of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow and his coaching staff will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

The reservation deadline has been extended to Thursday for an event was originally scheduled to be held at the Hilo Yacht Club.

The event is sponsored by Big Island Candies and the Na Koa Football Club and will allow Warriors football fans and the public to share an in-depth discussion with the UH coaches on their 2013 recruit class.

Cost is $50 per ticket and includes drinks and pupu.

For more information, call Kristy at 961-2199 or 956-4513.

UHH men’s soccer

camp registration

Registration is under way for a University of Hawaii at Hilo’s men’s soccer camp.

The March 23-24 camp is open to boys 15 years and older with two sessions on Saturday (9 a.m.-noon, 3-6 p.m.) and a Sunday session from 9 a.m.-noon.

According to a release, coach Ziggy Korytoski and his players and staff will focus on competitive training exercises, and their will be small-sided games, and an 11-on-11 exhibition. Goalkeeper slots are very limited and will fill up quickly.

The cost is $150.

For more information, visit

Waiakea volleyball

tryouts on tap

Tryouts for the Waiakea High School boys varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Warriors gym. Completed physical and parent authorization forms must be turned in prior to participating in tryouts.

For more information, contact Ecko Osorio at 959-5032.

Waikoloa Canoe Club seeking head coach

Waikoloa Canoe Club is seeking candidates for its head coach position. Candidates need to have at least 10 years paddling experience, be energetic and able to work with all ages and experience levels of paddlers, and must be up for the responsibility and challenges the head coach position requires.

Interested persons should contact Jim Albone at 987-5985.

Horseshoe results

Gabe Saberan won the a Hilo Ohana Horseshoe Pitchers Club tournament Saturday at Onekahakaha Beach Park.

Enrique Madera was second with Tim Greene third.

For more information on the club, call David Calles at 937-7860.


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