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Alumni high school

football games slated

Alumni Football USA will hold the following four games involving Big Island high schools.

• Hilo vs. Waiakea, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Wong Stadium

• Konawaena at Kealakehe, 7 p.m. Jan. 5. It was incorrectly reported earlier that the game would be at Konawaena.

• Honokaa vs. Kohala, TBA

• Keaau vs. Hawaii Prep, TBA

There are 40 spots available per team at a cost of $100. Alumni Football USA organizes and coordinates the games, and rental of professional helmet, pads and equipment, game-day EMTs, officials, announcers, field-liability insurance, DVD and commemorative T-shirts are covered by the entry fee. Some of the money raised will go back to the high schools.

To sign up or for more information, visit or call 843-8448.

Brantley Center

benefit runs Saturday

The Brantley Center will host its inaugural 5-kilometer, half-marathon and 30K Waipio Challenge at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Honokaa.

The runs are a benefit for the Brantley Center, which has provided “services to the disabled community of North Hilo, Hamakua and Kohala for over 40 years,” according to a release.

For information, call Steve Pavao at 430-0267.

Hilo High steakfry,

apparel fundraiser

The Hilo Athletic Committee in partnership with the Hilo High athletic department will hold its fall “Steakfry and Viking Apparel Fundraiser” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the school in support of the school’s athletic department.

Kiawe-grilled steaks will be on sale for $8 per plate, along with Viking apparel, ranging from shirts and shorts to caps and old uniforms.

For more information, please call 935-4652.

Boys and Girls Club

baseball registration

The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island is opening baseball registration for boys and girls for the following age divisions: T-ball (ages 5-6), coach-pitch (7-8), Mustang (9-10) and Bronco (11-12). Space is limited.

For more information, contact the club at 961-5536.

Pahoa seeks tennis,

paddling coaches

Pahoa High School is accepting applications for a girls paddling head coach and a boy/girls tennis head coach.

Applications are available at the school’s main office, and the deadline to apply is Oct. 24.

For more info, call 965-2248.

Hilo Muni golf feats

Sus Shigemasa, age 82, shot a gross 79 while playing with the Duffer’s Golf Club on Oct. 13 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course.

Kenji Kawai, Kyle Fujimoto and Masa Uchida witnessed Shigemasa’s outstanding round.


• Keely Kitamura, age 15, aced the par 3, 139-yard 2nd hole on Oct. 12 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course. She used a 1 wood.

Witnessing Kitamura’s first hole-in-one were Tracy Kitamura and Annie Kitamura.

Halloween hoops on tap

The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will host the Halloween Havoc 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Oct. 26-28 at Kawananakoa Gym in Keaukaha.

Team entries are being accepted in the following age-group divisions: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; high school boys; girls 10 and under; girls 12 and under; girls 14 and under; and high school girls. The age cutoff date is Dec. 31.

HI-PAL plans to have the teams with players ages 13 and older play their games on Friday night, Oct. 26. The teams with players ages 5-12 will play on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 19. Each team will be required to complete a registration packet, which must be submitted by that deadline.

In addition to the tournament, police will provide information on how to make Halloween activities safer as well as a child car seat safety checkpoint on Saturday, Oct. 27.

To register and for more information, call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaii at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaii at 326-4646, ext. 258.


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