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Wahine golf tournament

Big Island Country Club will host the Pu‘u Anahulu Wahine Golf Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event is sponsored by the Puu Anahulu Community Association and raises funds to support Association community projects.

The all-ladies event is a two-person team, modified women’s scramble using the latest November handicap. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person, which includes greens fee, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the Pu‘u Anahulu Community Center immediately following the tournament.

Registration forms are available at the Big Island Country Club, located on State Highway 190 at the 20-mile marker or on the Big Island Country Club website at www.bigislandcountryclub.com. Entry deadlines is Saturday, Dec. 1. Registrations received by Nov. 23 will be entered in a special prize drawing.

For tournament or fundraising information call 325-5428. The public/semi-private Big Island Country Club was designed by legendary golf architect Perry Dye and opened in 1997. At an elevation of 2,200 feet, the BICC is also among just a handful of up-country golf courses in the state and is consistently-rated as one of the top independent courses in Hawaii.

The course is open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and welcomes business, non-profit and affinity groups for tournaments. To reserve a tee time call 325-5044 or visit www.bigislandcountryclub.com.

HISOA refs meeting slated

A basketball rules interpretation and mechanics meeting for East Hawaii officials and coaches will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Hoolulu Recreation Complex Conference room.

Designed for the 2012-13 Big Island Interscholastic Federation’s season, Hawaii Island Sports Officials Association Basketball Coordinator/Rules Interpreter Mason Souza will discuss the NFHS points of emphasis, rules and professionalism.

A session for West Hawaii officials and coaches will be scheduled for a date in Kailua-Kona.

Contact Souza at (808) 443-8881 for more information.

Seasiders JV hoops tourney

Laupahoehoe will be hosting the 37th Annual Laupahoehoe Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament on Dec 5-7 at the Seasiders Gym.

The tournament will include an eight-team field with games at 4, 5:20, 6:40 or 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each team will play three games. There is an entrance fee of $100 per team.

For more information or to enter a team, email dougconnors@yahoo.com or call the Laupahoehoe Train Museum at 962-6300.

Weeks sinks ace at Hilo Muni

Holly Weeks aced the par 3, 147-yard 8th hole on Oct. 29 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course. He used a 4 hybrid to record his second hole-in-one within two months.

Witnessing the ace were Glen Sonoda, Bob Newell and Yoshi Terada.

Big Dog Run/Walk is Nov. 22

The Big Island Road Runners’ inugural Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The start and finish will be at the parking area of Moku Ola or Coconut Island, off Banyan Drive in Hilo.

The event is free and registration will be at the event just prior to the start. There is no cost for the event, however, participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the Salvation Amry to help needy families during the upcoming holiday season.

“On a day set aside to give thanks, the Big Island Road Runners want to bring the community out for a healthy way to start the day while acknowledging the tremendous amount of extremely important service Wayne Joseph has given to the Big Island Community,” said BIRR president Steve Pavao.

Joseph is a former Marine, a Vietnam veteran, a longtime teacher, cross country coach, executive director of the Big Island International Marathon, former Race Director of the Volcano Marathon, former president of the Big Island Road Runners, a leader in the HSTA retirees organization, former member of the County of Hawaii’s Ethics Commission, and a longtime sports writer and columnist for the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

All walkers and runners are wlecome. Memebership is not required for this event. There will be no time limit. There will be post-run refreshments. For additional information, call Pavao at 430-0267.

 

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