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Waiakea High girls volleyball info

Waiakea High School girls volleyball will hold open gym on the following dates: July 1-11 and July 22-26.

This is voluntary strengthening and conditioning program that will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3-5:30 p.m. There will be a weightlifting component held Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30-5 p.m.

This program is designed for registered Waiakea High students who are planning to try out for the varsity and junior varsity teams.

All students must have a current physical and should bring a copy or verification when you come. This program is to help perspective athletes prepare and condition for the physical testing portion of tryouts.

Although this is voluntary program, the Waiakea volleyball coaches highly encourage participation. Please wear volleyball attire and bring a large water bottle.

There will be mandatory tryouts held for Waiakea High girls volleyball varsity and junior varsity teams. The tryouts will be held at the Waiakea Gym during the week of July 29-Aug. 2, from 3:30-6 p.m. Check in will be at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, July 29.

All returning student athletes, incoming freshmen and new high school students who are registered at Waiakea are welcome.

All students must be currently registered at Waiakea and have a current physical. For more information on tryouts, call Warriors head coach Ashley Hanohano or coach Rachelle Hanohano at 896-5051 or email

Filipino basketball

tourney scheduled

Ten teams will play in the All-Filipino Pure and Mixed Breed Basketball Tournament, scheduled the Fourth of July weekend at Wainaku Gym.

The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the championship game to start at 5 p.m.

Awards will be presented afterwards. There will be cash and trophies awarded to the most 3-point shot conttest winner and halfcocurt shot contest. The public is invited.

For more information, call tournament coordinator Samuel “Sonny” Castillo at 989-5965.

Pahoa girls

basketball coach

The Pahoa High School athletic department is looking for a girls varsity head basketball coach. Duties include teaching/coaching of basketball techniques, and character development.

According to athletic director Rom Tomosada, preferable qualifications are previous coaching experience, National Federation of State High School fundamentals of coaching certification and effective communication.

Applications are available at the school’s main office or athletic office. The deadline to apply is July 15.

For more information, call the athletic office at 965-2248.

Agena clinic set at Honokaa Gym

Coach Dennis Agena of Kalakaua Basketball and his staff will conduct a three-day youth basketball clinic Aug. 23-25 at the Honokaa County Gym.

Children ages 6-18 may participate. Sponsored by the Hamakua Athletic Association, the clinic will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Times may vary due to the number of participants.

Players need to bring a basketball, basketball shoes, water, and proper playing attire. The registration fee is $60. Registration and waiver forms are available at Parks & Recreation offices, Ted’s Garage in Honokaa, and Sports Line in Hilo.

For more information, call Kevin Yamasaki at 960-3545 or Desha Pahio at 960-5032.

Yagi Summer

Basketball Camp

The inaugural Coach Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp is scheduled July 31-Aug. 3 in Hilo. The skill-development camp is for boys and girls ages 9-17 and will be held concurrently at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the new Panaewa Covered Basketball Courts.

University of Hawaii women’s head basketball coach Laura Beeman and her assistants as well as UH-Hilo women’s head basketball coach David Kaneshiro will take part in the event.

P&R Director and Coach Yagi camp director Clayton Honma said UH-Hilo women’s head basketball coach David Kaneshiro also plans to instruct at the camp, and possibly another coach from a Hawaii D-II college may help out.

The camp is being sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Hawaii Police Department’s HI-PAL Program and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars.

The camp is named in honor of former UH-Hilo basketball coach Jimmy Yagi, who coached the Vulcans for 18 years and helped guide the Vulcans-Hawaii Basketball School for 37 years. It will also feature lead clinician Bill O’Rear, a former Vulcans star and UHH Hall of Fame inductee who helped coach at the Vulcans school for more than 30 years.

The camp will start at 9 a.m. each day and include instruction and skill-development drills. Games will be played in the late afternoon and possibly evenings.

Players registering by the Monday, July 15 will be charged $60 each. Late enrollment is $70 per child. All enrollees will receive a camp shirt and group photo.

Registration info

Registration forms are available at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lu‘au Hale at 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo. Checks should be made payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”


soccer signup

Puna AYSO soccer is accepting registration for 2013 fall season, which runs from mid-August until November.

The last walk-up registration will be this Saturday, July 6 at Shipman Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AYSO accepts new and returning girls and boys between the ages of 4 and 18. Participants must be 4 as of 8/01/13. Practice days and game schedule to be determined once registration is complete.

Players can register on-line at -Region 738. Print three copies of the registration form and mail with payment to : AYSO PUNA, P.O. Box 955, Keaau, HI, 96749.

Registration fee for Fall 2013 is $65. Late registration after July 27 will be $75.

AYSO is an all-volunteer organization which promotes good sportsmanship and positive coaching.

Enrollment is open to all, and everyone plays on equally balanced teams. We train all coaches and referees, a Puna AYSO spokesperson said.

For further information, call 965-6648.


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