Ryan selected for High
Hilo’s Melody Ryan has been selected for the 2013 USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor Future Select National Development Program and is traveling to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, for training camp this month. Only 64 girls, ages 12-13, from across the country are selected for this program.
Melody played for head coach Kahea Silva along with coaches kalani Makekau-Whittaker and Poli Kela during the 2012-13 volleyball season for Panaewa’s Moku Lehua team.
All USA Volleyball High Performance programs are designed to place young athletes in traaining environments with top players of the same age to be trained by highly trained and experienced USA coach.
Programs feature High Performance training modeled after the techniques, systems and daily practice sessions of the U.S. Women’s National Team, located in Anaheim, Calif. and coached by Karch Kiraly.
Former Hilo High and UCLA standout as well as ex-University of Cincinnati head coach Reed Sunahara is a current assistant for Kiraly with the national team.
Big Islander set state
records at Oahu meet
Darren Elisaga was named Outstanding Lifter Bench Press Junior/Submaster at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters tournament, setting a state record with 673.40 pounds in the Class I and Submaster divisions July 7 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Following are results from other Big Island competitors:
• Ian Bernard, 198-pound weight class, Class 1 men division, best lift: 490.5 pounds.
• Darren Kaleleiki, 275, law/fire master men 40-47 and open men, best lift: state record 501.5.
• Troy Gibson Sr., 259, law/fire submaster men, best lift: state record 407.8 and 650.3.
• Mark Masuda, 132, master men 47-53, best lift: state record 292.
• Kelly Wakayama, 198, master women 40-46 , best lift: state record 99; open women, best lift: 99.
• Tunya Sytsma, master women 47-53, best lift: state record 143.25 and 225.75.
• Sharon Manarpaac, 181, teenage women 18-19, best lift: state record 220.25; state collegiate record 253.5.
• Keoni Reich, law/fire open men, best lift: state record 723.1.
• Roland Palama, 308, master men 47-53, best lift: 540.
• Dana Shim/Palama, 114, master women 47-53, best lift: state record 231.25.
• Susan Johnson, 181, master women 47-53, best lift: state record 286.5; open women, best lift: 286.5.
Pahoa High fall
Pahoa’s fall sports start and tryout dates are:
• Bowling at 3 p.m. July 28 at Hilo Lanes.
• Cross country at 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at school field.
• Girls volleyball voluntary conditioning from 4 to 6 p.m. July 15-18 and 22-25, girls junior varsity tryouts at 4 p.m. July 29 at school gym, girls varsity tryouts at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at school gym.
All interested athletes are required to have a current physical and parent consent form/emergency card on file at the school prior to any particiapation. For more information, call 965-2248.
Viking football parents meeting Wednesday
The Hilo High Football Program is having a Parent Informational Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school’s library.
All parents of interested student-athletes should attend. The meeting will cover vital information such as season schedules, calendar of events, eligibility requirements, etc.
If you have any questions, contact Coach David Baldwin at 769-0107.
Mana Road 10’s Race
slated on Aug. 4
The Big Island Road Runners will be holding its annual Mana Road 10’s Race on Mana Road in Waimea, Sunday, Aug. 4. There will be a 10K (6.2 mile) and a 10 mile race. Both runs start at 7:30 a.m.
There will be no pre-registration. All registration will be on-site just prior to the run. Run volunteers will begin registration at 6:45 am at the site. The cost of the runs are both at $10 for both distances for non Big Island Road Runners members and $5 for members.
The runs are both out and back along the scenic Mana Road and much of the course is a dirt road run through beautiful cattle pastures. There will be prices for the overall winners both male and female in both races. There will also be post-run refreshments.
Mana Road can be wet and windy even in August runners are advised to dress appropriately and to bring a warm change of clothing for after the race. There will not be an aid station on the course but there will be water and gatorade at the start/finish.
Any further questions call BIRR President Steve Pavao at 430-0267.