Big Island briefs
Keaukaha took third place in the silver bracket Sunday and finished with a 3-2 record at the AAU Jam on It West Coast National Championships in Las Vegas.
Before travelling to Las Vegas, Keaukaha went 5-1 in Seattle at the Midsummer Night Madness basketball tournament.
Coach Ben Pana said the primary goals of the girls basketball team’s mainland trip were to increase their level of competition and gain exposure to college coaches.
“We met both of those goals,” Pana said. “And the girls got to see what college life was all about.”
As expected, Hilo High junior Alexis Pana got her share of attention from scouts, but Ben Pana was pleased the Vikings’ Sharlei Graham-Bernisto, Shalyn Guthier and Chailey Cabalis gained notice as well.
“They mentioned Sharlei’s pressure defense, Chailey’s speed and Shalyn’s strength,” he said.
will be Aug. 16
The Volcano Rain Forest Runs will be held Aug. 16, with all three races starting and finishing at Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village.
Registration is ongoing for the half-marathon ($75), 10-kilometer run ($45) and 5K ($30). The prices will increase after July 31.
Late registration and packet pick-up will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Niaulani Campus in Volcano College, and there is no race-day registration for the half-marathon.
The half-marathon will start at 7 a.m., the 10K is at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8 a.m.
For more information, contact http://volcanorainforestruns.com.
“Step Up, USA” will hold a clinic for women’s basketball officials who would like to develop their officiating skills to the next level from Thursday-Saturday.
The clinic will be conducted by Andrea Osborne, coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Big West Conference, Foothill Conference, and the University of California San Marcos.
Officials will be offered an opportunity to receive classroom instruction on three-person mechanics, and on-court evaluations, along with opportunities to work with collegiate officials.
Registration for Big Island officials is free at stepupandcallit.com website.
Honokaa to hold
Cross country: Boys/girls, 3 p.m. Aug. 4, locker room
Girls volleyball: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Hilo Armory
Students planning to participate in any sports programs must have physical examinations and completed parental consent forms.
For more information, call the athletic office at 775-8800, ext. 237.
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