Big Island briefs, Aug. 17

Razorbacks baseball


Razorbacks baseball

The Pahoa Razorbacks baseball team is looking for one to two more players ages 10-11 years old. Experience is preferrred. For more information, call 315-0863.

Hilo High girls soccer

The Hilo High girls soccer team will have a tryout registration meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21 at the school’s Room C127 (near the library). A parent and a student are asked to attend. If a student is unable to attend due to participating in a fall sport, her parent should attend. The meeting will discuss the mandatory tryouts, conditioning, preseason tournaments and the upcoming JV and varsity season.

Each student-athlete is required to have a sports physical completed before the tryouts. Soccer shoes, shin guards, and running shoes are required for practices.

Soccer players should email to reserve a tryout packet. For more information, call Curtis Chong at 756-1621.

HGEA tennis fun day

HGEA Tennis Fun Day will be held on Aug. 20 at the Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium from 1 to 4 p.m. HGEA members (free) and their guests ($2 fee) are invited to participate in social tennis doubles. Tennis balls will be provided. For information contact Dean at

Watanabe hits ace

Walter Watanabe, age 65, scored a hole-in-one with a 3 iron on the par 3, 194 yard 10th hole Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.

Witnessing the ace were Sheldon Furutani, Shin Suzuki and Mike Nagao.

This was Watanabe’s third hole-in-one and his first at the Hilo course.

Kamehameha soccer job

Kamehameha is seeking a boys soccer coach. Deadline to apply is Aug. 28.

For more information, visit

Wahine play UH-Hilo

The UH Rainbow Wahine basketball team will play UH-Hilo in an exhibition game Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Wahine open their season in the Pacific Northwest, where they play Portland on Friday, Nov. 10 and Seattle University on Sunday, Nov. 12.


UH (12-18) returns all five starters, including first-team, All-Big West pick Sarah Toeaina.

Last season, the Rainbow Wahine beat the Vulcans 84-63.