Big Island briefs
UHH Athletic Hall of Fame
The University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations.
Categories for prospective honorees are athlete, coach, administrator and community member.
Athlete nominees must have completed their eligibility at UH Hilo and completed their playing days at the end of the spring 2008 season. Exceptions may be made for inability to complete due to physical/medical reasons. Graduation from UH Hilo is not a requirement, but graduates will receive preference from the selection committee.
Coach, administrator or community nominees must have made significant contributions that enhanced the image of Vulcan Athletics. A coach or administrator must not have served the UH Hilo Athletic Department in a paid capacity within the past five years. There is no waiting period for community nominees.
The nomination deadline is May 31 for Fall induction.
Nominations forms are available on the web at hiloathletics.com under the traditions dropdown. Inquiries may be directed to Hall of Fame coordinator Joey Estrella at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 932-7168.
Pirates banquet set
The Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club, established in 1924, will be celebrating its 90th year with a commemorative program and banquet on Saturday, May 10 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.
The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and will be catered by Don’s Grill. Slated on the program will be the announcement of the 2014 “Yukiwo and Tony Taniguchi Waiakea Pirate of the Year Award,” sponsored by KTA Super Stores; the 2014 “Coach of the Year” award named in honor of the late Richard Nakamura; and Youth Program awards donated by Suisan Company.
Also on the program will be recognition of the Hilo Pony All-Stars, who finished fifth in last year’s World Series.
The evening’s program will also feature many door prizes, bingo games and fancy pupus and desserts.
For tickets and program information, call club president Len Shimabukuro at 937-3342 or advisor James Miyake at 959-6807.
Honokaa taking football applications
Honokaa High School is accepting applications for a varsity football head coach and assistants for the 2014-15 school year.
Applications are available at the main office during school hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact Honokaa athletic director Keith Tolentino at 775-8800, ext. 237.
Deadline for applications is April 25 and they should be turned into the main office or athletic director’s office, located in the gym.
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