Big Isle briefs, Jan. 9

Thompson PacWest freshman of the week

This is starting to become a habit.


UH-Hilo’s Jalen Thompson was named the Pacific West Conference freshman of the week for the second consecutive awards cycle after helping the Vulcans equal their program best for road wins in an entire season since 2009 in just five days.

The 6-foot-3 guard from West Linn, Ore., scored 25 points as the Vulcans went 3-0 on a swing through Northern California. Thompson’s most productive game came Dec. 31 in a 75-54 victory at Dominican in which he finished with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

He also garnered the PacWest’s weekly freshman accolade on Dec. 20, before the NCAA’s mandated Division II break.

Vikings Tennis Booster Club

The Vikings Tennis Booster Club will hold its annual fundraiser Feb. 1 at Edith Kanakad’ole Multipurpose Stadium.

There will be two clinic/aerobic sessions, the first from 6:30- 8 p.m. is designated for juniors (orange ball, green ball, and yellow ball) as well as for adults 3.5 and below (entry and intermediate levels). The 8:30-10 p.m. session is designated for juniors (advanced level) and for adults 3.5 and above (intermediate and advanced levels).

Cost for each of these sessions is $20.

The deadline to register is Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Carl at 987-4518 (phone or text).

Vikings golf tournament

The Friends of Viking Golf will host its 34th annual golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Entry fee is $270 per team, which includes team prizes, four mulligans, four par 3’s, green fees, cart, lunch, tee prizes, and Hole-in-One prizes. Early Bird special of $250 per team for payment received by Jan. 16, 2019 will enter you in a drawing for free entry next year. Senior men 65 and older allowed golf tees.

Entry blanks available at the Muni Pro shop. For information, contact Randy Pak at 934-0049 or Lisa Kaneshiro at 430-1690.

HPA tennis coach wanted

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is looking for a head varsity tennis coach for the upcoming BIIF spring season, starting in early February.

For more information, contact athletic director Stephen Perry at

Top shots

Neil Arakaki, Mark Hironaga and Earl Higa topped the singles division during the Big Island Trap Club’s December shoot.

Top guns in the 50-target event were:

Singles: Arakaki, Hironaga, Higa (49)

Handicap: Greg Hirata, 47

Doubles: Branden Okubo, Rob Ploski, Mark Hironaga, 44


Sub-gauge: Eddie Arakaki, 42.

For for information on the club, contact Dana Okazaki at

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