HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic Skills Challenge Winners Announced

Hawai‘i’s premier youth basketball players displayed their talents during the Kevin Kai‘ea Pavel Skills Challenge held Friday night in Hilo as part of the 33rd Annual HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic.

Kevin Kai‘ea Pavel Skills Challenge Winners: Front row L-R: Tanniya Uchida, Jay Young, Kai Nafarrete and Colby Casinas. Back row L-R: Jamila Collins-Ebanez, Mandi Kawaha, Jaelina Wells, Koby Tabuyo-Kahele and Elijah Dobson. Not pictured: Liko Soares. Photo credit: Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation

Kevin Kai‘ea Pavel Skills Challenge Winners: Front row L-R: Tanniya Uchida, Jay Young, Kai Nafarrete and Colby Casinas. Back row L-R: Jamila Collins-Ebanez, Mandi Kawaha, Jaelina Wells, Koby Tabuyo-Kahele and Elijah Dobson. Not pictured: Liko Soares. Photo credit: Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation

Named in honor of the former Hilo basketball player who lost a battle with cancer on Christmas morning 2007, the Skills Challenge offered players the chance to compete in either the Hot-Shot or 3-Point Shooting events held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Tournament sponsors the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Hawai‘i Isle Police Activities League, or HI-PAL, and the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation wish to congratulate the following Skills Challenge age-group winners:

3-Point Shooting Competition:

  • 9/10-year-old boys: Koby Tabuyo-Kahele; Team Ballistic
  • 9/10-year-old girls: no contestants
  • 11/12-year-old boys: Kai Nafarrete; Team Honolulu Sharks Green
  • 11/12-year-old girls: Tanniya Uchida; Team Stingrays
  • 13/14-year-old boys: Jay Young; Team Honolulu Sharks Green
  • 13/14-year-old girls: Mandi Kawaha; Team Wahine Ryders

Hot-Shot Competition:

  • 9/10-year-old boys: Colby Casinas: Team Honolulu Sharks Gold
  • 9/10-year-old girls: no contestants
  • 11/12-year-old boys: Liko Soares; Team Honolulu Sharks Green
  • 11/12-year-old girls: Jamila Collins-Ebanez; Team Wahine Ryders
  • 13/14-year-old boys: Elijah Dobson; Honolulu Sharks Green
  • 13/14-year-old girls: Jaelina Wells; Team Wahine Ryders

The four-day Winter Basketball Classic attracted 49 teams from Oahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island.

For additional information, please call Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, ext. 258, or Darrell Yamamoto of the Department of Parks and Recreation at 961-8735.

 

Sign-Ups Being Accepted for January HI-PAL Basketball Event in Kona

The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League will hold its 24th Annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in Kona during the weekend of January 18-20. Sign-ups are being accepted now until Monday, January 10.

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

Divisions are as follows: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 12 under girls, and 14 under girls. December 31, 2013, is the age cut-off date for this tournament.

Team rosters are limited to five players. Due to the limited space, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested teams should call the West Hawaiʻi HI-PAL office at 326-4646, extension 258, or Officer Randy Morris at 936-2789.

 

HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam

The Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will have its 23rd annual “HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam” in Kona over the weekend of January 19-21.
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Sign-ups are being accepted now through Friday, January 11.

Division are as follows: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, Girls 12-under, Girls 14-under. Team rosters are limited to five players.

Due to the limited space available, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested teams should call the West Hawaiʻi HI-PAL office at 326-4646, extension 258, Officer Randy Morris at 936-2789, or the Hilo HI-PAL office at 961-2220 as soon as possible.