Stingrays Sting at HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Tournament

Seventy-eight youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 14 and Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, April 4-6, at Waiākea-Uka gym.

In the finals, Austin Ewing scored 13 points and Steven Texeira added 12 as Kona Stingrays ran past Hoop Dreams 53-28 to claim the championship. Keawe Silva led Hoop Dreams with 13 points.

The Kona Stingrays

The Kona Stingrays

Members of the championship team included Ewing, Texeira, Michael Hanohano, Kaanoi Kelekolio Rivers, Seth Mattos, Cherilyn Molina, Preston Morales and Mikayla Tablit.

The Stingrays, behind Ewing’s 12 points, defeated Kamehameha 43-34 to advance to the finals. Joseph Rivera scored 12 for Kamehameha. Hoop Dreams edged Hilo Spartans in double overtime 36-35 to also advance to the finals. Kiaʻi Apele led Hoop Dreams with 14 points and Makana Kanehailua added 11. Camren Statler-Ellamar scored 16 for the Spartans.

“This tournament is one of a series of events to promote seat belt use amongst youth and adults, and all participants and their parents pledge to use their seat belts,” said Community Policing Lieutenant Darren Horio. “Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented for cars and they have helped saved thousands of lives. We ask all youth and adults to please use your seat belts to protect you in the unlikely event of a traffic crash and thank those that continue to use their seat belts.”

For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, please call Lieutenant Horio at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646 extension 258.

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.

 

Teams Sought for HI-PAL 33rd Annual Winter Basketball Classic

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawaiʻi Police Activities League and the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the 33rd Annual Winter Basketball Classic on Thursday, December 26, through Sunday, December 29.

Officer Joey Botello

Officer Joey Botello

Entries will be accepted for the following age group divisions and played at the following locations:

5/6 and 7/8 (may be co-ed) at Edith Kanakaʻole Tennis Stadium
Boys 9/10 and Girls 10 & under at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha
Boys 11/12 and Girls 12 & under at the Hilo Armory
Boys 13/14 and Girls 14 & under at Ah Fook-Chinen Civic Auditorium

The age cutoff is December 31, 2013.

All championship games will be played at Ah Fook-Chinen Civic Auditorium on Sunday, December 29.

There is a registration fee of $60 per team for age 8-and-under teams. For teams ages 9 and above, the registration fee is $80 per team. The registration fee for outer island teams is $25.

Deadline to enter is Friday, December 6. Each team will be required to complete a registration packet, which must be submitted by the deadline.

Registration forms and information will be available at a future date on the Department of Parks and Recreation’s website. Completed forms are to be submitted to:

County of Hawaiʻi, Department of Parks & Recreation
Recreation Office
799 Piʻilani Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Additional information, as it becomes available, will be provided for interested persons.

Teams interested in participating or persons requesting additional information may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-8121, Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, ext. 258, or Darrell Yamamoto at the Department of Parks & Recreation at 961-8740, extension 25.

 

Warrior 6th Graders Stun Warrior 7th Graders to Capture HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Championships

More than 80 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, September 20-22, at Waiākea Uka Gym.

The Hawaiʻi Warriors 6th Graders out-gunned the Hawaiʻi Warriors 7th graders 52-32 to claim the tournament title. Kiaʻi Apele led the champions with 16 points and Keawe Silva added 12. Randon Arima scored 10 for the runners-up.

Click It or Ticket 12-and-under champions: Hawaii Warriors 6th Graders

Click It or Ticket 12-and-under champions: Hawaii Warriors 6th Graders

Members of the championship team, as pictured, are Kiaʻi Apele, Umi Kealoha, Izayah Chartrand, Keawe Silva, Keegan Scanlan, Seshley Martinez and Kaupena Yasso.

The Keaʻau Chargers finished third, defeating the Fly Girls 43-17 behind Gabriel Bergen’s 19 points. Also participating in the event were Kohala NSP, Panaʻewa Sharpshooters, Piopio Bears, Kona Shut D I and II, Kona Stingrays, Stray Kats, Waiakea Titans, Konawaena, St. Joseph and Paiʻea.

“The goal of the tournament was remind our youth to wear their seat belts,”, said HI-PAL Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.. “We look forward to hosting future events to continue promoting seat belt use and providing safe drug free events for our youth.”

For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, please call Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.

Sixty Kids Participate in HI-PAL Clinic Held at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus

Sixty youths participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic for Elementary and Intermediate students held at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Campus this past Saturday, September 14, 2013.

“The clinic was a tool to remind our youth to wear their seat belts”, said Officer Nelson Acob, “and we also reminded them not to use drugs and how to deal with bullying”.

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Basketball was also played, and Louisville, was crowned champions of the 5th-6th Grade Division. Members of the championship squad included (as pictured) Makana Credo, Kiai Apele, Braedy Yamada, Jazelle Dorser, Cuinn Cariaga, Kaupena Yasso and Elyas Sheffet. They were coached by Officer Matt Kaaihue.

Kiai Apele was also selected as the divisions Most Valuable Player. Kuakahi Alameda was selected as the Outstanding Team Player, Izayah Chartrand won the Best Attitude Award and Dominique Pacheco was the Outstanding Defensive Player.

Duke won the 7th-8th Grade Division championship. Team members (as pictured) were Liko Medeiros, Rekki Prudencio, Aukea Hooper, Jordyn Mantz, Emmarose Sheffet, Kiai Apele and Thaze Gomes. They were coached by Maurice Janado.

Rekki Prudencio was selected as the divisions Most Valuable Player. Randon Arima was the Outstanding Defensive Player, Dabney Uchima was awarded the Best Teammate Award and Gabriel Bergen was the Outstanding Team Player.

“The clinic was a huge success”, commented Officer Brian Tina. “We look forward to hosting future clinics like this to promote seat belt use and provide a safe drug free event for our youth”.

For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, please contact Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646 extension 258.

HI-PAL “Click It Or Ticket” Events This Weekend

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is hosting two HI-PAL “Click It Or Ticket” events on Saturday, September 14.

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

A “Click It or Ticket” volleyball tournament for 10 and under will be held at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Also, a “Click It or Ticket” basketball clinic for youth in the 5th through 8th grades will be held at the Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiʻi campus, middle school gymnasium, beginning at 9 a.m. “5-on-5” basketball games for the participants will follow the clinic.

Persons interested in participating or needing additional information on either event may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, ext. 258.

“Click It or Ticket” is a national education and enforcement campaign aimed at increasing seat belt use and decreasing traffic fatalities and injuries. The Hawaiʻi Police Department encourages all youth, teens and adults to always use their seat belts.

 

Inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic Announced

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hawai‘i Police Department’s HI-PAL Program, and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars are proud to announce the inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic for boys and girls 9 to 17 years old.

Jimmy Yagi

Jimmy Yagi

Named in honor of the former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo basketball coach who helped guide the Vulcans-Hawai‘i Basketball School for 37 years, the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic will be held July 31 through August 3 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and various other Hilo gymnasiums. Instruction and drills will be conducted throughout the day, and games will be played at night.

Players registering by the Monday, July 15, deadline will be charged $60 each. Late enrollment is $70 per child. All enrollees will receive a camp shirt and group photo.

Lead clinician will be Bill O’Rear, a former Vulcan star and UHH Hall of Fame inductee who helped coach at the Vulcans school for more than 30 years. Various guest clinicians will be announced at a later date. Parks Director Clayton Honma will serve as clinic director.

Registration forms are available during normal business hours at the Department’s Recreation office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lu‘au Hale at 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo. Checks should be made payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic.”

Additional coaches also are welcomed. Those interested in signing up are asked to contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105, or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us. Coaches will be selected from a list of volunteers.

HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Tournament During Honomū Family Fun Day

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is hosting a HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournament during the Honomū Family Fun Day at the Honomū Gymnasium on April 27.

Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr.

Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr.

This tournament is open to the first eight teams in the 9-10 age division only. This is for athletes born in years 2003 and 2004.

Deadline for teams to complete the registration packet and enter the tournament is April 17.

Teams interested in participating or anyone needing additional information may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, extension 258.

“Click It or Ticket” is a national education and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt use and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. The Hawaiʻi Police Department encourages all youth, teens and adults to use their seat belts.

 

HI-PAL Spring Basketball League Beginning in March

The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will hold a Boys and Girls Intermediate School Spring Basketball League from the second week in March through the first week in May.

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at the Pahoa HI-Pal Tournament

This league is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade intermediate school students only.

Teams are formed within the interested students’ intermediate schools from Hāmākua to Puna, and will compete against other participating intermediate schools. Outside organizations may participate by representing the school they attend. Home school students and schools unable to form a team can be combined together as a team.

Games will be played at various Parks and Recreation gyms in East Hawaiʻi. A schedule with the different games, times and locations will be provided prior to the start of this league.

All interested coaches are encouraged to call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220 or the Community Policing office at 961-8121.

Intermediate Kids Sought for ICE Pledge for HI-PAL Program

Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has again asked the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) program to reach out to intermediate schools island wide to engage in a friendly competition to create a pledge against “ice” use. The winning pledge will be used and uttered by participants before the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic being held December 26-29.

Officer Joseph Botelho

The pledge must be short (three to five sentences), precise and to the point. It must include the phrase “Not Even Once,” which is part of the Hawaiʻi Meth Project’s message to Hawaiʻi’s youth.

All interested intermediate school students are encouraged to submit a pledge submission along with their name, age, school and grade. Application forms are available at the Police Department’s website (www.hawaiipolice.com).

Pledges entries can be submitted by any of the following methods:

Drop it off with the School Resource Officer at your intermediate school.
Drop it off at the HI-PAL office in either Hilo or Kona.
Mail it to: HI-PAL Program, c/o Hawaiʻi Police Dept., 349 Kapiʻolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.
FAX it to 933-4000.
Scan and email it as an attachment to hcpd3838@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Interested students are advised to act quickly. To qualify, entries must be received by next Monday, December 5.

For more information, please call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.

A representative of the Hawaiʻi Police Department will recognize the winner during the Winter Basket Ball Classic’s “Skills Challenge Night” on Tuesday, December 27.

Good luck and remember…”Not Even Once!”

HI-PAL “Halloween Havoc”

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL), in collaboration with the Keaukaha basketball club program, will hold the fifth annual “Halloween Havoc” 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Keaukaha on October 22-23 at the Kawananakoa gymnasium.

Team registration is open to the first 10 teams in the following age divisions: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, girls 10 and under, girls 12 and under and girls 14 and under.

Individuals interested in entering one or more teams may call the HI-PAL office in Hilo at 961-2220 or the Community Policing office at 961-8121.

Officer Joseph Botelho

Officer Joseph Botelho

Coaches interested in entering one or more teams are encouraged to turn in their rosters, which may be found in the event packets, as soon as possible. The packets may be picked up at the HI-PAL office in Hilo or by making arrangements with Officer Joseph Botelho.

The registration deadline is October 17.  If you have any questions, please call one of the numbers above as soon as possible.

Hawai’i Police Activities League “Click or Ticket” Tournament RESULTS

Media Release:

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s traffic Services Section and the Hawai’i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held two “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments in July. The first was held on July 16 at the Honokaʻa sports complex gymnasium and the second was held July 23 at the Parks & Recreation facility on the Pāhoa School grounds.

Officer Joseph “Joey” Botelho coordinated the events

Thirty teams and approximately 130 players participated in 59 games in Honokaʻa in the following age groups: 5-6-7-8, 9-12, 13-14, girls 10 and under, girls 12 and under and girls 14 and under.

Eighteen teams and approximately 75 players participated in 28 games in Pāhoa in the following age groups: 5-6, 6-8, 9-12, girls 10 and under and girls 12 and under.

Photographs of the winners are shown below.

For information on upcoming HI-PAL activities, please call the HI-PAL office in Hilo at 961-2220. The next “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournament is September 10-11 at Laupāhoehoe High School. Additionally, a high school “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournament is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 20-21 at the Hilo Armory.

HI-PAL would like to thank Kevin Yamasaki, Jayme Carvalho and the Parks & Recreation Department for their continued generosity in allowing for the use of the Honokaʻa sports complex gymnasium. HI-PAl also would like to thank Athletic Director Ron Tomosada and  Boys Basketball Head Coach Marc Saito at Pahoa High School for their continued generosity in allowing for the use of the school’s gymnasium.

Everyone’s willingness to work hand in hand with the Hawaiʻi Police Department and the HI-PAL Program is well appreciated. This cooperative gesture emphasizes each person’s community involvement and their continued commitment to our youths and their best interests.

  • Image of Na 'Aikane teamHonokaʻa 7-8 Division, 1st Place: Na ‘Aikane (Warren Tabucbuc, Isaac Jardine, Micah Hanohano, Keone Barco. Not pictured: Coach Hauoli Hanohano.)
  • Image of Keaukaha teamHonokaʻa 7-8 Division, 2nd Place: Keaukaha (Kaimana Kuamo’o, Kamuela Kaloi, Spencer Yoshizumi, Kasen Mehau, Dorian Roque-Kuamo’o. Not pictured: Coach Jason Mandaquit)
  • Image of HD White teamHonokaʻa 9-12 Division, 1st Place: HD White (Micah Lorenzo, Aina Alip, Hauoli Akau, Quinten Hanato. Not pictured: Coach Davin Alip)
  • Image of HD Blue teamHonokaʻa 9-12 Division, 2nd Place: HD Blue (Kelvin Falk, Gene Ansagay, Kastle Quiocho, Coach Davin Alip)
  • Image of Team HappyHonokaʻa 13-14 Division. 1st Place: Team Happy (Anthony Pulleschi, Tolby Saito, Justis Redwood. Not pictured: Coaches Marc Saito & Tad Saito.)
  • Image of Stingrays teamHonokaʻa 13-14 Division, 2nd Place: Stingrays (Kevin Medeiros, Kalalena Santiago, Nicky Pulleschi. Not pictured: Coach Donnie Awa)
  • Image of Fly Girls #1 teamHonokaʻa Girls 10 & Under, 1st Place: Fly Girls #1 (Hunter Muronaka, Marisa Helenihi, Levonne Arquero, Meghan Wong, Sara Iwahiro. Not pictured: Coach Richard Wong.)
  • Image of Na 'Aikane teamHonokaʻa Girls 12 & Under, 1st Place: Na ‘Aikane (Coach Kevin Yamasaki, Mikayla Tablit, Gieani Tablit, Taylor Sullivan, Apreal Ansagay, Coach Alan Kaohimaunu. Not pictured: Aulani Cordero)
  • Image of Fly Girls team; Under, 2nd Place:Honokaʻa Girls 10 & Under, 2nd Place: Fly Girls #3 (Bethany Honma, Megan Baldado, Kiani Midel, Zaelynn Lui. Not pictured: Coaches Elston Cabatu & Clayton Honma)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 12 & Under, 2nd Place: Above the Rim (Coach Ryan Salvador, Emirose Aguinaldo, Sunny Arashiro, Tiana Ramele, Kaiana Yamabe)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 14 & Under, 1st Place: Above the Rim (Ranchell Berinobis, Chailey Kabalis, Maka Gabriel, Shawn Mori, Syndee Yokota. Not pictured: Coach Ryan Salvador)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 14 & Under, 2nd Place; Na ‘Aikane (Shayla Ignacio, Giani Balino, Harley Simon, Jasmine Castro. Not pictured: Coaches Kevin Yamasaki & Alan Kaohimaunu)
  • Image of Li'l Titans #1 teamPāhoa 5-6 Division, 1st Place: Li’l Titans #1 (Dylan Villanueva, Braedy Yamada, Orrin Yamada, Coach Donald Yamada)
  • Image of L'il Titans #2 teamPāhoa 5-6 Division, 2nd Place: L’il Titans #2 (Braelyn Kauhi, Jett Mantz, Rudy Martinez, Jolie Mantz, Coach Donald Yamada)
  • Image of Kea'au Chargers #1 teamPāhoa 7-8 Division, 1st Place: Kea’au Chargers #1 (Coach Alo Yasso, Ka’upena Yasso, Dacen Hisashima, Kaiden Enos, Coach Kori Hisashima)
  • Image of Kea'au Chargers #2 teamPāhoa 7-8 Division, 2nd Place: Kea’au Chargers #2 (Coach Kori Hisashima, Sy’rai Frazier, Davin Amar, Rayson Padilla, Kalahiki Pablo, Coach Niki Konanui)
  • Image of St. Joseph Red teamPāhoa 9-12 Division, 1st Place: St. Joseph Red (Coach Dean Au, Jakob Au, Tate Rogers, John Andrade, Chris Correa)
  • Image of St. Joseph Yellow teamPāhoa 9-12 Division, 2nd Place: St. Joseph Yellow (Coach Scott Oness, Kahiau Kiyuna, Isaiah Nakoa-Oness, Kaimana Kawauhau)
  • Image of Wahine Ryders teamPāhoa Girls 10 & Under, 1st Place: Wahine Ryders (Coach Red Collins, Alyssa Padilla, Juliana Pakele, Mindy Kawaha, Jaelina Wells, Jamila Collins-Ebanez, Coach Harry Pagan)
  • Image of Pāhoa teamPāhoa Girls 10 & Under (2nd Place) Pahoa (Coach Randy Berinobis, Raynah-Lynn Berinobis, Jescenia Tadio-Jose, Jayla Tadeo-Jose, Coach Leandro Jose)
  • Image of Wahine Ryders teamPāhoa Girls 12 & Under, 1st Place: Wahine Ryders (Coach Harry Pagan, Sharry Pagan, Mandi Kawaha, Jordan Zarate, Seizen Alameida, Coach Fred Collins)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamPāhoa Girls 12 & Under, 2nd Place: Above the Rim (coach Ryan Salvador, Emirose Aguinaldo Taylor Nishimura, Samantha Saiki, Kaiana Yamabe, Jessica Caro)

Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Adds New Event to Attract High School Students

Media Release:

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section and the Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) have added a new event to their schedule to attract high school students.

Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr.

The new Click It or Ticket 5-on-5 High School Basketball Tournament is a first-time event. It will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 20-21 at the Hilo Armory. Teams interested in participating may call Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.

Team entries are being accepted for the first 10 teams in both the boys and girls divisions. Organizations wishing to enter more than one team are asked to enter one at a time. As space becomes available, additional teams can be entered.

Click It or Ticket packets must be completed by each participant. The packets can be picked up from the East Hawaiʻi HI-PAL office, located downstairs at the Community Policing Office on the first floor of the Hilo police station at 349 Kapiolani Street.

HI-PAL has two remaining Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments this year:

The first is August 12-14 at Kawananakoa Gymnasium in Keaukaha. It is open to boys and girls age 5-14.

Mayor Kenoi shakes hands with Andy Smith at the recent Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Game

The second is September 10-11 at the Laupāhoehoe High School gymnasium. (This event will be a clinic followed by the 3-on-3 games. Interested participants ages 8-12 will be taught by Laupāhoehoe High School coaches and former UHH Vulcan Jayme Carvalho from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested participants ages 13-17 will then be taught by Laupāhoehoe High School coaches, Carvalho and Andy Smith, former UHH Vulcan and Director of Hawaiʻi Island Hoops, from 1-4 p.m.)

For more information, you may call Officer Botlelho or Officer Morris at the numbers listed above.

“Click It or Ticket” is a national educational and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt usage and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries.