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Ka‘ū News Briefs Sunday, October 22, 2017

Isaiah Pilanca-Emmsely, No. 7, was leading passer/scorer in the championship game. Photo by Pam Taylor
TROJANS ARE THREE-TIME ISLAND CHAMPIONS IN EIGHT-MAN FOOTBALL. Ka‘ū High School took the title Saturday afternoon on home turf, pounding Pāhoa into a 38-24 submission. Trojan Coach DuWayne Ke led the way with two quarterbacks, freshman Isaiah Pilanca-Emmsley and senior Zachary Kai. The Trojans also earned the Big Island Sportsmanship Award from the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.
     The championship was the first at the newly named Lawerence Capellas Ballpark, honoring the late principal and career-inspiring athletics director, who helped to establish football and other sports such as swimming at the high school, generations ago.
     Eight Man Football on this island fits the smaller schools with fast running, high scoring games. It was the brain child of current Ka‘ū Athletic Director Kalei Namohala. Ka‘ū won the championship in the inaugural season, in 2014, and again in 2016 and 2017. Here is the score-by-score report from Namohala, sourced from postings on her live twitter feed:
Pilanca-Emmsley holds on with Pāhoa's hands almost on him.
Photo by Pam Taylor
     In the the first quarter, Isaiah Pilanca-Emmsley threw a pass 25 yards to Janslae Badua for a touchdown, followed by two extra points by Pilanca-Emmsley. Ka‘ū lost two points to Pāhoa with a safety on a punt.
     In the second quarter, Badua ran for a touchdown with two points added on by Zachary Kai. At halftime, the score was Ka‘ū 16, Pāhoa 2.
     In the third quarter, Pāhoa's Correa ran two yards for the team's first touchdown. Pāhoa made an extra two points with a run by Harris taking the score to Ka‘ū 16, Pāhoa 10. However, the Trojans followed up quickly with Pilanca-Emmsley making a five-yard toss to Isaiah Naboa who ran for the touchdown, lifting the score for Ka‘ū to 22, Pāhoa 10. However, Pāhoa came back with a 31-yard pass from Correa to Harris for a touchdown. Harris also ran for the two extra points, making the score Ka‘ū 22, Pāhoa 18. With only five seconds left in the third, Trojans scored again with Kai's 15-yard pass to Pilanca-Emmseley who ran across the goal line and also scored the extra two points, giving the Ka‘ū 30 and Pāhoa 18.
Ka‘ū High Trojans Eight-Man Football team wins the Big
Island Interscholastic Federation title. Photo by Pam Taylor
     The first touchdown in the fourth went to Pāhoa with Correa passing to Ortega. With seconds left, Trojans scored again with Pilanca-Emmsley making the touchdown and two extra points -  final score Ka‘ū 38, Pāhoa 24.
     The line that kept Pāhoa under Ka‘ū included Josaiah Barrios, Weston Davis, Kanoa Kailiawa, Isaiah Naboa and Nainoa Ke.
    Another standout was Brandon Echalas, who rushed for 38 yards, with five carries and an interception.
     The season began on Aug. 26 at home with an 8-32 loss against Pāhoa, followed by a 36-6 win on Sept 2 at Kohala.
     After a shocking loss at Lana‘i, 58-90 - said to be the highest scoring game in high school football history in Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Tribune Herald named Pilanca-Emmsley Player of the Week and the Trojans pushed through to a non-stop winning streak, stampeding to the end of the season.
Ka‘ū High's Eight-Man Football team wins Big Island
Interscholastic Federation Sportsmanship Award.
Photo by Pam Taylor 
     On Sept. 16, Ka‘ū beat Kohala 48-0. On Sept. 21, Ka‘ū beat Pāhoa 18-12. On Oct. 7, Ka‘ū beat Kohala with an historic 60-0 finish, leading to Saturday's final victory and championship game against Pāhoa, 38-24.
     Other team members supporting Trojan success were Ikaika Salmo Grace, Kahiau Medeiros, Kaimana Davis, Kun Mongkeya, Kaleopono Leffew-Palakiko, Jaisen Zion Garcia, Ziggy Rodrigues, Dustin Dancel, Deansen Grant Breithaupt, Logan Valez, Keala Liu, Chase Galdones-Keawe and Manu Kalua Keli‘ikoa.
       See more coverage and photos of Trojan sports on Ka‘ū Athletics twitter feed @KauAthletics.

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Ka‘ū Cheer at the islandwide cheerleading championships. Next stop was supporting Trojans in the
winning game that led Ka‘ū to the football championship on Saturday.
Photo from Kalei Namohala
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Three keiki challenge their vertical
climbing skills on a two story rock wall
at Ka‘ū police headquarters.
Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
Miss Ka‘ū Coffee 2017 Jami Beck
with retired police officer Bill Doar at the
 20th anniversary of Ka‘ū Police Station.
Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
COMMUNITY MEMBERS JOINED KA‘Ū POLICE OFFICERS on Saturday for a Fun Day Celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Ka‘ū Police Station in Nā‘ālehu.
A Star Wars Storm Trooper police
officer greeted event guests. 
Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
     Families, retired and active police, and the staff of this regional headquarters converged at the station located just outside Nā‘ālehu along Hwy. 11, on the slope looking out toward Honu‘apo and Volcano.
    They enjoyed free food - hot dogs and chili and rice - while serenaded by the Backyard Braddahs and delighting in an array of activates. Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Jami Beck congratulated the police officers. ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou members helped put on the event, managed parking and offered shaved ice. County Council member Maile David was a sponsor.
Keiki waited patiently in a long line to cool off with a turn down the 
tall water slide. Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
                         Throughout the day, keiki of all ages could be seen waiting patiently for temporary tattoos, face paint, keiki ID's and at turn of five minutes in the bounce house. Older keiki challenged themselves by climbing a two story simulated rock wall and splashing down a tall water slide of similar height to cool down from the heat of the day.
Face painting was in high demand
 with keiki at Ka‘ū Police event. 
Photo by Geneveve Fyvie

     With the event taking place less two weeks before Halloween, an officer braved the heat in a Star Wars storm trooper costume.
     Representatives of The Food Basket handed out two large bags of food items to all those who would accept.
Backyard Braddahs entertained event attendees.
Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
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A HOLIDAY AFFAIR at Ocean View Community Center will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event includes a tour of Ocean View galleries and artist workshops. Also called Make it an Art Day, A Holiday Affair will offer art purchases to include gift wrapping with boxes for easy mailing.
     Among the arts for sale will be woodwork, sumi-e, sculpture, pottery, oils and pastels, block printing, hand-made paper goods, furniture, jewelry, cards and Oven Treats baked goods to mail, take home or consume onsite with Golden Coffee.

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LĀ ‘OHANA, THE MILOLI‘I COMMUNITY celebration, held annually, has been announced for Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, cultural, educational event is open to all and is co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
     Auntie Diana Aki, Miloli‘i's famed falsetto Hawaiian songbird will sing. Also in the line-up are south Kona bands. Health screening and health insurance advice will be offered, along with local food and arts and crafts on display and for sale.
      Partners in putting on Lā ‘Ohana include Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i, Kua O Ka Lā Charter School, Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust, Kalanihale, and Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.
      For more information, contact Kumu Ka‘imi Kaupiko at 808-937-1310 or kkaupiko@gmail.com. Vendors are welcome.

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MISS KA‘Ū COFFEE 2018 COMPETITION IS OPEN FOR APPLICANTS. Pageant Director Trini Marques set the date for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ka‘ū District Gym, the first time for the pageant to be held in the new venue.
     Every applicant must be attending school and intend to further her education.
Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant
Director Trinidad Marques
     The crowns will go to:
     Miss Ka‘ū Coffee - 15 to 24 years of age, to be judged in Career Outfit, Talent, Evening Gown, Swimsuit and Interview;
     Junior Miss Ka‘ū Coffee - 11 to 14 years of age, to be judged in Hobby Outfit, Talent, Evening Gown and Interview;
     Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Peaberry - 6 to 10 years of age, to be judged in Character Outfit, Talent and Evening Gown;
    Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Flower - 3 to 5 years of age, to be judged in Character Outfit and Evening Gown.
     A Miss Photogenic and Miss Popularity will be awarded in each age group.
      Deadline to enter is March 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. However, those who sign up early will be offered more opportunity for training and sponsorships.
      For more details and to sign-up, contact Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant Director Trinidad Marques at 928-0606 or TrinidadMarques@yahoo.com or Facebook Trinidad Marques.

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HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE GRASSY CINDER CONE PU‘U O LOKUANA from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a ranger in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The hike is a short 0.4 miles. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘ū. This hike will also take place on Nov. 5.

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Pick up the October edition of The Ka'ū Calendar delivered
free to 5,500 mailboxes throughout Ka'ū, from Miloli'i 
through Volcano. Also available on stands throughout
the district. See it online now at kaucalendar.com 
REGISTER KEIKI GRADES K-8 FOR AN EDIBLE HALLOWEEN CRAFT CLASS scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pāhala Community Center. Register until Tuesday, Oct. 24. For more, call 928-3102.

HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES ROAD MAINTENANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View. For more, call 929-9910.

INPUT FOR THE FUTURE OF HAWAI‘I COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, including the Hele On Bus that takes many Ka‘ū residents to work, school and shopping, is invited at meetings outside Ka‘ū. Those unable to attend may contact Ka‘ū's County Council member Maile David at maile.david@hawaiicounty.gov or email the consultants at heleonsuggestions@ssfm.com.
     The final meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lū‘au Hale in Hilo.
     For more, call 808-356-1260.

EVENTS CELEBRATING WORLD FOOD DAY, presented by Hawai’i Island Food Alliance, KTA Super Stores, and The Kohala Center, are set for Tuesday, Oct. 24, at KTA locations - Puainako, Waimea, Waikoloa, and Keauhou - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     The Kohala Center describes the event as following, “Support local farmers showcasing their value-added products at this in-store event. Enjoy tastings, samples, and purchase a selection of products direct from farmers." The Kohala Center will distribute plant starts as supplies last. Farmers and value-added producers who would like to distribute samples at KTA for World Food Day, may contact Nicole Milne at nmilne@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411. See a short slide show called The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

REGISTER KEIKI AGES 6-12 FOR A BAT FINGER PUPPET class at Kahuku Park scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Register until Friday, Oct. 25. For more, call 929-9113.

SEN. RUSSELL RUDERMAN hosts a Town Hall Meeting at Volcano Art Center's campus on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. A statement from the state Senator says it will be "An evening of legislative discussion and insight. Take advantage of this opportunity to weigh in on the 2018 Legislative Session. Additional information will be provided about participating directly in the legislative process."

LEARN ONE OF THE GREAT TRADITIONAL ARTS OF HAWAI‘I, ulana lau hala, at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The free Lau Hala workshop takes place Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful, artistic items for centuries. Those learning to weave lau hala can take home their own peice of lau hala art. The class in one of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau, Experience the Skillful Work, workshops. Park entrance fees apply.

COFFEE TALK in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National park takes place Friday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join rangers and other community members in an informal conversation on a wide variety of topics. Ka‘ū coffee, tea and pastries available for purchase. Free.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP REMOVE INVASIVE, NON-NATIVE PLANT SPECIES that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Stewardship at the Summit event will occur on Friday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.
     To join the efforts, meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. on any of the aforementioned dates. Volunteers should wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants and bring a hat, rain-gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools will be provided. No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Visit the park website for additional planning details: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm.

CORP. meets Friday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in Hawaiian Ranchos office.

VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 27, for community members interested in hosting a booth at the Ho‘okupu Hula No Ka‘ū Cultural Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Pāhala Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawai'i, Inc., the festival is directed by Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder, who teaches hula on Wednesday evenings to all ages at Pāhala Community Center.
     There are openings for craft vendors, food vendors, informational booths, and game vendors for children. Craft vendors fee is $50.00. Food vendors fee is $75.00. Game Vendors fee is $50.00. Informational booths are free. Call 649-9334 for an application.

A HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR ADULTS is offered at Kīlauea Military Camp’s Lava Lounge in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years and older and must pay a cover charge of $5 per person. The event is open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. For more, call 967-8365 after 4 p.m.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY is accepting reservations for a volunteer day at the Ka‘ū Preserve for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserving a spot in advance to go to the remote location in The Nature Conservancy's trucks is necessary. Anyone interested in more information, and/or to reserve a spot can contact Linda Schubert at lschubert@tnc.org, or call 443-5401.
     The following volunteer workday will be Saturday, Nov. 18. Details to come. 

CU HAWAI‘I FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS OFFERING EMPLOYMENT as a Member Service Representative in Nā‘ālehu. CU Hawai‘i seeks energetic individuals for full time positions who enjoy working with people and can provide professional, courteous and efficient service to valued members.
     The ideal candidate must be service oriented and possess good communication and computer skills. Cash handling and customer service experience is preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays. CU Hawai‘i offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Email, mail or fax application to: Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street Hilo, HI 96720, Fax: (808) 935-7793. Applications can be found online at cuhawaii.com/careers.html.


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