Prep briefs


POSTED: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Softball umpires needed

The lookout for potential new softball umpires continues.

Numbers are still low, according to Walter Yamatsuka, who handles umpire assignments for the Oahu Interscholastic Association. His counterpart in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu is Warren Okinaka, who is also seeking new additions.

“;We're in better shape than a couple of years ago, but furnishing umpires for 24 games — ILH, OIA, UH and Division II (colleges) — in one day is an awesome task,”; Yamatsuka said.

Training will be provided, he said. Call Yamatsuka at 295-4707 or Okinaka at 927-1360 for more information.


Football coaches clinic nears

For football coaches and student-athletes, the new season isn't that far away.

Coaches will get a treat on May 22 when Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance brings back its coaches clinic. The most recent event, held almost two years ago, featured college coaches as speakers.

PIAA, a non-profit organization, will host its annual athletes combine on May 29. A second combine will be held on the Big Island on May 5.

Also, an inaugural fundraiser golf tournament will be held on May 11.

For more information, go to