2015 Hilo PONY Regular Season

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Year of the Hui 'Aumakua 2015

The 2015 Hilo PONY League is happening now!! Good Luck to all of our teams – especially our talented coaches, loyal, committed and dedicated players and ‘ohana!  We’ll see you at the field!  Year of the Hui! Mahalo Ke Akua!!

Update (5/18/15):Congratulations to the 2015 Hilo PONY League Mustang Division Overall Champions! 

Update (5/17/15):Congratulations to the 2015 Hilo PONY League Pinto (Coach Pitch) Division Overall Champions!  “Stay focused” as we prepare for player pitch!

Update (5/3/15): Congratulations to the 2015 Hilo PONY League Bronco Division Overall Champions, team Hui Red! (Coach Chris) Also, to our team Hui Black (Coach Shon) on their 3rd place finish!  We are so proud of the way that our coaches and players represent our Hui and the game of baseball!

Congratulations to the 2015 Hilo PONY League Pony Division 1st Round Champs!  Below are the schedules for Championship and Consolation brackets.  HIKI NŌ Hui!

PONY 2ND ROUND 2015

MUSTANG CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

MUSTANG CONSOLATION 2015

PINTO PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE 2015

Hilo PONY 2015 Season

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Aloha mai kakou!!

The 2015 Hilo PONY League has begun, the Bronco age division began for Coach Chris’ “Hui Red” team and Coach Shon’s “Hui Black” team on February 21st.  The Mustang age division season began on Sunday, February 22nd

We anxiously await for the Pony age division season to begin on April 2nd and the Pinto season starts on April 11th.  Good Luck to all of our teams – our talented and dedicated coaches, hard working players and committed ‘ohana!  We’ll see you at the field! 

Pony Schedule

Bronco Schedule

Mustang Schedule

Pinto Schedule

2015 Makahiki Hou Classic Results

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2015 Makahiki Hou Classic Results –

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

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Mahalo Sonny for the (c) design & Mahalo Mikey for the field cut-out!!

As we prepared at the end of the 2014 year for the Classic, we had new ideas in place for a better tournament which would benefit everyone from our keiki, families, participating teams and fundraising.  This year we added a new twist which was comprised of running the Classic over a span of two weekends.  Great idea, but one problem though, we had interest from the outer islands which would make things a little tougher on travel.  “Not a problem”, replied one of our leaders, “We’ll make it work!”, and that we did!  With all of the great leaders and wonderful ‘ohana that drives Hui ‘Aumākua Baseball, we were able to make it happen!

Beautiful Concession Makuahine!

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Hardworking Concession Makuakane!

On January 2nd, we started pool play for the Bronco and Pony divisions.  We were blessed with beautiful weather and great baseball.  We welcomed Maui’s Pono Baseball and Outlaw Baseball from O’ahu (Aiea) as they stepped off the plane that morning and showed up to the field to showcase their talents and that they did!  Maui entered teams in both the Pony and Bronco divisions while Outlaws competed in the Bronco division. To round out the Pony, Bronco, Mustang and Pinto divisions, we also had teams from all over the island which included Lil’ Soljahs and Alaka’i from Kona, Elite from Waimea, and from Hilo, Andrews Braves, RBI Red, Andrews Indians, Andrews Chiefs, RBI, Lincoln Wreckers, Keaukaha, and don’t forget Da HUI!  Pool play went smoothly as everyone got their 2 games done on Friday.

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Bronco Division – Outlaws in the Hale! Let’s do this!

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Pony Division – Maui Pono Braves (Coaches Chad, Kevin & Cy)

The championship round started on Saturday for the Bronco’s and Pony’s while the Mustang’s started their pool play on Saturday!  As Saturday came to an end, the finals were set for a showdown between Maui and our own Hui ‘Aumākua in the Bronco Division, which could be a prelude to a summer showdown for the Bronco State Title which will be held in Hilo this summer!

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Pony Division – Hui ‘Aumākua (Coaches Grant & Earl Jr.) Proud of our Pony Team! Izrael, Ty, Kypp, Chauncen, Noah, Dean-Vaughn (front row L-R) Coach Jr., Braeden, Dayson, Rekky, Cody, Caleb, Coach Grant & Bulle (back row L-R)

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RBI Red Pony (Coaches Marvin & Randal)

In the Pony division, Andrew Braves and Andrews Indians were set to meet for Bragging Rights in Hilo!  Our Hui Pony made it to the semifinals and fell in a great effort to Andrew Indians and played in the 3rd place game on Sunday versus RBI!  Saturday was not done though!  Through the great help of our families, coaches and various “silent” boosters we have, we put on an awesome spread for our Maui and O’ahu families and players at the complex!  There was food for days as we had music, fellowship and memories for a lifetime.  Big Mahalo’s to all that made that possible!

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Pa’ina! This is how Hui hosts our baseball brothers!

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Great time with our Coaches! Mahalo Coaches Grant & Shon!

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E Pule Kakou – Mahalo Auli’i!

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ONO!! Our Hui ‘ohana is the best!

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Maui No Ka Oi!

Sunday morning was upon us with the consolation, 3rd place and championship games to come!  A lot of coffee and fried rice kick started our morning and let the games begin!  In the Consolation games, Maui Pono came out victorious in the Pony division while Alaka’i took home the win in the Bronco division.  Our own, Hui ‘Aumākua Pony had an exciting game against RBI in the 3rd place game and came away with the victory!  Great job coach Grant, coach Earl Jr. and staff!  Looking forward to an exciting spring and hopefully, long summer!  Go get um gang!

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Pony Division – 1st place Andrews Braves (Coach Lenn)

Andrews Indians Pony

Pony Division – 2nd Place Andrews Indians (Coach Bully)

Lil Soljahs Pony

Pony Division – Lil’ Soljahs (Coach Rayboy)

Outlaws showed their O’ahu pride as they came on during the tournament losing by 1 run in the semifinals to Maui Pono Braves and winning the 3rd place crown over Lil’ Soljahs.  In the Pony Championship, it was a battle between the two Andrews, with eventually the older group (Braves), flexing their muscle en route to the title!

In the Bronco Championship, it was an anticipated match up between Hui ‘Aumākua and Maui Pono and fans got what they wanted.  The game of the tournament came down to the last pitch!  Early on, Hui jumped out to a lead on a Grand Slam, but Maui creep back into the game and found themselves with the tying run on third with one out in the last of the 7th!  Hui’s pitcher came out with two, big strikeouts with curve balls to secure the title and keep the trophy home!  What a game!  Like I said, we might be seeing this same game in late June on the same field for a much bigger prize!  Great job Coach Chris and staff for battling all weekend!  Looking forward to an exciting time for the kids and families and it should be a memorable one!

2015 MHC Bronco Champs

Bronco Division – 1st place – Hui ‘Aumākua (Coaches Chris, Lenny, Shaun and Lance)

Outlaws Bronco

Bronco Division – Outlaws (Coaches Kevin, Ivan, Jason and Jon)

Pony Bronco 2nd Place

Bronco Division – 2nd Place – Pono (Coaches Craig, Dean, Aaron & Jamie)

Andrews Chiefs Bronco

Bronco Division – Andrews Chiefs (Coaches Garrett, Angel, Mike & Bryant)

Lil Soljahs

Bronco Division – Lil’ Soljahs (Coaches Jerry, Billy & Kallen)

Alakai Bronco

Bronco Division – Alaka’i (Coaches Ikaika, Kimo & Tasha)

2015 Makahiki Hou Classic -Home Run Hitters!!

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Pony – Hui ‘Aumākua – Jerek “Rekky”

Andrews Pony HR Hitters

Pony – Andrews Braves & Andrews Indians – Stone, Ka’eo, Eric, Bula, Reese, Micah & Logan

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Pony – Andrews Indians – Dan “Bula”

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Pony – RBI Red Dustin “La’akea”

Hui 'Aumakua Bronco HR Hitters

Bronco – Hui ‘Aumākua Kobe, Safea, Hanalei & Kala’i

Pono Bronco HR Hitter

Bronco – Pono – Represent!

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Bronco – Outlaws – represent!

Much Mahalo to all the participants and especially Pono and Outlaws for making the trip to Hilo and being part of the Makahiki Hou Classic!  Also, we thank Orchid Isle Umpires for always being there for the kids and the game of baseball!  We are already securing spots for a number of outer-Island teams for next year!  It should be bigger and better!

As for the Mustang division, pool play wrapped up on Sunday and the championship round along with the Pinto Championships will take place in a couple of weeks on January 24th – January 25th!  A Hui Ho!

Final Weekend–

2015 Makahiki Hou Classic – Mustang Championships!

& 2015 Makahiki Hou PINTO Classic

Pinto Prizes

We’re excited!!

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Real time baseball game updates!

As our final weekend was upon us, the focus shifted to the younger keiki as the Pintos and Mustangs took to the field!  We also had our younger Bronco team and Pony team playing on the Victor Pony field as they get ready in some goodwill games for the upcoming season! The weather was awesome as our own Hui ‘Aumākua Pintos, fresh off their awesome run through the St. Louis Tournament on O’ahu came out and started off the weekend with a bang as they took to the diamond on our very own Dreams Park!  This year, we put up our own fence at 160’ and dressed up the field with banners and made it exciting for all the keiki!

The Mustang Division took off in the morning as games became more intense as winners advance closer to the championship game on Sunday!  Our young Broncos played a good game against Lincoln Wreckers as they work their way to regular season form!  Saturday was in the books and what a day it was!  We had a great crowd, with great food and great games in anticipation for the championships on Sunday!

Rain was in the forecast as Sunday was upon us, and sure enough, RAIN!  With the many great hands that Hui ‘Aumākua has, the games went on except the goodwill games on the Pony field!  Between sponging, raking and more sponging and raking, we manage to make it a successful Sunday!  In the Mustang Division, we managed to play the 3rd place game and Championship!  By tournament rules, the 3rd place game was a forfeit and Andrews Braves got the win.  However, we replaced Lil’ Soljahs with Keaukaha, and Keaukaha battled Andrews to an extra-inning tie, 8-8!  What a game!  That set the tone for the championship game between our own, Hui ‘Aumākua and RBI!  The crowd was ready, the field was dry and the teams were ready for battle!  RBI came out tough, scoring 3 runs in the top of the first, but answering right back was Da Hui scoring 3 of their own! Hui ‘Aumākua’s defense settled down and their bats were just too much as they built a 10-4 lead in the 4th when the rain came again!  Because it was considered a complete game, the umpire called the game and Hui ‘Aumākua took the trophy home!  Good job Boys!

Hui Aumakua Mustang Champs

Mustang Division – 1st Place – Hui ‘Aumākua (Coaches Shon, Gregg, Stan, Jay & Derek)

RBI Mustang

Mustang Division – 2nd Place – RBI (Coaches Kyle, Jon & Devin)

Kedren Final Mustang Game

Taking his last run around the Mustang bases – way to go, Kedren!

Hana Hou Kedren

Cheee Hui!!!

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RBI Mustang

Keaukaha Mustang

Mustang Division – Keaukaha (Coaches Calavin, Moku, Justin & Joseph)

Andrews Braves Mustang

Mustang Division – Andrews Braves (Coaches Jeff, Jon, Keola & Robert)

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Mustang Division – Lil Soljahs B (Coaches Rob, Kallen & Brad). Not pictured – Lil Soljah A (Coaches Kallen, Keola, Jeremy & Brad)

In the Pinto Division, Hui ‘Aumākua was sitting and waiting to see who their opponent was going to be in the Finals!  Eventually the rain let up and Team Elite prevailed in the semi’s over Lincoln Wreckers and was ready to do battle with DA Hui!  In the championship game, Hui ‘Aumākua’s defense was stifling, as they never looked back in the Hilo Rain and brought home the trophy, 27-0!  Way to go boys and coaches!  Focus on the task and let’s keep the train moving!

Hui Aumakua Pinto Champs

Pinto Division – 1st place – Hui ‘Aumākua (Coaches Randal, Shawn B., Shon M., & Jason)

Waimea Elite Pinto

Pinto Division – 2nd place – Waimea Elite (Coaches Josh, Devin, Mat, Creighton)

What a way to start off the 2015 year gang!  We planned, we worked and we played! Mahalo to all the hands that made all of this possible!  Thank you to all the participants and good luck in your upcoming seasons!  Thank you to my wife (Kimberly), for all of the behind the scenes work you do, none of this is possible without you!  Thank you Board of Directors (Grant, Stan, Keaka & Clemente) and Hui ‘Aumākua leaders for all that you do! Thank you Solomon and Lily Malani for your endless support!  Thank you coaches & team moms for the endless hours!  Thank you Silent Boosters, you know who you are!

Keiki, keep striving for perfection on and off the field!  Families, you know my motto, “Great Families make Great Organizations!”  Remember our Core Values Hui ‘Aumākua faithful, LOYALTY, COMMITMENT, DEDICATION!  Just remember, there are no individuals in Hui ‘Aumākua!  We all represent all of our teams from top to bottom.   Good Luck to all of our teams for the upcoming 2015 season.  We are proud of each and every one of you and let’s enjoy the ride!  And last but not least, thank you Ke Akua for blessing us with the opportunity to give back to our ‘Ohana and Keiki through this great game of  Baseball!

Mahalo Nui, Coach Shon Malani

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Mahalo e ke Akua!

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Mahalo Nui Hui ‘Aumākua!!

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Mahalo umpire Mr. Pat Pacheco on the mic!

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Hui ‘Aumākua ‘ohana!

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Prizes & Trophies!

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Mahalo!!

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Head Table – Mahalo Cybil (& husband, Grant)

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Mahalo to our older boys – concession help & field umpiring!!

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ONO handmade goodies!!

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Mahalo!

Mahalo e ke Akua!

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A Hui Ho!! Eo e Makahiki Hou Classic!! 

Walk Offs – St. Louis Pinto Tourney – It’s a gr8 time to be a Crusader!

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MLB Mets Player Benny AgbayaniHui ‘Aumākua Pinto Baseball returned from the St. Louis High School 8u Pinto Tournament going undefeated (4-0) in the “A” Flight Division!  They were nicknamed the “Cardiac Kids” and became a crowd favorite as they rallied from 1 run deficits in the last inning in two tough games against tourney favorites Mililani Warriors and former New York Met, Benny Agbayani’s Mililani Mets!  Both games ended in Hui ‘Aumākua hitting walk-off homeruns in the bottom of the 6th inning to conclude their run through the A Bracket!  Hui ‘Aumākua will be hosting the finals of the 2015 Makahiki Hou Classic this weekend at Walter Victor Complex for the Pinto and Mustang divisions.  Go check out some great youth baseball!

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2015 Makahiki Hou Pinto Classic

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The word makahiki can refer to a time of celebration, the ceremonies and activities observed during this particular time of year, or a complete calendar year. The period of Makahiki was a time of peace and plenty, relaxation and games.  We invite you to join us, Hui ‘Aumākua and participate in baseball games in our 2015 Makahiki Hou Pinto Classic, January 24-25!

2015 Makahiki Hou Classic

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makahiki hou logo withoutdatesHau’oli Makahiki Hou!!
The word makahiki can refer to a time of celebration, the ceremonies and activities observed during this particular time of year, or a complete calendar year. The period of Makahiki was a time of peace and plenty, relaxation and games.  We invite you to join us, Hui ‘Aumākua as we start the year of with our 2015 Makahiki Hou Classic!

Mahalo nui loa!

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Keiki 10.24Hui ‘Aumākua would like to mahalo our ‘ohana, friends & supporters who contributed to the success of our 2014 Plate Sale Fundraiser!  The food was delicious & as in past years, we continue to have requests for “hana hou!”  Mahalo to those that helped to make this fundraiser a great success that will benefit our keiki throughout the baseball season!  We are honored by your ongoing support.  Hūlō, Hūlō!!!

 

Hilo Pony 2014 Winter League

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Bronco 2014 WL

E komo mai!  We are back for the Hilo Pony 2014 Winter League games starting from October 18th through December 21st.  Games will be held every Saturday, please see the schedules below for our Mustang, Bronco & Pony divisions, we’ll see you at the field!    

Mustang Division Schedules:     PDF

Bronco Division Schedules:     PDF

Pony Division Schedules:    PDF

Mustang/Bronco/Pony Winter League Rules

Pinto Winter League Rules

St Louis Pinto Tourney

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Congratulations to our Hui ‘Aumākua Pinto team who will be traveling to O’ahu to participate in the Saint Louis School’s 2015 Pinto Baseball Tournament that will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 and Sunday, January 18, 2015 on the grounds of Saint Louis School.  We are looking forward to participating in what is known as a very memorable and enjoyable event for Pinto players and ‘ohana.  The entire tournament is put on by the Saint Louis Baseball program, including its coaches, players and parents at all levels.

Please submit completed Parent Consent Form and $28.00 for entry fee no later than Saturday, November 22nd.  Please make checks payable to: Hui ‘Aumākua Sports Inc. Mahalo!

Saint Louis Pinto Baseball Tournament Bracket

Parent Consent Form

 St Louis Pinto Tournament Rules

2014 Summer Recap – Ke Akua pu a hui hou

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     As we close out the summer of 2014 and gear up for the 2014-2015 Pony League Season, here’s an update on how the summer ended!

     Memorial Day in Kona was a fun and successful tournament for all of our Hui Teams! Hui Pinto came out on fire as they won all of their games going 3-0 in route to beating Alaka’i of Kona, Maui Pride and Wai-Kahala Brewers! Great Job! Our Mustang ‘s capped off the weekend with the Memorial Day Championship beating Kohala, Boys Club, Nanakuli of O’ahu and Alaka’i in the championship game! Way to go boys! Our Broncos had a wonderful time as they walked away with the consolation Championship! They lost their first game, but rebounded strongly and ran the table winning their next three games and walking away with the consolation title! Way to represent Hui!

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     Post season was exciting as the Pinto and Mustang Pony League All Star teams were coached by our Hui Coaching Staff! Our Pinto Red team had a great run in Maui as they made it to the last day of competition before falling in the consolation championship game finishing 5th in the State out of 12 teams! Awesome Job! Our Mustangs came out strong winning their first game, but fell in their next two in heartbreak fashion! Our Bronco boys were represented on both All-Star teams! They met in the state final with Hilo A prevailing in the end! We are so proud of our boys on both teams as they battled for the State title! We had two boys on Hilo A that made it to the championship game of the West Zone in Whittier, CA before falling to Santa Monica! Great Run boys! Post Season is a great opportunity to see the real competition of All-Star baseball! At times its great, and at times it can be frustrating with all of the different components of post season baseball! However, we strive to make the most out of every opportunity as we realize the opportunities that we give our kids and memories that we give our ‘ohana! Great Run kids, coaches and parents!IMG_8167

Pinto 2014 Consolation Championship

     Hui Mustang wasn’t done after Maui! We jumped on the plane and competed in the Hawai’i World Series at Corp Field in Waipio! A good tournament that lasted 7 days! Hui went 3-1 in Pool Play! Then, the kids battled in the championship round and eventually lost to Outlaws 10-9 in the semifinals who eventually went on to win the title! It was a fun tournament and a great experience!

Hawaii World Series 2014 Hui vs. Outlaws (Waipio) 8-7 Outlaws

     As we come to the end of summer, a new beginning is upon us! We will have a lot of new faces as Hui ‘Aumākua will be adding 2 more Pony league teams to our family! We will be entering a Pinto team, Mustang team, two Bronco Teams and a Pony team! We look forward to the journey as we start the process all over again! Remember, success always comes with the process of hard work! Instant gratification is the easy way out! Let’s work towards our goals!! Let the process happen and in the end, it will be much more gratifying! A great quote from one of our awesome coaches, “It is not a sprint, it’s a marathon!” Let’s enjoy the ride as we gear up for an exciting year! A Hui Hou and let the games begin!!

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Lā ‘Ohana Party

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As the 2013-14 Hilo Pony League regular season comes to a close, we would like to send out CONGRATULATIONS to every one of our Hui players, Hui coaches and ‘ohana for great displays of sportsmanship, team work, dedication and support during the season, we are so proud!

Here are the results of our first season together as one Hui ‘Aumākua, E hana pūalu kakōu! TOGETHER, WE CAN!

In our Bronco division, Coach Grant and Assistant Coaches Lance, Craig & Curt led our older boys to a respectable final four finish, ho’omaika’i!!

In our Mustang division, Coach Shon and Assistant Coaches Gregg, Grant, Craig, Ed & Daimen led our team to a 1st place finish, overall champs!! This is Coach Shon & Grant’s 2nd Mustang Championship in the past two years!

In our Pinto division, Coaches Shon, Jason, Stan, Randal & Shawn led our team to a 2nd place finish!

Our Hui players are also being represented on the following post season teams: Bronco A team – 2 Hui players, Bronco B team – 2 Hui players, Mustang 10’s A team – 10 players, Mustang 9’s team – 1 player and Pinto B team – 11 players. Set your calendars for June 14-15th and June 20-24th to come out and support our “Hui” Hilo All-Stars, hiki no Hui!!

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Mahalo to all of our Hui players, coaches and their ‘ohana who attended our end of season party on Sunday June 1st at Ainaola Park.  Our keiki and ‘ohana had an amazing time!  A Hui  (‘Aumākua) Hou!

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2014 Kona PONY Baseball Memorial Day Tournament

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The 15th Annual Kona PONY Baseball Memorial Day Tournament, will be held on May 24, 25, and 26 2014 at the Old Kona Airport fields.  We will have teams participating in the Pinto, Mustang, and Bronco divisions.  Invite all your family & friends to come and support our keiki. E hana pūalu kakōu! TOGETHER, WE CAN!

2014 Bronco Schedule

2014 Mustang Schedule

2014 Pinto Schedule

Kona Pony Memorial Tournament Map

 

 

Core Values

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loy·al·ty  

  1. The quality of being loyal to someone or something.
  2. A strong feeling of support or allegiance.

com·mit·ment  

  1. A pledge or promise.

ded·i·ca·tion  

  1. The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose.

Manaʻo

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Prior to the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778 and subsequently the missionaries in 1820, the Hawaiian people had a profound belief system that guided them in their daily activities.  This belief system involved ‘aumākua, or family guardians.  It was believed that when a family member would pass, they would sometimes return in the form of a shark, an owl, a hawk, and various others.  As such, the Hawaiian people cared for their ‘aumakua & did not cause them any harm.  These ‘aumākua provided guidance to family members in times of need & also forewarned of dangers to come.  Many ‘ohana today still hold their ‘aumakua in high regard, for it is what connects us to our past and keeps us grounded.

The manō (shark) depicted in the Hui ‘Aumākua logo is representative of our founder’s ‘aumakua.  The word “Hui” in the Hawaiian language means close friends, family or group of like-minded individuals striving for one goal.  Hui ‘Aumākua figuratively seeks to bring the ‘aumakua of each and every ‘ohana that is a part of this organization together to protect and support the interests of our keiki.  “Protect” to our Hui means taking care of our keiki and providing them every opportunity for success that arises through participation in baseball and other organized sports through loyalty, commitment and dedication.