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ODKF scholarships available

Applications for 2011-12 college scholarships through the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation are being accepted through April 1.

Applicants must be Hawaii residents in their senior year in high school planning to be a full-time student at a full-year college or a current full-time college undergraduate; show financial need; be competitive in amateur water sports or volleyball; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are available at dukefoundation.org.

Pro football season opens

The inaugural season of the Hawaii Professional Football League opens next Friday with a doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.

The Ko’olau Hurricanes take on the Waianae Sharks at 5 p.m., followed by the game between the Kailua Storms and Honolulu Volcanoes. The commissioner and founder of the HFPL is former Hawaii football player Carson Peapealalo.

The season will last eight weeks. For more information, call 275-7495. The website is hawaiiprofootball.com.

Boxing certification clinics set

Amateur Boxing of Hawaii is holding certification clinics for coaches and those interested in becoming a boxing judge, referee, timekeeper or clerk next weekend.

The coaches clinic on March 5 costs $80 and will last up to 5 hours, including a test. Register with Jen Siegal at 265-8892. The officials clinic is March 6.

The clinics begin at noon at the PearlSide Boxing Gym, 488 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei. The gym is on the third floor of the Hawaii Self Storage building.

For information, contact Bruce Kawano at 542-1181, or Eiichi Jumawan at 256-2885.

Prep bench press contest coming

The ninth Hawaii High School Bench Press Contest, open to both male and female students, is 5 p.m. March 11 at the Ward Warehouse stage.

Divisions are lightweight through heavyweight. Weigh-in is from 5 to 7 p.m. March 10 at the competition site.

For information, contact Olomana School’s Daniel Suzuki at 266-7870. Due to a funding cut, this will be the final year of the event.

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