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State boxing championships begin

Boxers from five islands will be competing in the Hawaii State/Regional Boxing Championships today through Sunday at Palolo Gym.

Bouts start at 6:30 p.m. today, 6 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday. The champions advance to the U.S. Championship, June 19-26, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The top four finalists then go on to the U.S. Olympic trials.

Admission is $15. There is no charge for children ages 7 and under. For more information, contact Eiichi Jumawan at

The website is

Women’s jackpot rodeo tomorrow

Barrel racing, steer un-decorating and pole bending will be contested at the Women’s Jackpot Rodeo tomorrow at Ka Nani Maluhi in Kahaluu.

The Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association event begins at 10 a.m. Parking and admission is free.  

For more information, contact Lu Faborito at 349-1479. The website is

Ride the Sky holding period starts

Hawaii’s Kai Lenny and Robby Naish are among the 20 top international pro windsurfers scheduled to compete in this month’s Oxbow Ride the Sky at Ho‘okipa Beach Park.

Windsurfers will vie for highest air, best trick and best wipeout prize money. The one-month holding period begins today.

Canoe workshop at Heeia

The Puakea Foundation is offering a workshop and hands-on demonstrations as part of the April 9 open house and annual meeting at Heeia State Park.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a blessing. Demonstrations include canoe building and repair, paddle making, and the art of paddling.

For information, call 247-1428. The website is

Polo season opens April 10

The Hawaii Polo Club opens its 47th season April 10, with two matches at the Mokuleia polo grounds.

Gates open at noon with the first match at 2 p.m.

General admission tickets are $10 ($7 for military with I.D), which includes parking. Club memberships are also available for the season at $200 for individuals and $300 for couples, which includes parking and 10 guest passes.

The season runs April 10 through Sept. 4.

The website is

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