Returning Monday from the 2012 Special Olympics Alaska Bowling Tournament in Anchorage, and showing off their trophy, are Homer athletes, bottom row from left: Tonya McGee and Amber Loop; middle from left: Brent Guarin Escolta, Krissy Norton, Ivan Meganack, Shaunti Johnson, Celton Chambers, Barbara Smallwood and Mark Smallwood; top from left: Larry Bonfiglio, Jeremey Day, Nick Gordeev, Justin Smith and Josh Delie. Not pictured: Kaylee Alward, Eddie Escalera, Byron Morris, Kinna Ledger, Denny Daily, Robby Reeves and Head Coach Mary Gerrety.
Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) has organized the Reel Rock 7 Tour Saturday at the Alaska Island and Oceans Center from 6-9 p.m., with a silent auction of items donated from more than 50 local businesses.
The evening will begin showcasing three short films made by and starring HoWL students this summer: “How to Build a Backcounty Hot Tub,” “Awesome Sauce Montage” and “How HoWL Rocks It.”
As Homer Community Schools City League Basketball finished its fifth week of action, the Best Western Riptide holds the only undefeated record. Nick Finley scored 21 and Dean DeVaney scored 17 in the team’s 84-44 win over the Home Run Oil Titans.
The City of Homer Community Recreation Basketball League scores/standings as of Oct. 15:
Bullet Proof Nets defeated Educators/K12: 48-40
Home Run Oil Titans defeated Alaska Bible Institute: 71-48
Best Western Riptide defeated Gregoire’s Smooth Operators: 92-40
Bullet Proof Nets1-0
Home Run Oil Titans1-0
Best Western Riptide1-0
Alaska Bible Institute0-1
The co-ed hockey league started its season off last Saturday night. Forty-one players comprising four teams began the battle for the fall season’s coveted award — the “golden puck bucket.”
In the season opener, team “Orange Crush-em” battled neck and neck with team “Green Goons.” Goalie Lydia Brown made a record number of saves, and managed to keep the score tied up the entire game.
Goals for Orange Crush-em were made by Russ Walker, Steve Rich, Chris Russ and the game tying goal was made by Karen Weston.
The Snomads, a club of snowmachine enthusiasts, holds a membership kickoff party at the Homer Elks Lodge from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free to current and new members. It’s free to join.
The party includes free food: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken and all the fixings. There will be a no-host bar.
There also will be games for the kids, raffles and door prizes.
For more information on Snomads, contacts and a calendar of events, visit www.homersnowmads.org.
A Zumbathon will be held at the Bay Club from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
This is a charity event. A $10 donation benefits the Susan G. Koman Fund for the Cure.
Take advantage of the nine guest Zumba instructors that will be on hand.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that combines international music and easy-to-learn steps. Since it hit the fitness scene in 2001, it has been taught in more than 140,000 locations in more than 150 countries to more than 14 million people.
Saturday’s Run to the Altar — an uphill, 13.1-mile event — marks the third wedding anniversary for Jan and Megan Spurkland. The annual repeat of running the half-marathon distance makes this the fourth time the race has occurred.
Connor McCarron led the men in a time of 1:46:30, a slim one minute, 17 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Max Kaufman. Among the women, Jane Wiebe finished in 2:05:17, followed by Elizabeth Roedl and Annie Ridgely in 2:06:06.
“It was a great turnout, considering the weather we’ve had,” said Jan Spurkland.