Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • There will be plenty of action at the Kevin Bell Arena as 10 teams and about 120 skaters take to the ice this weekend in the annual Ash Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament.

    Teams from Homer, Anchorage, Kenai and Soldotna will compete for the Ash Cup, so named after Augustine erupted one year during the tourney and the trophy cup was filled with ash.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club will have its last home meet of the season on Saturday. 

    The South Central Area Sprint Champs will feature teams from Kodiak, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward as well as the Kachemak Swim Club. 

    About 225 athletes are expected for the competition that will run from 10:15 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center.

  • The Homer Hockey Association has been awarded a grant from the National Hockey League’s Golden Dreams Program to provide 20 new sets of gear for HHA’s “Ice Breakers” program, formerly known as “Hockey For the Fun Of It,” for boys and girls 8-13 years of age.

    “We’re excited to have the gear available to kids,” said Emilie Otis, HHA spokesperson. 

    The equipment will include helmets, under- and outerwear, skates and sticks. 

  • The Divas, Homer’s women’s hockey team, sent a team for the first time to the National Pond Hockey Tournament in Eagle River, Wis. The team was among more than 300 teams in 14 divisions from around the United States. Playing in five games, the Divas went undefeated to win the National Pond Hockey Championship Trophy in the women’s beginner division. They played teams from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and San Francisco. MVPs of regulations play included Lindsay Layland, Karyn Noyes and Marianne Aplin.

  • Zumba music drowned out the sounds of Super Bowl in Alice’s Champagne Palace loft Sunday afternoon, as Liz Villareal led a Zumba warm-up for the 12th annual Ski For Women.

    The energy level and enthusiasm were high for the South Peninsula Haven House fundraiser, with everyone — including the mother-daughter duo of Beka and Brightly Thoning dressed as the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, accompanied by Lucas Thoning wearing his Mr. Homer regalia — ready to get outside and enjoy the sun. 

Youth Sports

  • The Lady Mariners’ end-of-season winning streak stalled out at the state championships in Anchorage last weekend, with losses to Hutchison and ACS bringing the Region III Champions’ eventful season to a close. 

    “They were crushed,” said the Mariners’ head coach, Chad Felice, of his players after their first loss to Hutchison on Thursday night, which sent Homer into the consolation bracket to fight for fourth place. “But that was from the high expectations we put on ourselves, to win the tournament,” he said.

  • You can call them the Seldovia Sea Otters boys basketball team and you’d be correct. Better yet, and equally correct, they also can be called the 1A State basketball champions.

    In a final tournament game against the Scammon Bay Eagles at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on March 18, the Otters scored a 62-34 victory, proving themselves worthy of the crown they’ve worked for years to earn.

  • A collection of young female hockey talent from the Kenai Peninsula earned the second place trophy from the Alaska Girls Hockey Championships in Anchorage last weekend.

    The tournament, now in its fourth year, brings together girls from all over the state and was started as an effort to grow and support girls hockey in Alaska. Some of the teams play together all season long, while others are on co-ed teams for most of the year and only play together as a team for this tournament.

  • For the first time in nine years, the Lady Mariners, recently crowned as the 2015 Region III champions, are gearing up for the 3A State tournament, which kicks off today at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. 

    Over their spring break, the Mariners could be found in the gym, buckling down to fine tune their skills in the lead up to their final weekend of competition, but also having a lot of fun. 

  • It takes a lot to become a champion. Hard work, patience and the tenacity to get through the ups and downs of a long hockey season.

    The Homer Hockey Pee Wee C team rose to the occasion over this past weekend and claimed the State Championship trophy for the second year in a row.

    The road to the championship was not an easy one for these 11-13 year olds.


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