Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Riptide undefeated 

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    Game 1 of the Homer City Basketball League’s third week was a stunning victory for Riptide against the Splash Bros — 63 to 34. Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the game’s high scorer with 21 points. Game 2 was a little closer. The Timberwolves managed to pull off a win Monday night with 46 points to the Titans’ 34, 19 of them brought in by T-Wolf Nick Finley.

  • For most people in Homer, cold weather suggests that it might be time to stop hanging around the Spit for the season. 

    But at the Kevin Bell Arena, winter winds this weekend meant the fun was just beginning.

    More than 50 people from all over Alaska plunged onto the frozen rink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to participate in the Homer Hockey Association’s third annual Adult Coed Jamboree. 

  • Week 2 of the Homer City Basketball League kicked off with a close game between the Slammin’ Salmon and K-12 on Monday night. K-12 were the winners, with Brandon Young scoring 12 of the team’s 45 points to the Salmon’s 42. In Game No. 2, Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the high scorer, bringing in 18 points against ABI. The final score was 42-39, with Riptide in the lead.

  • The Homer City League started a new season Monday night, with Game No. 1 between ABI and The Splash Bros earning “Game of the Week” honors.

    ABI won the game, 39-35. After ABI took a 14-point lead, The Splash Bros made a late comeback to make it close game. ABI, however, held on for the close win. ABI’s Joe Kneen was high scorer with 8 points. 

    In Game No. 2, Riptide defeated K-12, 55-36. Best Western’s Dan Miotke was high scorer with 22 points.

    In Game No. 3, the Titans defeated Smooth Ops, 70-61. 

  • Homer will host the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble this weekend. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. Friday night with duals. Action on Saturday starts at 10:30 a.m. for an individual tourney which runs until 4:30 p.m. 

    This weekend’s action follows trips to Bethel and Kenai, where the Mariners held their own.

Youth Sports

  • Eve Black demonstrates the proper pitching stance with Homer High School Lady Mariners softball pitcher McKi Needham during a pitching clinic last Friday at Homer High School. Black is a former University of Washington pitcher and coach. Girls from throughout the Kenai Peninsula attended the clinic.

  • The Homer Mariners finished sixth with 86 points among 43 wrestling teams at the annual Lancer Smith Memorial tournament Friday and Saturday at Colony High School. It’s considered the toughest tournament in Alaska.

    The Mariners are taking this week off before hosting the Voznesenka Cougars in a dual at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to celebrate Senior Night. 

    South won the Lancer Smith tourney with 224.5 points, while Colony finished second with 178.5.

  • Levi Hensley scored the game-winning goal for Soldotna early in the third period against Homer and the Stars went on to beat the Mariners 5-4 Saturday at the End of the Road Shootout tournament in Homer.

    Dimond’s JV won the tournament with a 3-0 record.

    Hensley broke a 2-2 tie with an assist from Cameron Knowlton with 12 minutes, 21 seconds, remaining in the game, and Ethan Brown added an insurance goal just 1:51 later.

  • This week, the Homer High wrestling team travels to what coach Chris Perk calls “the toughest meet in Alaska,” the Lancer Smith Memorial in Palmer. There, they’ll face nearly every team in the state, including both 4A and Small Schools. The JV team will also wrestle at the Colony Scramble. 

    As the coach of a rising wrestling squad, Perk is seeing early returns on the effort to build up a successful program.

  • Homer Glacier King Pee Wee C’s took the title of 2015 Peninsula Power Play Tournament Champions in the annual tournament held in Kenai and Soldotna last weekend. The tournament fielded a division of six Pee Wee Tier III teams from around Southcentral Alaska. 


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