Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • More than 30 runners, walkers, cyclists and a few stroller-riding toddlers participated in the “Soles for Hospice” on Saturday, Hospice of Homer’s second annual 5K fun run. Beginning at the Hospice of Homer offices on East End Road, the non-timed activity ended with a reception at the Bear Creek Winery’s finish line. 

    More than $650 was raised at the event, including the fun-run’s registration fee and tickets for an art raffle won by Shirley Forquer.

  • The 19th annual Breast Cancer Run was a brilliant field of pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, from the two- and four-legged athletes to the marimba band, Shamwari, to the patches of fireweed along the course.

    “We were delighted to have a total of 83 participants in the 2013 Breast Cancer 5-mile run and 1-mile walk,” said Heather O’Connor, executive director of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, sponsor of the event.

  • This past weekend local athletes traveled from Homer to Anchorage to participate in a “3v3,” three versus three, soccer tournament.

    Homer was represented by three teams:

    • The womens team was comprised of Heidi Johnson, Karen Weston, Claudia Haines and Amy Russell;

    • Henry Russell, Seamus Sholz, and Tucker Weston competed together;

    • The remaining team was comprised of Owen Glasman, Ethan Anderson, Parker Sorenson, Elijah Johnson and Phin Weston.

  • There are two running and walking fundraisers planned for this weekend:

    The K-Bay 5K Run for Leo, a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis, will be at 5 p.m. Friday. The course begins at Homer High School and ends at Kachemak City Community Center.

    T-shirts are free, as long as they last, for donations of $25 or more. Early entry is online at leosheroes.org.

Youth Sports

  • The Homer Middle School Husky and Chapman School Eagle wrestling teams went to Soldotna on Friday for a tune-up before this weekend’s Borough Championships. Members were put into pools and wrestled two or three matches in each pool. 

  • Nikolaevsk’s Warrior Dome welcomed basketball teams from King Cove and Cook Inlet Academy recently. 

    In games on Feb. 12, the Nikolaevsk girls scored a 40-28 victory over King Cove. Kayla Stafford put 15 points on the board, with Sophia Kalugin scoring 12.

    It was a different story for the Nikolaevsk boys, however. They suffered a 66-32 loss, an unusual turn of events for the Warriors. Felemon Molodih and Jonah Fefelov were the top scorers, with nine points each. Anfim Kalugin scored eight.

  • After a brief timeout, the Homer Mariner high school basketball teams head back into competition this week, with one at-home game tucked in the middle:

    • Friday at  Anchorage Christian School;

    • Saturday at Grace Christian School;

    • Feb. 24, Nikiski at Homer; this also is senior night for the Mariners;

    • Feb. 28 at Skyview;

    • March 1 at Seward.

  • As Olympic athletes prepared for the long road to Sochi, so did basketball teams from Ninilchik as they traveled 12 hours one-way to compete in the Tok Mix-Up over the weekend at Tok High School. The Wolverines finished 2-2, as the Lady Wolverines nearly swept their opponents, going 3-1 on the weekend. Their one loss came at the hands of host school Tok, 29-28.

  • The Susan B. English Sea Otters left their home court in Seldovia for some away games last week, taking on the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles on Feb. 14 and a scrimmage with the Homer Mariner JVs on Feb. 15.

    It was a win one, lose one trip to Soldotna for the Otters, with the boys claiming a 56-53 victory against the Eagles and the girls a 57-17 loss. In Homer, the boys racked up another victory with a 62-31 win over the Mariner JVs. The girls lost their game against Homer, but narrowed the spread to 34-21.


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