Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is staging a Superhero 5K run-walk at the Kenai park strip at 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for best costumes.

    The course begins at the park strip and winds through downtown Kenai. Register for the run online at tinyurl.com/kenai-superhero or visit the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s office at 150 N. Willow for a printed entry form. 

  • Taking a break from the club’s busy summer racing schedule, members of Homer Yacht Club are sailing to Jakolof Bay Saturday for a picnic.

    Four more races remain this season: the Converse Cup on Aug. 3, Founders Cup on Aug. 17, Kachemak Cup on Aug. 31 and Fireweed Cup on Sept. 14. For more information, visit www.homeryachtclub.org.

  • The Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association is holding a horse show at the Cottonwood Horse Park this Saturday.

    For more information, contact KBEA ata kbayea@gmail.com. 

  • Having just competed in the 17th annual two-day Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta on June 29-30, local captains and crews were back on the starting line Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July.

    It wasn’t exactly a firecracker start, however, due to a lack of sail-filling wind.

    “At the start, the winds dropped to near zero and most of the fleet wandered across the start line thanks to a few puffs and meandering currents,” said Eric Pullman, the club’s vice commodore and captain of Nereus, one of the entrants in Saturday’s race.

  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run.

    For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of the Homer Spit. In 2012, Moe finished in a time of 33:23, but on Saturday he dashed across the finish in 32:40.

Youth Sports

  • Region III Hockey Tournament kicks off today at the Kevin Bell Arena. 

    “This is a very special event that only comes around every six years,” said John Carlin, Homer High’s head hockey coach. “I told the athletes, from freshmen to seniors, that they’ll never experience this at this rink again.”

    In addition to Homer, teams will represent Colony, Kenai, Palmer, SoHi and Wasilla.

  • Even with spring-like weather, it’s isn’t spring-like enough to move from Homer Community Recreation’s indoor soccer program to an outdoor setting. Unless you’re one of the handful of Homer hockey players intent on developing what they’ve learned about the sport at home.

    That’s exactly what Maggie Koplin and Samantha Draves, students at Homer High School, and Oliver Beck, Simon Dye and Charlie Rohr, Homer Middle School students, are doing. 

  • The 2014 Ninilchik Invitational Championship Tournament will be held Feb. 5-8 and features boys and girls teams from Skyview, Unalakleet, Chevak, Noorvik, Noatak and Ninilchik.

    The four days of play begin Feb. 5 with:

    Game 1: Chevak girls vs. Noorvik, 2 p.m.

    Game 2: Chevak boys vs. Noorvik, 3:30 p.m.

    Game 3: Noatak girls vs. Ninilchik, 5 p.m.

  • The Popeye Wrestling Club will hold a pre-season banquet at Homer Middle School from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday. This is an opportunity to learn about the club and how it continues to expand. It’s also a chance to learn how wrestling can teach members about sportsmanship, individuality, team concepts and the value of physical activity.

  • It was a five-school rumble at the ConocoPhillips Nikolaevsk Warrior Dome on Jan. 16-18, with Birchwood Christian, Kalskag, Nenana, Nikolaevsk and Skyview heating up the boards.

    Nenana took first place in the boys competition, with Nikolaevsk in second and Kalskag in third. In the girls competition, Skyview took first place, Nikolaevsk second and Nenana third.


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