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

  • 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. 

  • The Homer hockey squad faces intense competition from three other teams this week at the End of the Road Shoot-Out at Kevin Bell Arena, following a disappointing weekend in Palmer.

    The team finished 0-2-1 in the weekend Palmer Hockey Showdown, falling to Wasilla 7-1 on Friday and North Pole 5-2 on Saturday.

    Friday, after a scoreless first period, Garrett Conroy, Porter Schachle and Russell Harren scored in the second before Demitry Kuzmin was able to cut it to 3-1.

  • Stubbornness and tenacity earned the Homer volleyball team a spot at the Class 3A state tournament. Upon arrival, however, that dogged approach could only carry them so far.

    A day after losing a first-round match against Valdez, it was Kotzebue that defeated Homer 3-1 in the second-chance bracket Friday at the Alaska Airlines Arena with scores of 25-19, 20-25, 25-10 and 25-18, putting an end to the Mariners’ season.

  • After wins against Kenai and SoHi on Thursday and Friday, the Homer hockey team fell 6-0 to Service on Saturday at the Peninsula Ice Challenge at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

    The Mariners defeated Kenai Central 11-7 on Thursday in the opening round of the tournament.

    Homer took a 3-0 lead after the first period but the Kardinals came back to tie the game in the third period before Homer ran away again in a wild period that saw Homer score six times and Kenai score three times.


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