Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • With the clock hitting 0:55:23, Lex Treinen was the first Ironman to cross the finish line of the 2014 Sea to Ski, a combination run, bike, ski event sponsored by the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and Homer Saw and Cycle on Sunday. The first Ironwoman was Hanna Young, with a finish time of 1:06:16.

  • In a weekend of fundraising events, Julie Winters, 30, from Anchorage, made her world professional wrestling debut last Friday, in the Homer High School commons. According to the New Frontier Wrestling Alliance’s Alaska Facebook page, the wrestlers on the event card, including Winters, brought in a cumulative $900 from two shows over the weekend.  At a similar event in Wasilla, the money went to Hope for Heroes and a fan in need. Homer-grown Power Plant Productions helped raise a $500 scholarship, for a vocational technologies student at HHS.

  • If you think March Madness is all about hoops, then you missed the Kachemak Swim Club’s 2014 March Madness at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center last weekend.

    “It was a good meet. A really good meet,” said KSC Coach Rebecca Hardy. “(The pool) was packed.”

    In addition to Homer, there were swimmers from Seward, Soldotna, Kenai and a former Homer swimmer who came all the way down from Wasilla to participate.

  • Mathew Plant, of Power Plant Productions, is trying to give back to the community that raised him. Combining his personal love for professional wrestling and his gratitude for vocational education, Plant is teaming up with New Frontier Wrestling Alliance to create a scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior in the career technology education program at Homer High School (see info box, this page).

    “Everybody has a story about wrestling, whether they hate it or watched it growing up with a family member,” said Plant.

  • The Divas Women’s Hockey Team hosted the U18 Firebirds from Anchorage this weekend at the Kevin Bell Arena. The Advanced Divas won their game 3-1, and the remainder of the Diva teams played competitively, but were unable to pull off the win. This is the fifth year the Firebirds have come to play the Divas and the first time the Divas have won a game.

Youth Sports

  • In their first State competition since 2003, the Homer High Mariner volleyball team scored a fifth-place finish and received the academic achievement award for a collective 3.84 grade point average. 

    “Many of these players are in upper level courses, such as AP classes. They miss a lot of school and must work really hard to juggle school work, athletics and a social life. It is a great honor to get this award as student athletes,” Head Coach Beth Trowbridge told the Homer News.

  • Bundle up against the keep-the-ice-frozen temps of the Kevin Bell Arena and prepare for some “hot hockey action” this weekend as the Homer Mariners take on teams from Houston, Bartlett and SoHi in the three-day End of the Road Shootout. 

    “These teams represent different areas — Anchorage, the valley and the peninsula — so it’s a collective group and will be exciting to see where we stand,” said Mariner Head Coach John Carlin.

  • The Bruins Basketball, for first- and second-grade boys and girls, began this week, and continues through Dec. 1. It meets at the Paul Banks Elementary School gym at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 24 and Dec. 1 and 2. For more information, call Merlin Cordes, 299-0303.

  • Mother Nature pulled a fast one on Tuesday’s scheduled volleyball games in Seldovia. With the ferry unable to dock in Homer, the Nikolaevsk Warrior’s mixed six volleyball team, both junior varsity and varsity, was unable to travel to the south side of Kachemak Bay to play the Seldovia Otters. Next on Nikolaevsk’s schedule is a 6 p.m. community scrimmage on Monday, followed by junior varsity and varsity games against Ninilchik at Nikolaevsk on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  • Homer Hockey Association Bantam C team, coached by Steve Nevak, were the champions of the Fall Frost Tournament in Palmer last weekend. They beat the Wasilla Jr. Avalanche 5-2 in championship play on Sunday. 


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