Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • The 19th annual Homer Breast Cancer Run, sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, is just a month away and committee members are needed to help with the five-mile event.

    Scheduled for August 18, the run begins at Bishop's Beach Pavilion and continues through town. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; the race begins at 11 a.m.

    Anyone interested in helping can contact KBFPC at 235-3436 or kpfpc@ak.net. 

  • Tumbling and equipment classes offered by the city of Homer Community Recreation and scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have been canceled.

    For information regarding future camps, call 235-6547.  

  • 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. 

Youth Sports

  • After a basketball season that took them as far north as Barrow and as far south as Ketchikan, the Homer Mariners reached the end of the road at the Southcentral Regions Tournament in Cordova last week. 

    On Saturday, the final day of the tournament, the Mariner boys had a 48-43 victory over the Skyview Panthers in an overtime game. Kenneth Schneider scored 22 points for the Mariners and Sheldon Hutt added another 12.

  • Victories at last week’s Peninsula Conference tournament at Skyview High School in Soldotna have the Seldovia Otter boys team and Nikolaevsk Warriors girls team headed to 1A state basketball championship games in Anchorage this week.

    The Otters won the conference tournament after defeating Nikolaevsk’s boys team, 43-39. The Nikolaevsk girls maintained their unbeaten season record with a final victory against the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles, 37-20.

  • Four middle school teams from the Kenai Peninsula (Homer, Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna) competed for 10 boys medals and 10 girls medals in middle school Boroughs ski championships held March 1 in Homer.

    Races were 3 kilometers freestyle and classic.

    Homer boys landed four medals with Charles Rohr in fifth, Jordan Beachy in eighth, Jacob Davis in ninth and Caleb Rauch in10th.

    Homer girls scored five medals. Sarah Wolf placed third, Katia Holmes, fourth, Mia Alexson, fifth, and Libby Fabich, 10th.

  • When March Madness rolls around, an upset is usually lurking somewhere, and Wednesday afternoon at Skyview High School, it was the sixth-seeded Seldovia girls toppling the third-seeded Lumen Christi girls 56-47 in overtime.

    The Sea Otters had just one victory all year but picked a good time to double that victory total at the Class 1A Peninsula Conference tournament.

    “I don’t know, it was crazy,” said Seldovia Coach Tiffany Haller when asked how her team emerged victorious. “I think the girls handled it better than I did. I was having a panic attack.”

  • Gaining momentum going into the regional tournament is what gets preached to hoops teams this time of year, but it’s not always how things play out. This was the case for the Ninilchik hoops teams last week as they went a combined 1-6, with the girl’s team getting the lone win over Seldovia on Saturday. The losses weren’t for naught, as both teams gained experience, playing time and were able to find confidence in the little things going into the tournament, which began Wednesday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.


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