Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted the 13th annual Homer Ski for Women event Feb. 7 at the Lookout Mountain trails. The snow conditions were excellent, giving the 31 skiers who showed up in costume a pleasant trail to trek across. 

    Homer’s Ski for Women acts as a benefit for South Peninsula Haven House. This year’s event brought in $715 as of Monday afternoon, said event organizer Kris Holderied. 

  • Jan Rumble, Shelly Laukitis, Karyn Noyes, Ingrid Harrald, Kay Brown, Di Carbonell and Emily Hutchison from the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey Team headed to Eagle River, Wis., last weekend to play in the USA Pond Hockey National Championships. 

    The attending Diva members moved up a division after winning the Championship Trophy in 2015. This year the Women’s bronze division had teams mostly from the Midwest, ranging from Chicago, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) Kings took 23 swimmers to compete in Kenai’s Snowball Invitational on Jan. 9. 

    Even though swimmers’ families found more ice than snow on the way to compete, they all showed and shaved seconds off of personal best times. Numerous swimmers swam personal bests and achieved new age group championship cuts and Alaska Junior Olympic championship cuts. 

  • Women’s hockey is taking over Homer this weeked for the sixth annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament on Jan. 15-17 at the Kevin Bell Arena. 

    The event is a partnership between the Homer Hockey Association and Homer Divas Women’s Hockey and features a 15-game tournament with more than 100 women competing. Players hail from Wasilla, Healy, Soldotna, Kenai and Anchorage, as well as Homer. The games begin on Friday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

  • The Homer High alumni challenge basketball game the day after Christmas took the cake or, rather, provided attendees with pies, cakes and crisps to take home. 

    While the community came out to see players from both current and past boys and girls basketball teams play, with both a silent and live dessert auction, a number went home with sweet treats of their own. 

Youth Sports

  • Mariner hockey went up against the Soldotna Stars in the first game of the North Star Conference hockey tournament on Feb. 4 at Sport Center in Soldotna. The game was close in the first and second periods, but ended with a 3-2 loss for Homer.

  • The Homer girls took the round-robin Seahawk Classic in Seward with a 3-0 record over the weekend in the round robin tournament. The Homer boys held a 1-2 record at the tournament, thanks to a close win against Glennallen.

    Homer Winter Carnival fast approaches

  • Mariner hockey went up against the Soldotna Stars in the first game of the North Star Conference hockey tournament on Feb. 4 at Sport Center in Soldotna. The game was close in the first and second periods, but ended with a 3-2 loss for Homer.

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    Feb. 4: Hockey at Regions v. Soldotna at Sport Center, 2 p.m.

    Feb. 4: Varsity girls and boys basketball v. Glennallen at Seward, 3, 4:30 p.m.

    Feb. 4: JV girls and boys basketball at Ninilchik, TBA if they win on Wednesday.
    Feb. 5: Hockey at Regions, TBA.

    Feb. 5: Varsity girls and boys basketball v. Seward at Seward, 6, 7:30 p.m.

  • The Homer Glacier Kings PeeWee D took 2nd place at the Peninsula Winter Games tournament in Soldotna and Kenai on the weekend of Jan. 23. From left are Austin Ceccarelli, Keegan Strong, Jerrin Norcross, Vlase Polushkin, Larry Dunn, Sam Banks, Addison Hanshaw, Owen Pitzman, Timmy Hatfield, Elias Allen (behind Timmy) Rorey Cook and Delilah Harris. Not pictured: Bergen Knutson.

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