Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Youth Sports

  • Homer’s Popeye Wrestlers opened their season with a quality performance, with eighth-grader Teddy Croft being named the Tanana Champion.

    Croft, wrestling at 125 pounds, has built a solid wrestling resume, triple crown winner two years ago, two-time borough champion, and two-time Tanana place-winner.  This is all before he begins what could be an exciting high school experience.  

    Add a Tanana Championship (the unofficial state tournament for grades 6, 7 and 8) hosted at Tanana Middle School in Fairbanks, to the list.  

  • The Nikolaevsk Warriors took care of the Seldovia Otters in men’s and women’s basketball last Friday in true number one seed fashion. The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Otters 57-14 and the Warriors, led by Jaruby Nelson’s 35 points, beat the Otters 66-51. The Nikolaevsk men’s and women’s have taken care of business this season and hold the number one seed going into the regional tournament this week at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

  • The Homer girls basketball team completed a solid week with a 42-26 victory over host Seward on Saturday in Southcentral Conference play.

    For the week, the Mariners swept foes in the conference’s Southern Division, topping Nikiski on Monday, Skyview on Friday and Seward on Saturday.

    Homer led Seward 8-6 after the first quarter and 16-10 at the half. Homer then upped the lead to 26-16 after three quarters.

  • In their one game of the week, the Wolverines of Ninilchik took care of the ball and their opponent from start to finish in their 50-22 win on Tuesday night. The JV squad from Homer couldn’t quite get things going their way and the Wolverines took advantage from the beginning.

    “It was pretty even scoring for us, everyone on our team scored except for two guys,” said Head Coach Nick Finley.

  • It was three days of basketball on the south side of Kachemak Bay last week at a tournament held by Seldovia’s Susan B. English High School.

    Teams from Cook Inlet Academy, Nanwalek, Nikolaevsk and Seldovia battled from Thursday through Saturday, with the Nikolaevsk Warriors boys team taking first place in the tournament.


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