Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Sunny, beautiful weather with light winds welcomed in the Homer Yacht Club’s 2016 racing series Saturday, May 14 with the Cheechako Cup.  

    Six boats navigated by Homerites made way from the end of the Spit around Gull Island twice and returned to the Spit to finish. Captain Carlin Rauch on the Martha J lead most of the race only to be caught near the finish by Erik Pullman on Nereus. Martha J prevailed at the finish though, edging out Nereus by only 18 seconds after the handicaps were calculated.    

     

  • Thirty years after winning his second state title as a Mariner wrestler, the Alaska School Activities Association is inducting Homer High School alumnus Ian Pitzman into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame. Pitzman, owner of Fortune Sea LLC and a leader in the Homer fishing community, will be the sixth Homer High athlete honored in the hall of fame. 

  • 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. 

Youth Sports

  • The Homer boys and girls track and field teams came in third overall at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Championships on Saturday, May 14. Homer’s track and field team will next take on the Colony Region Championship on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

     

    The boys earned second place in several events at the meet.

     

    Jake Richter placed second in the 100-meter and 200-meter races with times of 11.77 seconds and 23.72 seconds, respectively. Luciano Fasulo placed second in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 5 minutes and 2.59 seconds.

  • Homer High’s softball teams play three home games in a row at Jack Gist Park on May 19 through May 21.

    Varsity softball will play Soldotna High School on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. and South Anchorage on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game will also be senior day, where the team will recognize their senior players, said Homer High School athletic director Chris Perk. The previously scheduled Friday home game against West Anchorage was cancelled on May 17 due to West’s shortage of players.

  • Homer High School awarded athletes and parents Mariner Athletic Awards on Thursday, May 12. Student-athletes who excelled in academics as well as their sport, or sports, of choice were also awarded the Region III Scholar-Athlete Award.

     

     

    Mariner Manager of the Year: Jordan Raymond, wrestling

     

    Freshman Male Athlete of the Year: Luciano Fasulo, cross-country, wrestling, track

     

  • Varsity soccer plays in regions over weekend

     

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    The Mariners recognized the senior soccer players from the boys and girls varsity teams, who were accompanied by parents, siblings and friends, in between the Saturday, May 14 games against Seward.

  • The Homer varsity girls will play a home game against the Voznesenka soccer team at 4 p.m. Friday. Boys and girls varsity then face off against Seward at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. Seniors will be recognized during Saturday’s games, the last home games of the season for the Mariners.

    Boys and girls varsity soccer came out with two wins and a loss at the end of three back-to-back games at home against Palmer, Colony and Houston from May 5 to May 7.

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