Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run.

    For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of the Homer Spit. In 2012, Moe finished in a time of 33:23, but on Saturday he dashed across the finish in 32:40.

  • Hospice of Homer is bringing its annual fundraising golf tournament to Homer on June 15. While the event worked well over the last three years at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point, the opportunity to hold it at Shoreline Golf at 6.5-mile East End Road was irresistible.

    Now that Beth and Dave Schroer, along with their son and daughter in-law Frank and Ellen Schroer, have reopened the 9-hole, 10-acre course, hospice officials hope the closer proximity will increase local enthusiasm for the already popular event.

  • Energy was high on Saturday as the sun greeted the annual Memorial Weekend “Sourdough” race sponsored by the Homer Yacht Club.  

    This was the club’s second race of the year. 

    Four boats participated with Arctica coming in first, followed by Dolphin, Morning Star and Thetis.

    “The day was perfect racing conditions,” said Erik Pullman, vice president of the club.

  • Although the weather was stunning on Saturday, the turnout for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games was low. Still, the 18 participants gave it their all and raced as if there was an enormous crowd cheering them on. 

    Next year, Mike Illg, coordinator of the city of Homer’s Community Recreation Program and sponsor of the games, plans to get more kids involved. 

    “It’s a wonderful opportunity to get kids active, having fun and to learn more about the sport of track and field,” said Illg. 

  • GIRLS Long jump (9-10)

    1. Rachel Bolin 5’4”

    2. Aspen Etzwiler 4’6”

    BOYS Long Jump (9-10)

    1. Sawyer Lowe 5’5 ½”

    2. Tim Hatfield 5’

    3. Owen Pitzman 4’7 1/2” 

    BOYS Softball Throw (9-10)

Youth Sports

  • After battling a season of little snow and lots of ice, Homer Mariner skiers spent three days wrapping up their season at state competition on Anchorage’s Kincaid Trials Feb. 20-22. With hundreds of skiers from 17 schools competing, the boys and girls teams from South Anchorage High School are the new state champions. The Homer boys team placed 16th and the girls took 14th place. 

  • Homer Middle School’s Huskies journeyed to Seward for the 2014 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Wrestling Championships. The eight wrestlers included Ian Stovall at 80 pounds, Dexter Lowe at 85, McKenzie Cook at 110, Teddy Croft at 132, Tristin Cook at 138, Fiona Green at 145, Levi King also at 145, and Wyatt Alborn at 155, all representing Homer in the battle for the borough title on Feb. 22.

  • Homer Mariner seniors on the basketball boys and girls teams, as well as the cheer squad were honored Monday night at the last game the Mariners will play on the home court this season.

    Among those introduced, joined by family and friends, and greeted with flowers and applause were:

    Tabitha Drover, cheer squad manager;

    Waricha “Mook” Thoechanthuek, cheer squad;

    Yursa Sahi, cheer squad, exchange student;

  • The Homer Middle School Husky and Chapman School Eagle wrestling teams went to Soldotna on Friday for a tune-up before this weekend’s Borough Championships. Members were put into pools and wrestled two or three matches in each pool. 

  • Nikolaevsk’s Warrior Dome welcomed basketball teams from King Cove and Cook Inlet Academy recently. 

    In games on Feb. 12, the Nikolaevsk girls scored a 40-28 victory over King Cove. Kayla Stafford put 15 points on the board, with Sophia Kalugin scoring 12.

    It was a different story for the Nikolaevsk boys, however. They suffered a 66-32 loss, an unusual turn of events for the Warriors. Felemon Molodih and Jonah Fefelov were the top scorers, with nine points each. Anfim Kalugin scored eight.


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