Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • The Divas women’s hockey team headed to Anchorage last weekend to play in the USA Hockey Alaska State Tournament. This is their seventh year playing in the tournament, but their first year to come home with the championship banner in the novice division.

    Six teams from around the state competed in the novice division and Homer had a tough schedule facing teams they had never played before from Nome, Anchorage and the Valley. 

  • The Soccer Association of Homer invites parents to register their children ages 3-16 for summer soccer programs, which begin May 28 and run through Aug. 9.
    The program includes Little Feet for ages 3-6, recreational soccer for ages 6-12 and competitive teams. The competitive teams include U16 Girls, U17 Boys, U14 Boys and U12 Coed.
    For more information and to sign up go to homersoccer.com.
    For other information or for answers to your questions:
    • Call Lisa at 399-9133;
    • Email homersoccer@gmail.com.

  • Five members of the Kachemak Skeeters placed during the latest Trap Invitational Shoot in Wasilla on March 30. The scores are out of 100 targets.

    In the Senior Varsity Division, Andy Fetterhoff placed second with a score of 90 and Connor Seay placed third with a score of 87.

    In the Junior Varsity Division, Elias Graham placed first with a score of 90 and Alex Clark placed third with a score of 76.

    In the Intermedicate Division, Bryce Donich placed third with a score of 67.

     

  • Eighty skaters and scores of fans enjoyed the annual Ash Cup, a men’s hockey tournament, played last weekend at the Kevin Bell Arena. The name Ash Cup comes from the tournament’s first year,  when Mount Augustine erupted. 

    Six teams participated this year: three local teams, plus teams from Wasilla, Kenai and Anchorage.

  • Through April: Friday Night Fives, a noncompetitive 5k, begins at Two Sisters Bakery, 233 E. Bunnell Ave., 5:30 p.m., free.

    May 18: Special Olympics Torch Run, a 5k event that begins at the base of the Homer Spit; free or minimum $25 donation to get a T-shirt; 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start time; barbecue following the race.

Youth Sports

  • 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.

  • After a brief timeout, the Homer Mariner high school basketball teams head back into competition this week, with one at-home game tucked in the middle:

    • Friday at  Anchorage Christian School;

    • Saturday at Grace Christian School;

    • Feb. 24, Nikiski at Homer; this also is senior night for the Mariners;

    • Feb. 28 at Skyview;

    • March 1 at Seward.

  • As Olympic athletes prepared for the long road to Sochi, so did basketball teams from Ninilchik as they traveled 12 hours one-way to compete in the Tok Mix-Up over the weekend at Tok High School. The Wolverines finished 2-2, as the Lady Wolverines nearly swept their opponents, going 3-1 on the weekend. Their one loss came at the hands of host school Tok, 29-28.

  • The Susan B. English Sea Otters left their home court in Seldovia for some away games last week, taking on the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles on Feb. 14 and a scrimmage with the Homer Mariner JVs on Feb. 15.

    It was a win one, lose one trip to Soldotna for the Otters, with the boys claiming a 56-53 victory against the Eagles and the girls a 57-17 loss. In Homer, the boys racked up another victory with a 62-31 win over the Mariner JVs. The girls lost their game against Homer, but narrowed the spread to 34-21.

  • Six local swimmers were in Fairbanks last week for the three-day Alaska Swimming Age Group Championship.

    Held at the Hamme Swimming Pool, organized by Northern Area Aquatics and sanctioned by USA Swimming and Alaska Swimming, the event included swimmers from Kodiak, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, several Anchorage and Southeast teams, Chugiak, Wasilla, King Salmon and Fairbanks, in addition to Homer.


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