Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • For most people in Homer, cold weather suggests that it might be time to stop hanging around the Spit for the season. 

    But at the Kevin Bell Arena, winter winds this weekend meant the fun was just beginning.

    More than 50 people from all over Alaska plunged onto the frozen rink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to participate in the Homer Hockey Association’s third annual Adult Coed Jamboree. 

  • Week 2 of the Homer City Basketball League kicked off with a close game between the Slammin’ Salmon and K-12 on Monday night. K-12 were the winners, with Brandon Young scoring 12 of the team’s 45 points to the Salmon’s 42. In Game No. 2, Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the high scorer, bringing in 18 points against ABI. The final score was 42-39, with Riptide in the lead.

  • The Homer City League started a new season Monday night, with Game No. 1 between ABI and The Splash Bros earning “Game of the Week” honors.

    ABI won the game, 39-35. After ABI took a 14-point lead, The Splash Bros made a late comeback to make it close game. ABI, however, held on for the close win. ABI’s Joe Kneen was high scorer with 8 points. 

    In Game No. 2, Riptide defeated K-12, 55-36. Best Western’s Dan Miotke was high scorer with 22 points.

    In Game No. 3, the Titans defeated Smooth Ops, 70-61. 

  • Homer will host the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble this weekend. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. Friday night with duals. Action on Saturday starts at 10:30 a.m. for an individual tourney which runs until 4:30 p.m. 

    This weekend’s action follows trips to Bethel and Kenai, where the Mariners held their own.

  • Kevin Bell Arena opens Sept. 21

    Homer’s community ice rink, the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit, opens for its 10th season on Sept. 21 with hockey, broomball, curling and figure skating for every age. For information on how to register for programs and the event calendar, visit www.kevinbellarena.org.

     

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Youth Sports

  • Zoey Magee and Natalie Farren perform a duet skating piece at the Kevin Bell Arena 10-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 9. The performance was just one of many figure skating  pieces by those participating in the WeSkate figure skating program. The weekend before the anniversary celebration, the skaters participated in the Riverside competition in Soldotna. Six skaters competed and all came back with medals varying from first to fifth place.

  • Both the Popeye and Anchor Kings wrestling clubs participated in the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge in Wasilla last weekend. And both clubs brought home medals.

    Popeye Wrestlers 

    Popeye Wrestling Club traveled to Wasilla this weekend to participate in a two-day event for Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge.

  • Homer High School’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams played through the cold rain on Saturday, each earning wins against Eagle River. 

    Soccer games are only cancelled in the case of snow, said Homer High School Athletic Director Chris Perk. Despite the wet weather, the teams were not thrown off course.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club Kings attended the Southcentral Area Sprint Championship Meet in Kenai last weekend and brought home several top honors. Teams from Kenai, Soldotna and Seward also participated in the meet. It was a clean sweep for KSC’s 9-10 year old boys; Luke Nelson, Lukas Story and Nathan Overson nabbed first, second and third place high-point honors.

    Carly Nelson, Luke Nelson and Madison Story placed first in all of their events. The Kings placed third overall for team points and won the spirit award trophy.

  • The Popeye Wrestling Club traveled to Soldotna on April 2 for the Soldotna Whalers Freestyle Tournament. Popeye took 24 wrestlers who all wrestled their hearts out. Out of 24 wrestlers, Popeye brought home 14 medals: six in first place, five in second place and three in third place. Popeye placed sixth as a team out of 17 clubs.

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