Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • 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. 

  • Women’s hockey is taking over Homer this weeked for the sixth annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament on Jan. 15-17 at the Kevin Bell Arena. 

    The event is a partnership between the Homer Hockey Association and Homer Divas Women’s Hockey and features a 15-game tournament with more than 100 women competing. Players hail from Wasilla, Healy, Soldotna, Kenai and Anchorage, as well as Homer. The games begin on Friday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

Youth Sports

  • Kenai’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams came out victorious against Homer High School during the Tuesday, April 26, games at Homer High. Both games finished with scores of 5-1. Homer girls varsity is now 1-2 in conference, while the boys are 0-3.

    Andie Sonnen scored the girls’ only goal. Charles Rohr scored the boys’ single point. 

    The teams will travel up to Wasilla and Houston for conference games Friday and Saturday.

  • Homer High’s girls track and field team placed second out of 14 schools at the Kenai Invitational, held April 22 and 23. The boys team placed 11 out of 12 teams, according to the scores posted on athletic.net. 

    Track and field will host the Homer Invite on the Homer High School turf at 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. 

    Girls come in second at Kenai Invite

  • Razdolna and Kachemak Selo schools joined forces with Voznesenka School to form a full-fledged girls varsity team, ready to compete with schools from across the state. Last year, the team played at club level. Vozeneska played their first home game against Nikiski on Monday, April 25 on the Homer High turf.

     

    The Nikiski Bulldogs beat the Voznesenka Cougars in the rain-filled game, finishing with a final score of 10-1. Faena Basargin scored the Cougar’s only goal on a penalty kick in the second half.

     

  • Homer’s varsity baseball team traveled to Soldotna to kick off the season with a non-conference game against the Stars on Saturday, April 23. The Stars came out with a 10-6 victory over the Mariners. 

    Homer next faces Kodiak in back-to-back conference away games this Friday and Saturday.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) Kings took 18 athletes to the Alaska Junior Olympics Swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage April 21-24. The meet drew 500 of the fastest swimmers from around the state with the Kings finishing ninth out of 25 with a combined team score of 800.5 points. In 2015, the Kings placed 15th.

    The Kings compete next at home in their inaugural Shorebird Invite meet that will be held May 14 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center.

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