Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Ten swimmers from Homer traveled to Anchorage last week for the Alaska Junior Olympic Championships. In the 11- to 12-year-old boy’s division, Clayton Arndt swam to an overall third place finish with 127 points. In that same division, Griffin Downey, also of the Kachemak Seim Club, placed 13th with 61 points.

    Following are the results of the Homer swimmers who attended the meet:

     

     Alaska Junior Olympics Championship

  • 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.

Youth Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.


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