Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • 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)

  • Shoreline Golf set to open Friday

    Shoreline Golf at Mile 6.5 East End Road opens at 10 a.m. Friday for the season. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The golf course was built in 1986 by current owners Dave and Beth Schroer. 

    After selling it in 1994, the Schroers repurchased the golf course and opened it in 2012. 

    For more information, call 235-8544.

    Fireweed Meadows also plans to open this weekend

  • 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

Youth Sports

  • By McKibben Jackinsky

    Staff writer

    With the state champs decided in basketball, hockey and skiing, it’s time for the Homer High School Mariners to move on to the sports of spring: baseball, softball, soccer and track. The next two months promise plenty of activity for the teams and offer plenty of opportunities for fans to show their
    support and even lend a hand.

  • The Homer High school Mariners girls’ soccer team is offering a clinic for youth ages 5-14, taught by Mariner coaches and players and held at the high school gym on April 5:

    • 9-10:30 a.m.: 5- to 9-year-old boys and girls;

    • 10:30 a.m.-noon: 10- to 14-year-old boys and girls.

  • It was shoulder-to-shoulder action at Homer High School’s Alice Witte Gymnasium on Saturday, as 370 wrestlers from Southcentral Alaska participated in the annual Popeye Wrestling Freestyle Tournament.

    Pairs of wrestlers dominated the gym floor that was divided to accommodate eight matches at a time. Start and stop whistles were blown. Coaches shouted directions. Family members cheered. A computer-generated schedule of who was wrestling when was displayed on the gym wall and on a wall in the commons area.

  • The Seldovia boys basketball team had to fight its way through a tough schedule this season, which made the Sea Otters look worse than they really were.

    In the end, however, it paid off with the best end result at a state tournament.

    Seldovia topped Shaktoolik 66-55 in the Class 1A tournament to grab third-place honors. The previous best finish for a Seldovia squad was fifth place in the 2008 tournament at the 2A level.

  • In a span of five minutes, Nikolaevsk basketball fans were dealt a loss and a victory Wednesday afternoon at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

    On one court, there was the Nikolaevsk boys team falling short in a 62-51 loss to the King Cove T-Jacks that determined the Class 1A boys consolation champion.

    On the court next to it, separated only by a large, black curtain, there was the Nikolaevsk girls team cruising to a 45-26 win over conference rival Cook Inlet Academy to claim the Class 1A girls consolation crown.


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