Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • In the fifth ice race of the season, the youngest drivers provided plenty of exciting action Sunday on Beluga Lake.

    While Teddy Handley in car 88 and Brenden Fuson in car 23 jousted for first place lap after lap, Solstice Kraszeki in car 52 and Rhythm Beckett-Cook in car 5 had their own race going.

    “The girls have been best friends for as long as they can remember so they had a fantastic time racing each other,” writes Becky Ravin, scorekeeper for the Homer Ice Racing association. “Rhythm was driving a stick shift for the first time and caught on really fast.”

  • The Homer Ice Racing Association is gearing up for its fifth race of the season on Sunday. Races start at noon on Beluga Lake and spectators are welcome. There is no charge.

    One of the highlights of the season has been the addition of kids' racing.

    "This last Sunday we had five kids racing," writes Becky Ravin, scorekeeper for the association. "They have such a good time and it's a great experience for them. Sometimes one or more doesn't finish the race because they get the car stuck on the berm but they are always smiling when they get out of the car."

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    In the final week of Broomball League play, Alice’s Scoundrels and the Beluga Lake Bombers tied for the top score with two goals apiece against each other and one goal apiece against the Down East Grayskulls, who finished in last place.

    MVP awards for the week went to Liz Villarreal of the Scoundrels, Rudy Multz of the Bombers and Theresa Tilter and Matt Creamer of the Grayskulls.

  • The annual Fun Run held by Snomads lived up to its name Saturday, with more than 100 adults participating and another 30 youngsters joining the fun, said Snomads President Steve Parizek.

    "We even had Toras Fisk out there," said Parizek of the 90-year-old charter member of the snowmachine club. "And we had some people from Bolivia, Germany and Mexico, and Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers President Rick Northey and his entourage from the central peninsula."

  • Alice's wins, ties in Broomball

    This week in Broomball, Alice's Scoundrels scored four goals against the Beluga Lake Bombers and one against the Down East Grayskulls. Grayskulls scored one each against the Bombers and the Scoundrels. The Bombers scored three against the Grayskulls and one against Alice's.

    This week's most valuable players are Jason Herreman of the Scoundrels, Chris Gordon of the Bombers and Jesse Classen of the Grayskulls.

    Ice Rink holds fundraiser

Youth Sports

  • Wrapping up a storm of nearly non-stop basketball, the Nikolaevsk Warriors played the Ninilchik Wolverines at the Warrior Dome on Jan. 28. The Nikolaevsk girls claimed a 55-17 win and the boys a 53-24 victory. 

    The following day, Lumen Christi teams were guests of Nikolaevsk, with the Warriors claiming another double victory. The Warrior girls team won 60-14 and the boys team won 69-33.

    On Jan. 30, the Nanwalek boys team traveled to Nikolaevsk, with Nikolaevsk scoring 70 and Nanwalek 44.

  • Region III Hockey Tournament kicks off today at the Kevin Bell Arena. 

    “This is a very special event that only comes around every six years,” said John Carlin, Homer High’s head hockey coach. “I told the athletes, from freshmen to seniors, that they’ll never experience this at this rink again.”

    In addition to Homer, teams will represent Colony, Kenai, Palmer, SoHi and Wasilla.

  • Even with spring-like weather, it’s isn’t spring-like enough to move from Homer Community Recreation’s indoor soccer program to an outdoor setting. Unless you’re one of the handful of Homer hockey players intent on developing what they’ve learned about the sport at home.

    That’s exactly what Maggie Koplin and Samantha Draves, students at Homer High School, and Oliver Beck, Simon Dye and Charlie Rohr, Homer Middle School students, are doing. 

  • The 2014 Ninilchik Invitational Championship Tournament will be held Feb. 5-8 and features boys and girls teams from Skyview, Unalakleet, Chevak, Noorvik, Noatak and Ninilchik.

    The four days of play begin Feb. 5 with:

    Game 1: Chevak girls vs. Noorvik, 2 p.m.

    Game 2: Chevak boys vs. Noorvik, 3:30 p.m.

    Game 3: Noatak girls vs. Ninilchik, 5 p.m.

  • The Popeye Wrestling Club will hold a pre-season banquet at Homer Middle School from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday. This is an opportunity to learn about the club and how it continues to expand. It’s also a chance to learn how wrestling can teach members about sportsmanship, individuality, team concepts and the value of physical activity.


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