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

  • 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.

  • The Popeye Wrestling Club took 24 wrestlers to the Anchorage Freestyle Wrestling Club’s two-day event last weekend.

    This weekend they are the hosts, with as many as 400 wrestlers representing 20 different teams from around the state heading to the Alice Witte Gym at Homer High School.

    The Anchorage tournament on Friday featured a Greco-Roman Tournament that only allows wrestlers to attack from the waist up. Intermediate, 9-10, Lucas Barnard, 54 pounds, finished first by pinning Noah Romesburg of AFWC.

  • Mathew Plant, of Power Plant Productions, is trying to give back to the community that raised him. Combining his personal love for professional wrestling and his gratitude for vocational education, Plant is teaming up with New Frontier Wrestling Alliance to create a scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior in the career technology education program at Homer High School (see info box, this page).

    “Everybody has a story about wrestling, whether they hate it or watched it growing up with a family member,” said Plant.

  • Three southern Kenai Peninsula teams — the Seldovia Otters boys team and the Nikolaevsk Warriors girls and boys teams — have made their presence known at the 32-team 1A State Basketball Championships in Anchorage.

  • Having already won five games in the State Championship Hockey Tournament for Squirt Tier III in Wasilla, including one earlier that morning, on Monday afternoon the Homer Hockey Glacier Kings Squirt C team headed back on the ice for the final game of the tournament. Tired though they may have been, they did everything Coach Chris Owen knew they could do and scored a 3-1 victory against a Kenai team that has been their archenemy.

    “It’s been back and forth all year, but we got the upper hand on them this time,” said Owen.


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