Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Sea to Ski Triathlon Sunday

  • The Homer Broomball League is hosting the End of the Road Broomball tournament this weekend.

    With teams from as far away as Bethel and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, the weekend promises to be a competitive one.

    Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday games begin at 10 a.m. and continue through 7 p.m.

    The on-ice flash mob event is scheduled Saturday from 1-1:15 p.m.

  • The annual Ski for Free Day, which is sponsored by the Kachemak Ski Club and Homer Electric Association, was Sunday at the Ohlson Mountain rope tow. More than 100 skiers and snowboarders were there.  It was a great day of winter fun, with some of the kids lining up on the hill to spell out HEA, said Joe Gallagher, public relations coordinator for HEA.

  • Make that a three-point win for Anchorage angler Leszek Kuligowski, top angler in Saturday’s 20th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament.

    Kuligowski claimed a $15,372 first-place check for reeling in a 35.1-pound king salmon. He also took home $25,875 in side bets. And, fishing from his own boat, Kuligowski claimed the John Hillstrand Memorial Award for being captain of the first-place fish.

  • 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.”

Youth Sports

  • 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.

  • It was a five-school rumble at the ConocoPhillips Nikolaevsk Warrior Dome on Jan. 16-18, with Birchwood Christian, Kalskag, Nenana, Nikolaevsk and Skyview heating up the boards.

    Nenana took first place in the boys competition, with Nikolaevsk in second and Kalskag in third. In the girls competition, Skyview took first place, Nikolaevsk second and Nenana third.


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