Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • 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.

  • Through April: Friday Night Fives, a noncompetitive 5k, begins at Two Sisters Bakery, 233 E. Bunnell Ave., 5:30 p.m., free.

    May 18: Special Olympics Torch Run, a 5k event that begins at the base of the Homer Spit; free or minimum $25 donation to get a T-shirt; 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start time; barbecue following the race.

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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