Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • HHA, Divas host Winter Jamboree

    The Kevin Bell Arena will be busy this weekend, as women hockey players from around the state meet to create a spectacular display of hockey talent.

    The Homer Hockey Association and the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey announce the seventh annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament scheduled to take place Jan. 13-15 at the ice arena on the Homer Spit.

  • Thursday, Jan. 19

    5:30-8 p.m., Weight Room, HHS Weight Room

    5:30-7 p.m. Ski & Winter Gear Swap, HHS Commons

    6-8 p.m., Pickle Ball, HERC Gym

    7-10 p.m., Telluride Mountainfilm Show #1, HHS Theatre

    8-10 p.m., Basketball, HHS Gym

    7-9 p.m., Boating Safety Class, HHS A104

    7:30-9:30 p.m., Pick up Volleyball, HMS Gym

    Friday, Jan. 20

    6-7 a.m., Morning Basketball, HMS Gym

    3:30-4:45 p.m., Youth Soccer (4th-7th grades), HERC Gym

    5-8 p.m., Pickle Ball, HERC Gym

  • Homer Community Special Olympics Bowling brought home 31 medals and four highest pinfall awards from the State Bowling Tournament in Anchorage on Nov. 18-20.

    “I think this is the best we’ve done at the tournament with all the medals and pinfall awards,” said Special Olympics Community Director Carol Shuler. “We’ve only gotten one (pinfall award) before.”

  • Hockey players from as far away as Minnesota traveled to Homer over the Oct. 28-30 weekend for the fourth annual Homer Co-Ed Adult Hockey Jamboree. In total, 56 players — many from Alaska cities such as Juneau, Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer — competed on five teams, said Homer Hockey Association Vice President Jan Rumble.

  • Homer pickleball players brought home precious medals after taking top spots in several categories in the Alaska Senior Games on Aug. 16-18.

    Janie Leask, Holly Van Pelt, Dru and Tim Renchler, Donna and Dan Holleman, Bill Bloom and Paul Knight competed in doubles and singles categories in several different age categories in Fairbanks. The pickleball players collected nine gold, two silver and two bronze medals. For Homer pickleball, the wins affirmed the players’ skills outside of the hamlet at the end of the road.

Youth Sports

  • The Homer wrestling team took ninth place Saturday at The Gut Check in Washington. The tournament, in its fourth year, features teams from Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

    Homer was ninth with 111.5 points, while Toppenish (Washington) won with 173 points.

    Jared Brant led Homer by making it all the way to the finals at 138 pounds before losing 6-2 to Josh Franich of Puyallup, Wash.

    Timmy Woo picked up a third place at 160 pounds by defeating Izaiah Duran of Battle Ground, Wash, 3-1.

    Wayne Newman, Luciano Fasulo and Tristen Cook took fifth place for Homer.

  • Homer’s U12 Pee Wee hockey team’s hard work has been paying off, as the team is currently 8-0-1 and has won three tournaments during the 2016-17 season. The Pee Wee team took first place at the Peninsula Power Play tournament in Kenai, Turkey Shootout in Anchorage, and Big Lake Hard Ice Classic in Wasilla.

    Coach Steve Nevak and assistant coach Matt Stineff credit the group of highly skilled players and the excellent coaching staff at all levels of Homer youth hockey, whose home base is Kevin Bell Arena on the Spit.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

    Upcoming events

    Homer High School

    Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

    Girls and boys basketball will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    Hockey plays a block of home games on Jan. 12-14. The Mariners will play Palmer on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Colony on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. and Wasilla on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

  • Homer Middle School’s boys and girls teams swept the borough championships for the first time in Husky history over the Dec. 17 weekend in Seward.

    The win for the girls came after a five or six year wait — the last time they picked up a borough championship was when 2016 Homer High School graduate Kayla Stafford was on the team, said HMS girls basketball head coach Zach Kudla. The school does not know if the boys have ever won a borough championship.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

    Upcoming events

    Homer High School

    Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

    Girls and boys basketball travels to Seward on Dec. 22. Girls varsity plays at 4 p.m. and boys varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. After winter break, the girls and boys will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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