Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • The Kachemak Swim Club, KSC, Kings took 18 athletes to the Alaska Junior Olympics (JO) Swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, April 23-26; the meet drew 500 of the fastest swimmers from the 33 teams in the state with the Kings finishing 15th with 286 points. 

    Winning the meet was the Aurora Swim Team of Anchorage with 4,559 points, followed by Glacier Swim Club of Juneau (2,859 points) and Northern Lights Swim Club of Anchorage (2,729) points. 

  • Wondering what to have for lunch May 8? Wonder no more. The Homer athletes of Special Olympics Alaska have cooked up a solution: a boxed lunch prepared “bento” style, bento being a packed lunch of Japanese origin.

    The Homer version features a choice of salmon, a chicken thigh or tofu, served with rice and topped with teriyaki sauce, and accompanied by steamed broccoli and fruit. Tessa Drais will be doing the cooking with help from volunteers.

  • Last year more than 170 entrants took to the Spit Trail for the Migration Run, a 5K USATF-certified event. This year, organizers are hoping to attract 200 participants to the May 10 event that not only occurs during Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, but also takes place on Mother’s Day.

    And here’s the thing: You don’t have to be a runner to take part. Reflecting KBRC’s philosophy, walkers and stroller-pushing entrants are welcome.

  • Two women with strong ties to Freeman were prominently featured as the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inducted 20 people last weekend.

    Neysa Villa and Jane Wipf Wiebe were honored at the organization’s 2015 inductee banquet at the Sioux Falls Convention Center Saturday evening, April 11.

  • There will be plenty of action at the Kevin Bell Arena as 10 teams and about 120 skaters take to the ice this weekend in the annual Ash Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament.

    Teams from Homer, Anchorage, Kenai and Soldotna will compete for the Ash Cup, so named after Augustine erupted one year during the tourney and the trophy cup was filled with ash.

Youth Sports

  • It has been a roller coaster sea- son for the Mariners girls soccer team. Though the team faced formi- dable challenges this past week go- ing up against both Kenai and Grace Christian School, the team pulled it together on Saturday for a 5-0 win against Nikiski.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) Kings took 16 athletes to the Splash Into Spring Invitational Swim Meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, May 8-9. The meet drew 300 athletes from eight teams. The Kings swam to an outstanding 75 percent individual and relay personal re- cords (PRs).

  • After a series of losses, the Mariners boys’ soccer team proved they were still a force to be reckoned with as the boys scored a 4-0 win against Kodiak on Tuesday.

    Freshmen Charles Rohr hit the ground running scoring a goal in the first half with an assist from Ren Carroll, a junior. The mo- mentum Rohr began in the first half only grew in the second.

  • An intense and exciting game played out last Friday as the Mariners boys’ soccer team squared off against Palmer. The game was neck and neck for the first half, with Palmer stealing away with a single goal keeping the Mariners at bay. 

    Thanks to fleet-footed freshman Charles Rohr, the Mariners took away the match in the second half for a 3-1 one win.

    “Yeah it was exciting because we had to come from behind,” Coach Warren Waldorf said.  “The boys really played well this game, they worked well together.”

  • The Mariner girls soccer team had a successful weekend, bringing home two wins against Palmer and Colony teams.

    On Friday the varsity team defeated Palmer 3-1. While Palmer played well and made for a formidable challenge, the Mariners’ resilience and leadership shone through. 

    Sophomore Desiree Cleary out maneuvered the completion and scored twice, with Rachell Ellert, a junior, and Aspen Daigle, a senior, assisting. 

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