Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Riptide undefeated 

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    Game 1 of the Homer City Basketball League’s third week was a stunning victory for Riptide against the Splash Bros — 63 to 34. Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the game’s high scorer with 21 points. Game 2 was a little closer. The Timberwolves managed to pull off a win Monday night with 46 points to the Titans’ 34, 19 of them brought in by T-Wolf Nick Finley.

  • For most people in Homer, cold weather suggests that it might be time to stop hanging around the Spit for the season. 

    But at the Kevin Bell Arena, winter winds this weekend meant the fun was just beginning.

    More than 50 people from all over Alaska plunged onto the frozen rink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to participate in the Homer Hockey Association’s third annual Adult Coed Jamboree. 

  • Week 2 of the Homer City Basketball League kicked off with a close game between the Slammin’ Salmon and K-12 on Monday night. K-12 were the winners, with Brandon Young scoring 12 of the team’s 45 points to the Salmon’s 42. In Game No. 2, Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the high scorer, bringing in 18 points against ABI. The final score was 42-39, with Riptide in the lead.

  • The Homer City League started a new season Monday night, with Game No. 1 between ABI and The Splash Bros earning “Game of the Week” honors.

    ABI won the game, 39-35. After ABI took a 14-point lead, The Splash Bros made a late comeback to make it close game. ABI, however, held on for the close win. ABI’s Joe Kneen was high scorer with 8 points. 

    In Game No. 2, Riptide defeated K-12, 55-36. Best Western’s Dan Miotke was high scorer with 22 points.

    In Game No. 3, the Titans defeated Smooth Ops, 70-61. 

  • Homer will host the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble this weekend. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. Friday night with duals. Action on Saturday starts at 10:30 a.m. for an individual tourney which runs until 4:30 p.m. 

    This weekend’s action follows trips to Bethel and Kenai, where the Mariners held their own.

Youth Sports

  • Homer took second place in the Region III/3A girls meet, falling just behind the individual power of Anchorage Christian Schools. The championship meet was held Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at Colony High School. Homer’s boys took fifth place at the meet.

    “Our deficit is in throwing because ACS has super strong throwing and we can beat ACS on numbers of quality runners,” said Homer High School track and field head coach Bill Steyer. “We scored better overall than them in running events.”

  • After finishing their two final conference games in Kodiak with two wins, the Mariners softball team are set to go to state as the No. 1 seed for the Northern Lights Conference. Homer’s win against Kodiak on Tuesday broke the Mariner’s tie with Soldotna High School, placing them in first, said Homer High School athletic director Chris Perk.

    The softball state championships will be held in Fairbanks on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4.

  • Mariner baseball recognized its four seniors — Kyle Johnson, Greg Smith, Michael Swoboda and James Webber — before their victorious final home game on Thursday, May 19, against Kenai Central High School. 

    “It’s kind of bittersweet. It was great to go out with a win but its going to be kind of sad not playing here anymore,” Swoboda said. “We’ve got a couple more practices so I’ll get to soak those in.”

  • The Homer boys and girls track and field teams came in third overall at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Championships on Saturday, May 14. Homer’s track and field team will next take on the Colony Region Championship on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

     

    The boys earned second place in several events at the meet.

     

    Jake Richter placed second in the 100-meter and 200-meter races with times of 11.77 seconds and 23.72 seconds, respectively. Luciano Fasulo placed second in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 5 minutes and 2.59 seconds.

  • Homer High’s softball teams play three home games in a row at Jack Gist Park on May 19 through May 21.

    Varsity softball will play Soldotna High School on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. and South Anchorage on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game will also be senior day, where the team will recognize their senior players, said Homer High School athletic director Chris Perk. The previously scheduled Friday home game against West Anchorage was cancelled on May 17 due to West’s shortage of players.

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