Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • 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.

  • In the door-prize drawing following the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at the Kenai Golf Course on Sunday, Homer’s Chris Morin won a 3-wood.

    Don’t expect to see Morin using that club much around the penal, par-72 layout though. Morin has taken to a strategy of hitting mostly 4-irons off the tees at Kenai, and it’s taken him where no golfer at the course has gone before.

    Morin is in the midst of another solid summer of golf. Recently, he tied the course record of 22 at the nine-hole, par-27 Homer Golf Course.

  • Fifteen minutes after Mean Machine beat Beluga Lake Lodge with a score of 9-5 in the championship game, the teams took the field to play again. In order to win, Mean Machine needed to defeat BLL again.

    The Homer Softball Association’s city tournament rules require a team to lose twice before they could be declared out of the running for the championship. BLL won all of their games over the July 30-31 tournament weekend until the final game against Mean Machine.

Youth Sports

  • Upcoming events

    Homer High School

    Cross-country ski travels to the Lynx Loppett Ski Race at Kincaid Park on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

    Hockey plays at home against Chugiak on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon.

    Wrestling competes at conference championships at ACS on Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.

    In review

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    Cross-country skiing

  • KSC Kings gobble up the wins at Turkey Time Invitational.

    The Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) hosted its annual Turkey Time Invitational meet over the past weekend and 140 swimmers from 6 teams converged upon the Kate Kuhn’s Aquatic Center for the 2-day event.

    The Kings notched 39 individual 1st place finishes and 3 relay team 1st place finishes.

    The meet ended with a medley relay where members from other swim teams, including some coaches and lifeguards, mixed together for a fun exhibition relay.

  • Homer places second in wrestling tourney

  • The Homer Mariner hockey team won its own End of the Road tournament Saturday by defeating Kenai Central 4-1.

    The tournament marked Homer High’s first home games of the season.

    Homer took the lead in the first period on a goal by Robby Larson, but Jakeb O’Brien tied it up for the Kards early in the second period. Lee Lowe would score for the Mariners before the period was out, then Ethan Pitzman and Garrett Butcher tacked on goals in the third.

    Hunter Warren saved 27 for the Mariners, while Ryan Williams stopped 38 for the Kardinals, who are now 2-4 on the year.

  • Nine games and three weeks into the season, the Homer High Mariner hockey team are 5-4. Two of their three wins were achieved at home in Kevin Bell Arena at the End of the Road Shootout on Nov. 18 and 19.

    The team is starting off on a different foot than last year. Last year’s team was goal shy, whereas even when the Mariners lose, they get a goal or four in for good measure. The Mariners are also under new leadership, with Homer High School alum and former Mariner hockey player Justin Adams as their head coach.

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