Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first for the games, Matthew Patterson of Fort Wainwright successfully threw the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 Challenge Caber. On his second try, Patterson flipped the 110-pound, 18-foot, 11-inches log, something that has never been done in the history of the challenge caber.

  • The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting the annual Spit Run that begins at Homer High and finishes at Land’s End. The race is June 27.

    Register online at www.kachemakbayrunningclub.org. 

    Walkers start at 9 a.m.; runners at 10 a.m. Bib pickup and late registration is at 8 a.m. on race day. The Homer Spit Run is a USA Track and Field certified 10 kilometer race

    Proceeds support local youth running programs. Fees are $5 for ages 10 and under ($10 race day) and $20 for ages 11 and older ($25 race day).

  • On behalf of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the R.E.C. Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op), I want to thank the city of Homer for its grant for general operating support. In addition, I send my thanks to the Homer Foundation for administering this important program.

    The city of Homer grant leverages resources from other funders while helping us keep our doors open to everyone in our community, regardless of ability to pay. It’s especially appreciated now, as we enter the new fiscal year anticipating reductions in state funding. 

  • In honor of the late Tommie CarlinSchauer, his family holds a Tribute to Coach Tommie with soccer games from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Middle School soccer field. Born April 21, 1957, CarlinSchauer, 57, died Dec. 18, 2014, in Green Bay, Wisc., after a brief battle with cancer.

Youth Sports

  • Both the Popeye and Anchor Kings wrestling clubs participated in the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge in Wasilla last weekend. And both clubs brought home medals.

    Popeye Wrestlers 

    Popeye Wrestling Club traveled to Wasilla this weekend to participate in a two-day event for Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge.

  • Homer High School’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams played through the cold rain on Saturday, each earning wins against Eagle River. 

    Soccer games are only cancelled in the case of snow, said Homer High School Athletic Director Chris Perk. Despite the wet weather, the teams were not thrown off course.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club Kings attended the Southcentral Area Sprint Championship Meet in Kenai last weekend and brought home several top honors. Teams from Kenai, Soldotna and Seward also participated in the meet. It was a clean sweep for KSC’s 9-10 year old boys; Luke Nelson, Lukas Story and Nathan Overson nabbed first, second and third place high-point honors.

    Carly Nelson, Luke Nelson and Madison Story placed first in all of their events. The Kings placed third overall for team points and won the spirit award trophy.

  • The Popeye Wrestling Club traveled to Soldotna on April 2 for the Soldotna Whalers Freestyle Tournament. Popeye took 24 wrestlers who all wrestled their hearts out. Out of 24 wrestlers, Popeye brought home 14 medals: six in first place, five in second place and three in third place. Popeye placed sixth as a team out of 17 clubs.

  • The Homer High School boys and girls soccer teams faced their first games of the season against Kenai on Wednesday. They will play their second of the season at home on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Boys team

    As with many of the other boys sports teams this year, the boys soccer team is built mostly around a core group of sophomores, said sophomore Charles Rohr. After the departures of last year’s seniors, the boys soccer team is focusing on building a strong team over their high school careers. 

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