Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Homer Hockey Association’s Coed Adult Hockey League got off to a energetic start Saturday night as four teams and more than 50 skaters fought for their first win.

  • By KATIR BRITTON

    FOR THE HOMERNEWS

    Finding a stable home for Homer recreation programs is the goal of ReCreate Rec, a grassroots group whose vision includes a community center. 

    Still in the research and development phase of its plan, the group has divided itself into smaller working groups to determine a course of action, how to make its goals a reality, what the center will look like and how to maintain the project once it is built. 

  • Marking the wedding anniversary for Jan and Megan Spurkland, an impressive number of runners and walkers took to the “Run to the Altar,” an uphill 13.1-mile half marathon course, Saturday. 

    According to a list of finishers and times posted on the web, the men’s fastest runner was Tim Blackmon with a time of 1:52:02, which was slightly slower than last year’s 1:46:30 finish by Connor McCarron.

  • Alaska Recreation and Parks Association has given its 2012 Outstanding Organization to the Homer Hockey Association, the ARPA announced in a press release Sept. 16.

    The award recognizes agencies, departments and organizations that make great contributions to their community and to the improvement of recreation in Alaska.

  • Homer residents Kathy Hill and Doug Dodd scored a gold medal in the mixed double Pickleball competition during the 11th annual Alaska International Senior Games Aug. 14 held in Fairbanks. 

    They stirred up quite a scene with their advanced skills in the fast-paced and oddly named game that was not only a new sport to the Senior Games but also to a few of the duo’s competitors.

    “The bar wasn’t set very high,” said Dodd. “A lot of people haven’t played much.”

Youth Sports

  • After battling a season of little snow and lots of ice, Homer Mariner skiers spent three days wrapping up their season at state competition on Anchorage’s Kincaid Trials Feb. 20-22. With hundreds of skiers from 17 schools competing, the boys and girls teams from South Anchorage High School are the new state champions. The Homer boys team placed 16th and the girls took 14th place. 

  • Homer Middle School’s Huskies journeyed to Seward for the 2014 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Wrestling Championships. The eight wrestlers included Ian Stovall at 80 pounds, Dexter Lowe at 85, McKenzie Cook at 110, Teddy Croft at 132, Tristin Cook at 138, Fiona Green at 145, Levi King also at 145, and Wyatt Alborn at 155, all representing Homer in the battle for the borough title on Feb. 22.

  • Homer Mariner seniors on the basketball boys and girls teams, as well as the cheer squad were honored Monday night at the last game the Mariners will play on the home court this season.

    Among those introduced, joined by family and friends, and greeted with flowers and applause were:

    Tabitha Drover, cheer squad manager;

    Waricha “Mook” Thoechanthuek, cheer squad;

    Yursa Sahi, cheer squad, exchange student;

  • The Homer Middle School Husky and Chapman School Eagle wrestling teams went to Soldotna on Friday for a tune-up before this weekend’s Borough Championships. Members were put into pools and wrestled two or three matches in each pool. 

  • Nikolaevsk’s Warrior Dome welcomed basketball teams from King Cove and Cook Inlet Academy recently. 

    In games on Feb. 12, the Nikolaevsk girls scored a 40-28 victory over King Cove. Kayla Stafford put 15 points on the board, with Sophia Kalugin scoring 12.

    It was a different story for the Nikolaevsk boys, however. They suffered a 66-32 loss, an unusual turn of events for the Warriors. Felemon Molodih and Jonah Fefelov were the top scorers, with nine points each. Anfim Kalugin scored eight.


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