Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 8:12 PM on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sports Briefs

Ice racers welcome new participants, fans

The Homer Racing Association once again spent a sunny Sunday afternoon driving in circles on Beluga Lake. This day was made even brighter by the presence of famed dirt track racer Don Adams and a number of new racers.

Timekeeper Becky Ravin said that Adams and his wife would like to move from Colorado to Alaska, especially after what they saw Sunday.

"He was really excited to witness ice racing," she said.

On the race course, stock car no. 24 and modified car no. 10 are still ranked fastest. Cordell Celtic leads the pitman stock division and Dean Ravin leads the pitman mod. Faith Schade took the lead in the stock powderpuff division and Michelle Drake continues to lead the powederpuff mod.

"Everyone had a great time, it was a good day overall," Ravin said.


Berry and dogs race in Rondy's Open World Championship

Jack Berry of Homer took 14th in the Adult Unlimited Speed class at the Open World Championship Sled race in Anchorage last Sunday, finishing the 75 mile course in 5 hours, 6 minutes and 8 seconds. The Championship is an annual Fur Rendezvous event counts towards the International Championship Series for Sled Dog Racing.

Cyclists get together

Homer Cycling Club meets today at 6 p.m. at Homer High School to discuss non-profit status and articles of incorporation, the High School bike project, Safe Kids Fair, Bike To Work Week, the City of Homer Kachemak Drive Pathway subcommittee and other topics of interest to local bicyclists. All are welcome. For more information, contact homercyclingclub@gmail.com or 299-3410.

Small schools basketball

Nikolaevsk girls basketball team defeated Tok 41-27 last Friday at the Warrior Dome. Warrior boys won 79-59. On Monday, they played Ninilchik. The Peninsula Conference tournament began yesterday at Bristol Bay high school and will go through Saturday.