Ly Abbott of Homer won the consolation gold medal on Sunday at the U.S. National Singles Championships in Houston, Tex. Abbott suffered a first-round loss on Friday that put her in the consolation bracket. Once consolation play began on Sunday, Abbot won four straight matches, including a 21-9 tally in the championship. She was one of three Alaskan women entered in the tournament, which featured about 600 competitors in various age categories.
Soccer clubs kick it
The Soccer Association of Homer's youth club season got under way last weekend as the Homer under-15 girls routed host Kenai 5-0 and Homer's under-16 boys fell to Kenai 2-1 on Saturday. Rachel Bornhiemer netted a hat trick to lead the girls and Megan Mahan and Claire Siekeniec also scored. Dylan Toole scored the boys goal.
On Sunday, the Homer under 16 girls fell 8-2 to the AK United of Anchorage before tying Kenai 1-1. Emily Munns scored in the AK United game and Siekeniec scored against Kenai.
The youth club season runs all summer. Four Homer teams <> the boys and girls under 15 and under 19 <> will travel this weekend to Anchorage for the Ina K tournament, the biggest soccer tournament in the state.
Four Homer youth soccer players have been named to Team Alaska for the U.S. Olympic Development Program. Dylan Toole, Kelliann McCune, Katie Gavanus and Heather Strutz were all picked to play in their respective age groups.
Pro offers golf lessons
Kachemak Bay Lynx Golf Course will offer a free golf class on Sunday at 9 a.m. with visiting pro Tom Walsh. The free session is the first in a series of classes with Walsh, a golf pro at Soldotna's Birch Ridge course. Subsequent classes will cost $10 and are expected to run on a bimonthly basis. Space is limited, so advanced sign up is required. Rentals are available. Call 235-0606 for details.
Hoop skills camps set
The Mariners Basketball Camp begins Monday with a position clinic and continues Tuesday-Thursday with more team-oriented sessions. As in the past, the camp will be conducted by Seattle Pacific University head coach Ken Bone and will offer a chance for high school players to learn from one of the nation's most successful NCAA Division II coaches.
Monday's session will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $40, while the Tuesday-Thursday camp will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and runs $120 per player.
For details or to sign up, call 235-6090.