Homer's Stacey Borgman and her partner Mary Obidinski won the women's open double championship at the U.S. National Rowing Championships, a gold medal performance that has propelled the pair into the world championship trials later this month. A win in the trials would put Borgman and Obidinski in the world championships in Seville, Spain, next month.
KSC swimmers take eighth
Kevin Wythe paced the Kachemak Swim Club with 55 individual points during the Long Course Championships July 18-21 at Bartlett High School.
Kachemak Swim Club took 10 swimmers to the event and finished eighth out of 16 teams.
Wythe's performance, which included first-place finishes in the 100-meter butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle and the 50 free, earned him high-point honors for the boy's 13-14 division. Wythe's time in the 100 butterfly proved to be a Far Western Zone Championship Meet-qualifying mark.
Katie Faulkner took second overall in the girls 13-14 division, grabbing first in three events -- 800 free, 400 free and 100 backstroke. Faulkner gained Western Zone qualifying times in the 100 and 400 free.
Wythe and Faulkner will head to Los Angeles this month for the zone meet.
Youth football pays off
The Sons of the American Legion gave a $4,000 check to Homer's Pop Warner organization on Thursday, citing the group's commitment to youth activities.
Wear a kilt, get in free
The Homer Lynx Golf Course is hosting the St. Andrews Scramble on Friday, and holding to its Scottish theme, anyone wearing a kilt can compete for free.
Registration is at 5 p.m. to be followed by a closest-to-the-pin contest.
The best-ball scramble begins at 6:30 p.m.
Winners and those with the best kilts will take home prizes from the world-famous St. Andrews Links in Scotland.
Volleyball camp set
The Homer Mariner Volleyball Camp will begin on Thursday, Aug. 8, with a day-long camp for fifth-through eighth- graders.
The two day camp for high school-aged players will be Aug. 9 and 10.
Effie Stone, a coach from Colorado, will be on hand to help players with skills and drills.
The two-day camp costs $75 and the one-day camp is $40.
For more information, call Beth Trowbridge at 235-7520.
Half marathon scheduled
The Homer Half Marathon to benefit the charitable Homer Foundation is scheduled for Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.
The 13.1-mile race will start at the Homer High School track, travel to the end of the Spit and return to the high school.
Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Day-of-race signup is $30. For more information, call 235-0541.
Triathlon spots limited
Space for the Homer Mariner Triathlon on Aug. 31 is limited to the first 200 entrants.
No teams are allowed. Racers will face a 1,000-yard swim, a 15-mile bike and a 5-mile run.
Race entry fee is $25 with proceeds to benefit the Homer High School Swim team. Entries must be filed by Aug. 26. For details, call Bridget Kuhns at 235-7416.