Story last updated at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002

Sports News
HHS volleyball wins pool

The Homer High School volleyball team won the silver pool title at the West Anchorage Spike Fest on Saturday, knocking off Colony 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-15) in the pool championship.

In Friday's pool-seeding play, the Mariners split a pair of games each with Skyview, Colony and Service, earning a 3-3 record and a trip into the silver pool.

There the Mariners went 5-1 as they beat Heritage (15-4, 15-2) and Grace (15-9, 16-14) and split with SoHi (13-15, 15-12) to earn the right to play for the title.

Boys and Girls Club hoops

The Homer Boys and Girls club basketball season kicks off Oct. 22 and runs through November. Games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays with sessions from 5:45-6:50 p.m. or 6:50-7:55 p.m. The season will start with two weeks of skills camp sessions, followed by a regular season and playoff tournament jamboree. Coaches are also needed. Cost for the season is $55, and scholarships are available. More information is available at the clubhouse, 360 W. Pioneer Ave., or by calling 235-6827.

Racquetball anyone?

Some of the state's top racquetball players came to Homer for the inaugural Bouncing off the Bay Racquetball Tournament, Sept. 26-29, at the Bay Club.

The Anchorage contingent swept the various tournament draws. John Craft of Anchorage won the men's over 25 B/C division, defeating Stott Patton of Anchorage. Homer's Bill Hand was third.

Patton came back and got a little revenge, knocking off Craft to win the men's B/C division final. Ly Abbott of Homer, one of the top women players in the state, took fourth in the division.

In the all-Anchorage men's open final, Jim Derks defeated rival Jesse Keaveny.

Kayaking class

The Homer Community School will be offering a nine-session kayaking skills class, open for paddlers of all abilities, held every Tuesday evening from 7-10 p.m. in the Homer High pool. Regular classes begin on Oct. 22, but there will be a free demonstration and introduction session on Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. Call 235-6090 for more information.

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