Story last updated at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002

Sports News
Sea Otters tops at Ninilchik

Seldovia's Susan B. English School volleyball team, traveling with only six players, won the Ninilchik Tournament over the weekend, rolling through the Region IIA field and finishing with a 15-3, 15-5 win over Kenny Lake.

The Sea Otters also defeated Nenana 15-2, 15-1 and beat Tok 15-8, 15-7.

"One small advantage of having only six on the team is the girls always know who is on the court and what to expect out of each position," said coach Ila Dillon.

Dillon said the Sea Otters' play was anchored by the setting skills of Paula Fernandes and the net play of Amelia Dillon and Jaime Geagel. All-tournament team medals were awarded to Dillon and Fernandes.

Martial arts

A variety of martial arts classes, including karate, aikido and judo, will be offered at the Smoky Bay Learning Center, 177 Bunnell Ave. Call 235-8678 for details or visit to register.

Coaching openings

The Homer High School athletic department is looking for a head coach and an assistant for its cross-country skiing team.

The season begins Nov. 4 and runs through March. Alaska coaching certification and a knowledge of cross-country ski racing is required.

The Mariners are also seeking an assistant soccer coach for the spring season.

Anyone interested in applying must complete the extracurricular application and submit a resume and cover letter. For more information, contact Homer Athletic Director Chris Perk at 235-8186 or by e-mail at