Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 6:41 PM on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sports in Brief

City basketball league starts play

The City of Homer Community Recreation Basketball League scores/standings as of Oct. 15:

Bullet Proof Nets defeated Educators/K12: 48-40

Home Run Oil Titans defeated Alaska Bible Institute: 71-48

Best Western Riptide defeated Gregoire's Smooth Operators: 92-40


Bullet Proof Nets 1-0

Home Run Oil Titans 1-0

Best Western Riptide 1-0

Educators/K12 0-1

Alaska Bible Institute 0-1

Gregoire's Smooth Operators 0-1

Games are Monday nights at 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Homer Middle School Gym.

Co-ed hockey season begins

The co-ed hockey league started its season off last Saturday night. Forty-one players comprising four teams began the battle for the fall season's coveted award °©°©— the "golden puck bucket."

In the season opener, team "Orange Crush-em" battled neck and neck with team "Green Goons." Goalie Lydia Brown made a record number of saves, and managed to keep the score tied up the entire game.

Goals for Orange Crush-em were made by Russ Walker, Steve Rich, Chris Russ and the game tying goal was made by Karen Weston.

The Green Goons were down a few players, but held their own thanks to newcomer Andrew Snella who scored one goal and assisted two others. The Green Goons kept the game tied with additional goals by Chris Brown, Chip Duggan, and top shelf goal by Leslie Mastick.

The final score was 4-4 with no shootout held due to game time limits.

The second match-up was the "Tighty Whities" vs. the "Dark Defensemen." The teams played a very even game, but the Tighty Whities just couldn't connect with the net. Every shot by the TW team seemed to get blocked by goalie Lydia Brown, and eventually the DD turned it up and scored a hearty 5 points by the end of the game.

The final score was 5-0, DD. This was an all female victory, thanks to goals by Deb Mosely Andrea Stineff, Sue Rennolds, Jen Nevak and Karyn Noyes. They hope the men will step up during the game next week.

The season is just getting started for anyone interested in playing, contact Ingrid Harrald at iharrald@hotmail.com. There is always room for more, and it's a great opportunity for skaters of all levels, she said.

Also, stay tuned for pond hockey and 3 on 3 tournaments coming up in December.

Snomads ready for snow

The Snomads, a club of snowmachine enthusiasts, holds a membership kickoff party at the Homer Elks Lodge from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free to current and new members. It's free to join.

The party includes free food: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken and all the fixings. There will be a no-host bar.

There also will be games for the kids, raffles and door prizes.

For more information on Snomads, contacts and a calendar of events, visit www.homersnowmads.org.

It's a Zumba party in pink

A Zumbathon will be held at the Bay Club from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

This is a charity event. A $10 donation benefits the Susan G. Koman Fund for the Cure.

Take advantage of the nine guest Zumba instructors that will be on hand.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that combines international music and easy-to-learn steps. Since it hit the fitness scene in 2001, it has been taught in more than 140,000 locations in more than 150 countries to more than 14 million people.

Want to know more? Visit www.zumba.com and attend the Zumbathon on Saturday.