Youth Sports

Snow makes for fun, successful Nordic ski marathon Saturday

Sixteen-year-old Sadi Oswald blew past skiers to win first place for women in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon 20-kilometer race on Saturday, March 12. Sadie, who had never skied in Homer before came down from Anchorage with her father, Peter, for the event. 

“It was unexpected because I thought I was going really slow, but apparently not,” Sadie said.

With a lot of Alaska lacking snow during this warmer winter, Homer currently beats out Anchorage for quality ski conditions. Sadie said she enjoyed skiing a different terrain as well.

Anchor Kings bring home tournament victories

The Anchor King wrestling team had another busy weekend of wrestling at the Popeye Wrestling Tournament. 

Eight Anchor Kings participated in the Friday night folkstyle tournament. Wayne Newman and Luciano Fasulo both earned first place. Kyle Wells and Blake Newman earned third place in their age divisions. Other wrestlers who participated included Carter Woodhead, CJ Burns, Russell Nyvall, and Tyler Johnson. 

Popeye wrestlers place 70+ times

Homer Popeye wrestlers completed the two-day 2nd Annual Steve Wolf Memorial Popeye Wrestling Club Tournament on March 11-12, raking in a total of 72 first, second and third place wins. The team will be off to Anchorage Avalanche and Seward for greco and freestyle competitions this weekend.

Mariner girls to vie for state title

With a win and a loss at the March 11 and 12 regions games under their belt, the Homer girls varsity basketball team will make their way to Anchorage for the state competition on March 24-26. The girls are the number two seed overall going into the state tournament, and are still the number one seed in their division with a 22-2 season record, according to girls varsity basketball head coach Chad Felice. 

Wrestling season under way

The Popeye Wrestling Club and the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club began their 2016 season by participating in the North Peninsula Tournament in Nikiski March 4-5.

Popeye results

On Friday, Nikiski hosted a Greco tournament. Popeye had 12 wrestlers registered and 11 of the 12 placed in the top three. 

Ninilchik girls, boys win conference title

Tired, disheveled, a bit banged up, but with joyous expressions on their faces, the Ninilchik girls basketball squad celebrated Friday night like the old days.

After seeing Cook Inlet Academy and Nikolaevsk exchange the Peninsula Conference crown the past several years, the Wolverines were beginning to wonder if they would ever see it again. The senior class had taken loss after loss in their early years, and improved squads the last two seasons fell just short of state glory.

Mariner girls Nordic ski team wins division championship

Homer High’s girls Nordic ski team blew past the competition last week to take first place overall out of two teams for 2A-3A division at the Nordic Ski State Championships in Anchorage. 

The 2A-3A division includes schools like Homer, Valdez and Grace Christian that have 450 kids or less, said assistant coach Alison O’Hara. 

Valdez girls ski team came in second in the division.

Mariners win, lose on Senior Night

Senior night for varsity basketball last Friday was a night of reflection, celebration and bittersweet tears for the players moving on to college after the season and the teammates and coaches they are leaving here in Homer. The Friday night games were the Mariners’ basketball teams last home games of the season.

The JV and varsity teams will travel to play Grace Christian School, Houston and Anchorage Christian School for three days of play that begin today.

Mariner ski team heading to state meet

Homer High’s Nordic ski team will take 12 skiers to Anchorage for the state competition today through Saturday, following up last weekend when JV and varsity teams competed at regions in Valdez on Feb. 19 and 20.

The Valdez meet gave the Homer team a taste of a trail different from the sloping Lookout Mountain trails. 

“The majority of the race was on the flats which was of course not what Homer skiers are used to,” said Homer High Nordic ski assistant coach Alison O’Hara.

Mariner girls undefeated in conference play; boys pick up first conference win

Homer High’s girls varsity basketball finished a three-game series of conference games with a 6-0 conference record and a 17-1 overall record after winning all of their games on Feb. 18-20. 

The girls team attributes their success to their strong teamwork and defensive skills.

Sport in Brief

Homer Nordic ski shines

at borough meet

The Homer High Nordic ski team competed in Borough Nordic Ski race at Lookout Mountain on Feb. 13. The race was a duathlon, which combines classic technique and skate technique into one race. At the halfway mark, the racers switch equipment, adding to the strategy and intrigue of the competition. 

Mariner girls dominate at WC tourney

The Homer girls basketball team trounced the competition in the Homer Winter Carnival tournament Feb. 11-13, winning all three of their games against the Dimond JV team and the Bristol Bay and Ninilchik varsity teams. 

The Homer boys team finished off the weekend with a 2-1 record that included a solid win against Bristol Bay on Friday evening.

Watch them play

 

Feb. 4: Hockey at Regions v. Soldotna at Sport Center, 2 p.m.

Feb. 4: Varsity girls and boys basketball v. Glennallen at Seward, 3, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 4: JV girls and boys basketball at Ninilchik, TBA if they win on Wednesday.
Feb. 5: Hockey at Regions, TBA.

Feb. 5: Varsity girls and boys basketball v. Seward at Seward, 6, 7:30 p.m.

Kings take second place crown

The Homer Glacier Kings PeeWee D took 2nd place at the Peninsula Winter Games tournament in Soldotna and Kenai on the weekend of Jan. 23. From left are Austin Ceccarelli, Keegan Strong, Jerrin Norcross, Vlase Polushkin, Larry Dunn, Sam Banks, Addison Hanshaw, Owen Pitzman, Timmy Hatfield, Elias Allen (behind Timmy) Rorey Cook and Delilah Harris. Not pictured: Bergen Knutson.

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