Young Homer climbers tackle Mt. Marathon

First time Mount Marathon racers (and sisters) Alison and Brenna McCarron won lottery entry into the 2012 junior race, joining Megan Pitzman and Lauren Evarts in their second running of the popular Fourth of July race in Seward.
Rough trail conditions and heavy fog on the mountain made for a challenging race, but all four girls were smiling at the finish line, regardless of being muddy and wet. The juniors race to the halfway point of the Mount Marathon course, before coming back down the hill to the finish line in downtown Seward.
According to official results, Pitzman finished with a time of 48 minutes, 58 seconds, followed by Alison McCarron in 58:02. Brenna McCarron finished two minutes later, at 1:00:03. Evarts finished in 1:09:42.
Locals competing in the full 3.1-mile/3,022-foot women’s course included Jennifer Chapple Waltenbaugh, 1:27:17, Emilie Springer, 1:28:36 and Fran Evarts, 1:33:25.

‘Frolfers’ get their game on
Saturday marked the grand opening of the Jack Gist Disc Golf Course, where some 17 hopefuls gathered for the inaugural Moose Pretzel Disc Golf Club tourney.
Players competed in 18 holes of disc golf, making their way through the standard nine holes twice to complete the par 54 course.
Moose Pretzel Club president and course designer Edan Badajos shot an 11-under, 43 for the day, edging runner-up Kurtis Schoenberg by one stroke.

Results for Par 54 Course
Player Score +/- Par
1. Edan Badajos 43 -11
2. Kurtis Schoenberg 44 -10
3. Jud 48 -6
3. Thad Gunther 48 -6
5. Ian 49 -5
6. Ross 50 -4
7. Pat 52 -2
8. James 56 +2
8. Nate 56 +2
8. Tyler 56 +2
11. Ben 59 +5
12. Cody 64 +10
13. Casey 67 +13
‘Tis the season …
It may not look much like football season out there, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t someone, somewhere thinking about football.
If you’re Homer Head Football Coach Cam Wyatt, there’s never not a good time to think about football. Wyatt kicks off another season with the Mariners next week, as his young squad looks to regroup following a substantial loss of talent and leadership to graduation.
The 2012 Mariners have some pretty big shoes to fill, coming off a 8-2 record and second-place finish at State last season. Wyatt was chosen Northern Lights Conference Coach of the Year, and his boys in blue will first test their mettle at the SoHi Camp on July 23.
Mariner Week starts July 30, and this year’s pre-season tune-up will take place in the school’s parking lot, thanks to construction on the track.

Football dates to remember:
July 18-19 Equipment check-out
July 21 School-wide physicals at HMC
July 23 SoHi Camp
July 30 Mariner Week
July 31 Parent Meeting, HHS, 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 10 Opening game
Parents or players with questions about the upcoming season can call the Mariner Hotline at 299-3488.

City softballers duke it out
A mere 18 games remain in regular-season play for Homer adult softballers. And with teams swapping places in league standings at a relatively rapid pace, it’s anybody’s guess who might finish on top.
In recent play, the Riptide ripped through Alibi 22-2 on Thursday, while Kharacters taught Beluga Lake Lodge a solid 17-5 lesson. On Monday, SBS wrecked East Road Services 29-4, and the Growlers downed the DownEast 27-14.
Regular-season plays comes to a close July 25, with postseason play and the City Tournament on July 28-29.

Homer City League Adult Softball
Win Loss
Growlers 9 2
Riptide 8 2
SBS 7 4
BLL 7 5
Kharacters 6 5
StarWash 6 5
East Road Svcs. 5 7
Alibi 2 9
Downeast 0 10

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

• 219.6 pounds caught by Pam Seward of LaMirada, Calif. On June 15. Seward was fishing with Manns Charter Service and Captain Mike Manns aboard the F/V Arctic Addiction. The next released fish drawing will be held July 16.

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