Sports Briefs – Sept. 12

Chili, cornbread and – guns
The Kachemak Skeeters Youth Sport Shooting Club invites you to an open house and practice Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Come see the kids’ trap shooting skills and meet our coaching staff. Families can watch, learn about our club and possibly register.
Adults who know and love sport shooting are also invited, as we can always use men and women who are interested in coaching. Chili and cornbread will be provided. For more information, call or text Amy Fetterhoff at 399-2972 or e-mail her at

Still some tagged ones out there!
The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to its official end on Saturday at 9 p.m. If you have procrastination issues, you just can’t put it off any longer. And, while your odds of overthrowing current derby leader James Peeples are relatively slim, you know there’s a tagged one out there with your name on it.
To wrap up the season, the Homer Chamber of Commerce will host its Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4-7 p.m. The night features two $5,000 prize drawings, as well as kids prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Jackpot Leader
323.2 lbs. James Peeples of Clipper Mills, Calif. on Aug. 31. Peeples was fishing on a private boat with Capt. Phil Peeples aboard the F/V Tackle Box.

Husky runners represent at Skyview
Homer Middle School competed in their first “away” meet on Friday, traveling to Soldotna to test out the Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview.
Seven cross-country teams from all over the Kenai Peninsula competed in the meet, and the Huskies certainly made their presence known. Husky Coach Jennifer Booz noted that all her runners brought their best, with each of them improving their time from the last meet.
In girls competition, Lauren Evarts finished highest among Lady Huskies with a third-place finish and time of 10 minutes, 32 seconds. Audrey Rosencrans was right on her heels, finishing fifth with a time of 10: 33.
Izabelle Hagge pulled in a strong sixth-place finish
for Homer, while Haley Knott placed seventh.
For the boys, Jared Brant finished ninth, with a time of 10:10. Justin Ellison rounded out Homer’s top 10, finishing tenth in 10:15.
The Huskies’ next meet is this Friday at Seward.

Sail racers dodge bad weather
Eight yachts sailed around the green can and Gull Island and made good time despite iffy weather in the Kachemak Cup race. Corrected times were as follows: Arctica 1:15:32, Nereus 1:20:36, Stella 1:22:10; Morning Star 1:35:01; Martha J, 1:41:52, Alandra’s Lee 1:45:16, Hemmingway, 2:05:37 and SeaSound (results not available.)
The last race of the season, the Fireweed Cup, is slated for Saturday. As always, captains and crews meet on P Float around 11:30 a.m. and the race will get underway around 1:30 p.m.

Get the ball rolling …
Open gym for junior high school age boys and girls with coaches Merlin Cordes, Chris Etzwiler and Weston Carroll is available every Monday and Thursday through the month of September from 6-7:30 p.m.
Participants should arrive at the Boys and Girls Club gym with clean indoor shoes and a signed release form. Fee is $10 per person for the entire month. For more information, call Weston at 299-1869 or Chris 235-1560.

Tire out your toddlers for naptime
Indoor space at the Boys and Girls Club gym is available every Monday and Friday through September. The gym is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon for parents and toddlers ages 0-5 to run, play, romp and socialize.
Fee is $2 per child, per visit. For more information, call Mike at 235-6090.

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