Sports Briefs – Nov. 21

Glacier Kings split against KPHA

The Homer Glacier Kings Bantam team played four games against Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association over the weekend and came away with a 2-2 record.
The Glacier Kings opened play on Saturday at Kevin Bell Arena, but struggled to score against the KPHA defense and fell 1-4 and 1-3.
Sunday proved a bit more successful for the young Homer team, however, as they traveled to Soldotna and defeated KPHA 2-1 and 5-3.
Team manager Tracey Tillion said Sunday’s wins were the first Homer has had against KPHA this year. The two teams have faced off seven times already this season. Tillion said this year’s team is smaller than usual, with only 10 skaters and a goalie.
The Bantam Glacier Kings will face the KPHA Under-16 girls and AHA Comets at home early in December.

Potluck, pizza and some sick snow action

Kachemak Ski Club will host its annual meeting on Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. The meeting includes a potluck and pizza party, several slides and videos of skiing and boarding, as well as a discussion of new projects going on up at Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow this season.
This event is open to all. For contact information, call Nell at 235-6653.
It’s b-ball time, Baby
The Homer Mariner Boys’ Basketball program will begin practice for its 2012-13 season on Monday, Nov. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Alice Witte Gymnasium. A boys’ basketball parent meeting will take place in the high school library on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, is your chance to “Meet the Mariners” with team introductions, scrimmages and a bake sale fundraising auction beginning at 6 p.m. in the gym.
And, finally, basketball season kicks off with a junior varsity home game against the Seldovia Sea Otters on Saturday, Dec. 8. Game time is 1 p.m.

Time to work off that turkey

Sure, it seems kinda quick, seeing as how it was just Thanksgiving, but there’s certainly no time like the present. Carpe diem and all that.
Whatever your motivation, run, walk, stroll, or do whatever you do best, but don’t miss your chance to get out and stumble off a few of those gluttonous Thanksgiving calories at the Kachemak Runners Club fourth-annual 5K Turkey Trot.
Trotters hit the road at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Two Sisters Bakery. Please bring food donations for the Homer Food Pantry as an entry fee.

Riptide just keeps rolling

The Best Western Riptide continued its winning ways Monday with a 74-38 stomping of Gregoire’s Smooth Operators in men’s city league basketball. Alaska Bible Institute handed the Titans their fourth loss of the season, coming away with a 53-44 win.
However, the game of the night turned out to be the match-up between the K-12 Educators and Bulletproof Nets. After several lead changes and some stellar defense, the Nets ended up outlasting K-12 52-51.

Standings as of Nov. 19

Best Western 6-0
Nets 5-1
Titans 2-4
ABI 2-4
Smooth Ops 2-4
K-12 1-5

Special Olympics bowls over competition

The Homer Special Olympics team took top honors this weekend at the Statewide Bowling Tournament portion of the Special Olympics winter events.
Dubbed the “Girl-Power Team,” bowlers Kinna Ledger, Krissy Norton, Kaylee Alward and Tonya McGee scored the highest points of any team in the bowling tournament and walked away with the first-place trophy in team competition.
Homer’s “Red Hots” also took first in team competition. The men’s team comprises Eddy Escalera, Ivan Meganack, Byron Morris and Robbie Reeves.
Escalera, Reeves, Justin Smith and Larry Bonfiglio each also placed first in the singles competition.
Several Homer athletes did well in the doubles category as well. Brent Escolta teamed with Nikolai Gordveev to take first in the men’s doubles, as did Dennis Daily and Shaunti Johnson, Justin Smith and Josh Delie and the combination of Ecalera and Reeves.
Amber Loop placed third with Team Thunder and Lightning, along with teammates Dennis Daily, Johnson and Barbara Smallwood. Loop and Smallwood also teamed up to finish second in doubles play.
Celton Chambers and his partner, Jeremy Day finished second in doubles action.
The 2012 Special Olympics Alaska Bowling Tournament drew more than 400 athletes, coaches and volunteers to Anchorage. The communities of Anchorage, Central Peninsula, Homer, Juneau, Kodiak and Mat-Su Valley sent athletes to represent at the tournament.

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