Huskies grab Borough silver
The Homer Middle School girls’ basketball team brought home the second-place trophy from the Borough Tournament on Saturday. After defeating Seward in the 9 a.m. game, the Huskies faced off against the Kenai Kossacks.
Homer Coach Connie Akers said her Lady Huskies played excellent half-court defense against the taller Kenai Middle School team, shutting down their two post players, denying the ball to cutters, rebounding well and pressuring the passers. The Huskies also forced several Kenai turnovers on the press.
However, despite their aggressive play, cold shooting resulted in a final score of 26-18 in Kenai’s favor.
2012 Homer Ski Invitational
Following last week’s cancellation of the Lynx Loppett event in Anchorage, Homer skiers are hoping to make some decent tracks at this weekend’s Ski Invitational at Lookout Mountain Nordic Racing Trails.
All Region III schools with a ski team were invited to join the Mariners in the competition, including Kenai, Skyview, Soldotna, Seward, Nikiski, Cook Inlet Academy, Colony, Palmer, Wasilla, Grace Christian, Su Valley and Valdez.
The Invitational opens with a 3-kilometer skate race on Friday. The race is a 3K loop with individual starts: Boys Varsity, 1 p.m; Girls Varsity, 1:30 p.m.; Boys JV, 2 p.m.; Girls JV, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday features a 6K Classic Pursuit for varsity skiers, and a 3K loop for JV teams. Start times are:
Girls Varsity, 11 a.m.; Boys Varsity, 11:45 a.m.; Girls JV, 12:30 p.m.; Boys JV, 1:15 p.m.
Awards will be handed out in the stadium each day after races are finished.
Freezin’ for a reason
On Saturday, Dec. 15, Special Olympics Alaska will launch the fourth-annual Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser at Goose Lake in Anchorage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 850 plungers have been raising funds for the athletes over the years, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Alaska to provide sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities statewide.
Educators upset Riptide
The K-12 Educators picked up a big 51-48 win over the previously unbeaten Best Western Riptide in Monday’s City Basketball action.
Game one saw the HomeRun Oil Titans edge Bulletproof Nets by the same score, 51-48, to move to 5-4 for the season.
The Educators’ strong defense stymied the Riptide’s offensive efforts, leading to K-12’s second win of the season.
In the third game of the evening, Gregories Smooth Operators outlasted Alaska Bible Institute 44-42.
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