Ninilchik boys 71, Seldovia 58
The Ninilchik Wolverines picked up a 71-58 Peninsula Conference victory over the visiting Sea Otters on Saturday. The Warriors jumped out to an early start, and led by 10 at the half. They were just getting warmed up.
Ninilchik returned after the half with a hot hand, jumping out to a 27-point lead. Warrior coach Nickolas Finley began substituting younger players to get them some playing time and let his starters take a well-deserved rest on the bench.
Seldovia turned up the heat in the second half, fighting back to cut the lead to 10 with about a minute left to play in the game.
Jack Wheeler led all scorers with 26 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. Sam Mireles and Hunter Keogh had nine points each for the Wolverines. Ninilchik is now 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the league.
Divas gear up for Winter Carnival Tourney
The Homer Hockey Association and Homer Divas Women’s Hockey are thrilled to announce the third-annual Winter Jamboree Hockey Tournament scheduled for Jan. 18-20 at Kevin Bell Arena.
More than 80 women from all over the state will arrive in Homer to demonstrate their talents and sportsmanship as they compete in a 15-game competition.
Hockey players from Kodiak, Juneau, Soldotna and Anchorage will join Homer for an exciting three days of competition.
“It’s the time of year where plummeting temperatures and soaring spirits all come together to create a spectacular display of hockey talent,” said tourney organizer Gird Harrald. “This is a major fundraising opportunity for the rink and the Homer Divas Hockey team.”
A “meet and greet” will open the tourney on Friday night a 5 p.m. and is open to all teams. The first game follows at 6:45 p.m.
Harrald said there will be a fundraising party Saturday from 8 p.m. – midnight at Beluga Lake Lodge. It is open to teams and supporters, and includes a silent auction, as well as DJCJ. Proceeds go back into the rink to help lower costs for ice time.
The tournament is sponsored by Beluga Lake Lodge, with teams sponsored by Homer’s Jeans, Fritz Creek, Grant Air, The Alibi, AJ’s, Down East and Salty Dawg. More information can be found on the Homer Hockey Association website at www.homerhockey.org.
Telluride goes on tour
Homer Community Recreation will present two Telluride Mountainfilms in two separate showings on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. There will be a winter gear swap before the show in the commons at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person, per show, and all shows will be held at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre.
Movies include: Outside the Box (climbing), The Love Connection (humor), Living Tiny (culture), Code Red (Surfing), Man Who Lived on His Bike (humor/bike/culture), Island (environment), Right to Play (culture/sports/human interest), All I Can (skiing), The Nomad (kayak), Julio Solis (environment), The Freedom Chair (skiing/adaptive), Moonwalk (slack lining), Last Light (skiing), The Way Home (culture), Blue Obsession (ice climb/glaciers), Song of the Spindle (humor/ environment), Into Thick Air (humor/adventure), Racing the End (adventure/bike racing), Sketchy Andy (personality), Industrial Revolutions (mountain biking).
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