Mariners regroup for Winter Carnival Tourney
Mariner basketball woes continued over the weekend with both boys and girls teams falling to Houston on the road Saturday.
The Mariners led the Hawks in the first half, before allowing Houston’s offense to score 41 second-half points and rally to a 61-45 win. Mariner Sam Reinert led the way for Homer with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Mariners fell 32-52 to the Lady Hawks.
Varsity and junior varsity teams traveled to Nikiski on Tuesday evening to face the Bulldogs, but results from the games were not available by press time. This weekend, JV teams head north to compete in the Grace Christian Junior Varsity Tournament on Thursday and Friday.
Varsity teams get this weekend off, before returning Feb. 7,8 and 9 to host the Winter Carnival Tournament at Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Lady Mariners are scheduled to compete against Cook Inlet Academy, Grace Christian School and Nikiski, while the Mariner boys face Nikiski, Valdez and Fairbanks’ West Valley High School.
Game times are to be announced.
Show up and Ski for Women
Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosts its 10th-annual Ski for Women on Sunday at Lookout Mountain Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road. Registration for the short, fun cross-country ski race begins at noon, with the actual event starting at 1 p.m.
Organizers for this year’s Haven House fundraiser promise new games and plenty of prizes for costumes. Entry fee is a $15 donation and costumes are definitely encouraged. For more information, contact Kris at 399-4412.
Are you ready for some broomball?
It’s broomball league time, and the brooms are ready to fly. If you haven’t already signed up and want to get on a team, e-mail your name and contact info. (phone/text and e-mail), your desired position, (defense, wing, center or goalie) and any planned vacation/travel dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers are looking for someone to act as team captain for one team and co-captain for another, so please specify if you are willing to act as a team captain. Captains and co-captains will have the opportunity to draft a team and possibly lead them to the ultimate prize: Homer Broomball League Champions.
The draft is today, Jan. 30, so respond quickly so organizers can put you in the pool of potential league champs. Friday night ice times are now at 8 p.m.
Already wishin’ for fishin’
• The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Ninilchik school to finish preparing comments on Board Of Game Southcentral region proposals.
They will also address Board of Fisheries statewide and supplemental proposals and possible proposals to submit for the meeting cycle. For more information, contact David Martin at 567-3306.
• The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the NERRS building in order to prepare comments on the statewide BOF proposals. For more information, contact Dave Lyons at 235-9408.
Ski club hosts dinner fundraiser
Kachemak Nordic Ski Club is sponsoring a Gala Dinner Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9 at The Barn. (Harmon and Pauli Hall’s house.)
Carri Thurman of Two Sisters Bakery will be preparing a gourmet five-course meal for the event, and live music will be provided by Daniel Perry and Lydia Arndt.
The dinner is offered as a fundraiser for Homer High School Nordic Skiers, with all proceeds going to the ski program.
Tickets are $80 per person and available at The Homer Bookstore, or by calling 235-2846.
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