Sports Briefs – Feb. 15

Warriors fall to Lynx, 55-64

Despite having three players score in double figures, the Nikolaevsk Warriors fell to the Napaaqtugmiut Lynx 55-64 on Thursday at home.
The Warriors put some decent numbers on the board, with leading-scorer Eric Mametieff adding another 21 points to his season total. Anthony Yakunin and Anatoli Fefelov added 11 and 12, respectively. But a slow Nikolaevsk start put the hot-handed Noatak team up 31-21 at the half.
The Warriors rallied back in the second half, matching the Lynx score-for-score in the third quarter, and outscoring them 18-17 in the final period. But their rally came a little too late, keeping the Lynx just out of reach.
Mametieff, a senior, kept his team in the game with two well-timed three-point shots and went 5-6 from the free-throw line.

Nikolaevsk - 55, Noatak - 64
Warriors — 10 — 11 — 16 — 18 — 55
Lynx — 15 — 16 — 16 — 17 — 64

Nikolaevsk: Anatoli Fefelov, 2 8-11 12; Anthony Yakunin, 5 0-1 11; Frank Holub, 1 0-0 2; Blake Klaich, 2 3-4, 7; Neil Gordeev, 1 0-0 2; Eric Mametieff, 7 5-6 21.
Totals: 18 16-22 55
3-Pointers: Nikolaevsk 3, (Mametieff 2, Yakunin)
Total Fouls: Nikolaevsk 12, Noatak 19

Sweeping up some fun

Homer Broomball League played its first games of the 2013 season last Friday at Kevin Bell Arena. Three teams will vie for this year’s title, including Alice’s Scoundrels, Down East Grayskulls and the Beluga Lake Bombers.
Following the first game, Alice’s Scoundrels lead the league in goals, scoring six in their game against the Grayskulls, and three against the Bombers. The Bombers scored four goals against the Grayskulls, who — in turn — scored just one goal against the Bombers.
The Most Valuable Players of the week were Nathaniel Brown of the Bombers, Jennifer Norton of the Grayskulls and Van Hawkins of Alice’s Scoundrels. Honorable mentions went to Jessica “Shut-Out” Marx, Seanna “Just Kick It” Gunn, and Matt “I Have Another One in Me” Creamer.
Homer Broomball league is an adult league. They play every Friday at 8 p.m. at Kevin Bell Arena. New players are always welcome.

Skiing for wine and cheese

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club will host its annual Wine, Cheese and Wooden Skis Tour this Sunday, from noon-4 p.m. at Baycrest Ski Trails. A 6-9-kilometer loop will be groomed for skating and classic skiing, with wine, juice, cheese and crackers served at each stop.
The first stop is scheduled for 12:30-2 p.m., and the second form 2-4 p.m. Locations of stops will be announced later.Skiers are invited to bring the family, but asked to leave dogs at home. The cost is $25 per person for KNSC members, $35 for non-members, $10 per youth (11-20), and kids 10 and under free.
Adults are reminded to bring a photo ID — as well as a designated driver. Use wooden skis or dress in your best classic costume, as door prizes will be awarded at the second stop. (You must be present to win.)
For more information, call Kevin Walker 235-5304 or e-mail

Learn how to carve it up

The Homer Rope Tow’s high school senior volunteer will teach free introductory lessons for beginner snowboarders and skiers, ages 6- 10 years. Introduction to Snowboarding and Skiing Lessons at Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow will be offered every Sunday through Mar. 17 from 1-2 p.m.
The only fee required is a $5 daily youth ski pass. Advance registration is preferred, and parental permission is required. Skiers should have their own gear, but the ski club does have some loaner helmets and a very limited number of snowboards. Contact Connor at 399-7440 or e-mail at for details or registration.

What’s the big fat deal?

The Homer Cycling Club and fat bikers from around the state — and even the Lower 48 — are gearing up for their second-annual Big Fat Bike Festival. After a successful first run last year, HCC is excited to host a winter 2013 festival that will be bigger, fatter and “Homer-er.”
The March 1-3 event features several local fat-biking routes, offered as a sampler of the excellent fat-bike terrain accessible in the Homer area.
Entrance is by donation on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Islands and Ocean Visitors Center. Then head down to Mariner Park on Friday night to mingle with the fat-bikers at the meet-and-greet bonfire, and check out the obstacle course. Take a bike for a spin if you want to see what the big fat deal is.
The rest of the weekend will include fun fat-biking events for registered participants, as well as a dinner and raffle at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Saturday night. Find a full description of the event, including schedule and registration, at

Snomads to host snowmachine fun run

The Snomads will host their annual Snowmachine Fun Run on Saturday, March 9. Registration runs from 8-10 a.m. at McNeil Canyon Elementary, and the fun run will offer cash and gun giveaways, including split the pot and a rifle raffle.
Enjoy a day of snowmachining with a barbecue to follow at the Snomads’ Palace. For more information, contact Jeff Erikson at 399-1495.

Sports Calendar

Boys Ski (5k Classic), Lookout Mountain, 1 p.m.
Girls Ski (5k Classic) Lookout Mountain, 2 p.m.
Girls JV BB v. Nikiski at home, 3:30 p.m.
Boys JV BB v. Nikiski at home, 5 p.m.
Girls Varsity BB v. Nikiski at home, 6:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity BB v. Nikiski at home, 8 p.m.

Girls Ski (5k Freestyle) Lookout Mtn., 11 a.m.
Girls JV Ski (5k Free), 11:30 a.m.
Boys Ski (7.5k Free) Lookout Mtn,12:15 p.m.
Boys JV Ski (7.5k Free), 12:45 p.m.
Boys JV BB v. Seldovia at home, noon

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