For 19 years now, hardy anglers have braved Alaska’s elements to do their part in the annual slaying of the mighty winter kings. The 20th-annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 23, and will celebrate everything about the number 20.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce tourney offers some new things this year, with the first angler to land a king weighing exactly 20 pounds receiving $220. Another new prize this year is a $250 prize for the heaviest white king.
The entry fee is still $100 per angler, and entry forms can be downloaded from the Winter King Tournament website, or call Paula Frisinger at the Chamber, (907) 235-7740, to register by phone.
With only two more league games in the season, the Beluga Lake Bombers ruled Friday night with two goals against the Down East Grayskulls and two goals against Alice’s Scoundrels.
The Scoundrels scored three goals against the Grayskulls, despite the Down Easters’ relentless barrage on opposing goalies. For some reason, the Grayskulls just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Most Valuable Player honors this week go to Chris Gordon of the Bombers, Curtis Jackson of the Grayskulls and Derek Reynolds of the Scoundrels. Honorable mention goes to Ben Martin for the best dance moves at a face-off.
Homer Broomball will host their “End of the Road” Tournament March 29-30. Teams from Whitehorse, Bethel and Anchorage will compete this year.
Games begin Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m., and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Saturday night.
The City of Homer’s Community Recreation program is offering “Pickle Ball” as a fun indoor activity that is a crossover sport between tennis and ping pong. Equipment is provided, but clean indoor sneakers are required. Play is ongoing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:15-8:30 p.m., as well as Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.
Games take place at the Boys and Girls Club Gym and cost $2 per visit. For more information, call Mike Flora at 235-6437.
While some may not consider indoor Ultra-Light plane-flying as a sport, there is plenty of fun to be had with these remote-control flying machines. The flying fun is free and takes place every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. starting March 21.
For more information, call Daniel at 299-1885.
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