Bantams win at home
The Homer Hockey Association Bantams beat Mat-Su 4-1 in conference play at Kevin Bell Arena on Saturday. The Glacier Kings took control of the game early, and held the Eagles scoreless until late in the third period.
Marathon skiing starts Saturday morning
The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club offers its annual Nordic Ski Marathon at the Lookout Mountain Ski trails on Saturday. The race begins at the Lookout Mountain Trailhead, and ends at the Baycrest Sterling Highway trailhead.
A 25-kilometer tour starts at 9:30 a.m., with 25K and 42K races beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bib pick-up begins at 9 a.m. Check out the Club’s website at http://kachemaknordicskiclub for further details.
Skiers earn 8 medals at Tour of Anchorage
Homer skiers represented well in the 2013 Tour of Anchorage, with eight age-group medals and three top-five overall finishes. Stacey Buckelew earned an ulu for her first-place finish in her age group and third-place overall finish with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds.
Other Homer finishers include: 25k Classic: Deland Anderson, 2:27:41, seventh; Christine Anderson, 2:33:09, fourth; Mike McCarthy 2:34:29, sixth.
25 km Skate: Louie Maurer, 1:16:33, first in age group, 10th overall; Jasmine Maurer, 1:22:39, first in age group, fourth overall; Sean Campbell, 1:51:42, 10th in age group; Barae Hirsch, 2:27:33, second in age group, eighth overall.
40 km Skate: Kevin Walker, 3:02:15; Stacey Buckelew, 2:01:23, first in age group, third overall; Annie Ridgely, 2:26:35, fifth in age group; Stephanie Dickerson, 2:43:08, Ginger Johnson, 2:43:00.
50 km Skate: Jan Spurkland, 2:21:39, first in age group, 15th overall; Ken Jones, 3:08:14, first in age group; Gary Dickerson, 3:37:39; Megan Spurkland, 2:36:34, second in age group, fifth overall.
Alice’s Scoundrels bust out the brooms
In this week’s Broomball action, Alice’s Scoundrels scored four goals against the Beluga Lake Bombers, and one against the Down East Grayskulls to lead the way on Friday.
The Grayskulls scored one each against the Bombers and the Scoundrels. The Bombers scored three against the Grayskulls and one against Alice’s. This week’s Most Valuable Players are Jason Herreman of the Scoundrels, Chris Gordon of the Bombers and Jesse Classen of the Grayskulls. Honorable mentions go to Derek Reynolds and Donna Boss, “Back with a Vengeance.”
Broomball is played every Friday night at Kevin Bell Arena. The action gets underway at 8 p.m.
Leprechauns, faery folk — and even trolls
Kevin Bell Arena and Homer’s Hockey Divas present an evening of Shamrock Shindigs and Shenanigans at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Saturday, March 16.
The St. Patrick’s Day frivolity acts as a fundraiser for the ice rink, and offers dinner and a beer for $20. Music and a beer is $10.
The evening includes an Irish dinner buffet and green beer from 7-9 p.m., as well as door prizes, Magical Mystery Envelopes and Split-the-Pot-o’-Gold drawings. The music starts at 9 p.m.
Salmon slaying to begin soon
Homer’s 20th-Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament will be held Saturday, March 23, and offers more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Alaska anglers will brave the blustery elements and battle Cheechakos from other states for a chance to claim this year’s Winter King Title. The average year sees more than 900 serious fishermen show up to slay the intimidating, yet surprisingly succulent salmon.
Tournament entry is $100 per person and available for purchase at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center until 8 p.m. Friday, March 22. Entries may be purchased at Tournament Headquarters at Coal Point Trading on the Spit on the day of the event.
Daylight Savings Time goes into effect two weeks before the tourney, so an 8 a.m. sunrise on the day of the tournament makes for a dangerously dark morning. To provide safer fishing conditions, the official “lines-in” time is 9 a.m. Lines must be out of the water by 4 p.m.
Given the size of the tournament, anglers are asked to use the honor system and police each other. The Alaska State Troopers Patrol Boat will be on the water all day. You can contact them at 235-8239.
The bag limit between Bluff Point, north to Anchor Point Light has increased to two king salmon of any size, with no recording requirement.
For more information, call 235-7740 or download your registration form from the Homer Chamber website.
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