Homer’s Popeye Wrestling program sent a small group of grapplers north over the weekend to take part in the Matsu Matmen Tournament in Palmer.
William Roth won both of his matches to earn first place in the Junior 125-pound category.
“Roth has not competed in a few years, but he was fearless in throwing his opponents to the mat,” said Popeye spokesman Chris Perk.
Wrestler Tristen Cook placed second, and then took first place the next day in the Greco Roman-style event. Cook won five matches in the Schoolboy 125-lb category; four of them by pins in the first period.
Teddy Croft, 110 pounds, also wrestled in the Schoolboy division. He pinned all four of his opponents to earn another first place this season.
Croft is currently undefeated in freestyle wrestling.
HoWL is hosting a climbing competition at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bay Club. Categories of competition are based on climbing skill and scheduled as follows:
10:30 a.m. Recreational (top-rope climbers)
12:30 p.m. Open (lead climbers)
2:30 p.m. Fun (kids)
All climbers must arrive at least a half hour before their competition category. Pre-registration is $30 and available at www.howlalaska.org/. Registration the day of the event is $35.
Join the Kachemak Bay Running Club for “Friday Night Fives” throughout the month of April. Meet at Two Sisters Bakery at 5:30 this Friday for a 5K fun-run through town. All ages and abilities are welcome to take part.
Registration is now open for the regular Little League season at Karen Hornaday Park. Opening day is Saturday, May 11, at noon. The new batting cage will be set up at the field, so come check it out.
Funding for this project was made possible by the support of generous donors and the Ashley J. Logan and Sheldon Youth-to-Youth Funds. Both are field-of-interest funds at the Homer Foundation.
Join Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium instructors, presenters and vendors on June 1 for a full day of on-water sea kayaking instruction.
The symposium will run from noon to 8 p.m. and offers a lecture series to include “Wind, Weather and Waves,” cold-water immersion, trip-planning, safety and much more.
Lunch, an evening BBQ and all the boating equipment you need is included. You can also secure your own campsite and stay for the “Eklutna Challenge” the next day. No experience is necessary and families are welcome. Space is limited, so register soon at www.aksks.org.
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