Sports briefs – April 17

Mitch makes the grade

Former Homer High School Wrestler Mitch Wyatt, who won an Alaska state championship in 2011, was named to the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association All-Academic second team.
Wyatt was a part-time starter this year for the University of Colorado Mesa Mavericks at 174 pounds. The redshirt freshman earned a 10 win and 12 loss record for the Division II school. 
Wyatt has a 3.88 GPA and is working toward a degree in exercise science. He is the son of Camron and Becky Wyatt.

Running 26.2 minutes for Boston

Homer Community Recreation and K-Bay Running Club will host a Boston Marathon Memorial Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. at Homer High School.

Participants will run or walk for 26.2 minutes in solace to remember those who were tragically affected by Monday’s violence, and to send positive healing energy one step at a time.

The event will take place either on the high school track or the lower-level parking lots. Wear any running shirt, sweater or medal to show your support. 26.2 minutes…join us.

 Contact Mike Illg for more information at 399-6090

Beach, Reinert win Mariner Awards

Homer High School senior basketball players Sam Reinert and Miranda Beach were recipients of the school’s Mariner Awards at Friday night’s basketball banquet.
Beach was a point guard for the Lady Mariners this year as they started play in a new conference that brought many challenges. Beach also plays volleyball and softball.
Reinert had an outstanding season for the Mariners, stepping up to fill a big void at the post after last year’s big man, Devon Kennelty, moved on to college-level play. Reinert said he had no idea the award was coming his way.
“I really have to thank my parents and my coaches for always believing in me, and teaching me the values that define the Mariner Award,” Reinert said. “And, of course, I also have to thank my teammates for always being on my side — no matter how many times I screwed up!”

Earth, Wind and Fat Tire

Soldotna bikers will host an Earth, Wind and Fat Tire 10-kilometer bike challenge on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.
Meet at 10 a.m. at the Wolverine Loop trail head off of Kalifornsky Beach Road, across from the Soldotna Sports Center. Fat-tire bikes are recommended, but not required — feel free to ride whatever you have for this trek through the trails, come rain, shine, snow, mud or anything else Mother Nature has in store. Helmets are required.
Win Beemun’s gift cards in men’s and women’s divisions: $75 for first, $50 second and $25 third. There will also be a drawing for a $100 gift card. Advance registration is $25 and available online at Day of race registration is $35.
For more information, visit, e-mail or call Mike at 690-3172.

Boys of summer ready to play

The Homer Mariner Baseball Team is currently practicing anywhere they are able to find a relatively smooth, dry surface.
The M’s are set to open their 2013 season in Kenai next week against the Kardinals. However, Mariner Head Coach Lary Kuhns said he suspects this year’s late spring arrival will force Homer to re-schedule several dates and venues.
“I heard Houston received 16 inches of snow last week,” Kuhns said. “And the Valley in general is way behind on break-up this year.”
The Mariners are tentatively scheduled to host Kodiak and Wasilla on May 3 and 4, before heading up to play SoHi on May 6.
The boys are scheduled to hit the Valley on May 10 and 11 against Colony and Houston, and then return the 16 and 18 to face Kenai and Palmer.
The Region III Tournament will be held in Wasilla May 23-25, and State is scheduled for May 30-June 1.

Almost time to saddle up!

The sixth-annual Cowboy Cabaret will be held Saturday, May 18 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The evening gets underway with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by presentations of original poems or songs.
Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore and at the door. They are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Purchase table reservations in advance by calling Jackie at 299-1851. If you would like to perform, contact Tim at 299-2780. All proceeds go to benefit the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association and Cottonwood Horse Park.
Clean-up day at Cottonwood Horse Park is Saturday, May 25 at noon. Bring a goodie to share and come paint, rake and set up picnic tables and benches along with various other projects.
The grand opening of the park will be held Monday, Memorial Day, May 27.

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