Sport Briefs – June 12

Lady M’s earn All-Conference honors
Following an impressive season and a near-miss at the State Championships, five Homer softball players were chosen for All-Conference softball teams for the Northern Lights Conference.
First Team: Miranda Beach, Katie Kirsis, Hannah LaRue, Maggie LaRue.
Second Team: McKi Needham

Holes “Fore” Hospice looks to raise funds
The fourth-annual Holes “Fore” Hospice golf tournament will be held at the Shoreline Golf Course out East End Road this Saturday, June 15.
Registration is at 9 a.m. and the $50 entry fee helps support Hospice of Homer. The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and range balls.
The 18-Hole Scramble format is suitable for both experienced and novice golfers.
A “closest to the pin” event starts at 9 a.m., and the tournament follows. When the scramble is finished, lunch will be served in the lodge and tournament awards will be presented.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to sponsor individual holes and putting greens. Last year’s event brought 36 golfers who raised almost $5,000 for Hospice of Homer.

Photo by Lara Mcginnis - Blue skies and warm temperatures provide a true “summer” feel for Homer Little Leaguers at Karen Hornaday Park on Monday. (ABOVE) Robert Mcginnis, a member of the Giants, connects with a pitch to help his teammates out in their evening game. Summer league action is currently underway, with a variety of baseball and softball action from T-ball to coach-pitch happening weekday evenings.

Photo by Lara Mcginnis - Blue skies and warm temperatures provide a true “summer” feel for Homer Little Leaguers at Karen Hornaday Park on Monday. (ABOVE) Robert Mcginnis, a member of the Giants, connects with a pitch to help his teammates out in their evening game. Summer league action is currently underway, with a variety of baseball and softball action from T-ball to coach-pitch happening weekday evenings.

Cooney Cup in question
Captain Ron Downing said that the overnight Cooney Cup race to Seldovia got underway Saturday with himself and Rick Foster as the only boats showing up for the 11 a.m. start.
Apparently, it was a very close race across the Bay; the two boats finished just one and a half minutes apart. There was no return race Sunday because Foster chose to sail to Little Tutka Bay to visit friends.
And although Downing sailed back Sunday, club rules say at least three boats need to participate for it to be an official race. However, that is not indicated in the rules posted on the club website.
Foster, sailing his Dolphin, and Downing, sailing his Morning Star, enjoyed their sunny calm cruise.
Downing e-mailed from his iPhone on his boat.
“Rick Foster and I had the most glorious day of sailing over to Seldovia,” he said. “We had 6-10 knots of wind all the way and we finished a minute and a half apart after five hours and 50 minutes of tacking upwind.”
Downing said both sailors considered it a fine race, regardless of the number of participants.
Or lack thereof.
He sailed back to Homer on Sunday amid relatively warm temperatures, sunshine and light breezes.

Preparing for pigskin play
Pop Warner Football/Cheer Association Homer Raiders will hold registration for the fall season on June 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Homer Middle School. Free food will be offered.
Football and cheer are available for boys and girls from 7-14 years old. Practice begins July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Homer.Raiders@yahoo.com.
Registration forms are available online at www.popwarnerHomer.com.

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