Soccer programs still going strong
This past weekend, a few Homer athletes traveled to Anchorage to participate in a three-on-three soccer tourney. Three Homer teams participated, including a women’s team of Heidi Johnson, Karen Weston, Claudia Haines and Amy Russell.
Henry Russell, Seamus Sholz and Tucker Weston competed together, as did Owen Glasman, Ethan Anderson, Parker Lowney, Elijah Johnson and Phin Weston.
Pop Warner weathers hard knocks
The Homer Pop Warner Raiders fell 27-32 in a close game against the Soldotna Saints on Sunday at Soldotna High School.
Homer Coach Bryan Mann said the team looked a bit sluggish at the beginning of the game.
“We ended the half down by two touchdowns, but our boys really picked it up in the second half,” Mann explained. “We finally took the lead, but then dropped it right at the end of the game.”
Mann said Wyatt Alborn and Jordan Beachy led the second-half offense, with Alborn running for two touchdowns, and Beachy receiving a pass from Jamie Rios for another score.
“Guys like Justin Sumption and Levi King really kept us in the game on defense,” Mann said. “We had a lot of kids playing in spots that are a new to them. Mike Trail, our starting center, found himself at linebacker.
“All the kids did a great job and showed a lot of heart,” Mann said. “Numbers are still an issue for us, as we are only playing 15 kids right now. This week, we plan to focus on pass coverage and containment.”
Mann said he believed the Peewee Rainders lost 7-25; Their lone touchdown coming from Ethan Pitzman getting the touchdown in that game.
Hospice of Homer hosts Summer Fun Run
Join Hospice of Homer for their second-annual, All Ages Fun Run this Saturday, Aug. 24. This year, the fun run honors Doug Schwiesow; an athlete, artist and lover of life, friends and family.
Hospice is again partnering with Bear Creek Winery for a fun-filled community fundraiser that will kick off at 11 a.m. in the Hospice of Homer parking lot, 910 East End Road. The event culminates with a celebration of life with wine tasting, nibbles and lots of opportunities to support the Hospice mission. Juice and playground areas will be available for the kids.
Sign-up and registration will run from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the Hospice of Homer office. The entrance fee for this untimed event is $20. This fun, community event is for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers and families.
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa still sits atop the leaderboard in the 2013 Derby. Jones caught a 236.2-pounder on July 25, while fishing with Central Charters and Captain David Bayes aboard the F/V Grand Aleutian
August Tagged Fish: Marian Ortiz of Cottonwood, Ariz. caught a tagged fish on Aug. 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters.
The Derby continues through Sept. 15.
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