M’s named to All-Conference Football Teams
Homer senior and wide receiver Joseph Cardoza was named to the Northern Lights All-Conference Football second-team on offense. Sophomore Hunter Harris was named second-team offensive tackle.
Defensively, sophomore Zach McKenna, inside linebacker; sophomore Michael Swoboda, interior linemen, and Cardoza, defensive back, were also chosen for the conference second team.
Homer players earning honorable mentions on offense include: Sheldon Hutt, quarterback; Joshua Fisk, halfback; David Jack Woo, wide receiver; Patrick Rainwater, tackle; Ian McCormick, guard; Michael Swoboda, guard; Gage Flyum, center; Ian Lowe, long snapper; Drew Brown, kicker; Connor Seay, return specialist.
Outside linebackers Fisk and Hutt, defensive back Brown, and interior lineman Rainwater received honorable mentions for defense.
Girls just wanna have a run …
Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting a Homer Girls on the Run 5K celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9 to support and encourage girls to embrace their unique amazingness. This year’s Girls on the Run Team needs your support. Registration and pre-race fun, including “happy hair” and face-painting, starts at 11 a.m. The run begins at noon, and the course starts and ends at the Methodist Church.
Food and awards will follow the race’s end; approximately 1 p.m., and a $25 registration fee is required from all runners and walkers, 18 years or older; Participants who are 17 and under are free.
All proceeds directly support Girls on the Run Homer. The group looks to educate and inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
Have questions or want to volunteer? Contact Tara Schmidt at 235-7712. Register online at www.raceplanner.com/register/Index/homer_on_the_run_5K
Homer ladies tweak shooting skills
Homer Basketball Coach Connie Akers took 12 Lady Huskies and seven Lady Mariners to a Nikiski shooting clinic over the weekend. Association of Alaska Basketball Coaches president, Dave Porter, taught the three-hour sessions.
“Our girls loved it,” Akers said of the preseason instruction. “They worked on shooting form, game situations, full-court movement with shooting, free throws and the all-important-layup.”
Akers said that, in one of the high school speed drills, four of the five players who beat the clock down and back under 10 seconds were from Homer High.
She added that she was most appreciative of the parents who braved “very icy roads” to get the athletes to Nikiski. Homer Middle School’s season begins this Saturday at Soldotna for the girls, and Kenai for the boys. Six Borough teams will compete in round-robin play from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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