Sports Briefs – December 4

Meet your Mariner roundballers
The Homer Mariner Boys and Girls basketball teams invite the community to a night of “Meet the Mariners” on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the gym. The evening acts as a fundraiser for the boys basketball program, and features a soup and bread dinner for $5 per person, as well as a live dessert auction.
Entertainment for the evening includes a scrimmage by the Homer Husky basketball teams, the music of Homer’s High’s Pep Band and this year’s basketball cheerleaders.
Both Mariner girls and boys teams will be introduced, and players will showcase drills, plays and competitive scrimmages.

Homer women host hockey jamboree
Homer Women’s Hockey will host its annual Winter Jamboree on Jan. 17-19 at Kevin Bell Arena.
The round-robin tourney is designed to mix up players of all abilities for a weekend of fun. The registration fee is $85 and includes four games, plus final crossovers.
Sponsored by Beluga Lake Lodge, the tournament will feature eight teams of 11-12 players. Space is limited, so teams are encouraged to sign up early.
If you have questions or would like further information, contact Ingrid Harrald at 299-4370 or email More information can also be found at

Harrington inducted into HHS Hall of Fame
Shane Scott Harrington was inducted into the 2013 Homer High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in November. Harrington’s love of wrestling started in Anchorage, where he wrestled for Service Junior High School, before moving to Homer with his family. Harrington quickly became involved in both folkstyle and freestyle wrestling programs, as well as other sports, including football, ju-jitsu, baseball and softball. His true passion, however, was for the sport of wrestling.
Some of Harrington’s accomplishments during his high school wrestling career at Homer included: 1984, second place, State freestyle at 130 pounds; 1985, first place, State freestyle at 138 pounds; 1985-86, first place in 3A District at 138 pounds; 1986-87, third place at 3A District at 145 pounds; 1987-88, ranked first in the state; 1987-88, Tad Harrington Scholarship alternate winner; held record for HHS takedowns until it was broken by Mitch Wyatt in 2010.
Harrington continued to be actively involved in wrestling following graduation. After college, he returned to Homer and got involved in the wrestling programs by refereeing high school wrestling matches and coaching the middle school wrestling program.
Harrington eventually went to work as a lineman for Homer Electric Association. He died unexpectedly on Oct. 22, 2008 in a four-wheeler accident.

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