Sports Briefs – Feb. 12

Basketballers ‘Think Pink’

Homer High School is hosting a basketball Senior Night on Monday, Feb. 24, for varsity girls and boys. In conjunction with the event, the teams will raise money for breast cancer awareness and research through a “Think Pink”-themed evening. Everyone is invited to support the Mariners in their last home game of the season, and be sure to wear pink to the game in support of breast cancer awareness.
The Lady M’s kick off Senior Night with a varsity game at 6 p.m. The boys follow around 8 p.m. If you would like more information about the event, contact Lindsay Layland at

Wine and cheese on wooden skis

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club will host its annual Wine and Cheese and Wooden Skis tour Sunday Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. At the Lookout Mountain Recreation Area Trails. Dress in your best classic costumes, or ski on wooden skis. The first stop on the tour is available from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., while the second is open from 2-4 p.m.
The fee is $25 for Kachemak Nordic Ski Club members, $35 for non-members and $10 for youth ages 11-21. Children under 10 are free.
Don’t forget your photo ID and a designated driver.Bring the family, but please leave dogs at home. The Ohlson Mountain Trails area is a dog-free zone.
For more information, or to volunteer to help with the event, call Kevin Walker, 235-5304 or Jeanne Walker at 299-3189; email.

Rowe, Daigle place at Boroughs

Despite a heady wind and a few downed trees, Homer senior Brian Rowe took third and fifth place at the Kenai Peninsula Borough High School Cross-Country Ski Championships Friday and Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails.
Aspen Daigle took third in Saturday’s 5k race.

Boys Homer 10K finishers: 3. Brian Rowe, 28:45.8; 12. Josh Vantrease, 31:32.0; 23. Hoxie Parks, 34:52.7; 25. Ryan Navrot, 36:16.5; 26. Tadhg Scholz,36:24.3.
5K finishers: 5. Brian Rowe, 13:58.0; 14. Josh Vantrease, 14:59.6; 24. Hoxie Parks, 16:46.9; 25. Tadhg Scholz, 16:47.5; 26. Ryan Navrot, 17:35.5.

Girls Homer 8K finishers: 6. Rachel Ellert, 30:02.8; 13. Audrey Russel, 32:53.9;
5K finishers: 3. Aspen Daigle, 16:18.2; 6. Rachel Ellert, 16:50.8; 14. Mariah Vantrease, 18:29.2; 16. Audrey Russel, 18:41.8.

Wiffle ball winners

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Your first-annual Homer Wiffle Ball Champions, — Team Jobu. From left to right they are: Mark Putney, Dan Olson, Michael Mahmood, Sean Campbell and Brandon Young. Five teams and 29 wiffle-ballers competed in the Winter Carnival Event.

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