Sports Briefs - March 23
March 23rd | Staff Report
Warrior basketball falls just short at State
The Nikolaevsk Warriors ended their season last week following a 51-52 loss to Hydaburg at the Class 1A State Tournament. Hydaburg led 18-14 at the half, but built that lead to nine by the end of the third quarter. A 22-15 Nikolaevsk fourth-quarter run came up just short. Nikit Fefelov led the scoring for Nikolaevsk with 19 points — 15 of them coming off his five 3-pointers. Anfim Kalugin picked up 11 for the Warriors, while Kalenik Molodih had 10 and Michael Trail added nine.
The Lady Warriors also came up a bit short of their state championship bid. After getting off to a slow start against King Cove in the first quarter — where the T-Jacks outscored the Warriors 20-6 — the Nikolaevsk girls couldn't make up the difference, despite staying relatively even with King Cove for the rest of the game.
Elizabeth Fefelov led the Lady Warriors with 11 points, while Vera Fefelov added 10.
Start at the sea, end with a ski
Sponsored by Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and Homer Saw and Cycle, the annual Sea-to-Ski Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m.
The planned course — which is subject to change depending on weather — gets underway from Mariner Park on the Homer Spit with a 5K run to West Homer Elementary School. From there, runners will mount bicycles for a 7K climb up West Hill Road, across Highland Drive to the Roger's Loop Trailhead. The final leg is a 5K ski from the Roger's Loop Trailhead to the Sterling Highway DOT Trailhead. Helmets are required in the bike leg of the competition.
Registration will be available at the gazebo at Mariner Park, at the base of the Homer Spit, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The race starts at 1 p.m.
Athletes will compete individually for Ironman and Ironwoman titles; teams will compete in men, women and mixed-gender categories.
The entry fee to participate is $15 for students, $20 for adult Kachemak Nordic Ski Club members, and $30 for non-members. A late registration fee of $5 will be assessed after the noon deadline.
The awards ceremony will start at 3 p.m. at the finish line. All participants and volunteers are eligible for prizes drawn from waiver slips. You must be present to win. Contact Derek Bynagle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 299-2114 for more information or to volunteer.
Broomballers host tourney April 8-9
Homer Broomball League will host its Road's End Tournament on April 8-9 at Kevin Bell Arena. The co-ed, 18-and-over tourney starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, and resumes at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Team rosters are limited to 10 players, and individuals will be placed into teams correlating to their skill level in an effort to keep talent balanced. Players will need to be rated 1-10; "first-time player" to "expert." Go to kevinbellarena.org to register.
Games will consist of two 18-minute halves, with a 5 minute halftime. This is a round-robin, no-overtime format, and teams are guaranteed to play at least four games. HBL Co-Ed rules apply, and referees will be provided (or "volunteered"). Per HBL rules, two women must be present on the ice at all times during play.
The tournament team fee is $600 (minimum six, maximum 10 players). Individuals are $75.
The registration fee includes pizza on Saturday night at the arena. Homer broomballers will also be selling a $20 commemorative tourney cup for beer keg consumption on the premises. (For those 21 and older.)
For more information, contact John Mink at email@example.com or (512) 701-1232.