Adult Sports

Breast cancer run raises awareness plus money

The 19th annual Breast Cancer Run was a brilliant field of pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, from the two- and four-legged athletes to the marimba band, Shamwari, to the patches of fireweed along the course.

“We were delighted to have a total of 83 participants in the 2013 Breast Cancer 5-mile run and 1-mile walk,” said Heather O’Connor, executive director of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, sponsor of the event.

Homer in soccer tourney

This past weekend local athletes traveled from Homer to Anchorage to participate in a “3v3,” three versus three, soccer tournament.

Homer was represented by three teams:

• The womens team was comprised of Heidi Johnson, Karen Weston, Claudia Haines and Amy Russell;

• Henry Russell, Seamus Sholz, and Tucker Weston competed together;

• The remaining team was comprised of Owen Glasman, Ethan Anderson, Parker Sorenson, Elijah Johnson and Phin Weston.

Two running, walking events set for this weekend in Homer

There are two running and walking fundraisers planned for this weekend:

The K-Bay 5K Run for Leo, a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis, will be at 5 p.m. Friday. The course begins at Homer High School and ends at Kachemak City Community Center.

T-shirts are free, as long as they last, for donations of $25 or more. Early entry is online at leosheroes.org.

Homer runners conquer ultra marathon

Homer runners Marty Everts, Elizabeth Roedl, Stacy Buckelew and Jimmy Neumayer catch their breath at the finish of Saturday’s 50-mile Resurrection Pass Ultra Race. Buckelew was the first woman to cross the finish line with Roedl grabbing second place. The weekend’s ultra trail races began with a 100-miler that started Friday near Hope and finished at the trailhead in Cooper Landing. Saturday’s 50-mile race began at the Cooper Landing trailhead, followed a detour and ended at the Resurrection Pass trailhead in Hope. Wil Roedl of Homer also participated in the event.

Sports in Brief

SPH sponsors physical exam clinic at Homer Medical Center

Physical exams for high school students will be offered at the “Sports Physical Clinic” at Homer Medical Center from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3.  No appointments are offered; however, students are asked to stagger arrival according to the following schedule: 

• 8 a.m.: Last names beginning with A-E; 

• 9 a.m.: Last names beginning with F-J;

• 10 a.m.: Last names beginning with K-O;

Breast Cancer Run in need of volunteers

The 19th annual Homer Breast Cancer Run, sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, is just a month away and committee members are needed to help with the five-mile event.

Scheduled for August 18, the run begins at Bishop's Beach Pavilion and continues through town. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; the race begins at 11 a.m.

Anyone interested in helping can contact KBFPC at 235-3436 or kpfpc@ak.net

Superheroes shine in Kenai 5K run-walk

The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is staging a Superhero 5K run-walk at the Kenai park strip at 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for best costumes.

The course begins at the park strip and winds through downtown Kenai. Register for the run online at tinyurl.com/kenai-superhero or visit the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s office at 150 N. Willow for a printed entry form. 

No wind, no problem

Having just competed in the 17th annual two-day Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta on June 29-30, local captains and crews were back on the starting line Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July.

It wasn’t exactly a firecracker start, however, due to a lack of sail-filling wind.

“At the start, the winds dropped to near zero and most of the fleet wandered across the start line thanks to a few puffs and meandering currents,” said Eric Pullman, the club’s vice commodore and captain of Nereus, one of the entrants in Saturday’s race.

Hundreds of runners, walkers, strollers show up for Spit Run

Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run.

For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of the Homer Spit. In 2012, Moe finished in a time of 33:23, but on Saturday he dashed across the finish in 32:40.

Get ready to tee off for hospice

Hospice of Homer is bringing its annual fundraising golf tournament to Homer on June 15. While the event worked well over the last three years at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point, the opportunity to hold it at Shoreline Golf at 6.5-mile East End Road was irresistible.

Now that Beth and Dave Schroer, along with their son and daughter in-law Frank and Ellen Schroer, have reopened the 9-hole, 10-acre course, hospice officials hope the closer proximity will increase local enthusiasm for the already popular event.

Arctica takes first in Sourdough race

Energy was high on Saturday as the sun greeted the annual Memorial Weekend “Sourdough” race sponsored by the Homer Yacht Club.  

This was the club’s second race of the year. 

Four boats participated with Arctica coming in first, followed by Dolphin, Morning Star and Thetis.

“The day was perfect racing conditions,” said Erik Pullman, vice president of the club.

Turnout low, enthusiasm high at Hershey’s Homer event

Although the weather was stunning on Saturday, the turnout for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games was low. Still, the 18 participants gave it their all and raced as if there was an enormous crowd cheering them on. 

Next year, Mike Illg, coordinator of the city of Homer’s Community Recreation Program and sponsor of the games, plans to get more kids involved. 

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to get kids active, having fun and to learn more about the sport of track and field,” said Illg. 

Sports in Brief

Shoreline Golf set to open Friday

Shoreline Golf at Mile 6.5 East End Road opens at 10 a.m. Friday for the season. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The golf course was built in 1986 by current owners Dave and Beth Schroer. 

After selling it in 1994, the Schroers repurchased the golf course and opened it in 2012. 

For more information, call 235-8544.

Fireweed Meadows also plans to open this weekend

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