Sport in Brief

  • Participants in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club Wine and Cheese Tour on Sunday, Feb. 14 gather for the raffle drawing, which included a trip for two to a yurt across the bay with transportation and two kayaks, several items from local potters and a wood turner, as well as other donations from Homer businesses. Participants were encouraged to dress in old-fashioned ski gear and old wooden skis. Many interesting outfits and a variety of wooden skis made an appearance at the event — even a large traditional homemade ski pole with a basket made from a reworked dog bone, manufactured by Dave Brann.-Photo provided
  • Garrett and Heidi Hooker were honored as the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s Valentine’s Day 5K fastest couple. Garrett came in fourth overall with a time of 23:04.1, while Heidi came in 13th overall with her time of 25:24.4.-Photo provided

Homer Nordic ski shines

at borough meet

The Homer High Nordic ski team competed in Borough Nordic Ski race at Lookout Mountain on Feb. 13. The race was a duathlon, which combines classic technique and skate technique into one race. At the halfway mark, the racers switch equipment, adding to the strategy and intrigue of the competition. 

Homer boys Nordic ski team took the third place award and Homer girls team landed a second place trophy. Senior Rachel Ellert and Sarah Wolf represented varsity girls at the podium and sophomore Jacob Davis received a ninth place ribbon. 

Freshmen Katie Davis and Katia Holmes both had fantastic races, receiving first and second place honors, respectively, for the JV girls. Homer JV boys cleaned up with Josh Wisner, Ben Kettle and Seamus Scholz on the podium. 



The Mariners will go on to the regional competition in Valdez today and then finish the season the following weekend with the state competition scheduled for currently snowless Anchorage.


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