Youth Sports

Anchor Kings catch first place

There is a movement happening in Anchor Point involving the sport of wrestling. With strong wrestling roots, the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club reestablished itself three years ago in a grass roots effort to be an all-inclusive, kid focused, program where wrestling is secondary to providing a healthy, character-building activity for anyone who wants to put in the time. In a community where names like Poindexter, Neland, and Roderick are synonymous with wrestling excellence, they are quickly being accompanied by names like Newman, Wells, and Nyvall. The result of the effort to reestablish wrestling in Anchor Point? A state championship at this past weekend’s USA Wrestling State Championship in Wasilla.

KSC Kings swim big at End of the Road Meet

The Kachemak Swim Club Kings hosted their annual End of the Road invite at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center Feb. 10-11. Notching first place finishes for the Kings were Luke Nelson (4), Madison Story (4), Carly Nelson (3), Lauren Kuhns (3), Elsa Milne (3), Hazel Pearson (3), Abigail George (3), Kate Moseley (3), Timmy Cissney (3), Clayton Arndt (2), Kira Milne (2), Ella Blanton-Yourkowski (2), Jai Badajos (2), Lia Jacobsen (2), Wynne Reed (2), Brady Coppo (2), Makayla Sarsfield (2), and one each for Adeline Berry, Luke Nollar, Kaylin Anderson, Faith Overson, Nathan Overson, Skyler Rodriguez and Hartley Miller.

Homer wrestlers take 9th at The Gut Check

The Homer wrestling team took ninth place Saturday at The Gut Check in Washington. The tournament, in its fourth year, features teams from Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Homer was ninth with 111.5 points, while Toppenish (Washington) won with 173 points.

Jared Brant led Homer by making it all the way to the finals at 138 pounds before losing 6-2 to Josh Franich of Puyallup, Wash.

Timmy Woo picked up a third place at 160 pounds by defeating Izaiah Duran of Battle Ground, Wash, 3-1.

Wayne Newman, Luciano Fasulo and Tristen Cook took fifth place for Homer.

Homer Pee Wee hockey team starts '17 undefeated

Homer’s U12 Pee Wee hockey team’s hard work has been paying off, as the team is currently 8-0-1 and has won three tournaments during the 2016-17 season. The Pee Wee team took first place at the Peninsula Power Play tournament in Kenai, Turkey Shootout in Anchorage, and Big Lake Hard Ice Classic in Wasilla.

Coach Steve Nevak and assistant coach Matt Stineff credit the group of highly skilled players and the excellent coaching staff at all levels of Homer youth hockey, whose home base is Kevin Bell Arena on the Spit.

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Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

Girls and boys basketball will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Hockey plays a block of home games on Jan. 12-14. The Mariners will play Palmer on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Colony on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. and Wasilla on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.


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