Homer’s youth hockey team for those 14 and under celebrate their win at the Alaska State Championships the weekend of March 15-18, 2019 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Nevak)

Homer’s youth hockey team for those 14 and under celebrate their win at the Alaska State Championships the weekend of March 15-18, 2019 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Nevak)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events

General:

Minni Soccer Camp to be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Homer High School Gym. This is a fundraiser for the Homer boys soccer team being held on an early release day. It is for girls and boys in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Parent registration form required, as well as a $15 payment. Call Amy at 399-3636 for more information.

Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the skills needed by Alaska Native People to survive and thrive in the Alaskan terrain and climate. The Homer team accepts all students, grades 1-12, regardless of ethnicity. Practices are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Members will have the chance to compete in Junior NYO and Senior NYO State Competitions in Anchorage. For more information, please contact Mark Gordon at 614-588-2699 or mgordon@gsbooks.us.

Track and Field:

The Homer track and field team will participate in its first meet of the season on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at the Pro/Whit Meet in Anchorage.

Soccer:

The girls and boys soccer games scheduled for Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. have been canceled. The girls soccer game on Friday, April 5 has also been canceled. The May 4 varsity boys and girls game against Colony have also been canceled. The varsity girls soccer team will play Houston at noon on May 4 at Colony High School.

Baseball:

The Homer baseball team will play its first game of the season at the home field at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 against Kenai Central High School.

Softball:

Homer’s softball team kicks its season off by hosting Kenai Central High School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in a game in Homer.

In review

Youth hockey:

Homer hosted 13 teams from around Alaska the weekend of March 15-18.

Held at the Kevin Bell Arena, the Homer Hockey Association had the smallest roster with only nine skaters and a goalie, said Stephanie Pitzman in an email.

The Homer team came out victorious in their first game, but went on to lose the next three. Still, the team was able to advance into the quarter final game by two goals. From there, the players were able to win their next two games, and ended up taking the Alaska State Championship game against the Grizzlies with a score of 1-0.

Youth wrestling:

Results from Anchor Kings Wrestling at the Mat-Su Matmen Greco Wrestling Tournament are as follows:

Novice – 12 and under: 100-107 lbs. CJ Burns’s, third place.

USA Junior: 137-150 lbs. Wayne Newman, first place. This is Newman’s sixth tournament win for the season.

Mat-Su Matmen FS/Women’s Wrestling Tournament

Novice – 12 and under: 65-69 lbs. Miles Tressler, third place

76-80 lbs. Alex Shea, third place

102-107 lbs. CJ Burns, first place. This was Burns’ first tournament win of the season.

Novice Girls

87-92 lbs. Alysha Nyvall, second place. She is now at 11-1 for the season.

Schoolboy/girl – 14 and under: 125-133 lbs. Russell Nyvall, first place. This is his second tournament win of the season.

USA Junior: 124-135 lbs. Seth Inama, second place.

141-153 lbs. Wayne Newman, first place. This is his seventh tournament win of the season.

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