Sports in brief

Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Spring break practice schedule:

Spring sport practices will be held in the high school gym during spring break.

8 a.m. Track

10 a.m. Basketball

Noon Basketball

2 p.m. Baseball

4 p.m. Girls Soccer

6 p.m. Softball

Girls basketball: The girls basketball team will face off against Grace Christian High School this Friday at 6 p.m. in Anchorage. The team will play against Anchorage Christian School in another away game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Anchorage.

Boys basketball: The boys basketball team will also play the Grizzlies this Friday, at 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage. The boys will also play Anchorage Christian School at 3 p.m. Saturday, also in Anchorage.

Community:

Big Fat Bike Festival

The revival of the Big Fat Bike Festival hosted by the Homer Cycling Club begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Bishop’s Beach, with food, fire and fun.

On Saturday, March 28, there will be the traditional Anchor Point to Homer beach ride for those who like to embrace low pressure weekends. New to the festival for 2020, there will also be a 60k biking and 30k running race. Bikers ride from Bishop’s Beach to the mouth of the Anchor River and back, and runners start in Anchor Point and finish at Bishop’s Beach.

Sunday, March 29, competitors will hit the snow (assuming there is any) and head east to Caribou Lake for miles and miles of riding opportunity. Visit www.homercyclingclub.org for details. Those who want to pre-register can email homercyclingclub@gmail.com.

Kachemak Bay Traditional Games

The second annual Native Youth Olympics Invitational, Kachemak Bay Traditional Games, will be held March 6-7 at Homer High School.

Friday:

Noon – Opening

12:30 p.m. – coaches/officials meeting

1 p.m. – kneel jump

2 p.m. – two-foot high kick

3:30 p.m. – scissor broad jump

4:30 p.m. – Eskimo stick pull

6 p.m. – wrist carry

7:30 p.m. – medals ceremony

Saturday:

9 a.m. – coaches/officials meeting

9:30 a.m. – Indian stick pull

11 a.m. – Alaskan high kick

12:30 p.m. – medals ceremony/lunch

1:30 p.m. – arm pull (juniors), one-hand pull (seniors)

3 p.m. – one-foot high kick

4:30 p.m. – seal hop

5:30 p.m. – medals ceremony, sportsmanship awards and closing of games.

In review

Basketball:

The host Cook Inlet Academy girls and boys basketball teams swept Homer’s junior varsity Monday in nonconference play.

The CIA girls defeated Homer’s JV 37-31. Anna Henderson had 21 points to pace the Eagles, while Tatum Rozak had eight, Annika Castenholz had six and Linnea Dohse had two. Kappa Reutov, Delilah Harris and Sophie Ellison had eight for Homer JV.

The Eagles boys won 69-59. For CIA, Moore had 19, Ethan Boyd had 17, James Boyd had nine, Josh Boyd had eight, Mason Zeigler had seven, Austin Matheson had five and Lucas Cragg had two.

This past weekend saw more action for the varsity basketball teams when they traveled to Seward on Saturday.

Homer girls 26, Seward 23

The parity of the Southcentral Conference was highlighted in Seward, as one night after defeating Nikiski in overtime, the Mariners were pushed by the Seahawks.

Homer led 6-5 after the first quarter, 14-12 at halftime and was trailing 20-17 heading into the final quarter.

Laura Inama had nine points for Homer, while Marina Carroll had seven, Rylee Doughty had four, Kelli Bishop had four and Sailey Rhodes had two.

For the Seahawks, Katelyn Lemme had 12, Shelby Sieminski had four, Sequoia Sieverts had four, Sophie Dow had two and Anevay Ambrosiani had one.

Dow was honored as part of senior night festivities.

Seward boys 56, Homer 39

On a night when seniors Connor Spanos, Justin McMurray, John Moriarity, Hunter Hollingsworth and Bjorn Nilsson were honored, the host Seahawks notched a Southcentral Conference victory.

Homer got off to a quick start and led 15-14 after the first quarter, but Seward led 32-21 at the half and 42-36 entering the final eight minutes.

Nilsson had 12 points to lead the Seahawks, while Spanos and Max Pfeiffenberger added 10 apiece. Also for Seward, Tommy Cronin had eight, Sam Koster had seven, Trey Ingalls had six and Justin McMurray had three.

For Homer, Michael Munns had 11, while Clayton Beachy had nine, Jonathan Raymond had nine, Parker Lowney had four, Eyoab Knapp had four and Josiah Raymond had four.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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