Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Spring break practice schedule:

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

Thursday and Friday practices:

8 a.m. Track and field

10 a.m. Open

Noon Boys soccer

2 p.m. Baseball

4 p.m. Girls Soccer

6 p.m. Softball

Saturday practices:

8 a.m. Track and field

10 a.m. Softball

Noon Boys soccer

2 p.m. Baseball

4 p.m. Girls soccer

Girls basketball: The girls basketball team is competing this weekend in the Southcentral Conference Tournament at Anchorage Christian School in Anchorage. They start off at 9 a.m. today, Thursday, against Grace Christian School. The tournament lasts through the weekend.

Boys basketball: The boys basketball team is competing this weekend in the Southcentral Conference Tournament at Anchorage Christian School in Anchorage. They start off at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, against Houston High School. The tournament lasts through the weekend.

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.

In review

Basketball:

Grace Christian girls 48, Homer 43

The host Grizzlies edged the host Mariners for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Grace led 11-10 after the first quarter but trailed 22-19 at halftime and 35-31 after three quarters.

Tessa Binder had 24 for Grace, including 13 in the pivotal fourth quarter. For Homer, Marina Carroll had 19, Kaylin Anderson had six, Rylee Doughty had six, Laura Inama had five, Sailey Rhodes had four and Kelli Bishop had three.

Grace Christian boys 80, Homer 48

The host Grizzlies cruised to a Southcentral Conference victory over the Mariners on Friday.

ACS girls 71, Homer 15

The host Lions roared to a Southcentral Conference victory Saturday.

Kelsey Smallwood and Sayvia Sellers each had 15 for ACS, while Destiny Reimers had 14.

For Homer, Marina Carroll had eight, while Hannah Hatfield had four, Kaylin Anderson had two and Mel Morris added a point.

ACS boys 48, Homer 44

The Mariners hung right with heavyweight ACS in Southcentral Conference play Saturday.

ACS led 20-7 after the first quarter, 31-17 at the half and 35-30 after three quarters. Daekwon Houston had 12 points for ACS, while J.D. McGee had 11 and Josh Davis added 10.

For Homer, Jonathan Raymond had 10 while Ethan Anderson had nine, Clayton Beachy had seven, Parker Lowney had seven, River Mann had six, Michael Munns had three and Josiah Raymond had two.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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