Sports in Brief

Riptide undefeated 

in city hoops league

Game 1 of the Homer City Basketball League’s third week was a stunning victory for Riptide against the Splash Bros — 63 to 34. Riptide’s Fred Dickerson was the game’s high scorer with 21 points. Game 2 was a little closer. The Timberwolves managed to pull off a win Monday night with 46 points to the Titans’ 34, 19 of them brought in by T-Wolf Nick Finley.

The third game got “Game of the Week,” with ABI and the Slammin’ Salmon nearly tied at the half. But ABI pulled away in the game’s final minutes, getting the win in a hard-fought second half. The final score was 58 to 48, with ABI’s Eric Rozeboom accepting praise for his 19 point contribution. An honorable mention went to Salmon John Romanoff for his 24 points.

The Smooth Ops defeated K-12 by 21 points (58 to 37) in Game 4. High scorers were Shelby Sims and Martin Molodih, with 16 points.

Here’s where the teams stand after this week’s games:

1.) Best Western Riptide            3-0

2.) Alaska Bible Institute (ABI)           2-1

3.) Ninilchik Timberwolves            2-1

4.) Titans            2-1

5.) Gregoire Smooth Ops            2-1

6.) K-12           1-2

7.) Homer News Slammin’ Salmon 0-38.) Pathfinder Aviation Splash Bros0-3

Games are played every Monday night at Homer Middle School. The first of the four games starts at 6 p.m., with the last game starting at 9. The public is invited to attend.


Free hockey clinic 

for kids set for Saturday

At 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Homer kids aged 4 to 12 are invited to the Kevin Bell Arena for a free beginner hockey clinic. The event is a celebration of USA Hockey’s “Come Play Hockey Month,” and is meant to help kids experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment, said Homer Hockey Association Vice President Jan Rumble.

“Our goal is for these families to enjoy watching their kids learn new skills with big smiles on their faces,” she said.

The clinic is part of USA Hockey and the National Hockey League’s national Try Hockey program. Similar clinics are going on in nearly 500 locations all over the country, sponsored by KraftHeinz, Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

To register for the clinic, visit For more information, contact, or call Shelly at 299-4654.


Coach vacancy at HHS

Homer High School is looking for an assistant boys basketball coach. Applicants must have a current ASAA Coach Certification and verification of approved concussions awareness course by the first contract day. For more information, contact the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Human Resources Department.