Sports in Brief

Riptide still on top

The Best Western Riptide fell to Alaska Bible Institute 59-56 in City League basketball on Monday. Mike Ross and Eric Rozeboom combined for 29 for ABI while Dan Moitke led all scorers with 18 for the Riptide. The Bulletproof Nets pulled off a 65-52 win over the Gregoire Construction Smooth Operators. Dake Drake put up 13 points for the Operators while Net’s Ryan Cotney had a game high 17 points. The Home Run Oil Titans beat the K-12 Teachers 68-57 in what was the last game of the night. Joel and Colton Tutt each scored 17 for the Titans in their winning efforts. Mark Putney pitched in 13 for the Teachers.


Best Western Riptide 11-2

Bulletproof Nets 9-4

Home Run Oil Titans 8-5

Alaska Bible Institute 4-9

K-12 Teachers 3-10

Gregoire Construction Smooth Ops 3-10


Homer athlete competes
in Special Olympics Games

Opening ceremonies for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, were held Monday. Among those competing in the games, which began Jan. 29 and run through Feb. 5, is Homer cross-country skier Kinna Ledger. Three other athletes from Alaska also are on Team USA: Anchorage alpine skiers Bryan Knight and Misty Cunitz and Wasilla snowshoer Paul Standen.

The official theme of the games is “Together We Can.”

“We issue a challenge to the world tonight to hear the voices of people with intellectual disabilities and end fear and stigma. Together, we can end discrimination. Together, we can change the world. Together, we will,” Special Olympics chairman and CEO Dr. Timothy Shriver said at the opening ceremonies.

This is the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games. Nearly 2,300 athletes from 10 nations will compete, with more than 15,000 family, friends, volunteers and spectators expected to attend. Alaska hosted the games in 2001. For more information, visit 


Needed: broomball players

It’s league time for broomball and more players are needed.

Specifically needed are a team captain for one team and a co-captain for another team. Anyone who is interested or who has signed up to play and wants on a team should email Include your name; desired position (defense, wing, center or goalie); contact info (phone, text and email); any planned vacation or travel dates for scheduling purposes; and if you have an interest in being a team captain.

Captains and co-captains have the opportunity to draft a team and possibly lead them to the ultimate prize, Homer Broomball League champions. The draft was Wednesday, so respond quickly to be included in the pool of potential league champs.

Friday night ice times are 8 p.m.