Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2002

Homer High School searching for swim coach

Homer High School is looking to fill its head swimming coach position for the upcoming season, which starts Aug. 12 and runs through Nov. 19.

Applicants must have a current Water Safety Instructor certification and must have or be willing to obtain an Alaska coaching certification. Coaching or swimming experience is required.

Candidates must have a completed extracurricular application on file and submit a letter of interest, resume and three letters of recommendation to Homer athletic director Chris Perk, Homer High School, 600 E. Farview, Homer, AK, 99603. Letters can be faxed to 235-4628 or 299-1330 or e-mailed to

Homer High School also is looking to fill the pool manager position. Responsibilities include training and supervising staff, maintaining pool and scheduling use of the pool.

Applicants should have a current application on file and must submit a resume and three letters of recommendation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Human Resources, 148 North Binkley, Soldotna, AK, 99669.

Palmer angler leads Homer June standings

David Baumann of Palmer tops the June standings of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 238.4-pound fish landed Sunday.

Second place in the June standings belongs to Bill Milewski of Kenai with a 155.4-pound fish landed Saturday.

Alaska swimmers place 18th at Masters nationals

Twelve swimmers from Alaska combined to place 18th out of 135 small teams at the 2002 United States Masters Swimming National Short Course Yards Swimming Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 11 to 14.

The team of eight women placed ninth out of 93 teams, and four men combined to place 33rd out of 107 teams. The swimmers representing Alaska live in Anchorage, Petersburg, Seward and Soldotna.

The swimmers from Soldotna were Susan Ellis, 54, and Joanne Wainwright, 46.

Ellis took ninth in the 1,000 freestyle in 17 minutes, 15.98 seconds; eighth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.27; fifth in the 200 breaststroke in 3:21.89; eighth in the 200 individual medley in 3:22.23; 14th in the 500 freestyle in 8:03.16; and 12th in the 50 breaststroke in 42.77.

Wainwright took fourth in the 1,000 freestyle in 12:18.89; third in the 200 freestyle in 2:11.68; fourth in the 200 butterfly in 2:30.67; fifth in the 500 freestyle in 5:58.36; fourth in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.96; and fifth in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.15.

Racing Lions hold motocross, dirt-track races

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will give area racing fans two for the price of one Friday night at Twin City Raceway, which is located on the Kenai Spur Highway right across from Beaver Loop.

For $7, spectators can get in to both Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions -- Moto-Cross Division and Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions -- Stock Car Division races. Racing for both events starts at 7 p.m.

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