Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009

Semmens sweeps Homer Invite

Travis Semmens won both the Friday and Saturday events at the Homer Invitational at Lookout Mountain. Semmens, who skis for Kenai Central, took the three-kilometer classic event on Friday and the five-kilometer skate event on Saturday.

For the girls, Kenai Central's Kailey Mucha won the Friday event. Saturday, Kailey was taking the SATs, so her sister, Bree Mucha of Soldotna High, won the skate race.

The Soldotna girls won the team title, while the Kenai Central boys took the team title.

Complete results were not available as of Saturday night. The results will be published when they become available.

Skijor event slated

The T-200 Winter Solstice Cross Country Ski Event will be held at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School on Dec. 19.

There will be a five-kilometer ski and a five-kilometer skijor event. Registration will be at 11 a.m., while the ski race will be at noon. The skijor race, with one- and two-dog categories, will be at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for those under 18, $50 for families, $20 for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and $10 for ski team members.

All proceeds benefit the T-200, Tsalteshi Trails and Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary.

Tsalteshi holds youth ski program

The Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a youth ski program this year. Registration forms and more information are available at

The program is for those ages 6 to 12. The cost is $90 per child, plus a Tsalteshi Trails Association membership. There is a discount for the second child.

For more information, contact Laura Pillifant at 398-0774 or Sara Hepner at 398-4719.

Junior high volleyball camp slated

Skyview High School will host a volleyball camp for players in grades six through eight. The dates are Dec. 21, 22 and 23, with the camp running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Skyview coaches and varsity players will be the instructors. Fundamentals and team drills will be emphasized.

A camp T-shirt will be earned for attending. Registration is $40. Contact Skyview at 260-2300 or 262-1476. Brochures are available at local schools.

Alumni hockey game scheduled

The 14th annual Kenai Central-Soldotna Hockey Alumni Game will be held Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. A limited number of roster positions are available. Santa will be in attendance.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children, students and seniors. There will be a wet section serving beer and wine. For more information, contact Rich Koch at 398-0190.

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