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Homer baseball falls in Regions

The Mariner baseball team dropped two games in regional play in Wasilla to close out the 2015 season.

In game 1, the Mariners fell to Palmer 16-9. Kyle Johnson started on the mound with Owen Delehanty pitching the last several innings in relief. 

The Palmer club had the bats going early, picking up five hits and four runs in the first and then six runs in the third to claim a commanding early lead.  

Mariners finish up regular baseball season

The Mariners finished regular season play with a win over the Kenai Kardinals and a loss and win against the Palmer Moose. 

Mariners win big over the Kardinals:

The Homer Mariners travelled to Kenai May 21, routing the Kardinals 17-5.  Brandon Beachy pitched a strong game for Homer, with Greg Smith catching.  Beachy gave up six hits and minimized free passes, limiting the scoring by Kenai. JJ Sonnen came on to pitch a 1-2-3 6th inning in relief.

Mariners chalk up win against SoHi

The Homer Mariners varsity baseball team defeated the Soldotna Stars 8-0 on Monday night at Mariner field in Homer. 

Kyle Johnson pitched a complete game shutout for the win, with three strikeouts and only two walks. 

The Mariners were solid defensively all night. Third baseman Wylie Donich, second baseman Brandon Beachy and first baseman Sheldon Hutt turned a nifty 5-4-3 double play, and center fielder Owen Delehanty made a fine diving catch on a sinking line drive to help preserve the shutout. 

Mariners defeat Kardinals in opening game of season

Mariner pitcher Kyle Johnson threw a four-hit complete game in the Mariners’ opening varsity baseball game, leading Homer to a 10-2 victory over Kenai on Tuesday on their home turf.

Sound defense and a team effort on offense combined with the outstanding pitching to earn the victory.  

“It was a great way to start the season,” said senior third baseman Wylie Donich, who picked up the first hit of the evening as well as made a fine stabbing catch of a hot line drive late in the game.

Hockey season well underway

The Homer High School Mariner Hockey co-op team is ramping up for its 2014-2015 season. Practice began Oct. 20, with Head Coach John Carlin and Assistant Coach Chris Brown.

The Mariners head north for a season-opening tournament, beginning with a game against Soldotna at the Soldotna Sports Center at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The rest of the weekend, they’ll face Kenai and Eagle River. Homer and SoHi will be back on the ice for the Mariners’ first at-home game at the Kevin Bell Arena at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Hockey season well underway

The Homer High School Mariner Hockey co-op team is ramping up for its 2014-2015 season. Practice began Oct. 20, with Head Coach John Carlin and Assistant Coach Chris Brown.

The Mariners head north for a season-opening tournament, beginning with a game against Soldotna at the Soldotna Sports Center at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The rest of the weekend, they’ll face Kenai and Eagle River. Homer and SoHi will be back on the ice for the Mariners’ first at-home game at the Kevin Bell Arena at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Homer baseball takes hit from Kenai

In spite of fire-fighting aircraft working overhead and smoke from the Funny River Fire visible to the east, the Homer Mariners played the Kenai Kardinals in Kenai on Memorial Day, suffering a 6-1 loss. That brings the regular season to an end with four wins and six losses for the Mariners. Today they begin playing in the Northern Lights Conference tournament in Soldotna. 

Homer baseball Mariners focus on fundamentals

First year Mariner Head Coach Mark Putney is readying a large group of ball players for the short high school baseball season. 

“We are spending time in the gym, waiting for the field to thaw, but this also helps us break down the game into smaller sections,” said Putney.

Nahoa Jette and Tommy Bowe are the two seniors on the team, serving as co-captains. 

Mariners lose by 1 to Soldotna Stars

It was a close game between the Homer Mariner hockey team and the Soldotna Stars Tuesday, with the Stars winning 2–1.

Clem Tillion started the scoring off a Garrett Butcher assist in the first period. 

“I saw my opportunity and shot it through the five hole (between the goalie’s legs),” said Tillion. “Garrett shot it and it bounced off the goalie’s pad and I put it in.” 

Mariners end season at Regions tourney

The Mariner Varsity baseball team fell just short of their quest for a spot in the state baseball tournament, seeing its season end last Friday after a solid run in the Region III tournament in Wasilla last week.

The Mariners played four games in the Region tourney, winning two and losing two.  After losing in the semi-finals in the loser bracket their season came to a close.

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