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  • The small school Homer Mariners struggled to contain medium school Thunder Mountain High School Falcons running back Q’on Bear-Clark, who scored four times and racked up 316 rushing yards on 39 carries. A back-and-forth battle on Saturday saw Homer take the lead with just over 11 minutes remaining...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:35am
  • The Colony girls and Kodiak boys picked up team titles Friday and Saturday at the Homer Invitational at Homer High School. The Colony girls scored 83 points to win, while Kodiak was second with 69 and Soldotna was third with 68. Kenai was fifth while Homer was sixth. The Kodiak boys scored 123 point...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:34am
  • The Mariners picked themselves out of the Peninsula Conference basement with a rout of Seward on Friday night. The Mariners won 40-6  on Seward’s home turf. Sophomore quarterback Teddy Croft led the Homer charge with 3 for 6 passes completed for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and added 84 rushi...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:48am
  • Megan Pitzman won the girls race Friday at the Ft. Abercrombie Invitational in Kodiak to lead the Homer girls to the team victory. The Mariners girls had 23 points, while Kodiak had 46 and East had 71. Pitzman ran five kilometers in 20:28 for the win, while Kodiak’s Zoe Bigley was runner-up at 20:...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:47am
  • After hosting the annual swim team triathlon fundraiser last Saturday, the Mariners on Friday and Saturday welcome swimmers and divers from seven other schools for the Homer Invite. Approximately 200  athletes from Homer, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, Palmer, Colony, Kodiak and Unalaska are expected...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:45am
  • Meeting for the first time as conference opponents, the Nikiski football team pulled out a 50-18 victory over the Homer Mariners Saturday afternoon in Homer. The win improves Nikiski to 2-1 overall (1-0 Peninsula Conference), while Homer is still searching for its first win at 0-3 overall (0-1 confe...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:27am
  • The host team Homer Mariners picked up a sweep of the team titles against Soldotna in Friday’s Homer Invitational cross-country meet. Megan Pitzman led a pack of Mariners in the girls 5-kilometer event, winning with a time of 20 minutes, 41 seconds, 21 ticks ahead of teammate Audrey Rosencrans in ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:26am
  • The defending small-schools state champion Ravens used a punishing rushing attack to turn back the host Mariners on Saturday. The Ravens, of the Aurora Conference, had 386 rushing yards against the Mariners of the small-schools Peninsula Conference. Kalib Dunlap led the way on the ground for Eielson...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:20am
  • Following a great performance at the Tsalteshi Invitational, the Mariners will host the Homer Invitational starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Although the Tsalteshi race doesn’t feature a lot of small schools, Homer was the top 1-2-3A squad in both the girls and boys races, even beating out powerhouse Gra...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:17am
  • Before she burst out of the forest and onto the football field for her finishing kick at the Nikiski Class Races on Monday at Nikiski, Soldotna senior Olivia Hutchings actually had to run under a spectator who had strung a hammock from a tree on each side of the trail. One would think Hutchings woul...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:15am

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