Homer boys coach Warren Waldorf was nervous the night before Friday’s Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals clash with Soldotna on the Stars home field.
The Soldotna girls won a Region III-Division I girls title Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, while the Homer girls defended their Region III-Division II crown.
On the heels of two incredibly tight regular season contests, the Kenai Central and Homer girls knew Friday’s Peninsula Conference semifinal could go either way.
It may be a restructured conference, but a three-peat is still a three-peat.
The Soldotna girls and boys track teams repeated as champions Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough track and field meet at Soldotna High School.
The Homer Mariners took another step to clinching a strong seed in the region baseball tournament with an 8-6 victory Wednesday night over Soldotna.
With an 11-game unbeaten streak hanging in the balance, Kenai Central senior Zack Tuttle made sure the Kardinals boys’ dream season continued as planned.
The dark clouds, rain and hail that plagued Homer last week held off just enough for two soccer games against Ketchikan last Friday. The stormy weather struggling to break through seemed to mirror the way both Homer teams have struggled to reach their full potential so far this season.
The Homer Mariners brought the bats and Mother Nature did the rest.
Get the brooms out, the Stars are in town.
Two major knee surgeries is tough to come back from, but Saturday afternoon at the Homer Invitational, Soldotna sophomore Ituau Tuisuaula proved adversity is just a word with a record-setting return to the track.
The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 8-1 on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Without scoring a goal, the members of Homer High School’s girls soccer team managed to beat Peninsula Conference adversary Kenai Central High School for the first time in 19 years, according to Kenai’s coach.
A dual track meet between just two schools might not drum up the excitement of a large invitational, but the one held Friday between Homer and Soldotna High School served its purpose and showed the Mariner girls are starting out strong this year.
Both Homer soccer teams established themselves in Peninsula Conference play Tuesday, winning games against Nikiski High School.