Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Eight schools, 115 runners and a bright sun and blue sky overhead. A great combination for the Homer Invitational on Friday, a cross-country meet with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity competitions. Homer Mariner girls and SoHi Star boys took first place in team points. In second place, the ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:59pm
  • When you face a team called the “Whalers” that plays football in some of Alaska’s toughest weather, you know you’re up against a formidable foe. The Mariners are not a team to back away from a challenge, however. On Saturday, they came away with their first win of the season and a score of 3...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:58pm
  • Twenty-eight individual competitors and six teams competed in the annual Homer Ironman Triathlon Saturday.  Greg Smith, 16, was the first-place finisher with a time of 1:44.55. Hanna Young, 25, took first place for the women with a final time of 1:52.47....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:31pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer After a 1 a.m. departure Saturday morning, followed by a nine-hour ferry ride to Kodiak and a welcome to Alaska’s emerald island that consisted of chilly sheets of sideways-moving rain, the Homer Mariner football team took on the Kodiak ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:44am
  • Having won a gold medal at the Special Olympics USA Games in June, Homer swimmer Myrna Kuchenoff will be back in the pool on Saturday. This time, she will compete as part of a three-member unified Special Olympics team participating in the 14th annual Homer Ironman Triathlon, a fundraiser for the Ho...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:43am
  • I am going to go out on a very thick limb and declare the silver run at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon deader than a seniors-only concert featuring Roseanne Barr singing the national anthem after activating her one remaining brain cell. I had heard rumors that there were still some jumpers acco...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:38am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer At the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna Saturday — the biggest cross-country event of the season, second only to state competition — the Homer High School Mariner varsity girls raced to an impressive third place team finish and ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:30am
  • Kenai, SoHi and Nikiski were in town Saturday for the Homer High School Volleyball Jamboree, a “great beginning to the season,” according to Mariner Head Coach Beth Trowbridge.  “It’s exciting to see the teams in the gym and to give the girls the opportunity to get on the court and get ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:21am
  • Sarah Outen touches the Seafarers Memorial statue after she and Justine Curgenven landed on the Homer Spit on Aug. 14 after a 1,300-mile kayak journey from Adak. Outen speaks at 7 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center about her London2London journey. She restarts her trip this we...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:18am
  • Last week’s big Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby news was the 335-pound halibut caught by 16-year-old Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. This week it’s a 12.6-pound flat fish in the news, brought in by Andrew VanderPlaat of Pendleton, Ore....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:14am

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