Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • For the first time in nine years, the Lady Mariners, recently crowned as the 2015 Region III champions, are gearing up for the 3A State tournament, which kicks off today at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  Over their spring break, the Mariners could be found in the gym, buckling down to fine t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48pm
  • It takes a lot to become a champion. Hard work, patience and the tenacity to get through the ups and downs of a long hockey season. The Homer Hockey Pee Wee C team rose to the occasion over this past weekend and claimed the State Championship trophy for the second year in a row. The road to the ch...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:47pm
  • With the Homer Mariner girls basketball team poised to head to the 3A State Tournament in Anchorage this week, three southern Kenai Peninsula small-school teams began on Saturday playing in the 2015 March Madness Alaska 1A State Tournament: the Seldovia Otter boys team and the Nikolaevsk Warrior gir...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:55pm
  • After last week’s Peninsula Conference Tournament, with four days of play and 24 total basketball games, the Nikolaevsk girls team and Seldovia boys team are in the same spot they were a year ago: tournament champions.  The Nikolaevsk boys and Cook Inlet Academy girls also are where they were...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:57pm
  • By Lindsay Olsen For the Homer News The Lady Mariners were crowned Region III champions on Saturday after defeating Houston, Cordova, and finally Nikiski to claim the first place title, paving their way to State for the first time in nine years.  The Mariner boys’ ti...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:50pm
  • “... and o, the winds do blow. ...” Cold winds. Single digits for the next five days or so. Who knows?  I have been coaching my plants: “Don’t listen to the varied thrush. They’re early. Don’t you follow suit. Hang on. Wait. Patience. Survive. Pleasepleaseplease ...” ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:20am
  • The Kachemak Swim Club Kings, led by KSC Swimmer of the meet, Lucas Story, raced in Soldotna Feb. 27 and March 1. Story, swimming in the 10-and-under division, blazed to six individual and two relay personal records (PRs), qualified for the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympics in the 50 back (42.87), pla...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:21pm
  • Six wrestlers from Chapman School particpated in the Middle School State Tournament at Tanana Middle School in Fairbanks last weekend. Three of them came home as first-place champions. Luciano Fasulo, Chapman’s 114-pounder, went undefeated this season taking gold in every tournament in which ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:20pm
  • Last week’s basketball games wrapped up the Peninsula Conference season. Almost. This weekend is the conference tournament. Next weekend is the state championship. Representing the southern Kenai Peninsula in the conference tournament are girls teams from Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik and Seldovia, and bo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:20pm
  • March 11, 2015: In the photo, the name of Mariner player no. 32 has been corrected; he is Jeremy Tedesco. In their final weekend of regular season games, the Mariners took on Grace Christian, Anchorage Christian School and Houston at home in a series of nail-biting contests that were decided in the ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:18pm

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