Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • This weekend’s weather brought the Homer Nordic Ski Invitational to an abrupt finish when the rain forced coaches to cancel the second day. Though Friday went smoothly, Saturday’s conditions could not be salvaged for a day of racing. Friday’s weather was unexpectedly excellent, wrote assistant...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:17am
  • The Mariner girls varsity basketball came out victorious over Mt. Edgecumbe’s Lady Braves during games on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. The Mariners and Lady Braves were locked in a tight struggle for the win on Jan. 7. Mariners led with a one point difference at the end of the third quarter and ended with a...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:16am
  • The Homer High alumni challenge basketball game the day after Christmas took the cake or, rather, provided attendees with pies, cakes and crisps to take home.  While the community came out to see players from both current and past boys and girls basketball teams play, with both a silent and liv...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:09am
  • The Mariners girls basketball team scored a nonconference win over the Kenai Kardinals Tuesday evening, led by the 19 points by senior Madison Akers. Kenai junior Lara Creighton matched that with 19 points of her own in the Kardinals loss, which dropped them to 1-7 overall for the season. Homer move...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:06am
  • The rainy weather has not beaten Homer High School’s Nordic ski teams’ plans. As of Tuesday, Coach Alan Parks says he expects the Homer Invitational to go on as scheduled Friday and Saturday. There is enough snow on the Ohlson Mountain Lookout Trails to ski on, Parks said. Though Homer saw only ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:03am
  • The Mariner hockey team’s face-off against rivals Soldotna High on Tuesday night ended with a 4-to-1 loss, despite an impressive offense and power plays from the Mariners. The closing minutes of the game saw an especially powerful Mariners effort. “We turned it on at the end how we wanted to pla...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:02am
  • The key to curling success is two-fold: put more weight on the broom than the stone and, most importantly, trust the stone will not pull you across the ice like Fred Flintstone in a bowling alley.  That, and don’t take yourself or the game too seriously. Though requiring confidence and concen...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:35am
  • At the Class 2A, 3A and 4A levels — or those schools 61 students and above — even the best basketball programs will have rebuilding seasons. At the Class 1A level — or those schools with 60 students or less — even the best programs will have seasons where they can’t even field a team. The ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:53am
  • With such close parity in competition in the Class 3A Southcentral Conference, basketball teams on the Kenai Peninsula will be facing a long road full of challenges en route to the region tournament in early March. Add one more to the mix....

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:50am
  • The timing couldn’t have been better for this year’s Ski Your Age event, which took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26. A storm blew in on Christmas Day and dumped a ton of fresh snow on the Lookout Mountain trails. By the next day, the storm had calmed down giving the groomers enough time to g...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:49am

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