Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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 - 8:47am
  • 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 - 8:45am
  • One of Homer’s newest sports might have a funny name, but pickleball has become a great sport accessible to all ages.  It’s played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with an oversized ping pong paddle and a whiffle ball. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping p...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:31am
  • Well that was a pretty wild weekend. High tides, high winds, a dash of termination dust and snagging opened at the Nick Dudiak Lagoon.  Surfers off Bishop’s Beach were riding what looked to be walled up waves while other high cresting lips spread debris along the Homer Spit Road. At the Ancho...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:31am
  • 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 - 9:27am
  • 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 - 9:26am
  • 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 - 9:20am
  • Homer’s Michael Houghton can still remember the first hole fellow Homer resident Chris Morin played at the Kenai Golf Course about 10 years ago. Morin’s initial swipe at the notoriously penal layout was a duck hook that ended up on the tee box of the ninth hole. “I thought, I’m glad I have a...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:18am
  • 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 - 9:17am
  • One of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes the missives are so colorful that their only printable components are the quotation marks. Others have run the gamut from palpably 90-proof enhanced ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:07am

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