Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • A ferry ride to Kodiak can be an adventure in itself. As it turned out, however, the Homer High School Mariner baseball team’s ride from Homer to Kodiak last week wasn’t that bad. It was after the team arrived in Kodiak that the weather kicked in. “Growing up on Kodiak, it was the worst weathe...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Competing in a Junior Olympic qualifying event for international skeet, Sierra Morris, 16, and a member of Kachemak Skeeters, finished first in her division. She was one of 14 boys and five girls competing in the event held in Wasilla on Sunday. In March, she was one of seven local athletes represen...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Setting 10 new personal records for individual performances, the Homer High School Mariners track and field team left their calling card at the Kenai Invite last Friday and Saturday. The Mariner girls took second place, with Soldotna in first and Grace Christian in third. The Mariner boys claimed si...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:27pm
  • Rain, wind, even some snow at higher elevations didn’t stop the Mariner boys soccer team from scoring a 3-1 win over the Wasilla Warriors at Friday’s game in Homer. Following the boys’ victory, the Mariner girls lost a fierce and close battle, with a final score of Wasilla 2, Homer 1. “Yes t...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:26pm
  • The Homer High School softball team went on a shakedown cruise last week, with Head Coach Bill Bell at the helm.  In four nonconference games, the Mariners faced the Anchorage teams of East, West and South, as well as Chugiak. “We were touring the compass,” said Bell. “We lost all (of the...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:25pm
  • Paddlers and boaters from around Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Peninsula and the state are invited to an inauguration of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail. Two ceremonies are planned for June 6: • Noon-2 p.m.: Seldovia ribbon-cutting; • 5-8 p.m.: Homer ribbon-cutting. The celebrations include food, fun and...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:57pm
  • First year Mariner Head Coach Mark Putney is readying a large group of ball players for the short high school baseball season.  “We are spending time in the gym, waiting for the field to thaw, but this also helps us break down the game into smaller sections,” said Putney. Nahoa Jette and To...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:56pm
  • For the past few weeks, the school day ends and there’s a group of Paul Banks Elementary School kindergarten, first- and second-graders that aren’t so eager to head home. Instead, they exchange their books for balls, bats and bases. Forming a sort-of straight line between Don Felton and Kate Cro...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:55pm
  • The Special Olympics Torch Run will be held May 17. Runners and walkers can register at the base of the Spit beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 5K event begins at 10 a.m. T-shirts are available for a $25 donation....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Special Olympics local games, including competition in swimming and basketball, will be at the Homer High School on May 10: • Swimming: Doors of Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center open at 9:45 a.m., events begin at 10 a.m. • Basketball: Skills competition in the HHS gym begins at 1 p.m., followed by a ba...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:15pm

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