Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Southern peninsula residents may not be eager for the upcoming season of ice, but you couldn’t tell that by the skaters at the Kevin Bell Arena on Sunday. Joining in a global opportunity for girls to explore the sport of ice hockey, females of all ages, from the central to the southern Kenai Penin...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:39pm
  • Homer traveled to the Grace Tournament in Anchorage for a weekend full of action. On Friday, the Mariners joined the round-robin play for seeding into a double elimination tournament on Saturday. They ended Friday with a third-place 5-5 record in their group. By the end of Saturday, they were fifth ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:36pm
  • After months of training, not to mention time spent fundraising, five local girls in the Popeye Wrestling Club will participate in the Pre-Season National War of the Roses, a girls-only wrestling tournament held in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24-25. Representing the Homer area will be Jadzia Martin, 16; McKe...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:34pm
  • The Mariner Mat Team held scrimmage matches against wrestlers from Nikiski and Voznesenka on Saturday. Homer’s 13 wrestlers won the majority of the matches; however, they were all unofficial.  Timmy Woo, a sophomore 138-pounder, won both of his matches against two tough Nikiski competitors. W...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:31pm
  • With the volume of the cheers from the blue-and-gold clad fans, it wasn’t necessary to be at Saturday’s homecoming game to know the Mariners had beat the Houston Hawks. Being there made the 17-6 victory even better, however. “Lots of fans in the stands always makes for a great atmosphere,” s...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The Mariner swim and dive team claimed third place at the five-team Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School on Saturday. “Eighty percent of the races were best times for our swimmers for a total of 32.35 seconds of improvement,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. Soldotna had a double win, wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:39pm
  • If the Homer Elks annual winter king salmon derby is a good way to tell the changing of seasons, it must be winter. The 18th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby was held Oct. 4 and 5. The two-day event drew 128 anglers who turned in 222 salmon. The total weight of the two-day catch was 2,338....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:35pm
  • Hats off to the Homer Mariner varsity girls cross country team who just earned the 2014 123A state championship crown at competition in Anchorage on Saturday. The boys team secured a hard-earned third-place state finish.  “The girls rocked it,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer. “They had great...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:34pm
  • It was a mix of highs and lows for the Mariners varsity volleyball team last week. After winning all three at-home games to Cordova on Friday, they lost two and won two on Saturday, then fell by two points in the tie-breaking fifth game. Friday, the Mariners won 25-22, 25-11 and 26-24. Saturday, the...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:33pm
  •  An invitationsal and open house organized by the Kachemak Skeeters at the Kachemak Gun Club range, Sterling Highway mile 160, drew attention from around the state last Saturday....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:57am

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