Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Oh, what a difference a few hundred feet in elevation can make. At sea level Sunday, it was spring-like. Green grass poked through melting layers of snow on front yards and temperatures actually reached the low 40s. Up on East Skyline Drive, the sun was shining, but there was definitely more snow an...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Even with a few players out of town for the holidays and sidelined for poor health, the Homer High School Mariner hockey team wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to take on alumni players at the Kevin Bell Arena on Friday. Forced to pull from the alumni roster to fill in for missing players, the M...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:54pm
  • Now that the big mat rats have finished their season, it is time for the middle school and local elementary programs to start practicing to become state champions. Practices for the Homer Middle School and Chapman Middle-Elementary School programs begin on Monday and are held every day after school....

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:52pm
  • In their third and final game at the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan last week, the Homer Mariner girls battled against the Craig Panthers, the defending 2A state champs, for fourth place and lost by a narrow-two-point difference. Then, the watchful eyes of Homer at-home fans viewing ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:48pm
  • Some people may have awakened Dec. 26 feeling drained of energy and sluggish from too much holiday eating. Not Margit Andersson.  The 100-year-old, with the help of her son, Ole, strapped on a set of skis and joined in the fun at “Ski Your Age,” an annual event held at Lookout Mountain Recr...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:45pm
  • Back on the road after claiming first place in the three-day Christmas Round Robin at Big Lake last weekend, the Homer Mariners hockey team found the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears to be doing anything but hibernating. Playing at Juneau’s Treadwell Arena, the Crimson Bears claimed a 4-1 victory over...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:34pm
  • Ski Your Age in Kilometers Lookout Mountain WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 26 WHAT: This non-competitive community event benefits the Homer High School cross country ski team. There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted. Participants are asked to b...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:32pm
  • Lack of snow for training early in the season hasn’t slowed down Homer Mariner cross country skiers Brian Rowe and Aspen Daigle. In the Candy Cane Scramble Dec. 19, with skiers from Kenai Central, Skyview, Soldotna and Homer competing, Rowe took first in the boys competition and Daigle took first ...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:30pm
  • The Mariner girls and boys JV basketball teams took first place in the Lumen Christi basketball tournament in Anchorage last week. “It was absolutely wonderful,” said Mark Casseri, head coach of the boys team.  Willow Cabe, assistant coach for the girls team, filled in for Head Coach Connie...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:28pm
  • On the heels of a fourth-place finish at the Mixed 6 state championship games earlier this month, the Nikolaevsk Warriors are jumping into basketball action with both feet. At the Cook Inlet Classic, held at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna, Dec. 19-21, the girls team took first place.  They sque...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:26pm

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