Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • There aren’t many bleachers in the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, but what’s there was full on Friday and Saturday for the 2013 Homer Invite. Those that couldn’t find seats cheered from the sidelines as divers and swimmers from Colony, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Valdez and WW ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:19pm
  • Houston, Seward, Grace Christian and Homer volleyball teams faced off in Seward during the annual North vs. South Tournament Sept. 6-7, with Homer securing second place.   After an excellent performance in the beginning of the tournament, the Lady Mariners struggled under the wear of consecutiv...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:16pm
  • Getting one step closer to state, Homer Mariner varsity girls cross country team raced into second place at the Palmer Invite on Saturday, with a total 100 points. Soldotna claimed first place, with 78 points, and Grace Christian trailed Homer with 102. The invite was an opportunity for Homer and Gr...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:13pm
  • The Homer Mariners got their season back on track with a 30-0 win over the host Skyview Panthers on Saturday afternoon at Skyview High School. For Skyview (1-2 overall, 0-2 league), the loss came in the school’s final homecoming game — amid procession and celebration — before it shuts down nex...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:11pm
  • Homer High’s volleyball team played a fast-paced tournament in Cordova on Aug. 30-31, after maneuvering through some unexpected travel complications. Two players were recognized with tournament awards and the Mariners placed third, which Coach Beth Trowbridge said served as a valuable warm up to t...

    Fri, 09/06/2013 - 3:29pm
  • Anchorage athletes competing in Saturday’s triathlon in Homer said the grueling climb up East Hill Road during the bike segment was what made the Homer High School Swim Team-sponsored event so attractive. “It’s a unique course. That nearly three-mile uphill is a challenge,” said the 43-year-...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:52am
  • Gene Jones continues to be the frontrunner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big fish competition that offers a $10,000 prize. Jones hooked his 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian....

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:48am
  • The Homer Mariners captured top team honors at the Skyview Invitational swim meet on Friday at Skyview High, topping Seward and Skyview with a total of 202 points. The Seahawks earned 94 points for second place, while the Panthers had 22 for third....

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:44am
  • If any game has shown unbreakable Homer Mariner pride, it was Saturday’s game against the Kenai Kardinals, with the Kardinals winning 78-6. “It was definitely a game that tested the guys’ mettle,” said Mariner Head Coach Josh Fraley. The game also proved a famous line of the late Duffy Daugh...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:40am
  • After being defeated in the season’s first conference played in Barrow last week, the Voznesenka Cougars grabbed hold of the Valdez Buccaneers on Friday and refused to let go, claiming a 42-28 victory. “The teams were well-matched. It was a lot better than Barrow,” said Voznesenka Head Coach J...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:33am

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