Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Marking the wedding anniversary for Jan and Megan Spurkland, an impressive number of runners and walkers took to the “Run to the Altar,” an uphill 13.1-mile half marathon course, Saturday.  According to a list of finishers and times posted on the web, the men’s fastest runner was Tim Blac...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:52am
  • The Homer Mariners and the Voznesenka Cougars reached the end of their football seasons last week, missing the play-offs by the Mariners’ 18-6 loss to the Houston Hawks at Houston and the Cougars’ 41-14 loss to the Eielson Ravens in Homer. Both games were played on Friday.   Houston...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:52am
  • Homer High’s swim team scored several record times and brought home a first-place trophy after competing in two meets held in Valdez last Friday and Saturday. Despite the 12-hour bus ride, a couple of injured players, a few colds and even a case of strep throat the Mariners persevered through the ...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:51am
  • Facing the best cross country runners from around the state, Homer High School athletes met the challenge one fast step at a time at the ASAA-First National Bank state cross country championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last Saturday. “It was a great race, a great outcome,” said Bil...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:44am
  • No volleyball team was going down without a fight during Homer’s Peninsula Challenge attended by the Mariner varsity and JV, Kenai varsity and JV and Cordova varsity. After battling their way through several fierce matches Homer varsity took first place followed by the varsity team for Kenai. Afte...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:10pm
  • The smiling Homer Middle School Huskies’ 20-member girls soccer team has reason to smile. The girls fast footwork earned them the second-place trophy at the middle school Regions Soccer Tournament played in Kenai Sept. 28.  The team beat the Soldotna Maroon team 2-1 in the first game. Advanci...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:59pm
  • It was another big weekend for the Homer Mariner cross country team, competing in Regions held in Seward on Sept. 28. “It was an excellent meet,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer. “Highlights included a very strong performance by the boys varsity team to capture third place and qualify for state; a...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:26pm
  • Mariner swimmers traveled to Soldotna Sept. 27 for the annual Pentathlon, an event unlike any other in the season. While the event didn’t officially “count towards anything”, Head Coach Rebecca Hardy said Homer wouldn’t miss the opportunity to join in the fun. “Everyone had a good time and...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:21pm
  • There’s a lot to be said for a football team that never quits, in spite of the battle. Just ask Mariner Head Coach Josh Fraley, in the aftermath of the Sept. 28 49-0 loss to the Lathrop Malemutes. And ask Justin Zank, head coach of the Voznesenka Cougars, who just returned from a game against the ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:20pm
  • There was definitely a buzz of community energy at Homer High School Mariner homecoming events Friday and Saturday....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:16pm

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