Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) Kings took 23 swimmers to compete in Kenai’s Snowball Invitational on Jan. 9.  Even though swimmers’ families found more ice than snow on the way to compete, they all showed and shaved seconds off of personal best times. Numerous swimmers swam personal bests and ach...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:20am
  • The Homer High School wrestling team closed the season with a banquet at the Best Western Bidarka Inn on Jan. 9, celebrating their players and the team’s state championship win. Head wrestling coach and athletic director Chris Perk congratulated his players on sticking to their team motto of “em...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:18am
  • Women’s hockey is taking over Homer this weeked for the sixth annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament on Jan. 15-17 at the Kevin Bell Arena.  The event is a partnership between the Homer Hockey Association and Homer Divas Women’s Hockey and features a 15-game tournament with more than 100 ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:17am
  • This weekend’s weather brought the Homer Nordic Ski Invitational to an abrupt finish when the rain forced coaches to cancel the second day. Though Friday went smoothly, Saturday’s conditions could not be salvaged for a day of racing. Friday’s weather was unexpectedly excellent, wrote assistant...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:17am
  • The Mariner girls varsity basketball came out victorious over Mt. Edgecumbe’s Lady Braves during games on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. The Mariners and Lady Braves were locked in a tight struggle for the win on Jan. 7. Mariners led with a one point difference at the end of the third quarter and ended with a...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:16am
  • The Homer High alumni challenge basketball game the day after Christmas took the cake or, rather, provided attendees with pies, cakes and crisps to take home.  While the community came out to see players from both current and past boys and girls basketball teams play, with both a silent and liv...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:09am
  • The Mariners girls basketball team scored a nonconference win over the Kenai Kardinals Tuesday evening, led by the 19 points by senior Madison Akers. Kenai junior Lara Creighton matched that with 19 points of her own in the Kardinals loss, which dropped them to 1-7 overall for the season. Homer move...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:06am
  • The rainy weather has not beaten Homer High School’s Nordic ski teams’ plans. As of Tuesday, Coach Alan Parks says he expects the Homer Invitational to go on as scheduled Friday and Saturday. There is enough snow on the Ohlson Mountain Lookout Trails to ski on, Parks said. Though Homer saw only ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:03am
  • The Mariner hockey team’s face-off against rivals Soldotna High on Tuesday night ended with a 4-to-1 loss, despite an impressive offense and power plays from the Mariners. The closing minutes of the game saw an especially powerful Mariners effort. “We turned it on at the end how we wanted to pla...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:02am
  • The key to curling success is two-fold: put more weight on the broom than the stone and, most importantly, trust the stone will not pull you across the ice like Fred Flintstone in a bowling alley.  That, and don’t take yourself or the game too seriously. Though requiring confidence and concen...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:35am

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