Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • There’s no question that 12-year-old hockey athletes Clark Bolin and Ethan Pitzman know a thing or two about hockey. Bolin has been playing since he was four; Pitzman since he was five. It took more than on-ice know-how to land a spot on an AK Selects hockey team, however, and represent the state,...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:25am
  • Well, now, wasn’t that a beautiful Memorial Day weekend for those of you who can dimly recall it? The weather was so nice and semi smoke free that campgrounds with the burn bans were glowing with Phase Five sunburns that served as stand-in grills for the carnivorous crowd.The Spit resembled an Ind...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:25pm
  • My mother was an ace athlete. She was strong, fast and could think quickly on her feet. She was fiercely competitive and played shortstop on a women’s softball team when women’s softball was a novelty.By the time I came along, Mom’s competitive softball playing days were over. I saw the photos...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Seventh-five people crossed the starting line of the 5k Homer Special Olympic Torch Run on Saturday, one part of the statewide 2014 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive. John Hendricksen was Homer’s torchbearer, assisted by Homer Police Officer Charles Worland. The event raised more t...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:52am
  • Last weekend’s sunny weather ignited great Mariner play with two shutouts against Seward and Soldotna, giving Homer practice at dominating the offensive side of the field. The empowering last home games of the season will give Homer momentum going into Regionals, which will be held in Wasilla over...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:49am
  • Homer Mariners conquered Seward and Skyview this weekend with ease, allowing junior varsity players an opportunity for varsity playing time. Homer will be seeded first in the South Division for Regions in Wasilla on Memorial Weekend thanks to their impressive 10-1 season win-to-loss ratio.  Coa...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:47am
  • Homer High School Mariners boys track and field team claimed an overall fourth place and the girls third in the Region III Track and Field Championship in Palmer on May 16. They also earned four individual regional championship titles: First place, 800 meters: Aurora Waclawski...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:46am
  • The Mariners varsity and  junior varsity baseball team made a three-stop tour north last week, with stops in Wasilla, Palmer and Houston. In Wasilla, the varsity took a 12-7 loss, while the JV team scored a 5-1 win. In Palmer, the JV’s had a 6-2 victory and the varsity Mariners came back with...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:44am
  • The Homer Mariners softball team was host to a two-day tournament May 16-17, with varsity and junior varsity teams from Skyview and Eagle River traveling to Homer. The Mariners varsity team played the Eagle River varsity Friday, landing a 16-2 victory in four innings. The Mariner JV team followed, w...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:43am
  • Homer Middle School Huskies track and field athletes focused on having fun and reaching their personal bests at the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet in Kenai May 16. Coach Kellie Bowlin says her runners don’t need to come in first to be a success, just improving and working hard as an athlete can be a...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:42am

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