Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Homer High School might not have a tennis team, but they do have tennis courts and that’s exactly what the 19-member Kodiak High School Bears tennis team was looking for when it paid a visit to the area Aug. 30-31.“This is like the fourth or fifth time they’ve come here,” Will Files of the H...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:21am
  • The Homer Mariners volleyball team served up a fourth-place finish at the North-South Tournament in Houston last week, playing against teams from Anchorage Christian School, Bethel, Delta, Houston, Hutchison, Monroe, Seward, Sitka and Valdez.Homer’s Kyla Pitzman led the team with 40 kills for the ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:19am
  • With 66 individuals competing in the girls varsity cross-country competition at Saturday’s Palmer Invitational, the Mariner girls ran their way into first place in the 1, 2 and 3A competition.On the boys side there were 89 individual runners and Homer’s varsity runners took second place overall,...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:17am
  • It was a 55-0 victory for the Homer Mariners football team Saturday as they took on the Buccaneers in Valdez.“They played great,” Homer Head Coach Josh Fraley said of the Mariner team. “We were able to get everybody in and played a lot of the JV guys, so it was good.”So good, in fact, — 40...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:05am
  • The Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center was packed with athletes, coaches and fans representing a total of 11 different schools for the Homer Invitational last week. The pool’s blue water was churned into froth, while shouted cheers and applause kept the 232 competitors pushing for excellence.The Kodiak gir...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:02am
  • In two days of back-to-back play, the Homer High Mariners varsity volleyball team won three matches against Seward on Friday. On Saturday, they were back on the court, taking Anchorage Christian School in three out of four sets. Scores in the Friday games were 25-16, 25-14 and 25-13, Homer’s favor...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:18pm
  • A high school dive meet in Kenai on Friday was a bit unbalanced with only one Kenai diver and five Homer divers. Still, it was a good opportunity to test the water — or the board — so to speak. “There was only one other girl (from Kenai) that dove in the meet besides us,” said Mariner Head C...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Eight schools, 115 runners and a bright sun and blue sky overhead. A great combination for the Homer Invitational on Friday, a cross-country meet with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity competitions. Homer Mariner girls and SoHi Star boys took first place in team points. In second place, the ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:59pm
  • When you face a team called the “Whalers” that plays football in some of Alaska’s toughest weather, you know you’re up against a formidable foe. The Mariners are not a team to back away from a challenge, however. On Saturday, they came away with their first win of the season and a score of 3...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Twenty-eight individual competitors and six teams competed in the annual Homer Ironman Triathlon Saturday.  Greg Smith, 16, was the first-place finisher with a time of 1:44.55. Hanna Young, 25, took first place for the women with a final time of 1:52.47....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:31pm

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