Homer Sports and Outdoors

Weekly high school sports highlights


Sept. 30: Homer vs. Voznesenka

Final score: 42, 7 Homer

Homer Voznesenka

1st quarter: 6 0

2nd quarter: 8 7

3rd quarter: 20 0

4th quarter: 8 0

The Mariners finished off their season with a big win over the Cougars on Friday night in Homer.

Homer wrapped up the season with two straight victories to finish 2-6 overall, while Voznesenka ended at 1-6.

Led by the 243 rushing yard of freshman Noah Fisk, the Mariners broke open a 14-7 halftime lead with 20 third-quarter points.

Fiesta fundraiser benefits high school wrestlers

The Homer High School wrestling team is holding Fiesta Night to raise funds to offset travel costs during the season. The Homer community is invited to enjoy authentic Mexican food as well as silent and live auctions in the Homer High School Commons from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, said Homer High School athletic director and head wrestling coach Chris Perk.

Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students, and no charge for children under age 5.

Anna Frost can be reached at anna.frost@homernews.com.

Community recreation schedule

Oct. 6: Weight room in Homer High School weight room, 6-7:30 a.m.

Oct. 6: Cancelled: Weight room in HHS Weight Room, 5:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 6: Women’s pick up soccer at HHS upper field/turf, 6:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 6: “Tell Your Story” class in HHS room B103, 6:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 6: Cancelled: Basketball at HHS gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oct. 6: Volleyball at Homer Middle School gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: Morning basketball at HHS gym, 6-7 a.m.

Oct. 7: Weight room at HHS weight room, 6-7:30 a.m.

Oct. 7: Pickle ball at HERC gym, 5-7:30 p.m.

Community Recreation Schedule

Sept. 29: Weight room in Homer High School weight room, 6-7:30 a.m.

Sept. 29: Cancelled: Weight room in HHS Weight Room, 5:30-8 p.m.

Sept. 29: Women’s pick up soccer at HHS upper field/turf, 6:30-8 p.m.

Sept. 29: “Tell Your Story” class in HHS Gym, 6:30-8 p.m.

Sept. 29: Cancelled: Basketball at HHS gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sept. 29: Volleyball at Homer Middle School gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Team Chloe to walk 2016 Anchorage Heart Walk

Team Chloe will once again be at the starting line of the 2016 Anchorage Heart Walk at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Saturday, Sept. 24. The team rallies support for 3-year-old Chloe Miller of Homer who was born in 2013 with a congenital heart defect. Those interested in joining the team to support heart health and help the team reach its $1,200 goal or for more information, contact Chloe’s grandmother Dottie Zopp at 299-8255 or dlzopp@gmail.com, or visit anchorageheartwalk.org, click “join a team” and enter “Team Chloe.”

Arktikos wins Sourdough Cup

Saturday, May 28 brought nice weather and good winds for the Homer Yacht Club’s Sourdough Cup. Captain Hal Smith captured the top place in Saturday’s race.

Seven sailboats enhanced the beauty of Kachemak Bay with fair seas and 15 knot winds, making for a fast race. Captain Hal Smith in Arktikos led the whole race, followed by Martha J and Nereus.  After race handicaps were calculated, the win went to Arktikos, with Dolphin in second and Lula B in third.

The next Homer Yacht Club race is the Cooney Cup to Seldovia on June 11.

Official Final Results:

Registration open for HoWL summer youth activities

Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) is offering six expeditions across Kachemak Bay, six day-long trips hiking and stand-up paddle boarding, and eight Discounted Rates for Boys and Girls (DiRtBaG) Service Corps days during June and July. 

“Even if you have done one of these trips with HoWL before, new staff and altered curriculum makes it a whole new experience,” wrote interim programs director Leah Lamdin in a press release.

Homer High relay teams, Evarts, run to state titles

The Kenai Peninsula showed up in droves to take on the state’s fastest, strongest and most agile athletes Friday and Saturday at the state track and field championships at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage.

In the end, three event victories went to peninsula entrants in the Class 4A meet and eight event wins went to peninsula entrants at the Class 1-2-3A level.

Alice Witte/Ron Gribble Alumni Challenge is Saturday

All Homer High School Alumni are invited to get out their old letterman jackets and join the Mariner boys and girls basketball teams for an evening of fun, basketball and food — all happening on Saturday, Dec. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Alice Witte Gym, Homer High Schoo.

It’s the Alice Witte/Ron Gribble Alumni Challenge in honor of two people who had a significant impact on Homer’s youth.

Be careful out there: Lead is flying

If Captain Kirk and his gang from the starship Enterprise had popped out of a reverse time warp above the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon over the weekend, they would have stumbled onto a scene that would have spawned serious flashbacks. Only this time around it would have been “The Trouble with Trebles.”

It’s official

Photo by Mckibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Rep. Paul Seaton, second from right, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, right, cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony of Homer High School’s new turf field on Saturday. Looking on are HHS Principal Doug Waclawski, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Assistant Superintendent Sean Dusek, with members of the Mariners football team in the background. Exhibitions of different sports that will use the field took place during halftime of the Mariners’ Satuarday game against Eielson.

Mariners suffer 41-16 attack by Eielson Ravens

Mariner Connor Seay, 24, stays just beyond the Eielson Ravens’ reach in his 84-y

In non-conference action, the Mariners’ first football game of the season on a brand new turf field resulted in a 41-16 loss to the Eielson Ravens.

“It was kind of a rough day and didn’t go exactly how we’d planned,” said Head Coach Josh Fraley. “There were way too many mistakes and we only had 19 guys.”

All was not lost, however. The game offered Fraley a good opportunity to sharpen the team’s game plan before taking on the Kodiak Bears in Kodiak this weekend in the season’s first conference game.

Having fun down on the farm

Young participants of the Wild, Sustainable Summer, a new program between Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) and Steller Gardens, have the opportunity to earn school credit and learn through experience on topics surrounding sustainable farming, backcountry skills, creating plant-based art materials and the harvesting and preparation of wild plants.

Sports physical clinic to be held Aug. 2

South Peninsula Hospital holds a sports physical clinic for high school students needing a physical for participation in school-sanctioned activities at the Homer Medical Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 2. No appointments are offered; however, students are asked to stagger arrival according to the following schedule: last names beginning in A-E: arrive at 8 a.m.; last names beginning in F-J: arrive at 9 a.m.; last names beginning in K-O: arrive at 10 a.m.; last names beginning in P-T: arrive at 11 a.m.; last names beginning in U-Z: arrive at noon.

Golf supports Hospice of Homer

The fifth annual “Holes ‘Fore’ Hospice Golf Tournament Fundraiser” will be held at TIPS Homer Golf Course, East End Road, on Saturday. The entry fee is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and range balls. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The 18-hole scramble format offers fun for experienced and novice golfers alike. There will be a closest-to-the-pin event beginning at 10 a.m. and the tournament at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and tournament awards.

Yacht club races on halfway through season

In the fifth of 10 events scheduled for the 2014 sailing season, the Homer Yacht Club timed its Fourth of July race on July 5, avoiding conflicts with the busy Independence Day schedule of activities. Nine boats completed the 9.6 nautical-mile course with the following results:
First place: Morning Star;
Second place: Winter Hawk;
Third place: Sea Sound;
Fourth place: Dolphin;
Fifth place: Martha J;
Sixth place: Hemingway;
Seventh place: Arctica;
Eighth place: Dawg’s Life;
Ninth place: Freedom 2.

Homer cyclist first in Fireweed 400

What do you get for being first across the finish line of the Fireweed 400, a grueling bicycle race that begins and ends at Sheep Mountain and has Valdez as the turn-around point?
“For participating you get a shirt and a water bottle and a few free goodies from the race sponsors. For winning you get a sore butt and applause from your crew and everybody around you,” said Martin Renner, 43, of Homer.


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