Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Jan Rumble, Shelly Laukitis, Karyn Noyes, Ingrid Harrald, Kay Brown, Di Carbonell and Emily Hutchison from the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey Team headed to Eagle River, Wis., last weekend to play in the USA Pond Hockey National Championships. 

    The attending Diva members moved up a division after winning the Championship Trophy in 2015. This year the Women’s bronze division had teams mostly from the Midwest, ranging from Chicago, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • 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 achieved new age group championship cuts and Alaska Junior Olympic championship cuts. 

  • 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 women competing. Players hail from Wasilla, Healy, Soldotna, Kenai and Anchorage, as well as Homer. The games begin on Friday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

  • 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 live dessert auction, a number went home with sweet treats of their own. 

  • 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 concentration, the game of curling is easy to pick up in an evening. For those in or near Homer, this athletic experience is only a trip away to the Kevin Bell Arena.

Youth Sports

  • Homer High School awarded athletes and parents Mariner Athletic Awards on Thursday, May 12. Student-athletes who excelled in academics as well as their sport, or sports, of choice were also awarded the Region III Scholar-Athlete Award.

     

     

    Mariner Manager of the Year: Jordan Raymond, wrestling

     

    Freshman Male Athlete of the Year: Luciano Fasulo, cross-country, wrestling, track

     

  • Varsity soccer plays in regions over weekend

     

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    The Mariners recognized the senior soccer players from the boys and girls varsity teams, who were accompanied by parents, siblings and friends, in between the Saturday, May 14 games against Seward.

  • The Homer varsity girls will play a home game against the Voznesenka soccer team at 4 p.m. Friday. Boys and girls varsity then face off against Seward at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. Seniors will be recognized during Saturday’s games, the last home games of the season for the Mariners.

    Boys and girls varsity soccer came out with two wins and a loss at the end of three back-to-back games at home against Palmer, Colony and Houston from May 5 to May 7.

  • The Homer girls led Kenai Peninsula schools at the Colony Invitational on Friday and Saturday by finishing second in the team standings.

    Colony won the girls meet with 144 points, while Homer was second with 87. Also from the peninsula, Kenai was sixth and Nikiski was 12th. On the boys side, Kodiak won with 140 points while Colony was second with 131 points. The Kenai boys were sixth, while Homer was eighth and Nikiski was ninth.

  • The Homer softball team earned a split on Saturday, the final day of the Blue and Gold Battle tournament in Anchorage. 

    The Mariners split a pair of Friday matchups, besting Colony in a close 9-8 win but falling to reigning large-schools state champion East Anchorage 8-0. Saturday morning, the Mariners beat Bartlett 9-2 before suffering a 6-2 loss to Hutchison.

    The Mariners followed up their weekend with a win against SoHi on Tuesday, May 10.

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