The Homer varsity volleyball team came in fourth at the Southcentral Conference Championships over the weekend in Homer.
The Homer Mariners swimmers and divers came back from the 2017 ASAA State Swimming and Diving State Championships in Anchorage with a few new records and a top 10 placing for the girls team.
While Homer didn’t claim the top spot in the Region III Swimming and Diving Championship last weekend, the Mariner swimmers and divers did come home with two new school records and several members headed to the state championship.
If there’s one thing you couldn’t get away with calling Head of the Bay Cougars defensive lineman and running back David Sanarov, it’s lazy.
Members of the Homer wrestling team showed they mean business this year by capturing the top spot in a weekend tournament for the second time in two weeks at the Round Robin Rumble, held at Homer High School on Friday and Saturday.
The oddest feature of the prep sports calendar was on display Saturday at Kenai Central High School, when the Homer wrestling team accepted the team championship at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament just as word was filtering through the gym that Homer’s football team had fallen 20-14 in the Division III state championship to Barrow.
The Mariners fell short of what would have been their first Division III football state championship in school history on Saturday, losing to Barrow High School 20-14 in their game in Palmer.
Had you asked a Homer Mariners football fan this time last year what the team’s chances of going to the state playoffs were, you might not have gotten a very positive answer. But that’s all changed for the players this year, under the direction of newcomer Walter Love, who was named coach of the year for the Division III Peninsula Conference.
It’s a year of firsts for the Homer Mariners.
Saturday was a great day for young Homer runners, but it was especially sweet for sophomore Autumn Daigle, who claimed first place for the Division II women at the weekend’s ASAA First National Bank Alaska Cross-country State Championships in Anchorage.
The Friday night lights shone a bit brighter than usual on the Homer Mariners this past week, as they celebrated both a win over the Head of the Bay Cougars and the recognition of their first ever Division III Peninsula Conference title.
The Head of the Bay Cougars have five seasons and just about as many wins under their belt.