It was a happy homecoming indeed this past weekend for the Homer Mariners varsity football team, as the players rolled over the Nikiski Bulldogs to their fifth straight win this season.
Not even the strong, biting wind that rolled through the Lookout Mountain Trails on Tuesday afternoon could blow the Homer cross-country runners off course, as both the girls and boys varsity teams claimed second place at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Runners Championship.
Though Mychaela Pitta is only 17, she’s been playing hockey for the majority of her life. She hopped on a pair of skates when she was 3 years old, and now she’s ridden them all the way to Manitoba, Canada, where she’ll spend the better part of the next year.
Athletes from near and very far battled blustery wind and brutal hills during Saturday’s 17th annual Homer Mariner Triathlon.
The Voznesenka Cougars came out fighting in their first game of the season Saturday, but fell to Monroe Catholic High School from Fairbanks.
The Homer High School varsity football team brought its standings up to 2-1 over the weekend, victorious over Valdez High School.
Kachemak Swim Club grew by almost 40 percent last school year and is expecting another banner year in 2017-18.
The Homer Mariners varsity volleyball team started out their season with a new coach this weekend at the Homer Jamboree, where the team took fourth.
Homer’s Brooke Miller came out on top of the freshmen-sophomore girls cross-country race on Monday during the Nikiski Class Races.
The Homer Mariners varsity football team was toppled 21-8 by the Kodiak High School team during their opening home game this past Saturday, but head coach Walter Love isn’t worried.
Mose Hayes and Seth Adkins from Homer were named “Honorable Mention” for the Alaska American Legion Baseball 2017 Team of Excellence.
By JIM STEARNS
Three Homer wrestlers went down to the Western Regional Competition in Pocatello, Idaho, last week with the following results.
1. Eight-year-old Gigi Leonetti and 11-year-old Brooke Shafer race each other to the finish line of the Spit Run 10K.
Twenty-four swimmers from the Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) converged upon the Bartlett High School pool last weekend in Anchorage for the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympics championship meet.
There is a movement happening in Anchor Point involving the sport of wrestling. With strong wrestling roots, the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club reestablished itself three years ago in a grass roots effort to be an all-inclusive, kid focused, program where wrestling is secondary to providing a healthy, character-building activity for anyone who wants to put in the time. In a community where names like Poindexter, Neland, and Roderick are synonymous with wrestling excellence, they are quickly being accompanied by names like Newman, Wells, and Nyvall. The result of the effort to reestablish wrestling in Anchor Point? A state championship at this past weekend’s USA Wrestling State Championship in Wasilla.