HMS hosts wrestling tourney

Homer Middle School hosted this year’s Borough Wrestling Championships, and the Huskies — as well as the Chapman Eagles and Voznesenka Cougars — took full advantage of their “home-mat advantage.”
Voz picked up two first-place finishes from Afony Reutov and Zasimia Martushev, and second-place finishes from Nestoe Kalugin, Mark Kalugin and Arseny Reutov.

Sports Briefs – Feb. 10

Time runs out for Mariner hockey The Lady Mariners battled the Stars in their first game of the North Star Conference Regional Hockey Tournament last Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The two fairly evenly matched teams split four exciting games over the regular season, and this game for all the marbles would turn […]

Divas 2nd at pond hockey national championships

Seven skaters from the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey Team headed to Eagle River, Wisc. over the weekend to play in the USA Pond Hockey National Championships.
The Divas moved up to the bronze division this year after winning the Championship Trophy in 2015.
They kicked off tournament play with a decisive 10-4 Friday win over the Special Ops team from Wisconsin.

Sports Briefs – Feb. 3

Kuhns shines at Senior Swim Championships Kachemak Swim Club’s Lauren Kuhns finished 14th among 55 swimmers at the Alaska Swimming Senior Championships in Anchorage over the weekend. She qualified to compete in six events. A Homer High School junior, Kuhns finished fifth in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 19.38 seconds. She […]

Mariner teams split games at home vs Nikiski

The Lady M’s picked up their first Southcentral Conference victory of the year with a 43-33 win over the visiting Nikiski Bulldogs Friday night. Homer led 20-11 at halftime and 29-22 at the end of three quarters, before sealing the win with strong fourth-quarter play.

Hockey goes 2-1 against SoHi, Bartlett

It’s been a long and brutal winter for the Mariner hockey team so far. A 3-2 overtime victory against the Soldotna Stars in conference play last week was their first win since Nov. 6 — of 2015.
Dimitry Kuzmin scored a goal off his own rebound, Tim Blakely buried the puck off assists by Kuzmin and Robby Larson, and Garrett Butcher scored the OT goal on a break-away. Danny Wiest and Riley Swanson each got the assist.
Things were still looking good for the M’s on Friday, as they picked up another OT win — this time a 4-3 dog fight against the visiting Bartlett Bears. Douglas Dean opened the scoring for Homer when he buried the puck in the Bears’ net off a Kuzmin assist. Larson picked up a pair of goals, with Dawson Roberts assisting on both.
And the winning overtime goal went to Kuzmin, who scored off a Blakely assist. Mariner goalie Hunter Warren turned away 23 shots in the win.
You could probably see this one coming.
The Mariners’ luck ran out on Saturday, when the Bears got the 5-3 …
Roberts scored off assists from Woape Huffman and Garrett Butcher, and sophomore Charlie Menke found the back of the net with an assist by Tucker Weston, Butcher picked up an unassisted goal in the third period. Goalie Warren faced 22 shots, while the Mariners hammered Bartlett’s goalie with 37 shots.
The Mariners play their final home game tomorrow — Thursday, Jan. 28 — against the Kenai Kardinals in a Senior Night showdown. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kevin Bell Arena.

Sports Briefs – Jan. 27

Warriors come ready to ‘Rumble’ The Nikolaevsk boys basketball team went relatively unchallenged in their Warrior Rumble over the weekend. Opening Thursday with a 74-36 pulverizing of Wasilla’s C team, the host Warriors returned Friday to punish Alak 60-33. Nikolaevsk sealed their tournament sweep with a 53-27 victory over the Nenana Lynx on Saturday. Nikit […]

Skiers team up for relay races

The Mariner Nordic Ski team traveled to Soldotna’s Tsalteshi Ski Trails on Friday for the Kenai Klassic Race — that actually turned out to be a relay. Teams of two boys and two girls switched between classic and skate techniques, and Homer finished third with skiers Rachel Ellert, Quinn Alward, Mariah Vantrease and Hoxie Parks. […]

B-Ball breakdown

Lady Mariners 2nd at Nikiski Tip Off The Homer Lady Mariners wrapped up second place in the 27th-annual Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament last week with a Saturday 51-34 win over the Kodiak Bears. Led by senior and tournament MVP Madison Akers, the Lady M s set the tone early with a scorching 22-4 first-quarter stunner. A […]

Sports Briefs – Jan. 20

Mariners ‘Rally in the Valley’ In their never-ending quest for snow, Homer skiers took to the trails at Government Peak Recreation Area outside Palmer over the weekend. Teams skied both Friday and Saturday under sunny skies, and Homer Nordic Ski Assistant Coach Alison O’Hara said the Valley’s cold temperatures made for “excellent racing conditions.” Homer […]

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