Lady M’s win second-straight State XC title

For the second straight year, members of the Homer Lady Mariner cross-country team have earned the right to call themselves State Champs.
All seven Homer varsity runners placed in the top 22 of the Class 1-2-3A races. Sophomore Megan Pitzman led the way with a third-place finish and a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. Alex Moseley finished seventh with a time of 20:40. Teammate Audrey Rosencrans finished right on Moseley’s heels, placing eighth in 20:41.

Six sets of siblings strengthen Mariner wrestling squad

This season, Mariner Wrestling looks to improve upon their seventh-place team finish at State last year. Returning junior state place winners include third-place Timmy Woo; fourth-place Jared Brant, fifth-place Jaime Rios; and sophomore fourth-place finisher Tristen Cook. All will be in the hunt for a State Championship.
Homer Head Coach Chris Perk said a strong group of entering freshman will give this squad as much depth as it has had since the 1986-87 team.

Homer hammers Voz 55-0 for Homecoming

While Homer head football coach Josh Fraley is never one to get too far ahead of himself, his team’s 55-0 homecoming victory over the Voznesenka Cougars on Saturday certainly gave him a chance to peek at his Mariners’ football future.

Homer swimmers turn in fast times at Seward Invite

Lady Mariners Lauren Kuhns and Alia Bales led the way for Homer’s swim team in Seward over the weekend.
Bales took first in the 50-freestyle with a time of 28.79 seconds. She followed that performance with a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle, and a time of 1:06.95.
Kuhns, a junior, was first in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 5:50.34. She also led the way in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:16.10.

Kardinals push Lady M’s to hone volleyball skills

Always up for a challenge, the Lady Mariner volleyball team hosted 4A Kenai on Thursday in a non-conference match that may have turned out a little too close for Kardinal comfort.
Senior PK Woo led the Homer team with four service aces, two kills, seven digs and 94-percent serving. Teammate McKi Needham — also a senior — ran the Mariner offense as setter, adding 17 assists, two solo blocks, six digs, one ace and 100-percent serving.

Sports Briefs – Sept. 30

Warrior Trail wins Region II meet Nikolaevsk senior Greg Trail won the Region II meet at Susitna Valley on Saturday to earn a Class 1-2-3A State berth. Trail is the second Nikolaevsk runner to win a region title, following on the heels of Blake Klaich’s 2011 victory. Trail ran the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes, […]

Mariner Cross Country sweeps Region III team titles

Homer cross country runners proved their ability — and willingness — to come together as a team to dominate the Class 1-2-3A Region III Championships at Colony High School on Saturday.
Led by second-place finisher Megan Pitzman, the Lady Mariners shut down rival Grace Christian by 23 points to win their second-straight title in as many years.

Voz Cougars pick up first win of season

The Voznesenka Cougars picked up their first win of the season with a 40-6 stomping of the Redington JV Huskies at Homer High School on Friday.

Mariners slaughter Buccaneers 48-18 in Valdez

Homer quarterback Teddy Croft completed two passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns to lead his Mariner team to a 48-18 nonconference thrashing of the Buccaneers on Saturday in Valdez.

Rescue Run

In less than an hour, former Homer High School cross-country standout Pedro Ochoa conquered Saturday’s 8-mile Rescue Run. The challenging course — all uphill — combined road and trail running, and put 20 hardy participants to the test. Starting at the Homer Volunteer Fire Station, Ochoa broke out early, progressively distancing himself from the pack […]

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