Homer XC continues domination at Borough races

Both Homer boys and girls cross-country teams took first place at last Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Meet at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. They returned this weekend to host the Homer Time Trials, and wound up doing quite well there, too.
Homer sophomore Jordan Beachy finished third in the 3k Kenai Peninsula Borough run with a time of 10 minutes, 55 seconds. Several Mariner teammates were right on his heels: Jared Branch, Charlie Menke, Luciano Fasulo and Jacob Davis all crossed the finish line in the next 40 seconds.
The team effort paid off quite handsomely, allowing Homer to hold off second-place Seward by 20 points.

Sports Briefs – Sept. 23

Volleyball challenges continue After battling the Houston Hawks last week in five games at home, Lady Mariner volleyball continued their early season woes over the weekend with Friday and Saturday nonconference road losses to the Kodiak Lady Bears. On Friday, Kodiak dominated play, winning in three games, 25-15, 25-18 and 15-11. Saturday’s match-up saw much […]

Mariners take the bite out of Redington Huskies

Mariner football opened Friday evening play against the Joe Redington junior varsity Huskies with a 37-0 first-quarter run; They never looked back.
After four quarters of play — and plenty of Homer junior varsity substitutions — the score stood at 66-0, and the M’s picked up the nonconference win at home. They now stand at 2-4 for the season.

Sports Calendar-Sept. 16

Friday • Diving at Kenai, 4 p.m. • C, JV, Varsity Volleyball at Kodiak • Football vs Redington at home, 6 p.m. Saturday • C,JV, Varsity Volleyball at Kodiak • Swim at Kenai, 10 a.m. • XCR Time Trial on Spit 11 a.m.

Sports Briefs- Sept. 16

Cougars lose tough on the road The Voznesenka Cougars fell to the Monroe Rams on the road Saturday, 6-44. Voz head coach Justin Zank called the game a “tough one.” “This one lingers a little longer, because I thought we had a great shot to win,” Zank said. “Our defense played great in that first […]

Kuhns, Arndt turn in strong finishes at Homer Invite

Senior Lauren Kuhns led the way for the Mariners at the 2015 Homer Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday.
Kuhns took second in the 100-meter butterfly, finishing in one minute, 8.37 seconds. She also placed third in the 200 individual medley, where she turned in a time of 2:25.90.
In the girls 1-meter dive competition on Friday, Lady Mariners took three of the top five places; Annali Metz finished third with 145.05 points, followed by Rhythm Beckett-Cook with 140.35 points and Laci King in fifth with 118.30 points.

Mariner boys ‘believe’ after win at Seward

• Boys first, girls second at muddy invitational By Sean Pearson Homer Tribune While their first-place team victory at the Frank Dieckgraeff Cross Country Invitational in Seward on Friday may have come as a welcome surprise to the young Mariner squad, Homer Head Coach Bill Steyer already saw it coming. “The talent on the boys […]

Volleyball rebounds, rallies to beat Hawks at home

The Homer Lady Mariners rallied from behind twice to eke out a Southcentral Conference home volleyball win over the Houston Hawks on Saturday. It was a fairly positive conclusion to a week full of challenges.
Homer fell to conference rival Grace Christian on Friday night in three straight sets: 25-14, 25-17 and 25-10.
“I think we started off the week pretty tentative,” said junior Malina Fellows. “By Saturday, we realized we can compete within our conference and actually come out with a win.”
After opening with a 20-25 loss to Houston, Homer rallied to dominate game two 25-16. Rinse and repeat for the next two games, where the Hawks edged out the third game 23-25, and the M’s took game four 25-21.
Homer took the match with a 15-13 win in the fifth and final game.

Falcons squeak by Mariners 34-30 at home

By Sean Pearson Homer Tribune In what proved to be an ongoing battle of momentum, Mariner football lost a close game Saturday to the visiting Thunder Mountain Falcons. The Falcons opened with a 95-yard kick-off return for touchdown, and a successful two-point conversion. That gave them a quick 8-0 lead — and a very large […]

Hannan, Brennan top 2015 Homer Triathlon

Sergius Hannan, 18, turned in the fastest time for Sunday’s Triathlon — despite not having the fastest time in any of the three endurance events. Hannan turned in an overall finish time of 1 hour, 52 minutes and 29 seconds. The top female finisher, Angie Brennan, came in less than three minutes later with a […]

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