Mariner tracksters turn up the heat

Homer senior Aurora Waclawski won the girls 200- and 400-meter sprints to help her team to a second-place finish at the Colony Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Mariners scored 87 points in the team standings, second to the host Colony girls. Homer boys placed eighth overall.
The Lady M’s dominated several of the sprint events; Homer girls took three of the top-six places in the 200m race, and the top two spots in the 400m. Freshman Kaylee Veldstra finished second in the 100m with a time of 13.07 seconds. She is currently ranked second in the state among small schools.

Sports Briefs – May 11

‘Shorebird Showdown’ frolfing starts Saturday Disc golf enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s Shorebird Showdown Disc Golf Tournament this Saturday at Jack Gist Disc Golf Course out East End Road. The tourney format includes two rounds, 36 holes, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. A player’s meeting starts at 11 a.m. For […]

Sports Briefs – May 4

Mariner soccer gets back on track After falling to Wasilla 0-3 on Friday, the Homer Lady Mariners stumbled on Saturday against Houston, allowing the Hawks to draw first blood early in the first half. It would be Houston’s first — and only — goal of the game. Seniors Uliana Reutov and Sam Draves each scored […]

Kings, Popeyes win 54 medals at State Wrestling Championships

Make no mistake; winning last year’s high school state wrestling championship was no accident for the Homer Mariners. South Peninsula wrestling coaches — and parents — are committed to building a solid base when it comes to developing a strong wrestling program at the high school; it shows.

Lady Mariners finish third at Homer Invitational

While Alaskans are generally regarded as a pretty tough group, high school athletes in the Greatland are about as tough as they come.
Whether driving for a touchdown in an epic blizzard, or chasing a moose out of left field, Alaska athletes are ready to compete in just about any kind of weather you can throw at them.
Following a decent Friday opening round of competition, mighty Saturday winds howled around the high school stadium as the Mariners returned for the second day of competition in their annual invitational track meet.

Evarts conquers pentathlon

Homer junior Lauren Evarts competed in only her second pentathlon at the Homer Invitational over the weekend, and finished with an impressive total of 2,205 points and second place overall. Evarts said she was relatively happy with her performance, especially in the 100-meter hurdle race. “I was really disappointed with my high jump, though,” she […]

Huskies hold their own at home track meet

Homer Middle School eighth-grader Noah Fisk dominated the Huskies’ Track and Field Invitational on Friday, sweeping the sprint events with first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400-meter races.
Fisk ran the 100m in 11.65 seconds, followed closely by teammate Daniel Reutov, who finished second at 12:14. Fisk’s times of 24.55 seconds in the 200, and 56.17 in the 400 were also good enough for first place.
And, if that wasn’t enough, he also finished first in the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 7 inches.

Sports Briefs – April 27

Mariner baseball drops road game to SoHi Homer baseball opened its 2106 season with a tough 6-10 road loss in Soldotna over the weekend. Mariner pitchers gave up 12 hits in the game, allowing the Stars to score three runs in the first inning. The M’s took advantage of a few SoHi errors to tie […]

Lady M’s, alums tie in softball scrimmage

Homer softball alums, varsity square off Several Homer High School softball alums turned out at Jack Gist Park on Saturday to scrimmage the school’s varsity team in early season action. The alumni warmed up a bit against the Lady Mariner JV, and then faced off against Coach Bill Bell’s current varsity squad. Word is, the […]

Lady M’ tracksters finish Kenai Invite right on SoHi’s heels

The Homer Lady Mariners came within eight points of first-place Soldotna at the Kenai Invitational Track Meet over the weekend.
The Lady M’s scored 101 overall points in the competition, thanks in part to a well-rounded attack from both track and field events.
Lauren Evarts led the way for the Lady Mariners with a 16.45-second first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 50.37.
Evarts got quite a bit of back-up from her teammates, thanks to a second-place finish in the 100m from Kaylee Veldstra. The Homer freshman finished in 12.83 seconds.

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