Sports Briefs

Mariner Football hands out awards The Mariner Football team held its annual end-of-season banquet Monday night at the high school. Coaches and players voted on their teammates’ performances over the 2015 season. Those athletes receiving special recognition included: Varsity: Most valuable: Teddy Croft Offensive player of year: Josh Fisk Defensive player of year: Michael Swoboda […]

Lady Mariner Volleyball heads back to State

By most accounts, it’s been a rocky season for Homer Volleyball this year.
After opening with some hard losses to Kodiak, Nikiski and Grace Christian, losing a top player to injury and fighting a “second-game” curse, the Lady Mariners probably couldn’t be more “ready” for State Volleyball play to get underway.
Homer finished third in the Southcentral Conference Volleyball Tournament at Nikiski High School over the weekend, beating the Seward Seahawks 25-16, 25-20, 20-25 and 25-12. The win secured their spot in this week’s state tournament in Anchorage; their second trip in as many years. Homer Head Coach Pam Rugloski said her Lady M’s are “really happy to be going to the big show.”

Homer Hockey opens 2015 season this weekend

The Kansas City Royals’ World Series win, an NFL season that’s well underway and a fresh layer of snow in Homer can mean only one thing: It’s time for hockey!
(Of course — what else is there?)
Make no mistake, the Mariner hockey team is more than ready for their season to get underway.
“We are happy with a solid turnout of around 25 athletes,” said Homer Coach John Carlin. “After graduating eight talented seniors, we have some pretty big shoes to fill.”

Sports Briefs – Nov. 4

Mariner seniors bring home hardware Homer seniors Michael Swoboda and Zach McKenna both picked up honors at the 39th-annual Shriners North/South Football Classic in Anchorage over the weekend. Swoboda was chosen as offensive player of the game, while McKenna got the nod for defensive player of the game. Coached by Homer’s own Josh Fraley, the […]

Kuhns kicks past Regional competition in 500 freestyle

inishing almost 15 seconds faster than her closest competitor, Homer High junior Lauren Kuhns won the 500 freestyle at Saturday’s Region III Swimming Championships in Valdez.
Kuhns turned in a time of five minutes, 29.27 seconds on the distance race, while finishing second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.93. Her strong swims in the two events helped push the Lady Mariner team to sixth place overall.

East End Moose manhandle competition to win hockey jamboree

When the “dust” finally settled and the big, blue Zamboni made its final pass across the ice, the undefeated East End Moose were crowned champions of the third-annual Adult Coed Hockey Jamboree at Kevin Bell Arena.
Ranging in age from 22 to 55, 50 skaters turned out for the five-team competition over the weekend. In an even split of men and women, teams competed in the three-day tourney;

Mariners crown 4 at Seward’s ‘King of the Mountain’ Tourney

After raking in 15 medals at the Oct. Round Robin Rumble in Homer, the Mariner Mat Team turned in an 11-medal performance at Seward’s “King of the Mountain” Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The fast-paced competition packs almost 700 matches into two days, and is designed to get wrestlers a “lot of competition in a short period of time.”

Lady M’ Volleyball heads to Regions

All photos: HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson The Lady Mariner Volleyball beat both Niksiki and Seward in conference play at home last week, The Homer squad travels to Nikiski on Friday to compete in the Regional Tournament.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 4 XC Ski practice starts at HHS Matroom       6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5  Hockey: Ice Challenge v Kenai at Soldotna   7:30 p.m. Girls Wrestling: Dual v Mt. Edge at ACS            6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 Hockey: Ice Challenge v SoHi at Soldotna           4 p.m. Swim/Dive: State at Bartlett               1 […]

Special Olympics Bowling

Special Olympics Alaska, Homer Community held their 2015 local bowling tournament Oct. 22-24. Kenai Physical Therapy staff have partnered with Special Olympics to design a workout plan for local bowling athletes, and came out to assist with the team competition on Saturday, Oct 24. Pictured left to right: Back: Jay Cherok (KPT Physical Therapist), Richard […]

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