Sports Briefs – June 24

Lady M’s rack up more awards The National Fast Pitch Coaches Association, the premier body for softball coaches from college to high school, named Maggie Larue to the All-Western Region Second team for her season as catcher with the Lady Mariners. Larue is one of 32 players chosen from all the nominations out of 13 western […]

Big fish brings new leader in Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Standings as of June 21 2015 Jackpot Leader • Jason Solberg took the lead in this year’s derby with a 199.8-halibut he landed on June 21. Solberg was fishing with Driftwood Charters and Captain Shane Blakely aboard the F/V Misty. Just prior to Solberg’s catch, Chris Fay hooked into a 172-pound halibut, and held the […]

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Standings as of June 15 2015 Jackpot Leader • 137.2 pounds caught by Michael Simonsen May 23. Simonsen was fishing with North Country Charters and Captain Richard Baltzer aboard the F/V Obsession. June Tags: • Annie Perizzolo (pictured right) of Aurora, Colo. caught a 2009 tagged fish while fishing with Captain Greg’s Charters and Capt. […]

A Tribute to Tommie

Kids of all ages turned out to honor former soccer coach Tommie CarlinSchauer on Sunday. Tommie’s sister, Linda Rourke, said the event was a memorial service, as well as an opportunity for all the people who knew Tommie to have an opportunity to pay tribute to him and the energy he gave to so many […]

Sports Briefs – June 10

Special O brings medals Homer Special Olympics teams competed in Anchorage over the weekend, with the Homer Unified Basketball team going undefeated to take the gold. The unified basketball team (pictured right) comprises six athletes and four partners, and this was Homer’s first year to compete as a unified team. Swimmers Jeremy Day, Myrna Kuchenoff, […]

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Standings through June 8 2015 Jackpot Leader • 137.2 lbs. caught by Michael Simonsen (pictured right) on May 23. Simonsen was fishing with North Country Charters and Captain Richard Baltzer aboard the F/V Obsession. 2015 Tags • Annie Perizzolo of Aurora, Colo. caught a halibut with a 2009 tag while fishing with Captain Greg’s Charters […]

State softball title remains elusive for Lady M’s

After falling 9-1 to the Sitka Wolves in their opening game of the Alaska State softball tournament in Fairbanks over the weekend, the Homer Lady Mariners turned on the bats, turned up the intensity and lit up their next two games with wins over Hutchison and North Pole.
Outslugging — and outscoring — their two opponents, the Lady M’s claimed a 14-9 win over Hutchison on Friday, and then clobbered the North Pole Patriots 10-1 on Saturday.

Sports Briefs – June 3

Bartlett boys beat Homer in OT Despite a heroic effort on the pitch, Homer boys’ soccer fell to the Bartlett Golden Bears 2-1 in overtime at the State Soccer Tournament in Eagle River Friday evening. Following two full periods of even play and a scoreless tie, the Bears used the sudden-death format in the third […]

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Michael Simonsen of Easton, Md. (pictured right) is the current leader of the 2015 Homer Jackpot with his 137.2-pound fish. Simonsen was fishing with North Country Charters and Capt. Richard Baltzer aboard the F/V Obsession. Currently sitting in second place with his 104.4-pound flatfish, Robert Fisher of Evanston, Wyo. was fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters […]

Homer baseball stumbles at Regions

On April 28, the Homer High School baseball team beat Kenai Central 10-2.
When the two teams met again on May 21, the Mariners hammered the Kards 17-5.
So how could the No. 2-seed-from-the-south Mariners end their 2015 season over the weekend with a 10-7 Region III Tournament loss to — who else — the Kenai Kardinals. (The No. 4 seed from the south.)

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