Mariner soccer teams beat Bulldogs at home

Homer forward Rachel Ellert scored two goals to lead her Lady Mariners to a 4-0 shutout victory over Northern Lights Conference opponent Nikiski last week. Teammates Megan Pitzman and Sofia Clark each punched in a goal as well, and Pitzman added an assist.

Nikolaevsk’s Hickman signs on with UAF

Nikolaevsk senior basketball standout Megan Hickman was in the sixth grade when she first started playing basketball.
“I didn’t know anything,” she said. “I didn’t know what the three-point line was or what a free throw meant.”
She’s come a long way since then.

Young wrestlers prepare for State competition

South-peninsula grapplers traveled north over the weekend to compete in two different tournaments. Homer Popeyes and Anchor Kings battled wrestlers from around the state in a Friday Tri-Valley Greco tournament in Palmer, and then at Saturday s Alaska Battle Cats Freestyle tournament at Service High School.

Breaking in the ice

Ice Breaker coach Ingrid Harrald rounds up her fledgling skaters at Kevin Bell Arena on Saturday. Now in its second year, Ice Breakers is for 8-13 year olds with no experience on the ice. The eight-week class takes advantage of hockey equipment donated by the National Hockey League Players Association. Homer hockey parent and program […]

Popeyes bring home the hardware

Popeye wrestlers traveled to Wasilla over the weekend to compete in a two-day event with the Arctic Warriors. The program sent 10 wrestlers to Friday night’s Greco competition, and saw six wrestlers place in the top three of their weight class. Tristen Cook and Chris Cudaback led the way for Homer with first-place finishes in […]

Sports Briefs – April 13

Get your wings ready The annual Spring Migration Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m. The certified 5K course starts in the Fishing Hole parking lot on the Spit, and eventually ends at the base of the Spit. (A free shuttle back to the start will be available.) Register online at […]

Mariners pick up first home wins of season

Saturday morning arrived with the sounds of relentless wind and rain hammering at the windows.
“Nobody plays soccer in this,” I said to myself.
As the early afternoon game time approached, any hopeful streak of sunshine that managed to escape for a few brief seconds was quickly swallowed up by the oppressive cloud cover. The wind blew. The rain dropped.
“Nobody plays soccer in this,” I said to myself — again.

KSC just keeps swimming

The Kachemak Swim Club Kings squared off against other Peninsula teams at the Southcentral Area Sprint Championship Meet over the weekend in Kenai. The Kings placed third overall in team points, and also brought home the spirit award trophy. KSC swimmers Luke Nelson, Lucas Story and Nathan Overson swept the high-point honors for 9-10-year-old boys, […]

Mariners shine at Big C Relays

Take 38 high school track and field teams — more than 900 athletes total — add coaches, parents, siblings, friends, officials and anybody else who just happened to stumble in off the street, and cram them all into a giant dome in Alaska.

Anchor Kings, Popeyes combine for 23 medals

Never let it be said that the South Kenai Peninsula is lacking representation at any wrestling event in the state; little wonder Homer High wrestlers won the state championship this year. Building a legacy takes a lot of work.

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