Mariner wrestlers ‘Scramble’ to wins in Bethel

Mariner siblings McKenzie and Tristen Cook are serious about wrestling.
As the team traveled to western Alaska Friday and Saturday to compete in the Bethel Scramble, both Cooks watched what they ate and kept off enough pounds to help fill different weight divisions for the team.

Sports Briefs

Cabana and Crimson Tide continue to roll Former Homer High School volleyball, basketball and track standout Tayla Cabana continues her success with the rowing program at the University of Alabama over the weekend. Cabana and the Crimson Tide had a successful opening outing to their fall season at the Chattanooga Head Race on Saturday. The […]

Illg wins ARPA award

After spending many hours in preparation for the Alaska Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference — held at Land’s End this year — Homer Recreation Manager Mike Illg was awarded the ARPA Professional Award for 2014. The award is the highest recognition the  ARPA can bestow upon a deserving candidate, who must meet a number […]

M’s finish season with loss at Eielson

When Homer Football opened its season at home against the Eielson Ravens in late August, it quickly became apparent that the Mariners would have their work cut out for them this season. The visiting Ravens opened a 33-0 lead in the first quarter, led 54-12 at the half, and rolled on through to a 61-18 win.
Fast forward to Saturday, Oct. 10, and the two teams meet once again; this time in a playoff game — in Raven territory. With a lot more maturity, a few players finally back from commercial fishing and a bit of polished execution, the Mariner program had improved tremendously over the seven weeks since the two teams first met.
Unfortunately, so had Eielson.

Lady M’s win second-straight State XC title

For the second straight year, members of the Homer Lady Mariner cross-country team have earned the right to call themselves State Champs.
All seven Homer varsity runners placed in the top 22 of the Class 1-2-3A races. Sophomore Megan Pitzman led the way with a third-place finish and a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. Alex Moseley finished seventh with a time of 20:40. Teammate Audrey Rosencrans finished right on Moseley’s heels, placing eighth in 20:41.

Six sets of siblings strengthen Mariner wrestling squad

This season, Mariner Wrestling looks to improve upon their seventh-place team finish at State last year. Returning junior state place winners include third-place Timmy Woo; fourth-place Jared Brant, fifth-place Jaime Rios; and sophomore fourth-place finisher Tristen Cook. All will be in the hunt for a State Championship.
Homer Head Coach Chris Perk said a strong group of entering freshman will give this squad as much depth as it has had since the 1986-87 team.

Homer hammers Voz 55-0 for Homecoming

While Homer head football coach Josh Fraley is never one to get too far ahead of himself, his team’s 55-0 homecoming victory over the Voznesenka Cougars on Saturday certainly gave him a chance to peek at his Mariners’ football future.

Homer swimmers turn in fast times at Seward Invite

Lady Mariners Lauren Kuhns and Alia Bales led the way for Homer’s swim team in Seward over the weekend.
Bales took first in the 50-freestyle with a time of 28.79 seconds. She followed that performance with a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle, and a time of 1:06.95.
Kuhns, a junior, was first in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 5:50.34. She also led the way in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:16.10.

Kardinals push Lady M’s to hone volleyball skills

Always up for a challenge, the Lady Mariner volleyball team hosted 4A Kenai on Thursday in a non-conference match that may have turned out a little too close for Kardinal comfort.
Senior PK Woo led the Homer team with four service aces, two kills, seven digs and 94-percent serving. Teammate McKi Needham — also a senior — ran the Mariner offense as setter, adding 17 assists, two solo blocks, six digs, one ace and 100-percent serving.

Sports Briefs – Sept. 30

Warrior Trail wins Region II meet Nikolaevsk senior Greg Trail won the Region II meet at Susitna Valley on Saturday to earn a Class 1-2-3A State berth. Trail is the second Nikolaevsk runner to win a region title, following on the heels of Blake Klaich’s 2011 victory. Trail ran the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes, […]

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