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.

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 […]

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