Whalers prove too much for Lady M’s at State

verything was set for the Lady Mariners to take the 3A State Basketball title this year.
The core group of Homer athletes that started their high school basketball journey together four years ago, were now seniors — with a boatload of experience and confidence behind them;

Sports Briefs – March 30

Local athletes win at Arctic Winter Games Young athletes from Homer and Ninilchik helped Team Alaska bring home the most ulus at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games earlier this month. The games were held from March 6 to 11 in Nuuk, Greenland, and Team Alaska earned a total of 216 ulus; 83 gold, 67 silver […]

Local wrestlers bring home hardware

Anchor King and Popeye wrestlers traveled up to Palmer over the weekend to compete in the Matmen Clash; a two-day, three-event tournament and largest competition leading up to the State Championships.
The Newman brothers again led the way for the Kings, with both Blake and Wayne finishing first in Greco Wrestling in their weight classes, while Kyle Wells took third in the junior 185-193 weight division.

Anchor King wrestlers grapple for wins on the road

Devoted wrestling families left the sunny shores of Anchor Point this weekend, venturing out into the storms around Seward and Anchorage for another great weekend of wrestling. Newman brothers Wayne and Blake took first and second, respectively, at the Anchorage Freestyle Wrestling tournament on Friday night. Saturday’s Anchorage tournament had four Anchor King Wrestlers. Again […]

Lady M’s set sights on 3A state title

While the March 11-12 Southcentral Conference Basketball Tournament didn’t go exactly the way they had hoped, the Homer Lady Mariners have already moved on. After falling to Grace Christian School in the conference championship game, the Lady M’s turned their focus to only one thing: winning the 2016 3A State Championship in Anchorage this weekend.
And, as luck — or fate — would have it, Homer faces Grace Christian for the fourth time this season in Thursday’s opening game.

Ninilchik boys win 1A State title over Nikolaevsk

he Ninilchik boys basketball team had to go to overtime to beat Peninsula Conference rival Nikolaevsk 41-37 in Saturday’s Class 1A State Championship game in Anchorage.
The Warriors took advantage of a sluggish Wolverine start, jumping out to a 21-8 lead after the first quarter of play.
Nikit Fefelov, Neil Gordeev and Jonah Fefelov drilled 3-pointers for Nikolaevsk, putting them up by 13 points.

Homer PeeWeeC hockey wins State on home ice

The future of Homer Hockey continues to look bright as the Glacier King PeeWee C hockey team picked up its third straight state championship with a 3-2 win over Kenai on Monday.
The Glacier Kings kicked off their home tournament on Friday at Kevin Bell Arena with a 10-0 stomping of the AHA Nibert team. They continued their winning ways in round-robin competition with a Saturday morning 5-1 win over Tok.

Gang of grapplers takes to the mats at Popeye Tourney

More than 400 wrestlers gathered at Homer High School’s Alice Witte Gymnasium over the weekend to compete in three separate meets.
The second-annual Steve Wolfe Memorial Popeye Wrestling Club Tournament comprised an all-girls tournament on Friday that saw 52 girls register for competition. A folkstyle wrestling tourney was also held Friday with 177 wrestlers.

Lady M’s winning streak snapped; squad readies for State

After edging the Houston Hawks 32-29 in Friday Southcentral Conference Tournament action, the Homer Lady Mariner basketball team was riding an 18-game winning streak as they faced the Grace Christian Grizzlies in Saturday’s championship game.
Homer beat Grace twice in regular-season games — but not by much. The M’s picked up an earlier 46-35 win at home, and then nabbed a 35-34 squeaker on the road.

Wolverines take Peninsula Conference crown — twice

It’s been a few years since the Ninilchik Wolverines dominated 2A basketball in Alaska. With declining enrollment at the school moving them to a smaller classification, the tentative Wolverines tested 1A basketball waters this year. In the end, both boys and girls teams walked away with the Peninsula Conference crown.

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