Lady M’s win 3 at home, move to 17-1 overall

If you listen to Homer basketball games on the radio, you have undoubtedly heard announcer Dave Webb refer to the Lady Mariners’ unforgiving full-court press as the “gauntlet.” And, while Dave’s broadcasting skills are flawless, radio has its limitations.

Sports Briefs – Feb. 24

Middle school wrestlers Homer Middle School wrestler Mose Hayes went undefeated all season to win the 2016 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Middle School Wrestling Championships at 132 pounds. The Huskies sent 14 wrestlers to the meet in Kenai on Friday, and subsequently brought home nine medals. Wrestling at 145 pounds, Damien Kerr also took […]

Nordic skiers ready for State showdown

You gotta be tough to cross-country ski. It’s not a football or wrestling kind of tough; it’s a complex combination of grit, determination and a “never-say-die” attitude.
It’s a prevailing need to face challenges head-on and fight your way to the finish. Whether tackling inclement weather conditions, ignoring screaming leg muscles or dodging an early spring bear, this is no sport for lightweights.

Sports Briefs – Feb. 17

Ski under the lights Kachemak Nordic Ski Club will host “Friday Night Lights” this weekend, with a night excursion on Friday — and an encore evening expedition on Saturday. Trails will be lit by tiki torches and LED candles, providing a bit of peaceful ambience to ski or showshoe by. (Headlamps still highly recommended.) The […]

Nordic team hosts Borough meet at Lookout

The Mariner Nordic Ski team finally found enough snow to hold a ski event, hosting the Kenai Peninsula Borough Meet at Lookout Mountain on Saturday. Homer girls varsity squad finished second overall, while the boys place third.

Lady M’s take Winter Carnival basketball crown

Homer senior Madison Akers scored 71 points in three games to lead the Lady Mariners to the 2016 Homer Winter Carnival Tournament title over the weekend. Akers was also chosen as the tournament’s MVP in girls play.
The Lady M’s wrapped things up Saturday with a 58-21 victory over Ninilchik. Akers scored 25 points, while teammate Aurora Waclawski added 12.
For Ninilchik, DeeAnn White picked up 10 points.

HMS hosts wrestling tourney

Homer Middle School hosted this year’s Borough Wrestling Championships, and the Huskies — as well as the Chapman Eagles and Voznesenka Cougars — took full advantage of their “home-mat advantage.”
Voz picked up two first-place finishes from Afony Reutov and Zasimia Martushev, and second-place finishes from Nestoe Kalugin, Mark Kalugin and Arseny Reutov.

PeeWees prepare for State

The perennial powerhouse Homer Glacier Kings Peewee C hockey team lost its first game of the season in the President’s Day Tournament in Anchorage this past weekend. Already a small team, the Glacier Kings had their work cut out for them as they stared down four regulation games in two days of competition. And, while […]

Sports Briefs – Feb. 10

Time runs out for Mariner hockey The Lady Mariners battled the Stars in their first game of the North Star Conference Regional Hockey Tournament last Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The two fairly evenly matched teams split four exciting games over the regular season, and this game for all the marbles would turn […]

Divas 2nd at pond hockey national championships

Seven skaters from the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey Team headed to Eagle River, Wisc. over the weekend to play in the USA Pond Hockey National Championships.
The Divas moved up to the bronze division this year after winning the Championship Trophy in 2015.
They kicked off tournament play with a decisive 10-4 Friday win over the Special Ops team from Wisconsin.

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