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.

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.

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