Kings, Popeyes represent at Nikiski meet

Teams from Anchor Point and Homer kicked off their 2016 wrestling seasons at Nikiski’s two-day tournament over the weekend.
The Anchor Kings took five wrestlers to participate in Nikiski’s North Peninsula Greco Tournament, while 12 Popeyes made the trip for Homer.
All five Kings placed in the top three, with Wayne Newman and Luciano Fasulo each taking first. Kyle Wells finished second in the Greco competition, with Silver Flowers and Tyler Johnson both finishing third.

Sports Briefs – March 9

Homer teams head to Regions The Homer girls basketball team continued their 17-game winning streak with road victories over Grace Christian, Houston and Anchorage Christian Schools over the weekend. After dropping the Grace Christian Grizzlies on Thursday, the Lady Mariners beat the Houston Hawks 50-43 on Friday, and edged the ACS Lions 44-38. The M’s […]

Mariner cagers split against Seahawks at home

he Homer Lady Mariners continued their winning streak with a 50-30 Senior Night win over the Seward Seahawks last Friday.
The home victory was the team’s 14th straight, and moves them to 19-1 for the season. The Lady M’s are now 6-0 in the Southcentral Conference, and close out regular-season games on the road this weekend.
And while this year’s young boys’ team loses only one senior this year, the girls will send five players to graduation this year.

Sports Briefs – March 8

KNSC offers early spring events The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosts it’s 2016 Marathon on Saturday, March 12, at Lookout Mountain. The Homer Epic Brevet is scheduled for March 19, with details and location TBA. Sea to Ski is Saturday, March 26, and features a 5k run, 7k bike and 5k ski. Warriors thrash Wasilla […]

Lady Mariners take 2A-3A State Nordic crown

Led by senior Rachel Ellert, the Homer Lady Mariner Nordic team skied its way to the top spot among 2A-3A schools in Anchorage over the weekend. Ellert placed third in both classic and skate competitions, helping Homer to a combined three-day team time of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 42 seconds. With Anchorage experiencing the […]

Timberwolves end Riptide run in city basketball

The Ninilchik Timberwolves ended Best Western Riptide’s reign atop city basketball with a 67-45 thrashing in Monday night’s championship game.
Nick Finley led the way for Ninilchik with 19 points — 16 of them coming off some hot second-half shooting that included four 3-pointers.

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 […]

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