Mariner Cross Country sweeps Region III team titles

Homer cross country runners proved their ability — and willingness — to come together as a team to dominate the Class 1-2-3A Region III Championships at Colony High School on Saturday.
Led by second-place finisher Megan Pitzman, the Lady Mariners shut down rival Grace Christian by 23 points to win their second-straight title in as many years.

Voz Cougars pick up first win of season

The Voznesenka Cougars picked up their first win of the season with a 40-6 stomping of the Redington JV Huskies at Homer High School on Friday.

Mariners slaughter Buccaneers 48-18 in Valdez

Homer quarterback Teddy Croft completed two passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns to lead his Mariner team to a 48-18 nonconference thrashing of the Buccaneers on Saturday in Valdez.

Rescue Run

In less than an hour, former Homer High School cross-country standout Pedro Ochoa conquered Saturday’s 8-mile Rescue Run. The challenging course — all uphill — combined road and trail running, and put 20 hardy participants to the test. Starting at the Homer Volunteer Fire Station, Ochoa broke out early, progressively distancing himself from the pack […]

Homer XC continues domination at Borough races

Both Homer boys and girls cross-country teams took first place at last Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Meet at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. They returned this weekend to host the Homer Time Trials, and wound up doing quite well there, too.
Homer sophomore Jordan Beachy finished third in the 3k Kenai Peninsula Borough run with a time of 10 minutes, 55 seconds. Several Mariner teammates were right on his heels: Jared Branch, Charlie Menke, Luciano Fasulo and Jacob Davis all crossed the finish line in the next 40 seconds.
The team effort paid off quite handsomely, allowing Homer to hold off second-place Seward by 20 points.

Sports Briefs – Sept. 23

Volleyball challenges continue After battling the Houston Hawks last week in five games at home, Lady Mariner volleyball continued their early season woes over the weekend with Friday and Saturday nonconference road losses to the Kodiak Lady Bears. On Friday, Kodiak dominated play, winning in three games, 25-15, 25-18 and 15-11. Saturday’s match-up saw much […]

Mariners take the bite out of Redington Huskies

Mariner football opened Friday evening play against the Joe Redington junior varsity Huskies with a 37-0 first-quarter run; They never looked back.
After four quarters of play — and plenty of Homer junior varsity substitutions — the score stood at 66-0, and the M’s picked up the nonconference win at home. They now stand at 2-4 for the season.

Sports Calendar-Sept. 16

Friday • Diving at Kenai, 4 p.m. • C, JV, Varsity Volleyball at Kodiak • Football vs Redington at home, 6 p.m. Saturday • C,JV, Varsity Volleyball at Kodiak • Swim at Kenai, 10 a.m. • XCR Time Trial on Spit 11 a.m.

Sports Briefs- Sept. 16

Cougars lose tough on the road The Voznesenka Cougars fell to the Monroe Rams on the road Saturday, 6-44. Voz head coach Justin Zank called the game a “tough one.” “This one lingers a little longer, because I thought we had a great shot to win,” Zank said. “Our defense played great in that first […]

Kuhns, Arndt turn in strong finishes at Homer Invite

Senior Lauren Kuhns led the way for the Mariners at the 2015 Homer Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday.
Kuhns took second in the 100-meter butterfly, finishing in one minute, 8.37 seconds. She also placed third in the 200 individual medley, where she turned in a time of 2:25.90.
In the girls 1-meter dive competition on Friday, Lady Mariners took three of the top five places; Annali Metz finished third with 145.05 points, followed by Rhythm Beckett-Cook with 140.35 points and Laci King in fifth with 118.30 points.

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