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.

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.

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