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Third-quarter surge lifts Kodiak past Mariners

August 17th 3:59 pm

For 45 minutes and 12 seconds on Saturday, the Homer Mariners outhustled and outplayed the Kodiak Bears. Unfortunately for Homer, games last 48 minutes. Kodiak scored twice in the first 2:48 of the second half and then held on to claim a tough 21-8 [...]

Local swimers wrap up summer season

August 17th 3:56 pm

Kachemak Swim Club's summer season came to an exciting conclusion at the AK Summer Long Course Championships on July 28-30. Six KSC Kings qualified and participated in meet, including Lauren Kuhns, Madison Story, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Bristol Johnson, [...]

Homer swim team gearing up for start of new season

August 17th 3:56 pm

Both the Homer High School swim and dive team and the Kachemak Swim Club are busy preparing for their competitive seasons. Thaddaeus Gunther is the head coach of both programs and is beginning his second stint at the helm of the HHS program. He will be [...]

Idaho man takes lead in Jackpot

August 10th 5:01 pm

Heading into the final days of the 2017 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, the rest of the field is looking up at a new leader. Sam Mills took over the top spot in the standings in the tournament a few days ago when he landed a 240-pound fish. The St. Maries, [...]

Former Fur Rondy leader named to head Iron Dog

August 10th 4:40 pm

Outgoing executive director lead snowmobile race through growth period The Board of Directors of Iron Dog, Inc., the world's longest toughest snowmobile race, announced last week that Susan Duck has been selected as executive director. Duck replaces Kevin [...]

Mariners set to open '17 season

August 10th 4:37 pm

The Homer High School football team will get the chance to kick off their 2017 prep football season on a high note this weekend when they take to the field against the Kodiak Bears. The game is scheduled to get under way at 2 p.m. at Mariner Field. The [...]

Davis claims stunning victory in Jakolof race

August 3rd 1:24 pm

Jacob Davis may have went into the Jakolof 10-Miler as one of the lesser know athletes in the field. He certainly didn't finish that way. The Homer High School standout shocked the 17-man field in the Adult Men's division on Saturday by leggging out an [...]

Kuhns sprints to Homer Spit Run half marathon championship

June 29th 8:12 pm

Lauren Kuhns made sure at least one Homer resident found their way to the top of the leaderboards on Saturday during the annual Homer Spit Run. The 18-year-old sprinted to the top spot in the women's half-marathon race. Kuhns actually highlighted a stellar [...]

Sox claim Majors championship in Soldotna

June 29th 7:32 pm

The Homer Little League White Sox (Major division) returned from Soldotna on Saturday. June 24, wearing championship medals from the Soldotna tournament. At the tournament, the White Sox joined teams from Kenai and Soldotna in the six-team event. "It [...]

Dunham, Bergholtz win Ninilchik Clam Scramble

June 29th 7:27 pm

Maison Dunham and Alex Bergholtz etched their names into a part of Ninilchik history on Saturday by sprinting — and crawling — their way to victory in the annual Clam Scramble and Mud Run. Overall, the two were part of a record field of 206 [...]

Preseason drills begin next month for region's athletes

June 22nd 7:23 pm

High school athletes from throughout the state will return to action next month when preparations for the 2017-18 school year get under way. Football players from Homer and Voznesenka will take to the field for their first day of practice on July 26. Teams [...]

Lady M's win softball regions in dramatic fashion

June 1st 2:05 pm

After braving 10 chilly hours of softball amid everything from brisk winds, rain and hail, to a trip through the losers' bracket and extra innings, the Homer Lady Mariner softball team outlasted the Soldotna Stars 12-4 to win the 2017 Northern Lights [...]

Get wet, get muddy and have a great time

June 1st 1:56 pm

The third-annual Ninilchik Clam Scramble 5K Mud Run is Saturday, June 24, and not for the faint of heart. This year's benefit run for Ninilchik Emergency Services and the Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce features additional obstacles along the course, as well as [...]

Homer soccer trips up SoHi at regional tourney

May 25th 5:36 pm

Homer junior Charles Rohr took advantage of a distracted Soldotna goalie on Saturday to drill two long-distance shots into the SoHi net and give his Mariner teammates a 2-1 victory and their fourth trip to State in six years. The Stars led 1-0 at the half, [...]

Lady M's run away with region track title

May 25th 5:31 pm

Homer senior hurdler Lauren Evarts is certainly no stranger to settling into her blocks and waiting for the gun to sound the start of the 100 or 300-meter hurdle finals — she's been in that position many times over her four years as a Mariner [...]

Softball sharpens game against large schools

May 18th 6:50 pm

Last spring, Homer High School coach Bill Bell lost five softball seniors to graduation. For many coaches, that's a good time to start throwing around phrases like "rebuilding year" and "program development" when the next season comes [...]

Kachemak Swim Club finishes season

May 18th 6:48 pm

Kachemak Swim Club closed out its season over the weekend with some stellar performances at their annual Spring Splash Invitational Meet at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. Camille Dayton picked up four gold medals in the girls 15-and older-division: one each in [...]

Homer on fast track to Region III success

May 18th 6:45 pm

For the past few years, Homer High School's long-distance runners have grabbed the spotlight with cross-country wins at Regions and State. And while the distance runners are certainly showing no signs of slowing down, a number of Mariner sprinters are really [...]

Huskies turn in impressive performances

May 18th 6:43 pm

The future of track and field in Homer continues to look bright, as the Huskies from Homer Middle School turned in some impressive performances at the middle school borough meet over the weekend.

Dye's hat trick helps Mariners to 6-1 home win

May 18th 6:34 pm

Homer junior Simon Dye turned a hat trick to lead his Mariner teammates to a 6-1 home soccer win over Wasilla on Saturday. With a 9-3 regular season under their belts, the No. 2-ranked Southcentral Division M's traveled to Colony High School for a Regional [...]

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