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February 9th 3:10 pm

Thursday HWC GBB v Galena at HHS 6:30 p.m. HWC BBB v Galena at HHS 8 p.m. Friday  HMS Wrestling Invite at HMS 10 a.m. BBB C v Seward HWC GBB v N. Pole at HHS 6:30 p.m. HWC BBB v Sitka at HHS 8 p.m.   Saturday 

Mariner hockey edged by Stars

February 9th 3:10 pm

Homer's hockey team ended its season last Thursday in rather dramatic fashion as a Mariner goal against Soldotna, that would have tied the game and sent teams into overtime play, was waved off by officials with 23 seconds left in regulation play. The M's [...]

Mariner skier Davis sweeps Homer Invitational

February 9th 3:09 pm

Anyone who has ever sat through the constant din of cheering at a Division 1 college basketball game can tell you that having the "home-court advantage" is a real thing. But is there such a thing as a "home-trail advantage" when it comes to cross-country [...]

Sports Briefs

February 9th 3:09 pm

Mariners host Winter Carnival Tournament After cruising to a 60-25 road win over the Redington Huskies on Friday, Homer boys got to experience the other side of a blowout when they fell 45-78 to the Grace Christian Grizzlies on Saturday in Southcentral [...]

Sports Briefs - Feb. 2

February 2nd 6:29 pm

Annual Kachemak Ski for Women this weekend The annual Kachemak Ski for Women takes place this Sunday — yes, Superbowl Sunday — at 1 p.m. at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trail on Ohlson Mountain Road. The event acts as a benefit for South [...]

Etzwiler's 23 points lead M's to win

February 2nd 6:28 pm

Mariner junior Koby Etzwiler scored 23 points to lead his Homer High School varsity basketball team to a 53-38 win over the visiting Seward Seahawks on Saturday. The M's jumped out to a quick 14-5 lead in the first quarter, thanks in part to 4 for 5 shooting [...]

Klawock Chieftains top Warrior Rumble

February 2nd 6:26 pm

The Klawock Chieftains swept both the boys and girls titles at the 2017 Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble over the weekend. The two-day tournament also featured teams from Birchwood Christian, Ninilchik and Homer's junior varsity boys team, along with host teams from [...]

KSC mixed relay team beats state record

February 2nd 6:23 pm

Kachemak Swim Club Kings Lauren Kuhns, Madison Story, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski and Teddy Handley all achieved Alaska State Swimming Championship qualifying times over the weekend at the 2017 Senior Championship Meet at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. The Kings saw [...]

Sports Briefs - Jan. 26

January 26th 6:04 pm

Homer High School basketball teams traveled to Sitka over the weekend for some non-conference doubleheader action against the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves — but came back empty-handed in the win column.

TimberWolves see first loss of season [--] via forfeit

January 26th 6:03 pm

Week 14 of Homer City League Basketball brought the Timberwolves their very first loss of the season. Still, it wasn't like anyone actually beat them. A shortage of players on Monday night forced the T-Wolves to forfeit to the Splash Brothers. But, with a [...]

Kachemak Swim Club Kings shine at meet

January 26th 6:01 pm

The Kachemak Swim Club Kings sent 54 swimmers to the Kenai Snowball Invitational Swim Meet on Jan. 13-14, hosted by the Peninsula Piranhas swim team. In the boys 11-12 division, Luke Nelson finished first in the 200-yard butterfly, the 200 freestyle and the [...]

Mariner Hockey Drops Conference Games

January 19th 4:59 pm

Mariner Hockey struggled at home over the weekend, dropping a North Star Conference game to Colony on Friday, and falling hard against the Wasilla Warriors on Saturday. After a scoreless first period, the Colony Knights found the back of Homer's net five [...]

Mariner basketball tames Huskies at home

January 19th 4:49 pm

Homer basketball teams split games at home over the weekend, both picking up wins against the Joe Redington Huskies on Saturday, and falling to the Houston Hawks on Friday night. The Lady Mariners picked up their first win of the season in a 36-35 [...]

'Center-ella Story' crowned champions at Hockey Jamboree

January 19th 4:44 pm

The "Center-ella Story" team held on to take the top spot in the ninth-annual Homer Divas Women's Hockey Jamboree Tournament this past weekend at Kevin Bell Arena. More than 90 players traveled from Kenai, Anchorage, Palmer and the Valley to [...]

Sports Briefs - Jan. 19

January 19th 4:42 pm

Skiers make tracks at Government Peak The Homer High School Nordic Ski team traveled north over the weekend to compete in the Valley Invitational ski meet in Palmer. Caleb Rorach was the highest finisher for Homer, coming in at sixth-place in both the 5k [...]

Mariner wrestlers finish 9th at Gut Check

January 12th 6:59 pm

After finishing second in the state for their 2016 season, Homer High School wrestlers extended their grappling action with participation in post-season tournaments last weekend. The Mariner boys traveled to Bremerton, Wash., for the annual Gut Check [...]

Sports Briefs - Jan. 12

January 12th 6:56 pm

KNSC to offer skate-ski clinics Beginning and intermediate skate-ski clinics will be offered at the Lookout Mountain Ski Area on Jan. 22. The beginner clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, and will be led by Kachemak Nordic Ski Club coaches. This clinic [...]

Finley scores 35 to keep Timberwolves undefeated

January 12th 6:51 pm

I am a vicarious basketball player. I started playing the game in seventh grade. And let's face it, when you're 13 and just had a big growth spurt, you could easily play center on the "A" team. Plus, the coach said my shooting form was [...]

Coach a 'perk' for more than just wrestling

January 5th 2:43 pm

Even if you've only lived in Homer a few years and have never had a student involved in high school athletics, chances are you have at least heard Chris Perk's name. Adept in just about every sport known to man, the Homer High School teacher, athletic [...]

Is too early to break out that fishing gear?

January 5th 2:40 pm

You may prefer to remain blissfully unaware, but I really think you should know that I heard a bunch of winter king salmon talkin' trash about you. It's true. They were totally dissin' your rigs and generally speaking of you disparagingly. It was brutal. I [...]

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