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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 [...]

Sports Briefs - May 11

May 11th 5:39 pm

Anchor Kings catch first place With strong wrestling roots, the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club re-established itself three years ago in a grassroots effort to be an all-inclusive, kid-focused program where wrestling is secondary to providing a healthy, [...]

Mariners split conference games against Kodiak

May 11th 5:36 pm

Homer High School baseball kicked off its 2017 home season over the weekend with Southcentral Conference games against visiting Kodiak. The Mariners and Bears split games under blue skies, circling eagles and an occasional sandhill crane.

Scoring snafu drops Homer teams to second

May 5th 8:55 am

Official 'recount' shakes up the order of school finishes at Invitational By Sean Pearson Homer Tribune For one brief, shining moment, both Mariner boys and girls track and field teams enjoyed first-place finishes at their own invitational on Saturday.

Lady Mariners hope to keep bats hot on the road

May 5th 8:54 am

Senior shortstop Bowe hits 4-7 with double, home run past Palmer on Saturday By Sean Pearson Homer Tribune After falling to Colony 4-12 in an error-ridden Friday home game, Mariner softball tightened up on defense and fired up the bats to push past [...]

Mariner boys break record in 800m relay

April 27th 5:51 pm

Sprinter Kaylee Veldstra breaks 13-second mark in 100-meter race

Homer girls' and boys' soccer teams fall at home

April 27th 5:50 pm

After beating the Soldotna Stars last week — the first time in more than 10 years for the Lady Mariners — both Homer girls' and boys' soccer teams fell at home to the Kenai Kardinals on Saturday. The Lady Mariners edged SoHi 2-1 earlier last [...]

Skiers race warm weather in Sea to Ski

April 6th 2:47 pm

While conditions were less than perfect for the 2017 Sea to Ski event on Sunday, they offered no deterrent to the 62 athletes that turned out at Mariner Park to compete as individuals and teams in a 5K run, 7k bike and 5k ski triathlon. Mike Crawford edged [...]

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