Celebrating medals the Mariners earned at the ASAA 3A State High School Track and Field Championships are, front row from left, Sam Reinert and Mark McGregor; and back row from left, Peyton Wilson, Coach Bill Steyer, Aurora Waclawski, Casey Farrell, Coach Mary Kate Green, Elsa Simmons, Connor Seay, Cassidy Soistman, Molly Mitchell, Tayla Cabana, Barae Hirsch, Azizza Shemet Pitcher. Pedro Ochoa is not pictured.-Photo provided

Lady Mariners earn second at state meet

Put a Mariner on dry land and what do you get? A track and field team to be proud of, as the Homer High School… Continue reading

Celebrating medals the Mariners earned at the ASAA 3A State High School Track and Field Championships are, front row from left, Sam Reinert and Mark McGregor; and back row from left, Peyton Wilson, Coach Bill Steyer, Aurora Waclawski, Casey Farrell, Coach Mary Kate Green, Elsa Simmons, Connor Seay, Cassidy Soistman, Molly Mitchell, Tayla Cabana, Barae Hirsch, Azizza Shemet Pitcher. Pedro Ochoa is not pictured.-Photo provided
Brian Rowe leads off the Mariners’ season opener with a hit in a game against the Kenai Kardinals May 8.-Photo by Wendy Wayne

Mariner baseball team tallies wins, losses

Almost two weeks after the scheduled start, the Homer Mariner baseball team opened their season. Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a beautiful field in Kenai… Continue reading

Brian Rowe leads off the Mariners’ season opener with a hit in a game against the Kenai Kardinals May 8.-Photo by Wendy Wayne

Lady Ms dominate softball action in Houston, Wasilla games

The Homer Lady Mariners dominated on the road last weekend, shutting out the Houston Hawks twice by scores of 27-0 in a Friday doubleheader, and… Continue reading

Sports in Brief

Shoreline Golf set to open Friday Shoreline Golf at Mile 6.5 East End Road opens at 10 a.m. Friday for the season. Regular hours are… Continue reading

Above, Hannah Baird, left, takes control of the ball in the Mariner’s Friday victory over Palmer.  On Saturday, the Mariner junior varsity team beat Colony.-Photo by Angelina Skowronski

Mariner soccer teams beat Moose, but fall to Colony on home turf

The Mariner boys and girls soccer teams ended the regular season with back-to-back home games of mixed emotions. Friday’s senior night honored 10 graduating players,… Continue reading

Above, Hannah Baird, left, takes control of the ball in the Mariner’s Friday victory over Palmer.  On Saturday, the Mariner junior varsity team beat Colony.-Photo by Angelina Skowronski

14 Mariners vie for State track-field titles

After a successful Region III Championship meet held at Nikiski High School, the Homer Mariners are sending 14 athletes to compete in 25 events this… Continue reading

Popeye wrestlers win 9 state titles, 43 medals in championship action

More than 1,000 wrestlers packed into Wasilla’s Menard Sports Complex last weekend for three days of state tournament action. Homer’s Popeye Wrestling Club finished their… Continue reading

KSC boys team places first in season’s last meet

The Kachemak Swim Club traveled to Kenai last weekend for the last meet of the season. There were 138 athletes participating in the event, with… Continue reading

Mariners beat Kards in first official baseball game of season

The Mariners finally got out on the diamond for a game on Wednesday in Kenai, and beat the Kardinals 4-1 to start their official baseball… Continue reading

Mariner softball team outplays Skyview, 14-1

The Lady Mariners wasted little time on Tuesday, rallying for 10 runs in a single inning to defeat the Soldotna Stars 14-1 at Homer’s Jack… Continue reading

AFS foreign exchange student Manuel Spigno controls the ball for the Mariners during soccer action against Nikiski last week. Both the Mariners’ boys and girls teams shut out the Bulldogs.-Photo by Angelina Skowronski

Mariners shut out Nikiski in soccer action on home turf

The Mariners boys and girls soccer team dominated Kenai Peninsula rival Nikiski for two shutouts at the first home game of the season last Thursday.… Continue reading

AFS foreign exchange student Manuel Spigno controls the ball for the Mariners during soccer action against Nikiski last week. Both the Mariners’ boys and girls teams shut out the Bulldogs.-Photo by Angelina Skowronski
The Mariner girls finish strong in the 400 meter dash on Saturday. In yellow shirts, from left, are Cassidy Soistman, Tayla Cabana, Aurora Waclawski and Aziza Shemet-Pitcher.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Husky girls place first in borough meet

The Homer Mariners and Huskies collectively hosted the 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough Finals on Friday and Saturday at the Homer High School track. The track… Continue reading

The Mariner girls finish strong in the 400 meter dash on Saturday. In yellow shirts, from left, are Cassidy Soistman, Tayla Cabana, Aurora Waclawski and Aziza Shemet-Pitcher.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer swimmer swims to third place overall in Junior Olympics division

Ten swimmers from Homer traveled to Anchorage last week for the Alaska Junior Olympic Championships. In the 11- to 12-year-old boy’s division, Clayton Arndt swam… Continue reading

The Divas celebrate their win in the USA Hockey Alaska State Tournament. Back row, from left, are Leslie Mastick, Karyn Noyes, Di Carbonnel, Ori Badajos, Nora Rojek, Deb Moseley, Jessie Cashman and Coach Dean Kildaw; front row, from left, are Chuck Flyum, Ingrid Harrald, Leslie Slater, Lydia Brown, Hannah Johnson and Kristen Brown.-Photo Provided

Divas win state title

The Divas women’s hockey team headed to Anchorage last weekend to play in the USA Hockey Alaska State Tournament. This is their seventh year playing… Continue reading

The Divas celebrate their win in the USA Hockey Alaska State Tournament. Back row, from left, are Leslie Mastick, Karyn Noyes, Di Carbonnel, Ori Badajos, Nora Rojek, Deb Moseley, Jessie Cashman and Coach Dean Kildaw; front row, from left, are Chuck Flyum, Ingrid Harrald, Leslie Slater, Lydia Brown, Hannah Johnson and Kristen Brown.-Photo Provided

Mariner soccer teams have mixed success

The Mariner boys and girls soccer teams started the season on the right foot with dual shutout games against Houston on Friday. The girls dominated… Continue reading

Tayla Cabana, left, hands off the baton to Cassidy Soistman in the 4x200 meter relay in Homer on Saturday.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Grace sweeps Skyview Invite held in Homer

Although Homer’s debut track and field meet was canceled  April 19-20 due to icy conditions, the Mariners were able to show off their brand new… Continue reading

Tayla Cabana, left, hands off the baton to Cassidy Soistman in the 4x200 meter relay in Homer on Saturday.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Mariner Wylie Donich rounds third base during a recent practice at the Homer Spit. The baseball field is still covered in snow — a situation facing other schools around the state.-Photo provided

Mariners’ opening baseball game set for May 3 at home

Baseball season. Feels good just to say it, right? While a true summer has yet to arrive, the high school baseball season is preparing to… Continue reading

Mariner Wylie Donich rounds third base during a recent practice at the Homer Spit. The baseball field is still covered in snow — a situation facing other schools around the state.-Photo provided

High school softball: Get ready to slug it out

Less than six weeks from now, the state high school softball tournament will begin. The Lady Mariner softball team, led by longtime Coach Bill Bell,… Continue reading

Under Head Coach Camron Wyatt, above, and Assistant Coach Pete Swanson, left, the Mariners football team has played in the state championship twice.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Wyatt, Swanson create new game plan:

After 16 years of coaching the Homer High School Mariner football team, Head Coach Camron Wyatt has decided to focus his attention in other areas.… Continue reading

Under Head Coach Camron Wyatt, above, and Assistant Coach Pete Swanson, left, the Mariners football team has played in the state championship twice.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Registration for youth soccer happening now

The Soccer Association of Homer invites parents to register their children ages 3-16 for summer soccer programs, which begin May 28 and run through Aug.… Continue reading