Sports in brief

General announcements

All spectators must be on the player guest list. Two spectators per participant are allowed per game. The gym will be cleared after each contest. All spectators will wear a face covering and have a signed KPBSD COVID waiver.

All home game and events will be streamed on the Homer Mariners You Tube Channel.

Upcoming events


The Homer hockey team will compete in the ASAA Division II state hockey championship this weekend at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla. The Mariners are scheduled to start off against Houston at 4 p.m. Thursday. Games will be streamed live on the National Federation of State High School Associations’ website.


The Homer basketball teams will host Soldotna High School on Thursday with games at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Then, the Mariners will host Kenai Central with games at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday. For the varsity girls and boys teams, Saturday will be Senior Night.

Nordic skiing

The cross-country ski team will compete in the second half of the borough ski meet on Saturday at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

In review

Nordic skiing

The Homer cross-country ski team competed in the first half of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Meet this past Saturday at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer.

Homer Athletic Director Chris Perk said in an email that the first day of the two-day meet was a 5-kilometer freestyle race. The second half of the meet will take place this weekend at the Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. It will be a classic race.

Seamus McDonough was the top Homer boys finisher this past Saturday, in 10th place with a time of 19 minutes, 14 seconds. First for the Homer girls was Ireland Styvar in fifth place, with a time of 20:35.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Meet Day 1


Team scores: 1. Kenai, 1:08:01; 2. Soldotna, 1:11:14.

5K freestyle results — 1. Tyler Hippchen, Ken, 16:06; 2. Jack Laker, Kenai, 16:20; 3. Quinn Cox, Sol, 16:32; 4. Gregory Fallon, Ken, 17:08; 5. Foster Boze, Sol, 17:24; 6. Cody Bryden, Sew, 18:21; 7. Ben Boersma, Ken, 18:27; 8. Dylan Hogue, Sol, 18:28; 9. Carter Cannava, Sol, 18:48; 10. Seamus McDonough, Hom 19:14; 11. Trenton Boots, Sol, 19:20; 12. Andrew Cox, Sol, 19:36; 13. Aloshia Cross, Sew, 19:58; 14. Nathan Haakenson, Ken, 20:00; 15. Nathan Pitka, Sol, 21:17; 16. Zane Pellegrom, Ken, 22:09; 17. Trevor Guernsey, Sew, 22:34; 18. Matthew Grzybowski, Ken, 23:13.


Team scores: 1. Soldotna, 1:20:41; 2. Kenai, 1:23:14; 3. Homer, 1:27:56.

5K freestyle results — 1. Jayna Boonstra, Ken, 18:00; 2. Erika Arthur, Sol, 19:12; 3. Katie Delker, Sol, 19:27; 4. Jordan Ruffner, Sol, 20:25; 5. Ireland Styvar, Hom, 20:35; 6. Zoe Stonorov, Hom, 21:23; 7. Summer Foster, Ken, 21:32; 8. Jordan Strausbaugh, Sol, 21:35; 9. Emily Moss, Ken, 21:35; 10. Leah Fallon, Ken, 22:08; 11. Eryn Field, Hom, 22:47; 12. Gabriella Tews, Ken, 23:08; 13. Frida Renner, Hom, 23:08; 14. Sonora Martin, Sol, 23:53; 15. Kara Super, Hom, 26:10; 16. Emmy Reese, Sol, 26:29; 17. Elena Badajos, Hom, 27:04.


After three previous losses, the Homer hockey team defeated Soldotna last Friday 3-2. Two of Homer’s previous losses to the Stars were in overtime, and one of the three losses was an exhibition game.

The regular season also ended last weekend, with Homer finishing 2-5 overall. Kenai finished at 4-2 and Soldotna stands at 4-3. All three teams will have a chance to play in the ASAA Division II state championship that runs this Thursday-Saturday. Kenai and Soldotna are already in the tournament, while Homer needs to win its play-in game against Houston scheduled for Wednesday.

Mariners 3, Stars 2

Homer 1 1 1 —3

Soldotna 0 1 1 —2

First period — 1. Homer, Stineff (Owen, Arno), 14:51. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00; Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 2. Soldotna, Arthur (O’Lena, Montague), 3:43; 3. Homer, Stineff (Otis, Banks), 4:26. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 4. Homer, Otis (Stineff), 1:27; 5. Soldotna, Burcham (Larsen, Walton), 9:27. Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

Goalies — Homer, Strong (28 shots, 26 saves); Soldotna, See (29 shots, 26 saves).

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

Homer’s Seamus McDonough skies the boys 5-kilometer classic race on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Debbie Delker)

Homer’s Seamus McDonough skies the boys 5-kilometer classic race on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Debbie Delker)