Homer High School

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                                Pictured left to right are Homer High School students Shyanne Sallee, Brianna Wise, Rebecca Wythe, Karmyn Gallios, James Campbell and Timmy Hatfield, winners of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. Winners not pictured are Katie Lane and Alex Miller.

Mariners on the Move winners announced

The latest installment of Mariners on the Move have been announced. The award is given out quarterly to Homer High School students. Each Homer High… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming Hockey: The Mariner Hockey team will travel this weekend for games at West Anchorage High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and against Service… Continue reading

 

Mariners navigate to victory at Grace Grizzly Grappler Tourney

All things seemed just fine, like any other tournament. The final wrestler was about to weigh in, in what looked like a heck of a… Continue reading

 

Paul Banks students reflect on Turkey Day

With Thanksgiving over and gone, but more feasting to come at Christmas, some local students are reflecting on one of the most basic traditions of… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariner Seth Inama, top, wrestles with Kenai High School Kardinal Daemon Duniphin, bottom, in a meet held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariners beat Kardinals in Homer meet, celebrate seniors

The Mariners celebrated 10 wrestlers who plan to graduate this Spring on Wednesday night while they dueled the Kenai Kardinals. The Kardinals only travelled to… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariner Seth Inama, top, wrestles with Kenai High School Kardinal Daemon Duniphin, bottom, in a meet held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seasoned ski coach steps into head position for Homer’s team

Alison O’Hara is technically the new head coach for Homer’s cross-country ski team, but she’s no stranger to the sport or teaching it to young… Continue reading

Soldotna wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

The Soldotna wrestling team celebrated senior night by defeating Homer 47-32 on Tuesday at Soldotna Prep, but the matchup with the most pedigree didn’t even… Continue reading

Lady Mariners take fourth at 3A state volleyball championships

In their first appearance at the Class 3A state volleyball championship since 2015, the Homer volleyball team came away in fourth place with a 2-2… Continue reading

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

Homer wrestlers suffered a loss last Thursday to the Grace Christian Grizzlies during a dual meet, before moving on to the Top Dog Invite at… Continue reading

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer earns spot at volleyball state championships

After a season of growth and a third-place finish at last week’s Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament in Anchorage, the Homer volleyball team is headed to… Continue reading

Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kodiak boys, Palmer girls take region swim titles in Homer pool

Homer’s swim and dive team placed third (girls) and fourth (boys) in the Northern Lights Conference championship meet Saturday, hosted in Homer at the Kate… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday: Homer volleyball sweeps Kenai

The Homer volleyball team took another step in making its case as a team to beat in the Southcentral Conference, as well as the Class… Continue reading

Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady… Continue reading

Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet

The Homer and Seward swimming and diving teams competed in the Bartlett/Chugiak Invite on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Soldotna also sent divers to the… Continue reading

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                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).

Mariners on the Move

A new batch of Homer Mariner students are being recognized for their attributes that go beyond academics with this quarter’s Mariners on the Move award.… Continue reading

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                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).
Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sweeps weekend home games

The Lady Mariners saw a successful weekend of volleyball played on their home court. They first swept Redington High School in a 3-0 game, winning… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball snags win from Seward in fifth set

Homer’s volleyball game against Seward High School on Saturday remained true to the name of the game, as the set wins went back and forth… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer celebrates homecoming with a win

Homer eked out a win over Seward High School, a fellow Peninsula Conference team, and brought home a win on homecoming night. The Mariners held… Continue reading

Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)