Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage. Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Ninilchik basketball ends unsucessful weekend

The Soldotna girls won’t be coming home empty-handed from their weekend trip to Ketchikan. The Stars capped a 3-0 weekend Saturday night with the girls… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

8-team Southcentral Conference ready to rock

The hoops field is getting crowded in the Class 3A Southcentral Conference. The addition of Kenai Central to the Class 3A level of high school… Continue reading

Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area basketball roundup; Homer falls to Kenai Central

Homer fell just short over a conference victory over Kenai Central High School, losing 48-47 in Homer last Friday. The Kardinal boys came back from… Continue reading

Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing — The Mariner skiers are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Grace Invite. Basketball — The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.
Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestling wins 4th straight region crown

There’s a reason why Saturday’s Kachemak Conference wrestling finals looked more like a Homer Mariners practice room than a tournament championship round. It’s because Homer’s… Continue reading

Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi sweeps Homer in fundraiser game for damaged valley rink

The Big Lake Rec Center came out the big winner of Friday’s hockey match up between Soldotna and Homer. After the Nov. 30 earthquake damaged… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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

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)

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

Kenai goaltender Jackson Cross stops a shot from Homer forward Ethan Pitzman (left) Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Kenai Multi Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey blasts Kenai

Fans that came expecting another shootout between Homer and Kenai Central like last Friday’s 7-5 score at the End of the Road Shootout tournament were… Continue reading

Kenai goaltender Jackson Cross stops a shot from Homer forward Ethan Pitzman (left) Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Kenai Multi Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
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

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Service sweeps End of the Road Shootout

Service High School dominated the End of the Road Tournament last weekend in Homer, claiming victory with a 3-0 sweep. The Homer hockey team hosted… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers hold their own at Lancer Smith tournament

Homer’s wrestling team took 17th place last weekend in a large tournament held in Wasilla. The Mariners scored 42.5 points in the Lancer Smith Memorial… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey launches into season with Palmer Showdown

Homer’s hockey team came out of the Palmer Hockey Showdown with a 1-2 showing last weekend at the MTA Events Center. The team started off… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers take fourth in Anchorage invite

Homer’s wrestling team nabbed fourth place at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Bethel Warriors won the event… 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)
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)