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Vehicle accident kills 3

Three people died in a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon at Mile 15 of the Kenai Spur Highway, according to a press release from the Kenai… Continue reading

 

Hannah Lafleur, 32, of Seward defends her title in the women's Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lafleur, Norris rack up more MMR crowns

The 3.1-mile scramble up and scream down the mountain of about 3,000 feet returned to Seward after a pandemic-forced pause in 2020.

 

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Rain sets up Sunday doubleheader for Oilers

The Alaska Baseball League game between the Peninsula Oilers and Mat-Su Miners scheduled for Saturday night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was canceled… Continue reading

 

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren competes in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Sizemore)

Soldotna’s Youngren wins Mayor’s Marathon

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren won the Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon on Saturday on her 30th birthday. Youngren finished in 3 hours, 7 minutes and 43 seconds to… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren competes in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Sizemore)
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South sweeps Twins

The American Legion Twins fell to 1-2 in the league and 2-4 overall after getting swept by South on Saturday in Anchorage. South is now… Continue reading

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North Pole eliminates Homer at state softball

The Homer softball team was eliminated from the Division II state softball tournament at Cartee Fields in Anchorage with a 21-20 loss to North Pole… Continue reading

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Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi baseball takes 5th, Homer nabs 6th at state

By CAMILLE BOTELLO and JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Soldotna baseball team lost the third-place game, 4-3, against the North Pole Patriots in extra innings… Continue reading

Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
The Homer Mariner softball team celebrates after winning the Northern Lights Conference in an 18-17 win over Kodiak. At far left, back, is Coach Bill Bell, and at far right is Assistant coach Mary Hana Bowe. (Photo courtesy Homer Mariner Softball team)

Homer softball takes 4th straight NLC crown

The Homer softball team defeated Kodiak 18-17 on Saturday for the Northern Lights Conference championship. The Mariners win the tournament for the fourth-straight time. Homer… Continue reading

The Homer Mariner softball team celebrates after winning the Northern Lights Conference in an 18-17 win over Kodiak. At far left, back, is Coach Bill Bell, and at far right is Assistant coach Mary Hana Bowe. (Photo courtesy Homer Mariner Softball team)
Seven seniors on the Homer High School baseball team were honored Saturday, May 22 during senior night. The team won against Kenai 11-3. Pictured left to right: Jack Strydom, Josiah Raymond, Liam Houlihan, Austin Ceccarelli, Harrison Metz, Charly Tappen and Coda Wood. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer baseball gets 2 victories

The host Homer baseball team moved to 3-6 in the Southcentral Conference and 3-12 overall with an 11-3 victory over Kenai on Saturday. The Kards… Continue reading

Seven seniors on the Homer High School baseball team were honored Saturday, May 22 during senior night. The team won against Kenai 11-3. Pictured left to right: Jack Strydom, Josiah Raymond, Liam Houlihan, Austin Ceccarelli, Harrison Metz, Charly Tappen and Coda Wood. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer High School senior Eyoab Knapp dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Homer vs. Redington game May 14. The host Mariners won 5-1. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Soccer roundup: Area teams conclude regular season

The host Kenai Central boys soccer team finished up the regular season 7-3-2 overall with a 9-0 victory over Redington on Saturday. James Baisden had… Continue reading

Homer High School senior Eyoab Knapp dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Homer vs. Redington game May 14. The host Mariners won 5-1. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Homer wrestling honors seniors

The Homer wrestling team hosted Kenai Central and Soldotna for unscored dual meets Friday. The unscored dual meets serve to get wrestlers the best matchups… Continue reading

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Homer second baseman Mylan Johnson swings at a pitch during a game against Palmer on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)

Palmer wins over Homer in weekend games

Palmer 8, Homer 3 The host Mariners fell to 1-4 in the Southcentral Conference and 1-7 overall with a loss last Friday. Homer received a… Continue reading

Homer second baseman Mylan Johnson swings at a pitch during a game against Palmer on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
Lady Mariner’s Sela Weisser manuevers her way down field during the Homer girls vs. Grace Christian School soccer game April 30, 2021, at the Homer High School soccer field. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Soccer roundup: Lady Mariners defeat Grizzlies

Homer girls 1, Grace Christian 0 The host Mariners improved to 3-0-1 with a nonconference victory over the Grizzlies on Friday. Paige Jones found the… Continue reading

Lady Mariner’s Sela Weisser manuevers her way down field during the Homer girls vs. Grace Christian School soccer game April 30, 2021, at the Homer High School soccer field. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Prep roundup: Mariners beat Kardinals 11-3

In girls softball, the host Mariners improved to 4-3 overall while the Kardinals dropped to 1-2 after the Tuesday, May 4, six-inning game at Jack… Continue reading

Mariners’ Haylee Owen up to bat against the Kenai Kardinals during the home softball game May 4, 2021, at Jack Gist Park. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Soldotna's Jolie Widaman and Homer's Kappa Reutov challenge for the ball Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Heiber leads SoHi past Homer with hat trick

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Josh Heiber notched his second straight hat trick to lead the Soldotna boys soccer team to a 4-1 victory against… Continue reading

Soldotna's Jolie Widaman and Homer's Kappa Reutov challenge for the ball Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer High School Mariner Ryan Carroll competes in the long jump on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

SoHi girls track and field wins Homer Invitational

The Soldotna girls track and field team won last Saturday’s Homer Invitational, while the Stars were second to Wasilla in the boys meet. In the… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariner Ryan Carroll competes in the long jump on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Lady Mariner Laura Inama, striker, moves the ball toward the Kenai Kardinals' goal on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Homer High School field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kenai boys, Homer girls soccer pick up wins

The visiting Kenai Central boys soccer team defeated Homer 4-0 last Thursday in Peninsula Conference play. The Kardinals move to 1-0 in the league and… Continue reading

Lady Mariner Laura Inama, striker, moves the ball toward the Kenai Kardinals' goal on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Homer High School field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer softball topples Soldotna

The Homer softball team notched a 15-8 victory over Soldotna on Tuesday in Kenai. The game was being played in Kenai because that was the… Continue reading

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Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
Homer’s Austin Cline wrestles to a 20-13 decision over Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker at 135 pounds Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Kenai, Soldotna wrestlers honor seniors

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Kenai Central couldn’t have its normal Luke Spruill Invitational, but the wrestling program still found the time to honor Spruill… Continue reading

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Homer’s Austin Cline wrestles to a 20-13 decision over Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker at 135 pounds Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.
Kenai Central's Emilee Wilson leads Soldotna's Erika Arthur and Jordan Strausbaugh during the 800-meter run during a dual meet Friday, April 16, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Snow clears just enough for SoHi-Kenai track dual

Sure, the track was limited to five lanes by a ring of snow. And yes, only one of two entrances to the bleachers could be… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Emilee Wilson leads Soldotna's Erika Arthur and Jordan Strausbaugh during the 800-meter run during a dual meet Friday, April 16, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)