Jeff Helminiak

Soldotna’s Brittany Taylor competes in the girls’ 400 meters during the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Palmer High School.

Homer girls nab fourth at state track

The Kenai Central girls won the Division II state track title Saturday at Palmer High School. “We finished first at regions, and we knew after… Continue reading

 

Southcentral baseball: SoHi, Kenai, Homer see seasons end

The Homer, Kenai Central and Soldotna baseball teams came up short of a state berth at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

 

Homer takes 3rd-straight NLC tourney crown

The Homer softball team won a third straight Northern Lights Conference title in convincing fashion Saturday at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Mariners topped… Continue reading

 

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading

Defender and midfielder Kimberly Lynn celebrates with her parents while being recognized on Senior Night between games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soccer players shine on Senior Night

The host Mariners came back from a 3-1 deficit last Friday to notch the nonconference victory and move to 9-4-2 overall. Homer avenged a 2-1… Continue reading

Defender and midfielder Kimberly Lynn celebrates with her parents while being recognized on Senior Night between games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer softball takes down Kenai

Without head coach Bill Bell, the Homer softball team didn’t miss a beat. The Mariners topped Kenai Central 19-0 on Monday, invoking the mercy rule… Continue reading

Homer baseball defeats Soldotna

The host Homer baseball team defeated Soldotna 7-3 on Wednesday in nonconference action. The teams will play their Southcentral Conference game May 15. Homer moves… Continue reading

Prep soccer roundup: Homer sweeps Palmer; SoHi, Kenai lose in Valley

On a road trip last weekend, the Homer soccer teams had mixed results, with the boys winning two games and the girls winning one and… Continue reading

Homer’s Henry Russell and Soldotna’s Cameron Johnson battle for the ball Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna boys soccer tops Homer

Tuesday’s Peninsula Conference soccer game between the Soldotna and Homer boys at Soldotna High School provided a lesson in early season vs. postseason. In the… Continue reading

Homer’s Henry Russell and Soldotna’s Cameron Johnson battle for the ball Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team kept their undefeated season alive with a 67-52 victory over Nikiski on Saturday in the championship game of… Continue reading

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                                Old Timers Race winner Herff Keith makes his way to the track.

Ice Racing report: Ice racing turns to water racing

It was an extremely wet day of ice racing for the Kenai Peninsula Ice Race Association on Sunday, but a lot of fun was had… Continue reading

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                                Old Timers Race winner Herff Keith makes his way to the track.
Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk girls, boys focus on 1st day at state

The Nikolaevsk girls are making a seventh trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years, while the Nikolaevsk boys are making a sixth straight… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA girls stifle Nikolaevsk for Peninsula Conference title

The adage of defense winning championships has been proven time and time again. Rarely is it proven as drastically as it was in Cook Inlet… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk boys top Ninilchik for 1st Conference crown

The first season Nikolaevsk Warriors head coach Steve Klaich started trying to win the Peninsula Conference championship — 1989-90 — Ronald Reagan and then George… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)

Homer girls, Salzetti earn small-schools honors at state skiing

Kenai Central senior Maria Salzetti earned first-place honors among small-schools skiers Friday at the state ski meet at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, while the Homer… Continue reading

Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)

Fat Freddie’s 3: Caribou Hills never fail to tire, inspire

Fat bike racers hard at work in the third annual Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble. Snowmachiners whirring up and down the trails. Even a… Continue reading

The summit of Vista Trail on Skilak Loop Road, seen Nov. 23, 2018, while waiting for skiing to come to the central Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Power of the Culture of the North

First, a few confessions. On Nov. 10, 2018, I marked the first snowfall of the season by getting off work and immediately bolting to the… Continue reading

The summit of Vista Trail on Skilak Loop Road, seen Nov. 23, 2018, while waiting for skiing to come to the central Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Reid of Eagle Eye Gallery… Continue reading

An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

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 wrestling takes 6th at Monster Bash tourney

The Homer wrestling team took sixth place at the Monster Bash Duals on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Homer lost to Colony 60-12, defeated Service… Continue reading