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Kenai Central’s Jorgi Phillips attacks against Homer on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Kenai volleyball sweeps Homer

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team swept Homer on Tuesday in Southcentral Conference play. In a battle of two of the conference’s elite teams, the… Continue reading

 

Kenai’s James Sparks runs for a gain after a catch during a loss to Houston on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Houston, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Kards, Mariners collect Mid Alaska Conference honors

The Mid Alaska Conference Awards have been announced. The honorees are: First team Offense Quarterback: Wayde Bowman, Redington; Tight end: Keldin Nicol, Houston; Halfbacks: James… Continue reading

 

Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby nabs two 2nds at World Cup

Lydia Jacoby, a 17-year-old senior at Seward High School, finished second in the 50- and 100-meter breaststroke at a FINA Swimming World Cup race in… Continue reading

 

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Homer, Soldotna notch volleyball wins

The host Homer volleyball notched a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Nikiski last Tuesday. The Mariners notched 25-14, 25-21 and 25-8 victories to improve to… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Brooke Ashley and Homer's Nevaeh Diaz tangle at the net at Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Seward get 5-set wins

The host Kenai Central volleyball team pulled off a massive comeback to defeat Homer in five sets in Southcentral Conference volleyball action Thursday. The Kardinals… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Brooke Ashley and Homer's Nevaeh Diaz tangle at the net at Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby finishes competition in Germany

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby finished up competition at the FINA World Cup in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday by finishing second in the 50-meter breaststroke. This… Continue reading

Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski's Savanna Stock receives serve against Anchorage Christian Schools on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Volleyball roundup: Homer beats GC and ACS

Homer 3, Grace Christian 0 The host Mariners quickly rebounded from their first loss of the season — a five-setter to Kenai on Thursday —… Continue reading

Nikiski's Savanna Stock receives serve against Anchorage Christian Schools on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra races Kai Waythomas and Megan Nelson of Grace Christian on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Region 3/Division II race in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Todd Boonstra)

Boonstra captures title at regions

Kenai Central junior Jayna Boonstra led a bunch of state-qualifying performances from the Kenai Peninsula by winning the Division II girls race at the Region… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra races Kai Waythomas and Megan Nelson of Grace Christian on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Region 3/Division II race in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Todd Boonstra)
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Volleyball roundup: Kenai, Seward sweep conference matches

Homer 3, Soldotna 2 The visiting Mariners moved to 5-0 overall in nontournament play with a roller coaster victory over the Stars. SoHi fell to… Continue reading

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The Homer Mariners faced off against the Redington Huskies last Friday night. The Mariners fell 56-14. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Football roundup: Nikiski wins; Kenai, Homer lose

Redington 56, Homer 14 The visiting Huskies stormed to a 50-8 lead at halftime en route to topping the Mariners on Friday in Mid Alaska… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners faced off against the Redington Huskies last Friday night. The Mariners fell 56-14. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Cyclocross results posted

The second race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series was held Thursday at Slikok Trails just outside of Soldotna. In this cyclocross series, racers do as… Continue reading

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Kenai runners sweep borough meet

The Kenai girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Friday in Seward. Jayna Boonstra and Gregory Fallon led the Kardinals… Continue reading

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Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai football holds off Homer

The Kenai Central football team held off a Homer comeback for a 27-23 victory Friday in Mid Alaska Conference play at Ed Hollier Field in… Continue reading

Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Grace sweeps Frank D. Invite

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invite on Friday in Seward, with individual titles going to Grace Christian’s David… Continue reading

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Area volleyball teams pile up experience at West Spiketacular

The Kenai Central volleyball team led the Kenai Peninsula at the West Spiketacular by taking second in the Silver Bracket. The Kardinals started out play… Continue reading

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Jacoby wins 2nd Pentathlon in record-setting fashion

A lot has happened, to say the least, to Seward senior Lydia Jacoby and the world in which she lives since Jacoby won her first… Continue reading

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Colony girls, Kodiak boys swimmers win SoHi Invite

The Colony girls and Kodiak boys swimming and diving teams won the SoHi Invitational on Friday at Soldotna High School. Colony had 95 points for… Continue reading

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Kenai girls, Homer boys swimmers win Homer Invite

The Kenai girls and Homer boys won the Homer Invitational on Saturday in Homer. The Kardinals girls scored 97 points, while Homer had 94, Soldotna… Continue reading

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Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Houston football shuts out Homer

The host Houston football team defeated Homer 42-0 on Friday night in Mid Alaska Conference play. Houston moves to 2-0 in the league and 3-2… Continue reading

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Jacoby named to National Team

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby, 17, has been named to the 2021-22 National Team roster by USA Swimming. Jacoby won a gold medal in the 100-meter… Continue reading

Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)