Jeff Helminiak

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

 

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

 

Nikiski wrestlers win Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament

The Nikiski wrestling team got its season off to a promising start by winning the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Kenai Central High… 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

SoHi volleyball takes 2nd at Grizzly Invite

The Soldotna volleyball team finished second at the Grizzly Invitational on Saturday in Anchorage. “I thought we were really consistent throughout the weekend,” Soldotna coach… Continue reading

Homer’s Ochoa claim’s second Kenai River Marathon

As one of the best mountain runners and backcountry racers Alaska has to offer, it’s not surprising that Palmer’s Christy Marvin has found herself momentarily… Continue reading

Football roundup: Homer, Ketchikan notch wins

The visiting Homer football team took advantage of a blocked punt late in the game to notch a 22-20 victory on Nikiski’s homecoming Saturday. Both… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jaycie Calvert leads Grace Christian’s Mazzy Jackson, and Kenai Central’s Brooke Satathite and Summer Foster, early in the Division II girls race at the Region 3 meet Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Calvert, Kenai girls sweep Region 3 girls titles

With a chilling breeze rushing from a royal blue sky to whisk, roil and twirl the autumn-colored leaves, change was in the air Saturday at… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jaycie Calvert leads Grace Christian’s Mazzy Jackson, and Kenai Central’s Brooke Satathite and Summer Foster, early in the Division II girls race at the Region 3 meet Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Morin nabs Morgan title

Homer’s Chris Morin is back on top at Kenai Golf Course. From 2014 to 2016, Morin swept the two-day tournaments in Kenai — the Kenai… Continue reading

Friday boys semis: Kenai, Homer advance to state

Homer boys coach Warren Waldorf was nervous the night before Friday’s Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals clash with Soldotna on the Stars home field. At 62… Continue reading

Area athletes help Alaska invasion of Hawaii triathlon

The Lavaman Triathlon, held Sunday at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, would seem to make a lot of sense for… Continue reading

Homer captures Luke Spruill tourney

The oddest feature of the prep sports calendar was on display Saturday at Kenai Central High School, when the Homer wrestling team accepted the team… Continue reading

Homer’s Annie Ridgely wins Kenai half marathon

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the… Continue reading

Morin wins 3rd-straight Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship

In the door-prize drawing following the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at the Kenai Golf Course on Sunday, Homer’s Chris Morin won a… Continue reading

Homer baseball goes to Kenai, returns with win

KENAI — The Homer baseball team got five runs from batters who had reached on walks in defeating Kenai Central 10-8 on Tuesday in Southcentral… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference preview: Difference between title, no team is small

At the Class 2A, 3A and 4A levels — or those schools 61 students and above — even the best basketball programs will have rebuilding… Continue reading

Mariners struggle on VB court; most recent loss to Nikiski

The host Nikiski volleyball team saved a match point in picking up a five-set victory over Homer on Tuesday in Southcentral Conference play. The Bulldogs… Continue reading

Mariners run to first-place Borough finish

It was mariners-type weather, and a Homer Mariners-type meet. The Homer girls and boys cross-country teams swept the team title at the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Homer’s Morin wins Kenai Open

Homer’s Michael Houghton can still remember the first hole fellow Homer resident Chris Morin played at the Kenai Golf Course about 10 years ago. Morin’s… Continue reading