Joey Klecka

Homer’s Alia Bales races the butterfly leg in the girls 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer swimmers place ninth, 11th at states

When Soldotna diving coach Dennis Reger asked a group of swimmers in the fall of 2015 if a few wanted to join the dive team,… 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)

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


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


Soldotna’s Darby McMillan races in the girls 100-yard butterfly at the SoHi dual meet Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer clash in swim dual

The Soldotna swimming and diving team hosted Homer for a dual meet Friday. The Soldotna girls won 183-108, while the Homer boys notched a 128-121… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Darby McMillan races in the girls 100-yard butterfly at the SoHi dual meet Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Calvert, Kenai girls win state

A summer of hard work paid dividends when Kenai Central senior Jaycie Calvert left the field in her dust to claim a state crown. Calvert… Continue reading

Run, Pete, run! Ohio man to run transcontinental route from Anchor Point to Florida.

Like a scene out of the film “Forrest Gump,” Ohio runner Pete Kostelnick will be running across America because it’s what he loves, and he… Continue reading

Homer boys track team takes second, girls take fourth at state tourney

Emily Pieh knew the moment the 2.2-pound discus flew out of her hand, it was going to be a big one. Friday afternoon at Machetanz… Continue reading

Kenai boys win semifinal over Homer

The Kenai Central boys are back in a state championship final, and they intend to finish what they started two years ago. The Kardinals punched… Continue reading

Kenai girls clinch state spot with tight semi win over Homer

On the heels of two incredibly tight regular season contests, the Kenai Central and Homer girls knew Friday’s Peninsula Conference semifinal could go either way.… Continue reading

Kenai boys, SoHi girls win region soccer titles

It may be a restructured conference, but a three-peat is still a three-peat. The Kenai Central boys won a third straight region tournament with a… Continue reading

Kenai soccer earns win, draw against Homer

With an 11-game unbeaten streak hanging in the balance, Kenai Central senior Zack Tuttle made sure the Kardinals boys’ dream season continued as planned. Tuttle… Continue reading

Homer clubs SoHi softball

The Homer Mariners brought the bats and Mother Nature did the rest. On a day when gusty winds challenged fielders to catch a pop-up, the… Continue reading

SoHi sweeps Kenai Invite track titles

Get the brooms out, the Stars are in town. The Soldotna track and field teams rolled to team crowns Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at… Continue reading

Homer Invite results

Two major knee surgeries is tough to come back from, but Saturday afternoon at the Homer Invitational, Soldotna sophomore Ituau Tuisuaula proved adversity is just… Continue reading

NSC Hockey: Homer, Kenai lose Friday semis

The chance to capture the first state berth in school history will have to wait another year for the Homer hockey team. Wasilla skated off… Continue reading

Haakenson makes triumphant racing debut at Kenai Klassic after losing legs

The loss of limb can be a devastating life change that transforms the way even the simplest tasks are done, but Anchor Point’s Angelica Haakenson… Continue reading

Mariner wrestling takes second at state

As soon as Homer High School sophomore Luciano Fasulo walked off the mat following his 126-pound state championship victory at the Class 1-2-3A wrestling championships,… Continue reading

Homer running squads sweep state team titles

The sport of cross-country running is often a numbers game when it comes to team battles, so Saturday’s boys-girls championship sweep by the Homer Mariners… Continue reading

Homer High relay teams, Evarts, run to state titles

The Kenai Peninsula showed up in droves to take on the state’s fastest, strongest and most agile athletes Friday and Saturday at the state track… Continue reading

Mariner soccer season ends with losses against Colony

Both boys and girls teams for the Homer High Mariners lost to Colony on Thursday, May 19, ending the Mariner’s soccer season before reaching states.… Continue reading