Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boys state soccer day 2: Kenai advances to state final

The defending Division II state boys soccer champions, the Kenai Kardinals, are staring down the barrel of another shot at the state title. The Kardinals… Continue reading

 

Reeling ‘Em In: River salmon fishing opens Saturday

This weekend officially kicks off the Homer News fishing column, Reeling ’Em In, where our vast and dedicated staff of an old goat and his… Continue reading

 

Senior Brianna Hetrick, left, and foreign exchange student Claudia Fernandez, right, were honored prior to the Mariners’ softball game against Kenai at the Jack Gist field on Saturday. (Photo by McKIbben Jackinsky )

Homer clips Kenai’s wings, heads to regions

Less than a week after claiming a 19-0 softball victory over the Kenai Central Kardinals in Kenai on May 14, the Homer Mariners racked up… Continue reading

 

Soldotna’s Ben Booth (middle) races in the Class 4A boys 100-meter final Saturday at the Region III Track and Field Championships in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi pulls out rare Region III track sweep; Kenai girls win Class 3A title

The only thing likely moving faster than the athletes Saturday at the Region III track and field championships was the number-crunching going on in Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ben Booth (middle) races in the Class 4A boys 100-meter final Saturday at the Region III Track and Field Championships in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… 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

Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)

Walli wins Calcutta King Salmon Tournament

Drizzling rain and chilly temperatures did not deter anglers from having a whale of a time at the 25th annual Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta… Continue reading

Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)
Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna teams sweep borough track meet

Below are the results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet held this past Saturday at Homer High School. The Homer girls team came in third… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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

Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls defeat Kenai; boys lose in close call

Homer’s Laura Inama netted the lone goal in Thursday night’s varsity girls soccer game between Homer and Kenai Central High School, propelling the Lady Mariners… Continue reading

Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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

Stars sweep Kenai Invite track meet

With the borough, region and state track and field meets all upcoming in the next three weeks, Saturday’s Kenai Invitational provided local prep teams a… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners softball team poses for a photo with Coach Bill Bell, center, on May 4, 2019, after winning the Rally in the Valley softball tournament last weekend at Redington High School, Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Homer softball wins Rally in the Valley

The Homer Mariners pulled off a softball sweep last weekend at the Rally in the Valley tournament at Redington High School in Wasilla, starting with… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners softball team poses for a photo with Coach Bill Bell, center, on May 4, 2019, after winning the Rally in the Valley softball tournament last weekend at Redington High School, Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Nikiski sophomore Bailey Epperheimer (right) hands off to her sister Sidney Epperheimer Saturday afternoon in the girls 400-meter relay at the SoHi Region III Preview Invite at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi boys, Grace girls claim team titles at SoHi preview meet

The sun was shining, the wind stayed down, down jackets were replaced by T-shirts and Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field provided the perfect venue for Saturday’s… Continue reading

Nikiski sophomore Bailey Epperheimer (right) hands off to her sister Sidney Epperheimer Saturday afternoon in the girls 400-meter relay at the SoHi Region III Preview Invite at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Mariner soccer teams defeat Grace Christian

The Mariner boys and girls soccer teams both won games last Friday against the Grace Christian School Grizzlies. In a game last Thursday against Voznesenka… Continue reading

Pitcher Annalynn Brown winds up to send a ball over the plate during the Homer Mariner’s Saturday, April 27, 2019, game against the Kodiak Bears at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Mariners cruise to 13-4 victory over SoHi after loss to Kodiak Bears

In Homer High School Mariners softball, the girls redeemed themselves in a 9-6 loss last Saturday against the Kodiak Bears to a double-digit victory of… Continue reading

Pitcher Annalynn Brown winds up to send a ball over the plate during the Homer Mariner’s Saturday, April 27, 2019, game against the Kodiak Bears at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer soccer teams sweep Nikiski

The hosting Homer soccer teams rolled over both teams from Nikiski Middle-High School on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action. Still recuperating from a full weekend… Continue reading