Homer’s Sienna Carey rushes to pass two Soldotna High School cross-country runners at the finish line of the girls 5K race Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 during the Homer Invitational held on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners play Kenai Central High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Homer High School. Next Tuesday, they’ll take on Soldotna… Continue reading

 

Iskatel at sea earlier this summer. Last Thursday morning, Aug. 30, 2018, the inflatable catamaran arrived at the Homer, Alaska, harbor after a two-year trip from Lake Baikal, Russia, to Homer, arriving Aug. 26. (Photo provided/Baikal-Alaska Expedition)

Russian catamaran completes 2-year voyage from Siberia to Homer

Adventurers have sailed or paddled before to Homer in boats and kayaks, finishing arduous journeys across thousands of miles. Last week, a pair of Russian… Continue reading

 

Sean Campbell reaches the finish line of the Homer Mariner Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. He completed the running leg of the race for his team, Gutzler’s Return. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Breidinger, Spinelli win Homer Mariner Triathlon

Homer’s roads were overtaken once again last Saturday by the iron men and women of the Kenai Peninsula during the annual Homer Mariner Triathlon. The… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

Reeling ‘em in: Nick answers the big question: What’s so addicting about fishing?

Now that the tourists are in full migration south and the cranes are giving last minute flight training to their offspring, it’s time to close… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will play against Grace Christian School on Friday and Anchorage Christian School on Saturday. Both are away games. Cross-country:… Continue reading

Mariners lose to Monroe in close game

The football players of Monroe Catholic High School eked out a slim win over Homer High School in their bout Saturday on the Homer field.… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

Reeling ’em in: Silver fishing gives flash of fall

Now that we are teetering on the precipice of September’s slide into fall, it’s time to concentrate on the silvers entering some of our local… Continue reading

Anchorage resident Brian Shumaker and Kristin Faulkner, who used to swim for Homer High School before she went to college and then moved to New York, race each other to the finish line of the Homer Mariner Triathlon at Homer High School on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The two remained on each other’s tail throughout much of the race before Shumaker passed Faulkner at the last second to claim first overall. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Tri on deck this weekend

The annual Homer Mariner Triathlon is coming up this weekend and promises as much fun and friendly education as ever. It all kicks off at… Continue reading

Anchorage resident Brian Shumaker and Kristin Faulkner, who used to swim for Homer High School before she went to college and then moved to New York, race each other to the finish line of the Homer Mariner Triathlon at Homer High School on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The two remained on each other’s tail throughout much of the race before Shumaker passed Faulkner at the last second to claim first overall. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Swimmers from Homer, Kenai and Soldotna take off into the water during one of many events at the Homer Quad, held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. The Homer girls tied for second with Kenai. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will compete in the Houston Tourney on Friday and Saturday. Cross-country: The cross-country team will travel to Seward for… Continue reading

Swimmers from Homer, Kenai and Soldotna take off into the water during one of many events at the Homer Quad, held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. The Homer girls tied for second with Kenai. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sara Pennington, shown here Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at the Homer News office on Landings Street in Homer, Alaska, is the new head coach for Homer High School’s volleyball team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball team under new guidance

Homer High School’s varsity volleyball team has a fresh face for a fresh season. When 21-year-old Sara Pennington started looking to get involved in the… Continue reading

Sara Pennington, shown here Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at the Homer News office on Landings Street in Homer, Alaska, is the new head coach for Homer High School’s volleyball team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Homer High School football team watch from the sideline during their game against Kenai Central High School on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 58-6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai football rolls over Homer in first home game

Homer high’s football team suffered a loss in the first home game of the season, ending their battle against Kenai Central High School 58-6. Junior… Continue reading

Members of the Homer High School football team watch from the sideline during their game against Kenai Central High School on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 58-6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Reeling ‘em in: Setnetting is a memorable, mud-humping epoch

Every year, the opening day of the Kachemak Bay Coho Salmon Gillnet Fishery brings back some epic memories, especially about the first time we tackled… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

Sara Pennington, the new Homer head volleyball coach, talks to her players during a timeout in one of their games against Kenai Central High School in the Homer Jamboree, held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. Homer took third in the Jamboree. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The volleyball team will compete this weekend in the Shana Pritchard Tournament in Nikiski, starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Sara Pennington, the new Homer head volleyball coach, talks to her players during a timeout in one of their games against Kenai Central High School in the Homer Jamboree, held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. Homer took third in the Jamboree. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                The Homer men’s softball team Best Western poses after winning the Men’s Division D State Tournament in Anchorage. Back, from left to right: Sam Buenting, Patrick Cashman, Robert Toner, Brandon Bertsch, Danny Stanislaw, Trey Taylor and Heath Smith. Front, left to right: Phillip Jones, Doug Johnson, Joel Pietsch, Tim Hatfield, Kenny Ciccoli, Travis Smith.

Best Western win’s Men’s Division D softball tournament

The Best Western men’s softball team won the Men’s Division D State Tournament last weekend in Anchorage. Fourteen teams played from across Alaska. Homer competed… Continue reading

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                                The Homer men’s softball team Best Western poses after winning the Men’s Division D State Tournament in Anchorage. Back, from left to right: Sam Buenting, Patrick Cashman, Robert Toner, Brandon Bertsch, Danny Stanislaw, Trey Taylor and Heath Smith. Front, left to right: Phillip Jones, Doug Johnson, Joel Pietsch, Tim Hatfield, Kenny Ciccoli, Travis Smith.
Elena and Jai Badajos, of Homer. (Photo provided)

Local siblings excel in obscure disc golf championship

Brother and sister Jai and Elena Badajos of Homer traveled to Jeffersonville, Vermont to compete in the United States Junior Disc Golf Championship in early… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • By Patrick Miller For the Homer News
  • Local
Elena and Jai Badajos, of Homer. (Photo provided)

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

Justin Sumption (16) and Dawson Felde (3) come off the field celebrating with their teammates after defeating Ben Eielson High School in a playoff game Oct. 7, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners went on to lose the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III Championship game to the Barrow Whalers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Football: Mariners fall to Kodiak in season opener

After a whirlwind season that ultimately ended in heartbreak for the Mariners, the Homer football team is debuting with an entirely new look and feel,… Continue reading

Justin Sumption (16) and Dawson Felde (3) come off the field celebrating with their teammates after defeating Ben Eielson High School in a playoff game Oct. 7, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners went on to lose the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III Championship game to the Barrow Whalers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)