Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Ultimate frisbee fills niche in Homer

Even though school fall sports practices don’t start until August, Monday and Thursday nights are already buzzing at the Homer High School turf field. At… Continue reading

Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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

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)

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady… 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

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

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

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

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sweeps weekend home games

The Lady Mariners saw a successful weekend of volleyball played on their home court. They first swept Redington High School in a 3-0 game, winning… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestling prepares for new season

The Mariner Mat Team looks to win their fourth straight Kachemak Conference and will vie for a chance to win the Division II State Title… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball snags win from Seward in fifth set

Homer’s volleyball game against Seward High School on Saturday remained true to the name of the game, as the set wins went back and forth… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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)
Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer celebrates homecoming with a win

Homer eked out a win over Seward High School, a fellow Peninsula Conference team, and brought home a win on homecoming night. The Mariners held… Continue reading

Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ashley Camp from Vancouver, British Columbia, poses on July 29 with her 221.4 pound and 76-inch halibut caught while fishing with Midnight Sun Charters and Captain Brian Nollar on the Belle Ile. Camp is the 2018 winner of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. (Photo provided)

Camp wins halibut derby

With the end of the 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby on Saturday, Ashley Camp of Vancouver, British Columbia, held her lead to win the derby.… Continue reading

Ashley Camp from Vancouver, British Columbia, poses on July 29 with her 221.4 pound and 76-inch halibut caught while fishing with Midnight Sun Charters and Captain Brian Nollar on the Belle Ile. Camp is the 2018 winner of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. (Photo provided)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please report problems, 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 are rough, with steep grades… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will host Seward High School at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They play Joe Redington next Friday at 6:30 p.m., also… Continue reading

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

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)
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

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)
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

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)