Dixon, Wiebe win Homer Mariner Triathlon

Dozens of endurance enthusiasts rose early on Saturday to swim, bike and run in the annual Homer Mariner Triathlon. Originally scheduled for earlier this month… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Hare v. Pheasants could be plot of Homer ‘Sea Side Story’

Last week, as dawn morphed from a dull steel radiance to a crimson ember’s glow, I had just stepped out of the cabin to head… Continue reading

Out of the Office: Let’s pour one out for Mother Tutka

For the two years I’ve lived in Homer, I’ve managed just two trips across Kachemak Bay that haven’t been work related. If I keep up… Continue reading

Houston continues undefeated streak with win over Homer

The Houston High School football team kept its winning streak going last weekend and rolled over the Mariners 20-8 in a home game at Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp runs to the finish line of the boys Division II cross country race Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Palmer Invite in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The Mariner football team will host Valdez High School at 6 p.m. this Friday at Homer High School. Cross-country running: The cross-country… Continue reading

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp runs to the finish line of the boys Division II cross country race Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Palmer Invite in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer girls, Colony boys win Homer swim invite

The Homer girls swim team blasted past the competition to claim first place at their own invitational meet last weekend at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic… Continue reading

Homer volleyball takes down Kenai

The digs, kills and lengthy rallies that punctuated Tuesday night’s Southcentral Conference clash at Kenai Central High School seemed to perfectly encapsulate the type of… Continue reading

Mariner volleyball ekes out win over Kodiak

The Mariner volleyball team came out victorious after a hard fought battle last week against Kodiak, a 4A team in the Northern Lights conference. Homer… Continue reading

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The Mariner football team will play a home game against Houston Junior Senior High School at 6 p.m. this Friday. Cross-country running:… Continue reading

Homer football swamps Nikiski in the rain

Now this finally looked like fall. Yellow speckling through the trees. Football. And rain. Homer defeated host Nikiski 50-18 Friday in a contest that had… Continue reading

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Out of the Office: Burnt out

The first time I reported on the Swan Lake Fire, I didn’t even mention it by name. On June 6 – 84 days ago as… Continue reading

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Reeling ‘Em In: Labor Day tourism was slow, but fishing was smokin’ hot

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Homer Spit looked as though the holiday had been over for a month. The lack of RVs, tents and… Continue reading

Mariner volleyball takes second at Homer Jamboree

Homer team off to strong start under direction of former assistant coach

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The Mariner football team will play an away game against Nikiski at 7 p.m. on Friday. Cross-country running: The cross-country running team… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Alas, poor Thrasher — it’s time for Nick’s revered fishing rod to retire

As the summer teeters on the border’s edge of August and September, I have come to the solemn conclusion that I must retire my favorite… Continue reading

Forrest, Swisher, Rose win at Kenai Peninsula Open

Beau Forrest and Halycon Swisher finally got the big prize for which they were looking Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Open at Birch Ridge Golf… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: All this rain

When I asked Peter what I should write my column about this week, he suggested I talk about swimming in lakes. It was intuitive, since… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos

Last week was a bit wild with the fire flare ups, road closures and hanging smoke. Until the winds finally showed up, the inside of… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football falls to Kenai in season opener

The Kenai Central football team has once again established itself as one of the teams to beat on the Kenai Peninsula, though the Kards are… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stars take 3 of 4 team titles at Nikiski Class Races

The smoke was mildly annoying. The hills were anything but. The cross-country season on the Kenai Peninsula kicked off Monday with the Nikiski Class Races… Continue reading