Out of the office: Best place on the peninsula

Tightness in the chest. Queasiness in the stomach. Physical longing tinged with antsiness. Like a sled dog left behind on a training run. It’s happened… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow on Sept. 21, 2019 in Fairbanks, Alaska and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Tangled up in Runner’s Blues

I’m always looking for the right answer, the right way to do things. I manipulate my Google searches over and over, to find the hidden… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow on Sept. 21, 2019 in Fairbanks, Alaska and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Homer edges SoHi for Luke Spruill wrestling title

The spirit of the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School was on full display Saturday in the KCHS gym, where the Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Kards volleyball tops Mariners on senior night

The Homer Mariner volleyball team suffered an emotional loss to Kenai Central High School on senior recognition night Tuesday. The Kardinals won the Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

Wednesday evening, everything on my dinner plate was either caught in Alaska or grown in Alaska. The last of the kohlrabi and turnips, a single… Continue reading

Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Kenai boys soccer team dump water on their head coach, Shane Lopez, in celebration of their win over Juneau on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to claim the Division II state soccer championship title. The game was played at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Prep sports programs feel effects of new teacher’s contract

The new teachers contract agreed to by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District last month touched many aspects on the peninsula, including sports programs and… Continue reading

Members of the Kenai boys soccer team dump water on their head coach, Shane Lopez, in celebration of their win over Juneau on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to claim the Division II state soccer championship title. The game was played at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Homer High grad to run Boston Marathon with Team Papi

Next spring in Boston, a Homer High School graduate will join the team of legendary Red Sox hitter David Ortiz — that’s right, Big Papi… Continue reading

Homer wrestling wins Round Robin Rumble

The Homer wrestling team started off its season on a strong note by dominating the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble tournament over the weekend.… Continue reading

Homer volleyball splits weekend games against Seward, Nikiski

The Lady Mariners defeated Seward High School 3-0 in a Southcentral Conference volleyball matchup Friday in Homer. The Mariners quickly silenced the Seahawks with set… Continue reading

Homer area sports and recreation announcements

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners host Seward High School this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. Then on Saturday, the team… Continue reading

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The varsity Homer football team poses for a photo on the Homer High School turf field on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Justin Zank named football coach of the year in conference

Homer football head coach Justin Zank was named coach of the year for the Peninsula Conference, along with Houston coach Glenn Nelson. The all-conference awards… Continue reading

The varsity Homer football team poses for a photo on the Homer High School turf field on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna volleyball blasts past Homer

The Homer volleyball team gave the Soldotna Stars a run for their money during Tuesday evening nonconference action, but ultimately couldn’t keep up. The Stars… Continue reading

State XC: Daigle double leads peninsula

After falling short in her quest to defend her Division II state cross-country championship last year, Homer’s Autumn Daigle took solace in the fact that… Continue reading

Homer girls, Kodiak boys sweep weekend meets

The Homer girls and Kodiak boys teams rose to the top last weekend during dual swim meets between the two schools in Kodiak. The Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Kitri Classen digs a ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 volleyball game against Soldotna High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna volleyball blasts past Homer

The Homer volleyball team gave the Soldotna Stars a run for their money during Tuesday evening nonconference action, but ultimately couldn’t keep up. The Stars… Continue reading

Homer’s Kitri Classen digs a ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 volleyball game against Soldotna High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Laura Inama digs the ball during a Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 volleyball game against Grace Christian Schools in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball sweeps Anchorage schools

Homer’s volleyball team blew through a successful weekend of play on Friday and Saturday, sweeping two Anchorage teams and moving to 3-1 in Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Homer’s Laura Inama digs the ball during a Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 volleyball game against Grace Christian Schools in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Antonin Maruchev powers through a group of Nikiski defenders during a Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 football game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski football topples Homer

The Homer football team stumbled into 1-2 standings in the Peninsula Conference on Saturday when Nikiski eked out a 26-22 win during Homer’s homecoming game.… Continue reading

Homer’s Antonin Maruchev powers through a group of Nikiski defenders during a Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 football game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Autumn Daigle wins Region III, Division II running title

Autumn Daigle ran to victory over the weekend when she took the Division II title at the Region III cross country meet in Palmer. Daigle… Continue reading

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                                Runners dash from the start of the 5-kilometer race Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Kenai River Marathon.

Runners conquer rain, wind at Kenai River Marathon

A women’s running group from Homer, a pair prepping for the California International Marathon, and rainy, windy conditions prevailed Sunday at the Kenai River Marathon.… Continue reading

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                                Runners dash from the start of the 5-kilometer race Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Kenai River Marathon.