The seniors honored during the senior night recognition ceremony were left to right Nestor Kalugin, Kamdyn Doughty, Braden Huffman, Keegan Strong, Michael Ritter and Dodge Petrosius. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Football seniors honored last Friday

Homer High School honored six senior football players Friday night during a recognition ceremony before the game against Redington High School. The players are Nestor… Continue reading

The seniors honored during the senior night recognition ceremony were left to right Nestor Kalugin, Kamdyn Doughty, Braden Huffman, Keegan Strong, Michael Ritter and Dodge Petrosius. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Volleyball roundup: Kenai, Seward sweep conference matches

Homer 3, Soldotna 2 The visiting Mariners moved to 5-0 overall in nontournament play with a roller coaster victory over the Stars. SoHi fell to… Continue reading

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The Homer Mariners faced off against the Redington Huskies last Friday night. The Mariners fell 56-14. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Football roundup: Nikiski wins; Kenai, Homer lose

Redington 56, Homer 14 The visiting Huskies stormed to a 50-8 lead at halftime en route to topping the Mariners on Friday in Mid Alaska… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners faced off against the Redington Huskies last Friday night. The Mariners fell 56-14. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Cyclocross results posted

The second race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series was held Thursday at Slikok Trails just outside of Soldotna. In this cyclocross series, racers do as… Continue reading

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Kenai runners sweep borough meet

The Kenai girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Friday in Seward. Jayna Boonstra and Gregory Fallon led the Kardinals… Continue reading

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Sports in brief

Football The Sept. 24 junior varsity football game vs. Redington was canceled. Upcoming games: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24: Varsity vs. Redington, at Homer High… Continue reading

Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai football holds off Homer

The Kenai Central football team held off a Homer comeback for a 27-23 victory Friday in Mid Alaska Conference play at Ed Hollier Field in… Continue reading

Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Grace sweeps Frank D. Invite

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invite on Friday in Seward, with individual titles going to Grace Christian’s David… Continue reading

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A thunderstorm is seen Aug. 3, 2021, in Okanogan County, Washington. (Kathryn Knowlton/submitted photo)

Tangled Up in Blue: Shelter from the storm

I recently learned that the opposite of deja vu is jamais vu, meaning “never seen.” Deja vu is the feeling that you’re experiencing something familiar,… Continue reading

A thunderstorm is seen Aug. 3, 2021, in Okanogan County, Washington. (Kathryn Knowlton/submitted photo)
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Area volleyball teams pile up experience at West Spiketacular

The Kenai Central volleyball team led the Kenai Peninsula at the West Spiketacular by taking second in the Silver Bracket. The Kardinals started out play… Continue reading

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Jacoby wins 2nd Pentathlon in record-setting fashion

A lot has happened, to say the least, to Seward senior Lydia Jacoby and the world in which she lives since Jacoby won her first… Continue reading

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Colony girls, Kodiak boys swimmers win SoHi Invite

The Colony girls and Kodiak boys swimming and diving teams won the SoHi Invitational on Friday at Soldotna High School. Colony had 95 points for… Continue reading

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The afternoon sun makes birch leaves glow yellow on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Campground in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall in Alaska is subtle but fabulous

On my mother’s side I come from a long line of New Englanders, the kind of people for whom fall leaf peeping can be something… Continue reading

The afternoon sun makes birch leaves glow yellow on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Campground in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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A radio-tagged wolverine moves across the Greater Yellowstone.

Refuge Notebook: Wolverines show how knowledge leads to conservation

As I contemplated a topic for this week’s Refuge Notebook article, I turned to a few of my trusted colleagues, throwing out a few ideas.… Continue reading

Photo by Kris Inman 
A radio-tagged wolverine moves across the Greater Yellowstone.
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Kenai girls, Homer boys swimmers win Homer Invite

The Kenai girls and Homer boys won the Homer Invitational on Saturday in Homer. The Kardinals girls scored 97 points, while Homer had 94, Soldotna… Continue reading

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Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Houston football shuts out Homer

The host Houston football team defeated Homer 42-0 on Friday night in Mid Alaska Conference play. Houston moves to 2-0 in the league and 3-2… Continue reading

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer’s Frida Renner competes during the varsity girls race of the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Palmer High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Kenai runners lead area at Plumley Invite

West Valley senior Daniel Abromowicz and Chugiak junior Campbell Peterson won the varsity races during the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday at Palmer High School.… Continue reading

Homer’s Frida Renner competes during the varsity girls race of the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Palmer High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Jacoby named to National Team

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby, 17, has been named to the 2021-22 National Team roster by USA Swimming. Jacoby won a gold medal in the 100-meter… Continue reading

Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Results posted for The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet, the season-ending mountain bike event at Tsalteshi Trails, was held Saturday at the trail system just outside of Soldotna. The format of the… Continue reading

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Sports in brief

Football The Sept. 17 junior varsity football game vs. Kenai was canceled. The varsity game was rescheduled for 5 p.m. Upcoming games: 5 p.m. Friday,… Continue reading