State wrestling: Homer takes 3rd in DII meet; SoHi duo earns girls titles

The Homer wrestling team finished third in the team race to lead all peninsula schools in the Division II state wrestling championships this past weekend… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: The Refuge Notebook passes millennium milestone

“Welcome to Refuge Notebook. This is day one, page one of a new weekly column devoted to life and happenings on the Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading

Members of the Defenders, an under 12 boys/girls team with the Soccer Association of Homer, celebrate winning second place at the 2019 Alaska Youth Soccer Futsal State Cup in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Breanna Hill)

Homer youth perform well at Soccer Futsal State Cup

The Soccer Association of Homer recently sent several teams to the 2019 Alaska Youth Soccer Futsal State Cup, according to Breanna Hill, one of the… Continue reading

Members of the Defenders, an under 12 boys/girls team with the Soccer Association of Homer, celebrate winning second place at the 2019 Alaska Youth Soccer Futsal State Cup in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Breanna Hill)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Wrestling: The Homer wrestling team will compete in the State Championships this weekend at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wrestling begins at… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer defends Kachemak Conference title for 5th year

The Homer wrestling dynasty rolled on Saturday with a fifth straight Kachemak Conference team championship at host Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School. The Homer girls… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
A bridge stretches across a fork of Tonsina Creek along the Tonsina Creek Trail on Dec. 8, 2019 near Lowell Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Best laid plans

I’ve always been a planner. At age 4, you could find me bossing my father around a meticulously planned tea party — the water (you… Continue reading

A bridge stretches across a fork of Tonsina Creek along the Tonsina Creek Trail on Dec. 8, 2019 near Lowell Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Wrestling: The wrestling team heads to the Kachemak Conference Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Redington Sr. Jr./Sr. High School. Hockey: The… Continue reading

Mariners skate over Juneau-Douglas

The Homer hockey team skated over fellow Railbelt Conference team Juneau-Douglas over the weekend, winning 8-0 Friday and 7-0 Saturday at the Kevin Bell Arena.… Continue reading

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Out of the Office: What Makes an Alaskan?

Here’s a philosophical question for the readers out there —what qualifies someone as being “Alaskan”? Is it strictly a matter of time spent living here,… Continue reading

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Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th place at Mix Six state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail… Continue reading

Afony Reutov wrestles with Soldotna’s Zach Burns during a dual wrestling meet between Soldotna and Homer High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forfeits help SoHi to wrestling victory over Homer

A handful of forfeits on the part of the Homer Mariners helped the Soldotna wrestling team to victory Wednesday during a dual meet between the… Continue reading

Afony Reutov wrestles with Soldotna’s Zach Burns during a dual wrestling meet between Soldotna and Homer High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A scope looks out at a wetland at Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 27 near Vero Beach, Florida. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only thing I heard was crunching… Continue reading

A scope looks out at a wetland at Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 27 near Vero Beach, Florida. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Wrestling: The Mariner wrestlers will compete Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7 in the Grace Grizzly Shakedown at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage.… Continue reading

Homer’s Austin Cline attempts to pin Nikiski’s Joey Yourkowski during a dual meet between the two schools Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Community: Kachemak Bay Running Club and Community Recreaction are hosting the Thanksgiving morning “Sweating Gravy Turkey Trot.” The 5K Fun Run/walk starts at… Continue reading

Homer’s Austin Cline attempts to pin Nikiski’s Joey Yourkowski during a dual meet between the two schools Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)
The Mariners celebrate a goal during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game against Kenai Central High School at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey ties with Kenai

The Homer and Kenai hockey teams ended in a 4-4 tie last Saturday after battling their way through both regulation play and a period of… Continue reading

The Mariners celebrate a goal during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game against Kenai Central High School at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Mariners defeat SoHi in overtime again

With the game on the line, the Homer Mariners received another dose of late magic from a familiar face Friday night at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer beats Kenai for 1st state volleyball crown in 30 years

The Homer Mariners hadn’t won a state volleyball championship in 30 years, but that didn’t stop them from writing some lofty goals on the whiteboard… Continue reading

Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey team wins End of the Road Shootout

The Homer hockey team lost eight seniors to graduation between last season and now, but you wouldn’t have known that by looking at the scoreboards… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Wrestling: The wrestling team will compete in a peninsula meet this Friday in Soldotna, against SoHi, Kenai and Nikiski. The meet starts at… Continue reading

Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball

My boyfriend won’t let me be on his volleyball team. Last summer, before we were dating and when female participation in the Seward softball league… Continue reading