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Homer softball topples Soldotna

The Homer softball team notched a 15-8 victory over Soldotna on Tuesday in Kenai. The game was being played in Kenai because that was the… Continue reading

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Homer’s Austin Cline wrestles to a 20-13 decision over Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker at 135 pounds Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Kenai, Soldotna wrestlers honor seniors

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Kenai Central couldn’t have its normal Luke Spruill Invitational, but the wrestling program still found the time to honor Spruill… Continue reading

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Homer’s Austin Cline wrestles to a 20-13 decision over Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker at 135 pounds Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.
Kenai Central's Emilee Wilson leads Soldotna's Erika Arthur and Jordan Strausbaugh during the 800-meter run during a dual meet Friday, April 16, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Snow clears just enough for SoHi-Kenai track dual

Sure, the track was limited to five lanes by a ring of snow. And yes, only one of two entrances to the bleachers could be… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Emilee Wilson leads Soldotna's Erika Arthur and Jordan Strausbaugh during the 800-meter run during a dual meet Friday, April 16, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Thursday, March 18, 2021, file photo shows syringes filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up site in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tangled Up in Blue: Second dose

A few weeks removed from my second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and I’m still in shock. First, I’m in shock at how crappy… Continue reading

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  • By KAT SORENSEN For the Clarion
Thursday, March 18, 2021, file photo shows syringes filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up site in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Homer wrestlers host Kenai, Nikiski, Grace

Homer’s wrestling team hosted Kenai Central, Nikiski and Grace Christian in a quad meet last Friday. The meet was unscored. This and similar unscored meets… Continue reading

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Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

USA/Softball is making arrangements for a summer fast pitch season and team for women ages 7-18. Please contact Hannah Zook at 541-852-1661 for further details.… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Practice continues for girls and boys soccer, baseball, softball and track and field. Wrestling The high school wrestling season resumed after a suspension… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Michael Armstrong is properly outfitted for an Arctic summer hiking trip in this photo taken in 1989 along the Wulik River in northeastern Alaska. (Photo by Charles Barnwell.)

Out of the Office: Living in Alaska is a lifetime in learning

From boots to parkas, there’s lots to figure out about surviving in the Last Frontier

Michael Armstrong is properly outfitted for an Arctic summer hiking trip in this photo taken in 1989 along the Wulik River in northeastern Alaska. (Photo by Charles Barnwell.)
Soldotna's Ezekiel Miller controls Kenai Central's Owen Whicker at 130 pounds Friday, April 9, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Miller won by major decision, 11-1. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Wrestling: SoHi hosts Kenai; Nikiski hosts Seward, Homer

Kenai Peninsula wrestlers continued to compete in unscored dual meets last Friday. The meets give coaches the chance to give wrestlers the best matchups without… Continue reading

Soldotna's Ezekiel Miller controls Kenai Central's Owen Whicker at 130 pounds Friday, April 9, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Miller won by major decision, 11-1. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The top three fish of this year's Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. This year's winning fish weighed 24.6 pounds. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament returns this Saturday

After one-year hiatus, winter king tournament is back with COVID safety restrictions

The top three fish of this year's Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. This year's winning fish weighed 24.6 pounds. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kardinal Morgan Starks, tops, wrestles Mariner Bruce Graham, bottom, in a meet on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the Alice Witte Gym at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area wrestlers compete in duals

The Homer wrestling team has been participating in unscored dual meets to sharpen skills for bigger meets later in the season. The unscored dual meets… Continue reading

Kardinal Morgan Starks, tops, wrestles Mariner Bruce Graham, bottom, in a meet on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the Alice Witte Gym at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kenai Central’s Owen Whicker controls Soldotna’s Cassius Miller on the way to a 7-5 victory Friday, April 2, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Wrestlers sharpen skills with local meets

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Kenai Peninsula wrestling teams continued to sharpen their competitive edge with unscored dual meets last Friday. Soldotna, Kenai and Nikiski… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Owen Whicker controls Soldotna’s Cassius Miller on the way to a 7-5 victory Friday, April 2, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Practice continues for girls and boys soccer, baseball, softball and track and field. Wrestling The high school wrestling season resumed after a suspension… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Melting ice patch in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Photo provided by National Park Service)

Refuge Notebook: Ice patch archaeology

Alaska’s mountains and glaciers are beautiful to observe, and many of us enjoy summertime hikes and backpacking among the peaks. Some hardy individuals even undertake… Continue reading

Melting ice patch in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Photo provided by National Park Service)
Homer's Nestor Kalugin tries to control Nikiski's Simon Grenier at 171 pounds Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. Grenier won by 10-4 decision. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski wrestlers sweep tri meet

Staff report Wrestlers competed in a pair of tri meets Tuesday on the Kenai Peninsula. At Nikiski High School, the Bulldogs defeated Grace Christian 18-16… Continue reading

Homer's Nestor Kalugin tries to control Nikiski's Simon Grenier at 171 pounds Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. Grenier won by 10-4 decision. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer's Sophie Ellison triggers a shot against Hutchison on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Class 3A state basketball tournament at Colony High School in Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Kenai, Homer girls basketball finish with wins at state

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Central and Homer girls basketball teams finished their seasons with consolation wins in the Class 3A state tournament… Continue reading

Homer's Sophie Ellison triggers a shot against Hutchison on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Class 3A state basketball tournament at Colony High School in Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Practice continues for girls and boys soccer, baseball, softball and track and field. Wrestling The high school wrestling season resumed after a suspension… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Longtime Homer boys soccer coach Warren Waldorf (top right) celebrates a third place win at the soccer state championship in 2014. (Photo by Kim Greer/courtesy Warren Waldorf)

Longtime boys soccer coach steps down

Former assistant coach Adam Diaz set to take over

Longtime Homer boys soccer coach Warren Waldorf (top right) celebrates a third place win at the soccer state championship in 2014. (Photo by Kim Greer/courtesy Warren Waldorf)
Homer's Tonda Smude scores against Kenai Central on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Southcentral Conference tournament at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer girls get berth to 3A state basketball

The Homer girls basketball team is going to the Class 3A state tournament, starting Thursday in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The Mariners were eligible for the… Continue reading

Homer's Tonda Smude scores against Kenai Central on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Southcentral Conference tournament at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Lumen Christi's Brenden Gregory is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer in the Peninsula Conference championship game against Ninilchik on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lumen Christi sweeps Peninsula Conference titles

Ninilchik boys, CIA girls nab 2nd place

Lumen Christi's Brenden Gregory is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer in the Peninsula Conference championship game against Ninilchik on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)