Reeling ’Em In: Blackmouths getting bigger at Fishin’ Hole

Last week I wrote that the blackmouths being caught at the Spit’s fishing lagoon were fairly small tipping the scales at around 5 to 9… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact park staff to report problems, or to file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • Staff report Homer News
  • Outdoors

Homer athletes place in annual Tri-The-Kenai

Construction on Gas Well and Kalifornsky Beach roads is finished, so let the bikers reign again! Most cyclists competing in Sunday’s Tri-The-Kenai Triathlon were happy… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Chinooks starting to hit at Fishin’ Hole

Last week I reported that the Fishing Hole’s chinook run had been about as productive as surface trolling from a ferry in high seas off… Continue reading

Out of the Office: In Pursuit of a Green Thumb

This spring, I decided to get serious about gardening. By gardening, I mean finding the most hearty, resilient plants I could and sticking them in… Continue reading

Homer’s season ends at DII state softball

The mood in the Homer Mariners dugout was somber Saturday morning after a 9-1 loss to Ketchikan ended the Mariners’ season at the Division II… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Brittany Taylor competes in the girls’ 400 meters during the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Palmer High School.

Homer girls nab fourth at state track

The Kenai Central girls won the Division II state track title Saturday at Palmer High School. “We finished first at regions, and we knew after… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Brittany Taylor competes in the girls’ 400 meters during the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Palmer High School.

Fishing still good despite wacky weather

The weather was a bit schizoid over the Memorial Day weekend with Mother Nature experiencing sneezing wind fits trailed by intervals of sluggish air allowing… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General Information and Announcements Please contact Kachemak Bay State Park to report problems or to file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov… Continue reading

Southcentral baseball: SoHi, Kenai, Homer see seasons end

The Homer, Kenai Central and Soldotna baseball teams came up short of a state berth at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

Homer takes 3rd-straight NLC tourney crown

The Homer softball team won a third straight Northern Lights Conference title in convincing fashion Saturday at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Mariners topped… Continue reading

Boys state soccer: Kenai defends title, Homer nabs fourth

The dark sky and pouring rain made a fitting backdrop for a championship soccer game riddled with drama and high stakes as the Kenai Kardinals… Continue reading

Juneau’s Eva Goering (left) and Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava battle for the ball during the final game of the Division II state soccer championships Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Girls state soccer: SoHi finishes second to Juneau

After making it farther than they ever have before, the Soldotna girls soccer team finished second at the Division II state soccer championships in a… Continue reading

Juneau’s Eva Goering (left) and Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava battle for the ball during the final game of the Division II state soccer championships Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boys state soccer day 2: Kenai advances to state final

The defending Division II state boys soccer champions, the Kenai Kardinals, are staring down the barrel of another shot at the state title. The Kardinals… Continue reading

Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: River salmon fishing opens Saturday

This weekend officially kicks off the Homer News fishing column, Reeling ’Em In, where our vast and dedicated staff of an old goat and his… Continue reading

Senior Brianna Hetrick, left, and foreign exchange student Claudia Fernandez, right, were honored prior to the Mariners’ softball game against Kenai at the Jack Gist field on Saturday. (Photo by McKIbben Jackinsky )

Homer clips Kenai’s wings, heads to regions

Less than a week after claiming a 19-0 softball victory over the Kenai Central Kardinals in Kenai on May 14, the Homer Mariners racked up… Continue reading

Senior Brianna Hetrick, left, and foreign exchange student Claudia Fernandez, right, were honored prior to the Mariners’ softball game against Kenai at the Jack Gist field on Saturday. (Photo by McKIbben Jackinsky )
Soldotna’s Ben Booth (middle) races in the Class 4A boys 100-meter final Saturday at the Region III Track and Field Championships in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi pulls out rare Region III track sweep; Kenai girls win Class 3A title

The only thing likely moving faster than the athletes Saturday at the Region III track and field championships was the number-crunching going on in Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ben Booth (middle) races in the Class 4A boys 100-meter final Saturday at the Region III Track and Field Championships in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… Continue reading

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading