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.

Homer area sports and recreation announcements

Upcoming events Football: The Mariner football team will play an away game against Ketchikan at 6 p.m. on Friday. Cross-country running: Runners from the Homer… Continue reading

Homer area sports and recreation announcements

Upcoming events Football: The Mariner football team will play this year’s homecoming game at 3 p.m. Saturday at the home field against Nikiski Middle-High School.… Continue reading

Homer girls, Colony boys swimmers take Soldotna Invitational

The Homer girls and Colony boys swim teams won the Soldotna Invitational on Saturday at Soldotna High School. After Friday night’s Pentathlon, the schools got… Continue reading

Daigle, Dunham, SoHi girls and boys nab borough XC crowns

Add the prep cross-country season to the many thing that were indelibly marked by the chaotic, extended wildfire season in Southcentral Alaska. The Soldotna girls… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ethan Evans competes in the 50-yard breaststroke Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the 2019 SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer girls swim team takes SoHi Pentathlon

Soldotna junior Ethan Evans proved once again that he has no rival, while Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby and Homer junior Madison Story renewed their rivalry,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ethan Evans competes in the 50-yard breaststroke Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the 2019 SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Michael Armstrong’s dog, Leia, waits patiently to go for a walk on the Homer Spit beach on Jan. 25, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Need an exercise plan? Get a dog — a really rowdy, rambunctious dog

Suppose at your latest physical you got a stern lecture from your doctor. Suppose she told you to start exercising more — a lot more.… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong’s dog, Leia, waits patiently to go for a walk on the Homer Spit beach on Jan. 25, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick says ‘So long, and thanks for all the feedback, tips and tales’

Before we roll into the last fishing report for the season, I’d like to say that it has been another great run especially because of… Continue reading

Mariner football blasts past Valdez

The Homer football team stormed past Valdez last weekend in a nonconference Division III game hosted by Homer. The Mariners ended the night 52-6 and… Continue reading

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                                Homer’s Katlyn Vogl digs the ball out of the net during a game against Palmer High School on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events Football: Varsity football plays at 2 p.m. this Saturday against the Seahawks at Seward High School. Cross-country running: The cross country team will… Continue reading

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                                Homer’s Katlyn Vogl digs the ball out of the net during a game against Palmer High School on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Nikiski volleyball ekes out win over Mariners

The Nikiski volleyball team managed to stay just ahead of the host Mariners last weekend to pull out a win after a five-set match at… Continue reading

Dixon, Wiebe win Homer Mariner Triathlon

Dozens of endurance enthusiasts rose early on Saturday to swim, bike and run in the annual Homer Mariner Triathlon. Originally scheduled for earlier this month… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Hare v. Pheasants could be plot of Homer ‘Sea Side Story’

Last week, as dawn morphed from a dull steel radiance to a crimson ember’s glow, I had just stepped out of the cabin to head… Continue reading

Out of the Office: Let’s pour one out for Mother Tutka

For the two years I’ve lived in Homer, I’ve managed just two trips across Kachemak Bay that haven’t been work related. If I keep up… Continue reading

Houston continues undefeated streak with win over Homer

The Houston High School football team kept its winning streak going last weekend and rolled over the Mariners 20-8 in a home game at Homer… Continue reading