Members of the Kenai boys soccer team dump water on their head coach, Shane Lopez, in celebration of their win over Juneau on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to claim the Division II state soccer championship title. The game was played at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Prep sports programs feel effects of new teacher’s contract

The new teachers contract agreed to by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District last month touched many aspects on the peninsula, including sports programs and… Continue reading

Members of the Kenai boys soccer team dump water on their head coach, Shane Lopez, in celebration of their win over Juneau on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to claim the Division II state soccer championship title. The game was played at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Homer High grad to run Boston Marathon with Team Papi

Next spring in Boston, a Homer High School graduate will join the team of legendary Red Sox hitter David Ortiz — that’s right, Big Papi… Continue reading

Homer wrestling wins Round Robin Rumble

The Homer wrestling team started off its season on a strong note by dominating the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble tournament over the weekend.… Continue reading

Homer volleyball splits weekend games against Seward, Nikiski

The Lady Mariners defeated Seward High School 3-0 in a Southcentral Conference volleyball matchup Friday in Homer. The Mariners quickly silenced the Seahawks with set… Continue reading

Homer area sports and recreation announcements

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners host Seward High School this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. Then on Saturday, the team… Continue reading

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The varsity Homer football team poses for a photo on the Homer High School turf field on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Justin Zank named football coach of the year in conference

Homer football head coach Justin Zank was named coach of the year for the Peninsula Conference, along with Houston coach Glenn Nelson. The all-conference awards… Continue reading

The varsity Homer football team poses for a photo on the Homer High School turf field on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 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

State XC: Daigle double leads peninsula

After falling short in her quest to defend her Division II state cross-country championship last year, Homer’s Autumn Daigle took solace in the fact that… Continue reading

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)