Snowmachiners enjoy some backcountry sunshine in the Caribou Hills.

Snomads planning Fun Run for this weekend

Weather on the first day of March was more like a lamb than a lion, but winter is far from over. Just ask Snomads, a… Continue reading

Snowmachiners enjoy some backcountry sunshine in the Caribou Hills.

Wrestling champs

Homer Middle School wrestlers pose with the medals they earned from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Championships Feb. 23. Back row from left are Timmy… Continue reading

Seventh-grader Denver Waclawski skis to a 10th-place finish during the Borough Middle School  ski meet held March 2 in Kenai.

Huskies place six in Top 10 at middle school ski meet

The Homer Middle School Huskies placed three girls and three boys in the top 10 during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Middle School Ski Meet held… Continue reading

Seventh-grader Denver Waclawski skis to a 10th-place finish during the Borough Middle School  ski meet held March 2 in Kenai.

Nikolaevsk earns top seed for Peninsula Conference tourney

It may be too early for March, but it's never too early for madness.Calendars won't flip until Friday, but by that time the Peninsula Conference… Continue reading

Big Fat Bike Fest returns

Big Fat Bike Fest returns

The Homer Cycling Club and fat-bikers from around the state, and even the Lower 48, are gearing up for the second annual Big Fat Bike… Continue reading

Big Fat Bike Fest returns

Mariners Nordic ski team finishes 13th at state meet in Kincaid Park

After a long ski season, the Mariners' weathered Nordic ski team describes the season's finale at state in one word: Relieved.In the last leg of… Continue reading

Husky wrestlers win five Borough Championships

The Homer Middle School Huskies hosted the 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Wrestling Championships last Saturday. Six middle school teams, ranging from Seward down… Continue reading

Huskies wrap up ski season Saturday at Boroughs in Kenai

The Homer Huskies traveled to the Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview High School for the Soldotna Classic Invite on Feb 22."The skiers were pumped up to… Continue reading

The Riptide's Austin McAvoy guards the Nets' Royce Holmes during the City League championship tournament last weekend.

Riptide repeats City League history; wins championship for second year

The Best Western Riptide took home the City League Championship after winning all three games in last weekend's tournament. The team defeated the Bulletproof Nets… Continue reading

The Riptide's Austin McAvoy guards the Nets' Royce Holmes during the City League championship tournament last weekend.

Mariners host last home games of basketball season on Friday

The Homer Mariners hosted the Kenai Kardinals for a rivalry endowment game on Tuesday night in basketball action.Although they are now in separate conferences, this… Continue reading

Nordic Skiing Regions Meet Lookout Trails, Ohlson Mountain

Total team scoresBoys — 1. Soldotna, 2 hours, 22 minutes, 55 seconds; 2. Kenai, 2:27:42; 3. Colony, 2:28:06; 4. Grace, 2:30:02; 5. Homer, 2:36:24; 6.… Continue reading

The Homer Hockey Association Pee Wee C team won the Presidents Day Tournament, beating Fairbanks 4-2 in the championship game on Sunday in Anchorage.

Glacier Kings Peewee team wins tourney

The Homer Glacier Kings Peewee Tier 3 team beat Fairbanks 4-2 Sunday for its third Presidents Day Invitational Hockey Tournament championship in four years. In… Continue reading

The Homer Hockey Association Pee Wee C team won the Presidents Day Tournament, beating Fairbanks 4-2 in the championship game on Sunday in Anchorage.

Mariners split in rematch with Nikiski

After a canceled Thursday night game against Seward, the Mariners had an extra day of rest before Friday's conference game opponents, the Nikiski Bulldogs. Lady… Continue reading

Mariner Aspen Daigle speeds up to pass two Soldotna Stars skiers in the Regions meet at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain last weekend.

Lady Mariners ski to third in Regions meet

The Mariners young small team showed the competition whose home course it was at the Nordic skiing Regions meet last weekend at the Lookout Mountain… Continue reading

Mariner Aspen Daigle speeds up to pass two Soldotna Stars skiers in the Regions meet at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain last weekend.
Special Olympic athlete Kinna Ledger, center, celebrates her Winter World Games medal with (back row from left) sister Paulina Baker, mother Susie Ledger, Homer Senior Citizens executive director Keren Kelley; and (front row from left) niece Alinna Baker, nephew J. J. Baker, and niece Larissa Baker.

Family, friends celebrate Special Olympian’s win

A medal-wearing Kinna Ledger, 22, of Anchor Point was surrounded by family, friends and her coach at a party in her honor Thursday afternoon. Ledger… Continue reading

Special Olympic athlete Kinna Ledger, center, celebrates her Winter World Games medal with (back row from left) sister Paulina Baker, mother Susie Ledger, Homer Senior Citizens executive director Keren Kelley; and (front row from left) niece Alinna Baker, nephew J. J. Baker, and niece Larissa Baker.
The Homer Middle School ski team poses for a picture recently. The team is raising funds with a ski-a-thon on Sunday, while the coaches will be offering lessons for $25.

Husky ski team to host ski-a-thon; lessons to be offered by coaches for $25

What's a ski-a-thon? A fun-filled event used to promote skiing among youth by supporting the funding of getting to the trails, wax and assorted other… Continue reading

The Homer Middle School ski team poses for a picture recently. The team is raising funds with a ski-a-thon on Sunday, while the coaches will be offering lessons for $25.

Sports Briefs

High school pool reopensAfter managers discovered a "fecal incident" at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center at Homer High School, the swimming pool was closed on… Continue reading

The blue-and-gold Homer Mariner boys cross-country ski team, left, and teams from Kenai, Skyview and SoHi, get a mass start at Borough competition at Lookout Mountain on Saturday.

Lady Mariners ski to top honors at Boroughs

The Lady Mariner Nordic ski team smoked the competition last weekend at the Borough ski meet held at Lookout Mountain. The boys team held strong,… Continue reading

The blue-and-gold Homer Mariner boys cross-country ski team, left, and teams from Kenai, Skyview and SoHi, get a mass start at Borough competition at Lookout Mountain on Saturday.
Mariner Mark McGregor, No. 32, gets ready to pass the ball during Saturday's final tournament game against the Nikiski Bulldogs. The Mariners claimed a 50-35 victory in the game that was played in the Homer Middle School gym.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Lady Mariners take second place during winter carnival tourney

The Lady Mariners took home some hardware after going 2-1 this weekend and taking second place in Homer's fourth annual Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament held… Continue reading

Mariner Mark McGregor, No. 32, gets ready to pass the ball during Saturday's final tournament game against the Nikiski Bulldogs. The Mariners claimed a 50-35 victory in the game that was played in the Homer Middle School gym.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Mariner ski team hosts Boroughs this weekend

Mariner ski team hosts Boroughs this weekend

In the last meet of the regular season, the Mariners Nordic ski team dominated the top 10 at the Seward Invite last weekend in the… Continue reading

Mariner ski team hosts Boroughs this weekend