Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football falls to Kenai in season opener

The Kenai Central football team has once again established itself as one of the teams to beat on the Kenai Peninsula, though the Kards are… Continue reading

 

Stars take 3 of 4 team titles at Nikiski Class Races

The smoke was mildly annoying. The hills were anything but. The cross-country season on the Kenai Peninsula kicked off Monday with the Nikiski Class Races… Continue reading

 

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The Mariner football team will travel for an away game at 7 p.m. this Friday against Redington Jr./Sr. High School near Wasilla.… Continue reading

 

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                                Chugiak’s Tyler Huffer stiff-arms Soldotna’s Hudson Metcalf during a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 10, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna.

Simmering scrimmages: Prep football teams get ready for opening weekend

The Kenai Peninsula’s prep football programs scrimmaged Saturday in temperatures in the 70s to get ready for next weekend’s season openers. Soldotna hosted Chugiak in… Continue reading

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                                Chugiak’s Tyler Huffer stiff-arms Soldotna’s Hudson Metcalf during a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 10, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna.

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The first varsity football game of the season will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at Homer High School. The… Continue reading

Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events: Football: The first varsity football game of the season will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at Homer High School. The… Continue reading

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Homer hockey tops SoHi in tight contest

The loss of eight key Homer seniors coupled with the returning cast of rising Soldotna skaters left the debate of who would stand as the… Continue reading

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Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariner basketball roundup

Homer’s basketball teams found mixed success at home and on the road over the last week, ultimately both falling to Soldotna High School in Southcentral… Continue reading

Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey skates over Kenai

The visiting Kenai Kardinals fell in a Southcentral Conference match-up with the Homer Mariners on Tuesday, though not without a fight. Homer started off strong,… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage. Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Ninilchik basketball ends unsucessful weekend

The Soldotna girls won’t be coming home empty-handed from their weekend trip to Ketchikan. The Stars capped a 3-0 weekend Saturday night with the girls… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

8-team Southcentral Conference ready to rock

The hoops field is getting crowded in the Class 3A Southcentral Conference. The addition of Kenai Central to the Class 3A level of high school… Continue reading

Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area basketball roundup; Homer falls to Kenai Central

Homer fell just short over a conference victory over Kenai Central High School, losing 48-47 in Homer last Friday. The Kardinal boys came back from… Continue reading

Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing — The Mariner skiers are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Grace Invite. Basketball — The… Continue reading

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                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.
Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestling wins 4th straight region crown

There’s a reason why Saturday’s Kachemak Conference wrestling finals looked more like a Homer Mariners practice room than a tournament championship round. It’s because Homer’s… Continue reading

Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi sweeps Homer in fundraiser game for damaged valley rink

The Big Lake Rec Center came out the big winner of Friday’s hockey match up between Soldotna and Homer. After the Nov. 30 earthquake damaged… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming Hockey: The Mariner Hockey team will travel this weekend for games at West Anchorage High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and against Service… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariners navigate to victory at Grace Grizzly Grappler Tourney

All things seemed just fine, like any other tournament. The final wrestler was about to weigh in, in what looked like a heck of a… Continue reading

Kenai goaltender Jackson Cross stops a shot from Homer forward Ethan Pitzman (left) Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Kenai Multi Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey blasts Kenai

Fans that came expecting another shootout between Homer and Kenai Central like last Friday’s 7-5 score at the End of the Road Shootout tournament were… Continue reading

Kenai goaltender Jackson Cross stops a shot from Homer forward Ethan Pitzman (left) Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Kenai Multi Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)