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Soccer: Homer girls tie Soldotna in season opener

In their first effort of the season, Homer’s Lady Mariners stayed even with Soldotna’s soccer team for a 3-3 tie Tuesday night. The home game… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Henry Russell and Soldotna’s Cameron Johnson battle for the ball Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna boys soccer tops Homer

Tuesday’s Peninsula Conference soccer game between the Soldotna and Homer boys at Soldotna High School provided a lesson in early season vs. postseason. In the… Continue reading

 

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the… Continue reading

 

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: There will be a Slush Cup & Rowan Springer Day held Sunday, April 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ohlson Mountain Rope… Continue reading

Homer hosts first NYO Games invitational

For the first time since the lower Kenai Peninsula organized a Native Youth Olympics Games program, it hosted its own invitational over the weekend at… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Minni Soccer Camp to be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Homer High School Gym. This is a fundraiser… Continue reading

Participants in the 42 kilometer portion of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon take off from the starting line Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. The 42k race actually had to be shortened to 38k when a portion of the trail was lost in the bad weather. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Skiers brave whiteout conditions for annual marathon

There were two different versions of Homer last Saturday: one was rainy, cloudy and relatively warm for March — the other cold, windswept and with… Continue reading

Participants in the 42 kilometer portion of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon take off from the starting line Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. The 42k race actually had to be shortened to 38k when a portion of the trail was lost in the bad weather. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team kept their undefeated season alive with a 67-52 victory over Nikiski on Saturday in the championship game of… Continue reading

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                                Old Timers Race winner Herff Keith makes his way to the track.

Ice Racing report: Ice racing turns to water racing

It was an extremely wet day of ice racing for the Kenai Peninsula Ice Race Association on Sunday, but a lot of fun was had… Continue reading

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                                Old Timers Race winner Herff Keith makes his way to the track.
Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk girls, boys focus on 1st day at state

The Nikolaevsk girls are making a seventh trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years, while the Nikolaevsk boys are making a sixth straight… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA girls stifle Nikolaevsk for Peninsula Conference title

The adage of defense winning championships has been proven time and time again. Rarely is it proven as drastically as it was in Cook Inlet… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk boys top Ninilchik for 1st Conference crown

The first season Nikolaevsk Warriors head coach Steve Klaich started trying to win the Peninsula Conference championship — 1989-90 — Ronald Reagan and then George… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The top ten girl skiers from Homer Middle School pose for a photo at a borough-wide ski meet the weekend of March 2-3, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events The 2019 Kachemak Ski Marathon begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Bib pick up and registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Lookout… Continue reading

The top ten girl skiers from Homer Middle School pose for a photo at a borough-wide ski meet the weekend of March 2-3, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted)
Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. Grace is one of three private school teams in Region 3A basketball. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls basketball among teams to protest playing private Anchorage school

Members of several high school girls basketball programs in the Southcentral Conference are protesting games that were scheduled against a private school in Anchorage, saying… Continue reading

Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. Grace is one of three private school teams in Region 3A basketball. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events Practice has started for spring sports including track and field, softball, baseball and soccer. Basketball: Both basketball teams will travel to Nikiski for… Continue reading

Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi boys, Homer girls win borough ski meet relays

Saturday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships offered a small dose of redemption for the Soldotna boys team and a clutch victory for the Homer… Continue reading

The Homer Husky girls at the starting line during a Friday, Feb. 16, 2019 ski meet near Homer, Alaska. Left to right: Leah Dunn, Lawson Alexson-Walls, Sidney Flora, Hannah Stonorov, Bryce Glidden, Elsa Otis, Alana Houlihan, Eryn Field, Elena Badajos, Frida Renner and Ireland Styvar. Homer High School skier and the sweeper for the race, Katia Holmes, is in the background. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events Basketball: The boy’s basketball team will play Grace Christian School at 8 p.m. at home on Friday. The girls will play Grace at… Continue reading

The Homer Husky girls at the starting line during a Friday, Feb. 16, 2019 ski meet near Homer, Alaska. Left to right: Leah Dunn, Lawson Alexson-Walls, Sidney Flora, Hannah Stonorov, Bryce Glidden, Elsa Otis, Alana Houlihan, Eryn Field, Elena Badajos, Frida Renner and Ireland Styvar. Homer High School skier and the sweeper for the race, Katia Holmes, is in the background. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)
Galena’s Kevin Bergman looks for a way around Homer’s Seth Adkins on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events Basketball: The girls’ team will compete in the Grace Hardwood Classic this weekend starting today and continuing Friday and Saturday. The boys will… Continue reading

Galena’s Kevin Bergman looks for a way around Homer’s Seth Adkins on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Palmer girls, Colony boys take Region III ski meet

The 19-year streak of at least one peninsula team winning a Region III nordic ski championship was broken Saturday when the Palmer girls and Colony… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle skis to the finish line of the varsity girls’ classic race just ahead of Kenai’s Maria Salzetti on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Daigle took first place. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls win ski invite at Lookout Mountain Trails

The Homer’s girs skiers swept both events at their own invitational meet over the weekend, while Soldotna scored the team win for the boys. The… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle skis to the finish line of the varsity girls’ classic race just ahead of Kenai’s Maria Salzetti on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Daigle took first place. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)