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Machine members take title in city softball tournament

The Homer Softball Association held its year end city tournament this past weekend. The Machine, sponsored by Prodigy Medical and Dutch Boy, won the championship… 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

 

Homer wrestlers shine at national tourney

McKenzie Cook earns first place national wrestling title

 

Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Head of the Bay football coach will lead the Mariners

The Homer High School football team has a new leader starting this season, but it’s a face many in the community will recognize. Justin Zank… Continue reading

Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Tsunami youth softball team pose for a photo on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2019 after a round robin tournament last weekend at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Monica Anderson)

Homer youth softball performs well in weekend tourney

The newly formed Homer Tsunami youth softball team is forging ahead into a season of play against other similar youth teams in the state. Last… Continue reading

Members of the Tsunami youth softball team pose for a photo on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2019 after a round robin tournament last weekend at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Monica Anderson)
Homer’s Delilah Harris scores a run for the Tsunamis during Saturday’s games against Kenai-Soldotna’s Ak Riptide on June 29, 2019, at Jack Gist Field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Tsunami and AK Riptide battle at Jack Gist Park

In their first time playing on home ground, Homer’s Tsunami softball team swept into Jack Gist Park on Saturday in the team’s first USA Softball… Continue reading

Homer’s Delilah Harris scores a run for the Tsunamis during Saturday’s games against Kenai-Soldotna’s Ak Riptide on June 29, 2019, at Jack Gist Field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna teams sweep borough track meet

Below are the results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet held this past Saturday at Homer High School. The Homer girls team came in third… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Defender and midfielder Kimberly Lynn celebrates with her parents while being recognized on Senior Night between games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soccer players shine on Senior Night

The host Mariners came back from a 3-1 deficit last Friday to notch the nonconference victory and move to 9-4-2 overall. Homer avenged a 2-1… Continue reading

Defender and midfielder Kimberly Lynn celebrates with her parents while being recognized on Senior Night between games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls defeat Kenai; boys lose in close call

Homer’s Laura Inama netted the lone goal in Thursday night’s varsity girls soccer game between Homer and Kenai Central High School, propelling the Lady Mariners… Continue reading

Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer baseball defeats Soldotna

The host Homer baseball team defeated Soldotna 7-3 on Wednesday in nonconference action. The teams will play their Southcentral Conference game May 15. Homer moves… Continue reading

Prep soccer roundup: Homer sweeps Palmer; SoHi, Kenai lose in Valley

On a road trip last weekend, the Homer soccer teams had mixed results, with the boys winning two games and the girls winning one and… Continue reading

Stars sweep Kenai Invite track meet

With the borough, region and state track and field meets all upcoming in the next three weeks, Saturday’s Kenai Invitational provided local prep teams a… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners softball team poses for a photo with Coach Bill Bell, center, on May 4, 2019, after winning the Rally in the Valley softball tournament last weekend at Redington High School, Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Homer softball wins Rally in the Valley

The Homer Mariners pulled off a softball sweep last weekend at the Rally in the Valley tournament at Redington High School in Wasilla, starting with… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners softball team poses for a photo with Coach Bill Bell, center, on May 4, 2019, after winning the Rally in the Valley softball tournament last weekend at Redington High School, Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Nikiski sophomore Bailey Epperheimer (right) hands off to her sister Sidney Epperheimer Saturday afternoon in the girls 400-meter relay at the SoHi Region III Preview Invite at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi boys, Grace girls claim team titles at SoHi preview meet

The sun was shining, the wind stayed down, down jackets were replaced by T-shirts and Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field provided the perfect venue for Saturday’s… Continue reading

Nikiski sophomore Bailey Epperheimer (right) hands off to her sister Sidney Epperheimer Saturday afternoon in the girls 400-meter relay at the SoHi Region III Preview Invite at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer soccer teams sweep Nikiski

The hosting Homer soccer teams rolled over both teams from Nikiski Middle-High School on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action. Still recuperating from a full weekend… 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: 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’s Daniel Reutov (right) wins the ball during a game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tuesday soccer: Homer girls, boys play to ties against Kenai

Boy soccer players from Homer and Kenai ended a high-paced struggle in a tie Tuesday night on the Mariner home field. The game ended 1-1,… Continue reading

Homer’s Daniel Reutov (right) wins the ball during a game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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