The pump track at Kachemak City Park is now open for use when the park is dry. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Kachemak City Park pump track open for use

Bikes are pumping at the new Kachemak City Park pump track, located on East End Road. The new recreation area was designed and built by… Continue reading

 

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer High athletes test positive for COVID-19

Volleyball, football programs affected, with some team members quarantining. Saturday football game in Eagle River is still on.

 

The United States’ women’s 4x100-meter medley relay team, Regan Smith, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske and Abbey Weitzeil, celebrates at the podium after winning the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Jacoby earns silver in women’s medley relay

Jacoby also took home a gold medal for Team USA in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Games on Monday.

 

A banner supporting Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby hangs outside of First National Bank Alaska in her hometown of Seward on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby strikes gold

Seward swimmer passes world record holder, Olympic record holder in final 50 to win 100 breaststroke

A banner supporting Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby hangs outside of First National Bank Alaska in her hometown of Seward on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi baseball takes 5th, Homer nabs 6th at state

By CAMILLE BOTELLO and JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Soldotna baseball team lost the third-place game, 4-3, against the North Pole Patriots in extra innings… Continue reading

Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
The Homer Mariner softball team celebrates after winning the Northern Lights Conference in an 18-17 win over Kodiak. At far left, back, is Coach Bill Bell, and at far right is Assistant coach Mary Hana Bowe. (Photo courtesy Homer Mariner Softball team)

Homer softball takes 4th straight NLC crown

The Homer softball team defeated Kodiak 18-17 on Saturday for the Northern Lights Conference championship. The Mariners win the tournament for the fourth-straight time. Homer… Continue reading

The Homer Mariner softball team celebrates after winning the Northern Lights Conference in an 18-17 win over Kodiak. At far left, back, is Coach Bill Bell, and at far right is Assistant coach Mary Hana Bowe. (Photo courtesy Homer Mariner Softball team)
Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Andrew Marley, 10, wins Homer Winter King Tournament

‘Quite a bit of that is going to go to college tuition,’ dad says of son’s $87,000 earnings

Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Associated Press                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.

Iditarod preps for any scenario as 2021 race plans proceed

The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021.

Associated Press                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.

Schools, sports, after-school events canceled

The closures of part of an effort to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.
Mariner alums reunite in hockey game

Mariner alums reunite in hockey game

In a game that had the spirit of a friendly evening of pond hockey, about 20 former Homer High School students came together last Friday… Continue reading

Mariner alums reunite in hockey game
Kids let loose with their parents in annual Mud Games

Kids let loose with their parents in annual Mud Games

When Homer gets hot, Homerites get muddy. Families turned out by the dozens on Sunday to escape the heat and sun by frolicking in a… Continue reading

Kids let loose with their parents in annual Mud Games

Wrestling season kicks off with fundraiser; Mariner team boasts lots of sibling strength

This season the Mariner wrestling team looks to improve upon it seventh place team finish at State last year.  Returning State place winners juniors Timmy… Continue reading

Homer High School swimmer Griffin Downey swims in the Soldotna Pentathlon at Soldotna High School on Sept. 26. -Photo by Ben Boettger, Morris News Service - Alaska

Kodiak claims Pentathlon crowns

Last Friday afternoon’s 34th Annual SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School meet featured a little bit of new and a little bit of old. The… Continue reading

Homer High School swimmer Griffin Downey swims in the Soldotna Pentathlon at Soldotna High School on Sept. 26. -Photo by Ben Boettger, Morris News Service - Alaska

Sports InBrief

Kevin Bell Arena opens Sept. 21 Homer’s community ice rink, the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit, opens for its 10th season on… Continue reading

Mariners host swim-dive meet Friday, Saturday

After hosting the annual swim team triathlon fundraiser last Saturday, the Mariners on Friday and Saturday welcome swimmers and divers from seven other schools for… Continue reading

Rounds for the Rink is Saturday

Rounds for the Rink, the annual 18-hole best ball scramble, is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tips Golf Course. The scramble benefits the Homer Hockey… Continue reading

Build your own website workshop set for August

Build your own website workshop set for August

The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host a two-day workshop on how to build a website next month. The fee is $50 and the… Continue reading

Build your own website workshop set for August
Josh Mumm of Homer is back at work at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after finishing the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic in 5 days, 22 hours.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when… Continue reading

Josh Mumm of Homer is back at work at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after finishing the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic in 5 days, 22 hours.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
John Chapple III runs up Jefferson Street toward the base of the mountain in his first Mount Marathon race.

Area runners tackle Mount Marathon

A dozen local runners tackled the epic Fourth of July Mount Marathon race. Race history was made with Swede Emelie Forsberg, 28, finishing the 3.1-mile… Continue reading

John Chapple III runs up Jefferson Street toward the base of the mountain in his first Mount Marathon race.
Matthew Patterson cheers as he flips the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 1547 challenge caber — the first athlete in the history of the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Highland Games to do so.

Highland Games set new field records

Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first… Continue reading

Matthew Patterson cheers as he flips the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 1547 challenge caber — the first athlete in the history of the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Highland Games to do so.
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