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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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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AP golfer makes hole in one

Anchor Point golfer Wayne Tourangeau accomplished every golfer’s dream on May 26 when he hit a hole-in-one on hole number 5 at Fireweed Meadows Golf… Continue reading

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Mariner baseball team tops Houston on senior night

The Homer Mariners varsity baseball team honored their nine senior baseball players before Monday’s game against Houston.  The Mariners defeated the Hawks 14-4.  Sheldon Hutt… Continue reading

Softball teams help in cancer fight

The Homer Mariners Softball Team and the Kodiak Bears Softball team would like to thank the community for supporting us in our “StrikeOut Cancer” games… Continue reading

Triple crown champions and Popeye wrestlers Tristen Cook and Timmy Woo each placed first in three events at the Alaska State Wrestling Championships: folkstyle, freestyle and greco. -Photo provided

Woo, Cook earn triple crowns

Two Popeye wrestlers brought home triple crowns last weekend after participating in the Alaska State Wrestling Championships. Timmy Woo and Tristen Cook, wrestling in the… Continue reading

Triple crown champions and Popeye wrestlers Tristen Cook and Timmy Woo each placed first in three events at the Alaska State Wrestling Championships: folkstyle, freestyle and greco. -Photo provided
Participants in the Kevin Bell Arena’s We Skate program pose for a photo during the Riverskate competition in Soldotna April 10-12. From left are Coach McKinzie Parker, Ireland Styvar, Rosy Koffman, and Coach Megan Magee.                              -Photo by Kiirsten Styvar

Young Kevin Bell Arena figure skaters participate in Soldotna competition

Eight skaters from the Kevin Bell Arena’s We Skate program participated in the Riverskate competition in Soldotna April 10-12. The young figure skaters brought home… Continue reading

Participants in the Kevin Bell Arena’s We Skate program pose for a photo during the Riverskate competition in Soldotna April 10-12. From left are Coach McKinzie Parker, Ireland Styvar, Rosy Koffman, and Coach Megan Magee.                              -Photo by Kiirsten Styvar
Neysa Villa, left, and Jane Wipf Wiebe pose for a photo at a reception for friends and family at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on April 12, one day after being inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. Villa and Wipf were two of 20 that made up the hall of fame’s Class of 2015 and have strong ties to Freeman.

Homer’s Jane Wiebe inducted into S. D. Sports Hall of Fame

Two women with strong ties to Freeman were prominently featured as the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inducted 20 people last weekend. Neysa Villa… Continue reading

Neysa Villa, left, and Jane Wipf Wiebe pose for a photo at a reception for friends and family at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on April 12, one day after being inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. Villa and Wipf were two of 20 that made up the hall of fame’s Class of 2015 and have strong ties to Freeman.
The Homer Mariners 800-meter spring medley team pose after taking seventh place in a field of 29 teams at the Big C Relays in Anchorage last weekend.  From left are athletes Ziza Shemet Pitcher, Aurora Waclawski, Alex Mosley and Sarah Wolf.  -Photo Provided

Mariners have strong performance during Big C Relays in Anchorage

It was a busy but rewarding weekend in Anchorage for the Homer High School track and field team as they competed in the Big C… Continue reading

The Homer Mariners 800-meter spring medley team pose after taking seventh place in a field of 29 teams at the Big C Relays in Anchorage last weekend.  From left are athletes Ziza Shemet Pitcher, Aurora Waclawski, Alex Mosley and Sarah Wolf.  -Photo Provided
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