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

Fall sports playoffs, state championships canceled

ASAA wants schools to stay in geographic regions

 

Youth softball program ends season, continues to develop

In an abnormal time, a burgeoning youth softball program in Homer grew into some normalcy in its second season this summer. The USA Softball sanctioned… Continue reading

 

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Alaska 20 sees season end

Alaska 20 saw its season end this past Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Chugiak at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.… Continue reading

 

State skiing: Homer’s Daigle, girls capture Division II crowns

The relentless snowflakes falling didn’t deter Alaska’s best high school skiers this weekend at the expansive Kincaid Park trails that line the west coast of… Continue reading

Homer goes 0-2 at DI state hockey championship

Fresh off a Division II state hockey championship title — the first in Homer High School history — the Homer Mariners got to see some… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman (26) and Matey Reutov (67) battle with Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren (left) for the puck during the second period of the Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 final of the ASAA/First National Cup Division II State Hockey Championships at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Ice Arena in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Danny Martin/News-Miner)

Homer wins first hockey state championship in school history

The Homer Mariner hockey team made school history last weekend when they secured the program’s first ever state championship win during the ASAA/First National Cup… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman (26) and Matey Reutov (67) battle with Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren (left) for the puck during the second period of the Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 final of the ASAA/First National Cup Division II State Hockey Championships at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Ice Arena in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo by Danny Martin/News-Miner)

State wrestling: Homer takes 3rd in DII meet; SoHi duo earns girls titles

The Homer wrestling team finished third in the team race to lead all peninsula schools in the Division II state wrestling championships this past weekend… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th place at Mix Six state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail… Continue reading

Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer beats Kenai for 1st state volleyball crown in 30 years

The Homer Mariners hadn’t won a state volleyball championship in 30 years, but that didn’t stop them from writing some lofty goals on the whiteboard… Continue reading

Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

State swimming: Story ends 26-year title drought for Homer girls

Growing up in a swimming family, Madison Story knew her mother had a history in the sport. But it wasn’t until an offhand comment made… Continue reading

State XC: Daigle double leads peninsula

After falling short in her quest to defend her Division II state cross-country championship last year, Homer’s Autumn Daigle took solace in the fact that… Continue reading

Homer’s season ends at DII state softball

The mood in the Homer Mariners dugout was somber Saturday morning after a 9-1 loss to Ketchikan ended the Mariners’ season at the Division II… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Brittany Taylor competes in the girls’ 400 meters during the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Palmer High School.

Homer girls nab fourth at state track

The Kenai Central girls won the Division II state track title Saturday at Palmer High School. “We finished first at regions, and we knew after… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Brittany Taylor competes in the girls’ 400 meters during the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank State Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Palmer High School.

Boys state soccer: Kenai defends title, Homer nabs fourth

The dark sky and pouring rain made a fitting backdrop for a championship soccer game riddled with drama and high stakes as the Kenai Kardinals… Continue reading

Juneau’s Eva Goering (left) and Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava battle for the ball during the final game of the Division II state soccer championships Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Girls state soccer: SoHi finishes second to Juneau

After making it farther than they ever have before, the Soldotna girls soccer team finished second at the Division II state soccer championships in a… Continue reading

Juneau’s Eva Goering (left) and Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava battle for the ball during the final game of the Division II state soccer championships Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boys state soccer day 2: Kenai advances to state final

The defending Division II state boys soccer champions, the Kenai Kardinals, are staring down the barrel of another shot at the state title. The Kardinals… Continue reading

Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)

Homer girls, Salzetti earn small-schools honors at state skiing

Kenai Central senior Maria Salzetti earned first-place honors among small-schools skiers Friday at the state ski meet at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, while the Homer… Continue reading

Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)
Homer’s Isaiah Nevak celebrates a late game-tying goal on Palmer goalie Tiernan O’Rourke Saturday night at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Palmer defeats Homer in state hockey final

Hockey can be a cruel sport. The Homer Mariners learned that Saturday night. A wild three minutes of frantic hockey punctuated the end of Saturday… Continue reading

Homer’s Isaiah Nevak celebrates a late game-tying goal on Palmer goalie Tiernan O’Rourke Saturday night at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey reaches state final

One word defined the Homer Mariners’ state semifinal win over Juneau-Douglas on Friday. Redemption. Having lost two tough road games to Juneau earlier in the… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer, right, moves the puck in front of Homer’s Casey Otis at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Juneau hockey prevails in overtime against Homer

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Cully Corrigan wisely held off celebrating what appeared to be a game-winning goal on Friday night at Treadwell Arena. Standing six… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer, right, moves the puck in front of Homer’s Casey Otis at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
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