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

 

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)

Homer boys capture state wrestling title

Homer’s wrestling team reclaimed their state championship throne last weekend for the first time since 2015. The Mariners came away from the competition at the… Continue reading

Lady Mariners take fourth at 3A state volleyball championships

In their first appearance at the Class 3A state volleyball championship since 2015, the Homer volleyball team came away in fourth place with a 2-2… Continue reading

Homer’s Alia Bales races the butterfly leg in the girls 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer swimmers place ninth, 11th at states

When Soldotna diving coach Dennis Reger asked a group of swimmers in the fall of 2015 if a few wanted to join the dive team,… Continue reading

Homer’s Alia Bales races the butterfly leg in the girls 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer earns spot at volleyball state championships

After a season of growth and a third-place finish at last week’s Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament in Anchorage, the Homer volleyball team is headed to… Continue reading

Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Calvert, Kenai girls win state

A summer of hard work paid dividends when Kenai Central senior Jaycie Calvert left the field in her dust to claim a state crown. Calvert… Continue reading