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Photo by Amy Mitchell Homer High School freshman Hannah Hatfield, pictured here, made the All-Tournament Team for Division II girls softball in the state. The Homer girls team received the Academic Award with a combined GPA of 3.54.

Homer softball team earns honors

Homer High School freshman Hannah Hatfield made the All-Tournament Team for Division II girls softball in the state. The Homer girls team received the Academic… Continue reading

 

State softball: Homer goes quietly with walkoff loss

The Homer Mariners will have to wait another year for that elusive and overdue state softball title after a double-elimination day at the Division II… Continue reading

 

No. 7 seed Palmer wins Southcentral baseball title

In a wacky Southcentral Conference baseball tournament in Homer, one trend was solid — power gravitated to the north. Palmer personified both traits of the… Continue reading

 

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer’s Luciano Fasulo sprints to the finish of the Division II boys 800-meter race Saturday, May 26 at the Alaska Track and Field state championship meet at Palmer High School.

Homer boys track team takes second, girls take fourth at state tourney

Emily Pieh knew the moment the 2.2-pound discus flew out of her hand, it was going to be a big one. Friday afternoon at Machetanz… Continue reading

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer’s Luciano Fasulo sprints to the finish of the Division II boys 800-meter race Saturday, May 26 at the Alaska Track and Field state championship meet at Palmer High School.
Homer’s Timothy Blakely (4) redirects the ball Friday in a Division II state tournament semifinal against Kenai Central at Service High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai boys win semifinal over Homer

The Kenai Central boys are back in a state championship final, and they intend to finish what they started two years ago. The Kardinals punched… Continue reading

Homer’s Timothy Blakely (4) redirects the ball Friday in a Division II state tournament semifinal against Kenai Central at Service High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna goalie Cody Quelland punches the ball out of trouble Friday, May 18, 2018, against Homer in the Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday boys semis: Kenai, Homer advance to state

Homer boys coach Warren Waldorf was nervous the night before Friday’s Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals clash with Soldotna on the Stars home field. At 62… Continue reading

Soldotna goalie Cody Quelland punches the ball out of trouble Friday, May 18, 2018, against Homer in the Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson and Mikayla Leadens of Soldotna compete in the 800-meter relay Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Houston High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman.com)

Homer girls, Soldotna girls grab Region III titles

The Soldotna girls won a Region III-Division I girls title Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, while the Homer girls defended their Region III-Division… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson and Mikayla Leadens of Soldotna compete in the 800-meter relay Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Houston High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman.com)
Kenai’s Anya Danielson (right) keeps the ball from Homer’s Jessica Sonnen (11) Friday in a Peninsula Conference tournament semifinal at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai girls clinch state spot with tight semi win over Homer

On the heels of two incredibly tight regular season contests, the Kenai Central and Homer girls knew Friday’s Peninsula Conference semifinal could go either way.… Continue reading

Kenai’s Anya Danielson (right) keeps the ball from Homer’s Jessica Sonnen (11) Friday in a Peninsula Conference tournament semifinal at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central’s Brenna Eubank winds up for a kick Saturday in the Peninsula Conference girls soccer championship at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai boys, SoHi girls win region soccer titles

It may be a restructured conference, but a three-peat is still a three-peat. The Kenai Central boys won a third straight region tournament with a… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Brenna Eubank winds up for a kick Saturday in the Peninsula Conference girls soccer championship at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai’s Alyssa St….? catches a high ball that Homer’s Brianna Hetrick let pass by during their softball game Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Soccer: The girls soccer team plays Voznesenka tonight at 6 p.m. in Homer. They will also host Palmer at 2 p.m. on Saturday.… Continue reading

Kenai’s Alyssa St….? catches a high ball that Homer’s Brianna Hetrick let pass by during their softball game Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Soldotna’s Kellie Arthur tries to hold off Homer’s Autumn Daigle in the final leg of the 3,200-meter relay Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Soldotna High School. Daigle would pass Arthur for the victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer track takes second in borough-wide meet

The Soldotna girls and boys track teams repeated as champions Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough track and field meet at Soldotna High School. The… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Kellie Arthur tries to hold off Homer’s Autumn Daigle in the final leg of the 3,200-meter relay Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Soldotna High School. Daigle would pass Arthur for the victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News Homer’s Mose Hayes pitches during a Southcentral Conference game against Soldotna on Wednesday, May 9 at Homer High School in Homer.

Homer baseball knocks off SoHi

The Homer Mariners took another step to clinching a strong seed in the region baseball tournament with an 8-6 victory Wednesday night over Soldotna. Homer… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News Homer’s Mose Hayes pitches during a Southcentral Conference game against Soldotna on Wednesday, May 9 at Homer High School in Homer.

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Soccer: Both soccer teams will compete this weekend in the Region III Championships held at Soldotna High School. the action starts tonight and… Continue reading

Homer goalkeeper Kelli Bishop (in orange) knocks the ball away on a Kenai Central rush Tuesday evening at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai soccer earns win, draw against Homer

With an 11-game unbeaten streak hanging in the balance, Kenai Central senior Zack Tuttle made sure the Kardinals boys’ dream season continued as planned. Tuttle… Continue reading

Homer goalkeeper Kelli Bishop (in orange) knocks the ball away on a Kenai Central rush Tuesday evening at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Ketchikan’s Leah Benning battles for control of the ball with Homer’s Rylyn Todd during their game Friday, May 4, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Ketchikan won the match 2-1. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soccer teams lose to Ketchikan in non-conference action

The dark clouds, rain and hail that plagued Homer last week held off just enough for two soccer games against Ketchikan last Friday. The stormy… Continue reading

Ketchikan’s Leah Benning battles for control of the ball with Homer’s Rylyn Todd during their game Friday, May 4, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Ketchikan won the match 2-1. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Soldotna pitcher Tara Lynn Frates offers up a pitch Tuesday evening to a Homer batter at the Soldotna Little League fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer clubs SoHi softball

The Homer Mariners brought the bats and Mother Nature did the rest. On a day when gusty winds challenged fielders to catch a pop-up, the… Continue reading

Soldotna pitcher Tara Lynn Frates offers up a pitch Tuesday evening to a Homer batter at the Soldotna Little League fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer sophomore Marina Carroll focuses during the girls triple jump Saturday, April 28 at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field.

SoHi sweeps Kenai Invite track titles

Get the brooms out, the Stars are in town. The Soldotna track and field teams rolled to team crowns Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at… Continue reading

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer sophomore Marina Carroll focuses during the girls triple jump Saturday, April 28 at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field.
Photo by Monica Anderson Members of the Kachemak Swim Club pose after their competition in Anchorage last weekend. First row left to right: Cassidy Carroll, Daisy Walker; second row: Gunnar Pinsky, Annabelle Franciscone, Hannah Overdorf, Elsa Milne, Carly Nelson and Hazel Pearson; third row: Clayton Arndt, Adeline Berry, Alia Bales, Madison Story, Kaylin Anderson, Lucas Story, Jake Nelson and Ella Blanton-Yourkowski. McKenna Carlin and Luke Nelson, not pictured, also competed.

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Soccer: The boys varsity soccer team will play Ketchikan at home starting at 6 p.m. Friday, and will play Kenai in an away… Continue reading

Photo by Monica Anderson Members of the Kachemak Swim Club pose after their competition in Anchorage last weekend. First row left to right: Cassidy Carroll, Daisy Walker; second row: Gunnar Pinsky, Annabelle Franciscone, Hannah Overdorf, Elsa Milne, Carly Nelson and Hazel Pearson; third row: Clayton Arndt, Adeline Berry, Alia Bales, Madison Story, Kaylin Anderson, Lucas Story, Jake Nelson and Ella Blanton-Yourkowski. McKenna Carlin and Luke Nelson, not pictured, also competed.
Soldotna senior Kellie Arthur leads a pack of runners in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday afternoon at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer Invite results

Two major knee surgeries is tough to come back from, but Saturday afternoon at the Homer Invitational, Soldotna sophomore Ituau Tuisuaula proved adversity is just… Continue reading

Soldotna senior Kellie Arthur leads a pack of runners in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday afternoon at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna baseball beats Homer in opener for both teams

The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 8-1 on Monday in the season opener for both teams. Soldotna coach Robb Quelland said his team has… Continue reading

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