Jeff Helminiak

Tsalteshi to hold cleanup day Saturday

Tsalteshi Trails will hold a trail cleanup day Saturday. Those interested can meet at the wax shack at the Skyview trail head at 11 a.m.… Continue reading

 

NLC softball tourney: Homer looks to hold off challengers

Now in its third edition, the Northern Lights Conference tournament was created to increase the level of competition in the conference and sharpen the two… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Phinny Weston (right) and Kenai’s Travis Verkuilen battle for the ball during the championship boys soccer game of the Peninsula Conference Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won 1-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State soccer tourney preview: Familiarity with foes means little

The five Kenai Peninsula teams that qualified for the Division II state soccer tournament, which will be played today through Saturday in Anchorage, have opponents… Continue reading

 

Results posted for Exit Glacier Race

The 37th annual Exit Glacier Race was held Saturday in Seward on Exit Glacier Road. Winners included Amanda Scott in 35 minutes, 33 seconds in… Continue reading

Area results posted for massive Gold Nugget Triathlon

A handful of Kenai Peninsula athletes traveled north Sunday to compete in the Gold Nugget Triathlon in Anchorage, which features a 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones (center) passes off the ball to teammate Zoe Stonorov (No. 18) under pressure from Kenai’s Olivia Brewer during the semifinal game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai girls soccer earns at-large bid to state; Nikiski boys not selected

The Kenai Central girls soccer team earned an at-large berth to the Division II state soccer tournament, which will be in Anchorage on Thursday through… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones (center) passes off the ball to teammate Zoe Stonorov (No. 18) under pressure from Kenai’s Olivia Brewer during the semifinal game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Paige Jones saves a penalty kick from Soldotna during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi girls, Homer boys win conference soccer titles

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones saves a penalty kick from Soldotna during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Nikiski’s Gavin White tries to keep control of the ball under pressure from Kenai’s Evan Stockton during a Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament game Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Kenai advanced to the conference championship game on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Peninsula Conference soccer: Homer girls, boys; Kenai boys; SoHi girls clinch state berths, spot in final

Only one of the four games had a dramatic finish Friday at the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament at Homer High School, but that one game… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Gavin White tries to keep control of the ball under pressure from Kenai’s Evan Stockton during a Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament game Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Kenai advanced to the conference championship game on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Weekend baseball roundup: Homer, Kenai, SoHi close out regular seasons

The Homer baseball team celebrated senior night by defeating Kodiak 12-2 in six innings Friday in Southcentral Conference play. The Mariners move to 2-5 in… Continue reading

Seward’s Mikya Wallace steals the ball from Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman before she can make a shot during the first girls game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski girls, boys defeat Seward at Peninsula Conference tourney

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… Continue reading

Seward’s Mikya Wallace steals the ball from Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman before she can make a shot during the first girls game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna softball downs Kenai on senior night

The Soldotna softball team celebrated senior night by topping Northern Lights Conference foe Kenai 22-6 in three innings Wednesday at the Soldotna Little League fields.… Continue reading

Homer softball takes down Kenai

Without head coach Bill Bell, the Homer softball team didn’t miss a beat. The Mariners topped Kenai Central 19-0 on Monday, invoking the mercy rule… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference tournament preview: Teams chase state berths

Homer will host a conference soccer tournament for the first time when the Peninsula Conference sets up shop today, Friday and Saturday. The Mariners will… Continue reading

SoHi grad McCormick defends GNAC title in 800

Danielle McCormick, a 2015 graduate of Soldotna High School, defended her title in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track… Continue reading

Soldotna sweeps borough track meet

The Soldotna Stars swept the girls and boys team titles Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District track and field championships in Homer. The… Continue reading

Baseball roundup: Kenai gets 1st win of season

The Grace Christian baseball team defeated Kenai Central 21-7 on Friday in Southcentral Conference action at the Kenai Little League fields. Kenai returned Saturday to… Continue reading

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading

Moose River Hustle raises money for Meals on Wheels

The Moose River Hustle fun run was held Saturday in Sterling. The event raises money for the Sterling Senior Center Meals on Wheels. The results… Continue reading

Homer baseball defeats Soldotna

The host Homer baseball team defeated Soldotna 7-3 on Wednesday in nonconference action. The teams will play their Southcentral Conference game May 15. Homer moves… Continue reading

Soccer roundup: Homer sweeps Nikiski; Soldotna sweeps Seward

The visiting Homer girls soccer team scored with less than three minutes left in the game to pull out a 2-1 Peninsula Conference victory over… Continue reading