Jeff Helminiak

Nikiski volleyball tops Homer in 5 games

The Nikiski volleyball team pulled out a 25-18, 13-25, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-11 victory in Homer on Saturday. The Bulldogs move to 1-1 overall and… Continue reading

 

Homer’s River Mann takes the ball up the field during a Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 football game against Valdez High School on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prep football roundup

The Nikiski football team escaped with its first win of 2019 Friday night in Ketchikan, toppling the King 9-8. The Bulldogs (1-0 conference, 1-3 overall)… Continue reading

 

Brown Bears scrimmage to prepare for season

The Kenai River Brown Bears played scrimmages Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Brown Bears dropped a 4-3 decision in… Continue reading

 

CIA soccer draws, loses at home

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team moved to 0-6-2 on the season with a tie and a loss this weekend at the Kenai Soccer… Continue reading

SoHi nips Palmer on ‘Tip for Tori Night’

The host Soldotna volleyball team persevered for an emotionally draining 17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23 and 15-9 victory over Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer on Friday.… Continue reading

Kenai boys, SoHi girls swimmers take Kenai Tri

The Soldotna girls and Kenai Central boys won the Kenai Tri on Saturday at Kenai Central High School. The Stars scored 137 points to top… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge, Showalter win at cyclocross

Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter picked up victories at the first race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at the Slikok Trails.… Continue reading

Colony sweeps, Homer’s Daigle wins at Frank D. Invite in Seward

The Colony girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invitational on Friday in Seward. The Colony boys won with 60 points, while Soldotna… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward and Wasilla High School product Schachle commits to UAA

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Porter Schachle announced his commitment to Division I University of Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday. Schachle, 18, is entering his second season… Continue reading

Homer volleyball takes down Kenai

The digs, kills and lengthy rallies that punctuated Tuesday night’s Southcentral Conference clash at Kenai Central High School seemed to perfectly encapsulate the type of… Continue reading

Mariner Triathlon set for Saturday

The rescheduled Mariner Triathlon will take place Saturday in Homer at 8 a.m. The event was originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend, but had to… Continue reading

Dye, Clark play golf for Marian University

A pair of Kenai Central graduates are playing golf for Marian University, an NCAA Division III school in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Kenai’s Max Dye… Continue reading

Young, Williamson win Halibut Hustle 5K in Homer

Hanna Young and Lance Williamson won the Halibut Hustle 5K on the Homer Spit on Sunday. Young finished the course in 23 minutes, 0 seconds,… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge capture the Gauntlet

Brian Beeson and Morgan Aldridge won the Gauntlet mountain biking race Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. The Gauntlet ends the mountain biking season at Tsalteshi, but… Continue reading

Ostrander takes 16th at 5th Avenue Mile

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, finished 16th in the 20-runner women’s pro division in the 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday… Continue reading

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp sprints the final stretch of the Division II boys race of the Palmer Invitational. Knapp finished seventh. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer’s Daigle wins at Palmer Invite; Kenai girls, boys take 2nd

Homer senior Autumn Daigle won the girls Division II race at the Palmer Invitational, while the Kenai girls and boys both took second in Division… Continue reading

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp sprints the final stretch of the Division II boys race of the Palmer Invitational. Knapp finished seventh. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
Homer quarterback Anthony Kalugin (12) tackles Houston’s Kennedy Fono during a Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 football game between the two teams on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Football roundup: SoHi crushes San Diego powerhouse, Houston topples Homer

The Soldotna football team moved to 3-0 with a dominant, 42-7 nonconference win over Christian High School on Friday at Granite Hills High School just… Continue reading

Homer quarterback Anthony Kalugin (12) tackles Houston’s Kennedy Fono during a Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 football game between the two teams on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Madison Story swims to first place in the girls 100 yard breaststroke during the Homer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls, Colony boys swimmers win Homer Invite

The Homer girls and Colony boys picked up victories Saturday at the Homer Invitational in Homer. The Homer girls scored 85 points to top the… Continue reading

Homer’s Madison Story swims to first place in the girls 100 yard breaststroke during the Homer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

CIA soccer finishes 0-3 at Tri-Valley Kickoff Tourney

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team finished 0-3 at the Tri-Valley Kickoff Tournament on Thursday and Friday to fall to 0-5-1 on the season.… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Oct. 27, 2018, at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Swimming preview 2019: Seward’s Jacoby takes swimming world by storm

Last year at this time, the talk was that Lydia Jacoby is coming. This year, the Seward sophomore has most certainly arrived. Jacoby took the… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Oct. 27, 2018, at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)