Jeff Helminiak

  • The host Nikiski volleyball team saved a match point in picking up a five-set victory over Homer on Tuesday in Southcentral Conference play. The Bulldogs won 23-25, 25-23, 25-7, 18-25 and 16-14 to move to 3-1 in the league and 3-2 overall. Homer drops to 1-3 in the league. Nikiski had to dig out of ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:51pm
  • It was mariners-type weather, and a Homer Mariners-type meet. The Homer girls and boys cross-country teams swept the team title at the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet Tuesday under constant showers at a puddly and slick Tsalteshi Trails. The Homer girls have garnered a ton of accolades recently, most n...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:38am
  • Homer’s Michael Houghton can still remember the first hole fellow Homer resident Chris Morin played at the Kenai Golf Course about 10 years ago. Morin’s initial swipe at the notoriously penal layout was a duck hook that ended up on the tee box of the ninth hole. “I thought, I’m glad I have a...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:18am
  • Following a great performance at the Tsalteshi Invitational, the Mariners will host the Homer Invitational starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Although the Tsalteshi race doesn’t feature a lot of small schools, Homer was the top 1-2-3A squad in both the girls and boys races, even beating out powerhouse Gra...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:17am
  • Before she burst out of the forest and onto the football field for her finishing kick at the Nikiski Class Races on Monday at Nikiski, Soldotna senior Olivia Hutchings actually had to run under a spectator who had strung a hammock from a tree on each side of the trail. One would think Hutchings woul...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:15am
  • It may be the holiday season, but both the Soldotna and Homer hockey teams were not in a giving mood Friday in Northstar Conference action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The two squads, who had played three times previously this season with SoHi winning twice, played to a scoreless draw. T...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:54pm
  • MileSplit, which bills itself as the premier website for high school cross-country and track and field, will use the story of Kenai Central senior and running standout Allie Ostrander to launch a series of videos chronicling elite athletes. “On The Rise: Allie Ostrander” will be released in two ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:57am
  • For those area hoops fans despairing that both the Northern Lights Conference and Southcentral Conference tournaments are happening off the Kenai Peninsula this year, don’t despair. There is still basketball this weekend at the Peninsula Conference tournament at Skyview High School. A lot of baske...

    Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:06pm
  • The Mariner hockey team blazed through three games in the last week, with a 7-1 loss to Wasilla on Friday, a 3-3 tie in action with Palmer on Saturday, both games played in Homer, and, in a rematch against the Kenai Kardinals on Tuesday, a 5-3 loss....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:27pm
  • It may be too early for March, but it's never too early for madness.Calendars won't flip until Friday, but by that time the Peninsula Conference will already have 16 games in at its conference tournament at Lumen Christi in Anchorage. Don't count on the month holding its reputation for a lamb's entr...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:28pm

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