McKibben Jackinsky

  • Fired up after three days of grueling competition at the Invitational Round-Robin in Juneau last Thursday-Saturday, the Mariner softball team bounced back Monday with an impressive 17-0 victory over Kenai Central in three innings of play.“That was kind of my plan, that we would score a lot of toug...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:49am
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:36am
  • A little help from here, a little help from there. For the Anchor Point Food Pantry, that help is coming from within and without the community and going a long way in helping provide food and serve a hot meal. “We’ve been doing this food pantry for about 10 years,” said Jack “Pastor Jack” ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:10pm
  • A few more events to get out of the way for the spring sports season and work will begin on ripping up the field within the track and replacing it with a turf field. “May 22 is the day the site will be available for the contractor,” said Kevin Lyon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s capital projec...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:08pm
  • A ferry ride to Kodiak can be an adventure in itself. As it turned out, however, the Homer High School Mariner baseball team’s ride from Homer to Kodiak last week wasn’t that bad. It was after the team arrived in Kodiak that the weather kicked in. “Growing up on Kodiak, it was the worst weathe...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Setting 10 new personal records for individual performances, the Homer High School Mariners track and field team left their calling card at the Kenai Invite last Friday and Saturday. The Mariner girls took second place, with Soldotna in first and Grace Christian in third. The Mariner boys claimed si...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:27pm
  • Rain, wind, even some snow at higher elevations didn’t stop the Mariner boys soccer team from scoring a 3-1 win over the Wasilla Warriors at Friday’s game in Homer. Following the boys’ victory, the Mariner girls lost a fierce and close battle, with a final score of Wasilla 2, Homer 1. “Yes t...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:26pm
  • The Homer High School softball team went on a shakedown cruise last week, with Head Coach Bill Bell at the helm.  In four nonconference games, the Mariners faced the Anchorage teams of East, West and South, as well as Chugiak. “We were touring the compass,” said Bell. “We lost all (of the...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:25pm
  • The Chapman School gym was full of science and the young scientists displaying their projects at the school’s April 23 science fair, coordinated by teacher Jonathan Sharp. The projects ranged from Tyler Johnson’s blue-ribbon research into how likely hunters are to accurately identify legal-sized...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:32am
  • Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on Monday. And for Homer’s Mike Illg. In October, Illg, who was raised in Boston and is the coordinator of the city ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:13pm

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