Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • There’s some good new and some bad news in this week’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby action. The bad news comes from Bill Brock of Anchor Point. Brock was fishing with Crystal Sea Charters aboard the Donna Mae on Sunday when he hooked into a tagged halibut. The tag was sponsored by Alaska Adventur...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The eight teams of the Homer Softball Association finished off the season in a double elimination tournament at Jack Gist Park last weekend. The rivalry peaked during the championship game between Beluga Lake Lodge and the Growlers, who took the first place trophy after winning the game 10-6. Spenar...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:34pm
  • The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on turf. “This is great,” said Doug Waclawski, HHS principal, adding that the turf’s design probably means...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Sixty-two runners and walkers and one lone biker took part on Sunday’s 20th annual Breast Cancer Run-Walk-Bike. In addition to helping raise breast cancer awareness, the 5-mile and 1-mile event also raised more than $9,500 for Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s breast cancer screening, treatm...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Last Saturday during the incoming tide, I decided to take on a unique challenge by attempting to simultaneously scrutinize two events at the Fishing Hole while enjoying a hot lunch with my wife and ignoring a death stare from our official munch monitor, a treataholic miniature poodle. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Not every scientist starts out a talk playing guitar, but David Montgomery, the speaker at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual Splash Bash on July 31, isn’t your average scientist.  Author of “King of Fish: The Thousand-year Run of Salmon,” recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” gr...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:51pm
  • If you haven’t joined the silver stampede yet, just wait. Toward the end of the week there are going to be a series of tides so huge the cohoes could be surging into the area in schools larger than the old Sierra Nevada Comstock Lode. Anyone visiting the Spit during the last few weeks who has the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Eight softball teams are “tightening up” as the Homer city tournament approaches, says commissioner of the Homer Softball Association Jessica Marx. The local double-elimination tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 with teams seeded based on season performance.   Saturday’s game ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:38pm

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