Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be seen when the leaves are gone.  Little is known about the migratory habits of hummingbirds, but Alaska...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:24am
  • The Homer Middle School gym was rocking Saturday. Rhythm of fast-paced Latin and World music and an enthusiastic crowd of about 60 shook the floorboards for the “Party in Pink” Zumbathon breast cancer prevention fundraiser. ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:54pm
  • The Homer Mariner swim team has returned from the Seward Invitational on Saturday. Participating teams included Colony, Kenai, Soldotna, Valdez and Wasilla, in addition to Homer and Seward.  “Lauren Kuhns, Cheyanne Smith and Remi Nagle had strong performances,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:40pm
  • Southern peninsula residents may not be eager for the upcoming season of ice, but you couldn’t tell that by the skaters at the Kevin Bell Arena on Sunday. Joining in a global opportunity for girls to explore the sport of ice hockey, females of all ages, from the central to the southern Kenai Penin...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:39pm
  • Homer traveled to the Grace Tournament in Anchorage for a weekend full of action. On Friday, the Mariners joined the round-robin play for seeding into a double elimination tournament on Saturday. They ended Friday with a third-place 5-5 record in their group. By the end of Saturday, they were fifth ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:36pm
  • After months of training, not to mention time spent fundraising, five local girls in the Popeye Wrestling Club will participate in the Pre-Season National War of the Roses, a girls-only wrestling tournament held in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24-25. Representing the Homer area will be Jadzia Martin, 16; McKe...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:34pm
  • The Mariner Mat Team held scrimmage matches against wrestlers from Nikiski and Voznesenka on Saturday. Homer’s 13 wrestlers won the majority of the matches; however, they were all unofficial.  Timmy Woo, a sophomore 138-pounder, won both of his matches against two tough Nikiski competitors. W...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:31pm
  • With the volume of the cheers from the blue-and-gold clad fans, it wasn’t necessary to be at Saturday’s homecoming game to know the Mariners had beat the Houston Hawks. Being there made the 17-6 victory even better, however. “Lots of fans in the stands always makes for a great atmosphere,” s...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The Mariner swim and dive team claimed third place at the five-team Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School on Saturday. “Eighty percent of the races were best times for our swimmers for a total of 32.35 seconds of improvement,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. Soldotna had a double win, wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:39pm
  • If the Homer Elks annual winter king salmon derby is a good way to tell the changing of seasons, it must be winter. The 18th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby was held Oct. 4 and 5. The two-day event drew 128 anglers who turned in 222 salmon. The total weight of the two-day catch was 2,338....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:35pm

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