Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Tyler Dullum of Reno, Nev., caught the first left-handed halibut of the 2016 season on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Dullum was fishing with Captain Bryan Bondioli on the Ashtikan from Captain B’s Alaskan C’s Adventures. In Bondioli’s 24 years of fishing, he has only seen about three lefty halibut out of ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm
  • A few days ago, a buddy, JT, gave me a call from his boat while being pounded by so much rain he claimed he’d probably feel drier if he fell overboard. He was fishing in about 90 feet of water trying to get four of his seasoned citizen in-laws into some flats when he spotted jumpers headed his wa...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:50pm
  • Upcoming events • Volleyball goes head to head with Seward at home at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Mariner gym. • Mariner football goes up against Kodiak in an away game on Saturday, Aug. 27. • Cross-country running goes to the Bartlett Preview on Saturday, Aug. 27. ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:50pm
  • Homer High School graduate and former varsity volleyball player Kristie Mastre has taken on a job that no one else wanted — head coach of the volleyball team. With the beginning of fall sports falling in alignment with the end of fishing season, coaches can be hard to find. Even though Mastre is l...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:50pm
  • Summer training whip Mariner cross-country team into shape for first race Many returning cross-country team members spent their summer training for the fall 2016 season, which showed at the Nikiski Class Races where they split the team titles with the Kodiak cross-country team. Sixteen members of th...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:10pm
  • The pace is picking up in the race for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner. On Aug. 11, Daniel Spies of Soldotna reeled in a 251-pound halibut taking the top spot with a 6-pound difference from the previous leader. His victory was short lived. On Aug. 16, Austin Nelson of North Pole snatched the ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:09pm
  • The Ravens pounded the Mariners in a nonconference season opener Saturday afternoon in Fairbanks, finish Homer off with a 67-31 score. “It was pretty disappointing overall,” said Homer coach Josh Fraley. Teddy Croft, who racked up four touchdowns in the first half and five total, went out in the...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:28pm
  • In the door-prize drawing following the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at the Kenai Golf Course on Sunday, Homer’s Chris Morin won a 3-wood. Don’t expect to see Morin using that club much around the penal, par-72 layout though. Morin has taken to a strategy of hitting mostly...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:28pm
  • Last week the Olympics offered a diversion when the fishing in some areas started gearing down to a semi-conscious crawl. Things became so bad at one of our normal hot spots that the small schools of silvers cruising by acted as if they required fillets of lightly smoked Norwegian herring soaked in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:14pm
  • Greg Betts from Boise, Idaho took the lead spot in the Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 244-pound halibut. Betts was fishing with Capt. Mike Crawford on the Kachemak King from Bob’s Trophy Charters on July 30....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:48pm

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