Adult Sports

  • 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
  • The pool echoes with excitement as soon as families hustle in for American Red Cross morning lessons. It is a busy place. There are three groups each morning and just as one session finishs up and a new one rushes in and huddles in a line on the bench at the shallow end of the pool....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:08am
  • Down East Saloon and Homer Events sponsor the second-annual Alaska Open Human Foosball Competition on Aug. 29 at Down East. Last year’s champions from the Maverick Bar will defend their title.  “Homer Events is famous for making weird things happen at their events, so teams are encouraged t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:20am
  • Rounds for the Rink, the annual 18-hole best ball scramble, is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tips Golf Course. The scramble benefits the Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. The player fee is $60. Teams can have four to five players per team, with nine teams maximum. Pre-register at Tips ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:19am
  • A dozen local runners tackled the epic Fourth of July Mount Marathon race. Race history was made with Swede Emelie Forsberg, 28, finishing the 3.1-mile race at 47 minutes, 48 seconds, smashing the women’s 1990 record of 50:30 by Nancy Pease. In the men’s race in the afternoon, Forsberg’s boyfr...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:52am
  • The bulls won the weekend at the Ninilchik Rodeo. Riders had no luck on John Wayne, Dark Town, Hizenberg and Calico as all jumped — or were thrown — before the eight-second mark.  Just one rider, Chris Manis, managed to best a bull named Snubbin Post to win both the weekend of bull riding a...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:40am
  • In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when you’re not only the first to finish, but the only one of 29 competitors to do so in the scheduled time, the honor gets doubled....

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:39am
  • It’s no secret that Homer has a vibrant boating community. Beyond the halibut hopefuls, however, Homer draws a different type of boater a bit unexpected for the far north: the sailor.   Founded in 1983, the Homer Yacht Club has been sailing in Homer for about 30 years. But Erik Pullman, curre...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:25am
  • Although 10 boats competed in the annual Land’s End Regatta put on by the Homer Yacht Club, most agreed that the tide was the real winner.   Two days of sailing with no wind left participants in the regatta being pushed backward by the tide and disheartened. “The tide definitely won over th...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • A cool overcast morning made for perfect running weather on Saturday. Almost 300 people gathered at the high school for the Homer Spit Run, a 10-kilometer race to the end of the Spit.  Hosted by the Kachemak Bay Running Club, the annual Spit Run is a course certified by USA Track & Field, t...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am

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