Adult Sports

  • Last weekend’s statewide Kenai Firecracker Tournament offered great competition and great weather to the 27 competing teams from Kenai, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer. Spenard Builders Supply and Kharacters, which is co-sponsored by Cups, represented Homer in the D bracket and Beluga Lake Lodge comp...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:40pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News In addition to playing scheduled games at the Jack Gist Park every evening Monday-Thursday, three Homer Softball Association teams — Kharacters/Cups, Spenard Builders Supply and Beluga Lake Lodge — are preparing to compete in the state...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:46pm
  • Eighteen-year old Pedro Ochoa, a 2014 Homer High School graduate who was on the school’s cross country and track team, ran to first place in Saturday’s “10K to the Bay” Homer Spit Run. Ochoa finished in a time of 0:36:18.13. Claiming first place for the women was Molly Mitchell, a Homer High...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Cheers of encouragement and taunting can be heard coming from the Jack Gist Park softball fields every evening, Monday-Thursday, while Homer Softball Association teams compete in friendly rival games.  Scheduled games start at 6:30 and 8 p.m. and offer fun competition for both skilled and amate...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:02pm
  • It’s Olympic gold for Myrna Kuchenoff of Homer. Kuchenoff was one of two swimmers representing Alaska at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. Kuchenoff earned the gold with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Her teammate, Elizabeth Broeckel-Berryman of Anchorage won silv...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Replace golf clubs with flying discs, golf holes with raised metal baskets and the result is known as disc golf, Frisbee golf or the combined hybrid word “frolf.” Some use the disc golf course at the Jack Gist Park as training for competitions, others as an excuse to get outdoors. Edan Badajos, ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Runners and walkers in this year’s “10K to the Bay” Homer Spit Run will not only enjoy the scenic 10K course that begins at Homer High School and continues the length of the Homer Spit, they also will benefit from the event’s new automatic timing technology, as well as other added convenienc...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Celebrating clean water, healthy salmon and healthy people, 67 runners and bikers from Anchorage to Soldotna to Homer turned out June 14 for the first Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride.  Participants ran, fat biked or mountain biked 10 miles from the mouth of the Kenai River to the mouth of th...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:15pm
  • As the bustle of Homer’s summer activities arrives, the Homer Softball Association also winds up. The skilled and the amateur, the young and the young at heart all make up the eight different teams in the Homer Softball Association. Athletes 18 years and older gather at Jack Gist Park Monday-Thurs...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:14pm
  • The deadline for advance registration of the June 28 certified 10K to the Bay Spit Run is Friday for both online and mail-in. Advance registration is $30. On-site registration is $40 and will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. the day of the race. Runners age 9 and younger are free. T-shirts are avail...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:46pm

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