Adult Sports

  • By KATIR BRITTON FOR THE HOMERNEWS Finding a stable home for Homer recreation programs is the goal of ReCreate Rec, a grassroots group whose vision includes a community center.  Still in the research and development phase of its plan, the group has divided itself into ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:25am
  • Marking the wedding anniversary for Jan and Megan Spurkland, an impressive number of runners and walkers took to the “Run to the Altar,” an uphill 13.1-mile half marathon course, Saturday.  According to a list of finishers and times posted on the web, the men’s fastest runner was Tim Blac...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:52am
  • Alaska Recreation and Parks Association has given its 2012 Outstanding Organization to the Homer Hockey Association, the ARPA announced in a press release Sept. 16. The award recognizes agencies, departments and organizations that make great contributions to their community and to the improvement of...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 9:59am
  • Homer residents Kathy Hill and Doug Dodd scored a gold medal in the mixed double Pickleball competition during the 11th annual Alaska International Senior Games Aug. 14 held in Fairbanks.  They stirred up quite a scene with their advanced skills in the fast-paced and oddly named game that was n...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:27pm
  • With only one practice year under their belt, Homer Special Olympics scored big in the Special Olympics Fall Games in Anchorage over the weekend. “We did awesome,” said Carol Shuler of Homer, the community coordinator. “We took five teams and three teams took gold, one took bronze and one took...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Anchorage athletes competing in Saturday’s triathlon in Homer said the grueling climb up East Hill Road during the bike segment was what made the Homer High School Swim Team-sponsored event so attractive. “It’s a unique course. That nearly three-mile uphill is a challenge,” said the 43-year-...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:52am
  • Friday’s sunny sky helped, but mostly the K-Bay 5K run was an opportunity to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis. Organized by Denise Pitzman, whose son, Leo, has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, the course began on the Homer High School track and en...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:38pm
  • The sunshine was a plus, but the performances of Homer runners were even better at the 24th annual Skyview Invitational held on the Tsalteshi Trails. “Our Homer Mariners had some pretty exciting individual and team performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer of competition that drew 24 teams and ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:28pm
  • More than 30 runners, walkers, cyclists and a few stroller-riding toddlers participated in the “Soles for Hospice” on Saturday, Hospice of Homer’s second annual 5K fun run. Beginning at the Hospice of Homer offices on East End Road, the non-timed activity ended with a reception at the Bear Cre...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:55pm
  • The 19th annual Breast Cancer Run was a brilliant field of pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, from the two- and four-legged athletes to the marimba band, Shamwari, to the patches of fireweed along the course. “We were delighted to have a total of 83 participants in the 2013 Breast Cancer ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:23pm

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