Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Rep. Paul Seaton, second from right, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, right, cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony of Homer High School’s new turf field on Saturday. Looking on are HHS Principal Doug Waclawski, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School D...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:41pm
  • In the first cross country meet of the season, the Homer Mariners ninth- and 10th-grade girls team and the 11th- and 12th-grade girls team proved themselves team champions in Nikiski on Monday....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:23pm
  • In non-conference action, the Mariners’ first football game of the season on a brand new turf field resulted in a 41-16 loss to the Eielson Ravens. “It was kind of a rough day and didn’t go exactly how we’d planned,” said Head Coach Josh Fraley. “There were way too many mistakes and we o...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:16pm
  • She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America. “It took a bit, a wee while,” Outen said. “I need some rest, s...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:56am
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • There’s some good new and some bad news in this week’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby action. The bad news comes from Bill Brock of Anchor Point. Brock was fishing with Crystal Sea Charters aboard the Donna Mae on Sunday when he hooked into a tagged halibut. The tag was sponsored by Alaska Adventur...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The eight teams of the Homer Softball Association finished off the season in a double elimination tournament at Jack Gist Park last weekend. The rivalry peaked during the championship game between Beluga Lake Lodge and the Growlers, who took the first place trophy after winning the game 10-6. Spenar...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:34pm
  • The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on turf. “This is great,” said Doug Waclawski, HHS principal, adding that the turf’s design probably means...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Sixty-two runners and walkers and one lone biker took part on Sunday’s 20th annual Breast Cancer Run-Walk-Bike. In addition to helping raise breast cancer awareness, the 5-mile and 1-mile event also raised more than $9,500 for Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s breast cancer screening, treatm...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Last Saturday during the incoming tide, I decided to take on a unique challenge by attempting to simultaneously scrutinize two events at the Fishing Hole while enjoying a hot lunch with my wife and ignoring a death stare from our official munch monitor, a treataholic miniature poodle. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:26pm

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