Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • As the end of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby draws near, the top place is still held by Austin Nelson from North Pole and his 252.2-pound halibut that he caught on Aug. 16. Unless another angler with a derby ticket reels up a larger halibut by 7 p.m. this evening, Nelson will take first place in th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:20pm
  • Well, it’s that time again. The sunset of summer is beginning to slide further into the expanding dusk of fall. The raucous calls of gathering cranes will soon disappear as they embark on their southern journeys to warmer climes deepening the silence left behind by the erstwhile departures of the ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:44pm
  • Swim and dive starts up this week with the Homer Invite on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Dive competes on Friday evening starting at 5 p.m. and swim kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday morning....

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:36pm
  • Upcoming events • Swim and dive hold the Homer Invite on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Dive starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and swim begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Varsity volleyball travels to Kotzebue on Friday, Sept. 9. • Varsity...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:36pm
  • Whoa! August just shot by like a peregrine falcon in a free fall attack. Suddenly we’ve tumbled into September where the cranes amp up pounding carbs and protein for their sojourn south and anglers switch gear as the fish runs slide into their fall mode. Last Saturday, the Anchor River was down an...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:05pm
  • Homer pickleball players brought home precious medals after taking top spots in several categories in the Alaska Senior Games on Aug. 16-18. Janie Leask, Holly Van Pelt, Dru and Tim Renchler, Donna and Dan Holleman, Bill Bloom and Paul Knight competed in doubles and singles categories in several dif...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:31pm
  • Upcoming events • Volleyball faces Nikiski at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the Mariner gym. Wear blue and gold for “We Blled Blue and Gold Night.” • Swim and dive hold their first event of the season, the triathlon fundraiser at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. • Football plays Jun...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:31pm
  • Mariner cheer captains junior Emily Arno and freshman Riley Doughty bring a combination of experience and can-do spirit to the squad. The one thing they are not are stereotypical prissy cheerleaders, but rather athletes who support other athletes. For one, their workouts are intense, said head footb...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:20pm
  • 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

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