Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • The action is definitely picking up in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby since it began May 15. Currently leading the “big fish” category is Molly Malthby of Cheboygan, Mich., with a 196.80-pound halibut caught June 6. Malthby hooked into the monster while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:41pm
  • Fishing Alert: On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek are closed to fishing beginning Friday....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:29pm
  • This spring Karen Hornaday Park got a lot of love. And not just from young people. Between 40 and 50 volunteers, coordinated through Church on the Rock Homer, prepared the playground, campground and ball fields for a summer of fun. Through the City of Homer’s Adopt-A-Park Program, the church, whic...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:24pm
  • Before the Saturday morning bustle had a chance to begin, volunteer teams with the 17th annual Trails Day had already embarked to the Kachemak Bay State Park from Homer to tackle nine different trail clearing and building projects. In spite of the drizzling showers, all 79 local and visiting volunte...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:22pm
  • I just don’t get it. For weeks, information has been bouncing around the Internet and printed media that, for right now, fishermen and fisherettes may only use one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure on the Anchor River, Deep Creek and Ninilchik River.  Pretty straight forward right? ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:59am
  • The seventh annual Homer Kitefest returns 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Homer’s annual kite surfing festival, the event features clinics, personal instruction, gear swaps or sales, and product demonstrations for sponsors Ozone kiteboarding, HQ Kites, Crazy...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:46am
  • The annual Homer Spit Run, a certified 10K race, will be June 28. The race begins at Homer High School and ends at the end of the Spit. Race sign-in will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $30 online or by snailmail. Race day entry fee is $40. There is no fee for runners ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:45am
  • Not only is Alaska represented at the Special Olympic USA Games held in New Jersey June 14-21, Homer also has a toe in the water, so to speak, with swimmer Myrna Kuchenoff and the Alaska swim team’s coach Ruhiyyih Baker. “I’m really proud of Myrna. Swimming has been her passion for many, many ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:45am
  • The Mariner baseball team had their hopes set on competing in the state tournament in Sitka that starts today but fell short after losing the two games in the Regions tournament last week in Soldotna that would have advanced them.  Homer tried to gain back the upper hand against the Houston Haw...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:40am
  • The skills the Mariner softball team has meticulously developed over the season will be put to the test Friday during the start of the softball state tournament in Anchorage. Homer advanced to state after winning a close game against Soldotna May 27. “It was a very good game,” Coach Bill Bell sa...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:38am

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