Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Eight softball teams are “tightening up” as the Homer city tournament approaches, says commissioner of the Homer Softball Association Jessica Marx. The local double-elimination tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 with teams seeded based on season performance.   Saturday’s game ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:38pm
  • In the Homer Yacht Club’s Converse Cup, held Aug. 2 on Kachemak Bay, Nereus sailed into first place. The race began at the Deepwater Dock, under clear skies and with a light day breeze of five to seven knots. Five boats competed, with Nereus first across the starting line, followed by Winter Hawk....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:35pm
  • With Kenai Peninsula Borough maintenance crews making unexpected repairs at Homer High School, the gym, mat room, weight room and locker rooms will be closed from Aug. 4-15. Regularly scheduled activities, such as basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling, gymnastics are canceled unless othe...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:33pm
  • Light pink flags. Dark pink flags. Big flags flying from businesses. Small flags flying from vehicles. No matter the shade or shape, they carry the same message: It’s time for the annual Homer Breast Cancer Run and Ride. Begun in 1994, the event is sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:30pm
  • Oregon angler Ned Friedman can breathe a sigh of relief. He and his 227.8-pound halibut are still in first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Friedman of Chilquin, Ore., reeled in the behemoth July 24 while fishing with Capt. Greg Northover of Alaska Arctic Sun Fishing and Hunting aboard the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:18am
  • The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, program is staging the Superhero 5-kilometer run-walk in Kenai at 11 a.m. Aug. 16. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for the best costumed heroes.  The course begins at the Kenai park strip and winds throug...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:41pm
  • The eight Homer Softball Association teams wind up their season with a bang next weekend during the annual Homer City Tournament at Jack Gist Park. The two-day, double elimination tournament will be held Aug. 9-10. Season standings will determine the tournament bracket schedule. The schedule will be...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:40pm
  • When it comes to spreading the word about the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, why not let the halibut do it?  That was the case with a 35-inch halibut caught by Shawn Berndt of Stoughton, Wis. On July 23, Berndt was fishing with Marv’s Fishing Charter way over in Harris Bay off the Gulf of Alask...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:37pm
  • My wife and I relearned a lesson over the last week and it wasn’t pretty. Since The Fishing Hole has been handing out silver liked a short-circuited slot machine in Reno, we decide that we’d slip out there and pick up a couple of those beauties for the barbecue. Something went wrong. Way wrong. ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and lovingly remembered. This is truly a glorious summer.  That said, the slugs are here. I have long resisted the wholesale killing of these mollusks; after all I have cre...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:49pm

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