Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • During their first week of games, the Mariner softball team sent a clear message to conference competition: beware. In their opening game April 28, the Mariners stomped out Kenai 21-0. This past weekend they fought off tough competition from Chugiak, splitting Saturday’s double header, and coming ...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:57pm
  • Wondering what to have for lunch May 8? Wonder no more. The Homer athletes of Special Olympics Alaska have cooked up a solution: a boxed lunch prepared “bento” style, bento being a packed lunch of Japanese origin. The Homer version features a choice of salmon, a chicken thigh or tofu, served wit...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:12am
  • Eight skaters from the Kevin Bell Arena’s We Skate program participated in the Riverskate competition in Soldotna April 10-12. The young figure skaters brought home the Homer rink’s first figure skating trophy. The Homer skaters won several awards, including: • Ireland Styvar received first pl...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:11am
  • The Mariners’ boys varsity soccer team put up a solid defense on Saturday against Eagle River, holding the line and ending the game with a 1-1 tie. Quinn Alward, a junior, scored the only goal for the Mariners, assisted by freshman Charles Rohr. The team brought every ounce of determination and en...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:07am
  • Last year more than 170 entrants took to the Spit Trail for the Migration Run, a 5K USATF-certified event. This year, organizers are hoping to attract 200 participants to the May 10 event that not only occurs during Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, but also takes place on Mother’s Day. And here’...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:56am
  • It is hard to duplicate the kind of weekend that the Kenai Central track and field team enjoyed Friday and Saturday. The Kardinals romped to a clean sweep of the boys and girls competition at the Kenai Invitational under sunny but breezy skies on their home track at Ed Hollier Field....

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:55am
  • Mariner pitcher Kyle Johnson threw a four-hit complete game in the Mariners’ opening varsity baseball game, leading Homer to a 10-2 victory over Kenai on Tuesday on their home turf. Sound defense and a team effort on offense combined with the outstanding pitching to earn the victory.   “It ...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:44am
  • One, two, three, four… Step after step. Step after step. Thousands of steps are adding up into millions of steps  all in one tiny town across Kachemak Bay. Despite the odd spring weather, the roads and beaches of Seldovia have had a little extra traffic — not from vehicles, but pedestrians....

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:25am
  • It takes a special place — and a special person — to host a whole crew of children and their parents for an afternoon.  On April 4, more than 200 kids and parents attended Family Farm Day, sponsored by Nature Rocks Homer and hosted by Mossy Kilcher and Seaside Farm. Kilcher began hosting th...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:08pm
  • The Mariner Girls varsity team lost its home game against Soldotna High School Tuesday, and thanks to temperamental spring weather, also experienced all four seasons during the two 45-minute halves. The game finished with a 4-1 win for SoHi. SoHi shut down Homer’s offensive opportunities with a st...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:23pm

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