Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Replace golf clubs with flying discs, golf holes with raised metal baskets and the result is known as disc golf, Frisbee golf or the combined hybrid word “frolf.” Some use the disc golf course at the Jack Gist Park as training for competitions, others as an excuse to get outdoors. Edan Badajos, ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Runners and walkers in this year’s “10K to the Bay” Homer Spit Run will not only enjoy the scenic 10K course that begins at Homer High School and continues the length of the Homer Spit, they also will benefit from the event’s new automatic timing technology, as well as other added convenienc...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:56pm
  • As I wander around during the week shooting the breeze with shore anglers, I’m amazed to find that many aren’t carrying a tide book either on them or in their rig. There is a plethora of information squeezed into those little booklets covering everything from how to tie fishing knots to how to o...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:43pm
  • When Bernie and Marion Simon arrived at their Kasitsna Bay cabin on June 19, they were greeted by a bald eagle that appeared to be suffering from a wing injury. “The poor guy was hungry and so cold and wet,” said Marion Simon. “He couldn’t hop around. He kept stepping on his wing.” The Sim...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:31pm
  • School is out and area youngsters are looking for activities to enjoy during these long summer days. Little League offers that and then some. Take Mose Hayes, 12, and Annalynn Brown, 11. Involvement in Little League feeds a passion for these young athletes that they plan to follow in the future. Mos...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:41pm
  • Minnesota angler Molly Malthby held on to her lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big-fish category, but the week saw other action in the four-month event, as well as one sobering reminder. “An angler staying at Homer Spit Campground had a halibut topping 239 pounds, but did not have a Hom...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Celebrating clean water, healthy salmon and healthy people, 67 runners and bikers from Anchorage to Soldotna to Homer turned out June 14 for the first Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride.  Participants ran, fat biked or mountain biked 10 miles from the mouth of the Kenai River to the mouth of th...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:15pm
  • As the bustle of Homer’s summer activities arrives, the Homer Softball Association also winds up. The skilled and the amateur, the young and the young at heart all make up the eight different teams in the Homer Softball Association. Athletes 18 years and older gather at Jack Gist Park Monday-Thurs...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:14pm
  • The deadline for advance registration of the June 28 certified 10K to the Bay Spit Run is Friday for both online and mail-in. Advance registration is $30. On-site registration is $40 and will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. the day of the race. Runners age 9 and younger are free. T-shirts are avail...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:46pm
  • First-time Relay for Life of Homer event chairs Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel definitely got their feet wet over the weekend. So did the other 185 registered relayers and weekend add-ons, thanks to heavy, wind-driven rain on Friday. That’s didn’t dampen Homer’s support of the event, which...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:38pm

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