Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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 - 9:46am
  • 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 - 9:45am
  • 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 - 9:45am
  • 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 - 9:40am
  • 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 - 9:38am
  • Kicking off the summer with a promising start, the Soccer Association of Homer is seeing consistent development with increased game competition opportunities, participation and volunteer help.  For the first time, traveling U-13 and U-15 Kenai teams have committed to traveling to Homer every ot...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:37am
  • The Homer High School boys soccer team notched the highest ranking at the state tournament ever made by a Mariners male soccer team, tying with South Anchorage for third place.  Homer held its own against larger schools throughout the tournament, relying on its strong defensive line. “Compare...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:36am
  • With the official kick off May 17 and after a week of practice, Little League season got into the swing of things this week at Karen Hornaday Park. “We usually have 175 registered and we’re definitely over that this year,” said Kathy Beachy, president of Homer Little League. “I think we’re...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:50am
  • In spite of fire-fighting aircraft working overhead and smoke from the Funny River Fire visible to the east, the Homer Mariners played the Kenai Kardinals in Kenai on Memorial Day, suffering a 6-1 loss. That brings the regular season to an end with four wins and six losses for the Mariners. Today th...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:49am
  • Moments before their last at-home game of the season, the Homer High Mariners softball team and fans paid honor to the team’s four seniors: Brenna Evarts, Hailey Hughes, Shyanna Parr and Jordyn Haye. Also getting a nod of appreciation were two of the Mariners’ biggest fans, Floyd and Gert Seekin...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:48am

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