Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • The Ravens pounded the Mariners in a nonconference season opener Saturday afternoon in Fairbanks, finish Homer off with a 67-31 score. “It was pretty disappointing overall,” said Homer coach Josh Fraley. Teddy Croft, who racked up four touchdowns in the first half and five total, went out in the...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:28pm
  • In the door-prize drawing following the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at the Kenai Golf Course on Sunday, Homer’s Chris Morin won a 3-wood. Don’t expect to see Morin using that club much around the penal, par-72 layout though. Morin has taken to a strategy of hitting mostly...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:28pm
  • Last week the Olympics offered a diversion when the fishing in some areas started gearing down to a semi-conscious crawl. Things became so bad at one of our normal hot spots that the small schools of silvers cruising by acted as if they required fillets of lightly smoked Norwegian herring soaked in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:14pm
  • Greg Betts from Boise, Idaho took the lead spot in the Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 244-pound halibut. Betts was fishing with Capt. Mike Crawford on the Kachemak King from Bob’s Trophy Charters on July 30....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:48pm
  • I’ve done a little less scouting this week due to the fact that the Summer Olympics have kicked into gear. When our outstanding U.S. athletes are on the air my lures aren’t flying through it. My bride has even commented that I’m suddenly showing enough sense to come in out of the rain once in ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:48pm
  • Fifteen minutes after Mean Machine beat Beluga Lake Lodge with a score of 9-5 in the championship game, the teams took the field to play again. In order to win, Mean Machine needed to defeat BLL again. The Homer Softball Association’s city tournament rules require a team to lose twice before they ...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:23pm
  • Kim McCallum of San Antonio, Texas, brought in a 149.9-pound halibut. McCallum’s catch was 17.3 pounds short of the 167.2-pound derby leader. McCallum reeled in the halibut while fishing with O’Fish’ial Charters with Captain John Osteen. Anna Frost can be reached at anna.frost@homernews.co...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:22pm
  • There has been a plethora of stories written over the years about family vacation visitations. Some are humorous. Others reveal the real scientific explanation for premature graying. Like everyone else, when company rolls in, we try to make sure our guests are exposed to as much of the dazzling sigh...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:04pm
  • Two anglers in the last week found themselves pulling giant halibut out of the ocean without a derby ticket to their names. David Pudlosky of Mountain Top, PA, caught a 246-pound halibut on July 25 while fishing with Captain Heath Harrington from Inlet Charters on the Dutch Treat. Pudlosky, 68, said...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:23pm
  • After being named as a player on the All Conference Team for Northern Lights Softball and recognized by the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association for her academic achievements, Mariner softball player McKi Needham is going to college to play ball. The 2016 Homer High School graduate signed a schol...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:16pm

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