Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Gene Jones continues to be the frontrunner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big fish competition that offers a $10,000 prize. Jones hooked his 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian....

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:48am
  • The Homer Mariners captured top team honors at the Skyview Invitational swim meet on Friday at Skyview High, topping Seward and Skyview with a total of 202 points. The Seahawks earned 94 points for second place, while the Panthers had 22 for third....

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:44am
  • If any game has shown unbreakable Homer Mariner pride, it was Saturday’s game against the Kenai Kardinals, with the Kardinals winning 78-6. “It was definitely a game that tested the guys’ mettle,” said Mariner Head Coach Josh Fraley. The game also proved a famous line of the late Duffy Daugh...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:40am
  • After being defeated in the season’s first conference played in Barrow last week, the Voznesenka Cougars grabbed hold of the Valdez Buccaneers on Friday and refused to let go, claiming a 42-28 victory. “The teams were well-matched. It was a lot better than Barrow,” said Voznesenka Head Coach J...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:33am
  • Under sunny skies and before a crowd of cheering fans, the Homer Mariner girls varsity cross country team raced into first place at the Homer Invite Friday, with Soldotna in second and Kenai in third. The Mariner boys varsity team dashed into second place, with Kenai in first, Skyview in third and S...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:29am
  • Labor Day decided to be a bit testy this year. Winds pounded the wilting fireweed generating mini blizzards of white seedling parachutes spinning through the air in search of new beginnings while whitecap seas prematurely ended fishing for many of the small boat crowd. I’m not trying to imply that...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:57am
  • There’s little more than two weeks left until the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to a close Sept. 15. That means two more weeks for anglers eager to get in on the prizes.  The big fish remains the 236.2-pound halibut brought in by Gene Jones of Belleview, Iowa. Jones caught the fish July 2...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:43pm
  • While I was embattled with an obnoxious woodpecker that was practicing wicked marimba beats on our logs this morning, a huge flock of cranes soared over the cabin and seemed to cheer the little *&&^%$ on.   I didn’t think much about it until after the pile-driving beak with feath...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:43pm
  • Friday’s sunny sky helped, but mostly the K-Bay 5K run was an opportunity to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis. Organized by Denise Pitzman, whose son, Leo, has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, the course began on the Homer High School track and en...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:38pm
  • The sunshine was a plus, but the performances of Homer runners were even better at the 24th annual Skyview Invitational held on the Tsalteshi Trails. “Our Homer Mariners had some pretty exciting individual and team performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer of competition that drew 24 teams and ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:28pm

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