Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Following a great performance at the Tsalteshi Invitational, the Mariners will host the Homer Invitational starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Although the Tsalteshi race doesn’t feature a lot of small schools, Homer was the top 1-2-3A squad in both the girls and boys races, even beating out powerhouse Gra...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:17am
  • One of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes the missives are so colorful that their only printable components are the quotation marks. Others have run the gamut from palpably 90-proof enhanced ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:07am
  • O ne of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes the missives are so colorful that their only printable components are the quotation marks. Others have run the gamut from palpably 90-proof enhanced...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:07am
  • Last Monday I opened a voicemail from my compadre Turk. He was so riled up that residual smoke leaked out of the receiver. He started off suggesting that since the Kachemak Bay Coho Salmon Gillnet Fishery is now open, why shouldn’t anglers at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon be able to take a shot a...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:18am
  • Before she burst out of the forest and onto the football field for her finishing kick at the Nikiski Class Races on Monday at Nikiski, Soldotna senior Olivia Hutchings actually had to run under a spectator who had strung a hammock from a tree on each side of the trail. One would think Hutchings woul...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:15am
  • The pool echoes with excitement as soon as families hustle in for American Red Cross morning lessons. It is a busy place. There are three groups each morning and just as one session finishs up and a new one rushes in and huddles in a line on the bench at the shallow end of the pool....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:08am
  • Things have continued to roll along in the silver fishery along the east side of The Spit.  Remember last week when I hinted that if things were slow on the inside of the lagoon that you might want to take your gear and amble down the beach as the tide started easing up the banks?...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:37am
  • Down East Saloon and Homer Events sponsor the second-annual Alaska Open Human Foosball Competition on Aug. 29 at Down East. Last year’s champions from the Maverick Bar will defend their title.  “Homer Events is famous for making weird things happen at their events, so teams are encouraged t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:20am
  • Rounds for the Rink, the annual 18-hole best ball scramble, is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tips Golf Course. The scramble benefits the Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. The player fee is $60. Teams can have four to five players per team, with nine teams maximum. Pre-register at Tips ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:19am
  • Wow, did we somehow pick up a serious tail wind of time since this column’s seasonal debut? Come on, Aug. 6 already? It seems like it was just a short time ago that I first reported chinooks were starting to conduct drive-by strikes in the Nick Dudiak Lagoon back in mid-May. Since then the column ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:11am

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