Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Olympic swimmers Karalyn Joyce, Kleat Keller and Robert Margalis visit Homer for the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour, 1-4 p.m. July 23 and 24 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, sponsored by the Kachemak Swim Club. Swimmers of all ages can attend the clinic and learn how to improve strokes, starts, turns ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:49pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital holds a sports physical clinic for high school students needing a physical for participation in school-sanctioned activities at the Homer Medical Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 2. No appointments are offered; however, students are asked to stagger arrival according to the follo...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:48pm
  • The fifth annual “Holes ‘Fore’ Hospice Golf Tournament Fundraiser” will be held at TIPS Homer Golf Course, East End Road, on Saturday. The entry fee is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and range balls. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The 18-hole scramble format offers fun fo...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:46pm
  • The Homer Softball Association experienced close competition at the highest level of the league last week. The Growlers, who have reigned undefeated all season, got a run for their money against Beluga Lake Lodge and co-sponsored team Kharacters and Cups. Beluga Lake Lodge and Kharacters recently to...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:45pm
  • In the fifth of 10 events scheduled for the 2014 sailing season, the Homer Yacht Club timed its Fourth of July race on July 5, avoiding conflicts with the busy Independence Day schedule of activities. Nine boats completed the 9.6 nautical-mile course with the following results:First place: Morning S...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:44pm
  • What do you get for being first across the finish line of the Fireweed 400, a grueling bicycle race that begins and ends at Sheep Mountain and has Valdez as the turn-around point? “For participating you get a shirt and a water bottle and a few free goodies from the race sponsors. For winning you g...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:41pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Birders are seeking help in identifying this mystery bird photographed by visitor David Hanson on June 6 on a roof near Spit Sisters on the Homer Spit. Homer birders with knowledge of Alaska birds do not think this is a bird native to Alaska and might be an escaped caged bird. The b...

    Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Last weekend’s statewide Kenai Firecracker Tournament offered great competition and great weather to the 27 competing teams from Kenai, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer. Spenard Builders Supply and Kharacters, which is co-sponsored by Cups, represented Homer in the D bracket and Beluga Lake Lodge comp...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:40pm
  • As last year’s third-place winner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, Jim Morgan wasn’t in the running for cash prizes. This year the Anchorage angler has improved his record, thanks to a tagged halibut Morgan hooked July 3. “The fish was worth $1,000, sponsored by the Fish Connection,” said...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:27pm
  • The Fourth of July celebration was enveloped by such a superb three-day weather forecast that northern worker bees were attracted to our area in impressive swarms buzzing around in everything from overpriced vanity convertibles to motorhomes with optional slide-out lawns....

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:37pm

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