Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Alaska Recreation and Parks Association has given its 2012 Outstanding Organization to the Homer Hockey Association, the ARPA announced in a press release Sept. 16. The award recognizes agencies, departments and organizations that make great contributions to their community and to the improvement of...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 9:59am
  • For Gene Jones, an angler from Bellevue, Iowa, it seems a long time — and a long wait — since he reeled in a 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters. The wait ended at 9 p.m. Sunday, when the 27th Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby came to an end and Jones w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:20pm
  • Homer residents Kathy Hill and Doug Dodd scored a gold medal in the mixed double Pickleball competition during the 11th annual Alaska International Senior Games Aug. 14 held in Fairbanks.  They stirred up quite a scene with their advanced skills in the fast-paced and oddly named game that was n...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:27pm
  • With only one practice year under their belt, Homer Special Olympics scored big in the Special Olympics Fall Games in Anchorage over the weekend. “We did awesome,” said Carol Shuler of Homer, the community coordinator. “We took five teams and three teams took gold, one took bronze and one took...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Head Coach Josh Fraley and the Homer High School varsity football team knew Friday’s game against the Palmer Moose was going put the Mariners to the test. “Even though we lost, everyone knew it was going to be a tough game and I’m really happy with the effort they gave in that game,” said Fr...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:15pm
  • The girls on the Homer High School Mariners varsity cross country team conquered the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational meet in Seward on Friday, charging into first place in a competition against nine other schools.  In a field of 13 boys teams, the Mariner boys claimed eighth place. “It was a p...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:54pm
  • With the Voznesenka Cougars fielding an 11-man football team for the team’s first official season, Head Coach Justin Zank has repeatedly said his goal was to make the team competitive. Saturday’s homecoming game showed that Zank and the Cougars have hit the mark with a 28-point shutout that left...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:52pm
  • Richard Creary — a resident at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care unit, 1963 Kenai High School graduate and a retired U.S. Air Force technical sergeant — was interrupted while watching a western on television the morning of Saturday, Aug. 31.  It was an interruption he didn’t mind, h...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:27pm
  • By 9 p.m. Sunday, the mysteries of  2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby will be resolved. “We are almost there for our derby season,” said Paula Frisinger, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s derby coordinator. “(It’s the) last week of anticipation of those tagged fish win...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:27pm
  • The Homer Middle School Huskies compete in the Seward XC Invitational at 3 p.m. Friday. Also in Seward on Friday, Homer takes on Seward in a soccer game at 3 p.m.  The following weekend, the Huskies run in the Kenai XC Invitational at 3 p.m. Sept. 20. The soccer teams plays the Soldotna Middle ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:24pm

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