Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Teams from Skyview, Kenai, SoHi, Nikiski and Seward traveled to Homer last weekend for Homer’s 2013 Jamboree, two days of fast-paced volleyball action. “The Jamboree is always a fun, first event to kick off the season,” said Mariner Head Coach Beth Trowbridge. “It is considered a practice to...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:25pm
  • In their first official Great Land Conference 11-man football game last Saturday, the Voznesenka Cougars traveled across the state to take on the Barrow High School Whalers. Returning home after a 6-46 loss, Voznesenka Head Coach Justin Zank said the game offered glimpses of the team’s strengths, ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:21pm
  • Charging into their first conference game of the season, the Homer Mariners met a formidable foe in the Kodiak Bears on Saturday. Short a few players and clearly outnumbered, the Mariners lost 8-26, but are gearing up to take the field this Saturday in a game against the Kenai Kardinals. “There we...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:16pm
  • More than 30 runners, walkers, cyclists and a few stroller-riding toddlers participated in the “Soles for Hospice” on Saturday, Hospice of Homer’s second annual 5K fun run. Beginning at the Hospice of Homer offices on East End Road, the non-timed activity ended with a reception at the Bear Cre...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:55pm
  • The 19th annual Breast Cancer Run was a brilliant field of pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, from the two- and four-legged athletes to the marimba band, Shamwari, to the patches of fireweed along the course. “We were delighted to have a total of 83 participants in the 2013 Breast Cancer ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The rain held off, the fans cheered and there was action on the Homer High School football field Saturday in a scrimmage between the HHS Mariners and the Voznesenka Cougars. Four quarters later, the Mariners claimed a 48-6 victory and both teams had a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:02pm
  • This past weekend local athletes traveled from Homer to Anchorage to participate in a “3v3,” three versus three, soccer tournament. Homer was represented by three teams: • The womens team was comprised of Heidi Johnson, Karen Weston, Claudia Haines and Amy Russell; • Henry Russell, Seamus Sh...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:50pm
  • There are two running and walking fundraisers planned for this weekend: The K-Bay 5K Run for Leo, a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis, will be at 5 p.m. Friday. The course begins at Homer High School and ends at Kachemak City Commun...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:48pm
  • With less than a month until the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to an end, Marian Oritz of Cottonwood, Ariz., has turned in one of the halibut caught, tagged and released earlier this year. Oritz landed the halibut Aug. 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters. That makes a total of 27 ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:45pm
  • Thar whar bright treasures in them thar high tides near the base of the Spit’s east side over the weekend. Even a half stoned pirate with dual eye patches could have sensed the glistening jewels cruising beneath the bay’s calm surface because the coho were hot popping and splashing along the sho...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:44pm

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