Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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
  • 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

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