Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Last Saturday during the incoming tide, I decided to take on a unique challenge by attempting to simultaneously scrutinize two events at the Fishing Hole while enjoying a hot lunch with my wife and ignoring a death stare from our official munch monitor, a treataholic miniature poodle. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Not every scientist starts out a talk playing guitar, but David Montgomery, the speaker at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual Splash Bash on July 31, isn’t your average scientist.  Author of “King of Fish: The Thousand-year Run of Salmon,” recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” gr...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:51pm
  • If you haven’t joined the silver stampede yet, just wait. Toward the end of the week there are going to be a series of tides so huge the cohoes could be surging into the area in schools larger than the old Sierra Nevada Comstock Lode. Anyone visiting the Spit during the last few weeks who has the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Eight softball teams are “tightening up” as the Homer city tournament approaches, says commissioner of the Homer Softball Association Jessica Marx. The local double-elimination tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 with teams seeded based on season performance.   Saturday’s game ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:38pm
  • In the Homer Yacht Club’s Converse Cup, held Aug. 2 on Kachemak Bay, Nereus sailed into first place. The race began at the Deepwater Dock, under clear skies and with a light day breeze of five to seven knots. Five boats competed, with Nereus first across the starting line, followed by Winter Hawk....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:35pm
  • With Kenai Peninsula Borough maintenance crews making unexpected repairs at Homer High School, the gym, mat room, weight room and locker rooms will be closed from Aug. 4-15. Regularly scheduled activities, such as basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling, gymnastics are canceled unless othe...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:33pm
  • Light pink flags. Dark pink flags. Big flags flying from businesses. Small flags flying from vehicles. No matter the shade or shape, they carry the same message: It’s time for the annual Homer Breast Cancer Run and Ride. Begun in 1994, the event is sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:30pm
  • Oregon angler Ned Friedman can breathe a sigh of relief. He and his 227.8-pound halibut are still in first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Friedman of Chilquin, Ore., reeled in the behemoth July 24 while fishing with Capt. Greg Northover of Alaska Arctic Sun Fishing and Hunting aboard the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:18pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, program is staging the Superhero 5-kilometer run-walk in Kenai at 11 a.m. Aug. 16. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for the best costumed heroes.  The course begins at the Kenai park strip and winds throug...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:41pm

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