Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • A dozen local runners tackled the epic Fourth of July Mount Marathon race. Race history was made with Swede Emelie Forsberg, 28, finishing the 3.1-mile race at 47 minutes, 48 seconds, smashing the women’s 1990 record of 50:30 by Nancy Pease. In the men’s race in the afternoon, Forsberg’s boyfr...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:52am
  • The bulls won the weekend at the Ninilchik Rodeo. Riders had no luck on John Wayne, Dark Town, Hizenberg and Calico as all jumped — or were thrown — before the eight-second mark.  Just one rider, Chris Manis, managed to best a bull named Snubbin Post to win both the weekend of bull riding a...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:40am
  • Back in late June this column reported on a plethora of angling misconducts Alaska Wildlife Troopers had to deal with because of clueless dipsticks.   I was hoping that things would chill out with the scofflaw crowd because the piece sent a pretty blatant warning that they were being watched an...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:40am
  • In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when you’re not only the first to finish, but the only one of 29 competitors to do so in the scheduled time, the honor gets doubled....

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:39am
  • It’s no secret that Homer has a vibrant boating community. Beyond the halibut hopefuls, however, Homer draws a different type of boater a bit unexpected for the far north: the sailor.   Founded in 1983, the Homer Yacht Club has been sailing in Homer for about 30 years. But Erik Pullman, curre...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:25am
  • Although 10 boats competed in the annual Land’s End Regatta put on by the Homer Yacht Club, most agreed that the tide was the real winner.   Two days of sailing with no wind left participants in the regatta being pushed backward by the tide and disheartened. “The tide definitely won over th...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • A cool overcast morning made for perfect running weather on Saturday. Almost 300 people gathered at the high school for the Homer Spit Run, a 10-kilometer race to the end of the Spit.  Hosted by the Kachemak Bay Running Club, the annual Spit Run is a course certified by USA Track & Field, t...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • I was asked yesterday what I thought about lingcod. I deliberated for a few seconds and then replied, “Well I know from personal experience that they are Freddy Kruger gruesome, have a set of choppers that would give a salmon shark a coronary, and enjoy making a brunch out of their own relatives.&...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:16am
  • Ninilchik scramble puts spotlight on decline of area’s razor clams The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce ran its first Clam Scramble Mud and Natural Obstacle course run Saturday. The chamber wants to create an annual solstice event in a central location on the Kenai Peninsula for the...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:56pm
  • Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first for the games, Matthew Patterson of Fort Wainwright successfully threw the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 Challenge Caber...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:55pm

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