Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • The Homer Cycling Club rounded up workers to help improve the singletrack mountain bike trail in the Diamond Creek area for Trails Day on Sunday, June 5. The group has been slowly establishing a bike trail that starts about 50 yards from the top of the dirt road that leads to the trailhead of the ex...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:08pm
  • When fishing starts heating up in the pristine waters of the lower Kenai it’s akin to being in Vegas and rolling consecutive sevens from dusk to dawn with the payoffs in pure silver and greenbacks. Last week combo charters were nailing both shiny kings and moss colored halibut while the rivers sur...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:52pm
  • Palmer resident Marcella Kolberg’s weighed in the first fish of the 2016 Homer Halibut Jackpot derby season on Sunday, May 29. Kolberg's halibut was recorded as 142.4 pounds by Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby staff. ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:09pm
  • Saturday, May 28 brought nice weather and good winds for the Homer Yacht Club’s Sourdough Cup. Captain Hal Smith captured the top place in Saturday’s race. Seven sailboats enhanced the beauty of Kachemak Bay with fair seas and 15 knot winds, making for a fast race. Captain Hal Smith in Arktikos ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:02pm
  • Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) is offering six expeditions across Kachemak Bay, six day-long trips hiking and stand-up paddle boarding, and eight Discounted Rates for Boys and Girls (DiRtBaG) Service Corps days during June and July.  “Even if you have done one of these trips with HoWL before...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:58pm
  • The seventh annual Hospice of Homer golf tournament fundraiser gives golfers of all skill levels the chance to play, have fun, and even win a prize or two.  The tournament will be held at The Tips Golf Course, a par three, nine-hole course out East End Road with a breath-taking view of Kachemak...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:53pm
  • Mariner baseball won one game and lost two while at the regional tournament on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27. Homer’s varsity team made it to the third round – battling Kenai in the second-place quarterfinals on Friday afternoon – but the loss to the Kardinals by one run spelled the end ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:45pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula showed up in droves to take on the state’s fastest, strongest and most agile athletes Friday and Saturday at the state track and field championships at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. In the end, three event victories went to peninsula entrants in the Class 4A meet and eight ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:32pm
  • W ow, what an incredibly gorgeous Memorial Day weekend even though the wind and overcast chilled things down on Monday. For those of you who can barely recall it, fishing for the major part of three days was downright respectable for competent piscatorians and rather dismal for those doing shooters ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:33pm
  • Both boys and girls teams for the Homer High Mariners lost to Colony on Thursday, May 19, ending the Mariner’s soccer season before reaching states. While the girls lost in a shutout with six points on them, the boys gave Colony a run for the win.   Colony boys 1, Homer 0 &nb...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:07am

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