Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Last week’s football games were brutal for southern peninsula teams. The SoHi Stars shut out the Homer Mariners 59-0, while the Nikiski Bulldogs cinched a 46-6 victory over the Voznesenka Cougars.   Homer Mariners The Sept. 21 game between the Homer Mariners and the SoHi Star...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:11pm
  • Homer Mariners swam with a stronger stroke than ever during the competitive Kenai Invite against Palmer, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, Wasilla and Colony on Sept. 21. Several times others were left behind in the wake of new records and the team celebrated several individual and team victories. “The mee...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:07pm
  • From snow to rain to snow to rain…and so it went at Saturday’s XC relay on the Lookout Mountain ski trails above Homer. In spite of an early brush with winter, however, two four-runner teams of Homer Mariner girls took first and second place in the varsity competition. In the boys’ varsity rac...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:05pm
  • It was a nail-biter match in the Alice Witte Gymnasium between Homer and Nikiski during the four back-to-back games on Friday. According to Head Coach Beth Trowbridge Homer’s offense was strong, but the team lost ground due to inconsistent defense. The Mariners sank to the Nikiski Bulldogs with an...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:03pm
  • Alaska Recreation and Parks Association has given its 2012 Outstanding Organization to the Homer Hockey Association, the ARPA announced in a press release Sept. 16. The award recognizes agencies, departments and organizations that make great contributions to their community and to the improvement of...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 8:59am
  • For Gene Jones, an angler from Bellevue, Iowa, it seems a long time — and a long wait — since he reeled in a 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters. The wait ended at 9 p.m. Sunday, when the 27th Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby came to an end and Jones w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:20pm
  • Homer residents Kathy Hill and Doug Dodd scored a gold medal in the mixed double Pickleball competition during the 11th annual Alaska International Senior Games Aug. 14 held in Fairbanks.  They stirred up quite a scene with their advanced skills in the fast-paced and oddly named game that was n...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:27pm
  • With only one practice year under their belt, Homer Special Olympics scored big in the Special Olympics Fall Games in Anchorage over the weekend. “We did awesome,” said Carol Shuler of Homer, the community coordinator. “We took five teams and three teams took gold, one took bronze and one took...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:19pm
  • Head Coach Josh Fraley and the Homer High School varsity football team knew Friday’s game against the Palmer Moose was going put the Mariners to the test. “Even though we lost, everyone knew it was going to be a tough game and I’m really happy with the effort they gave in that game,” said Fr...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:15pm

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