Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • More than 30 years ago, at the urging of Carrol Martin, Shirley (Schollenberg) Cox began Horse Camp. Shirley was terrified. She had no children of her own at that time. She did have a love for horses and held Carrol in such high regard that she stepped out on faith and Horse Camp was born. Horse Cam...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:57pm
  • Some new fish — one pushing the scales to 153.2 pounds and two wearing tags — have heated up the action in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:42pm
  • It’s been a long time since the weather has been hotter than the fishing around here. With all of the fans blasting inside the cabin, it’s like stepping onto a wind tunnel  when the mutts and I crawl back inside from a scouting expedition. The Fishing Hole has been an interesting enigma so ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:38pm
  • By LISA ZATZ The Homer Boys’ U14 soccer team played the Kenai U15 Girls at Kenai on June 11. The final score was 2-2. Homer had four breakaways in the first half and their passing game kept them in control of the contest. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:32pm
  • The Homer Little League Giants (10- to 12-year-old Majors) made the journey north to Soldotna over the last two weekends to take on four of the top teams in that region. Over the last several years, the Homer boys haven’t fared well against the “big town” rivals, but this year things took a ne...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:29pm
  • Sixteen local athletes competed in the 2013 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games in Anchorage the weekend of June 7, winning the second-place silver medal in basketball and setting individual personal records in swimming. The basketball competition began with the Homer team challenging Juneau. “Th...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:09pm
  • If the shots for the local basketball teams fall with a little more frequency this year, fans, coaches and players might want to give an assist to the shooting clinic that took place at the Homer High School gym June 14-17.  The two-hour a day sessions was produced by a new local organization c...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:04pm
  • FAIRBANKS — A 30-pound dog reportedly survived a harrowing flip of a boat in an Alaska river and then a four-day ordeal without food as she remained trapped in the small craft. Boat owner Jeremy McDonald reached his damaged boat May 30 on the Chena River and heard noises inside, the Fairbanks Dail...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:08pm
  • A hunters organization has put up a $500 reward leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person who killed a cow moose on East Skyline Drive on May 31. The death orphaned a male calf. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game rescued the calf, and it is now at the Alaska Zoo waiting transportation ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:05pm
  • The king run at The Fishing Hole has been fluctuating from being on the verge of comatose to somewhat entertaining with patient fin hunters nailing a few hungry chinooks entering with the tides.  The kings are relatively undersized and could have used a few more years at sea to add some heft to...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:05pm

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