Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • With less than a month until the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to an end, Marian Oritz of Cottonwood, Ariz., has turned in one of the halibut caught, tagged and released earlier this year. Oritz landed the halibut Aug. 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters. That makes a total of 27 ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Thar whar bright treasures in them thar high tides near the base of the Spit’s east side over the weekend. Even a half stoned pirate with dual eye patches could have sensed the glistening jewels cruising beneath the bay’s calm surface because the coho were hot popping and splashing along the sho...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:44pm
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    Tue, 08/20/2013 - 8:00am
  • The first game of the Homer High School Mariner football season was scheduled to be Saturday against Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks. However, that game has been canceled.  Instead, at noon Saturday the Mariners, coached by Josh Fraley, will scrimmage with the Voznesenka Cougars’ foo...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:25pm
  • Making its 19th annual return Sunday is the Breast Cancer Run, a five-mile run and one-mile walk sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. Close on its heels is the 2nd annual 5K “Sole for Hospice” on Aug. 24, an untimed event benefiting Hospice of Homer. 19th annual Breast C...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:08pm
  • Homer runners Marty Everts, Elizabeth Roedl, Stacy Buckelew and Jimmy Neumayer catch their breath at the finish of Saturday’s 50-mile Resurrection Pass Ultra Race. Buckelew was the first woman to cross the finish line with Roedl grabbing second place. The weekend’s ultra trail races began with a...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:02pm
  • As August starts to slowly glissade (“butt scoot” for those of you who consider outdoor recreation as playing “Big Fish” on an iPad) itself down the slippery slope toward fall, there’s still time to add to your stash of smoked, canned, frozen, fermented, pickled, honey cured and super secr...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 1:51pm
  • It was a quiet week in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, according to derby coordinator Paula Frisinger. “A few prior (year) tags came in and a few weigh-ins that didn’t make the board,” said Frisinger of fish making it onto the Spit weigh-in board. That’s good news for Gene Jones of Bellevie...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 1:51pm
  • The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of “fish, fun and music” presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 2:08pm
  • The 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby began May 15 and ends until Sept. 15. That means anglers still have plenty of time to land a prize-worthy fish.  Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, has maintained his lead in the big-fish category with a 236.2-pound flatfish he caught July 25 while fishing with C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 2:04pm

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