Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Mitch Wyatt, 2011 Alaska State Champion wrestler and 2011 Homer High School graduate, has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic second team as a part-time starter this year for the University of Colorado Mesa Mavericks. The Redshirt freshman wrestles at 174 pounds and...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:10pm
  • The Homer Invite will not happen this weekend. “There’s maybe about 15 meters of ice that could just not thaw out. There’s 30 meters of clear sailing that are perfectly dry, but about five or six inches of ice on parts of the track,” said Homer High School Head Track Coach Bill Steyer. It wa...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:09pm
  • Eighty skaters and scores of fans enjoyed the annual Ash Cup, a men’s hockey tournament, played last weekend at the Kevin Bell Arena. The name Ash Cup comes from the tournament’s first year,  when Mount Augustine erupted.  Six teams participated this year: three local teams, plus teams...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:03pm
  • Nine months of serious swimming has paid off for 10 of Homer’s best swimmers who leave next weekend for Anchorage to compete in the biggest swimming meet in the state, Junior Olympics at Bartlett High School. “We start in September and go until April. It’s at least three hours of swim practice...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:50pm
  • Through April: Friday Night Fives, a noncompetitive 5k, begins at Two Sisters Bakery, 233 E. Bunnell Ave., 5:30 p.m., free. May 18: Special Olympics Torch Run, a 5k event that begins at the base of the Homer Spit; free or minimum $25 donation to get a T-shirt; 9:30 ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:47pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Shock from the bombings at the end of Monday’s Boston Marathon has swept around the world. Homer is no exception. A 26.2-minute run-walk, one minute for each mile of the marathon, will be held at Homer High School at 5 p.m. Saturday as a...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:46pm
  • Sunday is Kevin Bell Day at the Kevin Bell Arena on the Homer Spit. There will be a free public skate from 2-3:30 p.m....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The Friday Night Fives began last Friday, with more than a dozen walkers and runners, and a few canine companions, braving the chilly evening temperatures and a few muddy spots along the 5K course. Throughout April, the Kachemak Bay Running Club sponsors the outing, a 5K fun run or walk through town...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:58pm
  • The Homer Climbing Competition will be Saturday at the Bay Club. It is open to all ages. The annual event is hosted by HoWL, Homer Wilderness Leaders. Pre-registration before Saturday is $30; participants can go to the HoWL website at howlalaska.org to register. Competitors from throughout Alaska wi...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:57pm
  • A group of Popeye wrestlers traveled north to Palmer last Friday to take part in the Matsu-Matmen Tournament.  Popeye Wrestling’s William Roth won both of his matches in the Greco Roman Style event, earning a first place finish in the Junior 125-pound bracket. Roth hasn’t wrestled competiti...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:56pm

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