Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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
  • Two weeks ago, Homer High School’s Lady Mariners secured first place in the Northern Lights Conference for the third consecutive year. They also took the conference’s academic award for the fourth time since 2005. Unfortunately, the Mariners’ state championship hopes came to an end Saturday at...

    Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:48pm
  • Hospice of Homer is bringing its annual fundraising golf tournament to Homer on June 15. While the event worked well over the last three years at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point, the opportunity to hold it at Shoreline Golf at 6.5-mile East End Road was irresistible. Now that Beth and D...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 5:03pm
  • The following players were chosen to the NLC All-Conference First Team: Miranda Beach, Homer Dannika Catt, Kodiak Katie Kirsis, Homer Hannah LaRue, Homer Maggie LaRue, Homer Kaycee Munn, Soldotna Carly Norvelle, Kenai Cat Schoe...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 5:02pm
  • Less than a month into the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, April Saputski of Rathdrum, Idaho, has taken the lead with a 142.2-pound flat fish caught May 27, while fishing with Capt. Scott Glosser of Captain Scott’s Sport Fishing aboard the Mako....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:18pm
  • Last week I reported that the king run at The Fishing Hole had been about as productive as trolling from a boat and trailer being towed down the Seward Highway. Things have changed a bit after a series of high tides. Fishing is picking up during both the ebb and flow of the lagoon’s salt water.&nb...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:02pm

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