Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Energy was high on Saturday as the sun greeted the annual Memorial Weekend “Sourdough” race sponsored by the Homer Yacht Club.   This was the club’s second race of the year.  Four boats participated with Arctica coming in first, followed by Dolphin, Morning Star and Thetis. “The da...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:01pm
  • Since May 22, the Homer Lady Mariners have defeated the Skyview Panthers, split a senior night double header against the Kodiak Bears, and then finished their regular season by shutting out the Kenai Kardinals on the road. Hannah LaRue stole the show on both sides of the ball against the Panthers on...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:00pm
  • The Mariner Varsity baseball team fell just short of their quest for a spot in the state baseball tournament, seeing its season end last Friday after a solid run in the Region III tournament in Wasilla last week. The Mariners played four games in the Region tourney, winning two and losing two. ...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Although the weather was stunning on Saturday, the turnout for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games was low. Still, the 18 participants gave it their all and raced as if there was an enormous crowd cheering them on.  Next year, Mike Illg, coordinator of the city of Homer’s Community Recreati...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:55pm
  • GIRLS Long jump (9-10) 1. Rachel Bolin 5’4” 2. Aspen Etzwiler 4’6” BOYS Long Jump (9-10) 1. Sawyer Lowe 5’5 ½” 2. Tim Hatfield 5’ 3. Owen Pitzman 4’7 1/2”  BOYS Softball Throw (9-10)...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:54pm
  • No more pencils, no more books. Students at West Homer Elementary School spent the end of the academic year putting aside those implements of learning in exchange for shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. The end result: a new trail and landscaping that have created an outdoor learning classroom designed...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:49pm
  • Sometime during the night on May 19, likely when he was watching “The Voice” at a loud volume in his home, a brown bear tore the right driver’s mirror from his Subaru, smashed its right tail light and rear window, ripped off the back windshield wiper, left muddy claw marks on the remaining wid...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:35pm
  • The Memorial Day weekend was primo if you were into mucking around the beaches for assorted clam-type life forms and enjoyed broiling your snow colored carcass into a glow-in-the-dark sunburn.  The tides were so low that the hordes from the north had the option to walk across to the peninsula r...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:29pm
  • The first part of this season’s premiere column will be dedicated to those of you who scour wilderness beaches hunting the infamous Alaska clam. Memorial Day weekend should be primo for those who are addicted to rooting around in the mud and sand for a creature that’s as swift and elusive as a r...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:35pm
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    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:25pm

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