Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • 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
  • Homer’s Diva hockey took three teams to the 13th Annual Fools on Ice Tournament in Anchorage last weekend and took first in the intermediate division, second in the advanced beginner division, and third in the novice division. The teams were coached by Buck Laukitis, Dean Kildaw, Steve Nevak ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:55pm
  • The Homer Mariner Track and Field team took to the Dome in Anchorage last Friday and Saturday for The Big C Relays.  In the midst of many great individual and team performances, Junior Tayla Cabana took second place out of six athletes in the girl’s pentathlon as the only Mariner to compete i...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:51pm
  • The Mariners boys soccer team has started the season with a few injured limbs, but the hope is the healing will finish before the snow melts. The team of 36 boys started its first official day of practice March 25. “Practice ends at 8 p.m., but when the boys heard the gym was going to be open late...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:47pm

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