Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • For hunters heading out at the start of the fall moose hunting season this week, as in 2013, the odds of getting a moose should be better compared to 2012. Moose hunting opened on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and continues through Sept. 20. After restrictions limiting the take of younger bulls, the bull-cow ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:25pm
  • If Captain Kirk and his gang from the starship Enterprise had popped out of a reverse time warp above the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon over the weekend, they would have stumbled onto a scene that would have spawned serious flashbacks. Only this time around it would have been “The Trouble with Treble...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:21pm
  • Rep. Paul Seaton, second from right, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, right, cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony of Homer High School’s new turf field on Saturday. Looking on are HHS Principal Doug Waclawski, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School D...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:41pm
  • In the first cross country meet of the season, the Homer Mariners ninth- and 10th-grade girls team and the 11th- and 12th-grade girls team proved themselves team champions in Nikiski on Monday....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:23pm
  • In non-conference action, the Mariners’ first football game of the season on a brand new turf field resulted in a 41-16 loss to the Eielson Ravens. “It was kind of a rough day and didn’t go exactly how we’d planned,” said Head Coach Josh Fraley. “There were way too many mistakes and we o...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:16pm
  • She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America. “It took a bit, a wee while,” Outen said. “I need some rest, s...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:56am
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:36pm
  • There’s some good new and some bad news in this week’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby action. The bad news comes from Bill Brock of Anchor Point. Brock was fishing with Crystal Sea Charters aboard the Donna Mae on Sunday when he hooked into a tagged halibut. The tag was sponsored by Alaska Adventur...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:36pm
  • The eight teams of the Homer Softball Association finished off the season in a double elimination tournament at Jack Gist Park last weekend. The rivalry peaked during the championship game between Beluga Lake Lodge and the Growlers, who took the first place trophy after winning the game 10-6. Spenar...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:34pm
  • The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on turf. “This is great,” said Doug Waclawski, HHS principal, adding that the turf’s design probably means...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:33pm

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