Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • When it comes to spreading the word about the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, why not let the halibut do it?  That was the case with a 35-inch halibut caught by Shawn Berndt of Stoughton, Wis. On July 23, Berndt was fishing with Marv’s Fishing Charter way over in Harris Bay off the Gulf of Alask...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:37pm
  • My wife and I relearned a lesson over the last week and it wasn’t pretty. Since The Fishing Hole has been handing out silver liked a short-circuited slot machine in Reno, we decide that we’d slip out there and pick up a couple of those beauties for the barbecue. Something went wrong. Way wrong. ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:24pm
  • Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and lovingly remembered. This is truly a glorious summer.  That said, the slugs are here. I have long resisted the wholesale killing of these mollusks; after all I have cre...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:49pm
  • From swapping plant starts in the springtime to sharing ripe produce in the fall, gardens inspire an attitude of giving. This spring, Homer’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church joined a growing local trend of gardening for those in need.  Father Robert Leising is one of three priests who se...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:40pm
  • One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a letter written to local gardener Shirley Forquer from Lois Schneyer in February 1984. It has been growing ever since....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:27pm
  • If you haven’t visited The Fishing Hole lately, there’s only one way to describe it. It’s a “Back to the Future” scenario with silvers performing Cirque du Soleil flips over each other while rabid fishermen throw everything at them from plug-cut herring to Pixies the size of 1200cc Harleys...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:32pm
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    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:33am
  • Approaching season’s end, the Homer Softball Association is preparing for the annual Homer City Tournament scheduled for Aug. 9 and 10. Last week Alibi scored a win against Kharacters 16-15 on Monday and a 10-6 victory against Beluga Lake Lodge on Wednesday. The Growlers continued an undefeated st...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:15pm
  • For the first time in three years, Homer Little League sent a Majors team to the All-Stars. “The boys practiced together for two weeks and made great progress in defensive plays, hitting, pitching, and teamwork,” said Kathy Beachy, president of Homer Little League.  Coached by Mike Hayes an...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:13pm
  • Alaska Arctic Heat Softball will hold tryouts this Saturday and Sunday for its fast-pitch softball travel teams. The tryouts will be held at Albrecht Fields, 4781 Elmore Road, Anchorage. For more information, call Michele Waters, team manager, 907-947-4035. Saturday: The 14U team will have tryouts f...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:09pm

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