Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Homer and Anchor Point’s speedy young adults took over the top 10 in the runners division of the 6-K Homer Spit Run on Saturday, June 25.

    Pedro Ochoa, a 19-year-old Homer High School alumnus, crossed the finish line first. Ochoa was nearly two minutes ahead of the second place runner, 16-year-old Homer High School junior Jacob Davis, with a time of 35:12.58. Davis came in at 37:00.81, just a second past his goal time of 37 minutes, he said.

    “It feels amazing and it hurts,” Davis said. “I was going for the big improvement this year.”

  • The 10K Homer Spit Run is a magnet for local and visiting athletes. Some dash to the front of the pack. Others resolutely put one foot in front of the other for the pride of finishing. Among the hundreds of participants are stories that inspire, bring a tear and recall a memory.

  • Registration has started for the annual 10k to the Bay Homer Spit Run. The race stars at 9:30 a.m. June 25 for walkers and 10 a.m. for runners at Homer High School and finishes at Land’s End on the Spit. A no-host party is at Land’s End Resort with a free shuttle bus back to the high school.

  • Mariner softball started out on top of the Soldotna Stars during their Friday game at the state tournament in Fairbanks. However, a turning of the tides led to the end of Homer’s season.

    Homer jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first inning, but the decisive frame would be the bottom of the third, when SoHi scored seven times for an 8-3 lead.

    “We started off ahead 3-0, but they came back strong,” said Homer coach Bill Bell, who had a string of five straight top-three finishes at state snapped. “They were hitting. They outplayed us.”

  • The Homer Cycling Club rounded up workers to help improve the singletrack mountain bike trail in the Diamond Creek area for Trails Day on Sunday, June 5. The group has been slowly establishing a bike trail that starts about 50 yards from the top of the dirt road that leads to the trailhead of the existing Diamond Creek hiking trail.

Youth Sports

  • Upcoming events

    Homer High School

    Hockey plays at home in the End of the Road Shootout on Thursday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 19.

    • Wrestling travels to Wasilla to compete in the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19.

    In review

    Homer High School

    Hockey

  • Lauren Kuhns knew she wanted to commit to swim at Assumption College within a day of stepping on campus, she said. On Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Kachemak Swim Club semi-annual membership meeting, Kuhns sat in front of her fellow swimmers and community members at a table adorned with an Assumption College pennant and signed a letter of intent, officially telling the school that she plans to attend after she graduates in spring 2017.

  • Nov. 3: Weight room in Homer High School weight room, 6-7:30 a.m.

    Nov. 3: Morning indoor soccer in Homer High School gym, 6-7 a.m.

    Nov. 3: Weight room in HHS Weight Room, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Nov. 3: Basketball at HHS gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Nov. 3: Cancelled: Volleyball at Homer Middle School gym, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Nov. 3: Adult basketball league at HHS gym, 7:35-10 p.m.

    Nov. 4: Morning basketball at HHS gym, 6-7 a.m.

  • Upcoming events

    Homer High School

    Hockey plays at the Peninsula Challenge vs. Kenai on Nov. 3-5.

    Swim and dive attend state championships in Juneau on Nov. 4-5.

    Volleyball travels to the region championships in Houston on Nov. 4-5.

    Girls wrestling competes in a dual meet against Edgecumbe at the ACS on Nov. 3. The entire team then attends the ACS Invitational on Nov. 4-5.

    In review

    Homer High School

  • The Mariner volleyball team competes at the Region III 3A Volleyball Tournament this weekend where they will face opponents that they have both won against and lost to during the course of the season. The tournament starts Friday at Houston High School.

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