Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Hospice of Homer is bringing its annual fundraising golf tournament to Homer on June 15. While the event worked well over the last three years at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point, the opportunity to hold it at Shoreline Golf at 6.5-mile East End Road was irresistible.

    Now that Beth and Dave Schroer, along with their son and daughter in-law Frank and Ellen Schroer, have reopened the 9-hole, 10-acre course, hospice officials hope the closer proximity will increase local enthusiasm for the already popular event.

  • 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 day was perfect racing conditions,” said Erik Pullman, vice president of the club.

  • 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 Recreation Program and sponsor of the games, plans to get more kids involved. 

    “It’s a wonderful opportunity to get kids active, having fun and to learn more about the sport of track and field,” said Illg. 

  • 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)

  • Shoreline Golf set to open Friday

    Shoreline Golf at Mile 6.5 East End Road opens at 10 a.m. Friday for the season. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The golf course was built in 1986 by current owners Dave and Beth Schroer. 

    After selling it in 1994, the Schroers repurchased the golf course and opened it in 2012. 

    For more information, call 235-8544.

    Fireweed Meadows also plans to open this weekend

Youth Sports

  • Thunderous cheers and loud foot-stomping from the crowd, rousing music played by the Homer High band directed by Amy Johnson and an energetic team of Mariner cheerleaders were second only to the action in the Homer High School Alice Witte Gymnasium Friday night as the Mariner girls and boys basketball teams took on the Seward Seahawks.

  • If you felt the earth shaking Tuesday night, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was an exciting, overtime game of Mariner hockey at the Kevin Bell Arena.

    Following on the heels of Saturday’s 1-0 shutout of the SoHi Stars, the Mariners invited the Kenai Kardinals to Homer for a game. And what a game it was. 

  • As the Mariner hockey season nears its conclusion and the team looks toward the regional tournament at the Kevin Bell Arena Feb. 6-8, Hannah Baird and Maggie LaRue are excited to join their teammates in competing for a regional championship banner. 

  • Tell a skier it’s winter and he or she will, well, ski. No matter the rain or ice.

    Friday, the Homer High School Mariner cross country team did just that, heading north for the Kenai Klassic.

    “I was proud of all of our kids for going out and skiing hard despite the bad weather and snow conditions,” said Head Coach Eric Groth. “The trails were pretty sloppy and punchy and kick waxing was tricky.”

  • Wrestlers from Chapman, Homer, Ninilchik, Seldovia and Voznesenka gathered at Homer Middle School Friday for the Husky Open. With 50-60 participants, it was “a strong little tournament,” said Coach Dan Rios. 

    Pool B

    1st place: Tyson Overson, Chapman;

    2nd place: Stephen Shwartz, Homer;


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