Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • The public is invited to a fun day of golf and lunch in support of Hospice of Homer. The sixth annual Holes “Fore” Hospice golf tournament will be Saturday, June 6, at TIPS Golf Course.  It is located at 57172 East End Road.

    Early entry fees are $ 55 per person and includes18 holes of golf, lunch and range balls. Early registration can be made at the Hospice of Homer office, 265 E. Pioneer Ave. Suite 3 or at the TIPS Golf Course. Registration on the day of the event at the course is $65 and starts at 8 a.m. The tournament begins at 9 a.m.

  • Forty-four disc golfers from around the state congregated at Jack Gist Park in Homer May 9 for the second annual Shorebird Showdown disc golf tourna- ment. Golfers competed in five different divisions in- cluding the open professional division where competi- tors play for prize money. The four amateur divisions included were advanced, intermediate, recreational and advanced women.

  • The Kachemak Swim Club, KSC, Kings took 18 athletes to the Alaska Junior Olympics (JO) Swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, April 23-26; the meet drew 500 of the fastest swimmers from the 33 teams in the state with the Kings finishing 15th with 286 points. 

    Winning the meet was the Aurora Swim Team of Anchorage with 4,559 points, followed by Glacier Swim Club of Juneau (2,859 points) and Northern Lights Swim Club of Anchorage (2,729) points. 

  • Wondering what to have for lunch May 8? Wonder no more. The Homer athletes of Special Olympics Alaska have cooked up a solution: a boxed lunch prepared “bento” style, bento being a packed lunch of Japanese origin.

    The Homer version features a choice of salmon, a chicken thigh or tofu, served with rice and topped with teriyaki sauce, and accompanied by steamed broccoli and fruit. Tessa Drais will be doing the cooking with help from volunteers.

  • Last year more than 170 entrants took to the Spit Trail for the Migration Run, a 5K USATF-certified event. This year, organizers are hoping to attract 200 participants to the May 10 event that not only occurs during Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, but also takes place on Mother’s Day.

    And here’s the thing: You don’t have to be a runner to take part. Reflecting KBRC’s philosophy, walkers and stroller-pushing entrants are welcome.

Youth Sports

  • A phenomenal season for the boys’ soccer team is nearing its conclusion as the Mariners prepare for regionals.

    This past week made for an exciting buildup to the end of the season. On May 13, the boys faced Soldotna for the second time. Soldotna has proven to be a challenge for the Mariners, having wiped out the team 3-0 in past games. 

    This time, while the Mariners still lost, the boys were able to score against the Soldotna Stars and finish the game with a score of 3-1.

  • The Homer High School Track and Field teams finished strong during the Borough Championships this past Saturday, placing third overall.  

    “We concentrated on everybody’s better events or events they needed to get a qualifying regional time in,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer.  “They all ran terrific. It’s exciting across the board.”  

    Although Steyer is pleased with all the athletes’ performances as of late, he is especially excited about the boys’ team performances.  

  • The Homer Mariners varsity baseball team honored their nine senior baseball players before Monday’s game against Houston.  The Mariners defeated the Hawks 14-4.  Sheldon Hutt pitched five strong innings for the Mariners, earning the win.

  • The Mariners softball team partnered with Kodiak to participate in The StrikeOut Cancer Games last week. The event not only raised cancer awareness among the players, but also meant some good softball.

    Homer and Kodiak played two games, with Homer winning each time.

  • The Homer Mariners Track and Field team traveled to Palmer this past weekend to participate in the Colony Invitational at Colony High School.

    The Colony boys and Kenai Central girls track and field teams won the Colony Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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