Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run.

    For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of the Homer Spit. In 2012, Moe finished in a time of 33:23, but on Saturday he dashed across the finish in 32:40.

  • 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)

Youth Sports

  • May 2-3
    Dimond High School
    HOMER BOYS INDIVIDUAL VARSITY SCORES
    800 METERS: 3. Pedro Ochoa, 2:02.91
    1600 METERS: 30. Les Crane, 5:30.88
    3200 METERS: 3. Pedro Ochoa, 9:59.66
    300 METER HURDLES, 36-INCH: 5. Connor Seay, 44.82
    4X400 RELAY: 11. Homer, 49.33
    4X200 RELAY: 11. Homer, 1.42.95
    4X400 RELAY: 12. H0mer, 4:01.28
    SHOT PUT, 12 LB: 18 Chase Crauthers, 32’09.00; 22. Ian Lowe, 29’11.00
    DISCUS, 1.6 KG: 28. Jake Richter, 72’02.00
    LONG JUMP: 8. John Shank, 18’04.00; 9. Connor Seay, 17’06.75

  • Participating in the two-day Anchorage Invite was an open door for the Homer Mariner track and field athletes to plant their feet on the site where state championships will be in a few weeks.
    More importantly, while there the team scored some “really good performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer.
    Senior Pedro Ochoa finished third in the 3200 meters, with an impressive time of 9:59.
    “He broke 10 minutes in the 2-mile, which is a pretty significant barrier,” said Steyer.
    Ochoa also placed third in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:02.91.

  • Homer weather was perfect for baseball last Friday and Saturday. The sun was shining, the day breeze was mild and there was a a table of picnic food set up at the edge of the field.
    It was a marked difference from the wind and rain the Mariner baseball team faced in Kodiak last month.
    Last weekend’s real storm was on the baseball diamond with the Mariners losing both its Friday and Saturday games to the Colony Knights.

  • Fired up after three days of grueling competition at the Invitational Round-Robin in Juneau last Thursday-Saturday, the Mariner softball team bounced back Monday with an impressive 17-0 victory over Kenai Central in three innings of play.
    “That was kind of my plan, that we would score a lot of tough games before we got into conference play,” said Mariner Head Coach Bill Bell.
    “It would have been nice to win some of those (Juneau games), but those weren’t critical.”

  • Forty of more than 1,200 wrestlers this weekend were represented by the Popeye Wrestling Club at the Alaska USA Folkstyle, Greco and Freestyle State Tournaments last weekend hosted at the Wasilla Sports Complex. More than 20 represented areas came from as far away as Kotzebue, Bethel and Juneau. Some of the wrestlers were challenged 18 times over a period of three days.


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