Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Tumbling and equipment classes offered by the city of Homer Community Recreation and scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have been canceled.

    For information regarding future camps, call 235-6547.  

  • The Kenai Peninsula CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is staging a Superhero 5K run-walk at the Kenai park strip at 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned for best costumes.

    The course begins at the park strip and winds through downtown Kenai. Register for the run online at tinyurl.com/kenai-superhero or visit the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s office at 150 N. Willow for a printed entry form. 

  • Taking a break from the club’s busy summer racing schedule, members of Homer Yacht Club are sailing to Jakolof Bay Saturday for a picnic.

    Four more races remain this season: the Converse Cup on Aug. 3, Founders Cup on Aug. 17, Kachemak Cup on Aug. 31 and Fireweed Cup on Sept. 14. For more information, visit www.homeryachtclub.org.

  • The Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association is holding a horse show at the Cottonwood Horse Park this Saturday.

    For more information, contact KBEA ata kbayea@gmail.com. 

  • Having just competed in the 17th annual two-day Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta on June 29-30, local captains and crews were back on the starting line Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July.

    It wasn’t exactly a firecracker start, however, due to a lack of sail-filling wind.

    “At the start, the winds dropped to near zero and most of the fleet wandered across the start line thanks to a few puffs and meandering currents,” said Eric Pullman, the club’s vice commodore and captain of Nereus, one of the entrants in Saturday’s race.

Youth Sports

  • It was a 55-0 victory for the Homer Mariners football team Saturday as they took on the Buccaneers in Valdez.
    “They played great,” Homer Head Coach Josh Fraley said of the Mariner team. “We were able to get everybody in and played a lot of the JV guys, so it was good.”
    So good, in fact, — 40-0 at halftime — that the JVs were able to play about half of the game.
    “We played awesome,” said Fraley.

  • The Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center was packed with athletes, coaches and fans representing a total of 11 different schools for the Homer Invitational last week. The pool’s blue water was churned into froth, while shouted cheers and applause kept the 232 competitors pushing for excellence.
    The Kodiak girls and boys teams each took first place, giving them a combined first-place team score of 232. The Mariner girls tied with Seward for seventh place and the boys placed fourth. The resulting combined team score put Homer High in seventh place with a score of 31.

  • In two days of back-to-back play, the Homer High Mariners varsity volleyball team won three matches against Seward on Friday. On Saturday, they were back on the court, taking Anchorage Christian School in three out of four sets.

    Scores in the Friday games were 25-16, 25-14 and 25-13, Homer’s favor.

    “Jane Rohr had 12 kills and a 38 percent kill efficiency, meaning she had very few errors,” said Head Coach Beth Trowbridge. “Kyla Pitzman was next in kills with seven.”

  • A high school dive meet in Kenai on Friday was a bit unbalanced with only one Kenai diver and five Homer divers. Still, it was a good opportunity to test the water — or the board — so to speak.

    “There was only one other girl (from Kenai) that dove in the meet besides us,” said Mariner Head Coach Harmon Hall.

  • Eight schools, 115 runners and a bright sun and blue sky overhead. A great combination for the Homer Invitational on Friday, a cross-country meet with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity competitions.

    Homer Mariner girls and SoHi Star boys took first place in team points. In second place, the results flipped with Homer boys and SoHi girls in second.

    “They did good, really good,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer of the Mariners’ performance.


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