Sports and Outdoors Highlights

Adult Sports

  • Homer pickleball players brought home precious medals after taking top spots in several categories in the Alaska Senior Games on Aug. 16-18.

    Janie Leask, Holly Van Pelt, Dru and Tim Renchler, Donna and Dan Holleman, Bill Bloom and Paul Knight competed in doubles and singles categories in several different age categories in Fairbanks. The pickleball players collected nine gold, two silver and two bronze medals. For Homer pickleball, the wins affirmed the players’ skills outside of the hamlet at the end of the road.

  • In the door-prize drawing following the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at the Kenai Golf Course on Sunday, Homer’s Chris Morin won a 3-wood.

    Don’t expect to see Morin using that club much around the penal, par-72 layout though. Morin has taken to a strategy of hitting mostly 4-irons off the tees at Kenai, and it’s taken him where no golfer at the course has gone before.

    Morin is in the midst of another solid summer of golf. Recently, he tied the course record of 22 at the nine-hole, par-27 Homer Golf Course.

  • Fifteen minutes after Mean Machine beat Beluga Lake Lodge with a score of 9-5 in the championship game, the teams took the field to play again. In order to win, Mean Machine needed to defeat BLL again.

    The Homer Softball Association’s city tournament rules require a team to lose twice before they could be declared out of the running for the championship. BLL won all of their games over the July 30-31 tournament weekend until the final game against Mean Machine.

  • 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.

Youth Sports

  • Upcoming events

    Swim and dive competes at the Soldotna High School Pentathlon on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.

     

    Varsity cross-country running competes at regions at Soldotna High School on Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m.

     

    Mariner football plays their homecoming game against Redington on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

     

    In review

    Homer High School

     

    Cross-country running

  • Upcoming events

    Swim and dive competes at Kenai on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. for dive and Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. for swim.

    Varsity volleyball travels to Grace on Sept. 16 for a game at 6:30 p.m., followed by a game against ACS on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

    Varsity cross-country running runs on the Homer Spit at 11 a.m. Sept. 17.

    Mariner football travels to play Nikiski at 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

    In review

    Cross-country running

  • Swim and dive starts up this week with the Homer Invite on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Dive competes on Friday evening starting at 5 p.m. and swim kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • Upcoming events

    Swim and dive hold the Homer Invite on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Dive starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and swim begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    Varsity volleyball travels to Kotzebue on Friday, Sept. 9.

    Varsity cross-country running travels to Kodiak for a meet on Saturday, Sept. 10.

    Voznesenka football plays Valdez on the Homer turf on Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

  • Upcoming events

    • Volleyball faces Nikiski at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the Mariner gym. Wear blue and gold for “We Blled Blue and Gold Night.”

    • Swim and dive hold their first event of the season, the triathlon fundraiser at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

    • Football plays Juneau on the turf at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

    • Cross-country running goes to the Palmer Invite on Saturday, Sept. 3.

    In review

    Cross-country running

    Aug. 27: Homer at Bartlett Cross-Country State Preview

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