Sports Briefs – Aug. 12

Go golfing for hockey The annual “Rounds for the Rink” 18-hole, best-ball scramble is this Saturday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. at The Tips Golf Course out East End Road. A maximum of nine teams is allowed, with teams consisting of 4-5 players. The player fee is $60, and pre-registration is available at the Tips […]

Growlers repeat as city softball champions

The Spenard Builder’s Supply softball team must have been feeling pretty good when they entered Sunday’s championship game from the top half of the bracket — and undefeated.
Nine innings against a gritty team of Growlers was the only thing standing between SBS and the 2015 Homer City League Softball Championship. And SBS would have to be defeated twice to lose the title. Not very likely.
Unless you’re a Growler, turns out.
The Growlers handed SBS its first loss of the tournament in a 9-4 decision early Sunday afternoon.
“We were trailing 5-1 in the middle of the game, and not much was going our way offensively,” said Growler and tournament MVP Brandon Grochow. “We were not stringing hits together — which seems to tell the tale of the entire tournament. We never really got the bats going.”

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Standings as of Aug. 2 Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn. remains atop the 2015 Jackpot leader board with the 224.4-pound halibut she caught July 10. Scott was fishing with Deepstrike Sportfishing and Captain David Bayes aboard the F/V Grand Aleutian. A 291.2-pound flat fish was landed July 21, the angler did not have a Derby […]

Homer ballers join Kenai Twins at State

After falling early in the American Legion State Baseball Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage last week, the Kenai Twins rallied, focused, and fought their way back to the championship game against the Chugiak Mustangs.
Kenai would have to beat the undefeated Mustangs twice to take the title on Saturday, and they got off to a good start with a 7-6 squeaker in game one.
Kenai bats were hot, racking up 12 hits for the game. Homer hurler Kyle Johnson pitched five innings for the win, allowing two hits, striking out three and walking four.
Things quickly took a turn for the worse.

Sports Briefs – Aug. 5

Schroer inducted into HS hall of fame Homer ski coach Dave Schroer was one of six coaches inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame on Sunday. Schroer coached alpine and nordic skiing, as well as track and field at Homer High School. He won ASAA state championships and inspired Olympians, but he was […]

Mariners fired up as they move to small-schools division

For years, Mariner Football has been the proverbial 98-pound weakling that repeatedly got sand kicked in his face by schools often more than three times the size of Homer High.
Regardless of their colossal disadvantage, however, the M’s have put up a hell of a fight against some pretty intimidating and talented teams. They have also been humiliated and demoralized by super-sized Stars and unkind Kardinals.
This year, things are gonna be different, however, as Homer has finally been allowed to move down to the small schools division, and play against teams that are more their size.

Don’t forget your Derby ticket!

Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn. continues to hold onto the lead in the 2015 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with her 224.4-pound flatfish. Scott landed her big fish on July 10, while fishing with Deepstrike Sportfishing and Captain David Bayes aboard the F/V Grand Aleutian. A 291.2-pound fish was landed on July 21, but alas, the […]

King salmon restrictions relaxed

Anglers fishing for Kasilof kings are now allowed to use bait and multiple hooks, from the river’s mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway bridge, through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 31. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also allows the use of bait/scent in the Kenai River from its mouth, upstream to Skilak Lake. Stronger-than-expected […]

Sports Briefs – July 29

Baseball boys continue to shine Eight Homer baseball players have continued to compete in the game over the summer, playing on the American Legion Post 20 Twins in Kenai this year. Four Homer players are on the AA (varsity) team, and four play on the A (JV) squad. Under the leadership of head coach Robb […]

Moose Pretzel disc golfers host championships

For three years now, Homer disc golf enthusiasts have trudged and toiled through the woods out East End to establish and cultivate a first-rate disc golf course at Jack Gist Park.
Now, the group is excited to host the 2015 Homer Disc Golf Championships this weekend, July 24-25.
“We first got the course going in 2012, and we are constantly making improvements to it,” said tournament director and disc golf connoisseur Edan Badajos. “We just had a big workday on Monday, where 11 volunteers showed up to help finish pouring the concrete tee pads.”
Badajos said the group will add tee signs and a few other details to spruce things up for the upcoming tournament.

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