Sports Briefs – July 22

Alaska Dirt Track Shootout Twin City Raceway is hosting their second-annual Alaska Dirt Track Shootout this Friday and Saturday in Kenai. See the top drivers in Alaska racing on the fastest dirt track in Alaska! Gates open at 3 p.m., with qualifying rounds at 4 p.m. Races begin at 6 p.m. (Rain makeup is 1 […]

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Derby Standings as of July 19, 2015 2015 Jackpot Leader Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn. continues to hang on to the top spot with her 224.4-pound monster fish caught on July 10. Linda was fishing with Deepstrike Sportfishing and Captain David Bayes aboard the F/V Grand Aleutian. • James Perkins of Joplin, Mo. won the […]

Finding what drives Moto-X pro Cody Woodworth

Back in 2007, Cody Woodworth was a 14-year-old boy chasing a Motocross dream. Now 22, he has been riding for more than 10 years, and has made his way to the Professional Motocross Circuit.
He also got married, got his pilot’s license, and comes back to Homer in the summers to help with dad Shane’s electrical contracting business. He races on the weekends.

Run hard — turn left

With the season in full swing, and the city tournament right around the corner, Beluga Lake Lodge continues to hold a one-game lead over Spenard Builders’ Supply in City-League Softball. Teams finish up regular-season play on Aug. 5, and the tournament gets underway Aug. 7-8. Games are played at Jack Gist Field off East End […]

Sports Briefs – July 15

Football M’s grab awards Mariner Football senior Josh Fisk was named the “Most Inspirational Running Back” for the senior division at the 2015 late-June, All-Alaska Football Camp at Colony High School. Jadin Mann was named the junior division’s “Most Improved Defensive Lineman.” Homer Football’s first practice of the season is Wednesday, July 29. The team […]

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

2015 Jackpot Leader • 224.4 lbs. caught by Linda Scott on July 10. Scott was fishing with Deepstrike Sportfishing and Captain David Bayes aboard the F/V Grand Aleutian. Scott unseated Jason Solberg, whose 199.8-pound fish caught with Driftwood Charters remained at the top of the leader board for three weeks. A total of five tagged […]

How to handle a huge halibut

As far as fish stories go, 76-year-old Jon Martin from Los Angeles, Calif. now has an epic angling tale to pass down to future Martin family fishermen; and he doesn’t even need to exaggerate.
Martin was fishing with Captain Steve’s Fishing Lodge in Ninilchik last Wednesday, inarguably questioning himself about that 30-pounder he let go earlier.
“Everyone had kept one halibut,” explained Capt. Steve Smith. “He was the only one left without a fish.”
That would soon change.

Homer runners master menacing Mount Marathon

A contingent of South Peninsula athletes made their way to Seward over the weekend to compete in the 100th running of the annual Mount Marathon Race.
Started in 1915, the race is 3-3.5 miles — depending on the route chosen — of running, hiking and scrambling up the 3,022-foot peak. The fastest runners complete the race in under an hour.
Ninilchik standout Riana Boonstra won the girls junior race, topping more than 100 other runners with her time of 32 minutes, 38 seconds.
Lady Mariner junior Lauren Evarts headed up the Homer junior girls’ group, finishing 44th overall with her time of 47:20.

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Standings

As of July 5, 2015 2015 Jackpot Leader • 199.8 lbs. caught by Jason Solberg on June 21 with Driftwood Charters. Solberg was fishing with Captain Shane Blakely aboard the F/V Misty. July Tags: • Paul Dudley of Tulsa, Okla. won $50 while fishing with Captain Casey McDonough aboard the F/V Miss Mia. The tag […]

Kasilof dip-netting area expanded; limits increased

• A strong return of sockeye salmon in the Kasilof River has resulted in emergency orders being issued to liberalize the personal-use and sport fisheries, effective through 11:59 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7. • In the Kasilof River sockeye salmon sport fishery, the bag and possession limit is increased to six per day, and 12 in […]

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