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.

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 […]

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