Adult Sports

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                Homer’s Janelle Moerlein crosses the Homer Spit Run finish line with Renn Marden on Saturday, June 30 at Land’s End Resort in Homer. Read the results of this year’s Spit Run 10K and Cosmic Hamlet Half Marathon on Page A6.

Hundreds turn out for Homer Spit Run

Mother nature must have known there would be visitors in town over the weekend, because she pulled out all the stops and granted a clear,… Continue reading


Bailey Lowney shows a group of women an example of the kind of skates needed for roller derby during an informational meeting Friday, June 29, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Lowney, a former derby player, and several other local women are working to form Homer’s first roller derby team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Roller derby comes to Homer

If women in Homer have been looking for a way to combine a love of comradery, female empowerment and smashing into stuff, they might just… Continue reading


Homer to host first ever End of the Road Pickleball Tournament

The inaugural End of the Road Pickleball Tournament and Clinics will be held this coming Monday through Saturday at Homer High School. Sponsored by Pickleball… Continue reading


Area athletes help Alaska invasion of Hawaii triathlon

The Lavaman Triathlon, held Sunday at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, would seem to make a lot of sense for… Continue reading

Homer High senior wins Sea to Ski Triathlon

Some outdoor enthusiasts are satisfied with a traditional swim, bike, run style triathlon. Not Homerites. While there is the standard Homer Mariner Triathlon in the… Continue reading

Thousands head to Kachemak Bay for Winter King tourney

More than 1,200 anglers descended on Homer’s harbor on Saturday to try their luck in the 2018 Winter King Salmon Tournament. Coordinated by the Homer… Continue reading

32 turn out for Homer Epic

For the better part of this past Saturday, 32 gluttons for punishment embarked on the Homer Epic through the Kenai Peninsula’s Caribou Hills. Racers get… Continue reading

Location switch produces once-in-a-lifetime Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon

“Are you kidding me?” puffed a skier as he pushed his way through the thick, soft snow at the McNeil Canyon Ski Area before the… Continue reading

Local skiers perform well in Besh Cup

Skiers from all over the state descended on the Lookout Mountain Trails outside Homer over the weekend for the third and fourth installments of the… Continue reading

Fat tire bikes keep adventurers active during winter months

The bigger the better, right? When it comes to bike tires, plenty of people in Homer would have to agree. Getting enough exercise and time… Continue reading

Scribner wins Elks Winter King Derby

Rough seas didn’t keep anglers from braving Kachemak Bay for a chance to win the 2017 Homer Elks Lodge #2127 Winter King Salmon Derby. Ed… Continue reading

Homer’s Annie Ridgely wins Kenai half marathon

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the… Continue reading

Idaho resident wins Jackpot Halibut Derby

A lucky Idaho resident is walking away with this year’s Jackpot Halibut Derby top prize. Sam Mills, of St. Maries, caught the winning halibut which… Continue reading

Kuhns wins Humpy’s Marathon

Running in her first marathon ever — and her first run more than 18 miles — 2017 Homer High School graduate Lauren Kuhns exceeded the… Continue reading

‘Putting guru’ Stockton gives golf clinic

‘Putting guru’ Stockton gives golf clinic Professional golfer Dave Stockton gives a clinic on short game golf and putting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 21,… Continue reading

Homer golfers play in Anchorage tourney

Five senior golfers from Homer played in the Senior State Amateur Golf Tournament at Anchorage Golf Course last weekend. Super Senior John Glidden placed 11th,… Continue reading

Highland Games are Saturday

Highland games set for Saturday The sixth annual Homer Highland Games return from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. The games include the… Continue reading

Spit Run photos

1. Eight-year-old Gigi Leonetti and 11-year-old Brooke Shafer race each other to the finish line of the Spit Run 10K. 10. By the time they… Continue reading

City of Homer Community Recreation Schedule

Community Recreation Schedule Thursday, March 2: 6-7:30 a.m Weight Room HHS 3:30-4:30 p.m. Popeye Wrestling Practice (ages 10 and under) HMS Gym 4:15-5:45 p.m. Gymnastics… Continue reading

Hansel and Gretzky win jamboree’s first-place trophy

Diva’s Women’s Hockey hosted the 9th Annual Jamboree Tournament last weekend. More than 90 players traveled from Kenai, Anchorage, Palmer and the Valley. This tournament,… Continue reading