High School Sports Weekly Highlights

  • Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Homer's Alissa Cole tries to protect the ball from Danica Schmidt of Soldotna on Friday at Kenai Central High School.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

Girls and boys basketball travels to Seward on Dec. 22. Girls varsity plays at 4 p.m. and boys varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. After winter break, the girls and boys will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Hockey plays Soldotna High School at the Soldotna Sports Center at 6:45 p.m. Following winter break, hockey will have a block of home games on Jan. 12-14. The Mariners will play Palmer on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Colony on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. and Wasilla on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

In review

Homer High School

Basketball

Boys

The Mariner boys basketball team played at the Sohi Tip Off over the weekend.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Homer 54, Nikiski 44

The seventh-place game was a tale of two halves. Nikiski won the first half 25-17, but Homer stormed back and won the second half 37-19. Koby Etzwiler had 25 points for the Mariners, while Justin Ellision had 10.

Homer 9 8 19 18 —54

Nikiski 10 15 10 9 —44

HOMER (54) — Rohr 2 0-0 4, Cortez 0 0-0 0, Etzwiler 10 0-0 25, Adkins 0 0-0 0, Ravin 1 0-0 2, Carroll 0 2-2 2, Edens 2 0-0 4, Ellision 5 0-0 10, Beachy 2 0-0 6, Swoboda 0 0-0 0, Brinster 0 1-2 1. Totals — 22 3-4 54.

Friday, Dec. 16: Kenai 45, Homer 42

The Kardinals pulled off a big comeback Friday to move into Saturday’s fifth-place game. Homer had a 27-16 lead at halftime, but Kenai won the third quarter 17-10 and the fourth quarter 12-5.

Koby Etzwiler pumped in 22 points to lead the Mariners.

Homer 12 15 10 5 —42

Kenai 8 8 17 12 —45

HOMER (42) — Rohr 2 4-4 8, Etzwiler 9 2-2 22, Adkins 0 0-0 0, Ravin 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Edens 2 2-2 7, Ellision 1 0-0 2, Beachy 1 0-0 3, Brinster 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 808 42.

Girls

Homer’s girls basketball team competed at the Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central High, where Nikiski took the top spot.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Nikiski 52, Homer 12

The Nikiski Bulldogs finished off their title Saturday with a stifling defensive performance. Mariner Rylee Doughty led Homer with six points.

Homer 4 0 3 5 —12

Nikiski 18 10 16 8 —52

HOMER (12) — Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 1-2 1, Metz 0 0-0 0, Fabich 0 0-0 0, Knott 1 0-0 2, Doughty 3 0-0 6, Todd 0 0-0 0, Parish 1 1-4 3, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Cole 0 0-0 0, Box 0 0-0 0. Totals — 5 2-6 12.

Friday, Dec. 16: Soldotna 46, Homer 19

Soldotna led 12-4 after one quarter and 23-8 at halftime against Homer, which was led by the seven points of Kailee Veldstra.

Homer 4 4 6 5 —19

Soldotna 12 11 14 9 —46

HOMER (19) ­— Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 2 0-0 4, Knott 0 0-0 0, Doughty 0 2-2 2, Parish 0 0-2 0, Veldstra 3 0-0 7, Cole 2 0-0 4, Box 1 0-0 2. Totals — 8 2-4 19.

Hockey

The Mariners defeated the Kenai Central Kardinals at a home game on Friday, Dec. 16 with a final score of 12-3. Homer currently stands 1-3 in the division.

Wrestling

ASAA State Wrestling Championships

Class 1-2-3A

Team scores — 1. Bethel, 264.5 points; 2. Homer, 246; 3. Barrow, 114; 4. Sitka, 99; 5. Petersburg, 89.5; 6. Glennallen, 84.5; 7. Kotzebue, 82; 8. Houston, 64; 9. Wrangell, 64; 10. Voznesenka, 55; 11. Grace Christian, 45.5; 12. New Stuyahok, 44; 13. Craig, 42; 14. Susitna Valley, 41; 15. Dillingham, 39; 16. Klawock, 36; 17. Nikiski, 34; 18. Cordova, 32; 19. Holy Rosary, 27; 20. Unalaska, 26; 21. Thorne Bay, 23; 22. Nome, 22; 23. Eek, 21; 24. Aniak, 20; 25. Mt. Edgecumbe, 20; 26. ACS, 19; 27. Galena, 18; 28. Skagway, 18; 29. Eielson, 17; 30. Hutchison, 16; 31. Shaktoolik, 16; 32. Noatak, 15; 33. Unalakleet, 13; 34. Napaskiak, 12; 35. Hydaburg, 11; 36. Seward, 10; 37. Delta, 8; 38. Metlakatla, 6; 39. King Cove, 5; 40. Valdez, 5; 41. Nenana, 3; 42. Newhalen, 3; 43. Nunapitchuk, 3; 44. Selawik, 3; 45. Glacier View, 2.

Championship matches

98 — Maxim Kusnetsov, Voz, pin Diesel Geerdts, Bet, 3:12; 106 — Thomas Dyment, Bet, md. Wayne Newman, Hom, 12-0; 113 — Blunka Blunka Jr., Stu, dec. Avery Hoffman, Bet, 3-2; 120 — Tristen Evan, Bet, SV Curt Bartlett, Sit, 3-1; 126 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, pin Buddy Stelmech, Pet, 5:17; 132 — Hayden Lieb, Bet, pin Jared Virgin, Gle, 4:30; 138 — Jared Brant, Hom, dec. Jonas Heppe, Kla, 3-0; 145 — Michael Lucas, Holy Rosary, md. Ezekiel Eakin, Kot, 13-3; 152 — Evan Bockman, Gra, fft. Kagan Stockton, Bar; 160 — Timmy Woo, Hom, dec. Caden Gerlach, Gle, 5-3; 170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, pin Titus Tripple, Tho, 5:24; 182 — Joseph White, Gle, pin Louis Edenshaw, Kot, 2:54; 195 — Joshua Goeden, Sit, pin Kyle Wells, Hom, 3:57; 220 — Benjamin Heather, Bar, dec. Tyler Litke, Nik, 6-2; 285 — Marshall Pinard, Sus, dec. Jadin Mann, Hom, 6-1.

Class 4A

Team scores — 1. Colony, 269.5 points; 2. Wasilla, 245.5; 3. Lathrop, 196; 4. South, 141; 5. Ketchikan, 128; 6. Palmer, 125; 7. North Pole, 110.5; 8. Soldotna, 82.5; 9. Eagle River, 67; 10. Thunder Mountain, 65.5; 11. Service, 63; 12. Chugiak, 60; 13. East, 46; 14. Kodiak, 45; 15. Dimond, 41.5; 16. Bartlett, 39; 17. West Valley, 30; 18. Kenai Central, 29.5; 19. West, 21.

Championship matches

98 — Aedyn Concepcion, Sou, dec. Sabasitan Benefield, NP, 3-0; 106 — Matthew Rodriguez, Ket, pin Odin Anderson, Pal, 3:16; 113 — Rush Fannon, Col, pin Jacob Spencer, Lat, 3:17; 120 — Micah Mathis, Was, dec. Jacob Shack, Sou, 6-5; 126 — Isaiah Elvsaas, Was, dec. Joseph Perkins, Ser, 4-2; 132 — Dillon Simpson, Was, pin Patrick Matheny, Lat, 5:49; 138 — Westley Bockert, Lat, dec. Levi Hopkins, Col, 10-4; 145 — Samuel Wolff, Was, dec. Hayden Steiner, Was, 5-2; 152 — Levi Farris, Pal, dec. Keyshawn McEnerny, Ken, 8-7; 160 — Joshua Malnoske, Eas, dec. Caleb Hopkins, Col, 7-5; 170 — Dawson Budke, Chu, dec. Chad Edwards, Lat, 7-2; 182 — Dawson Nash, Col, md. Brandon Antesberger, NP, 10-2; 195 — Bradley Antesberger, NP, dec. Robert Haan, Col, 4-3; 220 — Cody Weldon, Thu, md. Kaden Caldarera, Ser, 10-1; 285 — Ji Jeong, Lat, inj. Ezra Lincecum, Was, 6:00.

Girls Championship matches

106 — Kailey Fowlkes, NP, pin Bessie Twitchell, Was, 0:00; 113 — Raeann Jackson, NP, dec. Lexis Collins, Cra, 8-3; 120 — Krystal Fabricante, Kod, dec. Moira Sheldon, Kot, 2-1; 132 — Adrienne Toyukak, Ser, pin Andrea Prince, Edg, 3:25; 145 — McKenzie Cook, Hom, pin Kelly O’Brien, Bet, 5:21; 160 — Agatha Andrews, Edg, TF Danielle Stotler, Col, 3:47 15-0; 182 — Sydnee Kimber, Edg, pin Alazae Waghiyi, Edg, 2:40; 220 — Alissa Pili, Dim, pin Sterling Magnuson, Edg, 2:53.

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