High school sports weekly highlights

  • Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer's Ethan Pitzman vies for control of the puck against Soldotna's Wyatt Medcoff (16), Thursday evening at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
  • Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna's Journey Miller (bottom) and Homer's Dimitry Kuzmin collide after a faceoff Thursday evening at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

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Homer High School

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

Girls and boys basketball 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 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 triumphed over Seward 56-51 after a big comeback attempt by the Seahawks in the fourth quarter came up short.

The game was tied at 10 after the first quarter, but Homer had a 40-27 lead entering the fourth quarter before Seward rallied.

Charles Rohr had 16 points for the Mariners, while Hunter Edens pitched in 13 and Joel Carroll had 10.

Mariners 56, Seahawks 51

Homer 10 19 11 16 —56

Seward 10 8 9 24 —51

HOMER (56) — Rohr 6 1-2 16, Cortez 0 0-0 0, Etzwiler 4 0-1 8, Ravin 0 0-0 0, Carroll 4 2-4 10, Edens 5 0-0 13, Ellison 1 0-0 2, Beachy 3 0-0 7, Mann 0 0-0 0, Brinter 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 3-7 56.

SEWARD (51) — Pahno 5 5-5 17, Kratz 3 0-1 6, Estes 0 0-0 0, Wilpe 0 0-0 0, Spanos 0 0-0 0, Jarvis 0 0-0 0, Deboard 6 7-8 19, Petrosius 3 3-5 9. Totals — 17 15-19 51.

3-point goals — Homer 7 (Rohr 3, Edens 3, Beachy); Seward 2 (Pahno 2). Team fouls — Homer 15, Seward 10. Fouled out — none.

Girls

The Homer High girls basketball team lost to Seward 42-22 in a Southcentral Conference game on Thursday, Dec. 22, in Seward.

Seward jumped to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter. Rylyn Todd paced Homer with nine points.

Seahawks 42, Mariners 22

Homer 4 9 7 2 —22

Seward 15 6 14 7 —42

HOMER (22) — Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Fabick 0 0-0 0, Doughty 2 0-0 4, Todd 3 3-4 9, Parish 2 0-0 4, Veldstra 2 1-2 5, Cole 0 0-0 0, Box 0 0-0 0. Totals — 9 4-6 22.

SEWARD (42) — Cinereski 0 0-1 0, Moriarity 0 2-4 2, Hauze 2 1-1 5, Terry 1 0-0 2, Von Borstel 2 2-2 7, Jackson 4 1-2 12, Lapinskas 3 1-2 7, Petrosius 3 1-2 7. Totals — 15 7-15 42.

3-point goals — Seward 4 (Jackson 3, Von Borstel). Team fouls — Homer 14, Seward 7. Fouled out — Cole.

Hockey

The Mariners fell to the Soldotna Stars in a 3-0 North Star Conference shutout on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Homer dropped to 1-4 in the conference and 6-9-0 overall with Thursday’s loss. Homer coach Justin Adams said the Mariners were caught playing an individual style of hockey, moving away from the team discipline Adams stresses.

“It was rough, it was definitely a different picture than last weekend,” Adams said. “But I told them that as bad as we played, it was still only 3-0.”

Homer goaltender Hunter Warren was harassed all game long, stopping 47 of 50 shots sent his direction.

Stars 3, Mariners 0

Homer 0 0 0 —0

Soldotna 1 0 2 —3

1st Period — 1. Soldotna, Daugherty (Brown), :58. Penalties — none.

2nd Period — no scoring. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

3rd Period — 2. Soldotna, Daugherty (Hensley, Lockwood), PP, 5:34; 3. Soldotna, Montague (unassisted), 6:14. Penalties — Soldotna 2 for 4:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Shots on goal — Soldotna 14-19-17—50; Homer 9-2-10—21.

Goalies — Soldotna, Yoder (21 shots, 21 saves); Homer, Warren (50 shots, 47 saves).

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