Weekly sports highlights

  • Homer’s Maggie Box (23) battles for a rebound with Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic (right) Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Homer’s Alyssa Cole grabs a rebound Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 against Nikiski at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Nikiski’s Garrett Ellis (14) fights for a rebound with Homer’s Charles Rohr (0) Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Homer guard Koby Etzwiler (right) makes a move by Nikiski’s Jace Kornstad Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Upcoming events:

Cross-country skiing: The Homer High School Nordic ski team will head to Seward this weekend for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Championships. They start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

Girls Basketball: The Lady Mariners play Kotzebue at 6:30 p.m. today, Dillingham at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and Edgecumbe at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, all at home.

Boys Basketball: The boys’ varsity team plays the same teams on the same day, but at 8 p.m., 8 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

In review:

High school sports

Basketball: Both the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams battled their way down the court in Nikiski on Saturday, Feb. 3. The boys came out victorious in a narrow win over Nikiski 65-61, while the Lady Mariners fells 57-21.

Boys: Mariners 65, Bulldogs 61

Homer - 17, 12, 18, 18 — total, 65

Nikiski - 18, 9, 16, 18 — total, 61

Homer (65) — Rohr 2 1-6 5, Etzwiler 8 5-6 24, Adkins 1 3-6 5, Reutov 0 0-0 0, Carroll 3 1-2 9, J. Beachy 7 4-5 22, McGhee 0 0-2 0. Totals 21 14-27 65.

Nikiski (61) — Johnson 6 5-7 17, Weathers 1 0-0 3, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Kornstad 2 7-7 12, T. Litke 1 0-0 3, Handley 3 5-7 11, N. Litke 5 1-2 15, Eiter 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 18-23 61.

3-point goals — Homer, 9 (Beachy had 4, Etzwiler had 3 and Carroll had 2); Nikiski, 7 (N. Litke had 4, T. Litke had 1, Kornstad had 1 and Weathers had 1).

Team fouls — Homer 17; Nikiski 19. Fouled out — N. Litke.

Girls: Bulldogs 57, Mariners 21

Homer - 0, 4, 9, 8 — total, 21

Nikiski - 12, 15, 15, 15 — total, 57

Homer (21) — Bales 0 0-0 0, Godfrey 2 0-0 4, A. Bishop 0 1-2 1, G. Godfrey 1 2-2 4, Todd 0 0-2 0, Parish 2 1-4 5, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Cole 0 2-2 2, Box 2 1-2 5. Totals 7 7-14 21.

Nikiski (57) — Jeffreys 2 1-2 6, Wik 2 1-2 5, L. Carstens 1 1-2 3, Bostic 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 0-0 2, B. Carstens 12 3-5 32, Epperheimer 0 2-3 2, Druesdow 1 4-6 7. Totals 19 12-20 57.

3-point goals — Homer 0; Nikiski 7 (B. Carstens had 5, Jeffreys had 1 and Druesedow had 1).

Team fouls — Homer 16; Nikiski 17. Fouled out — G. Godfrey.

Cross-country skiing: The Homer High School Nordic ski team hosted its last meet of the season over the weekend up at the Lookout Mountain Trails. Skiers from Kenai, Seward and Soldotna attended. The Homer varsity boys team took second place overall.

Boys varsity: Combined team scores: 1. Soldotna, 2 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds; 2. Homer, 2:19:10; 3. Kenai, 2:32:36.

Friday’s 5-kilometer classic — 1. John-Mark Pothast, Soldotna, 14 minutes, 58 seconds; 2. Jacob Davis, Homer, 15:30; 3. Denver Waclawski, Homer, 16:03; 4. Jack Harris, Soldotna, 16:07; 5. Bradley Walters, Soldotna, 16:07; 6. Joshua Shuler, Soldotna, 16:34; 7. Jode Sparks, Soldotna, 17:08; 8. Joseph Dammeyer, Soldotna, 19:10; 9. Lance Chilton, Soldotna, 19:28; 10. Giddeon Collver, Kenai, 19:52; 11. Billy Morrow, Kenai, 20:15; 12. Tristan Summers, Kenai, 20:20; 13. Ben Kettle, Homer, 20:54; 14. Josh Wisner, Homer, 21:18; 15. Egor Sturdy, Seward, 22:04; 16. Mathew Grzybowski, Kenai, 22:17; 17. Tanner Reid, Homer, 22:32; 18. Josh Foster, Kenai, 23:09.

Saturday’s 5-kilometer skate — 1. John-Mark Pothast, Soldotna, 14:14; 2. Joshua Shuler, Soldotna, 14:19; 3. Jacob Davis, Homer, 14:27; 4. Jack Harris, Soldotna, 14:30; 5. Bradley Walters, Soldotna, 14:37; 6. Denver Waclawski, Homer, 15:39; 7. Jode Sparks, Soldotna, 15:39; 8. Josh Foster, Kenai, 16:14; 9. Joseph Dammeyer, Soldotna, 16:30; 10. Lance Chilton, Soldotna, 16:50; 11. Tristan Summers, Kenai, 17:12; 12. Josh Wisner, Homer, 17:23; 13. Egor Sturdy, Seward, 17:33; 14. Billy Morrow, Kenai, 17:44; 15. Ben Kettle, Homer, 17:53; 16. Tanner Reid, Homer, 18:03; 17. Giddeon Collver, Kenai, 18:38; 18. Mathew Grzybowski, Kenai, 19:59.

Girls varsity: Combined team scores: 1. Kenai, 2:38:34; 2. Soldotna, 2:48:13.

Friday’s 5-kilometer classic — 1. Riana Boonstra, Kenai, 18:22; 2. Ruby Lindquist, Seward, 19:56; 3. Katia Holmes, Homer, 20:02; 4. Maria Salzetti, Kenai, 20:52; 5. Zoe Stonorov, Homer, 21:21; 6. Erika Arthur, Sodotna, 21:38; 7. Hannah Delker, Soldotna, 21:38; 8. Anya Danielson, Kenai, 22:56; 9. Isabella Dammeyer, Soldotna, 23:01; 10. Elise Kempainen, Kenai, 23:03; 11. Brita Restad, Homer, 23:52; 12. Eve Downing, Soldotna, 24:12; 13. Emmalee Moore, Seward, 24:23.

Saturday’s 5-kilometr skate — 1. Ruby Lindquist, Seward, 16:00; 2. Riana Boonstra, Kenai, 16:18; 3. Katia Holmes, Homer, 17:05; 4. Sadie Lindquist, Seward, 17:26; 5. Maria Salzetti, Kenai, 17:37; 6. Zoe Stonorov, Homer, 18:02; 7. Erika Arthur, Soldotna, 18:35; 8. Anya Danielson, Kenai, 18:45; 9. Isabella Dammeyer, Soldotna, 18:59; 10. Hannah Delker, Soldotna, 19:15; 11. Emmalee Moore, Seward, 20:12; 12. Elise Kempainen, Kenai, 20:39; 13. Eve Downing, Soldotna, 20:51; 14. Brita Restad, Homer, 21:50.

Hockey: The Mariners came up just short of a shot at heading to the state championships this year when they lost to Wasilla in the semi-final game of the North Star Conference Championships on Friday in Soldotna. The final score was 4-2.

Wasilla - 1, 2, 1 — total, 4

Homer - 1, 0, 1 — total, 2

1st period — 1. Wasilla, Engan (Masterson, Gudz), 6:16; 2. Homer, Menke (Weston), 11:54. Penalties — Homer had 1 for 2 minutes.

2nd period — 3. Wasilla, Engan (unassisted), 3:50; 4. Wasilla, Schachle (unassisted), PP, 14:08. Penalties — Homer had 2 for 4 minutes; Wasilla had 1 for 2minutes .

3rd period — 5. Homer, Nevak (Kuzmin, Gilliland), PP, 1:38; 6. Wasilla, Engan (Masterson), 5:04. Penalties — Homer had 1 for 2 minutes; Wasilla had 5 for 13 minutes.

Shots on goal — Homer 6-7-7 — for a total of 20; Wasilla 15-8-9 — for a total of 32.

Goalies — Homer, Warren (32 shots, 28 saves); Wasilla, Campbell (20 shots, 18 saves).

Other sports

City basketball league:

Week 15 Standings: 1) Best Western Riptide 14-3; 2) Bay Weld Smooth Ops 12-5; 3) Pathfinder Splash Bros 10-5; 4) Alaska Bible Institute 8-8; 5) Umanski Properties K-12 6-10; 6) The Titans 5-10; 7) Kachemak Gear Shed 1-15.

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