The Homer High School softball team got swept off Kodiak Island last weekend as the Bears handed three straight defeats to the visiting Mariners.
On Friday, Kodiak handed the Mariners a 14-10 loss in the opening game of a double header. In the nightcap, the Bears pulled out a 7-6 win in walk-off style, going ahead for the first time in their last at bat.
On Saturday, Kodiak clubbed Homer 19-11 to complete the sweep. The Bears were "a much more patient team," said Mariner coach Scott Bauer of a Kodiak team that started eight seniors.
The Mariners lead in each of the three games and played the Bears closer than the final scores indicate, Bauer said. "I think we can probably compete with them," he said. "And we will probably meet them again at state."
King salmon tourney set
South Peninsula Sportsman's Association will kick off its annual Calcutta Auction and King Salmon Tournament with an auction at the Anchor River Inn 7:30 p.m. Friday. The derby runs 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Registration is $20 per boat and all boats must be registered by 7 p.m. Friday. The proceeds will help sponsor the group's spring Youth Fishing Fair. Festivities begin with a no-host dinner at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, all fish must be weighed in at the Anchor Angler by 7 p.m. The tournament boundaries are Diamond Creek to Stariski Point.
Mariner athletes honored
Andrew Peters and Syverine Abrahamson each received Mariner Athlete of the Year honors Monday at Homer High School's annual awards ceremony.
Peters placed seventh in the Region III cross country championships and 21st at state and participated in cross-country skiing and track Abrahamson earned varsity letters in cross country, cross-country skiing and soccer. She finished ninth at the region cross country meet and 43rd at state, second in the region ski finals and fifth at state.
Both earned National Student Athlete Awards for maintaining better than a 3.0 grade-point average <> two of 43 handed out to Mariner athletes.
Jamey Smith and Jessica Smith were named top freshmen, Chelsea Pyhala earned top manager, Chris Crum top mom, and swim coach Trent Fischer received the coach of the year honors.