Weekly high school sports highlights

  • Sophomore Audrey Wallace hits the ball over the net to the Kenai Central High School Cardinals during their game Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. It was the first home game for the Mariners, who won the non-conference match 3-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Sophomore Kelli Bishop tips the ball over the net during the Homer Mariners varsity volleyball team’s game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Cardinals three games to zero in their first home match. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Players on the Homer Mariners varsity volleyball team celebrate after winning the first of three straight games in their set against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The non-conference win was the first game of the season for the Mariners. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Upcoming events

Cross Country will run at Kodiak Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1-2.

Volleyball plays at the Seward Invite Friday and Saturday Sept 1-2.

Homer Mariners football plays an away game against Ketchikan on Friday, Sept. 1.

Voznesenka football plays against Nikiski at home at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Swim and Dive will host a triathlon at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2

Volleyball plays Houston at home at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7.

In review

Cross Country

The Homer boys team came in ninth at the Bartlett Invitational meet in Anchorage, with a score of 226.

Individual 5-kilometer race results: 9, Jacob Davis with a time of 16:57; 30, Jordan Beachy finished in 17:39; 81, Bill Rich finished in 18:42; 87, Clayton Beachy finished in 18:55; 103, Mose Hays, finished in 19:22; and 139, Andy Super finished in 21:51.

The Homer girls team tied with Dimond for sixth at the Bartlett Invitation meet in Anchorage, with a score of 187.

Individual 5-kilometer race results: 14, Autumn Daigle with a time of 20:28; 16, Alex Moseley finished in 20:32; 21, Brooke Miller finished in 20:47; 64, Sienna Carey with 22:30; 75, Shine Carey finished in 23:12; 106, Harmony Davidson with a time of 26:21; and 119, Anahi Ochoa finished in 31:30.

Volleyball

The Homer Mariners varsity volleyball team shut out the competition Tuesday with a win over Kenai Central High School in a non-conference home game, their first of the season.

The Mariner girls topped the Cardinals by winning three straight games in the set, though they were all close as the Kenai team gave them a run for their money.

Head Coach Erin Brege said, having seen Kenai in recent tournaments, her team was expecting tough competition, which is what they got.

The Cardinals made her players work for it, she said.

Still, the Mariners prevailed 25-22, 25-19 and 25-21 in close games where the teams inched ahead of each other by a point or two before tying it up again.

The Mariners have been having to switch things up a lot over the past few weeks, Brege said, between changes for tournament play and a last minute switch the day before Tuesday’s game when her setter, junior Brianna Hetrick, was injured and had to sit the game out.

Hetrick will hopefully be returning soon, Brege said.

Football

The Homer Mariners varsity football team defeated Barrow 26-14 on Aug. 19 in Utqiagvik.

They also beat out Valdez on Aug. 26 with a score of 66-0.

The Voznesenka Cougars lost to Monroe Catholic High School from Fairbanks in their first game of the season, also on Aug. 26, with a score of 26-0.

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