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Homer High School

There will be a cross-country ski parent meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in the staff lounge.

Hockey:

The hockey team will play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Ben Boeke vs West Anchorage, and again at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 against Bartlett, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 against Each High School.

Wrestling:

The wrestling team will participate in the ACS invite at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

Volleyball:

The volleyball team will practice in the gym at 3 p.m. Thursday. The team will participate in the South Central Conference Championships in Homer at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. An awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Swim/Dive:

The swim and dive team will compete at the state championships at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Bartlett.

In review

Homer High School

Wrestling:

The Homer Mariners wrestling team placed fifth overall at last weekend’s Monster Mash Duals in Anchorage.

From Assistant Coach Chris Perk:

“The past weekend the Mariners took part in the Monster Mash Duals at South Anchorage. Battling over the weekend were the top four 4A schools and the top two small schools.

“Homer had to forfeit four weight classes for most of the tournament and was still able to win four duals including a 45 – 36 win over defending state champions Bethel Warriors. Other dual wins came against Eagle River, Kodiak and Palmer. Many of the matches featured state placers from 4A and 3A. Going undefeated over the weekend was Junior Luciano Fasulo and Seniors Levi King (in the) 195 (weight class) and Kyle Wells (in the) 220 (class). Luciano defeated Sam Sisco from Colony and Christian Alexander from Wasilla both top 4A wrestlers in that weight class. King and Wells dominated their opponents.

“Seth Inama won seven matches to one loss. His one loss was to top ranked 4A competitor Vince Cramer from Colony. Inama beat State Finalist from Lathrop Jacob Spencer 3-2. Inama was trailing 2-0, but was able to escape and score a takedown with less than 10 second left in the match. He went on to win two more matches in overtime.

“Tristen Cook at 182 lost his first match of the season to Levi Farris, last year’s 4A 152-pound state champions. The match was tied 1-1 when Farris was able to counter a cook throw attempt for a two-point takedown. Tristen won seven other matches over the weekend. His sister McKenzie wrestling (at) varsity 152 scored a couple of fireman’s carries before pinning Angel Espinoza from Eagle River. Her pin helped the team seal a 45 – 30 win over Eagle River.

“McKenzie was ranked (eighth) in the Nation at 144 pounds in the Pre-Season National Girls Prep poll. Senior Chris Cudaback, (at) 170, beat state placer from Palmer Jason Watkins 3-2. Cudaback went 4–2 on the weekend by sat out his last two with a shoulder injury. Wayne Newman, (at) 126, won six matches and nearly won a seventh. He was tied with Isaac Rodman from Wasilla 1-1 before his opponent nailed a head and arm with less than 30 seconds remaining. Newman beat Theodore Cha from South who was a state placer last year.

“Junior Hunter Harrington, (at) 195, won the JV Pumpkin Patch scramble pinning all five of his opponent in the first period. Alex Moseley, (at) 120, beat three opponents to one loss en route to a third place finish. The Mariners head to the ACS Invite this weekend to participate in the biggest small school tourney in the state. The Mariners are looking for their third straight ACS Invite Title.”

Swim/Dive:

The Homer girls swim and dive team took fourth place overall at this past weekend’s Region III Championship meet in Palmer. The boys took seventh, and nine members from the whole team will advance to the state championships.

Two previous school records were broken in the process, including the girls 200-yard medley relay and the girls 1-meter dive.

GIRLS

Team scores: 1. Kodiak, 108; 2. Soldotna, Palmer (tie) 56; 4. Homer, 45; 5. Colony, 39; 6. Wasilla, 13; 7. Kenai, 11; 8. Valdez, 2.

200-yard medley relay — 1. Kodiak (M. Cummiskey, Spear, D. Cummiskey, Glover), 1 minute, 50.55 seconds; 2. Homer, 1:54.37; 3. Soldotna, 1:55.84; 4. Palmer, 1:57.02; 5. Colony, 1:57.25; 6. Valdez, 2:12.36.

200 freestyle — 1. Marina Cummiskey, Kod, 1:54.59; 2. Alicia Sarnowski, Kod, 2:04.41; 3. Molly Blackmon, Kod, 2:04.51; 4. Zeina Abouelkheir, Sol, 2:04.92; 5. Alexis Mattson, Col, 2:07.70; 6. Savannah Geffken, Pal, 2:09.33.

200 IM — 1. Camille Dayton, Col, 2:15.15; 2. Devon Cummiskey, Kod, 2:17.00; 3. Madison Story, Hom, 2:17.12; 4. Leslie Spear, Kod, 2:18.70; 5. Erika Farring, Col, 2:24.72; 6. Adeline Berry, Hom, 2:28.91.

50 freestyle — 1. Gretchen Snelders, Pal, 24.70; 2. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 25.02; 3. Hannah Glover, Kod, 25.35; 4. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 25.75; 5. Alia Bales, Hom, 26.14; 6. Riley Reese, Ken, 27.19.

Diving — 1. Jayde Chan, Was, 381.50; 2. Chloe Hartman, Pal, 354.05; 3. Carrie Mayer, Was, 349.30; 4. Annalynn Brown, Hom, 339.15; 5. Eileen Cyr, Col, 326.90; 6. Tyler Coffman, Pal, 323.55.

100 butterfly — 1. Marina Cummiskey, Kod, 58.23; 2. Devon Cummiskey, Kod, 59.33; 3. Camille Dayton, Col, 1:00.65; 4. Portia Padilla, Sol, 1:04.09; 5. Erika Farring, Col, 1:04.27; 6. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:07.09.

100 freestyle — 1. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 54.41; 2. Hannah Glover, Kod, 54.96; 3. Lindsay Musgrave, Pal, 57.32; 4. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 57.40; 5. Molly Blackmon, Kod, 57.43; 6. Riley Reese, Ken, 57.64.

500 freestyle — 1. Gretchen Snelders, Pal, 5:28.20; 2. Zeina Abouelkheir, Sol, 5:34.42; 3. Savannah Geffken, Pal, 5:52.33; 4. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 5:53.90; 5. Julia Beck, Pal, 5:54.82; 6. Kortney Birch, Sol, 6:03.82.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Glover, Blackmon, Apitz, M. Cummiskey), 1:41.86; 2. Homer, 1:41.99; 3. Palmer, 1:43.82; 4. Soldotna, 1:48.36; 5. Colony, 1:51.38; 6. Kenai Central, 1:51.52.

100 backstroke — 1. Olivia Apitz, Kod, 1:03.60; 2. Alicia Sarnowski, Kod, 1:03.78; 3. Portia Padilla, Sol, 1:04.38; 4. Chloe Bechtol, Hom, 1:04.42; 5. Lindsay Musgrave, Pal, 1:05.81; 6. Ashtyn Petersen, Pal, 1:06.34.

100 breaststroke — 1. Leslie Spear, Kod, 1:09.91; 2. Madison Story, Hom, 1:10.07; 3. Alexis Mattson, Col, 1:11.94; 4. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:12.06; 5. Ashtyn Petersen, Pal, 1:13.35; 6. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 1:13.79.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (D. Cummiskey, Blackmon, Sarnowski, Spear), 3:45.70; 2. Soldotna, 3:46.73; 3. Colony, 3:51.76; 4. Palmer, 4:05.31; 5. Kenai Central, 4:05.79; 6. Wasilla, 4:08.47.

BOYS

1. Kodiak, 104; 2. Colony, 61; 3. Kenai, 38; 4. Palmer, 37; 5. Wasilla, 32; 6. Soldotna, 29; 7. Homer, 17; 8. Unalaska, 8; 9. Seward, 4.

200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak (Lindquist, Hocum, L. James, N. James), 1:38.57; 2. Kenai, 1:41.75; 3. Wasilla, 1:43.17; 4. Homer, 1:45.26; 5. Soldotna, 1:51.50; 6. Unalaska, 1:54.28.

200 freestyle — 1. Max Snelders, Pal, 1:45.87; 2. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 1:48.98; 3. Patrick Peralta, Kod, 1:51.41; 4. Dakota Olson, Pal, 1:51.87; 5. Daniel Smith, Kod, 1:52.62; 6. Owen Rolph, Ken, 1:55.37.

50 freestyle — 1. Gabe Vestri Giovanni, Col, 21.53; 2. Hunter Reese, Ken, 21.76; 3. Camren Hancock, Was, 22.44; 4. Ethan Evans, Sol, 22.56; 5. Adam Nguyen, Un, 22.69; 6. Ryan Chastain, Col, 22.99.

200 IM — 1. Talon Lindquist, Kod, 1:51.33; 2. Nevin Lee, Kod, 2:04.20; 3. Luke James, Kod, 2:05.13; 4. Koya Barrette, Was, 2:05.38; 5. Teddy Handley, Hom, 2:09.83; 6. Connor Spanos, Sew, 2:10.20.

Diving — 1. Tanner Belliston, Col, 484.35; 2. Kylin Welch, Sol, 475.10; 3. Sam Skolnick, Sol, 417.55; 4. Steven Parnell, Kod, 397.45; 5. Ruben Ulatan, Kod, 385.40; 6. Reed Godden, Pal, 372.40.

100 butterfly — 1. Talon Lindquist, Kod, 50.06; 2. Jake Simmons, Col, 50.17; 3. Hunter Reese, Ken, 52.25; 4. Connor Spanos, Sew, 55.30; 5. Teddy Handley, 56.70; . Ryan Chastain, Col, 57.01.

100 freestyle — 1. Max Snelders, Pal, 47.23; 2. Gabe Vestri Giovanni, Col, 47.57; 3. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 48.21; 4. Luke James, Kod, 49.81; 5. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 49.90; 6. Ethan Evans, 50.59.

500 freestyle — 1. Daniel Smith, Kod, 4:58.23; 2. Dakota Olson, Pal, 5:12.30; 3. Connor Gross, Sol, 5:26.65; 4. Phoenyx Collier, Pal, 5:32.98; 5. Jacob Hengem, Kod, 5:34.12; 6. Kaeson Dalrymple-Sorenson, Pal, 5:34.43.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Colony (Simmons, Kolberg, Chastain, Vestri Giovanni), 1:28.70; 2. Kodiak, 1:28.91; 3. Wasilla, 1:32.71; 4. Palmer, 1:33.34; 5. Homer, 1:34.82; 6. Soldotna, 1:44.61.

100 backstroke — 1. Jake Simmons, Col, 51.24; 2. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 53.82; 3. Koya Barrette, Was, 56.12; 4. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 56.61; 5. Adam Nguyen, Un, 57.25; 6. Patrick Peralta, Kod, 57.41.

100 breaststroke — 1. Anders Hocum, Kod, 1:02.04; 2. Nevin Lee, Kod, 1:02.15; 3. Wesley Dumm, Kod, 1:03.65; 4. Miles Laughlin, Was, 1:03.76; 5. Camren Hancock, Was, 1:03.99; 6. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:05.66.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Colony (Simmons, Kolberg, Chastain, Vestri Giovanni), 3:16.05; 2. Kodiak, 3:17.34; 3. Kenai Central, 3:24.83; 4. Soldotna, 3:29.77; 5. Palmer, 3:30.97; 6. Unalaska, 3:46.86.

Adult sports

Homer basketball league

Week four standings by Kevin Duff:

1. Splash Bros 3-0

2. Bay Welding 3-0

3. Riptide 2-2

4. Alaska Bible Institute 2-2

5. K-12 2-2

6. Titans 0-3

7. Kachemak Gear Shed 0-3

Notable performances through the first 3 weeks (points per game): Austin McAvoy, 27.7; Heath Johnson, 24.3; Eric Rozboom, 19.2; and Brian McPhearson, 17.

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