Weekly sports highlights

  • Homer’s Dimitry Kuzmin (front) works for a shot against Soldotna goaltender Kenzie Powell Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Soldotna skater Wyatt Medcoff (left) battles for the puck against Homer’s Ethan Pitzman Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Homer skater Dimitry Kuzmin (right) pulls the puck around Soldotna goaltender Kenzie Powell Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
  • Homer’s Richard Brock struggles to break free from Colony High School’s Brandon Holmes during a wrestling match Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Homer’s Levi King grapples with Colony High School’s Simon Ganchenko during a dual match between the schools Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. It was also senior night and the last time Mariner seniors wrestled at home for the season. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Upcoming events:

Homer High School

Hockey: The Mariner Co-op Hockey team will face off against Kenai Central High School at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 in Kenai.

Wrestling: The Homer Wrestling team will compete in the Conference Championships at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in Seward, and again at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in Seward.

Cross-country skiing: Homer skiers will compete in the Lynx Loppett at noon Friday, Dec. 8 and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

Girls Basketball: The Homer girls basketball team will gets its first taste of competition during the Kenai River Classic, to be held in Kenai. The girls will play Soldotna High School at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Eielson at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and Kenai at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

Boys Basketball: The boys basketball team will play their first games during the SoHi Tip Off. They will play Seward at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Service at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and Eielson at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, all in Soldotna.

In Review:

Homer High School

Cross-country skiing: Homer’s Nordic ski team traveled up the road to the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna on Saturday for a meet after their scheduled competition in the Mat-Su Valley was canceled. In the Tsalteshi Classic Invitational, Autumn Daigle took home first place for the girls, skiing through the five-kilometer, interval start race in 18 minutes, 16 seconds in warm, wet conditions not ideal for classic skiing. Homer’s Jacob Davis took third for the boys in 14:14.

Tsalteshi Classic Invitational: Boys individual results

1. Karl Danielson, Ken, 13 minutes, 0 seconds; 2. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Sol, 13:57; 3. Jacob Davis, Hom, 14:14; 4. Koby Vinson, Sol, 14:15; 5. Joshua Shuler, Sol, 15:20; 6. Jode Sparks, Sol, 15:40; 7. Denver Waclawski, Hom, 15:53; 8. Jack Harris, Sol, 16:07; 9. Bradley Walters, Sol, 16:46; 10. Foster Boze, Sol, 17:42; 11. Ryder Giesler, Sol, 17:53; 12 (tie). Josh Foster, Ken, Joseph Dammeyer, Sol, 17:56; 14. Lance Chilton, Sol, 18:35; 15. Anchor Musgave, Sol, 18:51; 16. Billy Morrow, Ken, 18:53; 17. Joshua Caspian, Hom, 19:00; 18. Andrew Super, Hom, 19:23; 19. Dylan Hogue, Sol, 19:25; 20. Tanner Reid, Hom, 19:29; 21. Toad Martin, Sol, 19:37; 22. Tristan Summer, Ken, 19:44; 23. Mathew Grzybowski, Ken, 20:39; 24. Hunter Beck, Ken, 21:42; 25. Gideon Colliver, Ken, 22:08; 26. James Chandler, Hom, 29:06.

Girls individual results:

1. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 18:16; 2. Kellie Arthur, Sol, 19:12; 3. Sonora Martin, Sol, 19:13; 4. Zoe Stonorov, Hom, 19:33; 5. Cameron Blackwell, Sol, 19:54; 6. Isabella Dammeyer, Sol, 20:55; 7. Mickinzie Ticknor, Ken, 20:54; 8. Hannah Delker, Sol, 21:52; 9. Brita Restad, Hom, 21:31; 10. Erika Arthur, Sol, 21:51; 11. Katie Delker, Sol, 21:52; 12. Macady Musgrave, Sol, 22:52; 13. Elise Kemppainen, Ken, 23:39; 14. Kyaran Matturo, Ken, 24:00; 15. Rachel Kopps, Ken, 24:10; 16. Sophie Thomas, Sol, 24:12; 17. Kortney Birch, Sol, 26:16; 18. Abbigail Moffet, Ken, 25:33; 19. Charlie Morton, Ken, 25:35; 20. Kara Super, Hom, 25:39; 21. Ellie Syth, Liberty Fabich, Hom, 27:10; 22. Payton Matturo, Ken, 27:20; 23. Kya Cox, Ken, 28:03; 24. Victoria Denison, Sol, 28:09; 25. Grace Cushman, Ken, 29:07; 26. Mykenna Foster, Sol, 33:00; 27. Molly Nusbaum, Ken, 41:16.

Wrestling:

After losing to Colony High School 51-22 on the team’s Senior Night on Thursday, Nov. 30, the Mariner wrestlers headed to the North-South tournament in Soldotna over the weekend, where they came in third with 169 points. The full results are as follows:

Team results — 1. Colony, 297 points; 2. Wasilla, 272; 3. Homer, 169; 4. Soldotna, 150.5; 5. Palmer, 137.5; 6. Kenai Central, 118; 7. Nikiski, 40.

Individual girls results:

113 girls — 1. Kristina Gerasimyuk, Wasilla; 2. Brianna McKeel, Palmer; 3. Victoria Palin, Colony; 4. Zoe Covington, Colony.

120 girls — 1. Alex Moseley, Homer; 2. Mina Cavasos, Homer; 3. Destiny Martin, Nikiski; 4. Lexi Gridley, Soldotna.

132 girls — 1. Teeana Nicholia, Palmer; 2. Emily Jakiemiec, Colony; 3. Halle Lapp, Homer.

145 girls — 1. Amanda Wylie, Soldotna; 2. Leanna Malak, Wasilla; 3. Allison Garcia, Colony.

160 girls — 1. Chloe Grogan, Nikiski; 2. Raven Patrick, Kenai.

Individual boys results:

98 — 1. Jack Fuller, Wasilla; 2. Garrett Blydenburgh, Palmer; 3. Chandler Jasper, Wasilla; 4. Michael Draper, Colony; 5. Jerzy Ritz, Colony.

106 — 1. Jared Hopkins, Colony; 2. Zach Loutzenhiser, Colony; 3. Rett Gallagher, Colony; 4. Logan Craig, Soldotna; 5. Charles Jones, Wasilla; 6. Tristen Pendergrass, Palmer.

113 — 1. Marcus Riedinger, Colony; 2. Aidan Ehmann, Colony; 3. Wesley Fraker, Wasilla; 4. Jacob Harvey, Colony; 5. Ben Booth, Soldotna.

120 — 1. Gideon Hutchison, Soldotna; 2. Seth Inama, Homer; 3. Vincent Cramer, Colony; 4. Alexander Logsdon, Wasilla.

126 — 1. Wayne Newman, Homer; 2. Isaac Rodman, Wasilla; 3. Micah Mathis, Wasilla; 4. Wade McGann, Palmer; 5. Jeremi Zeedar-Boeck, Palmer.

132 — 1. Luciano Fasulo, Homer; 2. Hunter Hayes, Wasilla; 3. Quinten Sereyko, Colony; 4. Owen Manley, Palmer; 5. Mason Payne, Nikiski; 6. Jaden Caple, Palmer.

138 — 1. Mose Hayes, Homer; 2. Sterling Uhlenhake, Wasilla; 3. Brice Lestenkof-Chapman, Colony; 4. Tucker Vann, Kenai; 5. Jalen Tosten, Colony; 6. Jayden Christianson, Palmer.

145 — 1. Trace Severson, Colony; 2. Gregory Dean, Wasilla; 3. Ethan Kraus, Wasilla; 4. Daniel Colley, Colony; 5. Joshua Bradshaw, Homer; 6. Michael Godwin, Palmer.

152 — 1. Andrue Shepersky, Wasilla; 2. Bechler Metcalf, Soldotna; 3. Hunter Bleakney, Palmer; 4. Asa Barnes, Palmer.

160 — 1. Rowdy Bailey, Wasilla; 2. Jason Watkins, Palmer; 3. Corey Dahlberg, Wasilla; 4. Cody Gamble, Colony; 5. Ethan Bleakney, Palmer; 6. Noah White, Colony.

170 — 1. Eric Christy, Colony; 2. Levi Farris, Palmer; 3. Chris Cudaback, Homer; 4. Hudson Metcalf, Soldotna; 5. Frank Urbano, Colony.

182 — 1. Caleb Hopkins, Colony; 2. Jeff Glynn, Palmer; 3. Coa Gamble, Colony.

195 — 1. Byron Dunham, Kenai; 2. Christian Kurka, Palmer; 3. Simon Ganchenko, Colony; 4. Jeffrey Palmer, Wasilla; 5. Tyler Litke, Nikiski; 6. Ricky Westover, Colony.

220 — 1. Kyle Wells, Homer; 2. Cole Wilson, Colony; 3. Seth Kruse, Kenai; 4. Amos Bartlett, Wasilla.

285 — 1. Brandon Holmes, Colony; 2. Jacob Grant, Kenai; 3. Melvin Lloyd, Soldotna; 4. Richard Brock, Homer; 5. Austin Reeves, Soldotna; 6. Elisha Martin, Wasilla.

Hockey: Before defeating Soldotna soundly 11-3 on Tuesday, the Homer High School hockey team proved it’s not messing around this year by sweeping three Mat-Su Valley teams over the weekend in conference play, moving to the top team in the North Star Conference. The full results of all four games are below:

Thursday

Mariners 4, Wasilla 1

Homer 0 3 1 — 4

Wasilla 0 1 0 — 1

First period — no scoring. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00

Second period — 1. Wasilla, Schachte, un; 2. Homer, Nevak (Weston, Ross); 3. Homer, Kuzmin, un. Penalties — Wasilla 1 for 2:00; Homer 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 1. Homer, Warren (Weston, Kuzmin). Penalties — Wasilla 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Homer 10-10-7 — 27; Wasilla 5-10-10 — 25

Goalies — Homer, Warren (25 shots, 24 saves); Wasilla, Dillon (27 shots, 23 saves)

Friday

Mariners 2, Knights 1 (OT)

Colony 1 0 0 0 —1

Homer 0 1 0 1 —2

First period — 1. Colony, Hessinger (Riekena, Diltz). Penalties — Colony 3 for 9:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 2. Homer, Nevak (Gilliland, Lowe), 3:06. Penalties — 3 for 6:00; Homer 2 for 4:00.

Third period — no scoring. Penalties — Colony 1 for 2:00.

Overtime — 3. Homer, Pitzman (Menke), 7:50. Penalties — Colony 1 for 2:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Shots on goal — Homer 14-14-9-6—43; Colony 9-6-8-7—30.

Goalies — Homer, Warren (30 shots, 29 saves); Colony, Doss (43 shots, 41 saves).

Saturday

Mariners 3, Moose 1

Palmer 1 0 0 —1

Homer 2 0 1 —3

First period — 1. Homer, Pitzman (Weston); 2. Palmer, Avezac (unassisted); 3. Homer, Blakely (Nevak). Penalties — Palmer 1 for 5:00; Homer 2 for 4:00.

Second period — no scoring. Penalties — Palmer 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 4. Homer, Lowe (Nevak). Penalties — Homer 2 for 15:00; Palmer 1 for 10:00.

Shots on goal — Homer 9-9-14—32; Palmer 7-7-10—24.

Goalies — Homer, Warren (24 shots, 23 saves); Palmer, Winder (32 shots, 29 saves).

Tuesday

Mariners 11, Stars 3

Homer 4 5 2 — 11

Soldotna 0 0 3 — 3

First period — 1. Homer, Kuzmin (S. Warren); 2. Homer, Nevak (un.); 3. Homer, Blakely (Williams, Gilliland); 4. Homer, Weston (Lowe). Penalties — none.

Second period — 5. Homer, Kuzmin (Dean); 6. Homer, Williams (Menke, Dean), pp; 7. Homer, S. Warren (Pitzman); 8. Homer, Blakely (un.), sh; 9. Homer, Kuzmin (un.), sh. Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 10. Soldotna, Medcoff (Kline, Brantley III); 11. Soldotna, Medcoff (un.); 12. Soldotna, A. Montague (Medcoff, Urban), pp; 13. Homer, Weston (un.); 14. Homer, Williams (Dean, Menke). Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 3 for 6:00.

Shots on goal — Homer 17-13-10—40; Soldotna 8-6-10—24.

Goalies — Homer, H. Warren (8 shots, 8 saves), Polushkin (6 shots, 6 saves), Roderick (10 shots, 7 saves); Soldotna, Powell (26 shots, 19 saves), Wirz (14 shots, 10 saves).

Power plays — Homer 2 for 3; Soldotna 1 for 3.

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