Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events:

Soccer: The girls varsity soccer team will face off against Nikiski in a home game on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Then on Friday, April 20 the girls will play Grace Christian School in an away game at 5 p.m., and will play Seward in another away game Saturday, April 21 at noon. The boys’ varsity team will also play Nikiski at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The boys will play Grace Christian the same day as the girls at 7 p.m., and will play Seward at 2 p.m.

Track and Field: Homer’s track and field team will go head to head with Anchorage Christian School in a home meet at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20. On Saturday, April 21, they will host the Homer Invitational starting at 10 a.m.

Softball: The softball team will participate in the Kodiak Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19-21.

Baseball: The Homer baseball team will play Grace Christian School in two away games on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.

In review:

Wrestling: The following is a recap of how the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club performed at the Tri-Valley Tournament, by Anchor Kings President Conrad Woodhead.

“Five of the seven Anchor Kings Wrestlers who traveled to the Tri-Valley Wrestling Club Tournament held at Colony High School this past weekend found themselves with medals.

“Alex Moseley continued her stellar season in the Junior Girls 127-134 pound division, with first place. Moseley was crowned tournament champion after recording wins over Sydney Kelley (fall at 2 minutes) of the Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club and Jessie Merrick (fall at 4:59) of the Arctic Warriors Wrestling Club. Moseley, a high school senior, is slated to wrestle for Adrian College next year in Adrian, Michigan.

“Alex Shea continued his impressive season by placing in his third consecutive tournament. Shea, who received second place in the Intermediate 66-71 pound division, has become a master of the technical fall (when a wrestler outscores their opponent by a margin of 10 points). In his first four matches of the tournament, Shea outscored his opponents 50-10. Shea went on to lose in the champion match to Mid-Valley wrestler Laramie Gibson (fall at 3:19).

“Brothers Blake and Wayne Newman also continued an impressive season with two second place finishes. The younger Newman went 4-1 on the day in the Novice 92-88 pound division, while the eldest Newman went 3-1, losing to Jordan Opp of the Interior Youth Wrestling Club (technical fall, 22-10).

“In the Greco tournament, Blake received second place. He opened his tournament by wrestling Myles Campbell of the Arctic Warriors Wrestling Club, who Newman had previously beaten. Campbell won by technical fall, 10-0. Newman bounced back quickly, winning his next three matches to place second.

“Coach Bubba Wells is pleased how his team is preforming at this stage of the season. ‘Kids are wrestling really well right now, and everyone is getting better each week,’ he said.

“The Anchor Kings head back to the Valley next week for the Arctic Warriors Wrestling Club Tournament, held at Wasilla High School.”

Track and Field: Homer’s track and field team saw its first action over the weekend, participating Friday and Saturday in the Pro/Whit Championships at The Dome in Anchorage

The girls’ took fifth place out of 13 schools with 63 points. The Chugiak girls took first with 98 points. The Mariner boys took 11th place with 19 points, just behind East Anchorage, which scored 127.

The Mariners won two events at the tournament thanks to senior Joel Carroll and the girls’ 400-meter relay team.Carroll won the boys’ high jump with 5 feet, 10 inches, and the relay came out on top with a time of 51.79 seconds.

Other high scorers from Homer included junior Kailee Veldstra finishing second in the girls’ 100.

Junior Anna Brock took second place in the girls’ discus, second in the girls’ 1,600-meter relay and seventh in the shot put.

Several freshman also performed well, including Laura Inama who took sixth place in the girls’ 200 and sixth in the long jump, Anna Godfrey who took fifth in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump, and Brooke Miller who took sixth in the girls’ 800.

Sophomore Autumn Daigle took sixth in the girls’ 400, junior Luciano Fasulo took 10th in the boys’ 800, and sophomore Marina Carroll placed sixth in the girls’ triple jump.

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