Weekly sports highlights

  • Mariner Jack Heimbold scores the first Homer touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter with a 5-yard gain after receiving a pass from Jaime Rios.
  • Homer Mariner Lauren Kuhns swims the breaststroke in the first heat of the girls 200-yard IM at the Homer Invite on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Upcoming events

Swim and dive competes at Kenai on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. for dive and Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. for swim.

Varsity volleyball travels to Grace on Sept. 16 for a game at 6:30 p.m., followed by a game against ACS on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Varsity cross-country running runs on the Homer Spit at 11 a.m. Sept. 17.

Mariner football travels to play Nikiski at 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

In review

Cross-country running

Sept. 10: Homer at Kodiak Abercrombie Invitational

• Homer boys and girls teams took first place at the meet over the weekend. Both teams finished with scores of 29.

• Megan Pitzman led the girls team in the 5K race with a time of 20:27 and a first-place finish. Audrey Rosencrans finished third with a time of 20:46 and Autumn Daigle finished fourth with a time of 20:49. Lauren Evarts finished in 10th place with a time of 22:05.

• Jordan Beachy finished first among the Homer boys, earning third place in the 5K with a time of 17:22. Jared Brant came in after Beachy in fourth place with a time of 17:24, followed by Luciano Fasulo in fifth place with a time of 17:24 and Jacob Davis in sixth with a time of 17:30.

• Homer topped off the relay category with teams placing in first, second, and seventh. Brant, Pitzman, Rosencrans and Beachy were in the first place relay team with a total time of 23:14, while Davis, Evarts, Daigle and Fasulo were in the second place relay team with a cumulative time of 23:24.


Sept 10: Homer vs. Seward

Final score: 22-14, Seward

Homer Seward

1st quarter: 0 0

2nd quarter: 0 0

3rd quarter: 0 22

4th quarter: 14 0

• Homer rose up and scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, signaling a potential for a late-game comeback. However, the Mariners were not able to score after the second touchdown to tie up the game.

• Jack Heimbold caught a pass from Jaime Rios, made a 5-yard gain and scored a touchdown with 11:10 on the clock in the fourth quarter.

• Joe Ravin made a 69-yard gain after catchign a pass from Jaime Rios and scored a touchdown with 8:21 on the clock. Homer scored a two-point conversion with a pass from Jaime rios to Joe Ravin.

• Homer completed 10 passes out of 24 attempts and gained a total of 166 passing yards in the game.

• Homer gained a total of 15 rushing yards to Seward’s 218. Jaime Rios led the team with 11 rushing yards, followed by Levi King with 8, and Sean Love with 7.

Sept 10: Voznesenka vs. Valdez

Final score: 60-14, Valdez

Swim and Dive

Sept. 9: Diving: Homer Invite

• Mariner diver Rhythm places second out of three for girls diving with a final score of 155.9, while Annalyn Brown took second with score of 153.5. Kenai Central High School diver Mikaela Pitsch took first place with a score of 192.65.

• Mariner diver Spencer Warren placed third out of four for the boys diving event with a final score of 180.65. Kylin Welch of Soldotna High School took first place with a score of 236.45.

Sept. 10: Swimming: Homer Invite

• The Homer Mariners girls team came in fourth out of six teams with 44 points. Kodiak’s girls won first place with 123 points.

• Lauren Kuhns placed first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:23.09 and first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:14.45.

• The Homer boys team scored fourth as well with 9 points. Kodiak’s boys took first place with 168 points.


Sept 9: Homer vs. Nome

Final score: 3-1, Nome

Homer Nome

Game 1: 15 25

Game 2: 16 25

Game 3: 25 20

Game 4: 13 25

Sept 9: Homer vs. Kotzebue

Final score: 3-0, Kotzebue

Homer Kotzebue

Game 1: 8 25

Game 2: 21 25

Game 3: 15 25

Sept 10: Homer vs. Nome

Final score: 3-0, Nome

Homer Nome

Game 1: 20 25

Game 2: 16 25

Game 3: 19 25

Sept 10: Homer vs. Kotzebue

Final score: 3-2, Kotzebue

Homer Kotzebue

Game 1: 23 25

Game 2: 25 19

Game 3: 25 23

Game 4: 19 25

Game 5: 11 15


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