Weekly high school sports highlights and results

  • Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Seward's Ruby Lindquist and Homer's Autumn Daigle, Audrey Rosencrans and Megan Pitzman pace the lead pack two kilometers into the Class 1-2-3A girls race at the Region III meet Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. Pitzman, Rosencrans and Daigle went 1-2-3 to lead Homer to the girls crown.
  • Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Cordova's Zach Hamberger and Grace Christian's Trent Fritzel lead Homer's Jacob Davis and Jordan Beachy down a hill midway through the Class 1-2-3A race at the Region III meet at Tsalteshi Trails on Saturday. Beachy and Davis led Homer to the boys team crown.
  • Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Homer's Lauren Kuhns eyes the wall in the girls 50-yard butterfly event Friday at the SoHi Pentathlon in Soldotna. Kuhns ultimately finished third overall.

Upcoming events

Mariner football plays Voznesenka at home on Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m.

Swim and dive competes at the Seward Invite on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m.

Varsity cross-country running goes to state championships at Bartlett on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon.

Mariner volleyball plays three home games in a row against Grace Christian on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., ACS on Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m.

 

In review

Homer High School

Cross-country running

Sept. 24: Regions at Soldotna

• Homer boys put all five of their scoring runners in the top 11 to repeat as team champions. Jordan Beachy came in fifth, followed by Jacob Davis in sixth, Luciano Fasulo in seventh, Jared Brant in eighth and Charlie Menke in 11th. The top four were all under 17 minutes, while Menke finished at 17:29.

“We don’t have any guys as fast as Hunter (Kratz), but the strength of our guys is we have four guys who can go under 17 minutes, and another one who’s not too far behind,” Homer coach Bill Steyer said of the Seward senior who was a repeat champion at the race.

• Megan Pitzman came in first with a time of 19:37, followed by Audrey Rosencrans in second at 19:46 and Autumn Daigle in third at 19:47. Pitzman won her third region title in four tries.

“Megan is always a runner that has gotten stronger, both physically and mentally, as the season goes along,” Steyer said.

 

Football

Sept 24: Homer vs. Redington

Final score: 56-12, Homer

Homer Redington

1st quarter: 24 0

2nd quarter: 12 0

3rd quarter: 14 12

4th quarter: 8 0

See story on page 12 for highlights.

 

Swim and Dive

Sept. 23: Soldotna Pentathlon:

• Lauren Kuhns finished in third place with a time of 3:06.76.

• Alia Bales finished in 19th place with a time of 3:26.23.

• Iris Downey finished in 47th place with a time of 3:47.24

• Louise Delmas finished in 64th place with a time of 4:25.00.

• Teddy Handley finished in 20th place with a time of 3:04.25.

• Theodore Castellani finished in 37th place with a time of 3:15.41.

• Jakob Nelson finished in 39th place with a time of 3:15.92.

• Kane Graham finished in 42nd place with a time of 3:18.62.

• Hyram Dory finished in 62nd place with a time of 4:21.99.

 

Nikolaevsk School

Cross-country running

Sept. 24: Regions at Soldotna

• Nikolaevsk qualified five runners for state at the Region II meet at Susitna Valley.

• In the boys race, Zachary Trail was sixth and Michael Trail was ninth.

• In the girls race, the Warriors had three freshmen qualify — Justina Fefelov in fourth, Elizabeth Fefelov in fifth and Isabelle Hickman in ninth.

• The Nikolaevsk girls won the sportsmanship award, and Michael Trail and Elizabeth Fefelov won academic medals.

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