Weekly sports highlights

  • Homer senior Jordan Beachy tips the ball into the net during the varsity basketball team’s game against Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Stars beat the Mariners 53-43. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Homer senior Charles Rohr takes a shot during the varsity basketball team’s game against Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Stars defeated the Mariners 53-43. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Homer’s Aliesa Cole looks for a place to pass the ball while surrounded by Soldotna High School players during their game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Stars beat the Mariners 51-34. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Soldotna High School junior Kalyn McGillivray passes the ball under pressure from Homer’s Grace Godfrey during their game against the Homer High School varsity girls basketball team Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Upcoming events:

Hockey: The Homer High School hockey team will compete in the North Star Conference Championships at Soldonta High School over the weekend.

Cross-country skiing: The Nordic ski team host the Homer Invite this weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the Lookout Trails. Action starts at 2 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Girls Basketball:The Lady Mariners will play Nikiski in an away game on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Boys Basketball: The boys varsity basketball team will play Nikiski in an away game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

In review:

High school sports

Basketball: Here’s a snapshot of the myriad basketball games that took place over last weekend:

The host Grace Christian Grizzlies notched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Lady Mariners on Friday, 37-30.

Grace Christian took down the Mariner boys for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday, 61-35.

Ninilchik boys 71, Kodiak ESS 41

The Ninilchik Wolverines rolled to a Peninsula Conference victory Friday over Kodiak ESS, 71-41.

Ninilchik’s Garrett Koch contributed 25 points, and the team got 13 from George Nelson and 12 from Jake Clark.

On Saturday, the visiting Wolverines girls team earned a Peninsula Conference game against CIA Saturday, 26-13. DeeAnn White had 12 points for Ninilchik.

Back to the boys, the Wolverines defeated the CIA Eagles on Saturday as well, 65-16. For Ninilchik, Jake Clark had 20 points, Garrett Koch had 14 and Tristan White had 13.

Over in Seward, the host Seahawks clinched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Lady Mariners on Saturday, 48-42.

For Homer, Aliesa Cole had 16 points.

Homer boys 41, Seward 30

The boys turned out victorious against Seward, taking a Southcentral Conference win for Homer on Saturday, 41-30. Homer’s Jordan Beachy had 23 points, including six 3-pointers.

The girls and boys varsity basketball teams faced off against Soldotna High School on Tuesday for an endowment game at home in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Stars were able to topple both teams.

Girls: Stars 51, Mariners 34

Soldotna 9, 14, 14, 14 —Total, 51

Homer 5, 10, 8, 11 — Total, 34

Soldotna (51) — McGillivray 1 0-1 2, Miller 3 0-0 9, Blossom 4 4-4 13, A. Schmidt 7 1-3 18, Buckbee 0 0-0 0, Holland 0 0-0 0, Wurst 1 1-2 3, Crosby-Schneider 0 0-1 0, D. Schmidt 3 0-0 6. Totals 19 6-11 51.

Homer (34) — Bales 0 0-0 0, Godfrey 0 0-2 0, Bishop 0 0-0 0, G. Godfrey 2 3-4 7, Doughty 1 2-2 4, Todd 2 2-2 6, Parish 1 0-0 2, Carroll 2 1-2 5, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Cole 1 2-4 4, Box 2 2-4 6. Totals 11 12-20 34.

3-pointers — Soldotna had 4 (Miller 3, Blossom 1); Homer had none.

Team fouls — Soldotna had 18; Homer had 13. Fouled out — none.

Boys: Stars 53, Mariners 43

Soldotna 9, 7, 19, 18 —Total, 53

Homer 9, 10, 11, 12 —Total, 43

Soldotna (53) — Truesdell 5 0-0 12, Trammell 3 0-0 7, Spence 4 0-0 9, Sheridan 0 0-0 0, Crowder 2 3-4 8, Tuisaula 1 0-0 3, Michael 3 2-2 8, McElroy 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 5-6 53.

Homer (43) — Rohr 3 0-0 7, Etzwiler 0 1-2 1, Adkins 0 1-3 1, Carroll 1 1-1 3, Beachy 9 1-3 24, McGhee 2 2-2 6. Totals 15 6-11 43.

3-pointers — Soldotna had 6 (Truesdell 2, Trammell 1, Spence 1, Crowder 1, and Tuisuala 1); Homer also had 6 (Beachy 5, Rohr 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna had 15; Homer had 6. Fouled out — none.

Cross-country skiing:

The Homer High School Nordic ski team traveled to the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna last Friday for the Kenai Klassic, and to Seward on Saturday for the Seward Invitational. Here’s how Homer skiers placed in those events:

Kenai Klassic:

Girls team results — 1. Kenai, 1:34:17; 2. Soldotna, 1:37:35; 3. Homer, 1:40:54; 4. Grace Christian, 1:45:53.

Individual results — 4. Autumn Daigle, Homer, 23:48; 9. Katia Holmes, Homer, 25:21; 11. Zoe Stonorov, Homer, 25:23; 16. Brita Restad, Homer, 26:24; 24. Kate Bering, Homer, 30:13.

Boys team results — 1. Grace Christian, 1:17:44; 2. Soldotna, 1:17:57; 3. Homer, 1:24:18; 4. Kenai, 1:28:06.

Individual results — 6. Jacob Davis, Homer, 19:38; 8. Denver Waclawski, Homer, 20:06; 12. Caleb Rauch, Homer, 20:49; 22. Andy Super, Homer, 23:45; 23. Ben Kettle, Homer, 24:02.

Girls Sit Ski — 1. Angelica Haakenson, Homer, 6:12; 5. Aiyana Cline, Homer, 10:22. (See story, page 10)

Seward Invitational:

Boys individual 6-kilometer freestyle results: 2. Jacob Davis, Hom, 15:48; 3. Caleb Rauch, Hom, 15:59; 9. Denver Waclawski, Hom, 17:10; 16. Andy Super, Hom, 19:16.

Girls individual 6-kilometer freestyle results: 4. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 18:25; 11. Zoe Stonorov, Hom, 19:52.

Hockey: The Homer hockey team slid into a narrow victory over Kenai Central High School last Thursday with just 11.7 seconds left on the clock. It was the last home game of the season, and senior night.

Mariners 6, Kardinals 5

Kenai 0, 1, 4 — Total, 5

Homer 3, 0, 3 — Total, 6

First period — 1. Homer, Pitzman (unassisted), 9:04; 2. Homer, McCarron (Dean, Nevak), 13:33; 3. Homer, Nevak (Williamson), 13:54. Penalties — Kenai had 1 for 2 minutes.

Second period — 4. Kenai, Mese (O’Brien), 8:07. Penalties — Kenai had 1 for 5 minutes.

Third period — 5. Kenai, Mese (O’Brien, Knudson), 0:19; 6. Homer, Kuzmin (S. Warren), 5:01; 7. Homer, Lowe (Weston), 6:01; 8. Kenai, Mese (O’Brien), 10:48; 9. Kenai, Eubank (Hagel), 12:27; 10. Kenai, Mese (O’Brien), 13:28; 11. Homer, S. Warren (unassisted), 14:49. Penalties — none.

Shots on goal — Kenai 3-9-9—21; Homer 18-11-15—44.

Goalies — Kenai’s Tree saw 44 shots, with 38 saves; Homer’s H. Warren saw 17 shots and made 10 saves, while Roderick saw 4 shots and made one save.

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