High School Sports Weekly Highlights

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

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Homer High School

Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

Girls and boys basketball travels to Seward on Dec. 22. Girls varsity plays at 4 p.m. and boys varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. After winter break, the girls and boys will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Hockey plays Soldotna High School at the Soldotna Sports Center at 6:45 p.m. Following winter break, hockey will have a block of home games on Jan. 12-14. The Mariners will play Palmer on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Colony on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. and Wasilla on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

In review

Homer High School

Basketball

Boys

The Mariner boys basketball team played at the Sohi Tip Off over the weekend.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Homer 54, Nikiski 44

The seventh-place game was a tale of two halves. Nikiski won the first half 25-17, but Homer stormed back and won the second half 37-19. Koby Etzwiler had 25 points for the Mariners, while Justin Ellision had 10.

Homer 9 8 19 18 —54

Nikiski 10 15 10 9 —44

HOMER (54) — Rohr 2 0-0 4, Cortez 0 0-0 0, Etzwiler 10 0-0 25, Adkins 0 0-0 0, Ravin 1 0-0 2, Carroll 0 2-2 2, Edens 2 0-0 4, Ellision 5 0-0 10, Beachy 2 0-0 6, Swoboda 0 0-0 0, Brinster 0 1-2 1. Totals — 22 3-4 54.

Friday, Dec. 16: Kenai 45, Homer 42

The Kardinals pulled off a big comeback Friday to move into Saturday’s fifth-place game. Homer had a 27-16 lead at halftime, but Kenai won the third quarter 17-10 and the fourth quarter 12-5.

Koby Etzwiler pumped in 22 points to lead the Mariners.

Homer 12 15 10 5 —42

Kenai 8 8 17 12 —45

HOMER (42) — Rohr 2 4-4 8, Etzwiler 9 2-2 22, Adkins 0 0-0 0, Ravin 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Edens 2 2-2 7, Ellision 1 0-0 2, Beachy 1 0-0 3, Brinster 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 808 42.

Girls

Homer’s girls basketball team competed at the Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central High, where Nikiski took the top spot.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Nikiski 52, Homer 12

The Nikiski Bulldogs finished off their title Saturday with a stifling defensive performance. Mariner Rylee Doughty led Homer with six points.

Homer 4 0 3 5 —12

Nikiski 18 10 16 8 —52

HOMER (12) — Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 1-2 1, Metz 0 0-0 0, Fabich 0 0-0 0, Knott 1 0-0 2, Doughty 3 0-0 6, Todd 0 0-0 0, Parish 1 1-4 3, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Cole 0 0-0 0, Box 0 0-0 0. Totals — 5 2-6 12.

Friday, Dec. 16: Soldotna 46, Homer 19

Soldotna led 12-4 after one quarter and 23-8 at halftime against Homer, which was led by the seven points of Kailee Veldstra.

Homer 4 4 6 5 —19

Soldotna 12 11 14 9 —46

HOMER (19) ­— Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 2 0-0 4, Knott 0 0-0 0, Doughty 0 2-2 2, Parish 0 0-2 0, Veldstra 3 0-0 7, Cole 2 0-0 4, Box 1 0-0 2. Totals — 8 2-4 19.

Hockey

The Mariners defeated the Kenai Central Kardinals at a home game on Friday, Dec. 16 with a final score of 12-3. Homer currently stands 1-3 in the division.

Wrestling

ASAA State Wrestling Championships

Class 1-2-3A

Team scores — 1. Bethel, 264.5 points; 2. Homer, 246; 3. Barrow, 114; 4. Sitka, 99; 5. Petersburg, 89.5; 6. Glennallen, 84.5; 7. Kotzebue, 82; 8. Houston, 64; 9. Wrangell, 64; 10. Voznesenka, 55; 11. Grace Christian, 45.5; 12. New Stuyahok, 44; 13. Craig, 42; 14. Susitna Valley, 41; 15. Dillingham, 39; 16. Klawock, 36; 17. Nikiski, 34; 18. Cordova, 32; 19. Holy Rosary, 27; 20. Unalaska, 26; 21. Thorne Bay, 23; 22. Nome, 22; 23. Eek, 21; 24. Aniak, 20; 25. Mt. Edgecumbe, 20; 26. ACS, 19; 27. Galena, 18; 28. Skagway, 18; 29. Eielson, 17; 30. Hutchison, 16; 31. Shaktoolik, 16; 32. Noatak, 15; 33. Unalakleet, 13; 34. Napaskiak, 12; 35. Hydaburg, 11; 36. Seward, 10; 37. Delta, 8; 38. Metlakatla, 6; 39. King Cove, 5; 40. Valdez, 5; 41. Nenana, 3; 42. Newhalen, 3; 43. Nunapitchuk, 3; 44. Selawik, 3; 45. Glacier View, 2.

Championship matches

98 — Maxim Kusnetsov, Voz, pin Diesel Geerdts, Bet, 3:12; 106 — Thomas Dyment, Bet, md. Wayne Newman, Hom, 12-0; 113 — Blunka Blunka Jr., Stu, dec. Avery Hoffman, Bet, 3-2; 120 — Tristen Evan, Bet, SV Curt Bartlett, Sit, 3-1; 126 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, pin Buddy Stelmech, Pet, 5:17; 132 — Hayden Lieb, Bet, pin Jared Virgin, Gle, 4:30; 138 — Jared Brant, Hom, dec. Jonas Heppe, Kla, 3-0; 145 — Michael Lucas, Holy Rosary, md. Ezekiel Eakin, Kot, 13-3; 152 — Evan Bockman, Gra, fft. Kagan Stockton, Bar; 160 — Timmy Woo, Hom, dec. Caden Gerlach, Gle, 5-3; 170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, pin Titus Tripple, Tho, 5:24; 182 — Joseph White, Gle, pin Louis Edenshaw, Kot, 2:54; 195 — Joshua Goeden, Sit, pin Kyle Wells, Hom, 3:57; 220 — Benjamin Heather, Bar, dec. Tyler Litke, Nik, 6-2; 285 — Marshall Pinard, Sus, dec. Jadin Mann, Hom, 6-1.

Class 4A

Team scores — 1. Colony, 269.5 points; 2. Wasilla, 245.5; 3. Lathrop, 196; 4. South, 141; 5. Ketchikan, 128; 6. Palmer, 125; 7. North Pole, 110.5; 8. Soldotna, 82.5; 9. Eagle River, 67; 10. Thunder Mountain, 65.5; 11. Service, 63; 12. Chugiak, 60; 13. East, 46; 14. Kodiak, 45; 15. Dimond, 41.5; 16. Bartlett, 39; 17. West Valley, 30; 18. Kenai Central, 29.5; 19. West, 21.

Championship matches

98 — Aedyn Concepcion, Sou, dec. Sabasitan Benefield, NP, 3-0; 106 — Matthew Rodriguez, Ket, pin Odin Anderson, Pal, 3:16; 113 — Rush Fannon, Col, pin Jacob Spencer, Lat, 3:17; 120 — Micah Mathis, Was, dec. Jacob Shack, Sou, 6-5; 126 — Isaiah Elvsaas, Was, dec. Joseph Perkins, Ser, 4-2; 132 — Dillon Simpson, Was, pin Patrick Matheny, Lat, 5:49; 138 — Westley Bockert, Lat, dec. Levi Hopkins, Col, 10-4; 145 — Samuel Wolff, Was, dec. Hayden Steiner, Was, 5-2; 152 — Levi Farris, Pal, dec. Keyshawn McEnerny, Ken, 8-7; 160 — Joshua Malnoske, Eas, dec. Caleb Hopkins, Col, 7-5; 170 — Dawson Budke, Chu, dec. Chad Edwards, Lat, 7-2; 182 — Dawson Nash, Col, md. Brandon Antesberger, NP, 10-2; 195 — Bradley Antesberger, NP, dec. Robert Haan, Col, 4-3; 220 — Cody Weldon, Thu, md. Kaden Caldarera, Ser, 10-1; 285 — Ji Jeong, Lat, inj. Ezra Lincecum, Was, 6:00.

Girls Championship matches

106 — Kailey Fowlkes, NP, pin Bessie Twitchell, Was, 0:00; 113 — Raeann Jackson, NP, dec. Lexis Collins, Cra, 8-3; 120 — Krystal Fabricante, Kod, dec. Moira Sheldon, Kot, 2-1; 132 — Adrienne Toyukak, Ser, pin Andrea Prince, Edg, 3:25; 145 — McKenzie Cook, Hom, pin Kelly O’Brien, Bet, 5:21; 160 — Agatha Andrews, Edg, TF Danielle Stotler, Col, 3:47 15-0; 182 — Sydnee Kimber, Edg, pin Alazae Waghiyi, Edg, 2:40; 220 — Alissa Pili, Dim, pin Sterling Magnuson, Edg, 2:53.

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Homer’s Alissa Cole tries to protect the ball from Danica Schmidt of Soldotna on Friday at Kenai Central High School.