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Homer High School

Volleyball: The volleyball teams will compete at Grace Christian School at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. On Saturday, Oct. 14, the teams will play at Seward at 11 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.

Football: The varsity football team will compete in the Division III State Championship game in Palmer, against Barrow, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Swim/Dive: The swim and dive teams will compete in Palmer today, Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14.

Wrestling: The wrestling team will compete at Kenai at 10:30 a.m.

In review

Homer High School

Volleyball: The Homer High School varsity volleyball team participated in a tournament at Grace Christian School over the weekend, with Friday made up of pool play. On Saturday, Oct. 7, the team made it into the middle bracket where there were a total of 16 teams. The Mariners took third in that bracket, called the gold bracket, and ninth place overall out of the 16 teams. The Mariners lost against Monroe Catholic 23-25, and 16-19, when the game timed out and ended play. The team came back and won against Grace Christian 25-23, 21-25 and 5-2. The players also triumphed over Houston 25-22 and 25-14 before losing to Nikiski 18-25 and 9-25.

Football: The varsity football team defeated Ben Eielson High School on the playoff game on Saturday, Oct. 7 at home, winning 33-21. The Mariners lead the game against the Ravens 21-0 at the half. Sophomore Noah Fisk scored three of the team’s five touchdowns, running in the first one of the game for a 2-yard gain. He was followed by senior Joe Ravin, who scored on a 75-yard pass from quarterback Teddy Croft. Fisk scored the third touchdown with another 2-yard gain. Overall, Homer had 160 passing yards to Eielson’s 90, but 295 rushing yards to Eielson’s 311. Fisk led the Mariners for total tackles with 13, followed by Croft and Chris Cudaback with 10 each. Eielson made 44 total tackles compared to Homer’s 78. Brown lead the tackling for the Ravens with 10, followed by junior Jaydenn Manibusan with eight.

Swim/Dive: The Homer swim and dive team hosted Soldotna High School in a dual meet on Friday, Oct. 6. SoHi beat the Mariners for both girls and boys. For the girls, the Stars won 106 to 73 and for the boys they won 100 to 58.

Girls: 200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Blanton-Yourkowski, Story, Berry, Bales), 1 minute, 59.89 seconds; 2. Soldotna, 2:01.41; 3. Soldotna, 2:11.36.

200 freestyle — 1. Zeina Aboulkheir, Sol, 2:11.75; 2. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 2:16.21; 3. Darby McMillan, Sol, 2:16.31.

200 individual medley — 1. Katie Creglow, Sol, 2:35.01; 2. Alia Bales, Hom, 2:38.93; 3. Ruth Frederickson, Sol, 3:00.97.

50 freestyle — 1. Portia Padilla, Sol, 26.43; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 27.18; 3. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 28.21.

Diving — 1. Annalynn Brown, Hom, 181.30; 2. MaKayla Raemaaker, Sol, 128.75; 3. Sadie Daly, Sol, 106.25.

100 butterfly — 1. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 1:08.49; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:09.54; 3. Alia Bales, Hom, 1:11.84.

100 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 55.22; 2. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 57.25; 3. Zeina Abouelkheir, Sol, 1:01.03.

500 freestyle — 1. Ryann Cannava, Sol, 6:09.10; 2. Chloe Bechtol, Hom, 6:15.40; 3. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 6:18.06.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (Abouelkheir, A. Juliussen, McMillan, Cannava), 1:52.20; 2. Soldotna, 1:57.78; 3. Soldotna, 2:04.55.

100 backstroke — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 1:02.75; 2. Portia Padilla, Sol, 1:05.15; 3. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 1:12.87.

100 breaststroke — 1. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 1:17.47; 2. Iris Downey, Hom, 1:26.04; 3. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 1:26.37.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Blanton-Yourkowski, Berry, Bales, Story), 3:56.52; 2. Soldotna, 3:56.62; 3. Soldotna, 4:58.99.

Boys:

200 medley relay — 1. Soldotna (W. Gross, Evans, Frederickson, C. Gross), 1:53.61; 2. Soldotna, 2:14.50.

200 freestyle — 1. Griffin Downey, Hom, 2:08.81; 2. Ian Reger, Sol, 2:28.02; 3. Anthony Melkomukov, Hom, 2:44.93.

200 individual medley — 1. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 2:11.04; 2. Teddy Handley, Hom, 2:15.05; 3. Caleb Frederickson, Sol, 2:21.90.

50 freestyle — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 24.07; 2. Jake Nelson, Hom, 24.83; 3. Connor Gross, Sol, 25.09.

Diving — 1. Kylin Welch, Sol, 253.10 2. Sam Skolnick, Sol, 237.95; 3. Gideon Hutchison, Sol, 143.10.

100 butterfly — 1. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 57.55; 2. Kylin Welch, Sol, 1:10.30; 3. Carson Ratky, Sol, 1:27.93.

100 freestyle — 1. Teddy Handley, Hom, 54.33; 2. Jake Nelson, Hom, 54.71; 3. Caleb Frederickson, Sol, 57.33.

500 freestyle — 1. Connor Gross, Sol, 6:01.42; 2. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Sol, 6:04.93; 3. Ian Reger, Sol, 6:51.25.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Handley, Nelson, Downey, Arndt), 1:37.50; 2. Soldotna, 1:40.83; 3. Soldotna, 1:57.78.

100 backstroke — 1. Griffin Downey, Hom, 1:05.87; 2. Will Gross, Sol, 1:07.37; 3. Anthony Melkomukov, Hom, 1:40.89.

100 breaststroke — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 1:10.14; 2. Carson Ratky, Sol, 1:28.88.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (Welch, Kupferschmid, Frederickson, Gross), 3:55.01.

Homer Middle School

Cross-country: The Homer Middle School Cross-country team participated in the Middle School Borough Championships on Friday, Oct. 6. The results are as follows:

Girls: 1 – Leah Fallon, Kenai, 12:22; 2 – Logan Satathite, Kenai, 12:25; 3 – Kaylin Anderson, Homer, 12:39; 4- Ellie Burns, Skyview, 12:41; 5 – Jordan Strausbaugh, Skyview, 12:44; 6 – Sailey Rhodes, Homer, 13:08; 7 – Hailey Ingalls, Seward, 13:17; 8 – Fiona Hatton, Homer, 13:28; 9 – Jordan Ruffner, Skyview, 13:36; 10 – Jayna Boonstra, Kenai, 13:53. Boys: 1 – Justin Trail, Nikolaevsk, 11:48; 2 – Nate Johnson, Skyview, 12:05; 3 – Logan Shane, Skyview, 12:18; 4 – Gregory Fallon, Kenai, 12:20; 5 – Samuel Roberts, Kenai, 12:48.43; 6 – Talon Whicker, Kenai, 12:48.68; 7 – Josh O’lena, Skyview, 12:52.44; 8 – Nathan Haga, Kenai, 12:62.68; 9 – Tytus Gilbert, Skyview, 13:05; 10 – Lance Seneff, Homer, 13:06.

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