Junior Kelsea Scott (4) and sophomore Kirti Classen (8) jump to block a hit from the Seward varsity volleyball team during their game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The lady Mariners were defeated, winning one set while the Seahawks won three sets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Junior Kelsea Scott (4) and sophomore Kirti Classen (8) jump to block a hit from the Seward varsity volleyball team during their game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The lady Mariners were defeated, winning one set while the Seahawks won three sets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events

Homer High School

Volleyball — The Mariners varsity volleyball team will play Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Grace Tourney in Anchorage, at 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Football — The Homer Mariners varsity football team will have its first playoff game at 2 p.m. at home against Ben Eielson on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Swim/Dive — The swim and dive team will compete against SoHi at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

In review

Homer High School

Cross-Country: The Homer Mariners ran in the ASAA First National Bank Alaska Cross-country State Championships on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Sophomore Autumn Daigle took first place overall for the Division II girls. Both the boys and girls

Boys team results: 1. Anchorage Christian 60, 2. Homer 67, 3. Grace Christian 75, 4. Sitka 84, 5. Seward 96, 6. Bethel 195, 7. Unalaska 229, 8. Glennallen 230, 9. Petersburg 236, 10. Haines 244, 11. Nome-Beltz 270, 12. Galena 296, 13. Hutchison 341, 14. Cordova 410.

Girls: 1. Grace Christian 57, 2. Homer 58, 3. Seward 58, 4. Petersburg 91, 5. Galena 146, 6. Anchorage Christian 180, 7. Sitka 205, 8. Mt Edgecumbe 218, 9. Unalaska 259, 10. Nome-Beltz 265, 11. Nikolaevsk 277, 12. Cordova 289, 13. Delta Junction 325.

Individual girls results for peninsula runners:

1. Autumn Daigle, 19:30, Homer; 2. Ruby Lindquist, 19:35, Seward; 4. Brooke Miller, 20:09, Homer; 5. Emma Moore, 20:17, Seward; 9. Alex Moseley, 20:37, Homer; 12. Hana Cooney, 21:03, Seward; 16. Sadie Lindquist, 21:30, Seward; 18. Sienna Carey, 21:45, Homer; 30. Kalista Rodriguez, 22:47, Seward; 34. Katie Davis, 22:55, Homer; 39. Shine Carey, 23:12, Homer; 40. Elizabeth Fefelov, 23:14, Nikolaevsk; 51. Sophia Dow, 23:38, Seward; 66. Harmony Davidson, 24:12, Homer; 69. Isabelle Hickman, 24:38, Nikolaevsk; 77. Justina Fefelov, 25:09, Nikolaevsk; 87. Kristin Klaich, 25:25, Nikolaevsk; 98. Shiphrah Brueckner, 25:43, Seward; 129. Sophia Klaich, 28:39, Nikolaevsk.

Individual boys results for peninsula runners:

4. Jacob Davis, 16:42, Homer; 6. Luciano Fasulo, 16:46, Homer; 8. Neil Lindquist, 16:55, Seward; 14. Jordan Beachy, 17:22, Homer; 16. Max Pfeiffenberger, 17:33, Seward; 18. Zen Petrosius, 17:38, Seward; 20. Denver Waclawski, 17:43, Homer; 25. Jaden Van Dyke, 17:54, Seward; 30. Bill Rich, 18:02, Homer; 45. Trey Ingalls, 18:21, Seward; 48. Clayton Beachy, 18:26, Homer; 63. Brendan McMurray, 18:54, Seward; 65. Dexter Lowe, 18:56, Homer; 67. Samuel Koster, 18:57, Seward.

Volleyball:

The varsity volleyball team had two home games last week, during which Head Coach Erin Brege said the players got a lot of experience. They fell first to Seward High School on Friday, Sept. 29, with the Seahawks winning three sets (25-21, 25-15 and 25-7) and Homer winning one set, 25-23.

For that game, freshman Laura Inama, who was recently pulled up to the varsity team, had three aces, three kills and 16 digs. Sophomore Karmyn Gallios had four kills and 20 digs, while sophomore Marina Carroll four blocks and junior Ksenia Kuzmin had six assists.

Then on Sept. 30, the Mariners fell to Anchorage Christian School 0-3. ACS won the first three sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-20. During that game, Gallios had 12 digs, Carroll had two blocks and four aces and Inama had two kills and nine digs.

Brege said there have been several changes to rotations and positions over the last few weeks. Getting used to those change-ups takes effort away from skills practice and technique, which will be the team’s focus as they’ve gotten used to the new positions, she said.

It’s a building year for the team, with several sophomores and only one senior, Brege said.

Football: The Homer Mariners varsity football team won 53-0 in a home game Friday, Sept. 29 against the Head of the Bay Cougars. It was also senior night for players and cheerleaders, and the team was presented with a plaque after the game recognizing their Division III Peninsula Conference title.

Swim/Dive:

The Swim and Dive team competed at the Seward Invite on Saturday, Sept. 30. Below are the results, including several first-place events by Homer’s Madison Story, two first-place wins for Alia Bales and one by Clayton Arndt.

Girls: 200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Story, Berry, Bales, Bechtol), 2 minutes, 4.32 seconds; 2. Seward, 2:16.52; 3. Kenai, 2:17.78; 4. Homer, 2:23.76.

200 freestyle — 1. Riley Reese, Kenai, 2:13.01; 2. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Homer, 2:15.61; 3. Alex Juliussen, Soldotna, 2:16.36; 4. Rachael Pitsch, Kenai, 2:17.26; 5. Kortney Birch, Soldotna, 2:17.85; 6. Ryann Cannava, Soldotna, 2:20.37.

200 IM — 1. Madison Story, Homer, 2:19.84; 2. Adeline Berry, Homer, 2:32.70; 3. Zeina Abouelkheir, Soldotna, 2:33.17; 4. Lucy Hankins, Seward, 2:44.96; 5. Rachel Spence, Soldotna, 3:01.40; 6. Mickinzie Ticknor, Kenai, 3:10.73.

50 freestyle — 1. Alia Bales, Homer, 26.81; 2. Madelyn Barkman, Soldotna, 28.23; 3. Katie Creglow, Soldotna, 28.54; 4. Grace Morrow, Kenai, 28.92; 5 (tie). MaKayla Raemaaker, Soldotna, Kylie Mullaly, Seward, 29.13.

100 butterfly — 1. Portia Padilla, Soldotna, 1:06.67; 2. Darby McMillan, Soldotna, 1:15.01; 3. Chloe Bechtol, Homer, 1:18.88; 4. Kortney Birch, Soldotna, 1:19.04; 5. Rachael Pitsch, Kenai, 1:22.61.

100 freestyle — 1. Alia Bales, Homer, 1:00.56; 2. Alex Juliussen, Soldotna, 1:03.19; 3. Grace Morrow, Kenai, 1:05.03; 4. Lucy Hankins, Seward, 1:08.48; 5. Sydney Erickson, Soldotna, 1:11.14; 6. Ruth Fredrickson, Soldotna, 1:11.56.

500 freestyle — 1. Zeina Abouelkheir, Soldotna, 5:58.92; 2. Adeline Berry, Homer, 6:08.84; 3. Kylie Mullaly, Seward, 6:25.62; 4. Madelyn Barkman, Soldotna, 6:30.11; 5. Kennedy Holland, Soldotna, 6:36.93; 6. Elizabeth Love, Homer, 7:10.96.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna, 1:53.00; 2. Kenai, 1:57.53; 3. Homer, 1:59.87; 4. Seward, 2:03.93; 5. Soldotna, 2:11.65.

100 backstroke — 1. Portia Padilla, Soldotna, 1:07.82; 2. Chloe Bechtol, Homer, 1:09.68; 3. Darby McMillan, Soldotna, 1:10.10; 4. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Homer, 1:12.16; 5. Ryann Cannava, Soldotna, 1:18.56; 6. Mickinzie Ticknor, Kenai, 1:25.90.

100 breaststroke — 1. Madison Story, Homer, 1:12.10; 2. Katie Creglow, Soldotna, 1:16.01; 3. Riley Reese, Kenai, 1:21.23; 4. Kennedy Holland, Soldotna, 1:26.02; 5. Elizabeth Love, Homer, 1:32.01; 6. Deloma Watkins, Soldotna, 1:34.11.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna, 4:05.18; 2. Homer, 4:21.21; 3. Soldotna, 4:35.67.

Boys: 200 medley relay — 1. Homer (Arndt, Downey, Nelson, Hodnik), 1:54.43; 2. Kenai, 1:57.91; 3. Seward, 2:03.08; 4. Soldotna, 2:03.21.

200 freestyle — 1. Ethan Evans, Soldotna, 1:59.29; 2. Jake Nelson, Homer, 2:05.64; 3. Caleb Frederickson, Soldotna, 2:06.00; 4. Sorin Sorensen, Kenai, 2:13.71; 5. Dominic Alioto, Kenai, 2:18.70; 6. Brandon Christenson, Soldotna, 2:45.40.

200 IM — 1. Hunter Reese, Kenai, 2:15.17; 2. Griffin Downey, Homer, 2:19.76; 3. Trevor Bagley, Kenai, 2:24.49; 4. Hunter Hollingsworth, Seward, 2:31.16; 5. Mason Fisk, Soldotna, 2:59.97.

50 freestyle — 1. Clayton Arndt, Homer, 23.42; 2. Connor Gross, Soldotna, 24.96; 3. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Soldotna, 25.62; 4. Sorin Sorensen, Kenai, 26.24; 5. Will Gross, Soldotna, 26.99; 6. Hunter Hollingsworth, Seward, 27.56.

100 butterfly — 1. Savaii Heaven, Kenai, 55.96; 2. Clayton Arndt, Homer, 58.96; 3. Caleb Fredrickson, Soldotna, 1:01.86; 4. Jake Nelson, Homer, 1:02.32; 5. Peter Anderson, Kenai, 1:12.88; 6. Ian Reger, Soldotna, 1:19.74.

500 freestyle — 1. Savaii Heaven, Kenai, 5:06.14; 2. Connor Spanos, Seward, 5:45.00; 3. Trevor Bagley, Kenai, 5:53.61; 4. Connor Gross, Soldotna, 6:12.91; 5. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Soldotna, 6:14.13; 6. Will Gross, Soldotna, 6:24.74.

100 freestyle — 1. Ethan Evans, Soldotna, 52.56; 2. Owen Rolph, Kenai, 54.62; 3. Karl Pfeiffenberger, Seward, 1:04.46; 4. Jacob Hodnick, Homer, 1:09.07; 5. Mason Fisk, Soldotna 1:09.22; 6. Carson Ratky, Soldotna, 1:10.70.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai (Alioto, Bagley, Reese, Anderson), 1:42.38; 2. Soldotna, 1:42.97; 3. Kenai, 1:45.76; 4. Seward, 1:48.34; 5. Homer, 1:49.41; 6. Soldotna, 1:58.42.

100 backstroke — 1. Owen Rolph, Kenai, 1:11.74.

100 breaststroke — 1. Hunter Reese, Kenai, 1:07.76; 2. Griffin Downey, Homer, 1:09.48; 3. Connor Spanos, Seward, 1:13.63; 4. Dominic Alioto, Kenai, 1:19.38; 5. Joshua Park, Seward, 1:26.60; 6. Carson Ratky, Soldotna, 1:27.13.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna, 3:48.29; 2. Kenai, 3:52.84; 3. Soldotna, 4:46.42.

Freshman Laura Inama, a swinger who was pulled up from the Homer Mariner junior varsity volleyball team to play with varsity, serves the ball during the team’s home game against Seward High School on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to the Seahawks, winning one set to Seward’s three. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Freshman Laura Inama, a swinger who was pulled up from the Homer Mariner junior varsity volleyball team to play with varsity, serves the ball during the team’s home game against Seward High School on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to the Seahawks, winning one set to Seward’s three. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A horde of Seward High School varsity volleyball players block a hit from sophomore Marina Carroll during the Homer Mariners’ home game against the Seahawks on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to the Seahawks, winning one set to the Seahawks’ three sets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A horde of Seward High School varsity volleyball players block a hit from sophomore Marina Carroll during the Homer Mariners’ home game against the Seahawks on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to the Seahawks, winning one set to the Seahawks’ three sets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Senior Raisa Basargin serves the ball during the Homer Mariner varsity volleyball team’s game against Anchorage Christian School on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to ACS three sets to zero. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Senior Raisa Basargin serves the ball during the Homer Mariner varsity volleyball team’s game against Anchorage Christian School on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to ACS three sets to zero. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Members of the Homer Mariner varsity volleyball team celebrate earning a point against Anchorage Christian School during the game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to ACS zero sets to three. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Members of the Homer Mariner varsity volleyball team celebrate earning a point against Anchorage Christian School during the game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners fell to ACS zero sets to three. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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