Mariner Connor Rodrick and Chugiak player Daniel Casey fight for the puck during the Mariners' Saturday afternoon game on Dec. 10 against Chugiak at Kevin Bell Arena. Andrew Beckett backs Casey up.

Mariner Connor Rodrick and Chugiak player Daniel Casey fight for the puck during the Mariners' Saturday afternoon game on Dec. 10 against Chugiak at Kevin Bell Arena. Andrew Beckett backs Casey up.

High school sports weekly highlights and scores

Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski travels to Soldotna for the Sohi Invite at Tsalteshi Trails Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Girls basketball starts the season off at the Kenai River Classic Dec. 15-17.

Boys basketball starts the season off at the Sohi Tip Off Dec. 15-17.

Hockey plays Kenai Central High at Kevin Bell Arena Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

Wrestling competes at the state tournament in at the Alaska Airline Center at University of Alaska, Anchorage Dec. 16-17.

In review

Homer High School


The Chugiak Mustangs doled out two shutout games to the Homer Mariners on the night of Friday, Dec. 9 and the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 10. The teams faced off in Homer at Kevin Bell Arena. The Mariners fell to 5-8 overall with the losses.

Saturday’s game ended with a 6-0 Chugiak victory. Chugiak’s scoring increased with each period, gaining one goal in the first period, two in the second, and three in the third. Zachary Plucinski scored twice and Josh Boneta, Andrew Beckett, Daniel Casey and Tyler Huffer each scored once for Chugiak.

On Friday, the Mustangs hit Homer with an 8-0 score, taking control in the first period by scoring three goals, then added two in the second and three more in the third. Beckett and John Hammer each scored twice while Plucinski, Casey, Symmes, and Krajnik each scored once for Chugiak.

Cross-country skiing

The Mariner cross-country ski team attended the Lynx Loppet at Kincaid. The Loppet saw more snow than they have had there in four years, said assistant cross-country ski coach Alison O’Hara. The Mariners competed against all the big Anchorage teams as well as teams statewide. Sophomore Katie Davis and Freshman Autumn Daigle put their all into races on both days, O’Hara said.

“We have high hopes for them in the future with more training and work on technique,” O’Hara said. “We have four very strong skiers, and a few more up and coming, on the boys team and look forward to seeing if they can win the team times in boroughs in February.”

Homer results at Lynx Loppet

Day 1

Boys “A”

Place Name Time

37 Jacob Davis 19:50.6

43 Caleb Rauch 20:28.8

57 Hoxie Parks 21:09.6

58 Tadhg Sholzt 21:30.4

Boys ”B”

30 Denver Waclawski 23.19.4

48 Andy Super 27:57.5

Girls “A”

41 Katie Davis 24:58.0

47 Autumn Daigle 25:39.8

Girls “B”

44 Brita Restad 30:59.2

Day 2

Boys “A”

33 Jacob Davis 36:43.9

36 Caleb Rauch 37:01.7

50 Tadhg Sholzt 39:15.6

Boys ”B”

38 Denver Wacowski 43:38.8

Girls “A”

41 Katie Davis 46:38.7

43 Autumn Daigle 47:03.3

Girls “B”

68 Brita Restad 58:43.0



Kachemak Conference Wrestling Tournament

Dec. 9-10 at Anchorage Christian Schools

Team scores: 1. Homer, 311; 2. Houston, 144.5; 3. Nikiski, 118.5; 4. Grace Christian, 118; 5. Cordova, 107; 6. Seward, 97.5; 7. Anchorage Christian Schools, 95; 8. Voznesenka, 94; 9. Redington, 45; 10. Holy Rosary, 30.

Championship matches

98 — Maxim Kusnetsov, Voz, m.d. Matthew Bohlman, ACS, 11-3; 106 — Wayne Newman, Hom, p. Jordan Fleming, Nik, 1:42; 106 girls — Doni Kroeze, Hou, p. Kriziel Sarmiento, Sew, 3:57; 113 — Seth Inama, Hom, t.f. Mason Payne, Nik, 3:27; 113 girls — Alex Moseley, Hom, p. Naomi Ifflander, Sew, 0:54; 120 — August Jewell, Cor, p. Jens Knutson, Hou, 1:26; 120 girls — Mina Cavasos, Hom, dec. Jessie Merrick, Hou, 7-2; 126 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, m.d. Dia Martishev, Voz, 13-1; 132 — Shannon LeMay, ACS, p. Mose Hayes, Hom, 2:38; 132 girls — Allison Wells, Hom, won in ultimate tiebreacker over, Megan Wallace, Hou, 7-5; 138 — Jared Brant, Hom, m.d. Ryan Reed, ACS, 13-2; 145 — Michael Lucas, HRA, won by forfeit over Michael Kuentzel, Gra; 145 girls — McKenzie Cook, Hom, p. Nele Holenstein, Sew, 2:30; 152 — Evan Brockman, Gra, p. Chris Cudaback, Hom, 5:59; 160 — Timmy Woo, Hom, dec. Jaime Rios, Hom, 5-1; 170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, p. Nikit Anufriev, Voz, 2:51; 182 — Levi King, Hom, dec. Robert Ritter, Hou, 7-1; 195 — Kyle Wells, Hom, p. Andrew Werner, Cor, 1:49; 220 — Tyler Litke, Nik, s.v. Malaki Barrett, Hou, 10-8; 220 girls — Heather Harrington, Hom, received a bye; 285 — Jadin Mann, Hom, dec. Stelios Gialopsos, Cor, 2-0.

Third-place matches

98 — Cameron Blaine, Hom, t.f. Joey Yourkoski, Nik, 6:00; 113 — Dauri Melo, Cor, p. Isaiah Bivins, Sew, 5:15; 120 — Cole Norcross, Sew, s.v. Ian Stovall, Hom, 12-10; 126 — Alhrik Schommer, Gra, p. Eli Benson, Red, 3:53; 132 — Simon Estes, Sew, p. Damien Jessup, 5:51; 138 — Kaleb Smith, ACS, dec. Jaden VanDyke, Sew, 10-4; 145 — Anthony Kalugin, Voz, p. Cole Smith, ACS, 4:48; 152 — Gabe Martin, Gra, dec. Joel Hofacker, ACS, 5-2; 160 — Zachary Hamberger, Cor, p. Chase Eber, Gra, 3:11; 170 — Dustin Mullins, Nik, p. Aaden Hendrick, Hou, 2:21; 182 — Eliot Merriner, Gra, dec. Tomas Babitt, Hom, 11-6; 195 — Shawn Graham, Hou, won by forfeit over Dakota Hupp, Nik; 220 — Ethan Hack, Nik, p. Taylor Finn, Hom, 1:50; 285 — Dylan Jackson, Hou, p. Richard Brock, Hom, 0:25.

Fifth-place matches

113 — Logan Crotts, Gra, p. Gabriel Wood, Sew, 2:31; 120 — Jordan Morganfish, Red, p. Caleb Weeks, Nik, 3:53; 126 — Sean Moran, Hom, received a bye; 132 — Colton Jones, Red, won by forfeit over Derek Jokay, Hou; 138 — Daniel Anufriev, Voz, dec. Todd Knell, Gra, 5-3; 145 — Josh Seidl, Hou, dec. Lain Guim, Hou, 2-1; 152 — Seth Classen, Hom, dec. Daniel O’Connor, Hou, 5-1; 160 — Donovan Smith, Nik, won by injury default over Xavier Anderson, Hou; 170 — Ollie Severance, Red, dec. Nick Woodard, Sew, 3-0; 182 — Eli Davis, Sew, p. Justin Gericke, Hou, 2:11; 195 — Soren Fejes, Sew, dec. Jackson Tanner, Gra, 11-7; 220 — Robbie Davis, Gra, p. Kobe Little, Hou, 4:04; 285 — Blake Wells, ACS, received a bye.

Homer Mariner Ethan Pitzman skates down the ice with Chugiak player Zachary Krajnik on his heels during Homer and Chugiak's Saturday afternoon game at Kevin Bell Arena.

Homer Mariner Ethan Pitzman skates down the ice with Chugiak player Zachary Krajnik on his heels during Homer and Chugiak’s Saturday afternoon game at Kevin Bell Arena.

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