Homer area sports and recreation announcements

Upcoming events

Football: The Mariner football team will play this year’s homecoming game at 3 p.m. Saturday at the home field against Nikiski Middle-High School.

Cross-country running: The cross-country running team will compete in the regional championships in Palmer on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners host two games this weekend. The first is at 6:30 p.m. against Grace Christian Schools on Friday, and the second is at 12:30 p.m. against Anchorage Christian School on Saturday. Both games are in the Alice Witte Gymnasium.

Swimming: The swim and dive team will compete in the Kenai Invite starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Kenai Central High School.

In Review

Volleyball: The Homer volleyball team fell to Soldotna last Wednesday in an away game. Soldotna won with scores of 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-20 in the nonconference matchup.

For Soldotna, Ituau Tuisaula had 30 kills, Bailey Armstrong had seven kills, Kylie Ness had five kills, Morgan Bouschor had three and Trayce Lyon and Serena Foglie both had two. Sierra Kuntz had 28 assists, Hosanna Van Hout had 17 assists and Libero Holleigh Jaime had 15 digs.

Last weekend, the Mariners were the highest placing volleyball team from the Kenai Peninsula at the West Spiketacular volleyball tournament in Anchorage. The team tied for fifth out of 18 total teams that competed.

Kenai finished tied for seventh, Soldotna tied for ninth and Nikiski tied for 13th.

Homer defeated Service 2-0 in the opening bracket before losing to East Anchorage 2-1. The Mariners beat West Valley 2-0 and Kenai 2-0 before losing 2-0 to West Anchorage.

Football: The Mariner football team defeated Seward High School 30-0 last Saturday in Peninsula Conference action.

The win moved Homer to 1-1 in the conference and 3-2 overall. The team is now in a three-way tie for second in the conference along with Nikiski and Ketchikan. The loss dropped Seward to 0-3 in the conference and 0-6 overall.

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