Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events

General:

Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the skills needed by Alaska Native People to survive and thrive in the Alaskan terrain and climate. The Homer team accepts all students, grades 1-12, regardless of ethnicity. Practices are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Members will have the chance to compete in Junior NYO and Senior NYO State Competitions in Anchorage. For more information, please contact Mark Gordon at 614-588-2699 or mgordon@gsbooks.us.

Track and Field: The track and field team will compete this weekend at Kodiak High School on Friday and Saturday.

Soccer: The girls soccer team starts a weekend of home games by hosting North Pole High School today at 6 p.m., Joe Redington at 7 p.m. on Friday and Seward High School at noon on Saturday. The boys team plays North Pole today at 4 p.m., Joe Redington at 5 p.m. on Friday and Seward at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Voznesenka soccer team will play Joe Redington at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Homer field.

Baseball: The baseball team will host Kenai Central High School at home at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

Softball: Homer’s softball team will host Kenai Central High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

In review

Softball: Homer’s softball team took the start of its season on the road last week with a seven-game stint in Kodiak. The team finished 4-3 over Thursday and Friday at the Island Invitational.

According to game results posted online, the Mariners had to come back from an early defeat, losing to Kodiak 2-1 in the first game. For Homer, Zoe Adkins struck out seven in 3 1-3 innings that she pitched. Things turned around when Homer toppled Wasilla 7-3, also on Thursday, starting the game strong with a 3-0 lead.

Thursday ended with an 8-5 loss to Delta Junction, who racked up five runs within the first two innings. Homer managed to come back with three runs in the third inning, bringing the score to 6-4. However, the Huskies sealed the win with another two runs in the fourth inning. For Homer, Annalyn Brown struck out two in the four innings she pitched.

Friday started on a brighter note with a 7-4 Mariner win over Colony High School. Senior Brianna Hetrick got three runs on two hits for Homer. Brown contributed two innings of pitching and struck out three players. Homer nabbed the win by scoring five runs in the bottom half of the first inning, and another two in the second inning.

The Mariners continued strong with a 6-1 win over Lanthrop. The victory was made easy with a 5-0 lead. Homer’s Kaitlyn Johnson racked up three runs batted in.

Homer continued its streak by beating Delta Junction in a rematch Friday, 8-4. Homer’s Elizabeth Love had three runs batted in, and the team had six runs within the first inning alone.

The Mariners ended the tournament with a loss to Kodiak last Friday 3-2. Homer’s two runs came in the third inning after Kodiak had staked out a 3-0 lead.

The softball team will next host Kenai Central High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

Youth wrestling: The Anchor Kings wrestling club competed last weekend in the Tri-Valley Freestyle/Women’s Wrestling Tournament.

Results are as follows:

Bantam – 8 years old and younger

Colton Jones took second place.

Match 1: Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) over Bradley Sherry (Interior Grappling Academy) TF 10-0

Match 2: Leah Marchione (Pioneer Grappling Academy) over Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:13

Match 3: Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) over Xavier Johnson (Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 4: Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) over Bentley Elmore (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 5: Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 6: Leah Marchione (Pioneer Grappling Academy) over Colton Jones (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:13

Intermediate – 10 and under

Tucker Jones’s place in the tournament is unknown.

Match 1: Blake Knisley (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) over Tucker Jones (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:58

Match 2: Tucker Jones (Anchor Kings) over Truxton Williams (Mat-su Matmen) Fall 3:06

Match 3: Titus Watts (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) over Tucker Jones (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:22

Dawson Stokes’s place is unknown and has scored 0 team points.

Match 1: Dawson Stokes (Anchor Kings) over Oliver Kandas (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) Dec 9-4

Match 2: Jett Rymer (Marathon Wrestling Club) over Dawson Stokes (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:20

Match 3: Ryder Chappel (Tri-Valley Wrestling Club) over Dawson Stokes (Anchor Kings) TF 12-1

Landyn Woods’s place is also unknown.

Match 1: Sheperd Korth (Copper River Wrestling Club) over Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:48

Match 2: Alex Harrington (Mid-Valley Wrestling Club) over Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 2:31

Novice – 12 and under

Miles Tressler’s place is unknown.

Match 1: Samuel Strouse (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) over Miles Tressler (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:23

Match 2: Miles Tressler (Anchor Kings) over Ethen Hutchins (AFWC) TF 12-2

Match 3: Noah Oistad (Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club) over Miles Tressler (Anchor Kings) TF 16-5

Alex Shea took second place.

Match 1: Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) over Ryan Buchanan (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) Fall 1:18

Match 2: Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) over Anthony Smith (Marathon Wrestling Club) Dec 6-5

Match 3: Keagan Stanley (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) over Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) Fall 3:55

Match 4: Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) over Johven-James Chanhtaseng (Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy) Dec 13-9

Match 5: Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) over Johven-James Chanhtaseng (Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy) Dec 13-9

Match 6: Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 7: Keagan Stanley (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) over Alex Shea (Anchor Kings) Fall 3:55

Brayden Woods’s place is unknown and has scored 0 team points.

Match 1: Brayden Woods (Anchor Kings) over Eli Higbee (Marathon Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 2: Branden Rhodes (Pioneer Grappling Academy) over Brayden Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:40

Match 3: Brayden Vreeland (AFWC) over Brayden Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:16

Carter Woodhead took third place.

Match 1: Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) over Chase Johnson (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) Fall 1:59

Match 2: Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 3: Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) over Kamryn Woodfork (Glacier View Wrestling Club) Dec 8-4

Match 4: Cj Burns (Anchor Kings) over Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:21

Match 5: Cj Burns (Anchor Kings) over Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:21

Match 6: Hunter Bras (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) over Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) TF 12-2

Match 7: Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

CJ Burns placed second.

Match 1: CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) over Kelsi Curren (Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 2: CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) over Max Moat (Arctic Warriors) TF 10-0

Match 3: Hunter Bras (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) over CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:53

Match 4: CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) over Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:21

Match 5: CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) over Carter Woodhead (Anchor Kings) Fall 1:21

Match 6: CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 7 Hunter Bras (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) over CJ Burns (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:53

Novice Girls – 12 and under

Alysha Nyvall took first place.

Match 1: Alysha Nyvall (Anchor Kings) over Aliyah Miller (Rogue Wrestling Club) Fall 0:28

Match 2: Alysha Nyvall (Anchor Kings) over Saoirse Cook (Popeye Wrestling Club) TF 15-5

Match 3: Alysha Nyvall (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Cadet – 16 and under

Logan Counts’s place is unknown.

Match 1: Wayne Mellon (Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy) over Logan Counts (Anchor Kings) TF 10-0

Match 2: Niles Williams (Arctic Warriors) over Logan Counts (Anchor Kings) TF 10-0

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