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 at Colony High School this Friday and Saturday.

Soccer: The varsity soccer teams will play away games this week beginning with a game in Ketchikan today, games at Juneau on Friday and games at Thunder Mountain on Saturday.

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:

The Colony softball team defeated Homer 16-5 in four innings of nonconference action last Thursday in Kenai. The Mariners are now 4-4 overall.

The Knights led 3-2 after an inning, 6-3 after two innings, 8-3 after three innings and put matters to rest with an 8-2 advantage in the fourth inning.

Annalynn Brown pitched 3 2-3 innings for Homer, giving up 16 runs on eight hits. Only five of those runs were earned, while Brown also walked nine and struck out six. Zoe Adkins also recorded an out for Homer on a strikeout.

At the plate, the Mariners were able to pound out 10 hits. Grace Godfrey was 3 for 3 with two runs, Brown had two runs, Kaitlyn Johnson was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and Hannah Hatfield was 2 for 3.

Soccer:

The boys and girls soccer teams hosted a long weekend of games last Thursday through Saturday at the home field.

The boys teams picked up three straight wins, starting Thursday with a 6-0 victory over North Pole. Tom Gorman scored the first goal with an assist from Daniel Reutov, followed by a goal by Reutov on an assist from Gorman. In the second half, Eyoab Knapp, Dexter Lowe and Austin Shafford contributed goals along with another from Reutov.

The boys then moved on to pick up another win over Redington 7-0 on Friday. Reutov scored the first two goals with assists from Shafford and Knapp. He also scored the third goal, unassisted. The last four goals were tallied by Shafford, Clayton Beachy (with an assist from Shafford), Austin Cline, and Tucker Weston (with an assist from Reutov).

The Mariners rounded out their successful weekend with a 9-1 victory over the Seward Seahawks on Saturday. Knapp led the way with the first goal on an assist from Shafford. Reutov scored the second, third, fifth and seventh goals unassisted. Also contributing were Gorman with two goals, Shafford with one and Parker Lowney with one goal with an assist from Shafford.

The Lady Mariners saw equal success last weekend, also sweeping the three visiting teams with wins. First came a 4-0 victory over North Pole on Thursday. Sela Weisser scored a goal with an assist from Kappa Reutov, as did Reutov with an assist from Eve Brau. In the second half, Weisser scored another goal on an assist from Brau, and so did Reutov on an assist from Weisser.

Friday, the Mariner girls beat Redington 2-0, with both goals coming in the first half from Brau and Reutov. Satruday’s game against Seward saw the girls team rack up a 9-0 win.

Rylee Doughty and Reutov scored the first two goals unassisted. The rest of the scoring came in the second half, from Reutov, Weisser Aiyana Cline, Jessica Sonnin and Zoe Stonorov, who got an assist from Sienna Carey.

Youth wrestling:

The Anchor Kings Wrestling Club competed in Wasilla last weekend at the Ultimate Challenge Greco Wrestling Tournament and the Ultimate Challenge Freestyle FLK Tournament. Results are as follows:

Intermediate – 10 and under, 74-80 pounds

Landyn Woods

Match 1: Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) over Carter Day (Juneau Youth Wrestling Club) Fall 1:05

Novice – 12and under, 82-89

Declan Barnard

Match 2: Declan Barnard (Anchor Kings) over Daegan Mullin (Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Novice – 12 and under, 99-107

Brayden Woods

Match 2: Brayden Woods (Anchor Kings) over Max Moat (Arctic Warriors) Fall 1:41

Schoolboy/girl – 14 and under, 87-92

Blake Newman took first place

Match 1: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Hayden Aube (Juneau Youth Wrestling Club) TF 13-3

Match 2: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Liam Hart (Juneau Youth Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 3: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Zack Rodman (Arctic Warriors) Fall 0:59

Match 4: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 5: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Myles Campbell (Arctic Warriors) Dec 2-2

Match 6: Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Amelia Fawcett (Pioneer Grappling Academy) Dec 10-5

USA Junior 149-155

Wayne Newman took first place

Match 1: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Aengus Bancroft (Copper River Wrestling Club) Dec 21-13

Match 2: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Sterling Uhlenhake (Arctic Warriors) TF 14-3

Match 3: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Vincent Cramer (Pioneer Grappling Academy) TF 10-0

Match 4: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 5: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Vincent Cramer (Pioneer Grappling Academy) TF 0-10

Match 6: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Sterling Uhlenhake (Arctic Warriors) TF 14-3

Ultimate Challenge Freestyle FLK Tournament Results for Anchor Kings

Intermediate – 10 and under, 73-75

Landyn Woods’s place is 2nd

Match 1: Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) over Malin Blood (Valdez Youth Wrestling Assoc) Fall 0:31

Match 2: Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) over Cache Pyfer (Kenai Kavemen Wrestling Club) TF 10-0

Match 3: Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

Match 4: Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) over Preston Szymanski (AFWC) TF 10-0

Match 5: Michael Thomas (Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club) over Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:58

Ultimate Challenge Folkstyle Tournament Results for Anchor Kings

Novice – 12 and under, 74-77

Landyn Woods

Match 1: Michael Thomas (Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club) over Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) Fall 0:35

Match 2: Logan Beck (Valdez Youth Wrestling Assoc) over Landyn Woods (Anchor Kings) Dec 10-7

Novice – 12 and under, 101-107

Brayden Woods

Match 1: Brayden Woods (Anchor Kings) over Issaiah Gerry (Arctic Warriors) Fall 0:50

Schoolboy/girl – 14 and under, 90-97

Blake Newman’s took third place.

Match 1 Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Travis Brandt (Arctic Warriors) Fall 3:42

Match 2 Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Brett Gilmore (Marathon Wrestling Club) Fall 3:55

Match 3 Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) over Cameron Cook (Popeye Wrestling Club) OT 2-0

Match 4 Connor Murphy (Pioneer Grappling Academy) over Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) Maj 8-0

Match 5 Cody VanSiegman (Mat-su Matmen) over Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) Maj 10-2

Match 6 Blake Newman (Anchor Kings) received a bye.

USA Junior 142-152

Match 1: Aengus Bancroft (Copper River Wrestling Club) over Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) Dec 7-4

Match 2: Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) over Jalen Tosten (Tri-Valley Wrestling Club) Maj 10-2

Match 3: Vincent Cramer (Pioneer Grappling Academy) over Wayne Newman (Anchor Kings) Dec 9-6

The Anchor Kings will next compete at South High School in Anchorage. Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. this Saturday.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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