Demarcus Hall-Scriven of Anchorage Christian Schools fouls Homer’s Clayton Beachy during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Demarcus Hall-Scriven of Anchorage Christian Schools fouls Homer’s Clayton Beachy during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events

Practice has started for spring sports including track and field, softball, baseball and soccer.

Basketball: Both basketball teams will travel to Nikiski for games on Friday, and to Soldotna for games on Saturday.

The girls team plays Nikiski at 6 p.m. Friday and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. The girls take on SoHi at 3:15 p.m. Saturday while the boys take to the court at 5 p.m.

In review

Basketball:

The Homer boys and girls basketball teams hosted Anchorage players last weekend to mixed results.

The girls were victorious over the Grace Christian School Grizzlies on Friday, winning 33-26, while the boys fell to Grace 43-37.

On Saturday, the girls’ game against Anchorage Christian Schools was canceled. The boys lost to ACS 83-44.

GIRLS

Mariners 33, Grizzlies 26

Grace 5 4 4 13 — 26

Homer 7 6 12 8 — 33

GRACE CHRISTIAN (26) — Coronado 0, Binder 18, Markel 0, Wood 2, Tanner 4, Salima 2, Annett 0. Totals — 9 6-6 26.

HOMER (33) — Inama 7, Bishop 11, Doughty 3, Todd 6, Parish 0, Anderson 0, Carroll 4, Sonnen 0, Dawson 2. Totals — 13 2-4 33.

3-point goals — Grace 2 (Binder 2); Homer (Todd 2, Doughty, Bishop, Inama). Team fouls — Grace 5, Homer 7. Fouled out — none.

BOYS

Grizzlies 43, Mariners 37

Grace 11 16 8 8 — 43

Homer 11 7 12 7 — 37

GRACE CHRISTIAN (43) — Ivanoff 8, Kopp 10, Goforth 9, McGovern 4, Coulombe 2, Harriman 4, Beck 6. Totals — 16 5-5 43.

HOMER (37) — Beachy 10, Adkins 2, Reutov 4, T. McGhee 0, Anderson 0, Knapp 11, J. McGhee 10, Swoboda 0. Totals — 15 4-8 37.

3-point goals — Grace 6 (Goforth 3, Kopp 2, Ivanoff); Homer 3 (Beachy 2, Knapp). Team fouls — Grace 12, Homer 10. Fouled out — none.

ACS 23 30 14 16 — 83

Homer 10 12 12 10 — 44

ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (83) — Parks 15, Onochie 6, Davis 8, Cho 0, Hayner 4, Guzman 9, Sanders 0, Hall-Scriven 26, Lozano 15, Thomas 0, Dobbs 0. Totals — 34 2-4 83.

HOMER (44) — Beachy 5, Adkins 0, Reutov 8, T. McGhee 4, Anderson 5, Knapp 6, J. McGhee 11, Swoboda 5. Totals — 18 5-10 44.

3-point goals — ACS 13 (Hall-Scriven 5, Lozano 5, Davis 2, Parks); Homer 3 (Beachy, Anderson, Swoboda). Team fouls — ACS 13, Homer 11. Fouled out — none.

Swimming

Homer was recently represented by 30 young swimmers from Kachemak Swim Club in this year’s Alaska Age Group Championships, held Feb. 15-17 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

The Kachemak Swim Club boys and girls took a combined eighth place at the event. More than 400 swimmers from across the state competed in the event, according to a press release from the swim club.

Competition is organized according to gender and then by age group, from a 10 and under category up through age 14.

“Many hours of practice, hard work and focus resulted in some really rewarding times and personal bests,” said Head Coach Thaddeus Gunther in the press release.

The swimmers earned a combined 157 points and 66 relay points, for a total of 223 points. The only swim clubs that scored higher were from Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks and Kodiak.

Middle School sports

The following is a re-cap of how youth skiers did last weekend at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race by Mike Gracz, Homer Middle School ski coach:

The Homer Middle School Husky ski team took away the most cookies last Friday at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race at Trail River Campground near Moose Pass. Seventy-five skiers from Homer, Soldotna, Kenai, and Seward raced on a sunny day over a flat 3.5-kilometer course.

The top ten skiers in the girls’ and boys’ races each received their prize medals in the form of large cookies. Homer Husky skiers got to eat nine of the twenty cookies overall.

In the Girls Race, seven of the top-ten places were again filled by glitter-faced Huskies. Hannah Stonorov moved up to second, while Eryn Field, Alana Houlihan, and Frida Renner took fourth, fifth, and sixth places. Sylvia Clemens, Elsa Otis, and Lawson Alexson-Walls rounded out the podium in eighth, ninth, and tenth.

Kenai skiers took first, third, and seventh. Kenai phenom Jayna Boonstra again finished with a time faster than all but the top two boys over the same race course. Emily Moss placed third and Madison McDonald was seventh.

In the Boys Race, two of the three competing Husky skiers were in the top ten. Garret Briscoe moved up to third and Seamus McDonough quickly recovered from a stumble near the finish to capture the cookie for ninth place. Hudson Loboy finished 23rd of 46 competitors in his first ever school race.

Homer’s Ethan Anderson tries to block Andrew Back from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Ethan Anderson tries to block Andrew Back from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Rylyn Todd dribbles the ball during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game against Grace Christian School in Homer, Alaska. Todd was celebrated along with two other Lady Mariners for Senior Night. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Rylyn Todd dribbles the ball during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game against Grace Christian School in Homer, Alaska. Todd was celebrated along with two other Lady Mariners for Senior Night. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Daniel Reutov jumps to take a shot at the Anchorage Christian Schools basket Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 during a game at Hoemr High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Daniel Reutov jumps to take a shot at the Anchorage Christian Schools basket Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 during a game at Hoemr High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Demarcus Hall-Scriven sinks a basket for Anchorage Christian Schools during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game against the Homer Mariners in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Demarcus Hall-Scriven sinks a basket for Anchorage Christian Schools during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game against the Homer Mariners in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp jumps to take a shot under pressure from Anchorage Christian Schools players during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Eyoab Knapp jumps to take a shot under pressure from Anchorage Christian Schools players during a Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nathan Ivanoff of Grace Christian School takes a shot at the Homer basket during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nathan Ivanoff of Grace Christian School takes a shot at the Homer basket during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Kelli Bishop takes a shot on the Grace Christian School basket during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Kelli Bishop takes a shot on the Grace Christian School basket during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Japheth McGhee and Grace Christian School’s Andrew Beck jump for the tipoff at the start of a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. McGhee was celebrated along with three other senior Mariners players at the Senior Night game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Japheth McGhee and Grace Christian School’s Andrew Beck jump for the tipoff at the start of a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. McGhee was celebrated along with three other senior Mariners players at the Senior Night game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Members of the Kachemak Swim Club pose after the Alaska Age Group Championship Swim Meet held Feb. 15-17, 2019 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Bottom row: Alysha Nyvall, Keagan Niebuhr, Evelyn Sherwood, Wynne Reed, Kia Weisser, Fletcher Darr, Izzy Clarke. 2nd row: Nathan Overson, Lucas Story, Luke Nelson, Luke Nollar, Timmy Cissney, Jai Badajos, Cohen Boyd, Parker Overson. 3rd row: Hannah Overdorf, Annabelle Franciscone, Briar Boyd, Cassidy Carroll, McKenna Carlin, Jody Goodrich. Top row: Michaela Browning, Olivia Overdorf, Bristol Johnson, Hazel Pearson, Hartley Miller, Elsa Milne, Carly Nelson. Not pictured: Claira Booz, Daisy Walker, Fiona Linegar (injured), Gunnar Pinsky

Members of the Kachemak Swim Club pose after the Alaska Age Group Championship Swim Meet held Feb. 15-17, 2019 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Bottom row: Alysha Nyvall, Keagan Niebuhr, Evelyn Sherwood, Wynne Reed, Kia Weisser, Fletcher Darr, Izzy Clarke. 2nd row: Nathan Overson, Lucas Story, Luke Nelson, Luke Nollar, Timmy Cissney, Jai Badajos, Cohen Boyd, Parker Overson. 3rd row: Hannah Overdorf, Annabelle Franciscone, Briar Boyd, Cassidy Carroll, McKenna Carlin, Jody Goodrich. Top row: Michaela Browning, Olivia Overdorf, Bristol Johnson, Hazel Pearson, Hartley Miller, Elsa Milne, Carly Nelson. Not pictured: Claira Booz, Daisy Walker, Fiona Linegar (injured), Gunnar Pinsky

Eryn Field (left) leads a group of skiers at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race held the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)

Eryn Field (left) leads a group of skiers at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race held the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)

Hudson Loboy leads the second heat at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race held the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)

Hudson Loboy leads the second heat at the Seward Middle School Invitational Nordic Ski Race held the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mike Gracz)

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