Homer’s Laura Inama sends the ball across the net to the Seward Seahawks during a Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. A jamboree originally scheduled for Saturday with teams from Seward, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski was changed to a matchup between Homer and Seward teams when sports were canceled for all central peninsula teams last week. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Laura Inama sends the ball across the net to the Seward Seahawks during a Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. A jamboree originally scheduled for Saturday with teams from Seward, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski was changed to a matchup between Homer and Seward teams when sports were canceled for all central peninsula teams last week. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer victorious in pared down volleyball jamboree

Event changed after central peninsula sports got canceled

The Lady Mariners varsity volleyball team came was victorious last weekend in a pared down version of its annual jamboree.

The jamboree was originally scheduled as a local tournament to kick off the volleyball season with teams from across the Kenai Peninsula participating. When the central peninsula moved into the red, or high-risk zone, in terms of community spread of COVID-19, however, sports were shut down for the participating high schools in Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna.

The jamboree scheduled for last Saturday was changed to a matchup between Homer High School and Seward High School last Friday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium.

Starting off strong, the Mariners cruised to a 25-11 victory in the first game, and finished out the day with a 25-17 win in the second varsity game. The C teams, junior varsity teams and varsity teams from both schools played two games each.

The Homer teams are scheduled for a conference away game against Seward this Saturday as well. The C team plays at 1 p.m. on Saturday, followed by JV at 2 p.m. and varsity at 3 p.m. in Seward.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

Seward’s Sequoia Sieverts serves the ball to Homer while wearing a mask during a Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 volleyball game between the two varsity teams at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. A Homer-hosted jamboree scheduled for Saturday was changed to a matchup between the teams from Homer and Seward after sports were canceled for all central peninsula schools last week. The region moved into the high risk category in terms of community transmission of COVID-19. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seward’s Sequoia Sieverts serves the ball to Homer while wearing a mask during a Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 volleyball game between the two varsity teams at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. A Homer-hosted jamboree scheduled for Saturday was changed to a matchup between the teams from Homer and Seward after sports were canceled for all central peninsula schools last week. The region moved into the high risk category in terms of community transmission of COVID-19. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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