Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will host Seward High School at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They play Joe Redington next Friday at 6:30 p.m., also at home.

Cross country: Homer runners will compete in the regional meet on Saturday in Kenai. The state meet in on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Batlett High School in Anchorage.

Football: The Mariners will host Seward High School on Friday for Homecoming, with the game starting at 5 p.m.

Swim and Dive: Homer swimmers will travel to the Seward Invitational on Saturday, which starts at 10 a.m.

In review

Volleyball

The Lady Mariners came back against Kenai Central High School during a home game last Thursday, winning three of four games.

The Mariners moved to 2-1 in the Southcentral Conference after beating the Kardinals, who were victorious over Homer when last they met at the Homer Jamboree.

The Mariners won three games at 25-12, 25-19 and 25-20, while Kenai won a game at 25-18.

Top players — Brianna Hetrick, 30 assists, eight digs, five aces and three kills; Kelli Bishop, seven kills, 11 digs and two aces; Karmyn Gallios, 10 kills and three digs; and Marina Carroll, 11 kills, 13 digs and one ace.

Visiting Soldotna High School for an away game on Tuesday, the Mariners suffered a three game loss in the match.

SoHi, a Division I team, bowled over the Lady Mariners, a Division II team, with scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-14. Homer rests at 10-10 overall after the match.

Top players — Briana Hetrick, nine assists, three digs, two kills and two aces; Marina Carroll, three kills and five digs; and Karmyn Gallios, three kills and four digs.

Football

The Mariners lost to fellow Peninsula Conference team Ketchikan last Sautrday 48-12 on their home field in Homer.

The win moved the Kings to 2-1 in the conference and 4-1 overall. Homer now rests at 0-2 and 0-6.

Quarterback Anthony Kalugin, a junior, scored the first touchdown of the game with a 10-yard run with 5:51 left in the first quarter. He also scored Homer’s second touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Kalugin three interceptions to Ketchikan’s Brendan Wong’s one. Wong threw for 325 yards, while Kalugin threw for 180.

Ketchikan: 6, 15, 14, and 13 — 48

Homer: 6, 0, 0, and 6 — 12

Cross-country

The Homer boys took second and the girls took third at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet last Saturday.

Junior Autumn Daigle fell short of repeating last year’s victory in the race, finishing second to Kenai senior Jaycie Calvert. Daigle finished with a time of 21 minutes, 11 seconds, while Calvert raced ahead at 20:15. Homer’s top male finisher of the 5 kilometer race was Luciano Fasulo, claiming third for the boys with a time of 17:48.

Boys

Team scores: 1. Soldotna, 41; 2. Homer, 44; 3. Kenai, 55; 4. Seward, 73.

Individual five-kilometer results

1. Maison Dunham, Ken, 17:23; 2. Mekbeb Denbrock, Sol, 17:35; 3. Luciano Fasulo, Hom, 17:48; 4. Eyoab Knapp, Hom, 17:51; 5. Max Pfeiffenberger, Sew, 17:56; 6. Bill Rich, Hom, 18:10; 7. Lance Chilton, Sol, 18:20; 8. Joe Hamilton, Ken, 18:23; 9. Bradley Walters, Sol, 18:37; 10. Tucker Mueller, Ken, 18:55; 11. Anchor Musgrave, Sol, 19:05; 12. Nathanael Johnson, Sol, 19:07; 13. Corbin Mattingly, Hom, 19:15; 14. Levi Deboard, Sew, 19:16; 15. Samuel Koster, Sew, 19:17; 16. Evan Stockton, Ken, 19:18; 17. Bjorn Nilson, Sew, 19:19; 18. Clayton Beachy, Hom, 19:20; 19. Jack Harris, Sol, 19:21; 20. Luke Cross, Ken, 19:22; 21. Samuel Roberts, Ken, 19:49; 22. Trey Ingalls, Sew, 20:00; 23. Chance Reynolds, Sol, 20:05; 24. Austin Cline, Hom, 20:11; 25. David Weisser, Hom, 20:23; 26. Wyatt White, Ken, 20:32; 27. Brendan McMurray, Sew, 20:36; 28. Bryan McCollum, Nik, 21:24; 29. Joseph Yourkoski, Nik, 22:04.

Girls

Team scores: 1. Kenai, 27; 2. Soldotna, 42; 3. Homer, 62.

1. Jaycie Calvert, Ken, 20:15; 2. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 21:11; 3. Jordan Strausbaugh, Sol, 21:39; 4. Brooke Satathite, Ken, 21:46; 5. Logan Satathite, Ken, 21:58; 6. Tanis Lorring, Sol, 22:18; 7. Summer Foster, Ken, 22:25; 8. Erika Arthur, Sol, 23:03; 9. Katia Holmes, Hom, 23:11; 10. Maria Salzetti, Ken, 23:17; 11. Leah Fallon, Ken, 23:24; 12. Ellie Burns, Sol, 23:31; 13. Cameron Blackwell, Sol, 23:33; 14. Jordan Ruffner, Sol, 23:34; 15. Katie Stockton, Ken, 23:43; 16. Brooke Miller, Hom, 23:54; 17. Kaylin Anderson, Hom, 24:09; 18. Sienna Carey, Hom, 24:32; 19. Kara Super, Hom, 25:06; 20. Ryann Cannava, Sol, 25:39; 21. Mariah McGuire, Hom, 25:50.

Swim and Dive

Homer sophomore Madison Story took the crow during last Friday’s Pentathlon at Soldotna High School.

The event pits all participating swimmers against each other during five swim events, which are combined. the best combined overall time wins. Story earned that time in 2 minutes, 54.78 seconds, just eking out a win over Seward freshman Lydia Jacoby, whose overall time was 2:54.92.

The five events are a 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke and a 100-yard individual medley. Story won the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle. In winning the Pentathlon, she repeated her title from last year, when she won as a freshman.

Homer senior Clayton Arndt finished third overall for the boys. The girls team came in second as a group at the event, while the Homer boys came in third. Below are more results:

Girls

Team scores — 1. Palmer, 36 points; 2. Homer, 29; 3. Soldotna, 26; 4. Kodiak, 24; 5. Colony, 22; 6. Seward, 17.

Individual results (scoring finishers) — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 2:54.78; 2. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 2:54.92; 3. Gretchen Snelders, Pal, 3:06.30; 4. Alexis Mattson, 3:07.83; 5. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 3:08.97; 6. Devon Cummiskey, Kod, 3:10.23; 7. Ashtyn Petersen, Pal, 3:10.60; 8. Leslie Spear, Kod, 3:10.65; 9. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 3:12.14; 10. Taylor Nelson, Col, 3:12.22; 11. Ellyse Russell, Pal, 3:14.74; 12. Alia Bales, Hom, 3:15.45; 13. Adeline Berry, Hom, 3:17.20; 14. Madison Snyder, Sol, 3:17.62; 15. Lindsay Musgrave, Pal, 3:17.75; 16. Maria Beck, Pal, 3:17.87.

Boys

Team scores — 1. Kodiak, 34; 2. Kenai, 33; 3. Homer, 28; 4. Soldotna, 20; 5. Unalaska, 15; 6. Colony, 14; 7. Seward, 11.

Individual results (scoring finishers) — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 2:40.30; 2. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 2:42.30; 3. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 2:45.36; 4. Adam Nguyen, Una, 2:46.51; 5. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 2:47.59; 6. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 2:48.33; 7. Nathan James, Kod, 2:50.25; 8. Connor Spanos, Sew, 2:50.73; 9. Anders Hocum, Kod, 2:51.38; 10. Koda Poulin, Ken, 2:53.03; 11. Teddy Handley, Hom, 2:53.66; 12. Owen Rolph, Ken, 2:55.57; 13. Theo Castellani, Hom, 2:57.43; 14. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 2:57.66; 15. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 2:58.87; 16. Peter Anderson, Ken, 3:00.99.

Homer’s Autumn Daigle powers up a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country race Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Nikiski. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer’s Autumn Daigle powers up a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country race Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Nikiski. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Mekbeb Denbrock lead the boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Nikiski. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Mekbeb Denbrock lead the boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Nikiski. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Mekbeb Denbrock lead the boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Nikiski. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai sophomore Abby Every prepares to spike the ball during a game against Homer High School on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at the school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals three games to one. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai sophomore Abby Every prepares to spike the ball during a game against Homer High School on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at the school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals three games to one. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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                                Homer’s Marina Carroll spikes the ball over the net during a game against Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Homer High School in Homer Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals three games to one in the Southcentral Conference match-up.

Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News Homer’s Marina Carroll spikes the ball over the net during a game against Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Homer High School in Homer Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals three games to one in the Southcentral Conference match-up.

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