Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage.

Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will travel to face Palmer High School today, followed by Houston on Friday and Colony on Saturday. Next Tuesday, they return to the peninsula for an away game against Soldotna High School.

Basketball: The boys’ basketball team will face off against Mt. Edgecumbe at 7 p.m. tonight at Homer High School. Then the team will travel to Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High School on Friday and to Houston on Saturday for additional games. The boys will return home next Tuesday for a game against Soldotna High School at 8 p.m. The girls’ team will also travel to Joe Redington and Houston over the weekend, and will play Soldotna at home at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

Curling: A Learn to Curl fundraiser will be held at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. Two-time Olympic curler Jessica Schultz will teach the basics of curling. The cost is $25 per person. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Participants are asked to bring clean-soled shoes with them and to dress warm. For more information call 907-399-7252.

In review

Hockey: The Mariners skated over fellow conference team Kenai for a 7-4 victory on Tuesday night at the Kevin Bell Arena.

Kenai: 0, 1, 3 — 4

Homer: 4, 1, 2 — 7

First period — 1. Homer, Pitzman (Gilliland), 6:54; 2. Homer, Gilliland (Shafford), 8:23; 3. Homer, Pitzman (Weston), 8:50; 4. Homer, Gilliland (Pitzman), 14:05. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 5. Kenai, Knudsen (un), 0:47; 6. Homer, Gilliland (Pitzman), 11:03. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 7. Homer, Ross (Stineff), 1:20; 8. Homer, Green (un.), 2:54; 9. Kenai, Begich (Knudsen), 5:14; 10. Kenai, Knudsen (Begich, Burnett), 14:13; 11. Kenai, Begich (Knudsen), 14:29. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00; Homer 3 for 9:00.

Basketball: Both the girls’ and boy’s basketball teams traveled to Seward last weekend and achieved victories against in the Southcentral Conference match-up.

Homer girls 34, Seward 28

The visiting Mariners shut the Seahawks down in the second half for a Southcentral Conference victory.

Seward led 21-11 at halftime, but then Homer won the second half 23-7.

For Homer, Kelli Bishop led the way with nine points. Riley Von Borstel had 16 for Seward.

Homer boys 45, Seward 38

The visiting Mariners overcame a first-quarter deficit to notch a Southcentral Conference victory against the Seahawks.

Seward led 13-6 after the first quarter, but the score was knotted at 18 at the half. Homer then led 28-24 after three quarters.

For the Mariners, Ethan Anderson led the way with 15 points. Sam Koster had 10 for Seward.

Reach Megan Pacer at The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.