Homer’s Austin Cline attempts to pin Nikiski’s Joey Yourkowski during a dual meet between the two schools Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Homer’s Austin Cline attempts to pin Nikiski’s Joey Yourkowski during a dual meet between the two schools Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Community:

Kachemak Bay Running Club and Community Recreaction are hosting the Thanksgiving morning “Sweating Gravy Turkey Trot.”

The 5K Fun Run/walk starts at 10 a.m. from Homer High out on to the East End Road path and then back to the school. This is a noncompetitive/non-timed run. Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to register at the day of the run.

The entry fee is two non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Homer Community Food Pantry. Random prize drawing prior to the run.

Please no bicycles. Call Mike at 235-6090 for more information.

Wrestling: The wrestling team will host Senior Night, its last home dual meet of the season, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the high school, against Soldotna. The team will celebrate seven senior wrestlers and two team managers.

Hockey: The hockey team will host Juneau Douglas High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at Kevin Bell Arena. The Friday game begins at 7 p.m. and the Saturday game is at noon.

Cross-country skiing: The cross-country ski season is getting ready to start up. The Turkey Skate is currently scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

In review

Wrestling:

Homer wrestlers won two out of three dual meets all held last Friday at Soldotna High School. SoHi swept the duals by beating Homer, Nikiski and Kenai.

Coach and Athletic Director Chris Perk highlighted some Homer wrestlers and their efforts. In the dual against Kenai, Rayan Vigil pinned male athlete Morgan Starks. She is currently 8-0 with eight pins. Also during that dual, Casper Von at 189 pinned Julian Yakunin for his first victory of the season in the junior varsity division.

In the second dual against Nikiski, Sadie Blake pinned Destiny Martin, as did Homer’s Mischelle Wells Blake is currently ranked No. 1 for the girls’ 125 weight class. Anthony Kalugin at 189 racked up 18 straight wins with a pin over Caileb Payne.

Soldotna is the No. 5 ranked Division I team, while Homer is the No. 3 ranked Division II team. In that dual, senior Mose Hayes (ranked No. 1 in Division II ) defeated No. 2 ranked Division I opponent Dennis Taylor.

“This is his second time defeating Taylor this season,” Perk wrote. “The match was close with Hayes getting a late takedown to seal the win.”

Sohi came back with a big win at 189.

Soldotna’s Sean Babitt, who is ranked No. 2 at 171, was able to catch Kalugin in an inside cradle and earn a pin in the first period, Perk wrote.

Homer 53, Nikiski 24

103 — Carlos Rodriguez, Nik, win by forf; 112 — Liam Quiner, Nik, pin 2:11 Kayden Crosby, Hom; 119 — Austin Cline, Hom, TF 18-1 Joey Yourkowski, Nik; 125 — Sadie Blake, Hom, win by forf; 130 — Jaryn Zoda, Nik, win by forf; 135 — double forf; 140 — Afony Kalugin, Hom, pin :47 Yorik Bastuck, Nik; 145 — Nestor Kalugin, Hom, win by forf; 152 — Cayleb Diaz, Hom, win by forf; 160 — Mose Hayes, Hom, pin 3:24 Mason Payne, Nik; 171 — Simon Grenier, Nik, pin 1:33 Dakota Moonin, Hom; 189 — Anthony Kalugin, Hom, pin 1:03 Caileb Payne, Hom; 215 — Ryan Hicks, Hom, win by forf; 285 — Alex Hicks, Hom, win by forf.

Soldotna 39, Homer 33

103 — double forf; 112 — Kayden Crosby, Hom, pin 1:06 Salvatore MacMaster, Sol; 119 — Ezekiel Miller, Sol, pin :31 Austin Cline, Hom; 125 — Simon Secor, Sol, win by forf; 130 — Jakob Brown, Sol, win by forf; 135 — Mischelle Wells, Hom, win by forf; 140 — Hunter Richardson, Sol, 8-4 dec. Afony Reutov, Hom; 145 — Zach Burns, Sol, pin 4:58 Nestor Kalugin, Hom; 152 — Cayleb Diaz, Hom, win by forf; 160 — Mose Hayes, Hom, 5-1 dec. Dennis Taylor, Sol; 171 — Dakota Moonin, Hom, win by forf; 189 — Sean Babitt, Sol, pin 1:35 Anthony Kalugin, Hom; 215 — Ryan Hicks, Hom, pin 1:08 Logan Katzenberger, Sol; 285 — Aaron Faletoi, Sol, pin 1:01 Alex Hicks, Hom.

Homer 51, Kenai 23

103 — Zack Rodman, Ken, win by forf; 112 — Owen Whicker, Ken, TF 15-0 over Kayden Crosby, Hom; 119 — double forf; 125 — Austin Cline, Hom, 8-7 dec. Rey Perez, Ken; 130 — Andrew Gaethle, Ken, win by forf; 135 — Isaiah Ticknor, Ken, win by forf; 140 — Afony Reutov, Hom, win by forf; 145 — Nestor Kalugin, Hom, win by forf; 152 — Cayleb Diaz, Hom, pin 1:08 Jason Koenig, Ken; 160 — Mose Hayes, Hom, win by forf; 171 — Dakota Moonin, Hom, win by forf; 189 — Rayana Vigil, Hom, pin 1:56 Morgan Starks, Ken; 215 — Ryan Hicks, Hom, win by forf; 285 — Alex Hicks, Hom, win by forf.

Youth swimming:

High school swim season may be over, but the club season is just getting started. Homer hosted the Turkey Time Invitational last Friday and Saturday.

The following are event winners from peninsula club teams:

Girls 15 and over 200-yard butterfly — Lydia Jacoby, Seward Tsunami Swim Club; Girls 10 and under 200 backstroke — Kia Weisser, Kachemak Swim Club; Girls 13-14 200 backstroke — Carly Nelson, Kachemak Swim Club; Girls 15 and over 200 backstroke — Madison Story, KSC; Boys 10 and under 200 backstroke — Dwight Brown, Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team; Boys 11-12 200 backstroke — Johannes Bynagle, KSC; Girls 10 and under 200 breaststroke — Alysha Nyvall, KSC; Girls 11-12 200 breaststroke — Sophia Perez-Bailon, SSSST; Girls 13-14 200 breaststroke — Annabelle Franciscone, KSC; Boys 15 and over 200 freestyle — Hunter Hollingsworth, STSC; Boys 13-14 400 IM — Lucas Story, KSC; Girls 11-12 500 freestyle — Sarah Frederickson, SSSST; Girls 15 and over 500 freestyle — Lydia Jacoby, STSC; Mixed 10 and under 200 freestyle relay — Kachemak Swim Club (Alysha Nyvall, Fletcher Darr, Kia Weisser, Izzy Clarke); 12 and under 200 freestyle relay — Kachemak Swim Club (McKenna Carlin, Claira Booz, Johannes Bynagle, Cassidy Carroll); Mixed 200 freestyle relay — Seward Tsunami Swim Club (Hunter Hollingsworth, Mia Nappi, John Moriarity, Lydia Jacoby); Girls 8 and under 100 IM — Kailey Crouse, PPST; Girls 9-10 100 IM — Alysha Nyvall, KSC; Boys 9-10 100 IM — Dwight Brown, SSSST; Boys 11-12 100 IM — Michael Davidson, SSSST; Girls 10 and under 200 IM — Isla Crouse, PPST; Girls 11-12 200 IM — Sarah Frederickson, SSSST; Girls 13-14 200 IM — Mia Nappi, STSC; Boys 15 and over 200 IM — Ethan Evans, PPST; Mixed 8 and under 25 backstroke — Caleb Long, SSSST; Girls 8 and under 50 backstroke — Kailey Crouse, PPST; Girls 11-12 50 backstroke — Claira Booz, KSC; Boys 9-10 50 backstroke — Owen Walker, SSSST; Girls 11-12 100 backstroke — Cassidy Carroll, KSC; Girls 13-14 100 backstroke — Carly Nelson, KSC; Girls 15 and over 100 backstroke — Madison Story, KSC; Boys 10 and under 100 backstroke — Dwight Brown, SSSST; Boys 15 and over 100 backstroke — Hunter Hollingsworth, STSC; Mixed 8 and under 50 freestyle — Caleb Long, SSSST; Girls 9-10 100 freestyle — Isla Crouse, PPST; Boys 9-10 100 freestyle — Dwight Brown, SSSST; Girls 13-14 100 freestyle — Carly Nelson, KSC; Girls 15 and over 100 freestyle — Madison Story, KSC; Boys 15 and over 100 freestyle — Ethan Evans, PPST; Mixed 8 and under 25 breaststroke — Hadley Darr, KSC; Girls 8 and under 50 breaststroke — Kailey Crouse, PPST; Girls 9-10 50 breaststroke — Alysha Nyvall, KSC; Girls 11-12 50 breaststroke — Charisma Watkins, SSSST; Boys 9-10 50 breaststroke — Fletcher Darr, KSC; Boys 11-12 50 breaststroke — Johannes Bynagle, KSC; Girls 10 and under 100 breaststroke — Isla Crouse, PPST; Girls 11-12 100 breaststroke — Cassidy Carroll, KSC; Girls 13-14 100 breaststroke — Carly Nelson, KSC; Girls 15 and over 100 breaststroke — Madison Story, KSC; Boys 11-12 100 breaststroke — Noah Frederickson, SSSST; Boys 13-14 100 breaststroke — Lucas Story, KSC; Boys 15 and over 100 breaststroke — John Wright, PPST; Mixed 8 and under 25 freestyle — Caleb Long, SSSST; Girls 8 and under 50 freestyle — Kailey Crouse, PPST; Girls 9-10 50 freestyle — Alysha Nyvall, KSC; Girls 11-12 50 freestyle — Charisma Watkins, SSSST; Boys 9-10 50 yard freestyle — Owen Walker, SSSST; Girls 13-14 50 freestyle — Mia Nappi, STSC; Girls 15 and over 50 freestyle — Lydia Jacoby, STSC; 15 and over 50 freestyle — Hunter Hollingsworth, STSC; Mixed 8 and under 25 butterfly — Caleb Long, SSSST; Girls 9-10 50 butterfly — Alysha Nyvall, KSC; Girls 11-12 50 butterfly — Charisma Watkins, SSSST; Girls 11-12 100 butterfly — Cassidy Carroll, KSC; Girls 13-14 100 butterfly — Carly Nelson, KSC; Girls 15 and over 100 butterfly — Madison Story, KSC; Boys 10 and under 100 butterfly — Dwight Brown, SSSST; Boys 11-12 100 butterfly — James Duffield, PPST; Boys 15 and over 100 butterfly — Ethan Evans, PPST.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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