Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Wrestling: The wrestling team heads to the Kachemak Conference Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Redington Sr. Jr./Sr. High School.

Hockey: The hockey team will next play Bartlett High School at 4 p.m. this Friday and Service High School at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, both at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.

Cross-country skiing: Homer’s ski team is scheduled to compete at the Candy Cane Scramble on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

In Review

Wrestling: Homer wrestlers competed last weekend in the Grizzly Shakedown at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage. The team took 14th place at the event that features wrestlers from both large and small schools.

South Anchorage took first place and Soldotna was the leading peninsula team in sixth place.

For Homer, Anthony Kalugin took second place in the 189-pound weight class. He missed nabbing first place by losing to Chugiak’s Daniel Niebles in a 4-2 decision in the final.

Homer’s Sadie Blake too first place for the 125-pound girls weight class. She defeated Bethel’s Fiona Phelan 3-1 in the final bout. Rayana Vigil also took first place at 189, pinning West’s Thereisa Vaafuti in the final. Mina Cavasos, at 119, and Mischelle Wells, at 135, both took second in their events, Mariah Grimes at 160 took third.

The tournament was re-named this year from the Grace Grizzly Grappler to the Grizzley Shakedown after last year’s event coincided with the 7.1-magnitude quake that rocked Southcentral Alaska. The earthquake hit while athletes were weighing in for the wrestling event.

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