Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Wrestling: The Homer wrestling team will compete in the State Championships this weekend at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.


Cross-country skiing: If there is enough snow, the Homer ski team will compete at the Candy Cane Scramble at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna on Friday.

Basketball: The boys basketball team will compete this weekend at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School, starting with a 5:30 p.m. game against Eagle River on Thursday. The boys will also play Soldotna at 8 p.m. Friday and will play Anchorage Christian School at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The girls basketball team will compete in the Joe Floyd Tournament in Kodiak over the weekend, with a 12:30 p.m. Thursday game against Glennallen, a 10 a.m. Friday game against Dimond and a 5:30 p.m. Saturday game against Kodiak.

In Review


The Mariner hockey team finished the weekend with two victories against Anchorage teams while on the road.

Homer defeated Bartlett High School 8-3 on Friday, and beat Service High School 2-1 on Saturday in nonconference action at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

In Friday’s game against Bartlett, Alden Ross scored two goals for Homer, as did Phinny Weston, while Isaiah Nevak, Austin Shafford, Kazden Stineff and Casey Otis each scored a goal of their own. Scoring for Bartlett were Bradley Beals with two goals and Owen Wilson with one. Homer goalkeeper Vlase Polushkin made stopped 11 of Bartlett’s 14 shots on goal, while Dylan Harrington made 31 out of 39 saves.

In Saturday’s game against Service, Tyler Gilliland and Ethan Pitzman made the two goals for Homer, the Peninsula Clarion reported. Morgan Pagels made the lone goal for Service.

Homer goalkeeper Keegan Strong made 19 saves out of 20 shots on goal.

Cross-country skiing:

Homer’s cross-country team participated in an informal meet against Kenai at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna last weekend, the Peninsula Clarion reported. In the 4-kilometer race held last Saturday, Homer did not time its skiers, according to the Clarion.