A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sports in brief

High school sporting events schedule

Upcoming events

High School

Game and event schedules are subject to change.

Sport programs in schools on the central Kenai Peninsula (Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna) started back up on Monday, Aug. 31 after the central peninsula fell back into the medium-risk alert level in the system used by the school district to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies for schools. Those schools and their sport programs had been closed earlier in August after the central peninsula rose into the high-risk category.

Now that the sports in Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna have started again, those high schools have games and events on the schedule again.

Football: Homer’s football team is scheduled to play against Soldotna High School in an away game on Saturday in Soldotna. Junior varsity will play at 11 a.m. and the varsity team will play at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cross-country running: The cross country team will travel to participate in the Nikiski Class Races, starting at 3 p.m. Friday in Nikiski.

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners are scheduled to play a home game against Seward High School on Friday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The C Team plays at 4 p.m. Friday, while the junior varsity team plays at 5 p.m. and the varsity team plays at 6 p.m.

Swimming: The first day of practice for the swim and dive team is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

In review

Cross-country running:

Homer’s cross country team held a dual meet last Friday at Ohlson Mountain against Seward High School, in which Homer’s Frida Renner took second place.

The Seward boys team topped Homer 24-31. While the Seward girls did not have enough runners to form an official varsity team, several of their runners did compete in the girls’ 5-kilometer race.

Full results are below.

5 kilometers

Seward boys 24, Homer 31

1. Max Pfeiffenberger, Seward, 19 minutes, 7 seconds; 2. Seamus McDonough, Homer, 19:32; 3. Adams Veldstra, Homer, 19:49; 4. Levi Deboard, Seward, 20:02; 5. Trey Ingalls, Seward, 20:02; 6. Samuel Koster, Seward, 20:13; 7. Austin Cline, Homer, 20:27; 8. Clayton Petersen, Seward, 20:36; 9. Garrett Briscoe, Homer, 21:20; 10. Lance Seneff, Homer, 21:25; 11. Cody Bryden, Seward, 22:20; 12. Jonah Mershon, Homer, 27:37; 13. Hudson Loboy, Homer, 28:44.

Homer girls 15

1. Maranatha Brueckner, Seward, 24:13; 2. Frida Renner, Homer, 25:10; 3. Eryn Field, Homer, 25:29; 4. Elena Badajos, Homer, 25:31; 5. Adelyn McCorison, Homer, 26:42; 6. Lena Jagielski, Seward, 27:02; 7. Hana Cooney, Seward, 27:32; 8. Sylvia Clemens, Homer, 28:00; 9. Maddox Berg, Homer, 31:10; 10. Cecilia Fitzpatrick, Homer, 31:10.

Volleyball:

The Homer volleyball team was victorious on the road last weekend in games against the host Seward High School. The Mariners won their games last Saturday with scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-15.

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