Volleyballs at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Volleyballs at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Swim meet on deck

Upcoming events

Swimming: The Homer High School swim team will compete this weekend in the Kenai Peninsula Swimming Championships. Teams from Homer, Seward, Soldotna and Kenai will compete in this season-ending tournament with strict mitigation measures. There are no spectators allowed at the event. The meet will be streamed live on the Homer High School YouTube page.

In Review

Swimming:

Swim teams from around the peninsula competed in a virtual meet over the weekend, with each team from Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Seward swimming in their own pools, and merging the results.

The meet was held as a preview to this weekend’s peninsula championships, said Homer High School Counselor Paul Story in an email.

During the virtual meet, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby broke the fastest time ever swum by a female in Alaska for the 100 yard breaststroke, with a time of 1 minute, 0.16 seconds.

Homer swimmers broke local school records as well. The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Madison Story, Hannah Overdorf, Carly Nelson and Adeline Berry broke the Homer High School record for that race by 3 seconds with a time of 3:45.74. In her leg of the relay, Story tied her mother’s previous 100 yard freestyle record at Homer High, with a time of 54.36.

2020 Kenai Peninsula Virtual Invite

GIRLS

Team scores: 1. Homer, 84; 2. Kenai, 78; 3. Soldotna, 77; 4. Seward, 28.

200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Overdorf, Story, Berry, Nelson), 1 minute, 54.58 seconds; 2. Soldotna, 2:11:47; 3. Kenai, 2:21.06; 4. Soldotna, 2:33.50.

200 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 2:13.28; 2. Sydney Johnson, Ken, 2:38.01; 3. Michal Keyes, Ken, 2:43.93; 4. Naomi Frederickson, Sol, 2:48.97; 5. Emma Snyder, Sol, 2:54.72; 6. Brenna Cox, Hom, 3:08.43.

200 IM — Madison Story, Hom, 2:11.48; 2. Carly Nelson, Hom, 2:21.18; 3. Madison Snyder, Sol, 2:24.75; 4. Kylie Mullaly, Sew, 2:37.68; 5. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 2:49.85; 6. Eden Alioto, Ken, 3:00.89.

50 freestyle — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 25.39; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 26.28; 3. Regan Evans, Sol, 27.22; 4. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 27.67; 5. Tirzah Frederickson, Sol, 29.60; 6. Madison McDonald, Ken, 30.99.

100 butterfly — 1. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:01.89; 2. Mia Nappi, Sew, 1:05.10; 3. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:10.42; 4. Michal Keyes, Ken, 1:36.03.

100 freestyle — 1. Tirzah Frederickson, Sol, 1:05.59; 2. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 1:06.21; 3. Hazel Pearson, Hom, 1:07.29; 4. Eden Alioto, Ken, 1:11.17; 5. Deloma Watkins, Sol, 1:11.86; 6. Abigail Moffett, Ken, 1:15.71.

500 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 5:53.75; 2. Charisma Watkins, Sol, 6:41.13; 3. Evelyn Wilcox, Sol, 7:00.14.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (Watkins, Snyder, Frederickson, Evans), 1:55.94; 2. Kenai, 1:59.83; 3. Kenai, 2:15.45; 4. Soldotna, 2:16.69.

100 backstroke — 1. Carly Nelson, Hom, 1:04.49; 2. Madison Snyder, Sol, 1:07.79; 3. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 1:09.81; 4. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:12.14; 5. Maria Anderson, Ken, 1:19.72; 6. Avari Gross, Ken, 1:23.66.

100 breaststroke — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 1:00.16; 2. Madison Story, Hom, 1:05.74; 3. Mia Nappi, Sew, 1:12.81; 4. Regan Evans, Sol, 1:19.29; 5. Kylie Mullaly, Sew, 1:22.27; 6. Hazel Pearson, Hom, 1:24.70.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Story, Overdorf, Nelson, Berry), 3:45.74; 2. Kenai, 5:06.06.

BOYS

Team scores: 1. Kenai, 138; 2. Soldotna, 60; 3. Seward, 43; 4. Homer, 11.

200 medley relay — 1. Kenai (Anderson, Sorensen, Poulin, Rolph), 1:49.48; 2. Kenai, 1:58.18; 3. Soldotna, 1:58.50; 4. Seward, 2:01.86; 5. Soldotna, 2:13.96.

200 freestyle — 1. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:59.66; 2. John Wright, Ken, 2:03.61; 3. Nickolas Ambrosiani, Sew, 2:11.86; 4. Hunter Fry, Hom, 2:13.07; 5. Max Reese, Sol, 2:15.60; 6. Foster Boze, Sol, 2:16.87.

200 IM — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 2:09.27; 2. Tristen Reese, Ken, 2:28.33; 3. Peter Spanos, Sew, 2:37.35.

50 freestyle — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 23.75; 2. Nathan Pitka, Sol, 24.11; 3. Paxton Hill, Sew, 24.43; 4. Bengimin Ambrosiani, Sew, 25.62; 5. Ethan Berga, Ken, 26.06; 6. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 26.09.

100 butterfly — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 56.64; 2. Paxton Hill, Sew, 1:01.09; 3. Ethan Berga, Ken, 1:07.01.

100 freestyle — 1. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 53.17; 2. Nathan Pitka, Sol, 54.08; 3. Brock Storms, Ken, 56.10; 4. Peter Spanos, Sew, 56.93; 5. Tristen Reese, Ken, 57.16; 6. Nickolas Ambrosiani, Sew, 57.86.

500 freestyle — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 5:10.85; 2. Nikita Monyahan, Sol, 5:42.18; 3. Bennjamin Abel, Sol, 6:33.56.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai Central (Sorensen, Wright, Poulin, Rolph), 1:36.57; 2. Soldotna, 1:44.97; 3. Seward, 1:47.23; 4. Soldotna, 1:55.43.

100 backstroke — 1. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:00.70; 2. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 1:02.43; 3. Bengimin Ambrosiani, Sew, 1:03.96; 4. Brock Storms, Ken, 1:04.15; 5. Nikita Monyahan, Sol, 1:09.27; 6. Anatoli Boutwell, Sol, 1:16.37.

100 breaststroke — 1. John Wright, Ken, 1:13.00; 2. Max Reese, Sol, 1:13.76; 3. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 1:16.17; 4. Lucas Nollar, Hom, 1:17.42; 5. Enoch Frederickson, Sol, 1:20.28; 6. Judah Brueckner, Sew, 1:24.45.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai (Anderson, Storms, Berga, Reese), 3:52.90.

DDF:

The Drama, Debate and Forensics team competed in another virtual tournament the weekend of Nov. 6-7 against Bartlett, Chugiak, Dimond, Eagle River, East, Lumen Christi, Service, South, West, and Seward High Schools.

Hosted by Eagle River High School, the tournament took place virtually over Zoom. The results for Homer High students are as follows:

1st place Lincoln Douglas debate – Spencer Co

1st place Humorous Interpretation –Thea Person

1st place Reader’s Theater – (Bryce and Hadley Glidden, Lexie and Eleanor Sweeney, Clara Stading, Thea Person)

Lincoln Douglas debate quarterfinalists – Emma Sulczynski, Payton Tobin, and Larry Dunn

2nd place Lincoln Douglas debate speaker points –Payton Tobin

2nd place Solo – Clara Stading

2nd place Dramatic Interpretation – Eleanor Sweeney

3rd place Dramatic Interpretation — Clara Stading

3rd place Domestic Extemporaneous Speech – Larry Dunn

3rd place Extemporaneous Commentary – Thea Person

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com. The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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