Basketball: The Homer boys’s and girls’ basketball teams will compete at the Conference Championships at Colony High School from today through Saturday, March 10. All times to be announced.
High school sports
The Homer basketball teams swept a pair of Southcentral Conference contests Thursday in Homer. The Homer girls beat Houston 45-20, while the Mariner boys prevailed 46-30 over the Hawks.
Both teams also prevailed during their senior night bouts against Seward on Friday at home.
The results are as follows:
Girls: Homer 11, 9, 11, 14 for a total of 45; Houston 7, 3, 6, 4 for a total of 20.
3-point goals — Homer 1 (Veldstra); Houston 2 (Davis) Team fouls — Houston 16; Homer 11. Fouled out — Whitted
Boys: Homer 17, 9, 5, 15 for a total of 46; Houston 6, 11, 4, 9 for a total of 30.
3-point goals — Homer 3 (Beachy); Houston 3 (Ritter)
Girls: Seward 4, 8, 1, 9 — for a total of 22; Homer 10, 19, 13, 10 — for a total of 52
3-point goals — Seward 2 (Terry, Von Borstel); Homer 1 (Cole). Team fouls — Seward 15, Homer 11. Fouled out — Sullivan.
Boys: Seward 8, 10, 11, 9 — for a total of 38; Homer 15, 18, 10, 27 — for a total of 70
3-point goals — Seward 1 (Spanos); Homer 8 (Etzwiler with 6, Rohr with 1 and Beachy with 1). Team fouls — Seward 12, Homer 9. No one was fouled out.
City basketball league:
Here are the final standings for week 17 of the league:
1) Best Western Riptide 17-3
2) Bay Weld Smooth Ops 15-5
3) Pathfinder Splash Bros 11-8
4) Alaska Bible Institute 9-10
5) Uminski Properties K-12 8-12
6) Engage Fitness Titans 6-13
7) Kachemak Gear Shed 2-17
The top two teams, the Best Western Riptides and the Bay Weld Smooth Ops, battled it out as the last ones standing in the league’s championship game on Monday night. Best Western won the tight game 51-49.
Wrestling: The following is a snapshot of where the Anchor Kings wrestling team from Chapman School is at so far this season, from Anchor Kings President Conrad Woodhead.
“They say that wrestling doesn’t build character, it reveals it — and for the characters who wrestle for the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club, who are Alaska’s USA Wrestling Division II returning State Champions, the quest for another state championship began this weekend in Seward at the Marathon Miners Wrestling Tournament.
“Lead by head coach Bubba Wells, the Anchor Kings once again showed promise as they produced several champions in both the Freestyle and Greco disciplines. The Newman boys got their season off to a great start, with younger brother, Blake, solidifying first place in Freestyle with a fall (3:05) over Richie French of Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy in the Novice 81-84 pound championship. Blake also won the Greco tournament when he recorded a fall (3:34) over Benjamin Stegall, Tri-Valley Wrestling, in the championship.
“Older brother, Wayne, earned first place in Freestyle with a technical fall over Jayden Christiansen of the Mat-Su Matmen in the Junior 137-141 pound championship. Wayne finished his weekend with a second place finish in Greco, losing to defending Alaska high school state champion, Gideon Hutchison, of the Soldotna Whalers, 12-18.
“The tenacious Miles Tressler was crowned tournament champion in both Freestyle and Greco. Tressler breezed to victory in both disciplines in the Intermediate 55-58 pound division. Michael Ritter had his hand raised in the Freestyle Schoolboy 78-90 pound division championship, narrowly defeating Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy wrestler Noah Romesburg, 17-15. In the Greco tournament, Ritter lost in a 14-15 heartbreaker to Zackary Rodman of the Soldotna Whalers.
“Other Freestyle placers included Mischelle Wells, who was the Cadet girls 126-127 pound champion. Her older brother, Kyle, was second place in both Freestyle and Greco in the Junior 189-205 pound division. Landyn Woods received second place in the Intermediate 62-63 pound division in Freestyle, along with first year wrestler Oak Jakmanee in the Novice 104-113 pound division. Placing third in the Freestyle Tournament in the Novice Girls 70-79 pound division was Alysha Nyvall, and Jeramy Fry-Vigue in the Novice 93-96 pound division.
“The Anchor Kings head north this weekend to Skyview Middle School. They practice Monday-Thursdays from 2:45-6 p.m. at Chapman School in Anchor Point, and the team is open to any youth on the Southern Peninsula interested in learning the sport of wrestling. For more information, registration packets and exact practice times can be acquired at the Chapman School office.”