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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2000

Whalers fare well at East, Homer meets

The Soldotna Whalers wrestling club participated in a pair of meets last weekend, taking home a stack of trophies from both.

The Whalers wrestled at East High School in Anchorage against Fairbanks, Mid Valley, Palmer, Cordova, and the host Cook Inlet wrestling clubs.

First-place medalists at the meet include Colton Carroll, Melina Hutchison, Brandy Goracke, Eli Hutchison, Cody Carroll, Zach Aberkane and Michaela Hutchison.

Second-place finishers include Tanner Waterbury, Cody Booth, Ryan Hanley, Zayan Aberkane, Candace Penrod, Colten Goracke, Dallas Seavey, Robert Stroh, Hugh Warner, Monica Hutchison and Jeremy Goracke. Jacob Torwick and Josh DeTavernier picked up third-place finishes.

The Whalers were the top team at the Homer meet. First-place finishers include Dylan Sterling, Lance Kitchen, Zac Aragon, Ben Breakfield and Anthony Griglione.

Eric Morris took second and Ian Buffington placed third.

Zac Aragon was named the meet's outstanding wrestler.

Palmer girls edge Homer

The Homer girls soccer team struggled to find the back of the net before succumbing to Palmer 1-0 Saturday in Homer.

The Moose got a goal 20 minutes into the first half and made it stand up the rest of the game.

"We outshot them 28-8," Homer coach Harry Rasmussen said. "We just couldn't put it in the net. We've got to work on that."

While the Mariner offense struggled, Rasmussen said the defense was solid. The coach said senior Jasmine Fry had a great game at goalie, while junior sweeper Fianna Condon stepped up in her first big test as the captain of a varsity defense.

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