Blake, Vigil, Wylie capture Lancer Smith Girls titles

The Homer Mariners finished third at the Lancer Smith Memorial Girls Tournament on Saturday in Palmer.

With nearly all the top wrestlers present from both small and big schools, the tournament is billed as the toughest in Alaska.

North Pole won the title with 147 points, while Bethel was next with 98 points and the Mariners scored 95 points. Also from the peninsula, Soldotna was ninth and Nikiski was 31st.

Sadie Blake, at 125 pounds, and Rayana Vigil, at 189 pounds, led the Mariners by taking individual championships. Also for Homer, Mariah Grimes was fifth at 160 and Mina Cavasos was sixth at 119.

Amanda Wylie paced the Stars by taking home the individual crown at 160. Also for Soldotna, Trinity Donovan placed fifth.

Destiny Martin was the lone wrestler for Nikiski and finished 2-2 at the event.

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