Youth Sports

KSC Kings swim big at End of the Road Meet

The Kachemak Swim Club Kings hosted their annual End of the Road invite at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center Feb. 10-11. Notching first place finishes for the Kings were Luke Nelson (4), Madison Story (4), Carly Nelson (3), Lauren Kuhns (3), Elsa Milne (3), Hazel Pearson (3), Abigail George (3), Kate Moseley (3), Timmy Cissney (3), Clayton Arndt (2), Kira Milne (2), Ella Blanton-Yourkowski (2), Jai Badajos (2), Lia Jacobsen (2), Wynne Reed (2), Brady Coppo (2), Makayla Sarsfield (2), and one each for Adeline Berry, Luke Nollar, Kaylin Anderson, Faith Overson, Nathan Overson, Skyler Rodriguez and Hartley Miller.

Homer wrestlers take 9th at The Gut Check

The Homer wrestling team took ninth place Saturday at The Gut Check in Washington. The tournament, in its fourth year, features teams from Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Homer was ninth with 111.5 points, while Toppenish (Washington) won with 173 points.

Jared Brant led Homer by making it all the way to the finals at 138 pounds before losing 6-2 to Josh Franich of Puyallup, Wash.

Timmy Woo picked up a third place at 160 pounds by defeating Izaiah Duran of Battle Ground, Wash, 3-1.

Wayne Newman, Luciano Fasulo and Tristen Cook took fifth place for Homer.

Homer Pee Wee hockey team starts '17 undefeated

Homer’s U12 Pee Wee hockey team’s hard work has been paying off, as the team is currently 8-0-1 and has won three tournaments during the 2016-17 season. The Pee Wee team took first place at the Peninsula Power Play tournament in Kenai, Turkey Shootout in Anchorage, and Big Lake Hard Ice Classic in Wasilla.

Coach Steve Nevak and assistant coach Matt Stineff credit the group of highly skilled players and the excellent coaching staff at all levels of Homer youth hockey, whose home base is Kevin Bell Arena on the Spit.

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Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

Girls and boys basketball will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Hockey plays a block of home games on Jan. 12-14. The Mariners will play Palmer on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Colony on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. and Wasilla on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

Middle school basketball teams win borough championships

Homer Middle School’s boys and girls teams swept the borough championships for the first time in Husky history over the Dec. 17 weekend in Seward.

The win for the girls came after a five or six year wait — the last time they picked up a borough championship was when 2016 Homer High School graduate Kayla Stafford was on the team, said HMS girls basketball head coach Zach Kudla. The school does not know if the boys have ever won a borough championship.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski’s next meet is the Valley Invite in Palmer on Jan. 13-14.

Girls and boys basketball travels to Seward on Dec. 22. Girls varsity plays at 4 p.m. and boys varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. After winter break, the girls and boys will play at home against Houston on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and against Joe Redington Jr./Sr. High on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Mariner wrestling takes second at state

As soon as Homer High School sophomore Luciano Fasulo walked off the mat following his 126-pound state championship victory at the Class 1-2-3A wrestling championships, he beelined for one place. The stands.

It was at the front row of the bleachers of the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage that Fasulo embraced his family — his parents and sister — in an emotional hug. He had just won his first state wrestling title, which capped off a perfect 45-0 season, and the moment was too much for him to hold in the tears.

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Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski travels to Soldotna for the Sohi Invite at Tsalteshi Trails Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Girls basketball starts the season off at the Kenai River Classic Dec. 15-17.

Boys basketball starts the season off at the Sohi Tip Off Dec. 15-17.

Hockey plays Kenai Central High at Kevin Bell Arena Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

Homer wrestlers defend Kachemak Conference title with second-year win

The Homer wrestling team kept a tight grip on the Kachemak Conference on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at Anchorage Christian Schools.

The Mariners qualified 16 boys for the state meet, which is the most in school history. Four girls from Homer also qualified for the state tournament, which will be held at the Alaska Airline Center at University of Alaska, Anchorage Dec. 16-17.

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Upcoming events

Homer High School

Cross-country ski travels to the Lynx Loppett Ski Race at Kincaid Park on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

Hockey plays at home against Chugiak on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon.

Wrestling competes at conference championships at ACS on Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.

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Cross-country skiing

KSC Kings gobble up the wins at Turkey Time Invitational

KSC Kings gobble up the wins at Turkey Time Invitational.

The Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) hosted its annual Turkey Time Invitational meet over the past weekend and 140 swimmers from 6 teams converged upon the Kate Kuhn’s Aquatic Center for the 2-day event.

The Kings notched 39 individual 1st place finishes and 3 relay team 1st place finishes.

The meet ended with a medley relay where members from other swim teams, including some coaches and lifeguards, mixed together for a fun exhibition relay.

Homer Mariners hockey wins End of Road tournament

The Homer Mariner hockey team won its own End of the Road tournament Saturday by defeating Kenai Central 4-1.

The tournament marked Homer High’s first home games of the season.

Homer took the lead in the first period on a goal by Robby Larson, but Jakeb O’Brien tied it up for the Kards early in the second period. Lee Lowe would score for the Mariners before the period was out, then Ethan Pitzman and Garrett Butcher tacked on goals in the third.

Hunter Warren saved 27 for the Mariners, while Ryan Williams stopped 38 for the Kardinals, who are now 2-4 on the year.

Mariner hockey players make fresh start with new alum coach

Nine games and three weeks into the season, the Homer High Mariner hockey team are 5-4. Two of their three wins were achieved at home in Kevin Bell Arena at the End of the Road Shootout on Nov. 18 and 19.

The team is starting off on a different foot than last year. Last year’s team was goal shy, whereas even when the Mariners lose, they get a goal or four in for good measure. The Mariners are also under new leadership, with Homer High School alum and former Mariner hockey player Justin Adams as their head coach.

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