For the first time in Mariner history, Homer won the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament. The team led by nine first place finishes.
The tournament was Saturday at Kenai Central High School.
Homer, the defending Class 1-2-3A state champion, scored 158.5 points, while Soldotna was second at 146.5, Kenai was third at 88.5, Nikiski was fourth at 33 and Voznesenka was fifth at 22.
“They definitely had a good start to the year,” Kenai Central coach Stan Steffensen said of the Mariners. “Their kids are fun to be around. They’re a hard-working crowd.