Homer athletes get recognition, plan futures

Homer High School isn’t known for winning a lot of state championships in sports, but that doesn’t mean the student athletes the school produces are any less likely to be recognized and awarded.

The following, courtesy of Athletics Director Chris Perk, is a list of students who are going to continue their athletic careers by playing their respective sports in college:

Student: Hunter Patton, son of Lynn and Tom Patton

Sport: Track and Field at Carroll College in Montana

Study: Civil Engineering

Student: Hunter Warren, son of Daulton and Carrie Warren

Sport: Hockey at Western Washington

Study: Medical Psychology

Student: Wayne Newman, son of Sam and Aurielle Newman

Sport: Wrestling at Oregon State University

Study: Pre-medicine

Student: Luciano Fasulo, son of Janie and Greg Martin

Sport: Wrestling at Oregon State University

Study: Physical Therapy

Student: Seth Inama, son of Jay Inama

Sport: Wrestling at Briar Cliff College in Iowa

Study: Radiology Technician

Student: Anna Brock, daughter of Earl Brock and Gundega Snepste

Sport: Track and Field at Jamestown College

Study: Environmental Conservation Policies

The following athletic awards are also courtesy of the Homer High Athletics Department:

Mariner Managers of the Year: Brooke Knott and Katie Clark (Basketball)

Freshman Male Athlete of the Year: Kamdyn Doughty (football, wrestling, basketball and unified track)

Freshman Female Athlete of the Year: Kaylin Anderson (cross-country, swim and dive team, girls basketball and softball)

Mariner Parent(s) of the Year nominations: Julie McCarron

JR/SR Male Athlete of the Year: Luciano Fasulo (cross-country running), wrestling, track and field last spring)

JR/SR Female Athlete of the Year: Marina Carroll (volleyball, basketball, track and field)

Program of the Year: The Wrestling Team

The boys wrestling team won their fourth Consecutive Conference Championship this year, and the girls team won the inaugural Girls Kachemak Conference Team Title.

Wayne Newman and McKenzie Cook were named the Outstanding Wrestlers in the conference — this is the fourth time in a row that Homer has won that award in the boys category.

The boys team went on to win the Division II State Title. Seth Inama, Luciano Fasulo, Wayne Newman and Jadin Mann all earned individual state championship titles.

On the girls side, McKenzie Cook won her fourth straight championship and was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

The team crowned four girls Conference Champions: Sadie Blake, Mina Cavasos, McKenzie Cook and Mariah Grimes. The boys also won six championships: Seth Inama, Luciano Fasulo, Wayne Newman, Joshua Bradshaw, Ryan Hicks and Jadin Mann.