Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events:

Football: The Mariner football team will play a home game against Houston Junior Senior High School at 6 p.m. this Friday.

Cross-country running: The cross-country running team will compete in the Palmer Invitational starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the high school in Palmer.

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will compete in the North/South Volleyball Tournament in Seward this weekend, starting at 1 p.m. Friday and continuing Saturday.

Swimming: Homer’s swim and dive team will host the Mariner Invitational this Saturday with diving at 7:30 a.m. and swimming starting at 10 a.m.

The Homer swim and dive team will also host the Homer Mariner Triathlon at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 for the community. Participants register as teams of two to three or as individuals to complete the challenging course consisting of a 1,000-yard swim in the Homer High School pool; a 15-mile bike ride up East Hill Road, across Skyline Drive and down West Hill Road to the Homer Spit; and a 5-mile run back up to Homer High School.

All proceeds of this event benefit the swim and dive team. Participants receive a commemorative t-shirt (courtesy of sponsor Cycle Logical) and the opportunity to compete for custom Mariner wheel medals (courtesy of Desperate Marine LLC) awarded to the top three Ironmen/women in each age group.

For more information or to register, visit www.facebook.com/HomerMarinerTri. There will be a race bib pickup from 4-6 p.m. the evening before the event at Cycle Logical. For answers to other questions or for help finding another person to fill your team, contact race director Paul Story at pstory@kpbsd.org or 299-3523.