Homer senior Luciano Fasulo crosses the finish line of the 5K men’s Spit Run tot take first place in the cross-country Homer Invitational on Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer senior Luciano Fasulo crosses the finish line of the 5K men’s Spit Run tot take first place in the cross-country Homer Invitational on Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners play Kenai Central High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Homer High School. Next Tuesday, they’ll take on Soldotna High School in an away game at 6 p.m.

Cross country: Homer’s cross-country runners will compete in the Borough Championships on Saturday in Nikiski.

Football: The Mariners return home this weekend for a game against Ketchikan High School at 2 p.nm. Saturday at the Homer High School.

Swim and Dive: Homer’s swim and dive team will compete in the SoHi Pentathlon at 2 p.m. on Friday, and at the Kenai Invitational on Saturday.

In review

Volleyball

The Lady Mariners had a mixed weekend of games against other Southcentral Conference teams. The volleyball team traveled to Grace Christian School and Anchorage Christian School over Friday and Saturday.

Grace Christian games: 24-26 (Homer win), 23-25 (Homer win), 31-29 (Grace win), 25-20 (Grace win) and 17-15 (Grace win).

Top players: Brianna Hetrick with six kills, 29 assists, nine digs and five aces; Kelli Bishop with 12 kills and 13 digs; Karmyn Gallios with 14 kills, a block, eight digs and an ace; and Marina Carroll with seven kills, seven blocks, eight digs and six aces.

Saturday, the Mariners faired better with a victory over ACS.

Anchorage Christian School games: 20-25 (ACS win), 25-20 (Homer win), 25-15 (Homer win) and 25-18 (Homer win).

Top players: Hetrick with 23 assists, two kills, seven digs and two aces; Gallios with 10 kills, four digs and an ace; Carroll with seven kills, five digs, a block and three aces; and Tonda Smude with nine kills, four blocks and three aces.

Football

The Mariners lost to Eielson High School in an away game over the weekend, with the final tally sitting at 63-6.

Quarterback Anthony Kalugin, a junior, put the team’s one touchdown on the board with a pass to senior Prokopy Kohnev.

Eielson 63, Homer 6

The winless season continued for the Mariners with a tough loss Saturday in Fairbanks in a rematch of last year’s Division III state semifinals. Homer dropped to 0-5 overall.

Homer QB Anthony Kalugin provided the only points for the Mariners with a pass to Prokopy Kohnev.

Homer head coach Walter Love wrote in a text that the Mariners executed better than last week’s 59-0 loss to Houston, but an illness ravaging the football team made for a tough day. Love said he left two players home due to sickness, and five total were ill, forcing him to pull three starters out by the second quarter.

“Rough game, but better,” Love wrote. “Put my JV in (the) third quarter. They made a good show.”

Homer will host Ketchikan next weekend. The Kings (3-1) sit second in the Peninsula Conference standings.

Cross-country

Homer’s Autumn Daigle and Luciano Fasulo both took home first place for the Mariners last Friday when they won the individual events at the Homer Invitational.

Held on the Homer Spit, the five-kilometer race is flat and usually fast. Even though they both won their respective races for Homer, the Soldotna girls and boys teams won the invite. The Soldotna girls beat the Lady Mariners by just one point, 28 to 29, while the Soldotna boys won 27-31. Nikiski, Nikolaevsk and Voznesenka also participated in the invite.

Below are the results for the varsity runners. Full results can be seen at athletic.net.

Varsity boys individual 5-kilometer results

1. Luciano Fasulo, Homer, 16 minutes, 51 seconds; 2. Eyoab Knapp, Homer, 16:55; 3. Lance Chilton, Soldotna, 17:05; 4. Bradley Walters, Soldotna, 17:28; 5. Mekbeb Denbrock, Soldotna, 17:44; 6. Clayton Beachy, Homer, 18:17; 7. Jack Harris, Soldotna, 18:41; 8. Nathanael Johnson, Soldotna, 18:44; 9. Anchor Musgrave, Soldotna, 19:04; 10. Daniel Reutov, Homer, 19:11; 11. Chance Reynolds, Soldotna, 19:24; 12. Austin Cline, Homer, 19:29; 13. Bryan McCollum, Nikiski, 19:57; 14. Devin Wise, Homer, 20:10; 15. Joseph Yourkoski, Nikiski, 20:37; 16. Seth Inama, Homer, 22:44.

Varsity girls individual 5-kilometer results

1. Autumn Daigle, Homer, 19:35; 2. Brooke Miller, Soldotna, 19:54; 3. Jordan Strausbaugh, Soldotna, 20:05; 4. Tanis Lorring, Soldotna, 20:40; 5. Sienna Carey, Homer, 21:39; 6. Cameron Blackwell, Soldotna, 21:39; 7. Jordan Ruffner, Soldotna, 21:40; 8. Ellie Burns, Soldotna, 21:48; 9. Kaylin Anderson, Homer, 21:58; 10. Ryann Cannava, Soldotna, 22:26; 11. Victoria Denison, Soldotna, 22:44; 12. Kara Super, Homer, 22:52; 13. Mariah McGuire, Homer, 23:29; 14. Zoe Stonorov, Homer, 23:47.

Swim and Dive

Homer’s swim and dive team also hosted its invitation last Friday and Saturday at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, where the Homer girls and boys teams placed fourth and third, respectively.

Palmer High School won the meet for the girls with 65 points, while Kodiak High School won for the boys with 120.5 points.

Homer’s Madison Story won the 200-yard girls freestyle race as well as the 100 backstroke. She was also on the 200-yard medley relay that took first place. Other relay members were Alia Bales, Adeline Berry and Sailey Rhodes. Clayron Arndt won the boys 100-yard freestyle.

Saturday was also senior recognition day for several Mariner swimmers. Bales, Arndt, Teddy Handley, Theo Castellani and Jake Nelson swam their very last home meet.

Girls — Team scores: 1. Palmer, 65; 2. Soldotna, 58; 3. Kodiak, 55; 4. Homer, 45; 5. Colony, 41; 6. Kenai, 31; 7. Wasilla, 19; 8. Seward, 16.

200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Bales, Story, Berry, Rhodes), 2:03.81; 2. Soldotna, 2:04.01; 3. Colony, 2:04.72; 4. Palmer, 2:06.54; 5. Seward, 2:13.00; 6. Soldotna, 2:17.23.

200 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Homer, 2:05.24; 2. Leslie Spear, Kodiak, 2:06.44; 3. Gretchen Snelders, Palmer, 2:07.19; 4. Ellyse Russell, Palmer, 2:10.06; 5. Riley Reese, Kenai, 2:12.94; 6. Taylor Nelson, Colony, 2:15.41.

200 IM — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 2:19.44; 2. Devon Cummiskey, Kod, 2:25.28; 3. Alexis Mattson, Col, 2:26.48; 4. Ashtyn Petersen, Pal, 2:29.80; 5. Madison Snyder, Sol, 2:30.32; 6. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 2:30.41.

50 freestyle — 1. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 26.92; 2. Ashleigh Nicholson, Kod, 27.32; 3. Alia Bales, Hom, 27.46; 4. Maria Beck, Pal, 27.83; 5. Lindsay Musgrave, Pal, 28.02; 6. Julia Anderson, Ken, 28.32.

Diving — 1. Jayde Chan, Was, 219.90; 2. Carrie Mayer, Was, 183.10; 3. Chloe Hartman, Pal, 178.40; 4. Elianah Micael, Kod, 164.90; 5. Sayuri Seto, Kod, 160.90; 6. Ansley Thornton, Col, 159.65.

100 butterfly — 1. Devon Cummiskey, Kod, 1:03.06; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:06.29; 3. Gretchen Snelders, Pal, 1:07.61; 4. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 1:10.44; 5. Dea Sustaita, Sol, 1:15.77; 6. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 1:17.39.

100 freestyle — 1. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 57.78; 2. Riley Reese, Ken, 57.87; 3. Ellyse Russell, Pal, 59.00; 4. Ashleigh Nicholson, Kod, 1:00.60; 5. Maria Beck, Pal, 1:00.91; 6. Lindsay Musgrave, Pal, 1:01.11.

500 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 6:00.31; 2. Madison Snyder, Sol, 6:11.85; 3. Emily Hubert, Kod, 6:12.04; 4. Joscelyn Barrette, Was, 6:14.78; 5. Savannah Geffken, Pal, 6:14.85; 6. Katie Creglow, Sol, 6:16.12.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (S. Juliussen, Barkman, Brennan, A. Juliussen), 1:49.21; 2. Kenai, 1:53.00; 3. Colony, 1:59.18; 4. Palmer, 2:01.25; 5. Wasilla, 2:02.27; 6. Seward, 2:02.69.

100 backstroke — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 1:02.48; 2. Taylor Nelson, Col, 1:08.90; 3. Kameela Fletcher, Pal, 1:11.51; 4. Josephine Rogness, Col, 1:12.45; 5. Darby McMillan, Sol, 1:13.24; 6. Addi Rogers, Kod, 1:14.68.

100 breaststroke — 1 (tie). Alexis Mattson, Col, Leslie Spear, Kod, 1:11.62; 3. Ashtyn Petersen, Pal, 1:16.78; 4. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 1:17.20; 5. Olivia Beck, Pal, 1:23.18; 6. Katie Laasch-Gray, Col, 1:24.21.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Cummiskey, Hubert, Nicholson, Spear), 3:57.23; 2. Palmer, 4:00.30; 3. Homer, 4:07.80; 4. Kenai, 4:10.51; 5. Colony, 4:12.31; 6. Soldotna, 4:13.52.

Boys — Team scores: 1. Kodiak, 120.5; 2. Kenai, 73.5; 3. Homer, 42; 4. Wasilla, 29; 5. Soldotna, 23; 6. Colony, 19; 7. Palmer, 16; 8. Seward, 5.

200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak (Jensen, Carver, Dumm, Skonberg), 1:43.76; 2. Homer, 1:50.92; 3. Wasilla, 1:56.58; 4. Kenai, 1:58.13; 5. Kodiak, 1:58.43; 6. Colony, 1:58.95.

200 freestyle — 1. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 1:51.02; 2. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 1:52.51; 3. Ethan Evans, Sol, 1:55.74; 4. Patrick Peralta, Kod, 1:59.30; 5. Jacob Hengen, Kod, 2:05.21; 6. Kaeson Dalrymple-Sorenson, Pal, 2:05.79.

200 IM — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 2:08.88; 2. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 2:11.80; 3. Koda Poulin, Ken, 2:11.84; 4. Teddy Handley, Hom, 2:17.93; 5. Jackson Krug, Kod, 2:18.17; 6. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 2:23.64.

50 freestyle — 1. Camren Hancock, Was, 22.68; 2. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 23.20; 3. Connor Spanos, Sew, 23.68; 4. Nathan James, Kod, 23.73; 5 (tie). Anders Hocum, Kod, Owen Rolph, Ken, 24.47.

Diving — 1. Kylin Welch, Sol, 244.80; 2. Eli Krozel, Col, 226.45; 3. Sam Skolnick, Sol, 219.15; 4. Cole Johnson, Pal, 203.30; 5. Joe Cooper, Col, 140.85; 6. Rio Shemet Pitcher, Hom, 95.05.

100 butterfly — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 56.37; 2. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 57.68; 3. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 58.40; 4. Teddy Handley, Hom, 58.88; 5. Peter Anderson, Ken, 1:01.52; 6. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 1:02.08.

100 freestyle — 1. Clayton Arndt, Hom, 50.93; 2. Nathan James, Kod, 51.62; 3. Jackson Krug, Kod, 53.50; 4. Teddy Fussell, Was, 54.20; 5. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 56.35; 6. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 56.73.

500 freestyle — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 5:17.67; 2. Jacob Hengen, Kod, 5:40.92; 3. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 6:01.14; 4. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 6:05.34; 5. Theo Castellani, Hom, 6:06.38; 6. Alex Jensen, Kod, 6:29.77.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai (Heaven, Bagley, Rolph, Poulin), 1:35.60; 2. Homer, 1:37.20; 3. Kodiak, 1:39.17; 4. Wasilla, 1:43.98; 5. Palmer, 1:54.40; 6. Kodiak, 1:55.35.

100 backstroke — 1. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 55.61; 2. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 57.70; 3. Ethan Evans, Sol, 58.33; 4. Patrick Peralta, Kod, 1:01.76; 5. Camren Hancock, Was, 1:02.77; 6. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:04.26.

100 breaststroke — 1. Anders Hocum, Kod, 1:03.82; 2. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:09.76; 3. Wesley Dumm, Kod, 1:10.17; 4. Miles Laughlin, Was, 1:10.49; 5. Nick Carver, Kod, 1:11.47; 6. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 1:16.59.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Krug, Egdorf, Rocheleau, James), 3:28.55; 2. Kodiak, 3:53.22; 3. Palmer, 3:54.28; 4. Kenai, 3:55.51; 5. Soldotna, 4:08.26.

Athletes from Homer High School and Soldotna High School lead a pack of cross-country runners in the girls 5K race during the Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The Soldotna girls team took first and Homer placed second by just one point. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Athletes from Homer High School and Soldotna High School lead a pack of cross-country runners in the girls 5K race during the Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The Soldotna girls team took first and Homer placed second by just one point. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Autumn Daigle reaches the finish line of the 5K girls race to win the Homer Invitational cross-country meet Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Autumn Daigle reaches the finish line of the 5K girls race to win the Homer Invitational cross-country meet Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sophomore Brooke Miller crosses the finish line of the girls 5K race during the Homer Invitational for cross-country Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Miller and teammate Autumn Daigle took the top two spots in the varsity girls race. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sophomore Brooke Miller crosses the finish line of the girls 5K race during the Homer Invitational for cross-country Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Miller and teammate Autumn Daigle took the top two spots in the varsity girls race. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Faena Basargin, a Voznesenka senior, approaches the finish line of the 5K Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Voznesenka had two runners at the event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Faena Basargin, a Voznesenka senior, approaches the finish line of the 5K Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Voznesenka had two runners at the event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Seth Inama (left) and Mose Hayes (right) approach the finish line of the boys 5K race together during the Homer Invitational for cross country Saturday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Seth Inama (left) and Mose Hayes (right) approach the finish line of the boys 5K race together during the Homer Invitational for cross country Saturday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna’s Nathanael Johnson approaches the finish line of the boys 5K Spit Run with Nikolaevsk School’s Justin Trail on his heels Saturday, Sept. 7, 2018 during the Homer Invitational held on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna’s Nathanael Johnson approaches the finish line of the boys 5K Spit Run with Nikolaevsk School’s Justin Trail on his heels Saturday, Sept. 7, 2018 during the Homer Invitational held on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cross-country runners take off from the starting line of the boys 5K Spit Run during the Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The Soldotna boys team took first place, beating the Homer boys team by four points. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cross-country runners take off from the starting line of the boys 5K Spit Run during the Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The Soldotna boys team took first place, beating the Homer boys team by four points. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fenya Martushoff, a Voznesenka junior, nears the finish line of the 5K Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Voznesenka had two runners at the event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fenya Martushoff, a Voznesenka junior, nears the finish line of the 5K Homer Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Voznesenka had two runners at the event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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