Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events:

Hockey: The Homer High School hockey team will face off against Wasilla High School during an away game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Then the team heads to Colony High School for a game at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and finishes out the weekend in the Mat-Su with a game against Palmer High School at noon on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Cross-country skiing: The Homer Mariner Nordic ski team will compete away at the Mat-Su Invite at the Government Peak trails on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13.

Girls Basketball: The girls varsity basketball team will take on Anchorage Christian School in an away game at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, then Houston in an away game at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and finally Joe Redington High School in an away game at noon Saturday, Jan. 13. The junior varsity girls will play Anchorage Christian School in an away game at 3 p.m. Thursday, and Houston at 3 p.m. Friday.

Boys Basketball: The varsity boys team will play against Anchorage Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.The junior varsity boys will play Anchorage Christian School the same day but at 4:30 p.m. The C Team will play at 1:30 p.m. The varsity boys team will play Houston in an away game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and will play Joe Redington in an away game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The JV team will play Houston at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and Joe Redington at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The C Team will play Houston at 1:30 p.m.

In review:

Wrestling: From Chris Perk, assistant coach for the Homer High School wrestling team:

“The Mariner wrestling team took part in two post season tournaments down in Washington. Senior Alex Moseley at 120 competed in the Kelso Girls Invitation in Kelso, Washington. (She) placed seventh out of 45 girls, (and) won four matches to only two losses.

“Six boys went to the Gut Check Challenge in Bremerton, Washington. The boys won many matches and did well overall. Three missed placing in the top eight by one match.

“Senior Tristen Cook at 182 placed third overall, winning six matches to only one loss. His one loss was by one point. He picked up three pins, (which) gives him 93 pins for his career and takes over as the all-time leader in this category, passing Mitch Wyatt and Louden Greiner, both with 91.

“Junior Luciano Fasulo at 132 won three in a row to start the tourney and then ran into some tough competition, dropping a one point match to the eventual runner up. Fasulo then went on to place sixth.

“Wrestling two to three more matches in the weekend was felt by the team. Each weight class had over 32 participants, which creates many more rounds of wrestling, something (that), in Alaska, just doesn’t happen much.

“The Middle School seasons will begin this week. Coach Bubba Wells will lead the Chapman Eagles, coach Justin Zank will guide the Voznesenka Cougars and coach Danny Rios will head the Homer Middle Huskies this season.”

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