Jeff Helminiak

Race roundup: Grace Ridge, Hope Wagon Run, Crow Pass, 12-peaks Challenge

Michael Moerlein and Erin McKittrick won the Grace Ridge Race on Saturday across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Moerlein finished the course, which is 8.9 miles… Continue reading

 

Twins top South for American Division crown

The American Legion Twins defeated South 4-2 on Sunday in Anchorage to wrap up the American Division title on the final day of the regular… Continue reading

 

With fun all around, focus stays on rugby at Kenai Dipnet Fest tourney

The Millennium Square rugby pitch used for the Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby 10’s Tourney, hosted by Kenai Wolfpack, is a short walk from three things.… Continue reading

 

Mountain biking keeps booming at Tsalteshi

It’s not about the bikes, though they are lighter and perform better and more consistenly than ever before. It’s also not about the trails, though… Continue reading

Twins start road trip with win, two losses; still alive for American Division crown

After a 6-3 loss to Service on Friday, a 4-2 loss to Ketchikan on Saturday and a 14-1 victory over Ketchikan on Saturday, the American… Continue reading

Rotary Unity Run sees all 1st-time winners

The 15th annual Rotary Unity Run had four first-time winners Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. The 5-kilometer winners were a pair who attended Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Oilers to hold cornhole fundraiser Sunday

The Peninsula Oilers will hold a cornhole tournament as a fundraiser Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Diana Tice, executive assistant for the… Continue reading

Walters takes Salmon Run Series Week 2

Bradley Walters took Week 2 of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails. Walters finished the 5-kilometer course at 17 minutes, 29 seconds,… Continue reading

Bucs had Oilers a 5th straight loss

The Peninsula Oilers continued to struggle on their current road trip, falling to the Anchorage Bucs 7-4 on Wednesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage in… Continue reading

Oilers’ Messinger nabs ABL All-Star Game MVP; Oilers lose Monday to Bucs

Peninsula Oilers shortstop Skyler Messinger was named the MVP of the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Oilers… Continue reading

Twins pick up key league victory over South, then lose nonleague contest

The American Legion Post 20 Twins hung on for a key, 7-6 league victory over South on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Comlex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears forward named to World Cup team

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie has been named to the 24-man roster for Team North American Hockey League at the 2019 Sirius Junior… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Comlex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Houghton captures Kenai Peninsula Senior Open

Michael Houghton won the Kenai Peninsula Senior Open on the third playoff hole Sunday at Kenai Golf Course. Both Houghton and Keith Stuart tied with… Continue reading

Oilers go 1-1 at Showcase

The Oilers went 1-1 at the Alaska Baseball League Showcase on Friday and Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Friday, the Oilers lost to the… Continue reading

Soldotna Cycle Series has another big night

Tyle Owens, Morgan Aldridge and Miles Moloney were the winners Thursday night at Tsalteshi Trails in another big night for the Soldotna Cycle Series. The… Continue reading

Lafleur’s women’s title leads peninsula surge on Mount Marathon

King takes men’s title; smoke cancels junior race

Miners top Oilers in extra innings

The Mat-Su Miners topped the Peninsula Oilers 4-3 in 11 innings Thursday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In… Continue reading

Twins take 3rd at Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament

The Post 20 Twins defeated Eagle River 14-2 Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai to take third place in the Bill Miller Big… Continue reading

Oilers hold off Miners, win 2nd straight

The Peninsula Oilers held off the Mat-Su Miners for a 5-4 victory Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai in Alaska Baseball League play.… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central, runs in the junior race at Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon officials to wait until Thursday morning to decide on junior race

Mount Marathon Race officials will decide Thursday morning whether to cancel the junior race, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. The National Weather Service is… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central, runs in the junior race at Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)