Jeff Helminiak

Ice Dogs defeat Brown Bears

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-2 on Thursday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.… Continue reading

 

West Valley boys soccer topples Kenai

The Kenai Central boys soccer team opened up its season with a 7-1 loss to West Valley at The Dome in Anchorage on Thursday in… Continue reading

 

Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens drives in a nonconference game at Soldotna High School this season. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Carion)

Carstens repeats as Class 3A Player of the Year

Nikiski senior Bethany Carstens repeated as the Class 3A Player of the Year in Knight’s Taxidermy/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State balloting announced Thursday. The… Continue reading

 

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Trey LaBarge jumps between Cole Thiessen and Shane Hathaway of the Topeka (Kansas) Pilots on Friday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears ready to host Ice Dogs in final 3 home games of season

Kenai River Brown Bears interim head coach Dan Bogdan has any number of motivational ploys at his disposal as his squad gets ready to host… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Trey LaBarge jumps between Cole Thiessen and Shane Hathaway of the Topeka (Kansas) Pilots on Friday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Todd Boonstra wins Oosik 25K; Kelli Boonstra 2nd

Todd Boonstra, who makes his primary residence in Ninilchik, won the 25-kilometer men’s Oosik Ski Classic on Saturday in Talkeetna. Boonstra, 56, finished in 1… Continue reading

Runners take off at the start of the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Shamrock Shuffle benefits Whalers wrestling

The 1.5- and 3-mile runs were organized to align with St. Patrick’s Day and drew about 90 competitors

Runners take off at the start of the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Mike Crawford barrels down a hill during Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Mike Crawford barrels down a hill during Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Skiers have advantage at Homer Epic

The Homer Epic 50- and 100-kilometer races were held Saturday, starting in Homer, going into the Caribou Hills, then returning to Homer. Competitors can choose… Continue reading

Mike Crawford barrels down a hill during Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Mike Crawford barrels down a hill during Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Magicians top Bears in Saturday shootout

The Kenai River Brown Bears split Friday and Saturday games with the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, winning 4-1 on Friday before… Continue reading

Kenai Central grad helps Team Alaska to relay gold

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, helped Team Alaska to victory in… Continue reading

Brown Bears topple Magicians

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Minnesota Magicians 3-1 on Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in North American Hockey League play. With… Continue reading

Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Soldotna Whalers

There will be a Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to benefit the Soldotna Whalers Freestyle Wrestling Club. The event features… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward Andy Walker carries the puck between Corpus Christi’s Anthony Firriolo and Kyle Moore on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Magicians

The odds are stacked squarely against the Kenai River Browns Bears making the playoffs as the Bears open a three-game series today against the Minnesota… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward Andy Walker carries the puck between Corpus Christi’s Anthony Firriolo and Kyle Moore on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Resuts posted for snowmachine drag races

Freddie’s Roadhouse, located at Mile 16 Oilwell Road in the Caribou Hills near Ninilchik, held another round of snowmachine drag races Saturday. Jeff Hanson was… Continue reading

Kenai Central grad Danielson finishes 5th in Junior Nationals sprint race

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, took fifth in the Under-20 classic… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk girls, boys focus on 1st day at state

The Nikolaevsk girls are making a seventh trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years, while the Nikolaevsk boys are making a sixth straight… Continue reading

Boonstras sweep Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon

Todd and Kelli Boonstra of Ninilchik won the 42-kilometer Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon on Saturday in Homer in a blizzard. With snow and gusts up… Continue reading

Kenai graduate Danielson takes 62nd at Junior Nationals

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central High School currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, represented the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

SoHi graduate McCormick earns 2 All-America honors

Dani McCormick, a 2015 graduate of Soldotna High School and senior at the University of Alaska Anchorage, earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Division… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson goes up for a shot against Kenai Central’s Logan Satathite on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Selection Sunday: Kenai girls earn at-large state berth, other qualifiers learn opponents

The Kenai Central girls basketball team nabbed the at-large berth to the Class 3A state tournament as the Alaska School Activities Association announced the full… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson goes up for a shot against Kenai Central’s Logan Satathite on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team kept their undefeated season alive with a 67-52 victory over Nikiski on Saturday in the championship game of… Continue reading