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Soldotna's Brook Fischer collects a hit against Kenai Central on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep roundup: Soldotna softball topples Kardinals

The visiting Soldotna softball team improved to 2-4 overall with a 23-15 victory over Kenai Central on Thursday. The game was called after six innings… Continue reading

 

Kevin Murdock (left) takes to the ice Friday, April 23, 2021, against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel. Murdock has resigned as head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears news: Spectator limit increased, Murdock gets new gig with Bulls

Staff report The Kenai River Brown Bears announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that the City of Soldotna has upped the spectator limit from 250… Continue reading

 

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Homer softball sweeps Houston

The host Homer softball team swept Houston on Wednesday to improve to 7-3 overall. The Mariners won the first game 16-4 in four innings. Homer… Continue reading

 

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Homer, Kenai baseball postponed due to rain

The baseball game between host Kenai Central and Homer on Tuesday was postponed due to rain. The game has not yet been rescheduled.… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Rhys Cannava dribbles in for a goal against Kenai Central's Valerie Villegas on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi soccer sweeps Kenai on senior night

Behind a hat trick from Rhys Cannava, the host Soldotna girls soccer team defeated Kenai Central 4-1 on Tuesday to improve to 5-0-1 in the… Continue reading

Soldotna's Rhys Cannava dribbles in for a goal against Kenai Central's Valerie Villegas on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Brown Bears, Ice Dogs split

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears split with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play, winning 6-5 in… Continue reading

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Nikolaevsk wins Mix Six state volleyball title

Nikolaevsk won the Mix Six volleyball state championship Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The Warriors defeated Tanalian 30-28 in the if-necessary game to… Continue reading

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SoHi soccer sweeps in Homer

The visiting Soldotna girls soccer team defeated Homer 2-0 in a Saturday matchup of the top two teams in the Peninsula Conference. The Stars move… Continue reading

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Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren makes a throw in the shot put during the first day of the Palmer Invitational on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Palmer High School in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Soldotna girls win Palmer Invitational

The Soldotna girls track and field team won the Palmer Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Palmer. The Stars scored 168 points, while runner-up Grace… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren makes a throw in the shot put during the first day of the Palmer Invitational on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Palmer High School in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
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Homer wrestling honors seniors

The Homer wrestling team hosted Kenai Central and Soldotna for unscored dual meets Friday. The unscored dual meets are serving to get wrestlers the best… Continue reading

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Soldotna baseball routs Houston, Grace

The host Soldotna baseball team put together a resounding doubleheader sweep in Southcentral Conference play Saturday to move to 5-3 overall. In the first game,… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Caitlin Crabb fouls off a pitch against Kodiak on Friday, May 7, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kodiak softball sweeps through peninsula

The Kodiak softball team defeated host Kenai Central 13-4 in six innings and 22-13 in three innings Friday, then the Bears came back with a… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Caitlin Crabb fouls off a pitch against Kodiak on Friday, May 7, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Soldotna Whalers star at state wrestling

The Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club competed in the 2021 Alaska USA Wrestling State tournament from April 30 to May 2 in Big Lake. The team… Continue reading

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Baisden to play soccer for The Masters

Staff report Kenai Central senior James Baisden signed a National Letter of Intent on Thursday to play NAIA soccer with The Masters University in Santa… Continue reading

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Kenai Central defender Valerie Villegas keeps the ball from Homer's Sela Weisser in front of Kenai goalie Emma Beck on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep roundup: Homer girls soccer tops Kenai to stay unbeaten

The visiting Homer soccer team stayed undefeated by topping Kenai Central 1-0 in Peninsula Conference play Thursday. “Our goal was to come here and keep… Continue reading

Kenai Central defender Valerie Villegas keeps the ball from Homer's Sela Weisser in front of Kenai goalie Emma Beck on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Jackson DuPerron slides under the tag of Soldotna catcher Jacob Belger on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep roundup: SoHi baseball edges Kenai

The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Kenai Central 10-8 on Tuesday at the Soldotna Little League fields, coming back from a 6-1 deficit after 1… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Jackson DuPerron slides under the tag of Soldotna catcher Jacob Belger on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kevin Murdock (left) takes to the ice Friday, April 23, 2021, against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel. Murdock has resigned as head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Murdock steps down as head coach of Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears announced in a press release Monday that head coach Kevin Murdock is no longer with the North American Hockey League… Continue reading

Kevin Murdock (left) takes to the ice Friday, April 23, 2021, against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel. Murdock has resigned as head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Prep roundup: Baseball, softball, soccer all in action

The Soldotna girls soccer team defeated host Kenai Central 2-0 Monday in Peninsula Conference action. The Stars move to 5-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the… Continue reading

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The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate the first-period goal of Shayne Tomlinson (second from left) Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears clinch first playoff berth since 2014

The Kenai River Brown Bears clinched their first playoff berth since 2014 with a 7-4 victory over the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday at the… Continue reading

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate the first-period goal of Shayne Tomlinson (second from left) Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna Trenton O'Reagan (center) runs to victory in the 100 meters Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi track teams sweep SoHi Invitational

The Soldotna track and field teams swept the SoHi Invitational on Saturday at Soldotna High School. The Soldotna boys scored 193 points to top the… Continue reading

Soldotna Trenton O'Reagan (center) runs to victory in the 100 meters Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)