Jeff Helminiak

Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Gavin Enright tracks the puck for a save as defenseman Connor Scahill looks on Friday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Brown Bears look to get back on track vs. Jr. Blues

After a disappointing weekend sweep at the hands of the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel, the Kenai River Brown Bears don’t have to wait long for a… Continue reading

 

Skier Pete Sprague participates in the first annual Tour of Tsalteshi ski race on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Tsalteshi features weekends of ski racing for next 5 weeks

The next five weeks at Tsalteshi Trails feature eight scheduled ski races — encompassing everything from two races for some of the best skiers in… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Roundup: Soldotna, Nikolaevsk basketball teams sweep

The visiting Soldotna girls basketball team notched a 65-21 victory over Homer on Tuesday in nonconference play. The Stars had a 30-7 lead after one… Continue reading

 

Weekend hoops roundup: SoHi girls, boys sweep the weekend

The host Soldotna girls basketball team cruised past Grace Christian 70-27 in nonconference action Saturday. Soldotna had a 49-8 lead at halftime. Brittani Blossom had… Continue reading

Kenai graduate Cooper competes in Oberhof biathlon

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, competed for the United States in the World Cup biathlon this weekend in Oberhof, Germany. In Friday’s… Continue reading

SoHi leads area skiers at Government Peak

The Soldotna ski team led the area Friday and Saturday at the Government Peak Recreation Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The SoHi boys were the… Continue reading

Steel score weekend sweep of Brown Bears

The Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel continued to be a thorn in the side of the Kenai River Brown Bears in the race for the North American… Continue reading

Tyle Owens rides to victory Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Freezer Food Series Race 5, a six-mile fat bike race at the Slikok Trails outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Crawford leads Peninsula riders at Frosty Bottom

Mike Crawford led the way for Kenai Peninsula fat bike riders Saturday at the Frosty Bottom in Anchorage. Kenai’s Crawford finished sixth in the men’s… Continue reading

Tyle Owens rides to victory Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Freezer Food Series Race 5, a six-mile fat bike race at the Slikok Trails outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna, Homer hockey notch victories

A night after edging Palmer in overtime, the Soldotna Stars drilled Houston 9-2 Thursday night at the Big Lake Recreational Center in Big Lake. Eight… Continue reading

Thursday hoops roundup

The Nikiski girls basketball team notched a 66-38 victory over host Seward on Thursday in Southcentral Conference play. Bethany Carstens led the Bulldogs with 31… Continue reading

Series preview: Bears begin 9-game homestand against Steel

The Kenai River Brown Bears begin a nine-game homestand Friday in a heated playoff race that looks like it will be getting even hotter. After… Continue reading

Anchorage defenseman Reid proves he belongs with Brown Bears

It’s worth remembering that the only junior level above the 24-team North American Hockey League in this country is the 17-team United States Hockey League.… Continue reading

Kenai’s Ostrander makes The Bowerman preseason watchlist

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, is on the watchlist for collegiate track and field’s top honor for the third time.… Continue reading

Tyle Owens rides to victory Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Freezer Food Series Race 5, a six-mile fat bike race at the Slikok Trails outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Owens, Aldridge, Showalter win Freezer Food fat bike race

Tyle Owens, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter braved the cold to win a Freezer Food Series fat bike race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. The format… Continue reading

Tyle Owens rides to victory Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Freezer Food Series Race 5, a six-mile fat bike race at the Slikok Trails outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey tops Kenai

The host Homer hockey team notched a 7-4 Railbelt Conference victory over Kenai Central on Tuesday. The Mariners took a 4-0 lead after the first… Continue reading

Kenai boys basketball has 1st-round game change

The Kenai Central boys basketball team had its opening-round game change at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The Kardinals will… Continue reading

Weekend hoops: Kenai girls take 2nd, Nikiski girls take 3rd at ACS Invite

The Kenai Central girls scored a 42-41 overtime victory over Nikiski on Friday in the semifinals of the ACS Pepsi Invitational in Anchorage before falling… Continue reading

Nikiski, Kenai girls win at ACS tourney

The Nikiski and Kenai Central girls won first-round games Thursday at the ACS Pepsi Invitational in Anchorage, while the Kenai Central and Soldotna boys dropped… Continue reading

Owens, Bethe, Showalter win at Freezer Food Series

Tyle Owens, Amber Bethe and Landen Showalter won the sixth race of the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at the Slikok Trails. The race was… Continue reading

Klekotka nabs Divisional Star of the Week

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Alex Klekotka has been named the Bauer Hockey Midwest Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League.… Continue reading