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                                Soldotna’s Sheryl Nelson and her son, Robert, ski at Tsalteshi Trails on Tuesday, just outside of Soldotna.

Breath of fresh air

Challenges, pleasures of staying active during coronavirus threat

 

Nikiski’s Lillian Carstens drives to the rim by South’s Paige Noble Saturday at the Rus Hitchcock Nikiski Tip Off tournament. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

All-state basketball teams announced

The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches announced all-state teams Wednesday. In balloting from across the state, Seward’s Al Plan was named the Class 3A boys… Continue reading

 

Area seniors remain vigilant to new coronavirus threat

“I can’t recall anything else so close to so many people as to what we’re facing now.”

 

During the 2019 cross-country season, Soldotna High School coach Ted McKenney put on Kenai Central gear to support the Kardinals in the small-schools race before switching back to SoHi gear for the big-schools race. (Photo by Crystal McKenney)

Longtime running coach, Solid Rock director battles brain cancer

“He has a way about him that makes everybody feel very special.”

During the 2019 cross-country season, Soldotna High School coach Ted McKenney put on Kenai Central gear to support the Kardinals in the small-schools race before switching back to SoHi gear for the big-schools race. (Photo by Crystal McKenney)
A sign outside of Kenai Thai Massage indicating that they are closed for two weeks can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Hands-on therapists react to shutdown mandate

A state of Alaska health mandate ceased hands-on treatments as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

A sign outside of Kenai Thai Massage indicating that they are closed for two weeks can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears forward Ritchie commits to St. Lawrence

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Logan Ritchie has earned a commitment to Division I St. Lawrence University of the ECAC. Kenai River head coach Kevin… Continue reading

SoHi’s Truesdell commits to UAF basketball

Soldotna High School senior Jersey Truesdell capped a decorated prep career by committing to the University of Alaska Fairbanks basketball program Thursday. Truesdell, who has… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ituau Tuisaula powers up against Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi’s Tuisaula nabs MVP of NLC

Soldotna senior Ituau Tuisaula was named most valuable player of the Northern Lights Conference in voting announced Monday. The NLC tournament was canceled due to… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ituau Tuisaula powers up against Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Food bank scrambles to keep up with changes

The food bank has three major programs and all have been affected by the new coronavirus.

Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Peninsula Oilers play the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers cancel 2020 season

The Peninsula Oilers have canceled their 2020 season, stopping the string of consecutive summers the Alaska Baseball League team has entertained the central Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

The Peninsula Oilers play the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Local bars, resaurants, gyms, theaters react to coronavirus

The state of Alaska is limiting all bars, breweries, restaurants, cafes and food kiosks to dine-out service, Alaska’s chief medical officer announced Tuesday night in… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

NAHL cancels regular season; ASAA ceases spring activities; Ski marathon, triathlon canceled in Homer

The Kenai River Brown Bears players were released to return home after the North American Hockey League canceled the rest of its regular season Monday… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team defeated Nikiski 88-38 on Saturday in the championship game of the Southcentral Conference basketball tournament. With the victory… Continue reading

Nikiski-ACS girls, ACS-Grace boys to play for Southcentral titles

The Nikiski girls earned a fourth straight trip to the Class 3A state tournament by toppling Kenai Central 37-25 on Friday in the semifinals of… Continue reading

Semifinals set at Southcentral Conference tournament

The Homer, Kenai and Nikiski girls, and Homer and Seward boys, advanced to the semifinals after the first day of the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday… Continue reading

New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Tristan Rand shields the puck from Kenai River Brown Bears forward Daymin Dodge on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

NAHL pauses season; Bears won’t play Friday, Saturday

The Kenai River Brown Bears will not play the Northeast (Massachusetts) Generals on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex after the North… Continue reading

New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Tristan Rand shields the puck from Kenai River Brown Bears forward Daymin Dodge on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Coronavirus postpones state, NLC basketball; Southcentral tourney still on

The Alaska School Activities Association announced Wednesday that the state basketball tournament and cheerleading state championships have been postponed due to concerns about the new… Continue reading

Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Area skiers, bikers excel at Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula endurance athletes put together a host of top finishes Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage, a series of ski and fat bike races… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears goalie Pavlisin earns NAHL Midwest Division Star of Week

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Landon Pavlisin was named the Bauer Hockey Midwest Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League on… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears sweep Bulls, Weeks sets NAHL games played record

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks couldn’t stop smiling before Friday’s North American Hockey League game against the Amarillo (Texas) Bulls at the Soldotna… Continue reading