Jeff Helminiak

Friday: Brown Bears top Minotauros in shootout

By JEFF HELMINIAKPeninsula ClarionTanner Schachle could be playing Midget hockey right now, getting ready to take the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex ice as a senior… Continue reading

Passion, drive to succeed puts Kenai's Zulkanycz in USHL

Passion, drive to succeed puts Kenai’s Zulkanycz in USHL

In order to make the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the country, a player has to be driven to succeed.In the… Continue reading

Passion, drive to succeed puts Kenai's Zulkanycz in USHL

With roster cut to 23, Brown Bears set for Minot

With their roster cut down to 23 as of Wednesday, the Kenai River Brown Bears are set to take on the Minot (North Dakota) Minotauros… Continue reading

Kenai volleyball holds off Wasilla

The Kenai Central volleyball team has worked hard on doing things like club volleyball, quick sets and jump serves that make for competitive teams in… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Kardinals' take down Homer Mariner's Eric Hill, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Kardinals roll past Mariners and into the playoffs

A punishing ground offense and a stout, opportunistic defense pushed Kenai Central to a 41-6 homecoming victory over Homer on Saturday at Ed Hollier Field… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Kardinals' take down Homer Mariner's Eric Hill, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Ostrander goes for clean sweep of Region III meets

If one was searching for two of the top prep cross-country runners in this country of some 315 million this weekend, a remote island in… Continue reading

Palmer volleyball comes back to topple Kenai

The host Kenai Central volleyball team got a lot of little victories Wednesday, but it was Palmer that came away with a big win.The Moose… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Brown Bears' Will Schwartz collides with Fairbanks Ice Dogs' player to take control of the puck, Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown Bears split with Ice Dogs

Last year, it took the Kenai River Brown Bears eight games to beat their northern rivals, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Saturday night at the Soldotna… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Brown Bears' Will Schwartz collides with Fairbanks Ice Dogs' player to take control of the puck, Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Pro wrestling event to raise funds for Kenai Central wrestling

Not everybody can respond to all the donation requests from prep sports teams. But not everybody can put together a pro wrestling fundraiser instead. That’s… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion The Kenai River Brown Bears practice in advance of their season opening game Thursday September 11, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown Bears 2014-15 season preview: Organization seeks win in playoff series

As the Kenai River Brown Bears enter their eighth season today with a 7:30 p.m. tilt with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion The Kenai River Brown Bears practice in advance of their season opening game Thursday September 11, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown and Gold Game: Fans get close look at Bears

The Brown and Gold Game is an annual chance for fans to get a sneak peek at the current season’s edition of the Kenai River… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  In this September 27, 2013 file photo Soldotna high school's Alex Weeks competes during the women's 50 meter freestyle in Soldotna, Alaska.

Swim preview 2014: Can Kodiak be dethroned?

Being happy with the way your swim program is progressing is one thing. Thinking that program can knock Kodiak from its Region III perch is… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  In this September 27, 2013 file photo Soldotna high school's Alex Weeks competes during the women's 50 meter freestyle in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown and Gold preview: A look at the 2014-15 Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears will have extra time both before and after tonight’s Brown and Gold Game for fans to meet the players.The extra… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Soldotna High Schools kicks off the first game on the new track and field , Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the varsity game against Thunder Mountain high school at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Soldotna defeats Thunder Mountain to open new turf field

New turf field, same Soldotna football team.The Stars christened their new playing surface with a glistening day of sunshine and a 62-0 nonconference victory over… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Soldotna High Schools kicks off the first game on the new track and field , Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the varsity game against Thunder Mountain high school at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Oilers fundraising push gets off to slow start

A major fundraising push by the Peninsula Oilers board of directors and concerned community members to save the 2015 season and the organization itself has… Continue reading

3 area powerlifters lift at Alaska State Fair

Two area powerlifters continued to show the sky is the limit in the sport, while another area powerlifter got his career back on track Saturday… Continue reading

Morin takes Kenai Open

The healing of the shoulder can wait until winter. Homer’s Chris Morin has golf tournaments to win.Morin followed up his victory in the Donald R.… Continue reading

Area runners excel at Nikiski Class Races

Area runners excel at Nikiski Class Races

The cross-country course at Nikiski High School is tough, but the Homer girls have seen tougher. It showed Monday at the Nikiski Class Races.The Mariners… Continue reading

Area runners excel at Nikiski Class Races

Contreras wins Kenai Peninsula Open; Morin is Kenai’s club champ

James Contreras has played enough tournaments at Birch Ridge Golf Course to know winning there isn’t easy.The Fairbanks Golf Course pro just made it look… Continue reading

Oilers face tough decisions

The Peninsula Oilers board of directors and concerned community members are set to begin a major fundraising push that will determine not only the fate… Continue reading