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Colony volleyball tops SoHi, Nikiski

The Colony volleyball team completed a successful road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with victories at Nikiski on Friday and at Soldotna on Saturday. Friday,… Continue reading

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Brown Bears drop first 2 games of season

The Kenai River Brown Bears started their 2021-22 season with a pair of losses to the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on the road. The Bears lost… Continue reading

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Nikiski's Truit McCaughey tries to run through the tackle of Seward's Gideon Schrock on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward football hangs on against Nikiski

Three rushing touchdowns from senior Tommy Cronin and a huge interception from freshman Brett Gilmore pushed visiting Seward to a 28-26 victory Friday against Nikiski.… Continue reading

Nikiski's Truit McCaughey tries to run through the tackle of Seward's Gideon Schrock on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna's Chloe Armstrong attacks Colony's Alyvia Davis on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Colony volleyball tops SoHi

The host Soldotna volleyball team opened up Northern Lights Conference play Thursday by dropping a match to Colony in four sets. “I’m happy with the… Continue reading

Soldotna's Chloe Armstrong attacks Colony's Alyvia Davis on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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CIA soccer opens tourney with win

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team opened up play in the Tri-Valley Kickoff Tournament in Healy with a 3-0 victory over Our Lady of… Continue reading

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SoHi, Kenai, Nikiski ready for homecoming games

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion Soldotna, Kenai Central and Nikiski all play their homecoming games on a busy Week 5 on the central Kenai Peninsula.… Continue reading

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Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Luke Pavicich covers up the puck in front of Shane Ott of the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets as Brown Bears defenseman Brendan Hill looks on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears ready to drop puck on season Friday

The Kenai River Brown Bears open their 2021-22 season Friday and Saturday with 4 p.m. AKDT games at the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel. The offseason has… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Luke Pavicich covers up the puck in front of Shane Ott of the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets as Brown Bears defenseman Brendan Hill looks on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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CIA soccer completes 3-0 trip

The Cook Inlet Academy soccer team improved to 5-0-1 in the Borealis Conference with an undefeated road trip Thursday through Saturday. Thursday, the Eagles topped… Continue reading

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Grace runners sweep Homer Invitational

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trails just outside of Homer. On… Continue reading

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Kenai girls, Seward boys take tri meet

The Kenai Central girls and Seward boys won a tri meet Friday at Kenai Central High School. The Kenai girls scored 87 points for the… Continue reading

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Central peninsula gets its 2nd home game

Nikiski, Seward, Homer won’t play Week 4 due to cancellations

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Soldotna's Jordan Strausbaugh tries to find a way around Kenai Central's Jayna Boonstra on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at the Kenai-Soldotna dual meet at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. Boonstra was able to hang on for first place in the race. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai runners sweep dual meet from Soldotna

The Kenai Central cross-country team swept a dual meet from Soldotna on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. The two teams were originally… Continue reading

Soldotna's Jordan Strausbaugh tries to find a way around Kenai Central's Jayna Boonstra on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at the Kenai-Soldotna dual meet at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. Boonstra was able to hang on for first place in the race. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Results posted for Nikiski Tri

Staff report The fourth annual Nikiski Tri was held Saturday in Nikiski, featuring a 500-yard swim, 10.6-mile bike ride and 5-kilometer bike ride. Jon Iannaccone… Continue reading

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Birch Ridge pro Rich Lundahl tees off on the 18th hole Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, during the final round of the Kenai Peninsula Open at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lundahl takes 1st Kenai Peninsula Open title

Like many, Birch Ridge golf pro Rich Lundahl reset his priorities during the coronavirus pandemic. That resulted in Lundahl playing more golf in the last… Continue reading

Birch Ridge pro Rich Lundahl tees off on the 18th hole Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, during the final round of the Kenai Peninsula Open at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The Lost Lake Trail just outside of Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Inokuma, Fletcher win Lost Lake Run

Palmer’s Meg Inokuma and Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher picked up victories at the Lost Lake Run on Saturday outside of Seward. The run uses the Lost… Continue reading

The Lost Lake Trail just outside of Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Cali Holmes attacks Soldotna in the final of the Shayna Pritchard Memorial Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai defends Pritchard crown

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Central volleyball team felt tired after four straight days of early season play. But the Kardinals didn’t play… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Cali Holmes attacks Soldotna in the final of the Shayna Pritchard Memorial Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh makes her way down the course during the Colony Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Colony High School. Strausbaugh finished fourth. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Grace cross-country sweeps Colony Invite

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Colony Invitational on Saturday in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys. The Grace girls won with 40 points,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh makes her way down the course during the Colony Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Colony High School. Strausbaugh finished fourth. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Homer’s Carter Tennison runs in for a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, against Kodiak at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Football roundup: SoHi, Homer secure wins

Staff report The Soldotna football team got a big boost from freshmen and sophomores in notching a 35-0 Northern Lights Conference victory at Chugiak on… Continue reading

Homer’s Carter Tennison runs in for a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, against Kodiak at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Cycle Series concludes with pursuit race

The Soldotna Cycle Series concluded Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna with the pursuit race. Using times from the other seven races in… Continue reading

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Houston running back Cody Wyrick tries to get past Nikiski's Truit McCaughey and Christian Caddock on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Houston football shuts out Nikiski

Houston football coach Glenn Nelson said his squad has been a running team since the coach arrived in 2013. Not Friday night in a 58-0… Continue reading

Houston running back Cody Wyrick tries to get past Nikiski's Truit McCaughey and Christian Caddock on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)