Jeff Helminiak

Post 20 Twins' Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East's Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins, in battle for state berth, top East

The American Legion Post 20 Twins defeated East 5-2 Wednesday in league play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The crucial win comes as… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins' Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East's Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
OIlers second baseman Graiden West gets ready to tag out Justin Grech of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on a steal attempt Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers push winning streak to 4

It’s not just that the Peninsula Oilers are winning, it’s how they are winning. The Oilers defeated the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 4-3 on Saturday, 11-0… Continue reading

OIlers second baseman Graiden West gets ready to tag out Justin Grech of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on a steal attempt Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Twins split with Palmer, Chugiak

It was a weekend of splits for the American Legion Post 20 Twins. Saturday, the Twins split with Chugiak, losing the league game 13-7, but… Continue reading

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Oilers starter Conner Kershaw delivers to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers enact mercy rule on Chinooks

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 14-4 in seven innings Friday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

Oilers starter Conner Kershaw delivers to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Soldotna Cycle Series rides again

The first Soldotna Cycle Series race of the season was held Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails at the K-Beach trailhead. In the 12-kilometer race, victories went… Continue reading

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Mount Marathon, seen July 4, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Keeping Mount Marathon Race local

How does the Mount Marathon Race stay local? That was the question in the minds of many people I talked to about a new rule… Continue reading

Mount Marathon, seen July 4, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Chinooks top Oilers in 1st game of pivotal series

It was one of those days at the ballpark for the Peninsula Oilers. The Oilers opened a pivotal five-game series against the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks… Continue reading

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Nierenberg, Moss win Salmon Run Series 1

David Nierenberg and Emily Moss won the first Salmon Run Series race of the season Wednesday at the Skyview Middle School trailhead. Nierenberg finished the… Continue reading

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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Golf season enters its back 9

The guys have been working very hard on the course to make it look great. You have to see the course. It looks magnificent and… Continue reading

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Eagle River sweeps Twins

Host Eagle River got a sweep of the American Legion Post 20 Twins on Wednesday, winning the league contest 5-3 before dropping the nonleague contest… Continue reading

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Twins split with Service, but lose league contest

The American Legion Post 20 Twins lost 6-5 to host Service on Tuesday in league play, then came back for a 10-6 victory in the… Continue reading

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Allie McLaughlin sets the new record at the women's Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Colorado’s McLaughlin smashes Forsberg’s record at Mount Marathon

Oregon’s King becomes race’s oldest winner

Allie McLaughlin sets the new record at the women's Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula Oilers starter Carson Seeman delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers drop Saturday, Sunday, Monday contests to Miners

The Peninsula Oilers continue to be in games, but can’t find a way to win them. The Oilers lost 4-3 in 11 innings on Saturday,… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers starter Carson Seeman delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Hannah Lafleur of Seward defends her title in the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Full Mount Marathon party is back on in Seward

The Mount Marathon Race in Seward is back and better than ever for its 94th running Monday. Sounds more like advertising copy than a lead… Continue reading

Hannah Lafleur of Seward defends her title in the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers take down Miners

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Mat-Su Miners 8-5 in Alaska Baseball League play Friday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The Oilers snapped a… Continue reading

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Miners hold off Oilers

The Mat-Su Miners held off the Peninsula Oilers 3-2 in Alaska Baseball League play Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The Miners improved… Continue reading

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Post 20 Twins catcher Jacob Belger flies out against the Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 River Bandits at the Bill Miller/Lance Coz Wood Bat Tournament on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

River Bandits topple Twins for wood bat title

Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 River Bandits general manager Randy Bachman has been coming to Alaska since 2002 and has been impressed by how much baseball… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins catcher Jacob Belger flies out against the Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 River Bandits at the Bill Miller/Lance Coz Wood Bat Tournament on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
River Bandits starting pitcher Breven Deckrosh delivers to the Post 20 Twins on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ohio Legion squad brings top-flight competition to Kenai

Lance Coz would always say that if players had the talent and desire to get to the next level of baseball, he wanted an American… Continue reading

River Bandits starting pitcher Breven Deckrosh delivers to the Post 20 Twins on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Local athletes sweep North Pole Triathlon

The central Kenai Peninsula swept the top spots at the North Pole Triathlon on Saturday at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Sterling’s Morgan Aldridge, 40,… Continue reading

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Post 20 Twins relief pitcher Atticus Gibson delivers to the Buffalo (Minnesota) Post 270 Cobras on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during the Bill Miller/Lance Coz Wood Bat Invitational at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins, River Bandits go 2-0 at wood bat tourney

The American Legion Post 20 Twins and the Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 River Bandits both went 2-0 on the first day of the Bill Miller/Lance… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins relief pitcher Atticus Gibson delivers to the Buffalo (Minnesota) Post 270 Cobras on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during the Bill Miller/Lance Coz Wood Bat Invitational at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)