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Week 3: Seward, Valdez to play 9-man football

There will be nine-man football in Seward on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Seahawks play a nonconference game against Valdez. “There’s been a push… Continue reading

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Kenai, Homer volleyball notch wins

The host Kenai Central volleyball team moved to 2-0 in nontournament play with a nonconference sweep of Bethel on Thursday. The Kardinals notched 25-21, 25-11… Continue reading

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A waterfall flows at McCullough Gulch in Colorado on Aug. 5, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

Out of the Office: Best-laid plans

The plan was for the family to meet in Colorado to try and summit one of the state’s famous 14ers, or mountains that rise higher… Continue reading

A waterfall flows at McCullough Gulch in Colorado on Aug. 5, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)
Kenai Central's Valerie Villegas digs up a ball against Sitka on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai volleyball sweeps Sitka

The Kenai Central volleyball team lost just one set in a 2020 season truncated by the pandemic before losing five seniors, including three starters. The… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Valerie Villegas digs up a ball against Sitka on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Results posted for Soldotna Cycle Series

Staff report The seventh race of the Soldotna Cycle Series was held Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. David Seramur won the 12-kilometer… Continue reading

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A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

SoHi, Homer, Kenai football drop games

Host Lathrop snapped Soldotna’s 22-game winning streak with a 27-21 nonconference victory Friday night in a matchup of Division II powerhouses. The Malemutes improved to… Continue reading

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Soldotna's Jordan Strausbaugh races to 17th place in the girls varsity race at the Ted McKenney XC Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. "We run for Ted" is written on Strausbaugh's thigh in honor of former Soldotna coach Ted McKenney. Strausbaugh runs with South's Elizabeth Page and Eagle River's Ava Trembath. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ted McKenney Invite returns

Big running race had 2 years off

Soldotna's Jordan Strausbaugh races to 17th place in the girls varsity race at the Ted McKenney XC Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. "We run for Ted" is written on Strausbaugh's thigh in honor of former Soldotna coach Ted McKenney. Strausbaugh runs with South's Elizabeth Page and Eagle River's Ava Trembath. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Week 2: SoHi, Kenai ready to open season

After losing Week 1 due to games canceled by positive COVID-19 tests, Soldotna and Kenai Central will play their first games of the 2021 season… Continue reading

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Results posted for Mineshaft Grinder

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area celebrated the mining history in Hope by holding the Mineshaft Grinder on Saturday at Palmer Creek Road. The… Continue reading

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Results posted for ABC Life Choices 5K

The ABC Life Choices Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk was held Aug. 7 in Soldotna. The event is an annual fundraiser for ABC Life… Continue reading

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Monroe football topples Nikiski

The host Monroe Catholic football team defeated Nikiski 52-14 on Tuesday in Denali Conference play in Fairbanks. The Rams improve to 2-0 in the league… Continue reading

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Fleetwood wins KBay Mountain Classic

Anne Fleetwood led 31 runners to the finish line of the Grace Ridge Race - KBay Mountain Classic on Saturday in Kachemak Bay State Park… Continue reading

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Former Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock and new head coach Josh Dubinsky take to the ice Friday, April 23, 2021, against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Dubinsky ends up Bears head coach after whirlwind offseason

NAHL team is less than a month away from season opener

Former Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock and new head coach Josh Dubinsky take to the ice Friday, April 23, 2021, against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central sophomore Emilee Wilson runs to victory in the freshmen-sophomore girls race in the Nikiski Class Races on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai starts fast at Nikiski Class Races

The Kenai Central cross-country team got off to a quick start Monday at the season-opening Nikiski Class Races at Nikiski High School. The Kardinals claimed… Continue reading

Kenai Central sophomore Emilee Wilson runs to victory in the freshmen-sophomore girls race in the Nikiski Class Races on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Prep football: Nikiski tops Eielson; Homer falls to Eagle River

Staff report The visiting Nikiski football team held off Eielson for a 28-27 victory in Denali Conference play Friday. The two programs have played in… Continue reading

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Ninilchik grad Vanderford gets title shot

Austin Vanderford, a 2008 graduate of Ninilchik School, will get a title shot in the middleweight division with Bellator MMA. Friday in the Bellator 264… Continue reading

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Soldotna Cycle Series results posted

The sixth race in the Soldotna Cycle Series was held Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. The series continues Thursday at 6:15 p.m.… Continue reading

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A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Prep football season kicks off

Seward loses to Monroe; SoHi, Kenai cancel 1st games

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Soldotna JV, varsity football games canceled

Soldotna’s junior varsity and varsity football games against West Valley, scheduled for Friday in Soldotna, have been canceled, according to Soldotna’s athletic director. Kyle McFall… Continue reading

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Kenai JV, varsity football cancel games due to positive COVID test

Kenai Central’s varsity and junior varsity football games scheduled for Saturday have been canceled after a positive COVID-19 test in the program. The Kardinals varsity… Continue reading

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