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Friday softball: Homer, Soldotna pick up conference wins

The Soldotna softball team swept a Northern Lights Conference doubleheader from Redington on Friday at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Stars won 14-6 in… Continue reading

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Friday baseball: Kenai, Soldotna, Homer all collect victories

The Soldotna baseball team defeated Grace Christian 15-0 in two innings Friday at the Soldotna Little League fields in Northern Lights Conference play. The Stars… Continue reading

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Thursday softball: Kenai Central sweeps Redington

The host Kenai Central softball team swept Redington in Northern Lights Conference action Thursday by scores of 20-5 and 16-2. The Kards move to 2-1… Continue reading

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Thursday baseball: Palmer takes down Homer

The visiting Palmer baseball team defeated Homer 11-1 in five innings Thursday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Moose scored three runs in the first… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Ryker Dykema heads in a corner kick for a goal Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Thursday soccer: Kardinals get sweep on senior night

The Kenai Central girls and boys soccer teams celebrated senior night by sweeping Houston in nonconference matches Thursday. The Kenai girls topped the Hawks 12-0… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Ryker Dykema heads in a corner kick for a goal Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna pitcher Trenton Ohnemus delivers to Kenai Central on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Ohnemus throws no-hitter to topple Kenai

The Soldotna baseball team defeated Kenai Central 8-0 on Tuesday at the Soldotna Little League fields behind a no-hitter from Trenton Ohnemus. The Stars were… Continue reading

Soldotna pitcher Trenton Ohnemus delivers to Kenai Central on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Tuesday soccer: Homer, Soldotna girls play to scoreless draw

The host Homer and Soldotna soccer teams played to a scoreless tie Tuesday in Peninsula Conference play. The Stars are now 4-0-1 in the league… Continue reading

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Tuesday softball: Soldotna topples Homer

The Soldotna softball team defeated Homer 13-3 in five innings Tuesday in Northern Lights Conference play at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Stars improved… Continue reading

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Monday soccer: Soldotna sweeps Homer

The host Soldotna soccer teams swept Homer on Monday in Peninsula Conference action. The Soldotna girls defeated the Mariners 2-0 to move to 9-0-1 overall… Continue reading

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Monday baseball: Soldotna baseball defeats Homer

The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 12-6 on Monday in Northern Lights Conference action at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Stars improved to… Continue reading

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Soldotna boys win Palmer Invitational

The Soldotna boys track and field team won the Palmer Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Stars boys scored 98 points, while runner-up Colony had… Continue reading

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Saturday: Chugiak softball tops SoHi in Bash on the Bay title game

The Chugiak softball team won the Bash on the Bay softball tournament for the third year in a row Saturday in Homer. Saturday’s bracket was… Continue reading

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Nikiski goalie Kevin Love snatches the ball before Homer's Kaiden Bogie can head it Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Nikiski Middle-High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Saturday soccer: Homer sweeps Nikiski

The Homer girls and boys soccer teams swept host Nikiski in Northern Lights Conference action Saturday. The Mariners girls won 3-0 to move to 2-1-1… Continue reading

Nikiski goalie Kevin Love snatches the ball before Homer's Kaiden Bogie can head it Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Nikiski Middle-High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Saturday baseball: Kenai, Soldotna win on road; Homer loses

The Kenai Central baseball team went on the road to beat Grace Christian 19-4 in five innings Saturday in nonconference action. The Kardinals are now… Continue reading

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Friday soccer roundup

The Kenai Central boys soccer team recorded a 6-1 nonconference victory over Grace Christian on Friday. The Kardinals are now 6-3-0 overall. Sawyer Vann had… Continue reading

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Friday baseball: Soldotna, Homer pick up conference wins on the road

The visiting Soldotna baseball team defeated Redington 13-1 in six innings Friday in Northern Lights Conference action. The Stars are now 6-2 overall and 3-1… Continue reading

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Friday softball: Chugiak stays undefeated at Bash on the Bay

Chugiak leads the Bash on the Bay softball tournament in Homer after the second day with a 4-0 record, while Soldotna is 3-1, Homer is… Continue reading

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Thursday softball: Soldotna tops Homer; Kenai splits

The Bash on the Bay softball tournament started Thursday in Homer, with Soldotna defeating Homer, and Kenai losing to Chugiak 11-0 and defeating West 7-5.… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Lane Hillyer (front) celebrates his goal against Ketchikan with teammates Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Thursday soccer: SoHi sweeps Ketchikan; Kenai girls, boys lose in Anchorage

The host Soldotna soccer teams swept Ketchikan on Thursday in nonconference action, with the girls winning 5-1 and the boys winning 2-0. The Stars girls… Continue reading

Soldotna's Lane Hillyer (front) celebrates his goal against Ketchikan with teammates Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The World Cup cross-country ski races in Minneapolis on Feb. 17, 2024. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Remembrance

Sometimes I forget how I got to be this way. That point was driven home by a few trips to the Midwest this winter. The… Continue reading

The World Cup cross-country ski races in Minneapolis on Feb. 17, 2024. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)