Jeff Helminiak

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Strabel, Smith capture Kenai 250 endurance mountain biking event

The Kenai Peninsula put two riders in the top five of the Kenai 250 backcountry mountain biking event from Friday through Sunday. The competitive group… Continue reading

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Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ostrander finishes 16th at nationals

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central now living in Seattle, finished 16th Sunday in the women’s 5,000 meters at the USA Track and… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Central peninsula teams wins Kenai Invite fastpitch tourney

The AK Riptide, a team of players from Soldotna and Kenai, won the Under-18 portion of the Kenai Invitational on Saturday and Sunday in Kenai.… Continue reading

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Oilers catcher Jerry Nix tags out Ali Camarillo of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots finish 4-1 series against Oilers

The little things have added up to big things for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots against the Peninsula Oilers. In a game the Pilots outhit the… Continue reading

Oilers catcher Jerry Nix tags out Ali Camarillo of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers' Noah Hennings (24) celebrates his home run against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots with Dalton Bowling on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots move to 6-0 against Oilers

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 8-2 on Friday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The Pilots… Continue reading

Oilers' Noah Hennings (24) celebrates his home run against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots with Dalton Bowling on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Twins post league sweep of North Pole

After getting swept in a doubleheader by Juneau on Tuesday, the American Legion Post 20 Twins bounced back with the sweep of a couple of… Continue reading

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Oilers shortstop Trey Becker gets ready to tag out Grant Weiss of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots shut out Oilers

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 1-0 on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Alaska Baseball League play. The difference in the… Continue reading

Oilers shortstop Trey Becker gets ready to tag out Grant Weiss of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers relief pitcher Mose Hayes delivers to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots ruin home opener for Oilers

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 13-3 in seven innings on Wednesday in Alaska Baseball League play in the home opener at Coral… Continue reading

Oilers relief pitcher Mose Hayes delivers to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Juneau notches sweep of Twins

The American Legion Post 20 Twins were swept in a league doubleheader by Juneau on Tuesday in Anchorage. The Twins lost 7-6 and 14-4 to… Continue reading

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Service's James Ivey dives under the tag of Post 20 first baseman Riley Johnson on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins split with Service, rout Ketchikan

The good news about the promising start for the American Legion Post 20 Twins is that the team still has a lot of room to… Continue reading

Service's James Ivey dives under the tag of Post 20 first baseman Riley Johnson on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers wrap up road trip, head for home

The Peninsula Oilers completed a season-opening road trip by losing 2-0 to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium on Monday in Alaska Baseball League… Continue reading

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O’Harra, Rhodes win at Bird Ridge

Thomas O’Harra and Klaire Rhodes won the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb on Sunday. The race is over 3 miles and rises 3,400 feet. There… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Zac Aragon rides in Alaska State Motocross Race 3 on Saturday, June 22, 2022, at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

State motocross comes to Kenai

Some things — gas prices, number of participants in age groups — change. Some things never change. “Who doesn’t not like dirt bikes?” Soldotna’s Zac… Continue reading

Soldotna's Zac Aragon rides in Alaska State Motocross Race 3 on Saturday, June 22, 2022, at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Pilots use big 6th to top Oilers

The host Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 10-2 on Friday at Mulcahy Stadium in Alaska Baseball League play. The Pilots won their fourth… Continue reading

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Oilers defeat Chinooks in 10 innings

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the host Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 10-7 in 10 innings Thursday at Lee Jordan Field in Alaska Baseball League play. The Oilers,… Continue reading

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Chinooks roll past Oilers

The host Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 7-1 on Wednesday in Alaska Baseball League play at Lee Jordan Field. The Oilers are now… Continue reading

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Oilers turn triple play, defeat Bucs

The Peninsula Oilers, sparked by turning a triple play in the first inning, defeated the Anchorage Bucs 5-1 on Tuesday in Alaska Baseball League play… Continue reading

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Jordan Strausbaugh, trailed by Ken Youngberg, runs to victory in the women's 5-kilometer race Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Run for the River in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Run for the River sees all 1st-time winners

The Run for the River saw all first-time winners Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park. Jordan Strausbaugh and Caleb Smith won the 5-kilometer race, while Kristin… Continue reading

Jordan Strausbaugh, trailed by Ken Youngberg, runs to victory in the women's 5-kilometer race Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Run for the River in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers start league season 1-3

The Peninsula Oilers are off to a 1-3 start in the Alaska Baseball League after road games Saturday through Monday. Saturday, the Oilers split a… Continue reading

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Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ostrander finishes 7th in 5,000 at Portland Track Festival

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, made her return to the track Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon. Ostrander, 25, finished… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)