Jeff Helminiak

Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Sterling’s Aldridge wins The Why Not Tri

Sterling’s Morgan Aldridge won The Why Not Tri on Sunday in Wasilla. The adult race involved a 400-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike and 5-kilometer run. Aldridge… Continue reading

Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Atticus Gibson of the Post 20 Twins slides under the tag of Dimond's Shane Stephan to get out of a rundown Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Post 20 Twins split with Dimond, get swept by South

Only one week ago, Soldotna, Kenai Central and Kodiak were battling it out at the Division II state baseball tournament in Wasilla. Saturday, the best… Continue reading

Atticus Gibson of the Post 20 Twins slides under the tag of Dimond's Shane Stephan to get out of a rundown Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren wins the discus at the SoHi Invitational on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi’s Dahlgren nabs athlete of meet at Brian Young Invitational

Soldotna graduate Dylan Dahlgren led the Kenai Peninsula at the Brian Young Invitational in Homer on June 3 and 4 by setting the Soldotna High… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren wins the discus at the SoHi Invitational on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the AK-49ers, Stacey Segura, Jordan Weber, Viannie Kazan, Kelsey Clark, Shaylynn Zener, Amanda McDowell, Maureen Sabado and Laura Roofe, pose at the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The event was held from May 27 to June 1. The AK-49ers placed 17th out of 35 teams in the Women's B Division and fifth in the bronze bracket. (Photo provided)

Area volleyball players compete at nationals

A pair of adult volleyball teams, the AK-49ers and the AK Dippers, competed in the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The… Continue reading

Members of the AK-49ers, Stacey Segura, Jordan Weber, Viannie Kazan, Kelsey Clark, Shaylynn Zener, Amanda McDowell, Maureen Sabado and Laura Roofe, pose at the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The event was held from May 27 to June 1. The AK-49ers placed 17th out of 35 teams in the Women's B Division and fifth in the bronze bracket. (Photo provided)
The seven runners left in the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra ѠDave Short, Zach Behney, Sean Goff, Carrie Setian, Kent Peterson, Yvonne Leutwyler and Rustin Hitchcock Ѡtake off on their fifth lap of the 4.167-mile loop Friday at 9 p.m. Runners will keep doing the loop each hour until only the winner remains. The winner gets a ticket to the Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, Washington, on July 30. There were 15 runners at the start of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Behney wins Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Zach Behney won the first Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. At the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra, runners had to… Continue reading

The seven runners left in the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra ѠDave Short, Zach Behney, Sean Goff, Carrie Setian, Kent Peterson, Yvonne Leutwyler and Rustin Hitchcock Ѡtake off on their fifth lap of the 4.167-mile loop Friday at 9 p.m. Runners will keep doing the loop each hour until only the winner remains. The winner gets a ticket to the Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, Washington, on July 30. There were 15 runners at the start of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers drop series finale to Goldpanners

The Peninsula Oilers dropped a 3-2 decision to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Thursday in nonleague play at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks. The… Continue reading

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Twins sweep Bartlett

The American Legion Post 20 Twins swept league and nonleague games from Bartlett on Thursday in Anchorage. The Twins won the league game 7-2 in… Continue reading

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Twins top East in season opener

The American Legion Post 20 Twins used a steady dose of offense to top East 14-3 in Anchorage in the season opener for both teams.… Continue reading

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Goldpanners walk off on Oilers

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 6-5 on Wednesday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks in nonleague play. The game was scheduled… Continue reading

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Oilers, Panners play to tie in opener

The Peninsula Oilers played to a 3-all tie with the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks in Fairbanks on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.… 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 returns to racing with victory

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, made what she described on her YouTube channel as a “pretty low key” return to racing by… 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)
The Soldotna baseball team celebrates winning the Division II state tournament Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi baseball claims 1st state title in program history

Gibson dominates on mound, at plate

The Soldotna baseball team celebrates winning the Division II state tournament Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Mills Creek, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Gratitude

On May 11 this year, just past 8 a.m., the day started cold

Mills Creek, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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SoHi baseball to play for state title; Kenai ends season

The Soldotna baseball team will play for the first state title in program history today at 3 p.m. at Wasilla High School against Petersburg. Thanks… Continue reading

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Homer softball team eliminated from state

The Homer softball team was eliminated from the Division II state tournament in Fairbanks on Friday with a 9-1 loss to North Pole. The Mariners… Continue reading

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SoHi wins, Kenai loses at state baseball

Soldotna started the Division II state baseball tournament in Wasilla with a 15-1 victory over Grace Christian in five innings, while Kenai lost 7-3 to… Continue reading

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Homer softball goes 1-1 in state softball pool play

The Homer softball team went 1-1 Thursday in pool play at the Division II state softball tournament in Fairbanks. The results of pool play are… Continue reading

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Homer’s Zoe Adkins pitches to Palmer on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer softball looks to make dent in Southeast hegemony at state

The Homer softball team begins play at the Division II state softball tournament today in Fairbanks looking to make a dent in the dominance of… Continue reading

Homer’s Zoe Adkins pitches to Palmer on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at the Soldotna Little League fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Soldotna, Kenai baseball set for state

The Soldotna and Kenai Central baseball teams will represent the Kenai Peninsula starting today at the Division II state baseball tournament at Wasilla High School.… Continue reading

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Kenai Central’s James Sparks, Jacob Begich, Tyler Hippchen and Reagan Graves celebrate after winning the 400-meter relay Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Division II state track and field meet at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula finishes with 11 state track titles

Both the temperatures and Kenai Peninsula athletes were sizzling Friday and Saturday at the Division I and II state track and field meet at Dimond… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s James Sparks, Jacob Begich, Tyler Hippchen and Reagan Graves celebrate after winning the 400-meter relay Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Division II state track and field meet at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)