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SoHi baseball takes 2nd at Southcentral tourney, Kenai earns state berth

The Soldotna baseball team defeated Kenai Central 11-3 Saturday at Redington Jr./Sr. High School for second place in the Southcentral Conference tournament. No. 2 seed… Continue reading

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Homer girls take 3rd at state, SoHi girls take 4th

The Homer girls soccer team took third at the Division II state tournament by toppling North Pole 2-1 on Saturday at West Anchorage. Maddox Berg… Continue reading

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Homer softball takes 5th straight NLC crown

Behind the dominant pitching of Northern Lights Conference most valuable player Zoe Adkins, the Homer softball team stormed to its fifth straight conference tournament title… 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, Kodiak softball make NLC semis

No. 1 seed Kodiak and No. 2 seed Homer advanced to the semifinals of the Northern Lights Conference softball tournament at Soldotna Little League fields… 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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Peninsula takes 6 titles on 1st day of state track

Most of the finals at the Division I and II state track and field meet will be today, but the Kenai Peninsula already wrapped up… Continue reading

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Homer girls, Kenai boys soccer lose in state semis

Both the Kenai boys and Homer girls came up a game short of the Division II state soccer final Friday in Anchorage. The Kardinals lost… Continue reading

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Soldotna, Palmer to play for Southcentral championship

The top-seeded Soldotna baseball team qualified for the Division II state tournament and earned a spot in the Southcentral Conference championship game with an 11-1… Continue reading

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Homer softball seeks 5th straight NLC title

The six softball teams of the Northern Lights Conference softball tournament will battle for two Division II state berths today and Saturday at the Soldotna… Continue reading

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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Gorgeous weather continues

We’ve been having some gorgeous weather out here. It is the perfect weather for golf — just enough sun to stay warm, and the perfect… Continue reading

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Kenai boys, Homer girls move to state soccer semis

The Kenai Central boys soccer team moved to the semifinals of the Division II state soccer tournament with a 1-0 victory over Ketchikan on Thursday… Continue reading

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Kenai sophomore Alyssa Bucho (right) hands the baton off to senior teammate Tekaiya Rich in the girls 400-meter sprint relay Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Area athletes set for state track meet

The Division I and II state track and field meets will be held at Dimond High School in Anchorage today and Saturday. The field events… Continue reading

Kenai sophomore Alyssa Bucho (right) hands the baton off to senior teammate Tekaiya Rich in the girls 400-meter sprint relay Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Sela Weisser attacks Kenai Central’s Kate Wisnewski and Valerie Villegas in the Peninsula Conference championship game Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Area soccer teams ready for state

The Kenai Central boys and girls, Soldotna boys and girls, and Homer girls soccer teams begin play at the Division II state tournament today in… Continue reading

Homer’s Sela Weisser attacks Kenai Central’s Kate Wisnewski and Valerie Villegas in the Peninsula Conference championship game Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna starting pitcher Atticus Gibson delivers to Kenai Central on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Kenai, Homer chase state berths at Southcentral tourney

Three berths to the Division II state baseball tournament will be up for grabs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Southcentral Conference baseball tournament at… Continue reading

Soldotna starting pitcher Atticus Gibson delivers to Kenai Central on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Anchorage Wolverines defenseman Ben Edwards shields the puck from Kenai River Brown Bears forward Bryce Monrean on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Wolverines lose Robertson Cup final to New Jersey

The Anchorage Wolverines lost the Robertson Cup final to the New Jersey Titans 3-0 on Tuesday at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The Wolverines were… Continue reading

Anchorage Wolverines defenseman Ben Edwards shields the puck from Kenai River Brown Bears forward Bryce Monrean on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Central boys soccer teams mobs Joe Hamilton (center) after Hamilton scored the game-winning penalty kick in the Peninsula Conference championship game Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai soccer sweeps Peninsula Conference titles

The Kenai Central girls and boys soccer teams swept the Peninsula Conference titles Saturday at Nikiski High School. But not by much. The Kenai girls… Continue reading

The Kenai Central boys soccer teams mobs Joe Hamilton (center) after Hamilton scored the game-winning penalty kick in the Peninsula Conference championship game Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna's Isaac Chavarria competes in the triple jump at the Region 3/Division I meet at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna girls win regions; SoHi boys, Kenai boys, girls finish 2nd

Stars boys left meet thinking they had won, but that changed with Sunday review of team scores

Soldotna's Isaac Chavarria competes in the triple jump at the Region 3/Division I meet at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Chugiak softball wins Bash on the Bay

The Chugiak softball team defeated Dimond 6-2 on Saturday to win the Bash on the Bay tournament in Homer. Homer finished the tournament with Saturday… Continue reading

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SoHi, Kenai, Homer baseball collect wins

The Soldotna baseball team defeated host Redington 12-8 on Saturday to move to 9-1 in the Southcentral Conference and 11-3 overall. The Stars took a… Continue reading

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Seward's Tommy Cronin competes in the triple jump at the Region 3/Division II meet Friday, May 20, 2022, at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Area track athletes punch early tickets to state

A few area athletes wrapped up automatic berths to the state track and field meet Friday at the Region 3 meet at Ed Hollier Field… Continue reading

Seward's Tommy Cronin competes in the triple jump at the Region 3/Division II meet Friday, May 20, 2022, at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai baseball rolls past Grace Christian

The visiting Kenai Central baseball team defeated Grace Christian on Friday 18-4 in Southcentral Conference play to move to 6-3 in the league and 7-6… Continue reading

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