Joey Klecka

Ninilchik fighter wins Bellator MMA debut

Mixed martial arts pro fighter Austin Vanderford picked up another career win Friday night at Bellator 215 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Vanderford, a Ninilchik native who… Continue reading

 

Dani McCormick nabs 2 top-5 finishes at GNAC championships

Soldotna middle distance runner Dani McCormick ran to two top-five finishes Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa,… Continue reading

 

SoHi boys, Homer girls win borough ski meet relays

Saturday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships offered a small dose of redemption for the Soldotna boys team and a clutch victory for the Homer… Continue reading

 

SoHi girls sweep Wasilla; Stars boys pick up Saturday split

When it’s your year, it’s your year. And right now, the Soldotna girls are having a year. The Stars ticked another overdue win off their… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Kenai edges Homer boys in conference clash; Nikiski girls top Wasilla

The Kenai Central boys keep adding to the deepening battle for Southcentral Conference supremacy that appears headed to a tremendous clash in March’s conference tournament.… Continue reading

Alaska breweries serve up beers at the Frozen RiverFest in Soldotna, Alaska, in February, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

A brew for all seasons

Frozen RiverFest to warm up Soldotna this weekend

Alaska breweries serve up beers at the Frozen RiverFest in Soldotna, Alaska, in February, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi JV squads take down CIA

The Soldotna JV programs both prevailed over the Cook Inlet Academy teams Tuesday night in nonconference play. The SoHi JV boys won 56-24, while the… Continue reading

Saturday prep hoops roundup

The Soldotna and Kenai Central girls wrapped up play at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond Saturday afternoon with wins. SoHi defeated West Anchorage… Continue reading

Palmer girls, Colony boys take Region III ski meet

The 19-year streak of at least one peninsula team winning a Region III nordic ski championship was broken Saturday when the Palmer girls and Colony… Continue reading

“Show Us Your Heart” display opens up

The art gallery debuted “Show Us Your Heart” Thursday

Friday prep hoops roundup

A day after their perfect season came to an end, the Soldotna girls lost again in a 58-42 game to West Valley at the Lady… Continue reading

SoHi girls lose undefeated season

The undefeated season came to an end Thursday for the Soldotna girls basketball team, but they didn’t go quietly. The Stars lost 56-49 to one… Continue reading

Peninsula ski teams shooting for 20th straight Region III crown

The stage is set for an unpredictable snow showdown this weekend at the Region III cross-country ski meet at Palmer’s Government Peak Recreation Area. On… Continue reading

SoHi girls stay undefeated at Dimond tourney

The Soldotna girls added another win to an unbeaten season Wednesday night at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout in Anchorage, prevailing 58-35 over the… Continue reading

CIA hoops split Monday

The Cook Inlet Academy basketball teams split a pair of nonconference games Monday night with Sand Point. The games finished after the Clarion went to… Continue reading

Palmer defeats Homer in state hockey final

Hockey can be a cruel sport. The Homer Mariners learned that Saturday night. A wild three minutes of frantic hockey punctuated the end of Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Palmer hockey team celebrate Friday after beating Soldotna in overtime in a state semifinal contest at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

State hockey: SoHi hockey takes 5th

For 44 minutes and 32 seconds of Friday’s state hockey semifinal, a berth in Saturday’s championship game loomed large for the Soldotna Stars. But everything… Continue reading

Members of the Palmer hockey team celebrate Friday after beating Soldotna in overtime in a state semifinal contest at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer hockey teams win 1st day at state

The Soldotna Stars took a big first step in pursuit of a state title with a 10-0 throttling of the Delta Huskies on Thursday at… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore, center, celebrates his interception with Dont’a Hightower, left, and Eric Rowe, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Please tear us apart

In contrast to Will Morrow’s spin on being a Patriots fan (see “Don’t Tear Us Apart”, Jan. 27), I offer my own. Being a Chicago… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore, center, celebrates his interception with Dont’a Hightower, left, and Eric Rowe, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The Soldotna hockey team celebrates Galen Brantley III’s game-winning goal in overtime over the Palmer Moose that clinched the top seed for SoHi in the upcoming Div. II state hockey tournament. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer prepared for DII state hockey tourney

Both peninsula programs competing in the Division II state hockey championships this weekend have never won a state title, but it could all change Saturday… Continue reading

The Soldotna hockey team celebrates Galen Brantley III’s game-winning goal in overtime over the Palmer Moose that clinched the top seed for SoHi in the upcoming Div. II state hockey tournament. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)