Joey Klecka

Friday football: SoHi routs West; Nikiski, Seward lose

The bad memories of last year’s season-opening loss are now a distant memory for the Soldotna Stars football program, which romped its way to a… Continue reading

 

Hall, Aldridge win Soldotna Cycle Series week 7

Jim Hall biked to the 12-kilometer race victory Thursday night at the Soldotna Cycle Series week 7 race at Tsalteshi Trails. Hall nipped Brian Beeson… Continue reading

 

Season preview: Can SoHi reach 8 straight state crowns?

Week 1 of the prep football season has become an annual discourse of the same question — can anyone knock off Soldotna from the Division… Continue reading

 

Nikiski junior Noah Litke scans the field for an open receiver Aug. 18, 2018, against Valdez at Nikiski High School. Litke returns this year to quarterback the Bulldogs. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Season preview: Trio of peninsula teams eyeing return to Div. III playoffs

Football is back on the peninsula, which means teams at Nikiski, Homer and Seward are back on the hunt for October. The Division III playoffs… Continue reading

Nikiski junior Noah Litke scans the field for an open receiver Aug. 18, 2018, against Valdez at Nikiski High School. Litke returns this year to quarterback the Bulldogs. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The campsite at mile 65 of the Grand Canyon trip on the Colorado River. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: What 187 miles in the Grand Canyon showed me

My heart will always live in Alaska. It’s where I’ve spent most of my life, growing up among the Chugach Mountains where beauty and majesty… Continue reading

The campsite at mile 65 of the Grand Canyon trip on the Colorado River. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Ostrander becomes 1st to win 3 straight MW Female Athlete of Year awards

Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander earned another award after leaving Boise State to turn pro, earning the Mountain West Conference Female Athlete of the Year award Thursday… Continue reading

Ian McEwan (left) acts out a scene with Yvette Tappana during a rehearsel for Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the Kenai Performer’s stage in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Blazing Guns’ opens new Kenai Performers theater season

The show is a classic western melodrama.

Ian McEwan (left) acts out a scene with Yvette Tappana during a rehearsel for Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the Kenai Performer’s stage in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The musical group Rose’s Pawn Shop will perform week 12 of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series Wednesday evening at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Bree Ellsworth)

Rose’s Pawn Shop to bring the energy

Week 11 of the series will features band playing ‘Americana’ bluegrass, folk and rock.

The musical group Rose’s Pawn Shop will perform week 12 of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series Wednesday evening at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Bree Ellsworth)

Former Kenai football player one to watch at Adams State

Three years and change from walking at Kenai Central’s 2016 graduation, Conner Johnson has reinvented himself as one of Adams State University’s most dangerous players… Continue reading

Twin City Raceway sees youth vs. experience

In leaving the field in his dust, 15-year-old Clay Petersen of Seward continued to prove Saturday night at Twin City Raceway that he may have… Continue reading

Ostrander falls ill, scratches from Pan Am games

Pro runner Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, was forced to scratch from a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase race Saturday at the Pan American… Continue reading

Owens, Aldridge win cycle series week #6

Soldotna’s Tyle Owens cruised to his fourth victory in six races at Thursday’s Soldotna Cycle Series race No. 6, winning the 12-kilometer race with a… Continue reading

Rutledge, Millay take victories at 32nd Kenai Run for Women

The 126 runners signed up for Saturday’s 32nd annual LeeShore Center Run for Women enjoyed not only a pleasant day for racing, but did so… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Billie Denison competes in the squat during the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals in Lombard, Illinois, on May 10, 2019. (Photo courtesy 9for9 Media)

Nikiski’s Denison takes silver in international powerlifting meet

Nikiski powerlifter Billie Denison earned a silver medal Thursday at the North American Powerlifting Federation Regional Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica. Denison, 29, took… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Billie Denison competes in the squat during the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals in Lombard, Illinois, on May 10, 2019. (Photo courtesy 9for9 Media)
Donna Shirnberg (right) acts out a scene of Sabrina Fair with Terry Zopf-Schoessler during rehearsal Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Triumvirate North Theater in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Triumverate gets creative to fill funding holes

The theater group will host Farm Fest 2019 this weekend.

Donna Shirnberg (right) acts out a scene of Sabrina Fair with Terry Zopf-Schoessler during rehearsal Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Triumvirate North Theater in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The Skyline trail appears brushed out Aug. 2, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Popular peninsula hiking trails reopen after wildfire

Now that the Swan Lake Fire is slowly fizzling out, the majority of mountain trails and wilderness areas are back open for hikers, bikers and… Continue reading

The Skyline trail appears brushed out Aug. 2, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Jacoby wins Junior National swim title

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby continued her meteoric career arc Tuesday with a championship win at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships at Stanford University, California.… Continue reading

Kuf Knotz (left) and Christine Elise perform together. (Photo provided by Kuf Knotz)

Hip hop, classical infusion to highlight Soldotna Music Series week #10

Philadelphia-based MC Kuf Knotz and New Jersey’s Christine Elise will perform.

Kuf Knotz (left) and Christine Elise perform together. (Photo provided by Kuf Knotz)

Ostrander named Boise State Female Track Athlete of Year

Recently turned pro runner Allie Ostrander picked up one more award from her illustrious career at Boise State University, picking up the Boise State 2018-19… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)

Summer Orchestra Concert series kicks off

This year, a British composer theme adds a new touch to the concert series.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)