Joey Klecka

Cooper finishes 96th in biathlon race

Kenai’s Travis Cooper finished 96th out of 105 finishers Wednesday in an IBU World Cup biathlon race in Oestersund, Sweden. Cooper, a 2015 Kenai Central… Continue reading

 

Youth members of Forever Dance Alaska take part in rehearsal Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Renee Hendersen Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, in Kenai, Alaska, for the company’s production of “Best of Broadway.” (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

‘The go-to, must-see Christmas show’

“Forever Christmas 2019” features dancers ranging from elementary school kids to high school.

 

SoHi wins wrestling dual with Kenai

The Soldotna Stars secured a dual meet victory Tuesday night at Kenai Central High School. The dual, which SoHi won 56-24, was scheduled as Kenai’s… Continue reading

 

Next level: Carstens among top scorers for Chicago State

Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens has carried her scoring touch to the college ranks this year as one of Chicago State’s top players. The Chicago State freshman… Continue reading

Cooper opens biathlon season in Sweden

Kenai’s Travis Cooper opened up the 2019-20 World Cup biathlon season with a 108th-place finish Sunday in Oestersund, Sweden. Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won… Continue reading

Brown Bears’ 10-game win streak snapped by Magicians

Whether it was the tryptophan from Thanksgiving Day turkey or the pressure of maintaining a win streak, the Kenai River Brown Bears couldn’t find the… Continue reading

Next level: Former Nikiski grad to play Div. I soccer College Cup

Nikiski’s Rachel Johnson (formerly Thompson) took another step in her soccer career as a collegiate goaltender after being announced to the College Cup team roster… Continue reading

Next level: Ninilchik’s White leads Treasure Valley CC to win

Ninilchik’s Austin White is already making an impact for his new college hoops team, Treasure Valley Community College, as a starting player. White was instrumental… Continue reading

The field of runners make their way down the Unity Trail early on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Runners tackle sloppy conditions at Turkey Trot

Slushy pathways and icy roads couldn’t dampen the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday for the 91 runners that turned out for the annual Turkey Trot… Continue reading

The field of runners make their way down the Unity Trail early on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Streaking Brown Bears head into series vs. Magicians

The red-hot Kenai River Brown Bears open a two-game weekend series at home against the Minnesota Magicians, with the puck dropping Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Helgeson finds right fit with resurgent Brown Bears

When Anchorage’s Max Helgeson walked into the Kenai River Brown Bears main training camp in August as a free agent in the North American Hockey… Continue reading

Brown Bears promote Hedlund to GM role

The Kenai River Brown Bears announced the promotion of Chris Hedlund to General Manager in a press release Wednesday. Hedlund will take over the GM… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Plentiful reasons to be thankful, even amid poor season

A slew of near misses in the NFL’s 12th week has dropped our season total to 75-93 against the spread. With only five weeks left… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Ice Dogs, win 10th straight

The Kenai River Brown Bears kept the good vibes rolling Saturday night with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, capping a three-game… Continue reading

SoHi commands round of wrestling duals over peninsula rivals

The Soldotna wrestling team went 3-0 Friday in a round of dual meets at Soldotna High School, beating Kenai Central, Nikiski and Homer. The Stars… Continue reading

Season preview: Prep ski teams looking for snow, success

In the modern climate that creates the seasons in Alaska, it has become increasingly paramount for Nordic skiers to spice up their training routine in… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey beats SoHi in OT again

With the game on the line, the Homer Mariners received another dose of late magic from a familiar face Friday night at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears blow past Ice Dogs for 8th straight win

As the leading team atop the North American Hockey League Midwest Division and the club with the current longest win streak, the Kenai River Brown… Continue reading

Out of the office: The bigger the moment, the bigger the reaction

There’s something about big moments and important games that I just can’t get enough of. As a sportswriter, it’s naturally in my DNA to salivate… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Column returning to life in NFL season

The column posted its third week in the black out the last four with another 7-5 mark against the spread in the NFL’s 11th ledger… Continue reading