Joey Klecka

Lathrop running back Josiah Opp gets swarmed by Soldotna’s Melvin Lloyd (left) and Jersey Truesdell Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Championship preview: SoHi vs. Lathrop for football supremacy

The seven-year stranglehold Soldotna football has had on the Division II state championship has seen its share of challengers, but perhaps none came as close… Continue reading

 

Soldotna cyclist Matt Pyhala traverses the Hebridean Way in northwest Scotland in early June, 2019. (Photo provided by Matt Myhala)

‘This is the one’

Soldotna cyclists to discuss 250-mile Hebridean Way ride.

 

Brown Bears clinch weekend series over Jets

A weekend series win at home was just the boost the Kenai River Brown Bears were looking for Saturday night and they got it with… Continue reading

 

Nikiski football season ends with semifinal loss

The 2019 football season ended for Nikiski on Saturday afternoon with a 52-0 loss to Barrow in the Division III state semifinals in Utqiagvik. Nikiski… Continue reading

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                                A variety of clay kitchenware sits on display at the “Clay on Display” exhibit Wednesday at the Kenai Fine Art Center.

A hobby of a lifetime

“Clay on Display” returns to Kenai arts center

Photos by Joey Klecka / Peninsula Clarion
                                A variety of clay kitchenware sits on display at the “Clay on Display” exhibit Wednesday at the Kenai Fine Art Center.

Former Kenai wrestler finishes big summer

As former Kenai wrestler Jacob Anderson was stepping onto the mat for the 182-pound final in July with a national championship on the line, he… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi thumps West Valley for 1st home playoff win in 6 years, advances to championship

It took six years to get playoff football back to Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field, but the SoHi Stars made the wait worth it. SoHi pounded… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                The youth cast of “Frozen Jr.” rehearses a scene Wednesday at the Triumvirate North theater in Kenai.

52 ‘Frozen’ kids keep Triumvirate cool

Youth bring Disney hit to life

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                                The youth cast of “Frozen Jr.” rehearses a scene Wednesday at the Triumvirate North theater in Kenai.

Prep football playoff primer

For a senior class that has three Alaska Division II state championships under their belts, one loss in 37 games and years of success dating… Continue reading

Paintings by Spelman Evans Downer sit on display at the Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition at the Gallery Turquoise North at mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. (Photo provided by Sara Frantz)

‘Ecotopia’ impressions

Cooper Landing art exhibit to help anti-Pebble Mine cause

Paintings by Spelman Evans Downer sit on display at the Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition at the Gallery Turquoise North at mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. (Photo provided by Sara Frantz)
The phrase #Bowerstrong adorns the back of Kenai’s Abby Every, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai netters use #Bowerstrong to fuel win over Nikiski

The social media hashtag #Bowerstrong took on a whole new meaning Tuesday night at Kenai Central High School in an event that underscored the meaning… Continue reading

The phrase #Bowerstrong adorns the back of Kenai’s Abby Every, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

State XC: Daigle double leads peninsula

After falling short in her quest to defend her Division II state cross-country championship last year, Homer’s Autumn Daigle took solace in the fact that… Continue reading

“Evening of Classics” dedicated to late music mentor

The annual ‘Evening of Classics’ concert that graces the halls of Soldotna’s Christ Lutheran Church every year in October will be without one of the… Continue reading

Kenai volleyball holds off Seward

Kenai Central handled its business Thursday night on the volleyball court, picking up a 3-1 Southcentral Conference victory over Seward with game scores of 25-19,… Continue reading

Week 8 football preview: One last time before the playoffs

The final week of the prep football regular season arrives as a final act for some teams and a playoff primer for others. For Soldotna,… Continue reading

SoHi volleyball sweeps Nikiski

In building a strong season resume, the Soldotna Stars volleyball team has checked all the boxes in winning the games they ought to be winning.… Continue reading

SoHi football celebrates Martinelli, seniors before walloping Eagle River

Soldotna’s Northern Lights Conference showdown Saturday afternoon with Eagle River quickly turned into a blowout, which allowed for some early celebrating for the team and… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball sweeps ACS, Grace

The Nikiski volleyball team commanded the floor Friday night in a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Anchorage Christian Schools, winning with game scores of 25-20,… Continue reading

Stand-up comedy brings laughs for worthy cause

“Comedy at The Catch” raised money for the Special Olympics.

Vendors sell their fiber-made products at the Fireweed Fiberfest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fireweed FiberFest returns to Soldotna

‘It’s about the love of creating something beautiful with your hands and learning from each other’

Vendors sell their fiber-made products at the Fireweed Fiberfest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)