Joey Klecka

Kenai’s Jaryn Zoda slides home safely in a conference game against Kodiak Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Baseball: Kodiak cruises to win over Kenai

A seven-run inning spelled the difference for Kenai Central in a 14-5 loss to Southcentral Conference opponent Kodiak on Thursday night at the Kenai Little… Continue reading

Kenai’s Jaryn Zoda slides home safely in a conference game against Kodiak Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Erika Arthur (front), Grace Christian’s Grace Annett and Homer’s Brooke Miller run in formation in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational track meet at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi eyeing Region III track titles

As host of the Region III track and field championships this weekend, the Soldotna Stars are looking to make Justin Maile Field their own playground… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Erika Arthur (front), Grace Christian’s Grace Annett and Homer’s Brooke Miller run in formation in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational track meet at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula wrestlers fare well at state wrestling tournaments

Kenai Peninsula grapplers shined over two days of Alaska USA State Wrestling championships, held May 2 and 3 at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in… Continue reading

SoHi bats get going in Senior Night win over Homer

The bats came through when Soldotna needed it most and the Stars held on for a 10-5 win Wednesday over Homer at the Soldotna Little… Continue reading

Hannah Tauriainen (left) acts out a scene with Aaron Gordon during rehearsal of Sabrina Fair, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Triumvirate North Theater in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

A ‘Fair’ day at the theater

‘Sabrina Fair’ brought to life by Triumvirate

Hannah Tauriainen (left) acts out a scene with Aaron Gordon during rehearsal of Sabrina Fair, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Triumvirate North Theater in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River Paddling Film Festival returns to Soldotna May 18, 2019. (Photo provided by Steve Cothran)

Paddling film festival makes return to Soldotna

The Kenai paddling fest is featuring films from the Paddling Film Festival World Tour

The Kenai River Paddling Film Festival returns to Soldotna May 18, 2019. (Photo provided by Steve Cothran)

Homer softball win streak snapped at Blue and Gold tourney; SoHi drops 2 in Kodiak

The Soldotna softball team dropped a pair of Northern Lights Conference contests in a whirlwind tour of Kodiak on Friday and Saturday. The Stars touched… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Houston

The Nikiski soccer teams pulled out a nonconference sweep of Houston Friday at Nikiski High School, helping to build momentum as the regular season comes… Continue reading

Ostrander defends MW 5,000 crown, finishes 2nd in 1,500

Allie Ostrander defended her Mountain West 5,000 meters championship with a win Saturday at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, California.… Continue reading

Homer softball sweeps Houston in twin bill

Homer softball swept a Thursday doubleheader in Homer over the Houston Hawks, gettings wins of 17-11 and 19-4. The twin bill sweep pushed Homer’s win… Continue reading

Soccer roundup: Kenai boys eke out close win over Homer; Mariners girls nip Kards

Game two of the regular season series between Kenai Central and Homer was headed toward another tie when fate delivered the host Kardinals a last-second… Continue reading

Soldotna seniors Aliann (bottom left) and Danica Schmidt (bottom right) sign their letters of intent to play college basketball Thursday at Soldotna High School, with parents, Margaret and Curtis Schmidt, by their side. (Photo provided by Kyle McFall)

SoHi’s Schmidts sign to play college hoops

Soldotna seniors Aliann and Danica Schmidt signed letters of intent to play college basketball Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at Soldotna High School. Aliann signed… Continue reading

Soldotna seniors Aliann (bottom left) and Danica Schmidt (bottom right) sign their letters of intent to play college basketball Thursday at Soldotna High School, with parents, Margaret and Curtis Schmidt, by their side. (Photo provided by Kyle McFall)
A metal figurine stands atop a peak in the Mystery Hills on the Kenai Peninsula on April 28, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Column: What will 30 bring for me?

I’ve turned 30 years old recently, and as this occasion arrived, I wondered how different it would feel as I enter this particular stage of… Continue reading

A metal figurine stands atop a peak in the Mystery Hills on the Kenai Peninsula on April 28, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi baseball routs Kenai

The Soldotna walked away with a dominant 13-2 win over Kenai Central in Southcentral Conference play Tuesday evening at the Kenai Little League fields. Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer softball beats SoHi on 8-run inning

The Homer Mariners plated eight runs in the second inning of a Northern Lights Conference game with Soldotna and cruised from there on the arm… Continue reading

Ostrander receives MW Athlete of Week award

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander was named Mountain West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Ostrander posted the fastest collegiate time… Continue reading

Furlong part of national qualifying relay

Dakota State University sprinter Brenner Furlong helped the Trojans 400-meter relay team to an NAIA national qualifying time Saturday in the Dakota Relays at Howard… Continue reading

The Caper performs in front of a live audience in an undated photo at the Flats Bistro south of Kenai. (Photo provided by Luke Thibodeau)

Flats Bistro showcases local musicians

“We try to find (musicians) who don’t play anywhere else.”

The Caper performs in front of a live audience in an undated photo at the Flats Bistro south of Kenai. (Photo provided by Luke Thibodeau)

Arneson, Strabel win Turnagain trail races

Runners with peninsula ties picked up victories in Thursday’s Turnagain Arm Trail south of Anchorage. Anchorage’s Lars Arneson won the men’s eight-mile race in 51… Continue reading

SoHi’s Taylor signs to run track at UAA

Soldotna senior Brittany Taylor inked a letter of intent to run indoor and outdoor track and field for the University of Alaska Anchorage Wednesday afternoon… Continue reading