Joey Klecka

Oilers rally for 1st win of 2019

The Peninsula Oilers used a late rally to pick up their first win of the Alaska Baseball League season Friday over the Anchorage Bucs, but… Continue reading

Ostrander wins historic 3rd straight DI steeplechase crown

Under stiflingly hot temperatures in Austin, Texas, Allie Ostrander never wilted as she added a new chapter to the NCAA history books. Ostrander, a Boise… Continue reading

Twins swept by Chugiak on opening day

The Legion AA Twins opened their 2019 summer with a pair of losses to Chugiak Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, losing the… Continue reading

The field of 5K runners stream through the woods Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Run for the River 5-kilometer/10-mile races in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Runners tackle Run for the River 5K, 10-miler

There are many reasons to lace up a pair of running shoes and take to the trails, but almost none carry the weight of racing… Continue reading

The field of 5K runners stream through the woods Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Run for the River 5-kilometer/10-mile races in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: Geologists search for glacier-transported granitic boulders

Glaciers have carried granitic boulders 200-plus miles down Cook Inlet from interior mountains during the last two glaciations. The most recent glaciation deposited hundreds of… Continue reading

Bucs blast Oilers in season opener on road

The Peninsula Oilers opened their 2019 Alaska Baseball League season with an 11-1 loss to the Anchorage Bucs Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Powered… Continue reading

A sign welcomes visitors to the 1994 Kenai River Festival in Soldotna. (Photo provided by the Kenai Watershed Forum)

Food, fun and fish

Kenai River Fest returns for 29th year

A sign welcomes visitors to the 1994 Kenai River Festival in Soldotna. (Photo provided by the Kenai Watershed Forum)
Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander advances to steeplechase final

The run at a historic three-peat for Boise State’s Allie Ostrander began Thursday night with a relatively easy preliminary win at the NCAA Division I… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Oilers begin 2019 season tonight

The 2019 Alaska Baseball League season opens tonight on the road for the Peninsula Oilers with a 7 p.m. game with the Anchorage Bucs at… Continue reading

Ostrander to attempt another steeple/5K double

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander will begin a weekend that could see history made for the Broncos. The 2015 Kenai Central grad is attempting… Continue reading

Brown Bears go for offense in NAHL Draft

The Kenai River Brown Bears wanted more scoring, so that’s what they shot for in Tuesday’s North American Hockey League Draft. The Brown Bears used… Continue reading

Giving trash a second life

Salvage Art to return to Kenai River Festival

Homer’s season ends at DII state softball

The mood in the Homer Mariners dugout was somber Saturday morning after a 9-1 loss to Ketchikan ended the Mariners’ season at the Division II… Continue reading

Friday: Homer wins 2 of 3 at state softball, still in mix for title

The Homer Mariners won two of three games Friday to survive and advance in the Division II state softball tournament at Cartee Fields in Anchorage.… Continue reading

Homer splits 1st day of state softball

They didn’t have the start they envisioned, but by the end of opening day at the Division II state softball tournament, head coach Bill Bell… Continue reading

Kenai Central pitcher Gavin Petterson delivers a ball to Soldotna batter Kenny Griffin at the Soldotna baseball fields in April 2016. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Petterson named to All-NWAC 2nd team

Soldotna’s Gavin Petterson was recently named to the East Region All-NWAC Second Team after a stellar season of pitching. The 2017 Kenai Central grad posted… Continue reading

Kenai Central pitcher Gavin Petterson delivers a ball to Soldotna batter Kenny Griffin at the Soldotna baseball fields in April 2016. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Steffensen hitting well in DII Junior College World Series

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen extended his college hitting streak to eight games Wednesday, helping third-seeded Mesa Community College advance in the National Junior College Athletic Association… Continue reading

Homer’s Grace Godfrey takes a swing at a pitch in a conference game against Soldotna, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Soldotna softball fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Hot Homer bats ready to tackle DII state softball

The accolades won by the Homer softball team are plenty — three straight Northern Lights Conference titles and 19 state appearances in the last 20… Continue reading

Homer’s Grace Godfrey takes a swing at a pitch in a conference game against Soldotna, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Soldotna softball fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of the band Nelson will be two of the six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo provided by Melissa Kucirek)

Classic rock super group headed to Soldotna

Scrap Metal will perform Wednesday at Soldotna Creek Park

Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of the band Nelson will be two of the six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo provided by Melissa Kucirek)
Homer’s Phinny Weston delivers a free kick against a line of Ketchikan defenders Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships at West High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Boys state soccer day 1: Kenai cruises, Homer falls in epic OT

If the Homer boys were any closer, they would be state semifinalists. Instead, the Mariners will have to settle for playing for fourth place after… Continue reading

Homer’s Phinny Weston delivers a free kick against a line of Ketchikan defenders Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships at West High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)