Joey Klecka

Area swimmers set for state swim meet

A season’s worth of hard work will be put to the test this weekend as the top prep swimmers and divers will converge in Anchorage… Continue reading

Kodiak dominates Region III swim meet

Saturday’s Region III swimming and diving championship meet was a fabulous one for the Kodiak Bears.Held at the Soldotna High School pool, both of Kodiak’s… Continue reading

Friday: Nikiski, Grace clash on volleyball court

Grace Christian crashed the party on the Nikiski volleyball senior night, winning a 3-1 match with scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-11 on Friday… Continue reading

Kodiak looks to extend region swimming dominance

The level of domination the Kodiak swimming and diving teams have exacted on Northern Lights Conference opponents in recent years can feel overwhelming at times.… Continue reading

Kenai, Nikiski netters go to 5 games on Dig Pink night

On a night that saw Cliff Massie court at Kenai Central High School temporarily turn pink in support of the “Dig Pink!” effort, the visiting… Continue reading

Saturday: Brown Bears bounce back against Wilderness

Twenty-four hours after being handed a 6-2 Friday loss by the Minnesota Wilderness, the Kenai River Brown Bears responded with an emphatic 5-1 win Saturday… Continue reading

Prep wrestling season receives a shakeup

For years, girls wanting to take in the sport of wrestling had a difficult route ahead. Competing with boys has been and will never be… Continue reading

SoHi routs North Pole, pulls off 3-peat

The Soldotna Stars started fast and didn’t let up Saturday afternoon at Dimond’s Alumni Field in Anchorage, cruising to a 57-28 victory over North Pole… Continue reading

Eielson beats Nikiski for title in a thriller

The Nikiski and Eielson football teams added another incredible chapter to the intense rivalry that has sprouted between the two schools Saturday night at Dimond… Continue reading

SoHi netters come back to top ACS

Trailing by a set early in Friday night’s action, Soldotna volleyball coach Sheila Kupferschmid didn’t panic.She knew exactly who she was dealing with.The Stars rallied… Continue reading

Friday: SoHi netters rally back to top ACS

Trailing by a set early in Friday night's action, Soldotna volleyball coach Sheila Kupferschmid didn't panic. She knew exactly who she was dealing with. The… Continue reading

Small-schools state preview: Bulldogs want revenge against Eielson

Since suffering a tough loss to Greatland Conference rival Eielson in early September, the Nikiski Bulldogs have had a lot of time to think about… Continue reading

Medium-schools preview: SoHi, North Pole both claim underdog role

For a coach that has guided his football team to two straight state championships and 28 consecutive wins over the past two seasons, Galen Brantley… Continue reading

North Pole gets past Kenai Central in football semis

One year after losing a state semifinal game against Soldotna, the North Pole Patriots are headed back to a rematch with the Stars in next… Continue reading

Stars roll past Juneau and into state final

For a school that is known for its magic tricks on the football field, the Soldotna Stars proved that they can win games with sound… Continue reading

Nikiski routs Seward to gain 4th straight title game

The way the Nikiski Bulldogs celebrated their 48-0 state semifinal victory Friday night over Seward, you’d think they had just earned their first small-schools championship… Continue reading

Stars, Kards, Bulldogs set for playoff tests

Anyone holding the belief that a football team has a clear path to the state championship only needs to look at Saturday’s regular season finale… Continue reading

SoHi sweeps Nikiski netters

The Nikiski volleyball squad incurred a 3-set sweep at the hands of Soldotna — a school that is in a different conference and class —… Continue reading

Ostrander wraps up 3rd Class 4A title

Kenai Central senior Allie Ostrander crossed the finish line Saturday on the Bartlett High School running trails to claim the Class 4A girls state cross-country… Continue reading

Small-schools: Homer girls take state XC crown

Saturday saw a number of winning and losing streaks busted in the sports world. No, not college football. High school cross-country running. The Homer girls… Continue reading