Joey Klecka

2014 prep baseball season approaching

Rejoice, Kenai Peninsula baseball fanatics. The crack of a baseball glancing off a bat will soon be heard in local ballparks.The first pitch of the… Continue reading

Kenai tri-meet sees first home competition

It’s plain to see that the new turf and track at Kenai Central High School is popular.On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, athletes from the Kenai,… Continue reading

Ostrander runs to new heights

For those distance running enthusiasts out there, you better sit down before reading this.Kenai Central junior Allie Ostrander finished second among 33 runners in the… Continue reading

Peninsula soccer teams gearing up for season

Football season is just around the corner for those that are aching to see some action on the turf.Of course, since it is the spring… Continue reading

Preview: High school track and field season begins

Most coaches would agree that the spring track and field season in Alaska is one of the most difficult to prepare for in the country.… Continue reading

Skjold finishes freshman year on high note

A season full of basketball highlights came to a dazzling end last month in the freshman year of Kaillee Skjold.Skjold, a 2013 Soldotna High graduate… Continue reading

Ostrander shatters own state record in 3200 at Big C Relays

The Kenai Central running phenom known as Allie Ostrander further established her place in the Alaska high school track and field record books with another… Continue reading

SST competition showcases improvement of Peninsula athletes

The Speed, Strength and Training competition held on a biannual basis is not for the faint of heart. Even the energy and exuberance of a… Continue reading

Kenai wrestler accrues another award

As if winning a state wrestling championship and state MVP wasn’t enough, Kenai Central’s Paul Steffensen has now added one more accolade — AKMat’s Wrestler… Continue reading

SoHi and Brown Bears product Duwe finds success at UAA

As a walk-on freshman on the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s hockey squad in 2013, Brad Duwe had little in the way of big expectations.… Continue reading

SoHi girls beat Dimond, wrap up 4th place at state

A strong season of basketball by the Soldotna girls ended with a spark Saturday at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex at UAA in Anchorage.The Stars… Continue reading

Seward girls fall in 4th-place game

The Seward girls basketball team didn’t get the win it wanted Saturday, but at least the Seahawks were playing Saturday.The Seahawks ended their season with… Continue reading

SoHi girls cruise past East on Friday

If only things had gone a little differently.That must be the thought swirling in the heads of the Soldotna girls hoops team, a team that… Continue reading

Friday Class 3A: Seward girls win; Nikiski girls lose

For the first time in three years, the Seward girls made it to the final day of the Class 3A state basketball tournament.After a loss… Continue reading

SoHi routs East on second day of 4A state tourney

If only things had gone a little differently. That must be the thought swirling in the heads of the Soldotna girls hoops team, a team… Continue reading

Soldotna girls fall to West

They don’t call it March Madness just to draw in the crowds.Thursday’s first-round state tournament matchup between the Soldotna and West girls at the Sullivan… Continue reading

ACS girls roll past Seward

It was a valiant effort, but the Seward girls fell to Anchorage Christian School Lions 48-32 on the first day of the Class 3A state… Continue reading

Mt. Edgecumbe gets upper hand on Nikiski

The Nikiski girls hoops team fell short on the first day of the Class 3A state tournament at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, losing to… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk girls take consolation game as Nikolaevsk boys lose consolation game

In a span of five minutes, Nikolaevsk basketball fans were dealt a loss and a victory Wednesday afternoon at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. On… Continue reading

Seldovia boys nab 3rd at state

The Seldovia boys basketball team had to fight its way through a tough schedule this season, which made the Sea Otters look worse than they… Continue reading