Sports

Bethune, Aldridge win Tri Nikiski

Michael Bethune and Morgan Aldridge came away winners Saturday morning at the second annual Tri Nikiski triathlon at the Nikiski Recreation Center. The event features… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019

 

CIA soccer falls to Birchwood

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team fell in a 1-0 loss to Birchwood Christian on Saturday in Chugiak. The Eagles lost one day after… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019

 

Nikiski’s America Jeffreys (left) and Kaycee Bostic put up a block on Homer’s Laura Inama at the Homer Jamboree against the Homer Mariners on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in the Alice Witt Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski volleyball wins Homer Jamboree

The defending Class 3A state volleyball champion Nikiski Bulldogs got their defense off to a winning start Saturday in Homer, capturing the Homer Jamboree tournament… Continue reading

 

Seward football falls to Valdez

The Valdez Buccaneers demolished Seward 32-6 Saturday afternoon in the lone varsity football game for a peninsula team this weekend. Four other football games involving… Continue reading

2019 Cross-Country preview: Beeson returns to lead Kardinals

There is a Beeson coaching a fall sport at Kenai Central High School again. No, not Jim Beeson, who rolled up 103 wins in 19… Continue reading

Dexheimer, Swisher, Rose lead Kenai Peninsula Open

Aaron Dexheimer fired a 3-under-par 67 to lead the Open Division at the Kenai Peninsula Open on Saturday at Birch Ridge Golf Course, while Halcyon… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: All this rain

When I asked Peter what I should write my column about this week, he suggested I talk about swimming in lakes. It was intuitive, since… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Sean Babitt (on top) grapples with a teammate Thursday at Redemption MMA in Soldotna. Babitt won a division championship at the IBJJF World Championships June 1 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna teen brings home Jiu-Jitsu Worlds gold

Kasilof’s Sean Babitt comes off quiet, soft-spoken and unassuming. But ask the competitor that Babitt beat for a world championship gold medal in June, and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Sean Babitt (on top) grapples with a teammate Thursday at Redemption MMA in Soldotna. Babitt won a division championship at the IBJJF World Championships June 1 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge notebook: Lightning on the Kenai Peninsula

I’ve been saying “Wow” a lot lately. A week ago, on Aug. 13, 48 lightning discharges occurred within 300 miles of the North Pole! The… Continue reading

Stars take 3 of 4 team titles at Nikiski Class Races

The smoke was mildly annoying. The hills were anything but. The cross-country season on the Kenai Peninsula kicked off Monday with the Nikiski Class Races… Continue reading

Results posted for inaugural Mineshaft Grinder in Hope

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area held the inaugural Mineshaft Grinder Race on Saturday in Hope. The Grinder is a series of bike and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Youngren takes 2nd among women, 3rd overall at Humpy’s Marathon

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren took second for the women and third overall Sunday in the Humpy’s Marathon in Anchorage, part of 2019 Anchorage RunFest. Keri Mcentee… Continue reading

Kahakauwila, Morin, Hyman win Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship titles

Kenai’s Charlie Kahakauwila, Homer’s Chris Morin and Soldotna’s Marianne Hyman won gross titles Sunday at the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship at windy… Continue reading

CIA soccer opens fall season with draw

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team opened its fall season by playing to a scoreless draw Saturday against Our Lady of the Valley in… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019

Homer opens XC season in Kodiak

The Homer Mariners got in their first cross-country meet of the season Saturday at Fort Abercrombie in Kodiak, competing against the Kodiak Bears. Kodiak swept… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019
Voznesenka senior and Homer quarterback Anthony Kalugin resists Kenai tackler Aiden Milburn during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game between the Mariners and Kardinals in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football falls to Kenai in season opener

The Kenai Central football team has once again established itself as one of the teams to beat on the Kenai Peninsula, though the Kards are… Continue reading

Voznesenka senior and Homer quarterback Anthony Kalugin resists Kenai tackler Aiden Milburn during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game between the Mariners and Kardinals in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kahakauwila has lead at Morgan Club Championship

Chris Morin will have to overcome four players if he wants to win his fifth Donald R. Morgan Club Championship in six years at Kenai… Continue reading

Friday football: SoHi routs West; Nikiski, Seward lose

The bad memories of last year’s season-opening loss are now a distant memory for the Soldotna Stars football program, which romped its way to a… Continue reading

Redington football notches big win over Nikiski

WASILLA — During their first three meetings with Nikiski, the Redington Huskies were outscored a combined 114-6 in a trio of losses to the Bulldogs.… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019

Hall, Aldridge win Soldotna Cycle Series week 7

Jim Hall biked to the 12-kilometer race victory Thursday night at the Soldotna Cycle Series week 7 race at Tsalteshi Trails. Hall nipped Brian Beeson… Continue reading