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Ninilchik fighter wins Bellator MMA debut

Mixed martial arts pro fighter Austin Vanderford picked up another career win Friday night at Bellator 215 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Vanderford, a Ninilchik native who… Continue reading

 

Dani McCormick nabs 2 top-5 finishes at GNAC championships

Soldotna middle distance runner Dani McCormick ran to two top-five finishes Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa,… Continue reading

 

Weekend hoops roundup: Kenai girls top Palmer, Seward; Seward boys beat Kenai

The host Kenai Central girls basketball team notched a 49-37 nonconference victory over Palmer on Friday. The Moose led 17-16 at the half, but Kenai… Continue reading

 

SoHi boys, Homer girls win borough ski meet relays

Saturday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships offered a small dose of redemption for the Soldotna boys team and a clutch victory for the Homer… Continue reading

SoHi girls sweep Wasilla; Stars boys pick up Saturday split

When it’s your year, it’s your year. And right now, the Soldotna girls are having a year. The Stars ticked another overdue win off their… Continue reading

Nikiski girls, Seward boys notch blowout wins

Friday’s Southcentral Conference matchup between host Nikiski and Seward featured a pair of blowouts — one not-so-surprising and the other surprising. The Nikiski girls notched… Continue reading

Brown Bears shut out Steel

The Kenai River Brown Bears continued the upswing they had been on before former head coach Josh Petrich resigned for personal reasons last weekend. The… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Kenai edges Homer boys in conference clash; Nikiski girls top Wasilla

The Kenai Central boys keep adding to the deepening battle for Southcentral Conference supremacy that appears headed to a tremendous clash in March’s conference tournament.… Continue reading

Steel defeat Bears in OT

The Kenai River Brown Bears of Dan Bogdan got off to a quick start, but lost a 2-1 overtime decision to the host Chippewa (Wisconsin)… Continue reading

A “listening session” was held and recorded in Cooper Landing this week as part of an organized effort to record community residents’ observations of change on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge notebook: Voices of the Kenai

By JOHN MORTON I’ve had the privilege recently to hear what other residents think about changes they have witnessed in their lifetimes here on the… Continue reading

A “listening session” was held and recorded in Cooper Landing this week as part of an organized effort to record community residents’ observations of change on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek)

Out of the Office: What a long, strange trip it’s been

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned this past year, it’s that sometimes you have to change your life, and sometimes your life changes you. Last… Continue reading

The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek)

SoHi JV squads take down CIA

The Soldotna JV programs both prevailed over the Cook Inlet Academy teams Tuesday night in nonconference play. The SoHi JV boys won 56-24, while the… Continue reading

Brown Bears, Petrich broke up amicably

To hear both sides tell it, former Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Josh Petrich and the organization broke up about as amicably as two… Continue reading

DiMarzio, Aldridge win Freezer Food Series ski race

Chuck DiMarzio and Morgan Aldridge won the final Freezer Food Series race of the season Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. DiMarzio finished the four-mile freestyle race… Continue reading

Brown Bears head coach Petrich resigns for personal reasons

Kenai River Brown Bears coach Josh Petrich has resigned for personal reasons, effective immediately, the organization announced in a press release Sunday afternoon. “We are… Continue reading

Fat Freddie’s 3: Caribou Hills never fail to tire, inspire

Fat bike racers hard at work in the third annual Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble. Snowmachiners whirring up and down the trails. Even a… Continue reading

Brown Bears split with IceRays

The Kenai River Brown Bears split with the Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays this weekend at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, winning 5-1 on Friday before… Continue reading

Saturday prep hoops roundup

The Soldotna and Kenai Central girls wrapped up play at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond Saturday afternoon with wins. SoHi defeated West Anchorage… Continue reading

Palmer girls, Colony boys take Region III ski meet

The 19-year streak of at least one peninsula team winning a Region III nordic ski championship was broken Saturday when the Palmer girls and Colony… Continue reading

Friday prep hoops roundup

A day after their perfect season came to an end, the Soldotna girls lost again in a 58-42 game to West Valley at the Lady… Continue reading